• Cheers! At These Robot-Filled Airport Bars, Everybody Knew Your Name

    12 days ago - By Vine Pair

    Depending on your age and tolerance for prerecorded laugh tracks, the name “Cheers” either brings to mind a much-beloved barroom sitcom that launched legendary actors' careers, or a commercial-crammed network show that your parents watched before you were born.
    What it probably doesn't make you think about are grotesque robots and the United States Supreme Court. But “Cheers,” which aired on NBC from 1982 to 1993, inspired maybe the oddest gimmick in bar history and one of the strangest cases in American legal annals.
    In September 2000, after seven long years in litigation, Wendt &...
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