I first knew Ted Danson from Cheers.
He played a guy called Sam Malone. But
he could have been named Ted Danson.
Ted Danson had been in a load of TV before Cheers –
rubbish soaps and sitcoms, a walk-on here, a bit part there.
But he was in Taxi…
it was right near the end. That show ended, then Cheers
He was also in Benson and Magnum P.I.
I wonder if I
at the time?
Ted Danson has been able to appear – and reappear
and almost always as Ted Danson…
Sure, he was Ted Danson in that Three Grown Men Acting As Babies franchise,
and Ted Danson in Becker, CSI, Fargo, The Good Place – if they
aren’t good shows they are good roles, or vice versa
Apart from Cheers
I most like Ted Danson as a pot-smoking, worrying eccentric in Bored
To Death, and as, well, Ted Danson in Curb Your Enthusiasm.
But I was also intrigued by Ted Danson in
Whoopi Goldberg’s life. And her in his, I guess.
And did you know
Ted Danson is an environmentalist?
He wrote a fucking book about the ocean, yo!
I have never seen Becker.
Is it any good?
It must be okay…
It’s got Ted Danson.
I rewatched a bunch of the early
episodes of Cheers
a few years ago.
(I used to watch it when I was a kid,
sometimes I got it, sometimes I did not,
I usually laughed anyway).
The scenes between Sam and Dianne
– the scenes between Ted Danson and Shelley
Long – were electric. She was amazing. She helped
Ted Danson along a lot. I wonder if he ever acknowledged
or even knew that?
You book Ted Danson – that’s what you get.
Ted Danson was a big part of the 1980s for me.
I told my wife, just recently, that when I next do a DJ set of
1980s material I’m going to bill myself as
DJ Ted Dancin’.
She stared at me, the way Diane often
looked at Sam.
But only in the later episodes.