Season 5 Episode 21

Simon Says

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Mar 05, 1987 on NBC
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Diane badgers a noted British marriage counselor into seeing her and Sam for a pre-nuptial session, then refuses to heed his advice.

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  • About this episode

    it has wonderful acting for John Cleese.
  • Simon Finch-Royce,an eminent physciatrist old school chum of Frasiers,is in town,and Dianne solicits his advice,and when she doesnt like what he says,continues to badger him until he tells her what she wants to hear.moreless

    This episode features former Monty Pythoner,John Cleese.Cleese also appeared in the Brit-com,Fawlty Towers,which producers of Cheers have admitted was an influence.His appearance makes this one of the funniest episodes of the entire run of the series.Diannes constant hounding is hilarious,and like usual,Sam just wants to avoid the whole thing.The British style humor is actually something of a departure from the usual American sitcom humor,but it is so funny,and it does come out of the Sam-Dianne relationship,that it fits in well with the best Cheers episodes.moreless
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)

    • On June 1st, 2007, Fox broadcast a special from the Museum of Televison and Radio, "TV's Funniest Moments." The ending to this episode ranked at number 25 of the top 30 moments in the count-down.

  • QUOTES (7)

    • Simon: I've heard enough.
      Sam: That's it?
      Diane: Of course, Sam. That's all he has to hear. The good doctor is a brilliant man. I'm sure he has a complete handle on our relationship.
      Simon: Yes, I have. You two should only not get married but you should never see each other again.

    • Diane: You are the wisest man I know.
      Simon: High praise indeed.

    • Norm: I have to tell you my wife is a big fan of yours, sir. Yeah, she reads all those marriage improvement books.
      Simon: Great. Have they helped?
      Norm: They've helped me. It gives her something to do in bed.

    • Frasier: How was your flight?
      Simon: Oh relatively crash free.

    • (Sam & Diane visit Dr Finch-Royce for the umpteenth time)
      Diane: Dr, there's still one thing you haven't considered...
      Simon Finch-Royce: (flustered) OK. Sam, Diane, you two are perfect together. I'm sorry I made a mistake before but you are the most perfectly matched couple ever. But, why am I telling this to you? Let's share it with the rest of the world. (shouts out the window) Hear this, world! The rest of you can stop getting married! It's been done to perfection! (gesturing to the furniture) Envy them, sofa, envy them, chair, for you shall never be as cozy as they for their union shall be an epoch-shattering success and I STAKE MY LIFE ON IT. Wait a moment, let me get this on record! (talks into his tape recorder) "I, Dr. Simon Finch-Royce, being of sound mind and body declare that Sam and Diane shall be happy together throughout all eternity and if I am wrong I promise I will take my own life in the most disgusting manner possible." Here, take the tape, NO, take the whole machine. It's my wedding gift to you. (almost yelling) The most perfect couple since the DAWN of TIME.
      Diane: (turns to Sam, beaming) See?

    • Diane: Well, what about the idea that opposites attract?
      Simon Finch-Royce: Ah, the song of the TRULY desperate.

    • Simon Finch-Royce: Do we know her?
      Frasier: Yes, that's Carla.
      Simon Finch-Royce: Have her scrubbed and sent to my tent.

  • NOTES (3)