The Show Where Sam Shows Up

Series 2 - Episode 16 The Show Where Sam Shows Up



Sam Malone, Frasier Crane’s old mate from Cheers, turns up in Seattle to the whooping delight of the studio audience. Sam (a luxuriantly raven-haired Ted Danson, long before his elder-statesman turn in CSI: Crime Scene Investigation) needs advice and help because he’s about to get married. But Sam is a sex addict and commitment-phobe and he is reacting very badly to the idea of wedded bliss.

There are lots of Cheers call-backs for fans of the adored sitcom (which was also, of course, Frasier’s parent) and some great deadpan acting from Kelsey Grammer when he realises he had a one-night stand with Sam’s intended bride.


Cheers owner Sam Malone turns up in Seattle to ask for advice on whether to go through with his wedding - but Frasier recognises his old friend's fiancee as a woman he slept with three months previously. Comedy, guest starring Ted Danson and Tea Leoni.

Cast & Crew

Dr Frasier Crane Kelsey Grammer
Daphne Moon Jane Leeves
Dr Niles Crane David Hyde Pierce
Roz Doyle Peri Gilpin
Martin Crane John Mahoney
Sam Malone Ted Danson
Sheila Tea Leoni
Director James Burrows
Writer Ken Levine
Writer David Isaacs
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