John Ratzenberger is best known for his role in Cheers, where everybody knew his name. In recent decades, his onscreen appearances are few and far between. So, fans were very excited to see John’s cameo in the new show Poker Face, starring Natasha Lyonne. The detective show features famous guest appearances in each episode.
During the second episode, the 75-year-old actor appears to help move the storyline along. The creator of the series, Rian Johnson, shared, “He’s an absolute legend. He came out to Albuquerque, and was so happy to be there. He would crack us up on set.”
‘Cheers’ star John Ratzenberger appears in new show ‘Poker Face’
Natasha added, “John would say some weird thing where you think he’s not listening, and then he’d go off on this whole mini-riff. He’s a funny, funny guy.” Rian continued that Cheers star Rhea Pearlman will appear later on in the series and joked that they’re “slowly re-assembling the ‘Cheers’ cast.”
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Rian also said about the show, “That was a big part of the show, this notion of Charlie going into places that you don’t see on a lot of TV shows. It’s not going to be high-rise buildings where she’s taking down executives. It’s gonna be regional dinner theaters and stock car races. Being able to do little deep dives into those corners of America is exciting.”
You can now watch Poker Face on the streaming service Peacock. Are you excited to see John’s cameo? Watch Rian and Natasha talk more about John in the video below:
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