Ted Danson Struggled to Play Sam Malone on Cheers


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  • Dustin Nunez
    Dustin Nunez 4 hours ago

    Dr John Becker

  • Izzi Michaels
    Izzi Michaels Day ago

    that show was a struggle to watch

  • MultiXmen2011
    MultiXmen2011 Day ago

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

  • Natrina Perkins
    Natrina Perkins 7 days ago

    How did I not know about mini pig racing?

  • Famcheese
    Famcheese 10 days ago

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

  • No Bozos
    No Bozos 12 days ago

    I love Ted Danson.

  • Iztok g
    Iztok g 14 days ago

    seth meyers boring a.f.

  • Meat Hammer
    Meat Hammer 20 days ago


  • Y I Y I
    Y I Y I 24 days ago

    What a man. My oh my

  • peter papadimitriou
    peter papadimitriou 26 days ago

    the shows were great back in the day

  • peter papadimitriou
    peter papadimitriou 26 days ago

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

  • Neutral Observer.
    Neutral Observer. 29 days ago

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

  • General Patzer
    General Patzer Month ago

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

    • Shane Ryan
      Shane Ryan Month ago

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

  • Robert Svorinich
    Robert Svorinich Month ago

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

  • D800Lover
    D800Lover Month ago

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

  • Dan The Man
    Dan The Man Month ago

    Seth is a leftist twit.

  • J SD
    J SD Month ago

    remember when late night show hosts used to be funny?

  • jack flash
    jack flash Month ago

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

  • James Allen
    James Allen Month ago

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

  • J Thompson
    J Thompson Month ago

    4:37 is where it starts

  • John Paradise
    John Paradise Month ago

    Isn’t Ted Danson vegan?

  • Grunthos The Flatulent

    The good place is PERFECT. You are welcome

  • communistjesus
    communistjesus Month 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 Month 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 Month ago +1

    Damn, he's still gorgeous.

  • Steve Birks
    Steve Birks Month 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 Month ago

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

  • Zachary Kolin
    Zachary Kolin 2 months ago


  • Wewe Mcrhyne
    Wewe Mcrhyne 3 months ago

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

  • SHAdaKID
    SHAdaKID 3 months ago +3

    My boy Ted Danson. Sam Malone was the man.

  • Lala Ghana-Love
    Lala Ghana-Love 3 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... 3 months ago +42

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

    • Jaci Whitfield
      Jaci Whitfield Month ago +1

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

  • Matthew Longo
    Matthew Longo 3 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 3 months ago +2

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

  • First Last
    First Last 3 months ago +1

    What a sweetheart

  • Joe McKim
    Joe McKim 3 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 3 months ago +2

    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 3 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 3 months ago +1

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

  • Synergy
    Synergy 3 months ago +96

    He’s 70 and still looks fine

    • MultiXmen2011
      MultiXmen2011 Day ago

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

    • Matt McIrvin
      Matt McIrvin Month ago

      His hair was always fake--a fact he's not shy about--so he never had to worry much about losing it...

  • Griffin Giboney
    Griffin Giboney 3 months ago +6


  • What-If Machine
    What-If Machine 3 months ago +3

    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 3 months ago

    Looks like Stewart Copland

  • rory gay
    rory gay 3 months ago +1

    he kinda reminds me of burt lancaster in field of dreams

  • Clinton Fischer
    Clinton Fischer 3 months ago

    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 3 months ago

    Ok, you are cleared for SCOTUS.

  • Christopher Snyder
    Christopher Snyder 3 months ago +5

    4:36 for cheers talk...

  • Adaneth
    Adaneth 3 months ago +4

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

    • Evomre
      Evomre 15 days 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 3 months ago +1

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

  • PlumbDrumb
    PlumbDrumb 3 months ago +2

    What a guy

  • Tom Senft
    Tom Senft 3 months ago +2

    Why do all famous people know each other?

  • Mari Victorius
    Mari Victorius 3 months ago +3

    We should all age as well as Ted.

  • elsa Grace
    elsa Grace 3 months ago

    Really good facelift on Ted.

  • Susan Weisheit
    Susan Weisheit 3 months ago +35

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

  • xyzyx69
    xyzyx69 3 months ago +2

    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.

  • freedom1234573
    freedom1234573 3 months ago


  • sn12
    sn12 3 months ago +2

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

  • Simone Miller
    Simone Miller 3 months ago +2

    Love Ted Danson.

  • Tiger Tiger
    Tiger Tiger 3 months ago +2

    Great guy

  • A. Soul
    A. Soul 3 months ago

    Smarm alert

  • jammer3618
    jammer3618 3 months ago

    Seth is in many ways an entitled ass

  • darthrevan3476
    darthrevan3476 3 months ago +2

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

    • lcflngn
      lcflngn 13 days ago

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

  • Joan Durham
    Joan Durham 3 months ago +1

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

    • James Briscoe
      James Briscoe 3 months ago

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

  • Craig Alberhasky
    Craig Alberhasky 3 months ago +14

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

    • Tom Ripsin
      Tom Ripsin 3 months ago +4

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

  • Phillip Riggins
    Phillip Riggins 3 months ago +34

    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.

    • Mark Foster
      Mark Foster 3 months ago

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

    • MorbidManMusic
      MorbidManMusic 3 months ago

      Phillip Riggins did you need special help?

    • Phillip Riggins
      Phillip Riggins 3 months ago +2

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

  • Warren Webber
    Warren Webber 3 months ago

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

  • madzangels
    madzangels 3 months ago

    Why were you not at your sons pig racing contest you lousy ass father

  • Emily Hart
    Emily Hart 3 months ago +45

    ....and now I'm going to have to binge watch Cheers for the 5th time.

    • Adrian Rice
      Adrian Rice 10 days ago

      Currently my 3rd time, I love that show

    • creative media
      creative media 18 days ago

      I keep watching Cheers Taxi Perfect Strangers and Seinfeld in a loop for about 10 years. I take breaks, but i always put a dvd to watch and then i feel more at home

    • Emily Hart
      Emily Hart 3 months ago

      +av3maria I love season 2 episode 1. I've watched it so many times, I lost count after 12😂😻

    • av3maria
      av3maria 3 months ago

      Emily Hart AWESOME. Do you have a favorite episode?

    • Emily Hart
      Emily Hart 3 months ago +1

      +av3maria Since I posted this, I'm on season 6💓 Haha no lie

  • Lia London
    Lia London 3 months ago +35

    Wow, my husband and I were just watching Cheers last night and commenting on how incredibly natural Danson looked in the role. How funny that he felt awkward about it!

  • Ashley Hyatt
    Ashley Hyatt 3 months ago

    He was great in Fargo season 2!

  • Jon
    Jon 3 months ago +1

    If this dude doesn't play Biden in his biopic I'll lose my fucking mind

    • Mary Rose Kent
      Mary Rose Kent 3 months ago

      They’re close to the same age, so the possibility is slim.

  • Jace Cavacini
    Jace Cavacini 3 months ago

    What a great observation/admission of the moments before and after not winning.

  • Jace Cavacini
    Jace Cavacini 3 months ago +15

    I like seeing the host and the guest actually facing each other in posture, not just glancing at each other between larger moments of attention given to the audience.

  • Shariff Sabdow
    Shariff Sabdow 3 months ago

    Ted Danson stated in we are the children . with Ally Sheedy. Shot in Kenya 1987

  • justacrazywoman
    justacrazywoman 3 months ago

    He is awesome 💜

  • Mr. Chiweeni
    Mr. Chiweeni 3 months ago +8

    Let's just divert all attention from reality. In 2050 this planet will be a war zone of catastrophic lack of water and food. , but this is cute and so naive.

    • James Briscoe
      James Briscoe 3 months ago

      Naw it won’t.

    • Richard Vinsen
      Richard Vinsen 3 months ago

      Mary Rose Kent With luck, here. Though I think it’s gonna happen way before 2050. They say large swathes of the Middle East will be too hot in summers to be habitable.

    • Mary Rose Kent
      Mary Rose Kent 3 months ago +2

      Mr. Chiweeni
      I’m very happy about two things:
      1. I didn’t reproduce; and
      2. I won’t be alive then.

  • Geoffrey Feinberg
    Geoffrey Feinberg 3 months ago +10

    He's a good TV actor. He's smart too.

  • traupman84
    traupman84 3 months ago +1

    I love Bill Hader, one of my 5 favorite actors working today, but Ted Danson should have won the Emmy this year

  • kila11
    kila11 3 months ago +5

    It was great to see him behind the bar again too in the Nick Offerman movie Hearts Beat Loud 💓💓💓

  • Cassandra Smyth
    Cassandra Smyth 3 months ago +4

    I love the pig races! I have three volunteer ribbons. Ours have better names though, like Kevin Bacon.

    • Richard Vinsen
      Richard Vinsen 3 months ago +1

      Mark Glover And Donald Trump.

    • Mark Glover
      Mark Glover 3 months ago +1

      I wouldn't be able to resist naming one "Pigmalion" :)

  • Raoul Fleckman
    Raoul Fleckman 3 months ago +7

    I've never really understood Emmys and Oscars in terms of competition and feeling good or bad about it. In the real world of competition, the playing field is level, so to speak and performance is easily measured with an obvious winner. With these awards in the Arts, you can be the world's greatest actor but never even get nominated. And don't even get me started on Olympic Ice Skating. lol

  • stewart hart
    stewart hart 3 months ago

    Look at Lowenstien. Everything is a little askew. tvclip.biz/video/ZyB14PHz4Pk/video.html
    I started watching Cheers because of his excellent work in Body Heat and the Onion Field before that

  • Amado Tinahui
    Amado Tinahui 3 months ago +2

    This interview got sooooooo
    Boring after 10 seconds.
    Garbage interview.

  • Steve Barclay
    Steve Barclay 3 months ago +1


  • BartJ583
    BartJ583 3 months ago +4

    Check out RedLetterMedia's "Wheel of the Worst" - in one episode, they feature a video called, "How can I tell if I am really in love" in which Ted Danson reprises his role as creepy womaniser.

  • Yvonne Myers
    Yvonne Myers 3 months ago +20

    Ted: Of course we watch "The Good Place" (and LOVE it)! Great to see you back on a fantastic series again 😁💗

  • InfiniteCyclus
    InfiniteCyclus 3 months ago

    Awkward... The obvious micro aggression. Nauseating...

  • byron p
    byron p 3 months ago +119

    I want to mention that Danson was Gulliiver in a Hallmark presentation of Gulliver's Travels. This thing does not nearly get the recognition it deserves. It is hard to find, but check it out.

    • Les Paul
      Les Paul Month ago

      +Olivia Geter That movie about him abusing his daughter was about the bravery of the girl for bringing out into the open and putting a stop to it. I think it took guts for him to take that part. Yes he was convincing but it's just acting. Get over it.

    • Paul Polpiboon
      Paul Polpiboon Month ago

      byron p : cool, thnx for the direction!

    • groovypullet
      groovypullet Month ago

      I LOVE that production.

    • Grunthos The Flatulent
      Grunthos The Flatulent Month ago

      +Fordham1969 Seen it Roxanne disappeared after that. She was stunning. So was Glenn Close. The ending was really stupid but the rest of it was perfect.

    • Grunthos The Flatulent
      Grunthos The Flatulent Month ago

      Seen it. Perfect

  • nonamesleftdammit
    nonamesleftdammit 3 months ago +13

    I haven't ever seen The Good Place and had no idea that it was doing so well. He's had 4 hit shows, including his stint on CSI (not a fan of that one personally). George Costanza was right to envy him. Ted has the magic touch. [Crap, now I have that stupid Transformers song in my head.]

    • mikey p
      mikey p 29 days ago

      You mean 5 hit TV shows that he has been the lead in-You shouldn't miss out 90's + 2000's hit TV show: Becker

    • Mark Foster
      Mark Foster 3 months ago

      "The Magic Touch" is a KISS song.....Gene Simmons.
      Sure, it was forty years ago, but....

    • Terri Spurrell
      Terri Spurrell 3 months ago

      He's also been good on Curb Your Enthusiasm playing himself for years.

    • Stephen Seaver
      Stephen Seaver 3 months ago +1

      It's doing okay for itself in ratings, but it's been widely acclaimed by critics. Like, the first 6 episodes are pretty good, and then the 7th and 8th episodes are some of the best episodes of TV ever in my opinion.

  • Olivia Geter
    Olivia Geter 3 months ago +7

    Love him..(Ted Danson)♡♡

  • Don P
    Don P 3 months ago

    No mentions of Ted Danson on Curb Your Enthusiasm? He is great on that show. Here is a link to a hilarious bit:

  • Hailey Mew
    Hailey Mew 3 months ago +14

    Freiser took a shot of whiskey after he was left at the alter by Diane in Italy, I can't think of any other instance where someone(main cast) drinks anything but beer, other than that one.

    • Maria Bas
      Maria Bas Month ago

      and a screaming Viking.

    • Tom S
      Tom S 3 months ago

      I was thinking that of that joke too, but I thought it was Woody.

    • E Brown
      E Brown 3 months ago +9

      One of my favorite jokes was Diane taking forever to make a Bloody Mary and saying "Wow, this is has a lot of ingredients!" Sam: "Yeah, that's why we make 5 gallons before we open - what are you doing?" Carla: "Aw man! I wanted to see her try to make gin!"

  • Rex Ablett
    Rex Ablett 3 months ago +36

    Ted Danson has been brilliant for years, but Bored to Death is the best thing he ever did. :)

    • Graham Pilato
      Graham Pilato 3 months ago

      Can't agree with the "best thing ever" part, but boy was that show funny. Heheh

    • Fritz Karl
      Fritz Karl 3 months ago

      loved him in "Becker"

    • marton jakab
      marton jakab 3 months ago +1

      "Janet, she extends...!"

    • fatcat8dog
      fatcat8dog 3 months ago +2

      Yes! I loved that show. His character was so interesting....

  • Justin O'Brien
    Justin O'Brien 3 months ago +13

    Sam was a frood who always knew where his towel was.

    • Joe McKim
      Joe McKim 3 months ago

      Sam was always drinking his bottle on getting anger ale on the show.

    • T Electronix
      T Electronix 3 months ago +2

      Maree Bow - Yep. The hoopiest.

    • Alone Alien
      Alone Alien 3 months ago +6

      Wow! Someone makes a pop culture reference and someone else is rude. This is the quintessential TVclip thread.

    • Maree Bow
      Maree Bow 3 months ago +5

      +Shakes First Sure yeah, that's every day lingo in middle America. I googled it, thanks for nada.

  • Shakes First
    Shakes First 3 months ago +3

    What noise does a pig make?

    Sizzle when it hits the pan.

    • 3muration
      3muration 3 months ago +3

      Shakes First BRUTAL!

  • momo mily
    momo mily 3 months ago +52

    I absolutely loved Ted Danson as John Becker!

    • Ang Olson
      Ang Olson 3 months ago +2

      Me 2 that was such a good show

    • dylan5567
      dylan5567 3 months ago +3

      God damn I love that show.

  • KesselRunner606
    KesselRunner606 3 months ago +81

    I miss Cheers. But I'm glad it ended when it did, on a high. Not dragging empty season after empty season when the joke had already worn thin, and had gone from a beloved favourite to a dreary shadow of what it had once been (Yeah, I'm looking at *you* Big Bang Theory).

    • mikey p
      mikey p 29 days ago

      KesselRunner606-Yea like a TV show that has more than dragged out its welcome-SUPERNATURAL-COUGH

    • tony chase
      tony chase Month ago

      Bernadette ruined BBT. Not only is she not funny, she has the most annoying voice ever. She also ruined the Howard character. Howard playing good little hubby is nowhere near as funny as Howard the (wannabe) playboy.

    • Optimistic Whovian
      Optimistic Whovian Month ago

      Isnt Big Bang Theory done?

    • Sarah Kinsey
      Sarah Kinsey Month ago

      +Todd Johnson Coach was the best!

    • Dabunny Rabbit
      Dabunny Rabbit Month ago

      +h d
      Christy Alley ate Shelley Long.

  • Brandon Davidson
    Brandon Davidson 3 months ago +2

    Michael what are you doing down on Earth!

  • valar
    valar 3 months ago +16

    He was great in Fargo Season 2.

    • valar
      valar 3 months ago

      The scene where he questions the three guys on the road is freakin' intense. You're fairly sure he's going to live, because he's Ted Danson, but you're not *entirely* sure. And his character isn't sure either lol

    • Ashley Hyatt
      Ashley Hyatt 3 months ago +1

      LOL I just posted the exact same comment before I saw yours.

    • Don P
      Don P 3 months ago +2

      I agree. All 3 seasons of Fargo have been great, and not enough people have seen it. There is a season 4 coming next year.

  • Carole Nash
    Carole Nash 3 months ago +18

    Sam was always cutting lemons

    • av3maria
      av3maria 3 months ago +2

      Yes why didn’t he remember that!

    • Leigh Hile
      Leigh Hile 3 months ago +1

      To be fair, when you work at a bar, you are always. cutting. lemons.