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Dinner at Eight-ish 

Frasier and Lilith announce that they are moving in together and as the instigators of the relationship, they invite Sam and Diane over as their first dinner guests. Just prior to Sam and ... See full summary »

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Frasier and Lilith announce that they are moving in together and as the instigators of the relationship, they invite Sam and Diane over as their first dinner guests. Just prior to Sam and Diane's arrival, the new couple analyze their relationship and who manipulated who into doing what, which starts an evening long argument. As Sam and Diane arrive, the evening goes on a roller coaster of emotions, the major downturn initiated by a secret revealed by Diane. Thus Diane becomes the third member embroiled in the emotional battle for the evening. The dip and the apartment main floor powder room play key roles in how those emotions manifest themselves. Frasier believes that he has the ultimate answer to the evening's problems. Written by Huggo

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The title of the third episode from the first season of "Frasier" has a similar title, "Dinner at Eight". It the the episode where Frasier, Niles, and Martin go to Martin's favourite steakhouse. See more »

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[Carla catches Sam and Diane in a lie in not babysitting for her]
Carla Tortelli: [to Sam, angrily] So, you and Diane have 'this thing Wednesday night', huh? Why don't you just come out and say it: you don't want to spend an evening alone with my kids.
Sam MaloneDiane Chambers: We don't want to spend an evening alone with your kids.
Carla Tortelli: Neither do I.
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References I, Claudius (1976) See more »

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Our House
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Written by Graham Nash
Performed by Kelsey Grammer & Bebe Neuwirth with Shelley Long
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Frasier and Lilith have decided to move in together. To celebrate, they invite Sam and Diane over for dinner.
23 March 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

One of the all-time best episodes of Cheers and without a doubt, the best Frasier/Lilith episode. Like most Frasier/Lilith episodes, Dinner at Eight-ish isn't loud and outrageous like a Cliff Clavin episode would be (although, Lilith does have a bit of a nervous breakdown before dinner). It's very witty and the humour is centred around on-going jokes throughout the episode (Lilith/Frasier/Diane locking themselves in the bathroom, Sam sitting on the couch eating non- stop). The one area where this episode could have been a little stronger was the "back at the bar" storyline. Otherwise, this episode deserves the 10/10 it received from me. The most bitter- sweet scene for watchers of Cheers and Frasier would probably in this episode when Frasier and Lilith gleefully sing "Our House" together at the piano. If you're as strong a proponent for the Frasier/Lilith relationship as I, your heart will break for them as you know that they don't end up together. Fortunately, Diane will pop up and snap you out of it as she starts to sing along. Dinner at Eight-ish is a wonderful episode of Cheers and is sure to be a favourite of yours.


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