Season 3 Episode 25

Rescue Me

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM May 09, 1985 on NBC
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Episode Summary

Frasier proposes to Diane while they're in Italy and she makes an emergency call to Sam, hoping he'll talk her out of it.

Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • Here comes the bride....

    Frasier proposes to Diane, who then calls Sam, who thinks she is trying to gloat so congratulates her on becoming altar-bound. Sam tells everyone at the bar who tell him, that maybe she was calling for him to persuade her out of it. Cliff calls his travel agent and tells Sam that he could get to Italy in time so he goes. Sam has a dream sequence of how he might steal Diane away from Frasier, but also another of how they might change the wedding plans and he might lose her. There is a brilliant cliff-hanger at the end with Sam sitting on a plane, heading for Italy and Diane calling the bar, begging that he isn' there. is this it for Frasier and Diane and will Sam get there in time to crash the wedding?

    This is a brillaint episode, and leaves you wanting the season four premiere so much!moreless
Rhea Perlman

Rhea Perlman

Carla Lozupone Tortelli LeBec

George Wendt

George Wendt

Hilary Norman "Norm" Peterson

Ted Danson

Ted Danson

Sam "Mayday" Malone

Shelley Long

Shelley Long

Diane Chambers

Nicholas Colasanto

Nicholas Colasanto

Ernie "Coach" Pantusso

John Ratzenberger

John Ratzenberger

Clifford C "Cliff" Clavin, Jr

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (4)

    • (Character's Final Line)
      Coach: Carla, in some ways...he can see more.

    • Sam: Well do you think I should go through with this?
      Norm: I think that you and Diane are lovely special people, Sam. Alone. Separately. You know individual. Together frankly, you stink. To the casual observer you're running off to Italy would have to seem stupid beyond reason.
      Sam: I'm goin'.
      Norm: That's what I'd do.

    • Carla: I don't get it Sammy. Why Diane? Why not arsenic or strychnine?

    • Cliff: I hate answering machines. I never know what to say to them.
      Carla: Gee and you're such a whiz with people.

  • NOTES (5)

    • The first scene after the opening credits is the unused teaser from "The Bartender's Tale." That episode ran long, and it was decided it would do nicely here.

    • The teaser featuring the late Colasanto was from "Sam Turns The Other Cheek." That episode ran long and it was decided that this previously unused scene would make a nice tribute to the recently deceased actor.

    • As a tribute to the late actor, the laugh track is muted after Coach's final line.

    • This episode is the last to feature Nicholas Colasanto as Ernie "Coach" Pantusso due to his death earlier in the season. He is seen briefly in an outtake.

    • Carla is not pregnant in the outtake that featured the Coach. Carla had been pregnant for 11 episodes prior to this one. I didn't put it down as a goof, because I'm sure that the outtake was added on purpose.