Season 5 Episode 4

Abnormal Psychology

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Oct 16, 1986 on NBC
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Episode Summary

Diane tries to help Lilith, the lady psychologist attracted to Frasier, to soften her appearance and surprise Frasier during their television debate.

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  • Frasier and Lilith star on a psychology show in Boston to debate. Diane thinks it would be to Lilith's advantage to be more feminine.

    I love Lilith! She's just so funny especially when bantering with Frasier. When Lilith transformed I remembered times in my real life when the same results happened. When the camera shoots back to the audience at the bar watching the show the reactions are priceless. Frasier and Lilith's kiss at the end are classic.
Rhea Perlman

Rhea Perlman

Carla Lozupone Tortelli LeBec

George Wendt

George Wendt

Hilary Norman "Norm" Peterson

Ted Danson

Ted Danson

Sam "Mayday" Malone

Bebe Neuwirth

Bebe Neuwirth

Dr. Lilith Sternin-Crane

Shelley Long

Shelley Long

Diane Chambers

John Ratzenberger

John Ratzenberger

Clifford C "Cliff" Clavin, Jr

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • It's the first time Norm is shown entering the bar without saying hi to everyone and everyone yelling "Norm!" This was due to the fact that Norm was deep in conversation with Cliff as they entered.

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Lilith: I suggest that your behavior indicates an unacceptable level of sexual frustration. You strike me as a man who needs professional help. Or a girlfriend.
      Frasier: And you strike me as a woman who could use a good cuffing.

    • Frasier: Believe it or not, Sam. It's actually possible to have hostile feelings towards someone without being in love with them.
      Sam: You mean I can actually hate Diane without having it mean anything more than I hate her.
      Frasier: Feel free.

    • Frasier: Dr. Foster had to cancel. Dr. Sternin is going to take his place.
      Diane: Lilith Sternin?
      Cliff: You mean that, pardon my French, woman you once dated?
      Frasier: That's a rather charitable description, Cliff. I just hope they can find someone to replace me as readily as they did Dr. Foster.
      Carla: Can't handle debating a woman, eh?
      Frasier: A woman, yes. An ice cube in heels, no.

    • (Lilith enters the bar.)
      Cliff: Uh, oh. Frost warning!

    • (Lilith lets her hair down.)
      Frasier: You know what? I'm going to kiss you. I'm going to kiss you long and I'm going to kiss you hard. I'm going to kiss you 'til...
      (Lilith grabs him and kisses him passionately!)
      Frasier: Yes, like that...!

  • NOTES (1)


    • Lilith: I'd like to thank you, Diane, for your Pygmalion-like transformation.
      Pygmalion (1912) is a play by George Bernard Shaw that also served as the basis for the musical My Fair Lady. In the story an English speech professor teaches a lower class Cockney flower girl to speak in a refined manner which allows her to pass as a member of the upper class.