Frasier (1993–2004)
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The Show Where Diane Comes Back 

The arrival of Diane Chambers in Seattle puts Frasier on an emotional rollercoaster ride.


James Burrows


David Angell (created by), Peter Casey (created by) | 4 more credits »


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Episode complete credited cast:
Kelsey Grammer ... Dr. Frasier Crane
Jane Leeves ... Daphne Moon
David Hyde Pierce ... Dr. Niles Crane
Peri Gilpin ... Roz Doyle
John Mahoney ... Martin Crane
Shelley Long ... Diane Chambers
John Carroll Lynch ... Franklin
Cali Timmins ... Mary Anne
Perry Stephens Perry Stephens ... Stan
Don Sparks ... Mr. Carr
Googy Gress ... Ned
Danny Breen ... Clark
Judith Corber Wexler Judith Corber Wexler ... Darla


Diane Chambers visits Frasier in Seattle to promote a play she has written. Frasier decides it is time to vent his feelings about how much pain he felt when Diane left him at the altar. However, he forgets to when Diane breaks down in the middle of dinner and confesses her life is a wreck, and she needs his help again. Written by crouchbk

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Release Date:

13 February 1996 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


This marks Shelley Long's second guest appearance as Diane in the series. Out of the three appearances, this is the only one in which the 'real' Diane appears (the others being dream sequences). See more »


When Fraiser comes back to the stage of Diane's play, as they're talking, when the camera is on Diane, you can see a crew member over her shoulder. In one shot he's there, then in another he's gone. Then in another he's back. See more »


[after Frasier runs across town and bursts into one of Niles's sessions]
Niles: [writing] Well, why do you think you reacted that way?
Frasier: Oh, spare me the psychiatrist bit, Niles! That includes putting down the pad!
[Niles lays his pad on the desk]
Frasier: In the drawer, Niles!
Niles: [complies] Fine. My first question to you is this: are you still in love with her?
Frasier: [shoots up from his chair and paces the office] No! Not in the least! It's a ridiculous suggestion!
Niles: Seeing as I have nowhere to write the phrase "classic denial...
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Crazy Credits

When the title "Frasier" and the usual silhouette of Seattle are on screen, a shooting star can be briefly seen in the sky. See more »


References Cheers (1982) See more »


Tossed Salads and Scrambled Eggs
Written by Bruce Miller and Darryl Phinnessee
Performed by Kelsey Grammer
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When Will We See Carla, Norm, and Cliff?
3 October 2019 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

I have no problem with former Cheers characters appearing. But Diane is a big one because she was once the center of Frasier's universe. Here, she is the same over the top intellectual snob, but she has fallen on hard times. Frasier is terrified when she shows up at the studio, but then he is faced with facing his weakness toward her. I was glad to see the final scene which shows a sense of maturity.

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