Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions
Frasier: You see, this new diet that Mia's got me on, I lost my love handles … just when I needed them most.
Niles: (to Frasier) When it comes to girlfriends, you've certainly hit the mother load!
Frasier: Mia Preston? The children's book author?
Frasier: Oh, my goodness. "Panda in the Parlor." Wow, I love that book. I've read it a hundred times.
Mia: I'm impressed. Most of my readers can't even count that high.
Niles: He's clearly the one dealing with repressed material, not to mention the obvious Oedipal issues. Martin: Argle, gargle, gooble, goop. Niles: What? Martin: Now you know how it feels. What are you talking about?!
Martin: [...] It's still here. That graffiti that you scratched into the floor. Niles: That's not graffiti, Dad, that's a Latin pun. Semper Ubi Sub Ubi - Always Where Under Where.
Rita Wilson guest-stars on Frasier for the first time. As well as playing Mia, she also plays Hester Crane through home videos seen on the TV. Wilson reprises her role as Hester Crane in the second part of the Season 9 premiere, "Don Juan in Hell (2)".
The title has several meanings. For one it refers to the character "Mia" and the fact that she resembles Frasier's "mamma". The title also is Italian for "my mother". The phrase was most popularized, however, by the hit ABBA song of the same name.