Ted Danson Tells Drew Barrymore That Woody Harrelson Was Once A No-Show To ‘Cheers’ Set Because He Was Watching The Berlin Wall Come Down

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Ted Danson has some fond memories from working with Woody Harrelson on Cheers, including the time the latter skipped filming to watch the Berlin Wall come down.

On this morning’s episode of The Drew Barrymore Show, Danson gushed over the “amazing” actor as he recalled his “favorite story” from their days of co-starring on the hit sitcom.

“It was the eighth or ninth year. It was a little more relaxed,” Danson told host Drew Barrymore. “If somebody showed up 15 minutes late, it was on time. If you were half an hour late, you were late. [Harrelson] was not there [for] 45 minutes and we were going, ‘Well, this is too much.’”

Danson continued, “Somebody came running in and said, ‘Oh, Woody’s in Berlin. The wall is coming down and he couldn’t miss it. He said he’ll be back soon.’”

According to Danson, there were no hard feelings because that’s just the kind of guy Harrelson is.

“He takes these big old chunks of life. He’s best friends with the world genuinely,” Danson said. “He knows so many people because he’s one of the best, most fun people to hang out with.”

The two actors met when Harrelson joined Season 4 of Cheers in 1985. They starred on the show together until its finale in 1993.

Nowadays, the duo is gearing up to release their new SiriusXM podcast, Where Everybody Knows Your Name with Ted Danson and Woody Harrelson (Sometimes), which drops on June 12.

“Someone approached me about doing [a podcast] and they said, ‘You should have a partner.’ And we all immediately thought of Woody,” Danson said when asked how the podcast came to be on The Drew Barrymore Show. “I think he said it to me — it was a chance for us to hang out together.”

Danson continued, “When you work a lot, you go in different directions. We hadn’t seen each other — well, we had like once a year — but for 30 years, we had never really hung out after Cheers. We loved each other and had a great time. He’s an amazing guy.”

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