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If I Could Write a Happy Ending for “Sam & Diane”

Posted on April 9, 2015

Commentary by Jacqueline Bennett   Having stumbled upon the old “Cheers” program with Ted Danson and Shelly Long showing on a Hallmark Channel in the wee hours of the morning, I  am even more certain an ideal resolution is desirable for their rocky romance. The “last call” for this long-running situation comedy set in a Boston pub came in 1993, but the storyline lives on in American culture.   Sam “Mayday” Malone, played by Danson, had been a hot shot closing pitcher for the Red Sox, a playboy and recovering alcoholic who owned the “Cheers” bar when Diane Chambers, played by Long, a smart albeit overaged graduate assistant, found her way into the cozy pub “where everybody knows your name”. On the heels…

Destination: Cheers at Faneuil Hall Boston, Massachusetts

Posted on January 6, 2013

Write-up & photos by Jacqueline Bennett     Most people know about the Cheers bar, formerly the Bull & Finch on Beacon Street in Boston, Massachusetts made famous by the television show “Cheers.” Less known may be that a Cheers replica bar is located at Faneuil Hall Marketplace. Dating back to 1826 when it sold meat, poultry, eggs and butter the marketplace was renovated in 1976. In the heart of the city, it still thrives today but now sells tourist type wares. Cheers at Faneuil Hall is a recreation of the set viewers saw week in and week out on the popular 1980s comedy series starring Ted Danson as Sam Malone and Shelly Long as Diane Chambers. Wall memorabilia includes photos of the…