Good Grief

Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

Quotes (5)

  • Frasier: I've been a bad celebrity.

  • Frasier: Three kooks marching round in a circle, you know what that'll do? Niles: Make them very dizzy very fast.

  • Niles : OK. Martin : Well, it's about Frasier. Ever since he got fired, he's been so weird. All these projects he's got going... Niles: Yep, don't worry, it's normal. He's simply in a state of denial. (Sits on arm of chair and begins to tie shoelace.) Martin : Denial about what? Niles : About getting fired. People like Frasier's whole identities revolve around their job. The loss of the job is like like a death. And they cope with it in the same way they would cope with a death, by going through a series of stages. First one's denial; usually that's followed by anger; then, er...

  • Frasier : Yes well, any minute now that phone will ring with another job offer, and this blessed little hiatus will be over. I want to have achieved as many of my life's ambitions as possible. Gee, frankly Dad, you should take up a project or two.

  • Frasier : Before we begin, I'd like to say how honoured I am to be taking over this slot. Obviously, I have some rather big shoes to fill - my predecessor here was much beloved. But I have never been one to shrink from a challenge and I'm sure we'll enjoy many happy years here together in my new home. Now, today on Medical Minute we're going to be tackling the sticky subject of...

Notes (1)

  • International Episode Titles: Czech Republic: Nezaměstnaný (Unemployed)

Allusions (4)

  • Frasier: If anyone's hungry, there's a freshly made Monte Cristo in the waffle press. Frasier is referring to a Monte Cristo sandwich, a variation on the French croque-monsieur. It is usually made using battered bread, Swiss cheese, ham and/or turkey.

  • Episode Title: Good Grief Although once a common phrase, it became the catch phrase of, and almost exclusively associated with, Peanuts cartoon character Charlie Brown.

  • Gil: I was tempted to describe your entire Middle Eastern buffet as 'The Sorrow and the Pita.' 'The Sorrow and the Pita' is a pun on The Sorrow and the Pity, a 1971 documentary about the Nazi occupation of France. It is also famous as the movie that Woody Allen wants to take Diane Keaton to in 'Annie Hall'.

  • Five Stages of Grief: The plot and even the scene title cards deal with the five stages of grief as determined by Psychologist Elisabeth Kübler-Ross in her famous book On Death and Dying. The five stages are: denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance.