Fraternal Schwinns

Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

Quotes (1)

  • Martin: I tried teaching them, but I had to take them to the hospital so many times, Social Services started sniffing around.

Notes (1)

  • The reappearance of the Scheerblad-7xk.

Trivia (2)

  • In this episode, Frasier can't ride a bicycle, however, in Season Five's "Desperately Seeking Closure" we learn from Niles that Frasier once owned and rode a moped, "in order to hang out with the cool kids".

  • Because they can't ride bikes, Frasier says he and Niles were always annoyed when someone used the expression, "Easy as riding a bicycle." However, Frasier uses the expression himself in the episode "Deathtrap".

Allusions (2)

  • The title is an allusion to the Schwinn bicycle company, renowned as a German manufacturer of bicycling engineering.

  • Fraiser's constant run-ins with the tree and the mailbox and the way he falls over afterwards is an allusion to a running gag in Rowan & Martin's Laugh-in (1968-'73)where a man wearing a yellow raincoat riding a tricycle runs into various objects--and falls over.