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Cheers Weekly

George Tsakiridis and Randy Woodbury embark on a weekly rewatch of the classic TV sitcom Cheers in a podcast that engages classic television, 80's pop culture, and nostalgic euphoria. George is an actor/writer from Chicago, IL and Randy is a screenwriter currently based out of London.
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Aug 1, 2022

After a little summer remodeling, Cheers Weekly is back open for business! And there may be major changes on the horizon for our gang! Is Rebecca rushing back from San Diego to propose to Sam? Will Plan Z prove effective? Who is Sam's annual Valentine Day fling with? And most importantly, what exactly has Frasier done to the Dickens canon? So don't be a wussy little 'fraidy cat and enjoy "I'm Getting My Act Together and Sticking It In Your Face" and "Sam Time Next Year"! (S9E17 starts 17:20/ S9E18 starts 40:40)

May 23, 2022

Robin is being released from prison and wants a new start - with Rebecca as his bride!  But will Rebecca be able to take that next step given Robin's new financial situation?  Plus, with the jukebox on the fritz, a karoke machine fills the void with some hidden singing talent.  Order up your favorite Righteous Brothers song and enjoy "The Days of Wine and Neuroses" and "Wedding Bell Blues" (S9E15 starts 12:50 / S9E16 starts 35:20)

Apr 25, 2022
Carla educates us on the Death Dream and the Death Walk while Woody educates us on the Boston Merchants Coupon Book.  And John Allen Hill is not happy about it nor Sam's interest in his daughter.  Order up a round for the entire bar, pay for it with coupons and enjoy "Honor Thy Mother" and "Achilles Hill"!  (S9E13 starts 13:10 / S9E14 starts 38:45)
Apr 18, 2022

Norm and Cliff get bored and cause chaos in the bar while Woody deals with a new character to the Cheers canon, Henri from France!  Will he truly steal Woody's girlfriend?  Will Sam truly cut up Frasier's gold card?  Order up a couple of Truly hard seltzers and enjoy "Norm and Cliff's Excellent Adventure" and "Woody Interrupts"!  (S9E11 starts 11:30 / S9E12 starts 37:25)

Mar 28, 2022

The introduction of John Allen Hill.  The attempted burning of Donald Duck.  And the national roll-out of new drink sensenation Veggie-Boy!!  If none of those make you laugh, then Dr. Crane would like a few minutes with you and a pocketwatch.  Order up a case of Veggie-Boy and enjoy "Bad Neighbor Sam" and "Veggie-Boyd"! (S9E9 starts 8:35 / S9E10 starts 31:00)

Mar 14, 2022

A little change of pace for our episodes this week.  We start with a classic episode highlighted by a tiny voice of power.  We end with a celebration of the first 200 episodes of our beloved series.  Something for everyone and happiness all around!  Enjoy "Breaking In is Hard to Do" and "The 200th Episode Special"!  (S9E7 starts 7:10 / S9E8 starts 33:33)

Feb 21, 2022

Ma Clavin returns from Florida and the dog racing scene has not been kind to her.  There is a construction project outside the bar that's not being kind to the patrons.  And the closing of the Hungry Heifer is not being kind to Norm's outlook on life.  But Cheers Weekly is here to brighten up your spirits!  And, if not, at least the fudge volcano will be open for an extra hour!  Enjoy "Ma Always LIked You Best" and "Grease"!  (S9E5 starts 10:50 / S9E6 stars 25:20)

Feb 7, 2022

There is nothing more you can ask from these two episodes.  Ms. Miracle-Buff, bartender Earl from the Cubs, Robin in an inmate tennis tourney and Carla noticing the cut of Cliff's jib.  So order up a couple of drafts (as long as the price hasn't gone up) and enjoy "Rebecca Redux" and "Where Nobody Knows Your Name"! (S9E3 starts 9:10 / S9E4 starts 30:05)

Jan 24, 2022

The bar is back open for Season 9 and there are some quite significant changes at Cheers.  Not only is there a new waitress, but the bar is under new management!  And one of the richest people in the world is in jail...AND Kevin McHale stops by!  All that plus you get George and Randy's take on the new Spiderman movie!  Gather your crew together and enjoy "Love is a Really, Really Perfectly Okay Thing" and "Cheers Fouls Out"!  (S9E1 starts 13:15 / S9E2 starts 35:50)

Dec 6, 2021

It is the finale of season 8 and the Cheers gang is deep into corporate intrigue, insider trading and how best to move an antique desk that happens to be filled with ice and beer!  Law enforcement is hot on the trail of Robin - will he bolt the country or come back for his true love?  And to top everything off...George and Randy pick their Bottle Service episode for the season!  Sit back, grab a couple fudgsicles and enjoy "Cry Hard" and "Cry Harder"! (S8E25 starts 10:15 / S8E26 starts 31:35)

Nov 22, 2021

An iconic cold open with a reference to the Laker Girls.  Rebecca channeling her inner Ralph Nader.  Carla clashing with the Doctors' Crane over the role of psychics. And a steamy elevator scene that Randy thinks was patterned after an Aerosmith song.  All that plus a very important PSA from George on relationships.  Order up some Baileys and enjoy "The Ghost and Mrs. LeBec" and "Mr. Otis Regrets"!  (S8E23 starts 9:35 / S8E24 starts 27:55)

Oct 25, 2021

A long negotiated-truce with Gary's Olde Towne Tavern seems to be in jeopardy as St. Patrick's Day looms on the horizon.  How will Gary enact his revenge?  Also Kelly announces she is spending the summer in Europe - how will Woody deal with this test of distance on his budding relationship? And as a bonus, some classic Norm entrances that can't be missed!  Order up some Shirley Temples and enjoy "Bar Wars III: The Return of Tecumseh" and "Loverboyd"!  (S8E21 starts - 12:25 / S8E22 starts - 29:55)

Oct 18, 2021

It is a battle for the ages!  The rematch of a titanic struggle between two superpowers that last resulted in America breaking free from England's grasp!  And our conquering heroes this time around isn't Washington versus King George, it's even better.  It's Sammy Malone versus Robby Colcord in a bar games battle royal!  And our undercard is also quite impressive - Carla inherits some big bucks while Woody embraces nudity on stage.  Order up a couple of pints of thick, warm ale and enjoy "Indoor Fun with Sammy and Robby" and "Fifty-Fifty Carla"!  (S8E19 starts - 9:20 / S8E20 starts - 29:10)

Sep 27, 2021

We get Woody trying to win over the last member of the Gaines family and getting more than he bargains for.  We get the "We Are The Champions" cold open.  We get Frasier running with scissors.  We get the future bestseller "Good Girls, Bad Boys".  Could you ask for anything more?  I think not.  Order up a couple coconut cocktails and enjoy "Woody or Won't He?" and "Severe Crane Damage"!  (S8E17 starts 13:20 / S8E18 starts 31:40)

Sep 20, 2021

The bar is back open and marking a historical milestone in Cheers lore.  For it is a two-part celebration of the next steps Rebecca Howe and Robin Colcord have taken in their budding romance.  However, Robin is caught by Sam having multiple flowers in the bouquet.  Has Rebecca found true love with her sweet baby?  Will Sam be a true friend and expose Robin's lies.  And more importantly, which bar patron will win the Cheers betting pool regarding Rebecca and Robin's next steps?  All that plus you will finally find out how many taters Yaz hit.  Order up some bubbly and enjoy "Finally! Part 1" and "Finally! Part 2".  (S8E15 starts 12:10 / S8E16 starts 31:25)

Aug 30, 2021

School is back in session across the United States as well as at our  favorite bar!  Rebecca's favorite college professor returns to Boston only to divert her focus to continuing education with Sammy.  Plus we get to watch the legendary Alex Trebek guest star as Cliff's bucket list gets reduced by one as he earns a spot on Jeopardy!  All that plus Sam's little black book has been stolen and the gang pulls out all the stops to garner its return!  Head on down to roller rink, order a couple sodas and enjoy "Sammy and the Professor" and "What is...Cliff Clavin?"!  (S8E13 starts 8:00 / S8E14 starts 27:00)

Aug 9, 2021

A serious rift has emerged across the Cheers landscape.  First, between Norm and his secretary, Doris.  Then between Sam and Robin's opinion of him. But most importantly, between George and Randy and their respective ratings of these episodes.  Who is right?  Who is wrong? The public hasn't been split on such an important question since "Who shot J.R.?"  So choose a side, order up some scotch and  enjoy "Feeble Attraction" and "Sam Ahoy"!  (S8E11 starts 11:10 / S8E12 starts 31:25)

Aug 2, 2021

The gang at Cheers serve a dual purpose this week - first class entertainment and educational lessons worthy of a masterclass.  From method acting to inflationary monetary policy of the 80s to defeating security systems, one will walk away as smart as Cliff Clavin after these episodes.  Plus, find out which of the men of Cheers is most manly in the beard department.  (And a public service warning this week - the core of the 2016 Cubs were dismantled during taping and we take some time to reflect).  Soak up couple of IPAs and enjoy "Two Girls for Every Boyd" and "The Art of the Steal"!  (S8E9 starts 13:35 / S8E10 starts 37:30)

Jul 26, 2021

Here lies the body (I mean career) of Eddie Lebec (I mean Jay Thomas) - are we here to celebrate the character, mourn the man or a little both of both?  A classic episode where Carla's ice-capade skating husband tragically meets his demise with a large dose of real-life backstory as the cause.  Plus, an attempt to perform a religious ceremony on newly-named Frederick Crane goes awry while becoming intertwined with a failing retirement party in the bar.  All that, plus you get the honor of learning how to play Hide Bob's Pants!  Order up some sacramental wine and enjoy "Death Takes a Holiday on Ice" and "For Real Men Only"! (S8E7 starts 12:50 / S8E8 starts 38:40)

Jun 28, 2021

What would it take for you to sell your most prized possession in life? Just ask Sam.  How do you get a group of lazy employees to do their jobs?  Norm has some insight.  And all of this is happening while the Cranes are waiting for their baby to arrive and Rebecca is focused on the 100th anniversary of the bar!  Order up a few beers at five cents a pop and enjoy "The Two Faces of Norm" and "The Stork Brings a Crane"! (S8E5 starts - 13:40 / S8E6 starts - 33:55)

Jun 7, 2021

If one were to place a bet on which is most likely, where would you wager your hard-earned money?  That Sam would be able to successfully recreate Cheers in one of the most crime-ridden neighborhoods of Boston OR that Cliff would successfully navigate a romantic relationship with a returning Maggie O'Keefe?  And as a bonus, we learn a valuable life lesson from Frasier regarding what NOT to do in Lamaze class.  Grab some pork rinds and pretzels and enjoy "A Bar is Born" and "How to Marry a Mailman"!  (S8E3 starts 9:40 / S8E4 starts 23:05)

May 31, 2021

The bar is back open for Season 8 and the game has changed!  Just as Sam and Rebecca are ready to take the plunge into a real relationship, in enters a key part of the Cheers canon, Robin Colcord (played by the wonderful Roger Rees)!  Will Rebecca finally achieve her dreams?  Will Sam finally give up?   All this plus Baby Crane is on the way soon!  Order up a couple Corona and limes and enjoy the two-part "The Improbable Dream"!  (S8E1 starts - 9:40 / S8E2 starts - 29:30) 

May 3, 2021

A season finale for the ages!  First, you get the normal top shelf product with reviews of S7E21 "Sisterly Love" and S7E22 "The Visiting Lecher". Then you get the bonus of the season 7 bottle service winner.  But the grand prize...an interview with Cheers executive producer and writer, Phoef Sutton!!!!  Invite some friends, grab a crate of the good wine from the basement and enjoy!  (Interview starts: 9:40 / S7E21 starts 1:13:48 / S7E22 starts 1:39:00)

Apr 26, 2021

If this were a Seinfeld episode, it would be called "The Song".  If this were a Friends episode, it would be called "The One with The Song".  It's the Song.  Woody's Song.  That's all that needs to be said.  Count up your gambling winnings, order up a some martinis and enjoy "The Gift of the Woodi" and "Call Me Irresponsible"!  (S7E19 starts 8:35 / S7E20 starts 31:25)

Apr 12, 2021

A turning point in the history of Cheers as over the course of two episodes, Sam starts realizing some of his deep emotional and character flaws.  But does it work as comedy gold?  Is it more of "Slimy Sam", as Randy puts it, that's difficult to laugh along with? Or is it the long but progressively improving growth in a character's journey as George would contend?  Plus we get multiple chances to discuss Sam's hair and the most powerful use of the word "maybe" in sitcom history.  Order up some lobster, be sure to eat everything including the green stuff, and enjoy "Hot Rocks" and "What's Up, Doc?"!  (S7E17 starts - 6:45 / S7E18 starts - 28:30)

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