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Fairy Tales Can Come True 

Cliff meets the woman of his dreams at the bar on Halloween night but is afraid of meeting her when he's not in costume, and Sam and Diane have their first non-romantic outing together after the breakup.



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Episode cast overview:
Tinker Bell
Alan Koss ...
Steve Giannelli ...
J. Alan Thomas ...
Rebecca Soladay ...
Woman #1


Everyone at the bar is in costume, which means it's Halloween. Late arrival Cliff is dressed as Ponce de Leon, who is still going on about his trip to Florida. The gang get into an argument about Cliff and women, specifically that he never seems to have been on a date. Then, as Cliff is boring a bar patron about Florida, a woman dressed as Tinkerbell shows some interest in him. They have a good time that evening as Ponce and Tinkerbell, and decide to meet the following night as their real selves at the bar, which means that Cliff will be going on an actual date. Will Cliff actually go through with meeting the woman underneath the Tinkerbell façade? Meanwhile, Diane, with an extra ticket and no Frasier available, takes Sam to the Boston Pops with Frasier's blessing. Diane isn't nervous about being on a "date" with Sam until they're ready to go home. Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Drama





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25 October 1984 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Bernadette Birkett appears as Tinker Bell/Sharon O'Hare as Cliff's Hallowe'en date. She is married, in real life, to George Wendt and also played the voice of Norm's wife Vera, who is never seen onscreen. See more »


Alan: [about Cliff] Sorry Sam, but you gotta admit it's a little bit weird, isn't it? I mean, he's never been married, I've never even seen him with a woman.
Steve: Hey Norm, Norm, he's your best friend, is he gay or what?
Ernie 'Coach' Pantusso: I can't believe what I'm hearing. You can't tell a gay guy by his appearance. We had an outfielder on the Red Sox, Duke Roberts. I mean he never got married, he never went with girls, he even wore those fancy Italian shoes, and he lived with a guy who was a florist. And Duke wasn't gay.
Sam Malone: ...
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Written by Johnny Burke and Erroll Garner
performed by Johnny Mathis
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Fairy Tales Can Come True (#3.4)
10 May 2014 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

It is Halloween and Frasier has to leave the city. He was supposed to go with Diane to an event, he suggests her to go with Sam. And they do. Cliff meets a woman during Halloween, but is afraid to meet her without his mask on. Turns out she is afraid of meeting him as well,but when she comes they have a great moment again.

I like Halloween episodes. They had some great costumes too. I loved Coach as a pirate.

I also liked Cliff's story, my favorite of him so far. Him meeting this woman was very sweet and I wonder if they keep him having the relationship. Especially as she is so much like him. The best part was Sam getting them to dance at the end.

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