Secret Admirer

Season 6, Ep 6, Aired 11/5/98
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  • Episode Description
  • Maris sends Niles gifts to try to woo him back. Frasier believes the gifts were sent to him, so he risks a good relationship to try to find his secret admirer.

  • 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 (seasons 4 - 6, recurring otherwise)

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (8)

    • (Niles gets bad news from Maris) Niles: I don't believe it! I thought I made myself perfectly clear. What is wrong with that woman? Martin: Why don't you start, Frasier? I'll jump in when you get hoarse.

    • (Niles opens the box and pulls the shredded paper aside. There is a small ring box which he opens. The only thing inside is a coin. He picks up the card) Niles: Roses are red, your heart is fickle. When I'm through with you... all you'll have left is this nickel. Martin: Oh, no. Niles: Oh, God... she's going to ruin me. Frasier: No, no, Niles, maybe she's bluffing. You know, once she's signed the financial settlement... Niles: (picking up the paper) She's not bluffing. This IS the financial settlement. Oh, Frasier, why did I go over there? Why didn't I listen to you?

    • Martin: I'll bet it is Maris! You said yourself you saw that watch on your honeymoon. Niles: Oh, that's absurd. Dad, we're in the process of finalizing our divorce. Martin: (to the waitress) Excuse me, miss? Do you remember the woman who brought this box in? Waitress: Yeah, she was very well dressed and really, really thin. (Martin looks smug) Niles: That could be a lot of people. Waitress: Yeah, she just dropped off the gift then ordered a whole-milk mocha with whipped cream and chocolate shavings. Niles: (laughing with relief) Oh, thank God. That's not her. Waitress: Yeah it was really weird, though. She just took a long whiff of it and then just handed it back.

    • Roz: Do you know how long it's been since... you know. I've probably forgotten how. Frasier: Oh, Roz, I'm sure it will come back to you. It's just like riding a bicyclist... bicycle.

    • Daphne: I suppose fathers are the same everywhere. Mine couldn't bear to see us fight. If there was so much as a peep out of us, he'd be out the door to the pub. Stay for a few hours, sometimes overnight. Then, when they brought him back the next morning, we couldn't fight because of his headaches. I suppose that was part of his plan to keep harmony in the family. God bless him.

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    Trivia (1)

    • In the final scene, Frasier arrives at Niles' fresh from his date and asks how it went with Maris. Niles says that he returned the gifts (plural). Since Frasier wore the cufflinks on his date, the most Niles could have returned was the pocket watch.

    Allusions (3)

    • Roz: (commenting on Frasier's very active love life) Well, I guess since they cloned that sheep, anything's possible. Roz is referring to "Dolly", a ewe that in 1996 was the first animal to be cloned from an adult somatic cell. The donor cell was taken from the mammary gland, which is why they named her after celebrity Dolly Parton.

    • Frasier: (Suggesting comically that his date Nancy has psychic abilities) Busboy - clear these spoons before she starts bending them! This alludes to self-proclaimed psychic Uri Geller who achieved a degree of fame during the 70's with his apparent ability to bend forks and spoons simply by rubbing them.

    • Title: Secret Admirer
      The episode title shares the same name as the 1985 Romantic Comedy "Secret Admirer".

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