“Cheers,” huh? #socs

I mean, this would be simple enough if the prompt was “cheer,” but it’s “cheers.” Well, I’ll just go with “cheer” and hope no one notices.

The prompt in its original form begs to be used to discuss the TV show Cheers, but since I waited this week to see how many others talked about it, I don’t want to go with that, other than to say I thought Frasier, which followed Dr. Frasier Crane from Boston to Seattle, was funnier. Still, there was this one scene in the original show, and I haven’t been able to find it on YouTube, where two prim-and-proper elderly ladies stop into Cheers and start out ordering tea, and it escalates from there until they order shots and beers, “Wild Turkey and Bud.” Carla walks away, telling them “I’ll run a tab.”

I had a friend from North Carolina who raved on and on (and he could rave on and on) about Cheerwine, a kind of soda (or pop, or Coke, or whatever you call it where you are) made from cherries. I tried it, and it’s awful, but to each his own.

Cheerleading has gone from an activity where the prettiest girls in school stand around in short skirts and tennis shoes shaking pom-poms to a real athletic event. There was always a certain amount of athleticism involved, but now… It’s real competitive, too, I guess because now universities are recruiting cheerleaders and offering full scholarships. I’m really amazed there aren’t more serious injuries with some of the stunts they try, especially the smaller ones, who end up getting thrown up in the air. I mean, I can see them really getting injured if the ones who are supposed to catch them, don’t.

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14 thoughts on ““Cheers,” huh? #socs

  1. Oh Em Gee, John, you don’t like Cheerwine?!?
    I loooooove Cheerwine, and it is extra bad for me, cause caffeine and red dye, but I do, now and again, buy the lil four-pack at the Cracker Barrel, because John, OUR GROCERS DON’T CARRY IT!
    Frasier was the best spin-off ever, I love Frasier ❤


    1. I think they sell it in a limited area. We don’t get it here. I tried it in Raleigh, and was not impressed. But, to each their own, or as the Romans said, “De gustibus non est disputandum.”

      Of all the spinoffs ever made, “Frasier” might have been the best.

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  2. I think FRASIER was the funniest TV show of all time. And by far. (I left a comment on Birgit’s recent blog bit about that.)

    The writing was phenomenal, and unlike most TV shows, it didn’t dumb things down for the audience. It was a smart show, written by smart writers, for smarter’n average people. If the viewer did not have a pretty decent and diverse education, he or she was going to miss many of the subtly sly jokes about art, history, literature, psychology, etc.

    ~ D-FensDogG
    STMcC Presents ‘Battle Of The Bands’


    1. It’s funny watching Frasier and Niles desperately trying to fit in with the hoi polloi, because it makes them miserable. That’s where a lot of the humor comes from. Maybe all of it.


    1. He is, and it’s worked against Kelsey Grammer, who’s a fine actor who you don’t see much of (at least I don’t). I hear he was great in that show “Boss,” which I haven’t seen.

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