Season 7 Episode 9

Send in the Crane

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Jan 05, 1989 on NBC

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  • Schizophrenic episode - one half delightful and funny, the other just boring and crude.

    "Send in the Cranes" is slightly schizophrenic. The Crane portion in which Frasier has to go on for Woody as a children's party clown is hysterical, with the tension provided by the clown outfit's trick handkerchief that drops the clown's pants - while Frasier is wearing skimpy black French-cut briefs. Meanwhile, Sam is in one-dimensional horny jerk mode. No matter how lascivious he'd been during the Diane Chambers years, he was never as crude or as classless as he was here. This episode was evidence of Sam's character becoming a running gag rather than a character. He's never been more thoroughly unlikeable - a girl he was a hero to asks him to give her away at his wedding, and he considers her a slut?