Season 3 Episode 1

Rebound (1)

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Sep 27, 1984 on NBC



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Sam: When you try to be a fun loving drunk you sure find out who your friends are.

    • Sam: I didn't start drinking when she left, I was celebrating. Celebrating the day I got rid of you. You hear that everybody.
      Everyone: Celebrating.
      Diane: Well let me tell you something, Sam. I have two birthdays now. One to make the occasion when my mother bore me and one to commemorate my glorious rebirth when I walked out of here.
      Sam: Just one more time you did not walk out of here. I kicked you out and I would do it again except that no man deserves that much pleasure in one life.

    • Coach: What will it be, Normy?
      Norm: A transfusion with a head on it.

    • Coach: Beer, Normy?
      Norm: You know how to make it sound tempting, you fast talker.

    • Sam: Step right this way ladies, it's time for the halftime show at the SammyDome!

  • Notes

    • This episode was filmed on July 24, 1984.

    • You may notice that Diane starts spending a lot of time behind tables and the bar disk in this season, this is to hide the fact that Shelley Long was pregnant.

    • This episode takes place six months after the events of the Season 2 finale. After Sam and Diane broke up, Diane had a nervous breakdown and spent the whole time at a sanatorium, while Sam returned to a life of drunken debauchery.

    • Like John Ratzenberger, Grammer was also only supposed to appear in seven episodes. Like Ratzenberger, he'd, too, become a regular cast member.

    • Kelsey Grammer makes his first appearance as Frasier Crane - a role he would end up playing for 20 years.

    • According to Kelsey Grammer's autobiography, the character of Frasier Crane was originally to be called Frasier Nye. Also the way the writers had him and Diane meet originally was by having him as her psychiatrist and they would start dating while she's his patient. The idea was dropped because Kelsey thought it would take Frasier's credibility as a noted psychiatrist away.

  • Allusions