Outside Cheers

The Many Lives of “Where Everybody Knows Your Name”

  • On February 7, 2017 the Red Hot Chili Peppers performed “Where Everybody Knows Your Name” in concert at TD Arena in Boston. Click here to watch
  • On February 5, 2017 “Where Everybody Knows Your Name” was featured in a Super Bowl LI commercial for Michelob Ultra. Click here to watch
  • On January 5, 2017 “Where Everybody Knows Your Name” was an answer on Jeopardy. Click here to watch
  • In 2017, “Where Everybody Knows Your Name” was featured (briefly!) in a new AT&T ad campaign. Click here to watch
  • On November 17, 2016 The Cheers Theme was parodied on Late Night with Steven Colbert. Click here to watch
  • Also in November, 2016 Russell Brand sang the Cheers Theme to his dog. Click here to watch
  • In August 2016 Gary performed “Where Everybody Knows Your Name” at a sold-out benefit for the Bedford Playhouse in Bedford, NY. Also appearing were Paul Shaffer, Glenn Close, Jeffrey Tambor, Chazz Palminteri and Robert Klein. Click here to watch
  • In 2016, in recognition of the acceptance and safety one finds at a place where “people know… people are all the same”, British artist K Anderson covered the Cheers Theme and set it to vintage pictures of gay gathering places through the years. Click here to watch
  • In 2014, the Cheers Theme was featured in the documentary “Razing The Bar” which chronicles the history and eventual demolition of the legendary Seattle fringe punk rock venue The Funhouse.
  • In 2014, “Where Everybody Knows Your Name” was featured in a Chevy Cruz commercial that premiered during the Winter Olympics
  • In September, 2013 Irish singer/songwriter Foy Vance performed “Where Everybody Knows Your Name” on the Ray D’Arcy radio show.
    Click here: Foy Vance – ‘Where Everybody Knows Your Name’ (The Theme From Cheers) – YouTube
  • On April 18, 2013 the Milwaukee Brewers played the Cheers Theme at a home game in a show of support for the people of Boston in the wake of the April 15 Boston Marathon bombings.
  • In 2013, “Where Everybody Knows Your Name” was twice featured in the “Simon and Marcy” episode of the animated series “Adventure Time”.

    Ice King singing Cheers song
    Adventure Time- The Ice King (Simon) Sings Cheers Theme “Version 2”

  • The Killers performed ‘Where Everybody Knows Your Name’ in concert at the Agganis Arena in Boston on December 17, 2012.
  • In 2011, the Cheers Theme was featured in a commercial for “State Farm” entitled “State Of Anonymity”
  • In August, 2010, country superstar Brad Paisley performed the Cheers Theme in concert before a crowd of 51,000 at Gillette Stadium.
  • In 2010, TVNZ in New Zealand used “Where Everybody Knows Your Name” to celebrate their 50th Birthday. The song is sung by the stars of TVNA shows past and present and the video includes cameos by the casts of “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Desperate Housewives.”
  • Rascal Flatts sang The Cheers Theme in concert at Joel Coliseum in Winston-Salem, North Carolina on January 23, 2009.
  • In 2009 the New England Patriots produced a video of the Cheers Theme to be shown at all home games in celebration of the team’s 50th Anniversary.
  • In 2008, the song was featured in a Diet Dr. Pepper commercial (USA) and a Kelsey’s commercial (Canada).
  • In 2006, Gary Portnoy performed the Cheers Theme on the 2006 TV Land Awards. click to watch video
  • In 2006, a video of Shaquille O’Neal disparaging Vlade Divac to the tune of the Cheers Theme ringer on O’Neal’s cell phone was posted on youtube and has been viewed over 1,700,000 times.
  • In 2006, a portion of “Where Everybody Knows Your Name” was used on the CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother during the episode “Swarley”. click to watch video
  • In 2005 the Cheers theme was performed by Colin Hay of Men At Work in an episode of Scrubs in which the discovery that his latest patient is a comedy writer tips J.D. into a sitcom fantasy. click to watch video
  • Also in 2005, the Theme from Cheers was the focus of an episode of the PBS series “The Piano Guy With Scott Houston”.
  • In 2004, British Rock Group The Wildhearts performed “Cheers” on tour at the Hammersmith Apollo Theater.
  • In 2003, the school choir in Everwood performed a portion of the Cheers Theme in the episode “The Miracle Of Everwood.” click to watch video
  • Also in 2003, host Jack Black performed the song in a skit on Saturday Night Live.
  • In 2002, Gary Portnoy was interviewed and performed the Cheers Theme on an episode of Entertainment Tonight. click to watch video
  • Also in 2002, “Where Everybody Knows Your Name” was performed in an episode of the television series Ally McBeal. click to watch video
  • Also in 2002, UPS used the Cheers Theme to pay homage to their drivers in a holiday commercial called “Driver Celebration”.
  • Also in 2002, the casts of NBC hit shows past and present sang the Cheers Theme on a live special celebrating that network’s 75th Anniversary.
  • Also in 2002, Gary Portnoy and Judy Hart Angelo were interviewed and performed Where Everybody Knows Your Name on a TV Land Top 40 TV Themes special. click to watch video
  • In 1998, “Where Everybody Knows Your Name” was featured in an episode of Friends entitled “The One With Ross’ Wedding”. click to watch video
  • In 1998, it was featured in a scene from Will Ferrell’s movie A Night at the Roxbury. click to watch video
  • In 1995, it played in an episode of the Nancy Travis sitcom Almost Perfect.
  • In 1994, “Where Everybody Knows Your Name” was featured in an episode of the Simpsons entitled “Fear Of Flying”. click to watch video
  • In 1994, the Theme From Cheers was featured in a skit on the Canadian comedy troupe series The Kids In The Hall.
  • On May 20, 1993, Gary Portnoy, Judy Hart Angelo and the cast of Cheers sang “Where Everybody Knows Your Name” on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno live from Boston following the airing of the final episode of Cheers. click to watch video
  • In 1993, Portnoy adapted and performed the Cheers Theme for an episode of the PBS series Bill Nye the Science Guy.   click to watch video
  • In October of 1991, the cast of Cheers performed the Cheers Theme as part of host Kirstie Alley’s opening monologue on Saturday Night Live.click to watch video
  • In 1991, the theme from Cheers was parodied (“At Flaming Moe’s”) in an episode of The Simpsons entitled “Flaming Moe’s”. click to watch video
  • In 1985, Crystal Gayle sang “Where Everybody Knows Your Name” on the Emmy Awards. click to watch video