These Sitcoms Changed the Way We Laughed in the '80s

Published on October 10, 2021


The idea of a “third place” where everyone goes after home and work. A place where everyone knows your name and a community comes together to socialize is the backbone to the successful TV show "Cheers". Many serious issues were tackled with a sense of humor and the show created a place where classes had no boundaries. Frasier could sit across from Cliff and Norm and they all had an equal sense of belonging. The bartender Sam Malone played by Ted Danson goes from a womanizing form ballplayer to someone who grows up more and more throughout the show. "Cheers" also had famous actors in the show like Kirstine Alley, Kelsey Grammer, and Woody Harrelson.