Woody Harrelson once ate meat on the set of 'Cheers,' and his costars puked with him 'out of solidarity'

Woody Harrelson once ate meat on the set of 'Cheers,' and his costars puked with him 'out of solidarity'
  • Woody Harrelson's "Cheers" costars once puked with him "out of solidarity" on set after eating meat.

  • Harrelson was a vegetarian at the time and now follows a mostly plant-based diet.

  • George Wendt recalled him and Ted Danson puking with Harrelson at the ATX TV Festival Friday.

Woody Harrelson's "Cheers" costars, Ted Danson and George Wendt, once puked with him after Harrelson ate meat on the set of the 80s sitcom.

The "Cheers" cast members reunited Friday at the ATX TV Festival in Austin, where Wendt recalled the puking incident.

"We had catered Chinese food, and Woody found out after about 20 minutes that he was eating pork," Wendt said, according to IndieWire. "And he decided to go purge. So I told him, 'Out of solidarity, I will purge with you.' And Ted said, 'I'll purge, too.'"

"There were only three stalls in the Stage 25 men's room," he added, "and I'll tell you this: You don't want to laugh while puking."

Representatives for Harrelson did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Danson also teased Harrelson, who was not at the festival, about his vegetarianism. According to Yahoo Life, Harrelson pursued veganism at 24 and now follows a mostly raw plant-based diet.

Woody's not here, so we can rag on him," Danson said. "Woody was a vegetarian, which meant he had horrible gas. He would come up to me sometimes during rehearsal and say, 'Hey, I need your advice. I respect you so much.' And he'd look me right in the eye, waiting for his fart to reach my nose. He was like a killer — he wanted to see my eyes go out."

"Cheers," which premiered in 1982, chronicled the lives of the bartenders and patrons of Cheers, a popular Boston bar.

Wendt and Danson starred on all 11 show seasons, while Harrelson joined in the fourth season as the bartender Woody Boyd.

Woody Harrelson dressed in a purple plaid shirt while appearing as Woody Boyd on the set of "Cheers."
Woody Harrelson as Woody Boyd on "Cheers."Bob Riha Jr/Getty Images

Also in the cast were the actors Kelsey Grammer, who went on to star in the show's spinoff "Frazier," Rhea Pearlman, John Ratzenberger, and Kirstie Alley.

Ratzenberger joined Wendt and Danson onstage for the panel, along with the show's creators, James Burrows, Les Charles, and Glen Charles.

During the conversation, Glen spoke about casting Harrelson.

"We almost signed this gentleman, and our casting director came in and said, 'I know you like this guy, but I want you to see somebody.' And in walks Woody," Glen said, adding that Harrelson "was not right on the money, but he was so interesting."

He went on to say that after Harrelson left Danson said, "I know you think you got your guy, but there's something I really like about this guy."

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