Dinner at Eight

Season 1, Ep 3, Aired 9/30/93
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  • Episode Description
  • Frasier and Niles agree to eat at Martin's favorite restaurant, not anticipating its "laid-back" atmosphere, which leads to the boys offending Martin.

  • 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

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • Frasier looks at Niles and asks, "What are you doing?"

    By Sprigit, Sep 25, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (14)

    • Niles: The food is to die for!
      Martin: Niles, your country and your family is to die for. Food is to eat.

    • Frasier: I just don't think it's very smart to make rude gestures at other drivers. Martin: He cut you off! Frasier: That doesn't matter. You do not antagonise a man whose bumper sticker says: "If you're close enough to read this, I'll kill you!" Martin: Big talk from a Volvo.

    • Martin: Sometimes, there's nothing like a good steak! Frasier: How I wish this was one of those times.

    • (At the Timber Mill) Waitress: Can I get you anything to drink? Frasier: Dear God, yes!

    • Frasier: Remember when you thought the 1812 Overture was a great piece of classical music? Niles: Was I ever that young?

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    Notes (1)

    • International Airdates United Kingdom: 4th May 1994, Channel 4

    Trivia (6)

    • While they are eating at the restaurant the potato on Frasier's plate is there and the next scene it is gone.

    • Each episode has a different beginning title having to do with the Skyline of Seattle. This episode features lights turning on in the surrounding buildings near the Space Needle.

    • When Niles meets Daphne she is folding a black shirt. The position of the shirt changes from being already folded in her hand to being held by the collar and back from shot to shot.

    • When Niles, Frasier and Martin entered the Timber Mill, Niles remarked that the smell of charred meat in the Timber Mill triggered a scent memory for him. He then realized it reminded him of Maris in her home tanning bed. However, in "Voyage of the Damned" we learn that Maris cannot be exposed to even a few minutes of sunlight or she will "sear like an ahi tuna." If Maris cannot be exposed to even a few minutes of UV rays, how can she use a home tanning bed?

    • This episode features the first mention of Le Cigar Volante, an upscale restaurant that becomes one of Frasier and Niles's regular haunts.

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    Allusions (1)

    • Episode Title: Dinner at Eight The title of the episode is a reference to the famous 1933 film of the same name, Dinner at Eight.

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