The Good

This is a great show and every episode on this release makes me miss it.

The Bad

No extras.Cheers: The Final Season is the final swan song from one of the best shows to ever be on TV. In this, the eleventh season, the famous bar gets burned down by Rebecca (Kirstie Alley), Sam (Ted Danson) finds himself somewhat reunited with Diane (Shelly Long), and mailman Cliff (John Ratzenberger) finally gets the promotion he's always wanted. I could go into Lillith (Bebe Neuwirth) leaving Frasier (Kelsey Grammar) and the other things happen with Woody (Woody Harrelson) during these hilarious 28 episodes, but I surely cannot give everything away can I?

Owning this show on DVD is must.


No extras came with this release.


Aspect Ratio - 4:3. As these shows are in standard definition I can only say that they looked alright. There wasn't anything too amazing about them, but overall they looked as good as they could for being 16 years old. Also, I hate this disclaimer on the packaging: Some Episodes May Be Edited From Their Original Network Versions.


Dolby Digital. Audio: English Stereo. Close Captioned. The audio on this release was solid. As I try and catch this show on KDOC every day, I was able to hear how the episodes sound on DVD as opposed to how they play on the air. I didn't notice too much of a difference but I probably wasn't listening that closely. Also: Music Has Been Replaced For This Home Entertainment Version.


The main cast of this show is presented on the front of this amaray case. Yes, Paramount has managed to economically pack all 4 discs into one case! The back gives us separate shots of the characters, a well written description of this release, what episodes are on what discs, and technical specs.

Final Word

Cheers is a show that I absolutely adore. Having never gotten the chance the review it on DVD (I love how Paramount only sent us the last season), I was overjoyed to finally get my hands on it here. While I think that this show overstayed its welcome as far as how long it aired (TV maven Norman Lear says no show should ever go over 5 seasons), it certainly didn't get so bad as to tarnish the legacy that it left. There was something about these characters that made us watch it for more than a decade and now we can own them forever on DVD.

Cheers: The Final Season makes me want to drink ginger ale and eat a corn beef sandwich.

Cheers was released .