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Cheers quality in the later years

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    05BlackV605

    [1]Oct 31, 2006
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    Hi all,

    I've been a cheers fan for a while, but have really never seen the episodes after the current DVD release of season 8. I've heard the show kind of tanked from season 8 on. Is this true?

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    chipsaugratin

    [2]Oct 31, 2006
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    As usual, that is a matter of personal opinion.  I've always thought that the final year-and-a-half included a lot of very strong, very funny episodes. And there are many good, memorable episodes and moments in season 9 and the rest of season 10.
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    Spartan2k88

    [3]Oct 31, 2006
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    not at all, i think that the last seasons had some of the better episodes
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    HelloStuart

    [4]Oct 31, 2006
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    From what I've seen, the show bottomed out from a creative standpoint around Year 10, then somehow rebounded in Year 11; you could probably say the same thing happened to "Frasier." This might be credited to the fact that several writers from the early seasons of both shows returned to let both programs go out with a bang, or at least on a creative high note.
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    Spartan2k88

    [5]Nov 1, 2006
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    it started to get back on track at the end of season 10 with episodes like "Rich Man, Wood Man", "Bar Wars VI" and "Here's Cliffy". I think it had a lot to do with the terrible baby plot
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    HelloStuart

    [6]Nov 2, 2006
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    Spartan2k88 wrote:
    it started to get back on track at the end of season 10 with episodes like "Rich Man, Wood Man", "Bar Wars VI" and "Here's Cliffy". I think it had a lot to do with the terrible baby plot.

    I totally agree. Don't forget "One Hugs, The Other Doesn't."
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    05BlackV605

    [7]Nov 4, 2006
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    How big of a part did the baby plot play in 9 and 10?

    The family and I are currently tring to decide wether we want to get the complete series of Cheers and Frasier or stop when it gets goofier. We have Cheers 1-8 and Fraisier 1-3 right now. Honestly, I'd say go for all of them, but I just want to find out how bad it is or if it isn't THAT bad.....if that makes sense.

    Edited on 11/04/2006 1:50pm
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    Spartan2k88

    [8]Nov 4, 2006
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    Cheers was never really bad...even though the "baby" plot was pretty bad, the episodes were still good. Well, the baby storyline was only for one season anyways, and it wasn't terrible, so you should still go for the whole series. There's also some very good episodes amidst that season, so you definately need to continue!
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    chipsaugratin

    [9]Nov 6, 2006
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    Whether or not the baby "plot" was good is not necessarily the same question as whether the show or the episodes were good or funny.

    So, yes, keep collecting.....  if CBS/Paramount ever gets around to releasing seasons 9, 10 & 11.

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    seinfeld111690

    [10]Nov 6, 2006
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    05BlackV605 wrote:

    Hi all,

    I've been a cheers fan for a while, but have really never seen the episodes after the current DVD release of season 8. I've heard the show kind of tanked from season 8 on. Is this true?



    No that is not true, the show was still just as good.
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    05BlackV605

    [11]Nov 6, 2006
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    chipsaugratin wrote:

    Whether or not the baby "plot" was good is not necessarily the same question as whether the show or the episodes were good or funny.

    So, yes, keep collecting.....  if CBS/Paramount ever gets around to releasing seasons 9, 10 & 11.

    Yeah what's up with that action? It's been a long time since 8s release.

    And why did they release 11 of Frasier before 9 and 10?

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    HelloStuart

    [12]Nov 6, 2006
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    05BlackV605 wrote:
    chipsaugratin wrote:

    Whether or not the baby "plot" was good is not necessarily the same question as whether the show or the episodes were good or funny.

    So, yes, keep collecting.....  if CBS/Paramount ever gets around to releasing seasons 9, 10 & 11.

    Yeah what's up with that action? It's been a long time since 8s release.

    And why did they release 11 of Frasier before 9 and 10?


    To promote the final season; the grand finale aired two months before the DVD set was released.
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    Diogo22

    [13]Nov 28, 2006
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    in fact several NBC shows released their newest season in 2004, like Law and order, season 14, and SVU, season 5. in the case of Frasier it just happened that the most recent was the last one, but it could as easily have been the 9th or 10th.
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    Zypherix

    [14]Nov 30, 2006
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    There are some great eps in seasons 9 and 10.. such as when Rebecca and Sam babysit Carla's kids.
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    sheltonlee

    [15]Nov 30, 2006
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    I really like the ones where Sam gets into conflict with his upstairs neighbour John Allen Hill, especially the one where the regulars at the bar take bets as to when Sam will go insane as a result of Hill erecting a wall between the bar and the toilets/pool room. Brilliant!

    Shelton
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    drwoowoocl

    [16]Dec 3, 2006
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    Well,speaking for myself,I thought the show lost something after Shelley Long left,mostly because I dont think Kirstie Alley was as funny,and I thought there was too much emphasis on physical humor during that time.Though I did like some of the final season episodes.
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    ScreamingViking

    [17]Dec 13, 2006
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    the show has always been good
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    IronMike778

    [18]Jan 14, 2007
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    As much as it pains me to admit it, yes, Cheers tanked bad in the end.  Beware of the Robin Colcord years....there are some horrible episodes.  Seasons 1-7 are fantastic but I would suggest skipping everything after that except the final episode.  Not only do I think that now, but I clearly remember thinking that back when it was happening on Thursday nights.  It could be painful at times.

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    drudager

    [19]Mar 30, 2012
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    In the latter years, the Sam Malone character got pretty dumb. To the point that it was like he regressed to a much younger man; to almost childish & naive. To quote (probably from a later Gary episode) a meek line: "....Tha... that's not fair." It's like he got easily rattled.

    BUT... even on Cheer's worst days, it was still way better than most shows; especially in this day & age. But it definitely got much lighter with much less drama later on. Basically it went from a Dramody to a slapstick jokefest.
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