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Diane's Nightmare 

Diane dreams that "Andy Andy" has escaped form a mental institution and is coming to kill her. But when she wakes from her nightmare, "Andy Andy" shows up at the bar to ask a favor.



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It was a dark and stormy night. These are the types of nightmares that Diane has been having since she found out that Andy 'Andy' Schroeder, the ex-con murderer who tried to strangle her once, has been released from the mental institution. Behind her back, Frasier has been counseling Andy just to make sure that Diane's fears are unfounded, which he assures her they are. Frasier suggests that she just talk to Andy to confront her fears. But she doesn't have a choice as Andy comes to the bar unannounced. In part, Andy has come to ask for Diane's forgiveness, which she reluctantly albeit not quite sincerely gives. But he also wants everyone's help. He has met a wonderful woman who knows nothing about his past, and he has made up a background that consists of everyone at Cheers. Sam agrees to go along with Andy's ruse, but Diane is not too sure she should trust him. They all do go along with it, however his stories revolve primarily around Andy owning the bar. They all, but especially Sam... Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Drama





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31 October 1985 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Woody Boyd: You know, I used to be afraid of the dark, but I got myself over it.
Sam Malone: Oh yeah, how did you do that?
Woody Boyd: Oh well, I just shut my eyes, and pretended it wasn't there.
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References Cheers: Homicidal Ham (1983) See more »

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Diane's Nightmare (#4.5)
13 May 2014 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Diane has a dream that Andy Andy has escaped and there is a power outrage and she goes to the cellar and there he is. Then she wakes up and tells it to the guys, Frasier tells her that he spoke to Andy Andy and knows that he is a different guy now. Then Andy Andy comes and asks for a favor to pretend to his girlfriend that they are his friends. Diane agrees as everyone else they should do it to give him a chance to start over after all of this Dian finds out that Sam is in reality very smart and then she wakes up again.

A great episode. It was great for them to bring Andy Andy as he is a fun character. The idea of the episodes and all the twists are very well written. Although I did figure out that it is again a dream when she talks to Sam in the office. They wouldn't ruin his character like this!

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