Ham Radio

Season 4, Ep 18, Aired 4/22/97
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  • Episode Description
  • Frasier's ambitious plans to put on a "classic" radio drama are foiled after the actors, perturbed by Frasier's tyrannical style, revolt.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Kelsey Grammer

    Dr. Frasier Crane

  • Jane Leeves

    Daphne Moon Crane

  • David Hyde Pierce

    Dr. Niles Crane

  • Peri Gilpin

    Roz Doyle

  • Dan Butler

    Robert "Bulldog" Briscoe

  • Fan Reviews (9)
  • So much better than the average episode

    By Robbi2000, Aug 08, 2013

  • Perfection

    By Prytic, Apr 27, 2013

  • Essentially Frasier's funniest ep

    By damanray, Mar 27, 2010

  • So, as you can tell, this is one of the best episodes of any TV show ever.

    By TomBosley11, Nov 29, 2008

  • This is definately one of the funniest episode's in season four.

    By VictorofDibling, Nov 21, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (9)

    • Roz: Where are you going to find an idiot willing to take six dialect parts unrehearsed? Frasier: Niles! Daphne: Sound of ominous organ music, indicating trouble ahead.

    • Gil: Oh, Frasier! I've had a quick peek at your script, and I think I'd be perfect as Bull Cregan, the brutish gamekeeper! Frasier: You know, Gil, I think that's just a bit too on the nose... Gil: Well may- Frasier: (interrupting) But you know what, you could play... Nigel Fairservice, drummed out of the Royal Air Force under... mysterious circumstances, hm? Roz: With him playing it, they may not seem so mysterious.

    • Frasier: (in a spooky voice) 'Nightmare Inn'. Martin: Oh, don't tell me, I know. A bunch of people get caught in a storm and everyone's wondering who's gonna be the first one murdered. Frasier: Exactly. And I'm going to direct. Niles: So we can stop wondering.

    • Frasier: Does she have any experience? Bulldog: Are you kidding? If she had a dollar for every minute she spent on the stage ... Oh, wait a minute, she does.

    • Roz: I can't believe that any of my guests could be a mobboba mobbobo. Frasier: (reluctantly sticking to the script) That's easy for you to say.

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    Trivia (1)

    • In the closing credits sequence, Noel assumes a broadcast stance, extending the script pages on the far side of the mic. This is the way radio performers actually stood so that any rustling of script pages would not be picked up by the microphone.

    Allusions (3)

    • About 12 minutes into the episode, the radio play begins and at Frasier's apartment, Daphne, Martin, and Eddie are listening. Eddie is plainly seen tilting his head to one side, listening intensely to the sound of Frasier's voice on the radio.

      This is an allusion to the painting "Dog Looking and Listening to a phonograph" Francis Barraud of the dog Nipper with his head tilted and looking intensely at the horn of a gramophone. The picture, nickenamed "His Master's Voice" eventually became the well-known icon for RCA Records.

    • Frasier: (when signing off his show) This is Dr. Frasier Crane reminding you that, (In a throaty, sinister voice) you'll never know what's lurking in the shadows... (maniacal chuckle) This is a direct quote from the golden age radio thriller, The Shadow as spoken by its star, Orson Welles.

    • The voice actor, character named Mel White, is a homage to the late great voice actor Mel Blanc.

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