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Abnormal Psychology 

Diane thinks that Frasier is masking romantic feelings for his colleague, Dr. Lilith Sternin, so she launches a plan to fan the flames of love. Meanwhile, Norm and Cliff reluctantly join Woody for a fishing trip.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Richard Herkert ...
Steve Giannelli ...
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Tim Cunningham ...


Frasier is scheduled to appear on the debating television show Psychology This Week. However he decides to cancel when the original opposing colleague to appear cancels and is replaced by Frasier's one time terrible date, Dr. Lilith Sternin. Frasier is not too enamored with Dr. Sternin, or so he says. Diane thinks it's love. Frasier's passionate diatribe against Dr. Sternin in Diane's mind is not the opposite of love - indifference is. But before Frasier can cancel, Dr. Sternin comes to the bar to speak to him to the lay the groundwork for the debate. As their pre-show meeting turns into a name calling argument, they decide to proceed with the debate to one up the other in a public forum. Diane believes she has the answer to address both Frasier's latent romantic feelings for Dr. Sternin, and Dr. Sternin's stated wish to one up Frasier. Diane's plan takes an unexpected turn during the debate. Although the debate and reaching the goal of Diane's plan don't quite come off as expected, ... Written by Huggo

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16 October 1986 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


During the opening, as Cliff and Norm are walking out of the bar enroute to a gladiator film festival instead of accepting an offer to go fishing with Woody, Norm delivers the Latin phrase "De gustibus non est disputandum". This can be translated as "there is no disputing matters of taste". See more »


After the broadcast, Sam asks the bar for the box number. One of the patrons calls out the zip code instead. See more »


Diane Chambers: Everyone knows that hate is not the opposite of love. Indifference is.
Sam Malone: Oh, whatever you say. I really don't care.
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Abnormal Psychology (#5.4)
20 May 2014 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Frasier Crane will be on a TV show for a debate, so will be Dr. Lilith Sternin his colleague that he had a date with once. They both argue a lot but Diane thinks there must be love so she works on Lilith's looks and when Frasier sees her on TV he is very attracted so they have a very remarkable show.

A great Frasier episode. I was very happy to see Dr. Lilith Sternin again that time she had a date with Frasier was very memorable, hope to see more of her.

The fishing trip was pretty funny as well. I loved Cliff being all poetic about the fishie he caught.

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