Will Arnett and Woody Harrelson Joke Ted Danson Had ‘BDE’ on ‘Cheers’ (Exclusive)

Ted Danson learns what “BDE” stands for in the first episode of his podcast with Woody Harrelson.

In PEOPLE’s exclusive clip of Wednesday’s episode, Danson and Harrelson welcome Will Arnett to their debut SiriusXM podcast, Where Everybody Knows Your Name. The friends discuss Danson’s character on Cheers when Harrelson remembers a new term he heard that reminded him of Danson. 

“BDE, have you guys heard of it?” Harrelson asks, to which Danson says, “no.”

“Big d— energy,” the True Detective actor explained before pointing at his co-host and adding: “He has that.”

From left: Woody Harrelson, Will Arnett and Ted Danson.

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The men joked as Harrelson agreed, saying the Curb Your Enthusiasm star “has that for sure,” referring to Danson’s character, Sam Malone, in Cheers.

“I have BSE,” Arnett teases. “Which is big snuggle energy.”

Earlier in the clip, the three were giving Danson credit for how well he played a former relief pitcher for the Boston Red Sox in Cheers after he admitted he was not an athletic kid. He admitted that he did like basketball until he went to Stanford and realized sports may not be for him.

“I walked to the court — didn’t even step onto the court — and looked around and went, ‘Oh s—, plan B,’” he laughed.

Ted Danson (left) and Woody Harrelson (right) on ‘Cheers’.

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Arnett and Harrelson compared it to when people meet Henry Winkler expecting to talk to his famous character Fonzie from Happy Days. 

“You’re like, ‘Jesus, I wanted to meet the Fonz,’” Arnett laughed, then complimenting Danson’s acting skills on Cheers once again, saying, “You did move like an athlete so well.

The Emmy winner revealed that he had a secret to embodying a baseball player, which the creator of the series told him about when he took on the role.

“Jimmy Burrows helped me by saying — and it got me a lot of close ups too — ‘Just reach down and grab yourself periodically in the nuts,’” Danson says. “Athletes for some reason touch themselves a lot!”

Arnett, not knowing if Danson was kidding, asked, “Did he really?”  Danson confirmed it, and all three men couldn’t help but laugh.

On each episode of Where Everybody Knows Your Name, Danson and Harrelson will be joined by a special guest “to dig beyond the career highlights and into the stuff of life that makes us who we are,” according to a press release.

“While listeners can expect some fond reminiscences of their time on Cheers, the show will mostly serve as a freewheeling exchange of laughter and wisdom as the charismatic duo reconnect both with each other and with the talented friends they’ve made throughout their incredible careers,” the synopsis continues.

The pair are set to sit down with stars including Eric Andre, Kristen Bell, Laura Dern, Jane Fonda, Simu Liu, Megan Mullally, Conan O’Brien, Nick Offerman, Martin Short and Mary Steenburgen.

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New episodes ofWhere Everybody Knows Your Name with Ted Danson and Woody Harrelson debut every Wednesday, beginning June 12, on the SiriusXM app and anywhere podcasts are heard.

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