Season 3 Episode 18

Chess Pains

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Mar 26, 1996 on NBC

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  • One of the best episodes in the history of the show.

    Frasier becomes obsessed with chess after Martin repeatedly beats him. Frasier begins to try whatever he can to try and beat his dad. Even one time Frasier purposly sets off the smoke alarms so he can play his dad in chess. However, it is only until after he bets his dad $5,000 on a game chess that is dad finally plays. In the end Martin lets Frasier win on purpose to end his obsession with chess. This episode was hilarious. It was so funny when Daphne started singing to Frasier with that sock on her hand, and then when Frasier would keep throwing a temper-tantrum everytime he lost only added to the hilarity. To make a long story short if you want to see the shoe "Frasier" at its best this is only one possible episode you should see.