Season 9 Episode 7


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



  • Trivia

    • 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

    • 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

    • Martin doesn't seem to mind losing all the treasured memories associated with the original chair he mentioned in Season 1's "Give Him the Chair!". Perhaps indicative of him growing less reclusive and getting more out of family since then.

    • In the opening, Niles is playing the theme from Wings on the piano.

      Schubert's Piano Sonata in A.D. 9959, 4th Mvt.

    • This episode won the 2002 Emmy for Outstanding Sound Mixing in a Comedy Series or Special.

  • Allusions

    • Niles : Sounds a bit like O. Henry meets Stephen King.

      William Sydney Porter (September 11, 1862 – June 5, 1910), known by his pen name O. Henry, was an American short story writer. His stories are known for their surprise endings.
      Stephen Edwin King (born September 21, 1947) is an American author of horror, supernatural fiction, suspense, science fiction, and fantasy.