Season 1 Episode 14

Can't Buy Me Love

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Jan 20, 1994 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • Life at KACL: This episode reinforces the idea that the standard KACL programming format features Bulldog's show following Frasier's, as Frasier tries to retrieve his briefcase duruing The Gonzo Sports Show. However there is no more "studio c" that was mentioned in Bulldog's first appearance.

    • When Frasier attempts to sneak into the studio to get his briefcase, you can see that he's not yet using the briefcase that Roz bought for him in the episode "Miracle on Third or Fourth Street".

      NOTE: This is probably because Bulldog must play "keep-away" with Frasier's briefcase using only one hand, and Frasier's "gift" briefcase would be too cumbersome for Dan Butler to handle that way.

    • Niles finds that Martin is playing chess against Daphne. Later in "Chess Pains" he claims that "Daphne showed me once, but checkers is more my game." The game board shown depicts a game well into the end game, so its not unbelievable that this was that "one time."

  • Quotes

    • (Daphne is rolling some dough in the kitchen and Niles walks in)
      Niles: Knock knock, can I be of any assistance?
      Daphne: Oh, no thank you Dr. Crane. I think I have everything under control.
      Niles: Mind if I linger then? I've always been sort of a kitchen person.
      (Niles hits a spatula and fumbles around with it)
      Daphne: Suit yourself, I like the company.
      Niles: So, how's dad's therapy going?
      Daphne: well we can see mobility in his hip and his flexibility's improving, but it's always a chore to get him to do his exercises.
      (While Daphne is talking Niles is trying to get up onto the kitchen counter)
      Daphne: of course I found the secret is if I bribe him with sweets...
      (Niles bangs his head on the lights above, slams into the refrigerator, and falls onto the floor)
      Daphne: Oh my goodness!
      (Daphne runs over to him and starts brushing his head)
      Daphne: Dr. Crane, can you get up?
      Niles: No, no I think I'd better stay here for a few minutes.

    • Frasier: (to Renata) Put that in your pipe and smoke it!

    • Niles: Can I be of any assistance in the kitchen?
      Daphne: No, I have everything well in hand.
      Niles: Oh, lucky everything!

    • (Niles watches Martin working out a chess problem)
      Niles: Uh-uh.
      (Martin reaches for another piece)
      Niles: Mmm-mmm.
      Martin: All right, what would you do?
      Niles: Well, for starters, I'd take that corn-nut off the board.
      Martin: That corn-nut's my bishop. Eddie ate the real one.
      Niles: In that case, Corn-nut to Rook Seven.

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Episode Title: Can't Buy Me Love

      The episode title is an obvious reference to The Beatles' smash hit song.

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