Leapin' Lizards

Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

Quotes (7)

  • Martin: We played jokes like this all the time when I was on the force. The day they replaced my bulletproof vest with a big lacy bra, I knew I was one of the guys.
    Frasier: Thank you, Dad. That also clears up a question that's troubled me for years concerning the night you were shot!

  • Bulldog: Why don't you take your two IQ points, rub them together, see if you can start a fire? (hangs up)

  • Bulldog: You're in the doghouse? Caller: Hey, am I on? Bulldog: Yeah, take as long as you want. (Bulldog hangs up and goes to the next call)

  • Frasier: People still ask to see my Yum Yum.

  • Bulldog: (faking a funny Australian accent) Well mate it's like the Sheila said. I'm working with a real yobbo, he goes on and on about things nobody gives a billabong about just to show off how smart he is. Frasier: Well, you have my sympathy; there is nothing more irratating than pointless and pretentious erudition.

  • Kate: (talking to Frasier) You told half of Seattle that you are full to the brim with girlish glee.

  • Frasier: Get ready for a Budweiser geyser!

Trivia (3)

  • This isn't the first time we've heard Frasier sing as Yum-Yum in "The Mikado." He also sang it in the Cheers episode, "Simon Says", with a marriage counselor played by John Cleese.

  • The poster of Father Mike, who was fired early in "She's the Boss" is still visible in the hall outside of Frasier's studio.

  • About half-way through the episode when Frasier and Kate are arguing in the hallway of KACL, just as Kate says, "You have no sense of humor", the shadow of a microphone is clearly visible on the wall above her head.

Allusions (3)

  • Niles: (referring to KACL) ...a station whose current motto is "Yakety-yak, we talk back". Borrows from the famous Coasters hit, "Yakety-yak (don't talk back)".

  • Scene Four Title: THE NOSE KNOWS This borrows from the old radio thriller, The Shadow starring Orson Welles, whose catch phrase was "The Shadow Knows".

  • Episode Title: Leapin' Lizards The title is comic strip character Annie's favorite exclamation.