Frasier

Season 3 Episode 19

Crane vs. Crane

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Aired Unknown Apr 09, 1996 on NBC
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Niles and Frasier face off when they take opposite sides in a courtroom hearing over an old man's sanity. Niles believes Harlow Safford to be as crazy as a loon, while Frasier interprets his quirks as eccentricities.

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    • TRIVIA (1)

      • This episode again suggests that Frasier and Niles do at least understand German.
        The line Niles quotes is "Ha! Er ist schön, der Knabe!" which translates into "Oh! He is beautiful, this boy!"

    • QUOTES (5)

      • Martin: Well I still think picking on the old man stinks. God help you if you're over fifty and you do anything that seems the least bit odd to your family. (Eddie runs up to him as Martin picks up a bag of chips) Lalalalalalalalalalalala!!!

      • Martin: Boy, the minute a man starts getting up there his kids start making plans to divvy up his stuff.
        Frasier: Dad, you'll be pleased to know that Niles and I have decided to give all your things to charity. We're donating your clothes to the blind.

      • Martin: Why you walking funny?
        Frasier: Well suffice it to say I learnt today that it is unwise to slide repeatedly down a fire pole wearing woollen trousers.

      • Frasier: He also informs me that you've recently indulged in an unorthodox, not to mention hazardous mode of travel.
        Mr. Safford: Well that pompous weeny. That's exactly how he would put it.
        Frasier: Actually, that was my wording.

      • Martin: Well I still think picking on the old man stinks. God help you if you're over fifty and you do anything that seems the least bit odd to your family. (Eddie runs up to him as Martin picks up a bag of chips) Lalalalalalalalalala!!!

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      • Episode Title: Crane vs. Crane

        The title of this episode is a reference to the Academy Award winning 1979 film Kramer vs. Kramer, starring Dustin Hoffman and Meryl Streep.

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