The Matchmaker

Season 2, Ep 3, Aired 10/4/94
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  • Episode Description
  • Frasier sets up a date for Daphne with the new station manager, Tom, unaware that Tom is gay and believes he's actually dating Frasier.

  • 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

  • Fan Reviews (2)
  • The first ever farce written by Joe Keenan which the show became famous for

    By damanray, May 31, 2010

  • With Daphne requiring a man in her life, the new station manager, Tom Duran, seems ideal in Frasier's eyes. The only problem is Frasier is ideal in Tom Duran's eyes!

    By oscarsimao, Jan 11, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (7)

    • Frasier: Yes well, I know how bleak these times can be. But believe me, they will come to an end sooner or later. I remember a time back in Boston when I was going through exactly what you're going through now. Just a week later I met a lovely barmaid – sophisticated, if a bit loquacious. We fell madly in love, we got engaged... (realizes) Of course, she left me standing at the altar. But the point is, I didn't give up. I took my poor, battered heart and offered it to Lilith... (thinks, as Daphne lights a cigarette) Who put it in her little Cuisinart and hit the purée button! But, I rebounded! And look how far I've come... I'm divorced, lonely, and living with my father.

    • Frasier: What on earth could have made him think I was interested in him? All I did was ask him if he was attached, and then we talked about the theater and men's fashions. Oh, my God!

    • Daphne: Do you have any idea how uncomfortable a strapless bra is? Frasier: Well, actually, thanks to my fraternity days...yes...yes I do.

    • Tom: Does this mean your dad's not gay either? Frasier: No, no, Dad's not gay. Tom: But Niles...come on! Frasier: No, I'm afraid not. Tom: Huh. So wait a minute. This Maris guy he kept mentioning is a woman? Frasier: Well, the jury's still out on that one.

    • Niles: There's something I have to tell you. Dad wanted to, but I won the coin toss.

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    Notes (2)

    • The episode won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series.

    • Won a GLAAD (Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) Media Award for Outstanding Comedy Episode.

    Trivia (1)

    • Under normal circumstances, cigarette smoke will not set off a smoke detector.

    Allusions (1)

    • Episode Title: The Matchmaker The title shares the same name as the 1958 film The Matchmaker.

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