Ted Danson: Shelley Long Put 'Cheers' on the Map

Ted Danson: Shelley Long Put 'Cheers' on the Map

ET's Nancy O'Dell exclusively sat down with Ted Danson and Shelley Long for the Cheers 30th anniversary reunion dinner on Saturday where the two stars had an emotional moment describing what set their show apart from the rest of the pack.

RELATED: Drink Up! Cheers Celebrates 30 Years

"You really put us on the map," Danson gushed to Long. "And this is not my opinion. This is everybody's. We hadn't seen a character like Diane Chambers for years ... You really put Cheers on the map with your astounding performance."

Kirstie Alley, John Ratzenberger, George Wendt, Rhea Perlman and Bebe Neuwirth also showed up for the dinner hosted by show creators James Burrows, Glen Charles and Les Charles.

RELATED: Ted Danson Starring in Two Shows, Has No Time to Party

Tune in to ET on Monday for more with Ted, Shelley and the rest of the cast as they reunite and reminisce over shooting what many regard as the greatest sitcom ever.