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Diane's Allergy 

Diane claims to be allergic to Frasier's dog after they move in together, but Sam and Frasier know her allergies are psychosomatic. Meanwhile, the guys at the bar shower Carla with a series of gag birthday gifts.


James Burrows


Glen Charles (created by), Les Charles (created by) | 2 more credits »


Episode cast overview:
Ted Danson ... Sam Malone
Shelley Long ... Diane Chambers
Nicholas Colasanto ... Ernie 'Coach' Pantusso
Rhea Perlman ... Carla Tortelli
John Ratzenberger ... Cliff Clavin
George Wendt ... Norm Peterson
Cory 'Bumper' Yothers Cory 'Bumper' Yothers ... Ben
Kelsey Grammer ... Frasier Crane


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Nervous because they think he still has feelings for her, Diane and Frasier tell Sam that they are moving in together. Sam is happy for them, as happy as he can be for Diane and Frasier. But in a private discussion between Sam and Diane, each has an underlying but unspoken air of apprehension about this move. After Diane moves in with Frasier, she develops a constant tickle in her throat and sneezing fits which she attributes to being allergic to Frasier's dog, Pavlov. Sam thinks her symptoms are psychosomatic, masking a reality of not wanting to live with Frasier. When Sam agrees to take Pavlov after Frasier offers to give her up for Diane, Diane seems somewhat annoyed. After Pavlov leaves the Crane-Chambers household, Diane develops another symptom in addition to the tickle and the sneezing, that of a "voice change". This added symptom is also despite the house being fumigated, the upholstery changed, and the wallpaper stripped. Finally Frasier is fed up, and faces the reality that ... Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Drama


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The sweater Cliff gives to Carla still has the store tag on it which indicates that he either stole it or he forgot to take it off. See more »


The sweater Cliff gives Carla still has a store tag on it. See more »


Diane Chambers: Sam. Frasier and I have something important to tell you.
Frasier Crane: Sam, this may be rough going. I mean, despite your vehement protests to the contrary, and with no intention of disparaging your sincerity, but Diane and I believe that you may still be suffering some emotional residue from the turbulent relationship you had with Diane.
Sam Malone: I'm sorry Frasier. I must have dozed off for a paragraph or two.
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References Seven Samurai (1954) See more »

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15 August 2019 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

Diana is about to move in with Frasier and she begins to have allergic symptoms: coughing, sneezing, vocal changes. They are convinced it is Frasier's dog, Pavlov. So Sam takes the dog, but the problems continue. What could it be? That is the basic storyline. There is a secondary plot. It is Carla's birthday and the guys give her gifts. With amusing results.

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6 December 1984 (USA) See more »

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