Season 11 Episode 15

Caught in the Act

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Feb 24, 2004 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • Nanny G's comment about "Playing the same character for 20 years" is an obvious reference to Kelsey Grammer playing Frasier Crane for over 20 years.

    • In this episode, Martin is complaining that Frasier and Nanette's wedding was a huge ceremony, but in an earlier episode, he comments how they just ran off to City Hall and couldn't have been lacking any more in ceremony. However, Martin could have been referring to a wedding held after they had eloped and gotten married.

  • Quotes

    • Frasier: (Referring to Nanny G) ...she's invited me to her dressing room for an aprés-show tryst.
      Niles: You're not going?
      Frasier: Well...
      Niles: (Cautioning) Frasier...
      Frasier: Niles, if you had any idea how much pain she's in. The woman is reaching out to me to rescue her from a loveless marriage, from... from a career she feels trapped in. If I could help her make a new beginning, wouldn't it be heartless of me to deny myself to her?
      Niles: Did you say something? Your penis was talking so loud, I couldn't hear.

    • Frasier: (To Martin, referring to a sweater Niles has just purchased) It is not just a sweater, it is a work of art, by Spain's fabled master weaver Diego. He uses only the soft chin hairs of Andalusian mountain goats. Our sweater man could only get one this year. Niles and I made a pact that neither of us would buy it. (To Niles) You can't even keep a simple sweater pact!
      Martin: Ahh, Ronee -- now there's a gal who can keep a sweater packed!

    • Nanny G: Isn't there a part of you that wants to be bad?
      Frasier: Yes, and three guesses which one.

    • Nanny G: Hi!
      Daphne: (Whispering) Isn't she the children's entertainer?
      Martin: (Whispering) Yeah. SpongeBob Hotpants.

    • Nanny G: Do you know what it's like to play the same character for 20 years?!

  • Notes

    • All of the following scenes were shot earlier at the Bogart Theater in Los Angeles. The audience was shown the scenes on the monitors, to record the laugh track. In fact, the audience laughed so loud the volume had to be decreased for the broadcast just so the action could be heard.

    • Frasier states, "The last time we saw each other she wanted to have a little reunion hug, but, alas, I was still married to Lilith and settling for my weekly handshake", referring to Cheers episode "One Hugs, The Other Doesn't".

    • Emma Thompson's "nanny issues" that she cited as being the reason for her backing out of reprising her role of Nanny G, most likely had to do with her signing to play the star role in the 2005 film, "Nanny McPhee".

    • This episode, along with "Freudian Sleep", won the 2004 Emmy for Outstanding Art Direction for a Multi-Camera Series.

    • There are three fun songs to sing with your preschooler or toddler in this episode! They are called "The Peek-a-Boo Song," "Nanny's Messy Bed" and the "Hoppity Hop Song."

    • Frasier's first wife, Nanny G, returns to the show, played by a third actress. She was played by Emma Thompson in the "Cheers" episode "One Hugs, The Other Doesn't" and a younger version of her appeared in "Don Juan in Hell (2)", played by Dina Waters.

  • Allusions

    • Nanny G.
      An allusion to the name of the famous Seattle-born smooth jazz saxaphone player Kenny G (Kenneth Bruce Gorelick).