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Knope-Newport and 6 Other Memorable TV Elections

Image credit: Knope2012.com Tonight’s season finale of Parks and Recreation will feature one of the most hotly contested elections since Truman defeated Dewey. While we wait to see whether Leslie Knope trumps Bobby Newport for a seat on the Pawnee City Council, here are some of our other favorite TV election episodes. 1. Cheers After Boston City Councilman [...]

The Frasier Theme Song Mystery Explained

Have you ever sat down to watch an episode of the sitcom Frasier and found yourself wondering “Gee, I wonder what the heck they mean by tossed salad and scrambled eggs in the theme song?” Well, wonder no longer because the mystery has been solved! Apparently when the composer Bruce Miller sat down to write the [...]

The Quick 10: 10 Things You Need to Know About Norm

You know, Norm Peterson, as in, “NORM!” from that bar where everybody knows your name. George Wendt’s birthday is this weekend, so what better way to celebrate than with a few facts about everyone’s favorite barfly from Cheers? 1. Norm’s full name is Hillary Norman Peterson, which his wife Vera let slip to Rebecca once. Norm [...]

Where Are They Now? What 8 former-celebs are up to

1. Steve Perry He was the frontman for probably the greatest guilty pleasure arena rock band of the 70s and on any given Saturday night his voice can be heard lilting out of speakers in countless bars across the country. Although Steve Perry left Journey in the mid-90s, he has enjoyed a resurgence in recent years [...]

6 Behind-the-Scenes Secrets from Cheers

Cheers finished a lowly 77th in the ratings after its first season in 1982-83, performing poorly against Simon & Simon and Too Close for Comfort in its 9 p.m. Thursday time slot. Both Paramount and NBC believed in the show, however, and their tenacity certainly paid off. Cheers ended after 11 seasons, but only because [...]