Frasier

Beloved Infidel

Season 1, Ep 8, Aired 11/4/93
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  • Episode Description
  • Niles and Frasier begin to suspect their father of cheating on their mother years earlier after they discover him in an apparent clandestine rendezvous with an old friend. The truth is revealed when the old friend spills the beans to Frasier.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Kelsey Grammer

    Dr. Frasier Crane

  • Jane Leeves

    Daphne Moon Crane

  • David Hyde Pierce

    Dr. Niles Crane

  • Peri Gilpin

    Roz Doyle

  • John Mahoney

    Martin Crane

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (14)

    • Daphne: Oh, I love to see old family photos. My goodness! What a handsome, sinewy young bloke! Frasier: That's our dad. Daphne: You two take after your mother, don't you?

    • Frasier: (reading aloud from Niles' boyhood journal) "Though summer at the lake seems but a vapid, vacuous experience, it is a necessary tonic for my troubled youth." (turning to Niles) Niles, how old were you when you wrote this? Niles: Almost nine. Which explains the redundancy with "vapid" and "vacuous." By ten, my writing had gotten considerably tighter. Frasier: Among other things.

    • Daphne: Working down at the docks has always been a tradition for us Moons. My father worked on the docks, and me grandfather before him. All my brothers do. Well, except for my brother Billy. He came home one day, and announced he hated the smell of fish and was going to teach ballroom dancing. And he did. And he does. He's my mum's favorite. Dad mostly flicks the crust off his kidney pie at him. Martin: How much longer do I have to do this? Daphne: Be patient. You don't want to go through life dragging your leg behind you like a dead tree branch Martin: I'm talking about listening to your family's history.

    • Frasier: Thank you Niles, but I think I just need a night to myself. Niles: Well, if you change your mind it should be a hoot. As we speak, I'm wearing oversized polka-dot boxers and quick-release suspenders.

    • Niles: Hello, Daphne. Daphne: What brings you here? Niles: A rental car, thanks to my brother.

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    Notes (1)

    • International Airdates: United Kingdom: 8th June 1994, Channel 4

    Trivia (2)

    • Frasier mentions Lilith's affair with 'a Frenchman who lived in a self-contained underground eco-pod,' Dr. Louis Pascal (played by Peter Vogt), from the Cheers two-parter "Teaching with the Enemy" and "The Girl in the Plastic Bubble".

    • In one of the first scenes, Roz is in her booth at KACL and takes out her lipstick and compact and she is shown uncapping the lipstick. Then it cuts to Frasier reintroducing Niles to her, and we see her uncap the lipstick again.

    Allusions (2)

    • Episode Title: Beloved Infidel The title shares the same name as the 1959 film Beloved Infidel starring Gregory Peck and Deborah Kerr about the life of writer F. Scott Fitzgerald.

    • Martin: I just finished my exercises with Nurse Ratchet. Nurse Ratchet is a heartless nurse from the book and movie One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.

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