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'Cheers' (1982-1993) | 'Frasier' (1993-2004)

The show: Sometimes people need to take a break from all their worries. People like Norm (George Wendt), Cliff (John Ratzenberger) and Fraiser (Kelsey Grammer) get away by going to a place where everybody knows their names - Cheers. Set in Boston, the show's eponymous bar is owned by Sam Malone (Ted Danson). The spinoffs: "Frasier" follows Cheers' resident psychiatrist and radio host Dr. Frasier Crane after he moves back to his hometown Seattle and reunites with his father Martin (John Mahoney) and brother Niles (David Hyde Pierce). Cheers waitress Carla's (Rhea Perlman) ex-husband Nick Tortelli (Dan Hedaya) marries Loretta (Jean Kasem) in an episode of "Cheers," and the two star in "The Tortellis," the first "Cheers" spinoff that aired in 1987.
Mark J. Terrill, Reed Saxon / Associated Press
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