Ted Danson Struggled to Play Sam Malone on Cheers

  • Published on Sep 26, 2018
  • Ted Danson talks about watching pig racing with Seth's son Ashe, his experience at the 2018 Emmy Awards and why he struggled to play Sam Malone on Cheers.
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Comments • 340

  • Gwyn Buckley
    Gwyn Buckley 2 hours ago

    If you want to find out what Danson thinks about Cheers, skip the first 5 minutes!

  • Shane Folan
    Shane Folan 9 hours ago

    ''and I don't think anybody on that show ever did a shot''. Do your research...


  • Tom Jones
    Tom Jones 3 days ago

    Saw Sam Malone. Clicked video. Realized it was Seth Myers, blocked channel.

  • Rajas A
    Rajas A 7 days ago

    As I was watching the good place, I didn't realize that this guy was in Cheers till the moment I saw him pretend to be a Bartender on the show.

  • modern studies
    modern studies 9 days ago

    Life's been good to Ted

  • R T
    R T 11 days ago

    Hey did u twig, Ted Dansons wig. He plays Sam on cheers, he's got big ears. He likes to roam with a mop on his dome.

  • Barath Vedant
    Barath Vedant 11 days ago

    It's at 4:40 no need to thank me

  • Gerry Durran
    Gerry Durran 12 days ago

    Hey Ted is woopie still blowing you??

  • David Brown
    David Brown 15 days ago +2

    It took 5:00 min to get to the part about Sam Malone......click bait!

  • Owen Fitzgerald
    Owen Fitzgerald 15 days ago

    Nearly 4 minutes 40 seconds before they get to the title story.

  • PRHILL9696
    PRHILL9696 17 days ago

    Becker was much better

  • Dan Dillinger
    Dan Dillinger 20 days ago

    Well...that was a bit lackluster.

  • bronco devil
    bronco devil 24 days ago +1

    Just watched Body Heat again. Love Teds scenes in that.

  • SaveTheWorldRadio
    SaveTheWorldRadio 25 days ago

    People deserve medals for pretending this lame host is amusing or fun to talk to

  • Jay Vizzle
    Jay Vizzle 25 days ago

    Can't believe I sat through this annoying show for 7 minutes to hear a minute and a half about Sam Malone

  • L J.C
    L J.C 26 days ago +7

    Loved cheers. Every late Friday night UK.

  • Woody Jagla
    Woody Jagla 28 days ago

    ,,, he was the best in Becker.

  • Steing Groburf
    Steing Groburf 28 days ago +1

    Impressive if he dyed his hair he would look 40/50.

    • Jacob Christner
      Jacob Christner 25 days ago

      Steing Groburf Or 80. The grey looks awesome on him.

  • Frank Lyons
    Frank Lyons Month ago +1

    this guy actually fucked whoopi goldberg. disgusting beyond measure.

  • ThisorThat
    ThisorThat Month ago

    So will he give all the money back ?

  • Best Ever Epic Millennial

    epic, best ever

  • bubanner
    bubanner Month ago +1

    Eatn pigs is gross.🤢🤢🤢🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮😱

    • Michael Rawson
      Michael Rawson 27 days ago

      Sure beats the HELL out of starvin' though!!!

  • Nich Hodge
    Nich Hodge Month ago +1

    I only came to hear about him talk about Cheers 🍻 I've been watching Cheers again (for the first time 28yrs) as they've been putting it on breakfast tv 6:55am - 7:20 and 7:20 - 7:45 and they started from the beginning (I was born in 81 so I missed those early episodes). And it's followed by 2 shows of Frasier (which they've had on breakfast tv for years I've seen all the episodes now about 5 times)

  • Audrey Scanlon
    Audrey Scanlon Month ago +8

    Ted Danson has aged amazingly well

  • Roger D. Dog
    Roger D. Dog Month ago

    .... and slicing lemons Ted... really well as it happens! I still do the towel over the shoulder when cooking. I guess that's where I got it from; and still watching cheers as they're rerunning it on British TV right now. Still loving it!

  • Jay Wilson
    Jay Wilson Month ago

    Man, Seth hasn't gotten any more natural or better at that job, clearly.

  • Dokklang Kanokwan
    Dokklang Kanokwan Month ago

    I love ted danson 😍 fanclab from thailand ❤😘

  • Carlton Proctor
    Carlton Proctor 2 months ago

    If you want a great example of his acting range check him out as Lowenstein in Body Heat... an early 1980s film noire with Kathleen Turner... her first film role.

  • mericet39
    mericet39 2 months ago

    Why is it that all US TV chat shows have a city at night backdrop?

  • Chestnut Moon
    Chestnut Moon 2 months ago

    Ted Dansen showed up in black face with Whoopi Goldberg at the Friars Club and nothing was said,Why now if Virginia where it seems every white Democrat wore Black Face.neither celebrity was affected.

  • Karen Deaton
    Karen Deaton 2 months ago +2

    I still enjoy Becker reruns.

  • John Lester
    John Lester 2 months ago +1

    Ted Danson played a black face character at a roast with his then lover Whoopie Goldberg. He repeatedly said the n word and ate a watermelon. But that's fine because he's a good liberal. If a conservative had done that they could kiss their career goodbye!

    • John Lester
      John Lester 26 days ago

      +bojack40 So like I said as long as you're a good little liberal you can say or do whatever you want. I see the governor of Virginia is still in place. Rosanne Barr tweets some nonsense about Susan Rice and loses her show. Now tell me there's no double standard.

    • John Lester
      John Lester 26 days ago

      +bojack40 Intent and motivation? He was a WHITE GUY MOCKING BLACK PEOPLE...🤣

    • bojack40
      bojack40 26 days ago

      John Lester intent and motivation do matter of course

  • Gerry Dooley
    Gerry Dooley 2 months ago

    I actually think that Ted is gay or at the very least, bi. Not that there is anything wrong with that.

    • Michael Rawson
      Michael Rawson 27 days ago +1

      There's something wrong with thinking it without so much as a shred of proof! And when ALL available evidence points completely and irrefutably in the OTHER direction!

  • drlee2
    drlee2 3 months ago +1

    Sam Malone=Top 5 TV character ever

  • Dustin Nunez
    Dustin Nunez 3 months ago +4

    Dr John Becker

  • Izzi Michaels
    Izzi Michaels 3 months ago

    that show was a struggle to watch

  • MultiXmen2011
    MultiXmen2011 3 months ago +3

    Wow Ted wearing a great wig I can't even tell

  • Natrina Perkins
    Natrina Perkins 3 months ago

    How did I not know about mini pig racing?

  • Famcheese
    Famcheese 3 months ago

    i cant imagine ted playing anyone else other than sam malone at this point lol

    • Michael Rawson
      Michael Rawson 27 days ago

      Look up the US Sitcom 'Becker' just stunning! And hilarious!!!

  • No Bozos
    No Bozos 3 months ago

    I love Ted Danson.

  • Iztok g
    Iztok g 3 months ago

    seth meyers boring a.f.

  • Meat Hammer
    Meat Hammer 3 months ago


  • Y I Y I
    Y I Y I 3 months ago

    What a man. My oh my

  • peter papadimitriou
    peter papadimitriou 3 months ago

    the shows were great back in the day

  • peter papadimitriou
    peter papadimitriou 3 months ago

    Ted was great as Sam on cheers, back when TV was TV

  • Neutral Observer.
    Neutral Observer. 4 months ago

    Best American sit com by miles .......CHEERS!!!

  • General Patzer
    General Patzer 4 months ago

    Why didn't they talk about how he used to bang Whoopi Goldberg???

    • Michael Rawson
      Michael Rawson 27 days ago

      General patzer:... it's very old water under the bridge and an entirely uninteresting topic anyway!

    • Shane Ryan
      Shane Ryan 4 months ago +1

      General Patzer he didn’t get asked about it dumbass .

  • Robert Svorinich
    Robert Svorinich 4 months ago

    Sam Malone, my favorite bartender. How were you able to stay sober being a former alcoholic. You're the man.

  • D800Lover
    D800Lover 4 months ago

    So Ted Danson is in real life is the opposite of Sam Malone. Interesting.

  • Dan The Man
    Dan The Man 4 months ago

    Seth is a leftist twit.

  • T J
    T J 4 months ago

    remember when late night show hosts used to be funny?

  • Jack Flash
    Jack Flash 4 months ago

    not going to waste my time with the video, but, let me guess. because he is a sensitive sissy boy?

    • Michael Rawson
      Michael Rawson 27 days ago

      Guess again meat-head! Should've watched the the video, then 2 things would've happened, 1)you'd have found out what those of us who watched now all know. 2)you'd have looked FAR LESS of a plank than you definitely do currently, simply by commenting when you knew nothing...!

  • James Allen
    James Allen 4 months ago +1

    I loved Cheers. But Ted? He married my crush, and I can't let that go.

  • J Thompson
    J Thompson 4 months ago

    4:37 is where it starts

  • John Paradise
    John Paradise 4 months ago +1

    Isn’t Ted Danson vegan?

  • Grunthos The Flatulent
    Grunthos The Flatulent 4 months ago

    The good place is PERFECT. You are welcome

  • communistjesus
    communistjesus 4 months ago

    what noise does a pig make?......... let us wait until the biggest most disgusting swine,aka Donald J. Trump, on trial for selling the USA out to Russia.. I say he's going to squeallllllllll.......oink,oink

  • communistjesus
    communistjesus 4 months ago

    the little piggies in the story should be turn into: Tacos de carnitas,tacos de chorizo and tacos Al pastor AKA Shepherd style tacos... you haven't lived until you have tried Shepherd style tacos....

  • Dabunny Rabbit
    Dabunny Rabbit 4 months ago +3

    Damn, he's still gorgeous.

  • Steve Birks
    Steve Birks 4 months ago

    That seth guy seems nervous talking Ted Danson ?
    LOVED Cheers back in the 80s made sure tape was set so I miss an episode -didnt finnish work (hospital) 9.15 sometimes later !
    My lovely daughters got me the Cheers box set for Xmas one year
    Ted being nervous suprised me seemed a natural !

  • captain spazma
    captain spazma 4 months ago

    He looks like a 35 year old who has died his hair Gray.

  • Zack Kolin
    Zack Kolin 6 months ago


  • Wewe Mcrhyne
    Wewe Mcrhyne 6 months ago

    I’ve seen a mini pig race at a pumpkin patch

  • SHAdaKID
    SHAdaKID 6 months ago +7

    My boy Ted Danson. Sam Malone was the man.

  • Lala Ghana-Love
    Lala Ghana-Love 6 months ago +4

    It's amazing how great some of these actors are. I would think he was always a natural with the ladies.

  • You're Right but...
    You're Right but... 6 months ago +120

    You know whats better than Ted Danson? Ted Singin and Danson

    • F E
      F E 2 months ago +2

      The Judge Judy avatars made it even better 🤣

    • Jaci Whitfield
      Jaci Whitfield 4 months ago +3

      No... just... no. Put that joke back in the jail cell and lock it away.

  • Matthew Longo
    Matthew Longo 6 months ago

    Ted Danson's second act has been even better than his first. He is an amazing actor who has transcended his role on cheers.

  • Cooking with Jeff
    Cooking with Jeff 6 months ago +4

    Michael is some of the best work of his already amazing career

  • First Last
    First Last 6 months ago +1

    What a sweetheart

  • Joe McKim
    Joe McKim 6 months ago

    You only ever saw people drinking beer for the people sitting at the bar. But maybe he was making mixed drinks for people sitting at the tables.

  • leeluv96
    leeluv96 6 months ago +3

    I watched the first season of "The Good Place" I liked all of the cast. My favorite character was the husband who faked like he didn't speak(being a monk in silence). Then he had a secret room full of games and junk food. LOL 😂 I won't be watching anymore seasons anytime soon. I need to focus on my life goals so all distractions are going away including TVclip 😢

  • CentaurusRelax314
    CentaurusRelax314 6 months ago

    Do yourselves a favor and watch him in *BORED TO DEATH*. His most interesting/fun role. He and Steenbergen would be my favorite couple... if i had a favorite couple.

  • Gerry Doyon
    Gerry Doyon 6 months ago +2

    Skip to 5 minutes in if you just want to hear about his Cheers struggles.

  • Synergy
    Synergy 6 months ago +213

    He’s 70 and still looks fine

    • MachineGunMouth
      MachineGunMouth 5 days ago

      +MultiXmen2011 yea now if we can get that spoiled ass pedophile trump to admit whatever the hell that is on top of his head, we'll be alright. Salute to john becker tho...

    • modern studies
      modern studies 9 days ago

      +Matt McIrvin I did not know that

    • 123cillitbang
      123cillitbang 2 months ago +2

      Synergy: He looks Amazing and sounds amazing for 71. It's all working. He's blessed and I pray he stays This blessed. Keep it going!! 😊

    • Braun Haus Media, LLC
      Braun Haus Media, LLC 2 months ago +2

      +Matt McIrvin I've met him. He and his wife used to live near us. The only part of his hair that's fake is the very top of the crown, where he wears a hairpiece (but only on TV).

    • MultiXmen2011
      MultiXmen2011 3 months ago +1

      +Matt McIrvin I like how honest he was about that. Some just never admitted

  • Griffin Giboney
    Griffin Giboney 6 months ago +14


  • What-If Machine
    What-If Machine 6 months ago +5

    Ted Danson is forking perfect in "The Good Place". Some of my favorite moments are all his observations on how weird and contradictory humans are, because he's usually right. "Kissing is gross. You just... mash your food-holes together. It's not FOR that." xD

  • MorbidManMusic
    MorbidManMusic 6 months ago

    Looks like Stewart Copland

  • rory gay
    rory gay 6 months ago +2

    he kinda reminds me of burt lancaster in field of dreams

  • Clinton Fischer
    Clinton Fischer 6 months ago +1

    Take a shot of tequila every time a talk show host says "uhh" "uhh" between sentences. They all got it from Letterman. "Uhh".

  • rahndo
    rahndo 6 months ago

    Ok, you are cleared for SCOTUS.

  • Christopher Snyder
    Christopher Snyder 6 months ago +14

    4:36 for cheers talk...

  • Adaneth
    Adaneth 6 months ago +8

    I loved Cheers. Norman used to be my favorite. lol
    Such a great show.

    • Mizer Mustard
      Mizer Mustard 17 days ago

      Adaneth 💛

    • Me
      Me 27 days ago

      +Michael Rawson NORM!!!!!!!!

    • Michael Rawson
      Michael Rawson 27 days ago

      Adaneth:... "afternoon everybody!!!!!" 😂😂😂

    • Michael Rawson
      Michael Rawson 27 days ago +1

      +Evomre:... absolute bunkum!!! Yes, Cheers bar was full of idiots, the same idiots you find in pubs all over, but horrible people? That's WAY over the line! Flawed? Yes, horrible? No! Not in a million!!!

    • Evomre
      Evomre 3 months ago

      Adaneth Norm was too one dimensional. Pretty much every Cheers character were horrible people, except for Lilith, until she cheated on Frasier.

  • moneeraarabic
    moneeraarabic 6 months ago +2

    4:12 turns out this is the way he normally laughs NOT Michael’s evil laugh :(

  • PlumbDrumb
    PlumbDrumb 6 months ago +3

    What a guy

  • Tom Senft
    Tom Senft 6 months ago +2

    Why do all famous people know each other?

    • Michael Rawson
      Michael Rawson 27 days ago +1

      They meet up at the "famous people" convention! It's marvellous apparently.
      "Famous people only" invites.
      "Famous people only " food.
      "Famous people only" chat-topics.
      And at the end of the night, they're given a list of the names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses of all who were there, just so they can look 'em up and "famous-people-chat" to anyone they missed at the convention...!!! 😆

  • Mari Victorius
    Mari Victorius 6 months ago +15

    We should all age as well as Ted.

  • elsa Grace
    elsa Grace 6 months ago

    Really good facelift on Ted.

  • Susan Weisheit
    Susan Weisheit 6 months ago +84

    Are you kidding me! He plays the most confident guy so well, you’d never known he was insecure in life.

    • Deeper
      Deeper Month ago +1

      I'd say at best he's just being "humble" -- You don't go through life being charismatic, attractive PLUS chose a career in the dramatic arts while still some how being shy and insecure. No way was May-Day Malone a fraud it was ego -centric casting and Danson had the right ego and talent for the part at the time.

    • atticstattic
      atticstattic 3 months ago +4

      You mean, just a regular guy....

  • xyzyx69
    xyzyx69 6 months ago +3

    I have't seen it in the comments so I feel obligated to mention Creepshow. Mr. Danson plays in one of the stories... opposite (a serious) Leslie Nielson. Written by Stephen King and directed by George Romero. If that pedigree doesn't grab you, then we have different tastes in entertainment, which is fine.

    • Dale Meyer
      Dale Meyer 5 days ago +1

      Creep show is a classic.

    • Midnight Alleykat
      Midnight Alleykat 2 months ago

      Scared the hell out of me when I saw his head in that tv!! (I was a little kid, gimme a break)

    • F E
      F E 2 months ago

      How is this not one of the most famous things ever made? I've never even heard of it. That pedigree is astounding.

  • freedom1234573
    freedom1234573 6 months ago


  • sn12
    sn12 6 months ago +4

    like seriously he gets hotter and hotter as he ages!!! just like tony goldwyn

  • Simone Miller
    Simone Miller 6 months ago +2

    Love Ted Danson.

  • Tiger Tiger
    Tiger Tiger 6 months ago +2

    Great guy

  • A. Soul
    A. Soul 6 months ago

    Smarm alert

  • jammer3618
    jammer3618 6 months ago

    Seth is in many ways an entitled ass

  • darthrevan3476
    darthrevan3476 6 months ago +3

    Customers don't like to see bartenders (or servers in general) doing nothing, so we adopt busy work

    • lcflngn
      lcflngn 3 months ago

      My mistake as a terrible bartender. Wait, one of many.

  • Joan Durham
    Joan Durham 6 months ago +1

    Shame on both of you for laughing about murdering innocent animals. How barbaric. Love animals people; Don't Eat Them! 👎 👎 👎

    • Michael Rawson
      Michael Rawson 27 days ago

      *EAT* animals people... DON'T starve...!!!

    • James Briscoe
      James Briscoe 6 months ago

      Joan Durham don’t be so naive; it’s the natural order of things.

  • Craig Alberhasky
    Craig Alberhasky 6 months ago +27

    Kind of weird how Ted sits almost like their isn't an audience watching.

    • James Carter
      James Carter 2 months ago

      After the number of years he was pretending to not notice the Cheers studio audience, he’s had extensive practice.

    • Tom Ripsin
      Tom Ripsin 6 months ago +5

      Judging by the thickness of his glasses, he might not know they're there.

  • Phillip Riggins
    Phillip Riggins 6 months ago +40

    My wife and I were there for this show. We enjoyed seeing Seth again and the staff were all really good to us.
    Kudos to the staff there for their help and support.

    • F E
      F E 2 months ago

      +MorbidManMusic wondering the same. Don't these things normally just here people?

    • Mark Foster
      Mark Foster 6 months ago

      Still....a plug for the staff..they must really be on point.

    • MorbidManMusic
      MorbidManMusic 6 months ago

      Phillip Riggins did you need special help?

    • Phillip Riggins
      Phillip Riggins 6 months ago +2

      After the show we ate dinner at the Rainbow room/bar 65.
      Very impressive !!

  • Warren Webber
    Warren Webber 6 months ago

    I guess Danson DIDN'T admit to a string of murders!