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'Every time I can't make it work with a woman'. What the hell does he know
—Frasier about Martin

Don Juan In Hell: Part 2 is the second part of the premiere of Season 9 of Frasier.

Synopsis

FRASIER'S PAST WOMEN RETURN AS 'CHEERS' ALUMS BEBE NEUWIRTH AND SHELLEY LONG GUEST-STAR WITH JEAN SMART AND RITA WILSON IN HOUR-LONG SEASON PREMIERE -- In the one-hour season premiere, Frasier (Kelsey Grammer) returns with his girlfriend Claire (guest star Patricia Clarkson) from a tropical vacation where he is tormented by his romantic dreams of Lana (Emmy Award-winning guest star Jean Smart) and ponders dumping Claire -- but is then beset by the great loves of his life, including ex-wife Lilith (Emmy winner Bebe Neuwirth, "Cheers") and Diane (Emmy winner Shelley Long, "Cheers"), who freely dispense advice and opinions. Meanwhile, Frasier maneuvers to scout out the terrain surrounding Lana for future romance until he is confronted by an unexpected and handsome competitor (guest star Brian Kerwin) while Roz (Peri Gilpin) is dogged by Lana's frisky teenaged son Kirby (guest star Brian Klugman).

Starring

Kelsey Grammer as Frasier Crane
Jane Leeves as Daphne Moon
David Hyde Pierce as Niles Crane
Peri Gilpin as Roz Doyle
and John Mahoney as Martin Crane

Special Guest Stars

Shelley Long as Diane Chambers
Bebe Neuwirth as Lilith Sternin
Jean Smart as Lana Gardner[1]
Patricia Clarkson as Claire French (voice)
Rita Wilson as Hester Crane
Brian Kerwin as Bob Gardner

Guest starring

Brian Klugman as Kirby Gardner
Dina Waters as Nanette Guzman

Special Appearances By

Tushka Bergen as Miranda Rogers
Lisa Darr as Laura Paris
Lindsay Frost as Samantha Pierce
Cynthia LaMontagne as Annie
Gigi Rice as Regan Shaw
Claire Stansfield as Kristina Harper
Shannon Tweed as Honey Snow
Lisa Waltz as Tricia
Claire Yarlett as Vicky

Quotes

FrasierMother! What are you doing here?
LilithYou have to ask? You're a Freudian

Trivia

  • The episode is dedicated to Lynn and David Angell, who were both victims of 9/11
  • Martin berates Frasier for not being able to make a relationship work
  • The cabin Frasier is at is the same one that he and the rest of the family went to in Momma Mia, the season seven premiere. Coincidentally, Frasier had been dating a doppelgänger of his mother in that episode whereas in this one, he is confronted by his actual mother.
  • When Frasier is confronted by a vision of every woman he's ever dated, the crowd of women includes the following actresses who have appeared in previous episodes as romantic interests for Frasier - Tushka Bergen, Lisa Darr, Lindsay Frost, Cynthia LaMontagne, Gigi Rice, Claire Stansfield, Shannon Tweed, Lisa Waltz, Virginia Madsen, Amy Brenneman, Teri Hatcher, Sela Ward, Jane Kaczmarek, Mercedes Ruehl, Tea Leoni, Linda Hamilton, Lisa Edelstein and Claire Yarlett.
  • Frasier's first wife Nanette is played here by Dina Spybey-Waters. When Nanette was first introduced on Cheers she was played by Emma Thompson. In a future episode of Frasier, she is played by Laurie Metcalf.
  • Diane mentions that Hester tried to have her killed, referencing the Cheers episode Diane Meets Mom.
  • When Nanette sings "Bangladesh, Dhaka Before The Dawn," Frasier sarcastically comments "The Bangladesh part's coming." Bangladesh gained independence from Pakistan in 1971 and given that Frasier recognized the song, it would appear that he and Nanette met approximately around the same time. This would also appear to be correct based on Frasier's age from the first season (which should now be around 47-48 as of this episode).

Notes and references

  1. Final appearance of Lana
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