Sometimes the internet ends up dropping something you didn't realize you needed. Now is definitely one of those times because someone has taken Pennywise from Stephen King's IT and put him into the iconic Cheers opening credits. It's like a really obvious Where's Waldo, but set in a bar with a terrifying clown instead of Sam Malone or Frasier Crane. One of the better parts of Andres Muschietti's big screen adaptation of IT was showing Pennywise throughout history in old photos, books, newspapers, and other media. This just happens to fit in with the opening of Cheers too perfectly.
The opening credits to the 1980s sitcom Cheers doesn't feature the cast. Instead, it shows off patrons of the famous Boston bar over the course of history. It's a rather dry opening for a comedy, but it now has some horror injected to it as Pennywise the demonic clown is thrown in each panel. Bill Skarsgard's latest take on the character is featured front and center and so is Tim Curry's version from the 1990 TV miniseries. The upbeat theme song and Pennywise's smile are a winning combination and it's something you'll want to see more than once.
Maybe back in the old days, Pennywise made a few visits to the Cheers bar in Boston. He is seen throwing back some cold ones and clinking glasses with other patrons of the bar in the new mashup video and he looks really happy. Who knows, maybe if the clown decided to relax some more, he wouldn't have such a thirst for human blood. This Cheers and IT mashup is really one of the best things the internet has delivered in a very long time.
Andres Muschietti's IT is the highest grossing R-rated horror movie of all time and the sequel is on the way. IT Chapter 2 hits theaters this fall and will tell the second half of Stephen King's legendary book, focusing on the adult version of the Losers' Club this time around. The young cast of the first chapter are in the sequel too, but it is believed they will be shown in more of flashback-type of scenario. So far, we've only seen one trailer and it looks completely insane.
As for Cheers, the 1980s sitcom ended in 1993. It was nearly canceled during its first season in 1982, but it would later become one of the most watched shows in television history, earning a record breaking 117 Emmy nominations and taking home 28 awards. Now that we have seen Pennywise in the bar, it might be time for a new reboot with the clown taking over for Ted Danson's Sam Malone. Stranger things have happened. For now, you can sit back and enjoy Pennywise showing up in the Cheers opening credits below, thanks to the artistic genius of Jesse McLaren.