Frasier

The Late Dr. Crane

Season 7, Ep 8, Aired 11/18/99
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  • Episode Description
  • A mixup has the media reporting Frasier dead; Niles confronts his ex-wife's plastic surgeon.

  • 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 (1)

    • Martin: Oh great, my kids are having plastic surgery. That's a nice age to get to.

    Notes (3)

    • International Episode Titles: Czech Republic: Nebožtík doktor Cane (The Deceased Dr. Cane)

    • Jane Adams makes her debut appearance as Dr. Mel Karnofsky.

    • It is revealed in this episode that Frasier was born in 1952.

    Trivia (3)

    • When Frasier decides to get more out of life he mentions to Roz that he had always wanted to do his own translation of Freud. Later he mentions spending time with his Russian language tapes. Freud wrote in German and Frasier has only a passing familiarity with that tongue, claiming to be unable to speak it in the episode with the fencing instructor, and also speaking it at a very basic level on two occasions in Cheers. One would think that he should be brushing up on his German, not learning Russian.

    • Although the course of events was necessary to the plot, the hospital would never have released the news of Dr. Crane's death to the media without first contacting his next of kin. If they didn't have the information on file, they would have made every effort, including contacting KACL.

    • It is stated that Niles' fist was between Frasier's nose and the airbag which resulted in Frasier's injury, but clearly his hand is between the two airbags when they inflate.

    Allusions (2)

    • Dead Man Walking
      The scene three title card is "Dead Man Watching," a play on the title of the nonfiction novel by Sister Helen Prejean. The book was later adapted into a film.

    • The title for scene two is "WHAT, ME WORRY?", a quote usually associated with Mad magazine's figure head, Alfred E. Newman.

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