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More Vital Stats & Facts About Diane Chambers

  • Ever since she was a child Diane dreamed of being a ballerina and later in life while at Cheers she auditioned to be a ballerina (with disastrous results).
  • In high school, Diane was voted the girl most likely to marry into old money. She lost her virginity at age nineteen. In college, Diane belonged to the Phi Epsilon Delta sorority. Her course load included 26 units of psychology [she’s a Skinnerian Behaviorist] and a bowling course that satisfied her Phys Ed requirement.
  • To keep her company, Diane collected a number of stuffed animals including Mr. Jammers, a giraffe; Freddy Frogbottom, a toad; Mr. Buzzer, a bee; Gary Gorilla [who hates Mr. Jammers] and her favorite puppet Brian the Lion. The remains of Brian were turned into a rag that Diane used to wipe the bar at Cheers.
  • Diane also had a real cat named Elizabeth Barrett Browning (after her favorite poet). When her cat died Diane went into a deep depression. And speaking of depression, Diane once spent a lengthy stay at Goldenbrook Psychiatric Hospital. Diane was allergic to dogs especially Frasier Crane’s dog Pavlov. When exposed she talked in a high-pitched nasal voice.
  • When upset Diane gets a facial tic that causes a twitch on the right-hand side of her face. It almost ruined her chances in the ‘45th Annual Miss Boston Barmaid Competition but she won based on beauty, perkiness and congeniality. To stop the twitch, Diane meditates.
  • Prior to Cheers, Diane worked as a salesclerk at the 3rd Eye Bookstore; a checkout clerk at Hurley's Market; and a substitute teacher at Boston University.
  • For a time, Diane's was stalked by a crazed ex-murderer called Andy Andy who was released from psychiatric hospital. The experience gave her strange nightmares.
  • Diane's father wanted Diane to marry so he placed a clause in his will (as a motivational factor) that if she did not get married within ten years of his death, then all of his money would be forfeited from both Diane and her mother. One day before the ten years expired, Helen shows up and informs Diane of the will's condition. Diane tired to find a ready-made husband, but didn't meet the deadline. Fortunately, the family chauffeur who had been stealing money from the family for years, proposed marriage to Helen and she was back on the road to wealth.
  • And finally, while everyone at Cheers calls bar regular Mr. Peterson "Norm," the prim and proper Diana calls him "Norman."

Some Sam & Diane Quotes

Sam: You are the nuttiest, the stupidest, the phoniest fruitcake I ever met!
Diane: You Sam Malone are the most arrogant self centered...
Sam & Diane: [together] SHUT UP!
Sam: Shut your fat mouth!
Diane: Make me
Sam: Make you.. My God I'm, I'm gonna, I'm GONNA BOUNCE YOU OFF EVERY WALL IN THIS OFFICE!!
Diane: Try it and you'll be walking funny tomorrow... Or should I say funnier.
Sam: You know, You know I always wanted to pop you one! Maybe this is my lucky day, huh?
Diane: You disgust me! I hate you!
Sam: Are you as turned on as I am?
Diane: More!

Sam: You know I've never met an intelligent women that I would want to date!
Diane: On behalf of the intelligent women around the world, may I just say [swiping her forehead] WHEW!!

Sam: [Sam, on the way to the cellar] "Would you like to join me somewhere quiet, empty and dimly lit?"
Diane: "Like your mind?"

Diane: [to Sam] "If brains were money, you'd have to take out a loan for a cup of coffee!"

Sam: [to Diane] "To me, our relationship makes perfect sense. You want me to propose to you, I propose to you. You say no, I say fine, I never wanna see you again. You drive me nuts telling me you want me to propose again, I do, you turn me down. Next thing I know I'm in a court of law where I've got to propose to you or go to jail. It's the classic American love story."  


Ted Danson as Sam 'Mayday' Malone
Shelley Long as Diane Chambers
Kirstie Alley.. as Rebecca Howe
Nicholas Colasanto as Ernie 'Coach' Pantusso
Rhea Perlman as Carla Tortelli LeBec
John Ratzenberger as Clifford C. 'Cliff' Clavin, Jr.
Woody Harrelson as Woodrow 'Woody' Tiberius Boyd
Kelsey Grammer as Dr. Frasier Winslow Crane
Bebe Neuwirth as Dr. Lilith Sternin-Crane
George Wendt as Hilary Norman 'Norm' Peterson
 Tim Cunningham as Tim
Keene Curtis as John Allen Hill
Tony DiBenedetto as Tony
Richard Doyle as Mr. Lloyd Gaines
Steve Giannelli as Steve
Larry Harpel as Larry
Dan Hedaya as Nick Tortelli
Michael Holden as Joe
Mandy Ingber as Annie Tortelli 
Jack Knight as Jack
Alan Koss as Alan 
Hugh Maguire as Hugh
Philip Perlman as Phil
Roger Rees as Robin Colcord
Al Rosen. as Al
Peter Schreiner as Pete
Tom Skerritt as Evan Drake
Jackie Swanson as Kelly Susan Gaines Boyd
Jay Thomas as Guy 'Eddie' Edward LeBec
Paul Vaughn as Paul
Paul Willson as Paul Krapence

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