Season 7 Episode 22

The Visiting Lecher

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM May 04, 1989 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • When Dr. Crandell arrives he orders a Black & White neat. However Sam mistakenly pours it on the rocks and Dr. Crandell says nothing about it.

  • Quotes

    • Rebecca: Your husband came onto me at a local bar.
      Valerie: Do you mean he propositioned you?
      Rebecca: Well he didn't exactly proposition me.
      Valerie: Well what exactly did he do?
      Rebecca: He asked me about my feelings.
      Valerie: That is his field you know.
      Rebecca: That isn't all he did. He rubbed my leg with his disgusting foot.
      Sam: (to maid) She never gets tired of telling this part.

    • Lawrence: (about his wife) I've been faithful to his woman for 15 years mostly because she's the scariest bitch you'd ever want to meet.

    • Rebecca: (to Sam) You do nine stupid things before breakfast.

    • Rebecca: The nerve of [Lawrence] saying I have an emotional problem. I'd like to meet him in a dark alley with a cleaver.

    • Sam: What was that about?
      Rebecca: He toed my calf.
      Frasier: Excuse me?
      Rebecca: [Lawrence] was rubbing his foot on my leg.

    • Rebecca: Alright, [Lawrence] came onto me in my office.
      Frasier: Dr. Crandell? Came onto you?
      Sam: What's he do? Did he touch you?
      Rebecca: No, he did not touch me.
      Frasier: Make an indecent proposal?
      Rebecca: Of course not.
      Sam: Comment on your looks? Asked you for a date? Whistled? Flashed? What?
      Rebecca: He asked about my feelings.
      Sam: The man should be horsewhipped.

    • There's a knock on the door. Rebecca thinks it's Lawrence.
      Rebecca: (yells) I give up! You make me crazy with desire. I can't keep my hands off you. What do you want?! (Woody opens the door)

    • Lawrence: Is there a photocopy machine around here?
      Sam: Rebecca's got one in her office. You don't mind do you?
      Rebecca: No, help yourself.
      Lawrence: That's very kind of you. Any special instructions?
      Rebecca: Yes, just push the blue button. It's right under the sign that says, "This machine is for photocopying documents, not your butt."

    • Lawrence: I make it a point to tell my wife at least once a day, "You're my world. You're my life and I love you."
      Norm: I bet my wife would love to hear those words. Could you give her a call?

    • Frasier: Why didn't you just bring Valerie with you?
      Lawrence: Well you know she hates to travel. Besides we decided this was a perfect opportunity to test my theories about martial fidelity. And I'm glad to say that after 10 months of celibacy, I can how pronounce my principles sound.
      Sam: After 10 months of celibacy I couldn't even pronounce my name.

    • Sam: What's the book about?
      Frasier: It's a marriage manual. It's entitled "The Forever Couple: The Joy of Loving One Person for the Rest of your Life."
      Norm: Ah science-fiction. Those usually sell great.

    • Norm: What you're not going to insult anyone?
      Carla: Well not unless I can do it so subtly that he doesn't know he's being insulted.

  • Notes

    • John McMartin, who plays Dr, Crandell in this episode, also played a fellow radio host of Frasier's in the Frasier episode, "And the Whimper Is..."

    • This episode was originally written to showcase the return of John Cleese as marital expert Dr. Simon Finch-Royce (seen in the season 5 episode "Simon Says"). When Cleese proved unavailable, the script was rewritten to feature a new -- but very similar -- guest character.

    • James Burrows received a 1989 Emmy nomination for Best Direction in a Comedy Series for his work on this episode.

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