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Character: Lana Gardner / Lorna Lynley
Created by: David Angell, Peter Casey, David Lee
Other cast: Kelsey Grammer, Jane Leeves, David Hyde Pierce, Peri Gilpin, John Mahoney, Dan Butler
Episodes: 7x14, 8x21, 8x22, 8x23, 8x24, 9x01, 9x02
Original airdate: February 3, 2000
Episode title: Big Crane on Campus, A Passing Fancy, Semi-Decent Proposal, A Day in May, Cranes Go Caribbean, Don Juan in Hell: Part 1 & Part 2
Genre: Comedy
Running time: 22min

Dr. Frasier Crane moves back to his hometown of Seattle, where he lives with his father, and works as a radio psychiatrist.


→ It won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series – Jean Smart.
→ Jean Smart appeared on Frasier in seven episodes as Frasier’s (Kelsey Grammer) former classmate, with whom both he and Niles (David Hyde Pierce) had a crush on in high school. When she appears in this episode she is credited as Lorna Lynley but in subsequent appearances (episodes 8.21 Frasier: Semi-Decent Proposal (2001), 8.22 Frasier: A Passing Fancy (2001), 8.23 Frasier: A Day in May (2001), 8.24 Frasier: Cranes Go Caribbean (2001), 9.1 Frasier: Don Juan in Hell: Part 1 (2001) and 9.2 Frasier: Don Juan in Hell: Part 2 (2001)) she is credited as Lana Gardner. Her name was changed from Lorna Lynley to avoid referring to a real person with the same name.

Character’s Quotes

•[7×14 – Big Crane on Campus] You know, I thought you’d be a nice rebound fling, get my feet wet dating again, you don’t want that, that’s fine. But I’ll tell you what we are going to do: you’re going to take my arm, you’re going to escort me in that room, we’re going to dance, make out like freshmen and leave with your hand on my ass, you got it?
• [8×23 – A Day in May] I have been sympathetic for fifteen months! I had him over for Thanksgiving! He got drunk the first half-hour and cried himself to sleep in my coat closet! And I consider that one of our good days!