Frasier

Where There's Smoke There's Fired

Season 3, Ep 21, Aired 4/30/96
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  • Episode Description
  • KACL is sold to Big Willy Boone, who happens to be engaged to Frasier's agent, Bebe. Big Willy demands that Bebe break her smoking habit, and enlists Frasier's help to make sure she gets it done in three days, or else.

  • 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 (1)
  • Frasier must cure the smoking habit of the new owner's fiancee. It so happens it is Bebe Glaser, Fraisers unscrupulous agent. Bebe makes things very difficult indeed!

    By BuskieBoy, May 19, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (4)

    • Frasier: Don't be silly big Willy.

    • Bebe: After dinner is the time I need a cigarette most; as long as I don't stop eating I'll be fine. Daphne: Well, I smoked for years and I never became addicted. To this day I can buy a pack, have a cig or two, toss them in a drawer, and not crave another for months. Bebe: There's a word for people who can do that. What is it? Oh, yes: bitch. Niles: There's no need to be insulting just because your wrestling with an unhealthy and disgusting habit. Bebe: It isn't disgusting. It's wonderful! Frasier: All right. Now Bebe, tell me, what is so wonderful about smoking? Bebe: Everything. I like the way a fresh, firm pack feels in my hand. I like peeling away that little piece of cellophane and seeing it twinkle in the light. I like coasting that first, sweet cylinder out of it's hiding place and bringing it slowly to my lips. Striking a match. Watching it burst into a perfect, little flame and knowing that soon that flame will be inside me. I love the first puff, pulling it into my lungs. Little fingers of smoke filling me, caressing me, feeling that warmth penetrate deeper and deeper until I think I'm going to burst then WHOOSH! Watching it flow out of me in a lovely sinuous cloud; no two ever quite the same. (Long silence) Daphne: More potatoes anyone? (Everyone reaches for food.)

    • Niles: Let her out that door, she'll smoke half a pack before the elevator hits the lobby. Frasier: How can you know that? You hardly spoke to her. Niles: Well, obviously you didn't see the crazed, cunning glint in her eyes. Frasier: She always looks like that. She's an agent.

    • Frasier: Oh, dear God, I'm sucking up to Yosemite Sam.

    Allusions (2)

    • Title Card: Waiting To Inhale This alludes to the 1995 movie, Waiting To Exhale and the novel of the same name by Terry McMillan.

    • Episode Title: Where There's Smoke There's Fired The episode title is a reference to the well known phrase, "Where There's Smoke There's Fire".

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