Cliff Clavin on “Jeopardy!” Hubris, Tragedy

A friend of mine reminded me yesterday of one of my all-time-favorite television episodes: The episode of “Cheers” where Cliff Clavin appears on “Jeopardy!” From the point of view of writing, this works so well because the characters are just so well-understood and real — of course this is what would happen if Cliff got on a game show:

Not much TV from the 80s holds up. “Cheers” at its best is as funny and timeless as “Seinfeld.”

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