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Where Everybody Knows Your Name Is Ours

7/11/2008 1:18 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

A bar in Illinois that dared to call itself "Cheers" is getting the legal 86 from the folks that cooked up the show.

According to the lawsuit, the bar is using the exact same name and logo as the "Cheers" bars all over the country ... which are licensed by CBS. You'd have to have the mental capacity of Woody Boyd to jack the signature sign like these people did and not think CBS would come after you.

Maybe it's all over for the Illinois "Cheers" anyway -- a call to the bar said that the phone had been disconnected.

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patsy ramsey    

FIRST,
HERES THE PROBLEM WITH TRAILER TRASH LIKE TARA REID AND HER FRIENDS. YOU GOTO A BAR AND YOU ORDER ALCOHOL. ALCOHOL MY FRIENDS IS MEANT TO TREAT CUTS AND SCRAPS EXTERNALLY. DO NOT INGEST.
YET DUMB REDNECKS WHO SNIFFED PAINT WHEN THEY WHERE YOUNGER, NOW DRINK BOOZE.
IT'S NO WONDER THE FRENCH ARE CATCHING UP AND THE EURO DOMINATES THE DOLLAR NOW.

2204 days ago
2.

BlondeEliz    

Who cares. This show has been off the air for years and isn't a major sitcom for repeats. CBS should be grateful for the bar reminding people of the old show.

2204 days ago
3.

John    

Les Moonves is the man!

2204 days ago
4.

madamstella    

CBS should come check out Red Deer, Alberta, Canada! We have two Cheers locations here, same logo, definitely not part of any franchise!

2204 days ago
5.

A Rude 1    

It closed about one month ago.

2204 days ago
6.

TMZ Staff Are All Deuche Bags!!!    

Show Was Cool!
But Who Cares About The Bar!!

Screw It Im Opening A Peach Pit!!!

2204 days ago
7.

Amberelise    

I didn't know Chicago was considered a podunk town.

2204 days ago
8.

CELEBS HAS NO COMMON SENSE OR DO THEY PAY IN FULL CASH    

THERE MORE IMPORTANT THINGS THAN
THIS BAR ,

LIKE SOMEONE SAID ....ECONOMY , JOBS , HEALTHCARE , GAS PRICES FOOD PRICES

AND THE LIST GOES ON AND ON ........

YOU BETTER APPRECIATE THE JOB YOU'VE , BECAUSE COMPANIES ARE LAYING OFF

DAILY . BECAUSE COMPANIES ARE MOVING TO FOREIGN COUNTRIES AND GIVING

THE JOBS AWAY TO FOREIGNERS , SHOULD BE A CRIME , SELLING USA OUT .

FOREIGNERS ARE TAKING OVER . INDIA PEOPLE ALL BUYING CONVIENCE STORES ,

HOTELS , AND HUGE COMPANIES LIKE CHRYSLER BUILDING IN NYC .

THERE'S MANY OTHER COMPANIES WHO'S OWNED BY FOREIGNERS THROUGHOUT

USA ...............YOU'RE BEING SOLD OUT ......

2204 days ago
9.

TMZ Staff Are All Deuche Bags!!!    

I Agree!!

Its Not Like Woddy Harrelson Stops By And Serves The Customer Drinks Ans Says Stories About His Town In Indiana Or Carla Trash Talks To Them. Its A Bar Come On Let Them Be!!

Let The Customers Drink Get Drunk Get Laid Watch Cheers Reruns while smoking thar after sex cigarette.

2204 days ago
10.

John    

#4 - You're absolutely right! I've been to the Red Deer, Alberta locations. Same logo and everything!

2204 days ago
11.

Ryan    

Wasn't Cheers an NBC show, not CBS?

2204 days ago
12.

Tracy    

THeres a cheers like that here in tulsa oklahoma on 51st and mingo... same logo...

2204 days ago
13.

Really?    

Hey, # 2...You jealous of us Jews? You're right, it doesn't take a lot for us to make money...or find cures for diseases...or be on the Nobel Prize winning list time and time again...Or to have one of the most powerful armies in the world ...I know it's hard to accept and you really want to be one of us, but don't hate cause you can't be as good as us!

2204 days ago
14.

MAGW    

They should have come up to Capreol, Ontario about 15 to 20 years ago..we too, had a Cheers..exact same thing. I think they even sponsored a baseball team in town. I know "everyone knew MY name"

2204 days ago
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Beth C    

Ryan, I was thinking the exact same thing...Ted Danson in Becker was CBS,Cheers was most definitely CBS. dumbasses

2204 days ago
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