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Abnormal Psychology 

Diane thinks that Frasier is masking romantic feelings for his colleague, Dr. Lilith Sternin, so she launches a plan to fan the flames of love. Meanwhile, Norm and Cliff reluctantly join Woody for a fishing trip.

Director:

James Burrows

Writers:

Glen Charles (created by), Les Charles (created by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Ted Danson ... Sam Malone
Shelley Long ... Diane Chambers
Rhea Perlman ... Carla Tortelli
John Ratzenberger ... Cliff Clavin
Woody Harrelson ... Woody Boyd
Kelsey Grammer ... Dr. Frasier Crane
George Wendt ... Norm Peterson
Bebe Neuwirth ... Lilith Sternin
Richard Herkert Richard Herkert ... Moderator
Steve Giannelli Steve Giannelli ... Steve
Alan Koss Alan Koss ... Alan
Tim Cunningham Tim Cunningham ... Tim
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Frasier is scheduled to appear on the debating television show Psychology This Week. However he decides to cancel when the original opposing colleague to appear cancels and is replaced by Frasier's one time terrible date, Dr. Lilith Sternin. Frasier is not too enamored with Dr. Sternin, or so he says. Diane thinks it's love. Frasier's passionate diatribe against Dr. Sternin in Diane's mind is not the opposite of love - indifference is. But before Frasier can cancel, Dr. Sternin comes to the bar to speak to him to the lay the groundwork for the debate. As their pre-show meeting turns into a name calling argument, they decide to proceed with the debate to one up the other in a public forum. Diane believes she has the answer to address both Frasier's latent romantic feelings for Dr. Sternin, and Dr. Sternin's stated wish to one up Frasier. Diane's plan takes an unexpected turn during the debate. Although the debate and reaching the goal of Diane's plan don't quite come off as expected, ... Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 October 1986 (USA) See more »

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

During the opening, as Cliff and Norm are walking out of the bar enroute to a gladiator film festival instead of accepting an offer to go fishing with Woody, Norm delivers the Latin phrase "De gustibus non est disputandum". This can be translated as "there is no disputing matters of taste". See more »

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At 19 min, 51 sec, the camera can be seen in the right side of the frame as Frasier crosses the bar to talk with Lilith and he says "unprofessional attitude." See more »

Quotes

Frasier: You know, you perplex me.
Lilith: Oh?
Frasier: Yes, usually people of your limited physical appeal make up for it with an actual personality.
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Frasier and Lilith
22 August 2019 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

This episode features Frasier Crane and Lilith Sternin. The two had a single date and it was a disaster. Bebe Neuwirth, a huge Broadway star, and most recently a regular on "Madame Secretary," is a complex, challenging figure. She is harsh and wound very tight. When the two are together, sparks fly. The TV show they appear on is amazing. Also, Woody organizes a fishing trip with mixed results.


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