Ted Danson Struggled to Play Sam Malone on Cheers


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  • Zachary Kolin
    Zachary Kolin 29 days ago


  • Wewe Mcrhyne
    Wewe Mcrhyne Month ago

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

  • SHAdaKID
    SHAdaKID Month ago +2

    My boy Ted Danson. Sam Malone was the man.

  • Lala Ghana-Love
    Lala Ghana-Love Month ago +2

    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... Month ago +3

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

  • Matthew Longo
    Matthew Longo Month 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 Month ago +1

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

  • First Last
    First Last Month ago

    What a sweetheart

  • Joe McKim
    Joe McKim Month 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 Month 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 Month 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 Month ago

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

  • Synergy
    Synergy Month ago +31

    He’s 70 and still looks fine

  • Griffin Giboney
    Griffin Giboney Month ago +1


  • What-If Machine
    What-If Machine Month ago +2

    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 Month ago

    Looks like Stewart Copland

  • rory gay
    rory gay Month ago +1

    he kinda reminds me of burt lancaster in field of dreams

  • Clinton Fischer
    Clinton Fischer Month 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 Month ago

    Ok, you are cleared for SCOTUS.

  • Christopher Snyder
    Christopher Snyder Month ago +3

    4:36 for cheers talk...

  • Nymeria73
    Nymeria73 Month ago +3

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

  • moneeraarabic
    moneeraarabic Month ago

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

  • PlumbDrumb
    PlumbDrumb Month ago +2

    What a guy

  • Tom Senft
    Tom Senft Month ago

    Why do all famous people know each other?

  • Mari Victorius
    Mari Victorius Month ago +2

    We should all age as well as Ted.

  • elsa Grace
    elsa Grace Month ago

    Really good facelift on Ted.

  • Susan Weisheit
    Susan Weisheit Month ago +11

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

  • xyzyx69
    xyzyx69 Month 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 Month ago


  • sn12
    sn12 Month ago +2

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

  • Simone Miller
    Simone Miller Month ago +2

    Love Ted Danson.

  • Tiger Tiger
    Tiger Tiger Month ago +2

    Great guy

  • A. Soul
    A. Soul Month ago

    Smarm alert

  • jammer3618
    jammer3618 Month ago

    Seth is in many ways an entitled ass

  • darthrevan3476
    darthrevan3476 Month ago +1

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

  • Joan Durham
    Joan Durham Month 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 Month ago

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

  • Craig Alberhasky
    Craig Alberhasky Month ago +6

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

    • Tom Ripsin
      Tom Ripsin Month ago +3

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

  • Phillip Riggins
    Phillip Riggins Month ago +29

    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 Month ago

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

    • MorbidManMusic
      MorbidManMusic Month ago

      Phillip Riggins did you need special help?

    • Phillip Riggins
      Phillip Riggins Month ago +2

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

  • Warren Webber
    Warren Webber Month ago

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

  • madzangels
    madzangels Month ago

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

  • Emily Hart
    Emily Hart Month ago +29

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

    • Emily Hart
      Emily Hart Month ago

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

    • av3maria
      av3maria Month ago

      Emily Hart AWESOME. Do you have a favorite episode?

    • Emily Hart
      Emily Hart Month ago +1

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

    • av3maria
      av3maria Month ago +1

      Emily Hart I love you for saying this

  • Lia London
    Lia London Month ago +21

    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 Month ago

    He was great in Fargo season 2!

  • Jon
    Jon Month ago +1

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

    • Mary Rose Kent
      Mary Rose Kent Month ago

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

  • Jace Cavacini
    Jace Cavacini Month ago

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

  • Jace Cavacini
    Jace Cavacini Month ago +6

    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 Month ago

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

  • justacrazywoman
    justacrazywoman Month ago

    He is awesome 💜

  • Mr. Chiweeni
    Mr. Chiweeni Month 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 Month ago

      Naw it won’t.

    • Richard Vinsen
      Richard Vinsen Month 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 Month 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 Month ago +8

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

  • traupman84
    traupman84 Month 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 Month 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 Month ago +3

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

    • Richard Vinsen
      Richard Vinsen Month ago +1

      Mark Glover And Donald Trump.

    • Mark Glover
      Mark Glover Month ago +1

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

  • Raoul Fleckman
    Raoul Fleckman Month 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 Month 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 Month ago +2

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

  • Steve Barclay
    Steve Barclay Month ago +1


  • BartJ583
    BartJ583 Month 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 Month ago +17

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

  • InfiniteCyclus
    InfiniteCyclus Month ago

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

  • byron p
    byron p Month ago +92

    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.

    • Gustav Fechner
      Gustav Fechner Month ago

      That was really great!

    • Alexis Sweet
      Alexis Sweet Month ago +1

      I remember seeing that on tv!

    • Fordham1969
      Fordham1969 Month ago +1

      @Olivia-it was called Something About Amelia and it actually premiered during Cheers second season, although it aired on ABC rather than NBC.
      It was a huge ratings success and Danson won a Golden Globe for his role,but it was definitely a bit disturbing for a tv movie back then.

    • av3maria
      av3maria Month ago +2

      Totally remember that!!

    • rocketdave
      rocketdave Month ago +5

      It's definitely the best adaptation of that novel I've ever seen by far. As as kid, I never knew there was more than the Lilliput part. I seem to remember it actually being kind of a big deal when it first aired. I guess miniseries were considered to be kind of passe the time, but Gulliver's Travels was successful enough that for a few years afterward, we had a number of fantasy-themed miniseries being produced on a fairly regular basis.

  • nonamesleftdammit
    nonamesleftdammit Month ago +11

    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.]

    • Mark Foster
      Mark Foster Month ago

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

    • Terri Spurrell
      Terri Spurrell Month ago

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

    • Stephen Seaver
      Stephen Seaver Month 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 Month ago +7

    Love him..(Ted Danson)♡♡

  • Don P
    Don P Month 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 Month ago +8

    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.

    • Tom S
      Tom S Month ago

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

    • E Brown
      E Brown Month ago +8

      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 Month ago +32

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

    • Graham Pilato
      Graham Pilato Month ago

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

    • Fritz Karl
      Fritz Karl Month ago

      loved him in "Becker"

    • marton jakab
      marton jakab Month ago +1

      "Janet, she extends...!"

    • fatcat8dog
      fatcat8dog Month ago +2

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

  • Justin O'Brien
    Justin O'Brien Month ago +11

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

    • Joe McKim
      Joe McKim Month ago

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

    • T Electronix
      T Electronix Month ago +1

      Maree Bow - Yep. The hoopiest.

    • Alone Alien
      Alone Alien Month ago +5

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

    • Maree Bow
      Maree Bow Month ago +5

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

  • Shakes First
    Shakes First Month ago +2

    What noise does a pig make?

    Sizzle when it hits the pan.

  • momo mily
    momo mily Month ago +43

    I absolutely loved Ted Danson as John Becker!

    • Ang Olson
      Ang Olson Month ago

      Me 2 that was such a good show

    • dylan5567
      dylan5567 Month ago +1

      God damn I love that show.

  • KesselRunner606
    KesselRunner606 Month ago +67

    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).

    • Forever Conflicted
      Forever Conflicted 29 days ago +1

      Yeah I agree with you. I liked it a lot when I was younger, but I think it's alright now. Like you said just don't expect much, and like I said at least it's not desperate.

    • Joe McKim
      Joe McKim 29 days ago

      +Forever Conflicted BBT is a show that you either love or hate, not much in-between ground. I think that it's great and is constantly entertaining. But I'm not watching expecting to see a high brow experience.

    • Forever Conflicted
      Forever Conflicted 29 days ago

      I can see why someone would say something like that. BBT is something that certain people like and everyone else seems to hate, but I don't think it really declined. It obviously has as every show seems to over time (except Cheers, Frasier, Brooklyn 99, and Seinfeld, which I thought got better). I think a more obvious decline is through ABC shows like Modern Family, The Goldburgs, Blackish, et cetra. Those shows are the same joke over and over again and in the case of all of them they became desperate. Blackish did this aweful pseudo-realistic thing where a comidic show became serious. The Goldburgs just became more stupid and repetitious. Modern Family just used the same jokes over and over (not like the Goldburgs, you'd have to watch it to understand). So while the BBT isn't great, I still think those shows are worse than it simply because they did stupid crap to catch attention. But that's just my simple opinion. Either way go Ted Danson you rock!

    • Shawn McLaughlin
      Shawn McLaughlin Month ago

      Todd Johnson 100 % correct. One of the worst shows ever created.

    • Joe McKim
      Joe McKim Month ago

      +Tom Ripsin Melissa Rauch isn't half bad herself.

  • Brandon Davidson
    Brandon Davidson Month ago +2

    Michael what are you doing down on Earth!

  • valar
    valar Month ago +15

    He was great in Fargo Season 2.

    • valar
      valar Month 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 Month ago +1

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

    • Don P
      Don P Month 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 Month ago +12

    Sam was always cutting lemons

    • av3maria
      av3maria Month ago +1

      Yes why didn’t he remember that!

    • Leigh Hile
      Leigh Hile Month ago +1

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

  • wratched
    wratched Month ago +3

    I will always hate Jack Black for what he did to Gulliver. Thankfully Ted's version will never fade.

  • The Clark Channel
    The Clark Channel Month ago +5

    Such an amazing actor

  • Rossy Sánchez
    Rossy Sánchez Month ago +155

    I was disappointed when he didn't win. His work in The Good Place is truly marvelous! He's sold that demon to me since episode 1.

    • Nagnullat
      Nagnullat 24 days ago +1

      +michaelcavanaugh he's incredibly great in that but, respectfully, I very much disagree.

    • michaelcavanaugh
      michaelcavanaugh 24 days ago +1

      His best work is bored to death

    • Nagnullat
      Nagnullat Month ago +2

      He really is splendid on that show.

  • Mjgirl55
    Mjgirl55 Month ago +30

    He's so handsome and charismatic 💜💚

  • IoEstasCedonta
    IoEstasCedonta Month ago +7

    ...doesn't Frasier drink white wine? I remember, it's sort of a joke that Frasier drinks white wine...

    • Larry Berry
      Larry Berry Month ago

      Yeah on cheers he occasionally drank a wine or champagne on a special occasion I recall, but mostly like the other characters he drank beer. On Frasier he never drank beer except when Woody came to visit.

    • Matt Stryker
      Matt Stryker Month ago +1

      He was a lot less snobby on Cheers.. usually saw him smoking and drinking a beer.

    • Ash Ketchem
      Ash Ketchem Month ago

      It's Sherry

    • Thomas Jennings
      Thomas Jennings Month ago +6

      On the Frasier tv show him and his brother were wine drinkers, they always drank sherry at home

    • Hailey Mew
      Hailey Mew Month ago +1

      And a shot of whiskey

  • mambowman
    mambowman Month ago +2

    ted's rug covers his friar tuck well!

    • James Briscoe
      James Briscoe Month ago

      mambowman he had a transplant since those days so you can’t stop shaming.

  • New Messsage
    New Messsage Month ago

    Does desperation for attention automatically qualify you for the Bad Place?

  • Coos Oorlog
    Coos Oorlog Month ago +111

    how to get a pig to run? republican primaries.

  • Julio Rodriguez
    Julio Rodriguez Month ago +92

    I love cheers and a good place but I think I will always prefer him as Becker

    • alex kanyima
      alex kanyima 4 days ago

      Ted should be appearing more on the big screen

    • Lala Ghana-Love
      Lala Ghana-Love Month ago +1

      Can we just pick all of the above?

    • Joe McKim
      Joe McKim Month ago +3

      +superschmolz It was pretty cool seeing him act with Tom Select. Guttenberg is not on their level.

    • superschmolz
      superschmolz Month ago +1

      Don't forget Three Men and a Baby. He was pretty great in that, too.

    • Joe McKim
      Joe McKim Month ago +2

      +Scott Meckley Whenever he has brown hair I just see him as Sam Malone.

  • dojinho
    dojinho Month ago +3

    Shocking revelations! ;-)

  • Piks
    Piks Month ago +37

    Two of the most sweet men on TV!

  • New Message
    New Message Month ago +5

    Well.. this sets things up for Norm in hell....

  • NevahLose
    NevahLose Month ago +16

    Sooo, when will he confess to a string of multiple murders?

    • kilroy987
      kilroy987 Month ago

      We KNOW you did it Ted, stop LYING to us!

    • Gianni daCatanzaro
      Gianni daCatanzaro Month ago +1

      NevahLose Yeah he somehow owes it to all the other stars of my childhood.😉

  • Brian Pulling
    Brian Pulling Month ago +77

    Damn he's charming.

    • mklaing09
      mklaing09 Month ago +1

      Brian Pulling, what him on Finding Your Roots. He’s thoughtful, highly intelligent, a superb human being.

    • Craig Colby
      Craig Colby Month ago +1

      Mundane can be charming, Tony Tone Toni.

    • Tony Vega
      Tony Vega Month ago +1

      Are you serious? He's probably the most mundane celebrity in existence.

  • Gypsy SnickerDoodle
    Gypsy SnickerDoodle Month ago +38


    • What-If Machine
      What-If Machine Month ago


    • T Electronix
      T Electronix Month ago +2


    • Adam Daczkowski
      Adam Daczkowski Month ago +1

      That's actually a little racist for humans to say...

    • Sea Lab
      Sea Lab Month ago +2

      Season 2 could be another elaborate trick to study them further. We won't know until the next season :P