Welcome to Cheers Month

Cheers, one of the two or three greatest sitcoms ever, and one of the two or three most influential sitcoms ever, premiered 30 years ago on September 30. To mark the anniversary, we’ll be writing about Cheers intermittently throughout October here at Pop Culture Has AIDS.

Unlike a great many TV shows that were beloved, respected and lauded in their day, Cheers has held up remarkably well over the ensuing decades, and it has much to teach us about television as a form and about the series that have arrived in its wake.

The theme from Cheers was the first song I ever learned to play on the piano, so to get this started….

While you’re preparing yourself for the onslaught of Cheers posts to come, make sure you read this GQ oral history of the show, and Ken Levine’s response.

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