Frasier

Something About Dr. Mary

Season 7, Ep 16, Aired 2/17/00
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  • Episode Description
  • Frasier hires a young, enthusiastic, black woman to fill in for a week while Roz is on vacation. However, he later comes to regret it when she takes over the show and starts dispensing her own advice.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Kelsey Grammer

    Dr. Frasier Crane

  • Jane Leeves

    Daphne Moon Crane

  • David Hyde Pierce

    Dr. Niles Crane

  • Peri Gilpin

    Roz Doyle

  • John Mahoney

    Martin Crane

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (6)

    • (Since accidentally injuring Daphne, Niles has been filling in for her, taking care of both her and Martin. Martin has been manipulating Niles for extra attention) Daphne: (To Martin) Shame on you taking advantage of your son - I don't know how you sleep at night. Martin: Well, pretty good since he started putting a mint on my pillow and a cup of cocoa by the bed. Daphne: He never leaves me cocoa. Martin: (Drawing a square in the air with his finger) You have to fill out that little card.

    • Mary: If you'd told me to be quiet, I'd be back at the bakery. But instead, I've got this great new job, and this afternoon, I'm shopping for cars. I guess what I'm trying to say is, God bless your guilty white ass!

    • Mary: Like Grandpa Willie used to say, 'If the shoe don't fit, then that ain't your shoe.'

    • Frasier: They're looking for a replacement for Let's Go Camping With Dan and Jenna. Martin: What happened to them? Frasier: No one knows.

    • Frasier: A cat can have kittens in the oven, but that don't make them biscuits!

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    Notes (3)

    • In the 30-minute category, Jay Kogen won the 2000 Humanitas Prize for his work on this episode.

    • For her work in this episode, Kim Coles was nominated for a 2000 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series.

    • Mary tells a caller that it is all right to call her "Dr. Mary" because "Latifah's not really a queen." Kim Coles starred with Queen Latifah on the Fox sitcom "Living Single".

    Trivia (1)

    • Daphne hurt her right wrist but in the end you can see that her left wrist is what is taped up.

    Allusions (2)

    • The character of Dr. Mary is reminiscent of Dr. Shirlee, Dolly Parton's character in the 1992 film Straight Talk. She too used homespun wisdom and humor to charm her listeners and references to (in the case of Dr. Shirlee) what her "Daddy used to say". Like Dr. Mary, she was not really a doctor, but she was referred to as Dr. Shirlee, and her listeners believed her to be one.

    • Title: Something About Dr. Mary
      The episode title is a reference to the 1998 movie "There's Something About Mary ".

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