Season 9 Episode 7


Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Nov 06, 2001 on NBC
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Episode Summary

An accident causes a mess on Frasier's carpet and the destruction of Martin's chair. Meanwhile, Niles gives piano lessons to talented Roz and not-so-talented Daphne.

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  • Martin's chair meets its end.

    After Frasier gets annoyed but Martin's squeaky chair while trying to watch a documentary, he decides to be nice and oil his chair but accidentally knocks over the oil can staining the carpet.

    Frasier of course is furious; thinking he dad did it on purpose, so Frasier moves everything out onto the balcony while his carpet is being replaced.

    While Niles and Frasier are discussing his carpet, Martin's chair caches fire, and while trying to put it out, accentually knocks it over the balcony right in front of Daphne and Martin.

    Martin and Frasier get into another argument because Martin thinks Frasier did it on purpose, which Frasier denies, even though he has never really liked the chair.

    In the end Frasier does something really nice for his Dad, he gets his old chair replicated, which shows how much Frasier loves his dad.moreless
  • The end of the chair. Or is it? When Martin and Daphne stains Frasier's carpet, the chair, along with some other furniture, is sat out on the balcony. Frasier accidently knockes the chair (although it amazes me how) over the railing.moreless

    Martin has lost his beloved chair. He accuses Frasier of delerbertly throwing his chair over the balcony. And to make matters worse, it lands right in front of Martin, Daphne and Eddie as they are returning from their walk. Frasier shows us how much he truely cares for his dad. He spends a fortune for a duplicate chair - including having the nasty cloth woven - to make his dad happy! At least now we don't need to see the gray duct tape anymore! And it does make his dad very happy that he went to all the expense to create a new chair. This episode really shows to what lenghts Frasier will go to for his dad.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • After Martin squirts the grease on the floor, Frasier walks in. The camera then turns back and the spill is much bigger, with footprints in it that could not have been made in the time we were looking at Frasier.

    • Editing goof near the end of this episode. Throughout the scene where Martin brings out the new chair, and then Frasier brings out Martin's old chair, Daphne's legs keeps changing positions between shots. In some shots her legs are crossed, and in others, they are uncrossed. There also is a similar editing goof involving Daphne's legs in "Dark Victory".

    • This episode is the 8th anniversary of Martin moving in with Frasier, and takes place after Halloween. The pilot episode was set in September (i.e. Martin moved in in September 1993, not November)!

  • QUOTES (3)

    • Daphne : I'd give my right hand to be able to play the piano the way you do.
      Niles : Sounds a bit like O. Henry meets Stephen King.

    • Daphne : (While listening to Niles playing the piano) I love it when he plays the piano. No matter how gloomy it is, it makes everything seem a little brighter.
      Martin : I feel the same way about bacon.

    • Niles: Well, I... is something burning?
      Frasier: (sniffs) It smells that way.
      Niles: Are you cooking?
      Frasier: And what's that supposed to mean? (then, noticing) Oh dear God -- the chair!

  • NOTES (3)