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When Did Cliff Clavin Get A Job As A Bailiff? At Least He Got A Photo With Tiger Woods

TMZ, courtesy of the mysterious ways in which it operates, somehow got its paws on a photo of Tiger Woods shortly after his divorce from Elin was finalized in a Bay County courthouse in Panama City, Florida earlier this month. Posing with him in the above photo is none other than Cliff Clavin, who for some reason or another, is now working as a bailiff.

And yes, I am aware that Cliff Clavin, the know-it-all alcoholic mailman from Cheers real name is John Ratzenberger but if I would have put used the actor’s name instead of the character he will always be associated with, none of you young whippersnappers would have had any idea who I was referring to. In fact, a lot of you probably have no idea who Cliff Clavin is nor the fact that Archibald Leach, Bernard Schwartz and Lucille LeSueur have never been in his kitchen.

In any event, I feel bad for Ratzenberger that he has to supplement his income with side gigs as a court official. One would expect that all that money he has been pulling in from his voice work in those Pixar films would be more than enough to live on, but there you go. Ratzenberger does have one thing going for him, I suppose: he is now my second favorite bailiff, right behind Bull Shannon from Night Court (insert funky bass line here).

Tiger Woods — The $100 Million Photo [TMZ]