Season 8 Episode 16


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



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Glenn: Back in those glory days, I was very uncomfortable when they... asked us to say things that I didn't want to say, and deny other things... (They cut to Frasier and Roz continuing to argue then they cut back to Glenn) Some people ask, you know, "were you alone out there?" And we never gave the real answer, and yet we've seen things out there, strange things... (They back to Frasier and Roz arguing and then back to Glenn) But we know what we saw out there, and we couldn't really say anything, and the bosses were scared of this, they were afraid of "War of the Worlds" type-stuff, and about panic in the streets, and so we had to keep quiet, and now we only see these things in our - well, in our nightmares, or maybe in-in the movies, and some of them are pretty close to being the truth...

    • Glenn: I heard the nicest story, about a Seattle man who took his two sons up on the roof of the house, to try and see my Mercury spacecraft come over.
      Roz: I love that!
      Glenn: Yeah, well, I thought you'd like that one. And then, if we could get some of the old mission broadcasts, maybe we could use those for background.
      Roz: Definitely! You are full of great ideas!
      Frasier: (no longer humble) No, I'M full of good ideas!
      Roz: Frasier, what are you doing?!
      Frasier: Roz, you just agreed to two of my suggestions, which proves your problem is with me and not with them!

    • Frasier: John Glenn is just a space-age Band-Aid, Niles, and Roz is using him to cover up this enormous authority issue she has with me, which she persists in denying!
      Niles: Um-
      Frasier: You're right, Niles, it's time for action! I have got to show her once and for all that I am not some meddler and she is only being paranoid! Now I'll be in my room, plotting some way to prove it!

    • Martin: Hey, Fras. Did you get things all patched up with Roz?
      Frasier: On the contrary, every time I offer her an olive branch, she snaps it in two, sets it on fire, and writes "NO" with the ashes! She had the temerity to call me overbearing! This time the wound is deep, my friends, bone deep!
      Niles: Well, maybe-
      Frasier: (pouring sherry) Oh yes, of course sometimes I am forceful with my opinions, but that is only because I'm passionate! And right! And passionate about being right! "Overbearing," as if!

    • Niles: All right, well, uh, can I at least hang her off the balcony so we can see how she looks?
      Martin: Niles, what kind of dope are you smoking? The updraft would pull you off your feet! You know, you've got a lot to learn. This isn't like driving a car, you know, it takes practice and concentration.

    • Roz: I've already replaced you.
      Frasier: Oh, Roz. You've gone with an "also-ran." Who is it?
      Roz: John Glenn.
      Frasier: The astronaut?
      Roz: Yes.
      Frasier: The senator?
      Roz: Yes. The John Glenn, American hero.
      Frasier: (only card left) So I take it there was nobody available with any previous radio experience.

    • Frasier: I realize I've gone on here a bit, Fred, so let me try to boil this down for you: if you want to be a good leader, you've got to be able to admit when you're wrong. (turns a gimlet eye toward Roz) No one ever stood so tall as when he - or she - stooped to say, "I'm sorry."
      Fred: (v.o.) What's that got to do with my fear of intimacy?
      Frasier: Which brings to mind another phrase: "There is none so blind as he"-or she-"who will not see." We'll be right back after the news.

    • Frasier: Uh, listen Roz, let me give you just one little piece of advice. I find that when I'm in a leadership position, the best way to rally my staff-
      Roz: What staff?! I'm your staff, and I've been listening to you for eight years, and I would like for you to listen to me for a change!
      Frasier: And I support that-
      Roz: Then SHUT UP!
      Frasier: (sulky) Well... I'm not sure that's a very wise tone to take if you don't want to lose your narrator.
      Roz: Is that a threat?
      Frasier: Well, I'm just saying that alienating me isn't probably in the best interests of the show.
      Roz: Well, maybe "the show" would be better off without you.
      Frasier: Well, then maybe I should just leave "the show."
      Roz: Well, maybe that's what "the show" wants you to do.
      Frasier: Well then, "the show" can BITE ME!

    • Frasier: Hello everyone, I'm terribly sorry I'm late. Please, continue. Lead on, maestra.
      (He sits down, and as Roz resumes, he mouths words at the secretary,
      who doesn't understand)

      Roz: OK. Kenny's only giving me a couple of hours to record, so we'll do the big chunks first and the third two's last. And if we have any time at the end of the session, we'll tape the promos - Frasier, what are you doing?
      Frasier: I'm sorry, Roz, I-I was just looking for a little caffeine kick-start.
      Roz: Can it wait until we have a break?
      Frasier: Yes, of course it can. You're the maestra.
      Roz: Can you please stop calling me that? (he makes an OK sign) Does everybody have a script?

    • Niles: Do you ever miss vegetables?
      Martin: (sitting back down) For your information, College, the bean is a vegetable. So what's new with Daphne? How are things at the Fat Farm?
      Niles: It's a spa.
      Martin: Oh, sorry. How are things at the Fat Spa? (eats a spoonful)
      Niles: Fine, fine. She's doing very well. She's losing weight and gaining friends. Uh Dad, I had an idea about something you and I could do together, you know? Did you happen to read the Arts & Leisure section today?
      Martin: The jumble? Did it, "A good man is hard to find."
      Niles: Actually, I was thinking of something a little loftier.

    • Roz: Yeah well, I've been wanting to do something on my own, so I thought I'd do a special on space - what with it being 2001 and all. We're gonna do the Cassini mission to Saturn, and telerobotics, that kind of stuff.
      Kenny: (re: Frasier) You got a show, (re: Roz) you got a show – I don't know who to kiss up to anymore!
      Roz: You don't have to kiss up to anyone.
      Kenny: Ho-ho-ho! I wish I didn't.

    • Frasier: And sadly, no one was able to answer today's psychological mind-teaser, so once again the prize goes unclaimed. By the way, today's answer was "anhedonia." Anhedonia. (chuckles) This is Dr. Frasier Crane, saying good day Seattle, and good mental health.
      (He goes off the air. Kenny comes in)
      Kenny: (low whistle) That was a real brain-bender, Doc. You know, the idea is to let people win once in a while.

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Frasier: And sadly, no one was able to answer today's psychological mind-teaser, so once again the prize goes unclaimed. By the way, today's answer was "anhedonia." Anhedonia. (chuckles)

      Anhedonia: inability to feel pleasure in normally pleasurable activities.

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