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“I’m happy to be able to set the record straight (not that I’m any more believable than anyone else on the internet).
A CHEERS Retrospective What do a former professional baseball player, a career waitress/mother of eight, an often out of work accountant, a know-it-all mail man, a bad at love psychiatrist, an emotionally unstable gold digging manager, an uptight psychoanalyst, an elitist failed writer, a clueless former coach, a clueless former farm hand and a number of colorful characters that occupy the city of Boston have in common?
“[T]his one more substantial,” Levine points out, “and she agreed to do it.
Diane has fled Boston for a stay at a sanitarium (where she meets Frasier), and upon her return to Cheers she learns that Sam has had a relapse and is drinking again.
Eventually, the two are engaged, although it’s clear Diane is ambivalent about the marriage; she calls Sam from her destination wedding in Italy, and he flies to Europe to stop it.
The fourth season begins with the reveal that Diane left Frasier at the altar, and the three characters are all back in Boston, miserable — Frasier has lost his job, and Diane is serving rice in a convent.
But his character serves as a perfect antagonist to the working-class patrons at Cheers, and Grammer’s perfect delivery makes it clear why the producers thought he brought something special to what was intended to be a short-lived character.
Of course, in his autobiography, , published in November 1995, Grammer doesn’t give his own performance the credit that the producers did; he claims that Shelley Long hated him, and that her increasingly difficult behavior on the set, which annoyed the writers and producers, is what instigated the expansion of Frasier’s character.
After a brief story arc in the beginning of the third season, Frasier’s character was absent from the show for a few episodes.