A Greetings the reunion was held at the ATX Festival in Austin, Texas.
Stars Ted Danson, George Wendt and John Ratzenberger sat down with legendary director James Burrows’ co-creators Glen and Les Charles.
“I don’t think we’ve seen a character like that since Lucille Ball,” he said of Long’s feisty lead Diane Chambers. “She really nailed it. And I think I got “Cheers” because I worked well with Shelley. Shelley was just a knockout.
Of working with the late Kirstie Alley she said, “She came like a ball of fire. We were reading the table and some of us had met her, but some hadn’t, and she was a little late, but that was because she was wearing a Shelley Long blonde wig. So I thought, ‘OK, you’re going to do great.’”
He added, “She could play a woman on the verge of a nervous breakdown better than anyone I’ve ever seen.”
“Of all the shows I’ve done, and I’ve done a lot, this will always be my fifth child,” Burrows said.
Last month’s cast Taxialso directed by Burrows, also assembled for a meeting.
THE Greetings The event also featured a live reading of the Greetings pilot with new actors in each part. david valtonAbout a boy) played the role of Sam, while Cassidy Freeman (The Right Gems) starred Diane and Harold Perrineau (Lost) sat like Norm, David Lascher read for Coach, Christina Vidal read for Carla, Chris Estrada read for Cliff.
Greetings ran for 11 seasons from 1982 to 1993 before spawning Fraser.