Norm! Jenny Craig weight-loss spokesperson, Kirstie Alley, has rounded up some of the old Cheers gang for her latest Jenny Craig commercial. Cliff Clavin (John Ratzenberger) and Norm Peterson (George Wendt) check out the svelte Rebecca Howe (Alley), as she pours them a beer. Watch it, below.
The set details are perfect. The laugh-track is as obtrusive as one from an 80s sitcom could be. The choice of Wendt and Ratzenberger for a weight-loss ad seems a little off, but both — like Alley — slip into their iconic roles, with ease.
People spoke with Alley about the mini-reunion of the Cheers cast:
“When they asked me to do the commercial, I had a lot of consideration that it was an iconic show – I didn’t want to walk onto some set that looks artificial,” Alley tells PEOPLE.
But her fears were put to rest when she saw the set, which perfectly recreated the bar from the popular 80s sitcom.
“Honestly, when John [Ratzenberger] and George [ Wendt] and I walked on, it was a little bit like The Twilight Zone because it was an exact duplicate,” she says. “It was crazy. I didn’t think anybody would ever be able to replicate that set like that.”
Reuniting with her old costars, was “so much fun,” says Alley.
“We were immediately joking around, making fun of everything in the universe – mostly ourselves,” she says. “When I’m around those guys, we just revert to basically exactly how we were when we were doing the show.”
What do you think? Did the Cheers set look right to you? If there were ever a Cheers TV show reunion or TV movie, would you tune in?