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For your vintage feel-good cry of the day — On Cheers, Coach tries to talk his daughter out of marrying a man who doesn’t love her.
I think Conover showed me this scene like a year ago, and even without the context of the rest of the episode it’s incredibly powerful. Sincerity is the hardest thing to pull off in comedy and a lot of shows don’t even try. Or they do try and it feels cheap and unearned. But when a comedy dares to just not be funny for a few minutes, and when they pull it off, it’s like nothing else.
Scenes like this one — this is what television is for.
This makes me cry every time. And to think that this was just the fifth episode of the first season! Cheers defines hitting the ground running.