One of the great things about working from home, and thus not electing to have another half an hour in bed or rushing to catch a bus, is that I’ve been able to watch the re-runs of Cheers on Channel 4.
When I was younger, Cheers was a staple of our Friday night for Friday night was Mum-and-Dad-have-gone-to-the-pub night (we were old enough to be left alone, before anyone asks. Four is old enough, right?) and so, suddenly allowed control of the remote, this is what we would watch together. If one of us was feeling particularly brave, they’d sit in Dad’s chair.
Anyway, I don’t think I could have fully appreciated it back then, for watching it now I’m blown away by how great it is. I mean, I knew it was a funny show back then, but I guess I get more of the more adult jokes now, and, having spent more than my fair share of time propping up bars in the intervening years, can probably identify and empathise with Cliff and Norm a lot more.
Which leads me here: I think they’re on the fourth volume of Marc Riley sessions by now, this is from the first (they’re all wonderful, of course):
Yeh, I thought I would have posted the George Best 30 version of Shatner before this too; funny how things pan out, isn’t it?