Cheers was about a group of unlikely friends who found comfort and refuge in their local neighborhood bar. the quick wit and mocking exchanges were fun and funny. Sam's (Ted Danson), attempted exploits of women often formed the basis for the sitcom's plot.
The Cheers scripts often centered or would touch upon multiple social issues and use humour to make them acceptable to watch. Toasting Cheers puts it,
"The script was further strengthened by the writers' boldness in successfully tackling controversial issues such as alcoholism, homosexuality, and adultery."
The show included the integration of 'Upper Class' with characters such as Diane Chambers (Shelley Long), Frasier Crane (Kelsey Grammer) and Lilith Sternin (Bebe Neuwirth) with 'Working Middle Class' - Sam Malone (Ted Danson), Carla Tortelli (Rhea Perlman), Norm Peterson (George Wendt) and Cliff Clavin (John Ratzenberger). The Character of Woody Boyd (Woody Harrelson) ended up marrying a millionaire's daughter.
The role of Feminism was a theme that played out through the whole series. The writers would show each of the female characters as a 'flawed feminist in her own way.'
Diane - Initially she loathes the well-meaning Sam, finding his ways with women brutish and direspectful. In return Sam and the rest of the bar make fun and oftenignore her because she is inteligent, witty, snooty and opinionated. Diane was a waitress who considered herself a step above everyone else, but who was forced to work in the bar as a waitress when her fiancé jilted her.
Carla insulted people, but was respected because of her tough attitude, wit, and power. She is the mother of 8 kids and her full name is Carla Maria Victoria Angelina Teresa Apollonia Lozupone Tortelli LeBec.
Sam - Used to play for the Boston Red Sox. Although handsome he is a narcissist, shallow, and vain. Sam has a little black book in which he keeps all the numbers of girls he has dated. Although he was once married he has failed at relationships.