High Holidays

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Quotes (16)

  • Niles: (thinking he's high) I'm especially looking forward to something called the "munchies" stage. It's where one enjoys bizarre food combinations.... I'm thinking of pairing this Chilean sea bass with an aggressive Zinfandel!

  • Frasier: You’re a good man, Niles. In a way, isn’t that rebelling against rebellion? Niles: (smiles) Nice try. Frasier: All right, look at it this way – you did get our cop father stoned tonight.

  • Martin: Hi, Fras. Frasier: Dad, where are your pants? Martin: In the fridge. (off Frasier’s look) I had a reason. (shows his pad of paper) “Fridge pants.” Frasier: Dad, when you were at the café today, you didn’t eat a brownie that Roz brought for Niles, did you? Martin: Yeah - but I replaced it. Frasier: For God’s sake! That was a pot brownie! You’re stoned off your ass!

  • Martin: For turning you on to the best thing you will ever eat: barbecue pudding chips! Niles: No, thanks. Martin: Oh, they looked at me funny in the store, too, but you taste that and tell me that’s not better than a woman.

  • Martin: Hey, hey, Niles, let me ask you something. Do you ever feel like you'd just like to go straight? Niles: What? Martin: Well, you know, I was walking home, and I kept thinking about all the turns we have to make – right turn, left turn. How much easier it'd be if we just could go straight over the trees, over a building. That's what a giant would do. They should let everybody be a giant for a day. (Niles, thinking it's all just a vision of his own "trip," bursts into giggles, making Martin laugh again) Niles: If you had any idea how strange you seem to me right now. Martin: Why is everybody saying that to me?

  • Eddie: (in Frasier’s voice) Anybody want to go for a walk? Then why not come to Seattle? Frasier: Oh, dear God! (As Eddie continues speaking, a set of postcards scroll by his head to show what he is talking about) Eddie: Where else can you see... an ocean wave, a fish fly, a mountain peak, and the world’s largest needle? Come to Seattle. Let’s go for a walk. (The spot ends. Frasier is outraged, Freddie and Andi are, for once, entertained) Freddie: That is so goth. Frasier: It is not goth! It’s outrageous! It’s like some hideous Frankenstein hybrid of me and that no-talent dog!

  • Freddie: Hi, Dad. Frasier: Hey, Freddie. Oh, Andi. How was the mall? Freddie: Boring. Andi: Except when that fat kid threw up in Santa’s beard. That was goth.

  • Niles: Well, it really bothered me when said that I never rebelled. I mean, I’ve been obsessing about it. What kind of self-respecting psychiatrist – not to mention father-to-be – completely misses one of life’s prime rites of passage? So... I’ve decided to rebel tonight. (grins) Right under Dad’s nose. Frasier: How? Niles: You ready? Frasier: Yes. Niles: You sure? Frasier: Positive. Niles: Move your coffee, it might... Frasier: Niles! Niles: (proudly) I’m getting high on reefer. (Frasier stares at him, while Niles puts a “shh!” finger to his lips) Frasier: What? Niles: I’ve waited for this all my life, Frasier – one act of utter, devil-may-care, crotch-grabbing brazenness! And of course I’ll have a nurse on speed-dial in case things get too hairy. Frasier: And exactly which of your connections in the Seattle demimonde is going to get you this reefer? (Roz enters and drops a small parcel on the table in front of Niles) Roz: Okay, Niles, you’re hooked up. Niles: Well, oh... I’ll just take a look. (does so) Ah, yes, thick and gooey. Ganja in its purest form. Roz: It’s a pot brownie, you idiot. My neighbor makes them. Frasier: Oh.

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Notes (2)

  • Trevor Einhorn makes his final appearance as Freddie on "Frasier".

  • At the 2003 Screen Actors Guild Awards, the cast was nominated for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series.

Trivia (1)

  • Wouldn't Niles' brief stint as a nudist count as a rebellion? Not to mention the time he mooned Richard Nixon (mentioned in Season 2's "The Club")?

Allusions (3)

  • Martin: They should let everybody be a giant for a day. Giant For a Day was the title of an album by 70s British progressive rock band Gentle Giant.

  • Niles' being "high" just because he believes he has eaten a pot brownie, is reminiscent of the Season Four Honeymooners episode, "Head Of The House" in which Ralph and Ed get drunk on grape juice that they believe to be wine. Even that was not the first time the gag was used, however. It originated in the 1930 film Blotto, starring Laurel and Hardy.

  • The title, of course, refers to the Christmas Holidays and the fact that Martin gets "high". The term "High Holidays", however, normally refers to the Jewish High Holy Days, observed during the 10 day period between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.