Season 4, Ep 14, Aired 1/16/86
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  • Episode Description
  • Diane arranges for a stranger to come into Cheers as part of an experiment in paranoid behavior, but then she provides an even better example as she waits for the gang to get back at her.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Rhea Perlman

    Carla Lozupone Tortelli LeBec

  • George Wendt

    Hilary Norman "Norm" Peterson

  • Ted Danson

    Sam "Mayday" Malone

  • Shelley Long

    Diane Chambers

  • John Ratzenberger

    Clifford C "Cliff" Clavin, Jr

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (4)

    • (the gang watches Diane make a fool of herself on TV) Sam: What'd you think you were doin' up there? Diane: I didn't think it was a real show. Sam: Are you kidding me? I mean who would make up something that boring? Diane: Well, I thought you did. I thought it was a joke. I figured that you set it up to get back at me because of my psychology experiment. Sam: Wow, what a great joke. I wish we had thought of that. Woody: I can't think of it now.

    • (the gang continue to discuss the stranger in the bar) Sam: Aw, come on, man. Just 'cause he looks like a spy and acts like a spy doesn't mean he is a spy, does it? Norm: I think it pretty much does, Sam. You don't suppose this guy is with, like, the CIA or FBI or anything, do you? Cliff: Ah, could be. Sam: Alright, let's go over the four things we know about him: He's been here since we opened, he's not drinking, he's not waiting for a table upstairs... Actually, that's only three. Anybody else know anything? Diane: You're an idiot! Sam: That would be four, then.

    • (the gang is speculating about the stranger in the bar) Woody: Well, he's probably , uh, a writer or a poet or something. Diane: Oh, that's very good. What do you think he's writing, Woody? Woody: Well, I hope he's not writing about a boy and his dog who roam through the countryside doing good deeds and drinkin' beer. Diane: Why? Woody: ‘Cause that's the story I'm writin'.

    • (Sam comes out of his office; Diane notices a strong smell) Diane: Good Lord, Sam. Have you been swimming laps in that cologne of yours? Sam: No. I just dropped the bottle all over the floor in there. Another two dollars and fifty cents down the drain. Diane: Ah, the big bottle.

    Notes (1)

    • This is the episode where Shelly Long (as Diane) does her hilarious imitation of a Cornish hen.

    Allusions (1)

    • Carla: ...and the best part is when Curly bats into that guard's sword and it makes that boing-oing-oing sound. Carla is referring to an episode of "The Three Stooges Show", episode 54, Musty Musketeers.

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