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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.



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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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6 December 1984 (USA)  »

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As the next scene begins just after the "fine dribble crystal" gag, during the long shot of the bar pointing towards the pool room, studio can lights can be seen above the bar and going down the hallway. See more »


Frasier Crane: [about his dog, who Sam now owns] So, Sam, listen, fill me in. I'm hungry for news about little Pavlov.
Sam Malone: [a slight pause] Pavlov? Oh, you must mean little Diane.
Frasier Crane: I beg your pardon?
Sam Malone: Yeah, I renamed the puppy "Diane". I figured you wouldn't mind. I mean it's my puppy now. Yeah, oh boy, I tell you, it's so wonderful. I come home, she gives me a little trouble, I swat her on the rear end, I say, "Shut up, Diane", and she does. It's heaven.
Frasier Crane: Sam, I have to be honest with you. Changing the dog's name ...
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Diane's Allergy (#3.10)
10 May 2014 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Diane and Frasier move in together. They are happy about it, but Diane starts having allergy to his dog. Sam thinks it is pseudo allergy as she doesn't really want to live with Frasier. Frasier gives the dog to Sam, but the allergy doesn't stop. So Frasier thinks they have to end it. He wants his dog back but Sam doesn't want to give it up, when they fight Diane walks in and thinks that the fight is about her, suddenly the allergy disappears.

Great idea of the story and pretty funny. I just feel bad for the doggy who had to be given away but Sam should be a great owner too.

The small story about Carla's joke gifts was fun as well!

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