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A peek behind the bar at 'Cheers' on the show's 30th anniversary

On September 30th, 1982, a new show with a simple name, "Cheers," premiered.In honor of the show’s 30th anniversary, GQ magazine talked to the cast and crew about the drama and camaraderie behind the scenes of one of television's most loved situation comedies.For GQ’s full oral history of "Cheers" pick up an October issue or visit GQ.com .Here are some highlights:Co-creator Glen Charles on the concept of Cheers:  “'Fawlty Tower's was a favorite at that time, and so we started talking about hotel stories, and we found that a lot of the action was happening in the hotel bar. We actually thought of that while we were in a bar: ‘Why would anyone ever leave here?’”Amy Poehler on Cheers’ season finale:  “I could watch the series finale every day. When Danson turns the bar’s lights out, it’s that rare moment in TV where it feels incredibly real and earned and sweet. And that episode’s still packed with jokes, you know?"Ted Danson on playing hooky with Woody Harrelson, George Wendt, and John R...

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