Frasier

Season 8 Episode 2

And the Dish Ran Away with the Spoon (2)

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Aired Unknown Oct 24, 2000 on NBC

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  • Trivia

    • Niles: (To Daphne as they dance) ...I'm from a small mountain village in Tibet. Tenzing Norgay used to carry me to school.

      Tenzing Norgay (Tibetan: 1914 - 1986), often referred to as Sherpa Tenzing, was a Nepalese Sherpa / Tibetan mountaineer. Near his 39th birthday on 29 May 1953, he and Sir Edmund Hillary were the first people known to have reached the summit of Mount Everest.

    • When Frasier is in the kitchen with Martin going on at length about how he will never again try to help Niles and Daphne, he uses the Latin phrase, "Numquam Postea!" Numquam means "at no time/never", and postea means "afterwards". In other words, "never again!"

    • During Niles' and Mel's "wedding reception", when Niles cuts the cake, you can see him then cut the slice in half again with the cake server. This is no doubt to make the piece smaller for when Mel stuffs an entire piece of cake into his mouth.

  • Quotes

    • Niles: Pigeons? I don't like pigeons, they have no respect for public art.

    • Frasier: Now listen, before anyone says something they'll regret...
      Daphne: Butt out! If you hadn't opened your big mouth we wouldn't be in this mess! Donny wouldn't be suing me and everyone else in sight and I wouldn't be out two weeks salary for a dress I'm apparently never going to wear, [to Niles] and you wouldn't be kowtowing to that shrew of a wife of yours!
      Frasier: This is all my fault?!
      Niles: Oh shut up, Frasier! The only thing more hollow than your protest of innocence is your big fat head!
      Frasier: I AM WOUNDED! I intervened only out of love for the two people who are most important to...
      Daphne: Oh, put a sock in it! I am sick and tired of listening to you yammering on about everything under the sun!
      Niles: Daphne...
      Daphne: And I'm sick of listening to you, too. You got anything to say, old man?!

    • Frasier: Well, ah... Love...is an awesome force. It can make us do things we never imagined possible. For you see, we don't actually choose love, it chooses us. And once it has, we are powerless to do anything about it. Ladies and gentlemen, raise your glasses with me in toasting my brother... and the love of his life.

    • Niles: Oh, well, if I have to stretch my muscles into a smile one more time, I think my face may crack...
      Mel: Niles?
      Niles: [smiling big] Yes, darling!

    • Photographer: All right, now how 'bout a kiss?
      Niles: All right, I hardly know you, but...
      [He takes a step towards the photographer with a laugh, Mel puts her
      hand on his arm.]

  • Notes

    • This second half of this episode was edited out to fit syndication. A few scenes were cut off from the original, including: the beginning of Act 4, "ACTUALLY A GOAT GOT MOST OF THE HOT DOG", cutting to when Daphne comes in from her room; and the following dialogues:

      (SET: the interior of the elevator)
      Niles: Why do you like pygmies so much?
      Martin: They're short and they blow darts. What's not to like?

      (SET: the roof of the Elliot Bay Towers)
      Niles: You even got that man to move his pigeons.
      Martin: There were no pigeons.
      Niles: Ohhh...

    • Originally broadcast as part of a one-hour episode.

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