Cheers: Season 5, Episode 21

Simon Says (5 Mar. 1987)

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Frasier's colleague from his Rhodes scholar days, Dr. Simon Finch-Royce, is a world renowned marriage counselor and is in Boston to accept an honorary degree. Despite Sam not wanting to do ... See full summary »



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Frasier's colleague from his Rhodes scholar days, Dr. Simon Finch-Royce, is a world renowned marriage counselor and is in Boston to accept an honorary degree. Despite Sam not wanting to do it, Diane asks Finch-Royce to provide a counseling session for her and Sam, to which the doctor agrees with Frasier funding the session as his wedding gift. After the Q&A session with Sam and Diane, Finch-Royce pronounces that Sam and Diane are the most ill-matched couple ever and that they should never see each other again let alone get married; he then leaves the bar to return to his hotel, as he wants a quiet evening of calling his wife in England, eating a quiet dinner, having a soothing shower and going to sleep early. But his evening doesn't go as planned as Diane, incensed with the Finch-Royce's assessment, is determined to prove the good doctor wrong for the sake of her and Sam's future. The one person who is glad that Finch-Royce's evening does not go according to plan is Frasier, who has ... Written by Huggo

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Athletic achievement is one of the qualifying criteria for a Rhodes Scholarship. That being the case, it seems peculiar that unathletic Frasier Crane could have been a Rhodes Scholar. See more »


Diane: If you ask me, his methods are highly suspect! How can he say we are mismatched on the basis of two silly questions? I didn't even answer mine accurately! I said what I thought he wanted to hear! Sam, did you answer the way you wanted to answer, or the way you thought he wanted you to answer, or the way you thought I wanted you to answer?
Sam Malone: I don't know, I got confused after the babe in the bikini walked by.
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Simon Says (#5.21)
22 May 2014 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Dr. Frasier's friend Dr. Simon Finch-Royce is in town and comes to see Frasier. He is a famous marriage therapist and Diane asks him to talk to her and Sam. Frasier offer it as his wedding gift. Only Dr. Simon says that they are a bad couple. Diane is very upset by it and keeps on taking Sam to Dr. Simon's hotel room until he finally has it enough and pronounces them the most perfect couple that ever existed.

Wow, after watching the previous episode that was perfect I didn't expect it to be such an excellent episode as well. they sure should have more of Frasier and his friends on the show! It is all hilarious. Diane starting with her womb memories, Frasier sending Diane and Sam to the hotel as he is mad about the amount charged and of course the final scene where Dr. Simon just had it. A perfect dialogue as well as brilliant performance by John Cleese. But I must say every character was awesome in this episode.

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