Michael Schur Gives Cheers the Respect it Deserves


Parks and Rec showrunner Michael Schur really loves Cheers. So much so that he did an entire interview with Vulture about the show and what made it so great. It’s essential reading for fans of Cheers and fans of great TV comedy in general. Aspiring comedy writers should especially take note: “It wasn’t fancy or tricky, they didn’t have crazy plot moves. You just watched these amazing characters slowly change and evolve over eleven years. You watch these episodes and there are like four scenes sometimes in an entire episode. They’re in the bar and this happens and that happens and you go to commercial, then you come back and they’re still in the bar and they talk to each other and you’re just following this delightful story of these people in this place.”