The Matchmaker

Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

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.

  • Roz: Here we go! He's a tennis instructor, and his name is Brick. Niles: Dear God, Frasier - Sven, Gunther, Brick? Why not just lather Daphne up with baby oil and hurl her over the wall of a prison yard? Roz: Excuse me, but I've dated all these guys. Niles: Well, where do you think I came up with the imagery?

  • Roz: Oh, this one's perfect! Gunther Dietrich. He's loads of fun, and he's a runway model. Frasier: Ooh, a German narcissist; now there's an appealing combination.

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.