Friday, July 11, 2008

CHEERS gag reel

When you're on a series, one of the highlights of the wrap party is the gag reel. Kudos to all the editors who save the out-takes and put these together. Here's one from CHEERS from the second season. A tradition on CHEERS and many other shows is to end with a montage of all the guest actors who appeared throughout the season. To fully enjoy this gag reel you must be like we were at the time -- drunk on our asses. So grab four beers and come along.

12 comments:

Amy Motta said...

Loved it. Thanks.

Jerad said...

Honestly growing up (born in '79) I always thought the paintings were supposed to be of the characters, and thought the painters must have been horrible as the pictures looked nothing like the actors.

But thanks for the gag reel, that was fun.

emily said...

"It's the only line I know."
Precious, and pure Coach.
Thanks Ken.

Gail Renard said...

Thanks for sharing, Ken. I hope you know how often you make our day!

Dago T said...

It would take a shit-load more than four beers for any of this dreck to be funny. It's just people making mistakes -- hardy-freakin-har.

About the only thing this "gag" reel proves is that actors aren't shit w/out writers.

Barefoot Billy Aloha said...

Wonderful! Thank you.

jbryant said...

dago t: So actors going up on their lines proves they "aren't shit w/out writers?" Not following that logic. If a script doesn't read well, does it prove that writers aren't shit w/out actors?

If you're saying that their ad libs aren't funny, well, that still doesn't "prove" anything about their acting abilities. It just proves they made a lame ad lib.

Max Clarke said...
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Max Clarke said...

Excellent. Didn't know this was available.

You know you're a fan, though, when you remember the line they were supposed to say. Sam was supposed to say he'd driven up to Vermont so much, they changed the sign to "Welcome, Sam."

My favorite Coach line might be one from the pilot episode. Diane visits Cheers for the first time. She asks Coach, "Where is your bathroom?" Coach answers, "Right next to my bedroom."

Mary Stella said...

Ken, that was fun to watch, even without four beers!

Over the few years of reading your blog, you've shared a lot of great stories from M*A*S*H, Cheers, Frasier and Wings, but I don't remember many from Dharma & Greg. I'd particularly like to hear how they wound up casting that ensemble.

growingupartists said...

Just when I'd lost all hope that my kids would grow up with the same theme songs we know...Taylor (age 6) and I sang a duet, thanks!

Steven said...

I thought maybe there were going to be some mistakes in the opening credits. Like the bartender holding up a newspaper saying "WE LOSE."