Season 10 Episode 11

Door Jam

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Jan 07, 2003 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • The spa's security is not as efficient as it is originally presented. Frasier gains entry to the spa by calling Niles "Cam Winston," whose invitation they have and whose name is on "the list." However, Frasier frequently calls Niles by his real name within earshot of the spa's staff. That should have blown his cover, but it dod not.

    • La Porte D'Argent can translate into English as The Money Door and The Door of Silver (depending on your translation source)

    • Martin and Daphne watch two episodes of popular 1970's detective series The Rockford Files which starred James Garner (Martin simply refers to the show as "Rockford"). They watch "the first ever episode" (the Pilot). As they watch the Pilot Daphne comments that Martin looks like Jim Rockford's father Rocky (who was played in the series by Noah Beery Jr). John Mahoney does bare a similar resemblance to the late Noah Beery Jr, however Beery did not play Rocky in the Pilot episode of Rockford, another actor named Robert Donely did, and he bears no resemblance to John Mahoney).
      When mentioning the second episode they watch Daphne says; "Tom Selleck guest stars". However, there is also reference to the fact that The Rockford Files was filmed in Malibu (Martin Crane gives separate trivia on the fact that comedy series M*A*S*H was filmed in the Malibu hills area). However, in the two episodes in which Tom Selleck guest stars on The Rockford Files, neither features any exterior shots of Malibu.
      When Martin is listing the reasons he and Jim Rockford are alike, Daphne adds "leisure suits". To be fair Jim Rockford never wore a leisure suit; he usually wore blazers and open collar shirts.

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  • Notes

    • Assistant Director Marc Stirdivant made a cameo appearance as Senator Ogden, Roz's friend in high places.

    • David Hyde Pierce had to be hospitalized when he fell off a gurney and hit his head during the filming of this episode.

    • This episode was originally scheduled to air October 8, 2002, but was pulled to undergo some retooling. In a post to the newsgroup, "Frasier" Creator/Executive Producer David Lee said that the original subplot, which featured Ana Gasteyer as a physical therapist observing the techniques Daphne used with Martin, hadn't turned out as well as they had hoped. Ana Gasteyer instead appeared as the housekeeper Trish Haney in "Bristle While You Work (1)", which aired in November 2002.

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