Frasier

War of the Words

Season 9, Ep 18, Aired 3/12/02
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  • Episode Description
  • Frederick wins the National Spelling Bee, but the judges find that Frasier was mouthing the letters of the words during the competition.

  • 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)
  • Freddie competes in the national spelling bee.

    By Bountyhunterc28, Jun 04, 2007

  • War of the Words was one of the most hilarious episodes I have ever seen from any show.

    By brandondepi, Sep 15, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (3)

    • Niles: Stop! Look at yourselves! This is wrong. What are words after all but a way to communicate, to bring us together. But you, you're using them as weapons! Now we still have an opportunity to walk out of here as winners. And wouldn't that be the greatest spellabration of all? Frasier: He's right son. Let's go home. Clayton: Yeah, we're all winners. Except for the two cheaters. (Frasier, Niles and Freddie freeze but continue walking) Warren: Hey do you know how to spell "loser"? C-R-A-N-E. (Again the Cranes freeze but continue walking) Clayton: You don't have to worry about ever seeing him again son. Chances are he'll end up in a state school. (The Cranes spin around) Niles: How dare you? (to Freddie) Can you take him? Freddie: Yeah. Niles: Then spell his ass off!

    • Niles: Where is your blazer? Freddie: It's in the bathroom. Niles: Dear God. If it's touched the floor we'll have to destroy it.

    • Frasier: Excellence does not require perfection.

    Allusions (1)

    • Title: War of the Words
      The episode title is a reference to the the book War of the Worlds, writen by H.G Wells which was later made into a film in 1953 "The War of the Worlds", which would be remade in 2005 starring Tom Cruise, "War of the Worlds".

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