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A House Is Not a Home 

Diane finds the perfect house for her and Sam to buy. An elderly couple, Bert and Lillian Miller, currently live there and have for forty years. After hearing the Miller's stories of life ... See full summary »

Director:

James Burrows

Writers:

Glen Charles (created by), Les Charles (created by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Ted Danson ... Sam Malone
Shelley Long ... Diane Chambers
Rhea Perlman ... Carla Tortelli
John Ratzenberger ... Cliff Clavin
Woody Harrelson ... Woody Boyd
Kelsey Grammer ... Dr. Frasier Crane
George Wendt ... Norm Peterson
Billie Bird ... Lillian Miller
Douglas Seale ... Bert Miller
Stephanie Walski Stephanie Walski ... Naomi
Marc Smollin Marc Smollin ... David
Stefanie Mason Stefanie Mason ... Annie
Lou Bonacki ... Man
Penny Krompier Penny Krompier ... Mom
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Storyline

Diane finds the perfect house for her and Sam to buy. An elderly couple, Bert and Lillian Miller, currently live there and have for forty years. After hearing the Miller's stories of life in that house, Diane no longer thinks that it is the perfect house for her since it is Bert and Lillian's emotionally. Based on a statement by the Millers that they will miss the Christmases the most, Frasier suggests that Sam and Diane give the Millers one last Christmas in the house to rid Diane and Sam of any guilt. Sam thinks it's a screwy idea, but it's just what Diane needs. Despite it being the heat of summer, Diane decides not to wait until December and to have Christmas come in the summer this year, at least for the Millers and their extended family. The summer Christmas party has an unintended effect both for the Millers and for Diane, but Sam decides he needs to take control of the situation which isn't totally under control until he sees dogs playing black jack. Written by Huggo

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

TV-PG
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 April 1987 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

This episode features guest actor, Douglas Seale, as Bert Miller, and Billie Bird, as his wife, Lillian Miller. In the story line for this episode, Sam and Diane celebrate Christmas with the Millers, with Sam posing as Santa Claus. The following year, Ernest Saves Christmas came out, with Douglas Seale playing Santa Claus and Billie Bird playing his love interest. See more »

Quotes

Diane Chambers: Sam, great news. I found a house.
Sam Malone: Hey, turn it in. Maybe you'll get a reward.
Diane Chambers: No, you goose. I found our house. I was driving to work today and as luck would have it, there was an eight-car smash-up.
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Connections

References A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
(uncredited)
Music by Jule Styne
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
Performed by the episode cast led by Marc Smollin
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