There's A Pretty Great 'Cheers' Easter Egg In Fallout 4

There's A Pretty Great 'Cheers' Easter Egg In Fallout 4

The new post-apocalyptic video game Fallout 4 takes place in Boston. You know what else took place in Boston? The beloved 1980s sitcom Cheers.

Hi! This post reveals a cool thing I found in Fallout 4. If you want to find it on your own, maybe stop reading.

While wandering the Boston wastes last night, I came across a curious sight: A flight of stairs leading down to a door labelled "Prost Bar."

There's A Pretty Great 'Cheers' Easter Egg In Fallout 4

I breezed through the door without really thinking about the name and made my way inside. Here's what I found:

There's A Pretty Great 'Cheers' Easter Egg In Fallout 4

That… well, that tableau sure looks familiar. I wasn't a huge Cheers fan; the show was a bit before my time. But even I know the look of that big central bar, where all the glasses used to hang.

And those two corpses at the bar in the back…

There's A Pretty Great 'Cheers' Easter Egg In Fallout 4

… didn't Cliff used to wear a postal worker's uniform? I believe I've found the post-apocalyptic remains of Cliff and Norm. Still buddies, even in death.

Meanwhile behind the bar...

There's A Pretty Great 'Cheers' Easter Egg In Fallout 4

Sam's not looking too hot, but it makes sense that he'd die while tending bar. (Our resident Cheers expert Chris Suellentrop tells me this could also be Woody, depending on which season was in progress when the nukes dropped.)

In the back, a room with a pool table:

There's A Pretty Great 'Cheers' Easter Egg In Fallout 4

Next to that, an office that looks suspiciously like Sam/Rebecca's:

There's A Pretty Great 'Cheers' Easter Egg In Fallout 4

There's even a Jukebox, though when I hit "Activate," nothing happens:

There's A Pretty Great 'Cheers' Easter Egg In Fallout 4

I was so sure it'd play the Cheers theme, too! Maybe it's a bug or something.

Of course, when I slowed down and realised that "Prost!" is what Germans say as a toast instead of "Cheers!", the homage became much more obvious.

If you want to visit Cheers in Fallout 4, you can find the Prost Bar next to where my arrow is on the map here:

There's A Pretty Great 'Cheers' Easter Egg In Fallout 4

Fair warning, though: I'm not sure anyone there will know your name, and there's no one left to be glad you came.


Comments

    I think that's Frasier sitting alone on the other side of the bar too. Which would make it after season 4, probs season 5. I also think I see two bodies behind the bar. So it would be Sam and Woody. The only thing missing is a payphone in the hallway. I love that show. What a great Easter egg.

    Making your way in the world today takes everything you got.

    All time classic sitcom.
    Still not sold on Fallout 4. These big open wolrd games start off as exciting and interesting but soon start to feel like work. Must talk self out of purchase.

    Awesome homage. What would be perfect would be an echo of canned laughter or cheering as you enter the first time. Both on point for the homage, and creepy...

    There is a Good Will Hunting easter egg in the CIT ruins where you can find a skeleton in front of a chalk board with some of the solutions written out. The Cheers one is a little larger, but still a cool reference.

    Think it woulda been better if there was a Supermutant and when yoy first enter he yells "Norm?!"

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