Cheers

Diane Meets Mom

Season 3, Ep 8, Aired 11/22/84
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  • Episode Description
  • Diane meets Frasier's mother, who quietly threatens to kill Diane if she doesn't leave Frasier alone.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Rhea Perlman

    Carla Lozupone Tortelli LeBec

  • George Wendt

    Hilary Norman "Norm" Peterson

  • Ted Danson

    Sam "Mayday" Malone

  • Shelley Long

    Diane Chambers

  • Nicholas Colasanto

    Ernie "Coach" Pantusso

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (6)

    • Coach: Whatya say to a beer, Norm? Norm: Going down?

    • Hester: I understand you used to date that woman. Sam: That's right. Hester: How much would it take to start things up again? Sam: You don't have enough money. Hester: How do you know? Sam: There isn't enough money.

    • Diane: (to Hester) When and if we marry I think we should commit mommie dearest here to a rest home. Making sure that beating and starving are the only forms of recreation.

    • Coach: What's up, Norm? Norm: Everything that's supposed to be.

    • Coach: What would you say to a nice beer, Normy? Norm: Going down.

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    Notes (4)

    • This episode was filmed on August 31, 1984.

    • Hester Crane would be played by Rita Wilson in Frasier.

    • This same plot was used in an episode of Taxi , it was Louie's girlfriend Zena's ( Rhea Perlman ) mother telling louie she would kill him .

    • The trouble between Hester Crane and Diane was mentioned again on the Season 9 premiere of Frasier Don Juan In Hell.

    Trivia (2)

    • After Hester threatens Diane, Frasier heads to the bathroom, saying "you only RENT a Ch√Ęteau Lafite Rothschild." This would have been quite a faux-pas as there are few (if any) dishes that a true wine-lover would pair with the cuisine that a seafood like Melville's would serve, especially the bouillabaisse (seafood stew) that Diane mentioned before going up to the restaurant.

    • Nancy Marchand who guests in this episode as Frasier's mother would later come to popularity and fame as Livia Soprano, Tony Sopranos mother on the smash hit HBO series, "The Sopranos."

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