Thursday, October 31, 2013

The best CHEERS Halloween costume ever

 
This gives me a great idea. How can I dress up in my BIG WAVE DAVE'S credit?

16 comments:

An (is my actual name) said...

Isn't that THE BEST?? He's @bbrett on Twitter, FYI.

Mike said...

Are you in the top half of the tree or the bottom half?

Hamid said...

This actually ties in neatly with a Friday question. I saw a rerun of Cheers the other night (a great one with Fred Dryer as an old buddy of Sam's who bets that Sam and Diane will break up in 24hrs), and even though I've seen the opening titles a gazillion times, I'd like to know where the paintings and photos came from? There's something rather haunting about seeing the old b&w photos of the very preppy looking young men holding aloft their drinks, knowing that they've all since passed on.

Sorry, things to do with history and the passage of time in movies and TV have a visceral effect on me. Incidentally, that's why I loved Midnight In Paris so much.

An (is my actual name) said...

Hamid:

As luck would have it, there's a recent article related to both subjects HERE

LouOCNY said...

Hamid - They come from This book

Yes - they are pictures of KANSAS drunks!

benson said...

@ An Thank you for the link.

One thing I find interesting and timely today is the one slide where the bartender is holding a newspaper that says "We Win". Timely as the "local" team on Cheers is the Red Sox, and interesting because, when I was growing up, I saw that picture and it was from Brooklyn after the Dodgers won their first World Series in 1955. So it's not even really from Boston.

LouOCNY said...

ok - SOME of them are Kansas drunks...

benson said...

Lou, I'm guessing the slides are a compilation from Kansas and Brooklyn, a logical marriage if there ever was one :)

Another thought came to mind, too. With newspapers essentially dead, will people celebrating championships hold up their Ipads?

Hamid said...

Thanks An and LouOCNY! Very interesting stuff. It's funny, I always thought I was alone in assuming the people in the title sequence were meant to correspond with each cast member's name, but the writer of that article did too!

VincentS said...

Cool!

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Jeffro said...

Bah! A fancy dress party costume? Yes. A Halloween costume? Definitely not. They're supposed to be spooky looking, people!

Dana Gabbard said...

Benson asked:

Another thought came to mind, too. With newspapers essentially dead, will people celebrating championships hold up their Ipads?

One year George Bush held a press conference to tout the Budget that year was being released only in electronic format. He awkwardly held up a laptop to show it off. Depository libraries ended up getting it in hardcopy via the Congressional document distribution which was expanded to be item 0556-C for all depositories. Quietly the poweres-that-be reverted to having it also available in hardcopy thereafter.

McAlvie said...

Very clever, and instantly recognizable, too!

Hamid - I always believed the photos were meant to represent the characters as well. In fact, I believe that the opening did change slightly when the character of Woody was added. There was a youngish guy, a busboy, perhaps, in the background of one earlier picture who was then featured more prominantly in the opening credits.

Positive Attitude said...

Next year, I am going to go as Jeffro and mouth off to anyone not wearing a spooky Halloween costume - including little kids.

Anonymous said...

Friday Question:
Would it be a stretch to think that the boy with the fake ID in the first episode was the man who knocked on Cheers door at the end of the last episode?