Frasier

Season 5 Episode 20

First Date

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Aired Unknown Apr 28, 1998 on NBC
9.4
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Niles finally decides to ask Daphne out to dinner, but when the moment comes, he can't quite get up the nerve.

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  • An episode that switches from farce to character development.

    8.5
    In an episode directed by Kelsey Grammer the emphasis is put on the (growing) relationship between Niles and Daphne. It starts as a farce with different characters misunderstanding other characters. 'Frasier' is very good at that, as long as it is not done too much. Halfway through the show becomes a two-character play with wonderfully touching performances, especially by David Hyde Pierce. It is remarkable that a large part of the jokes is created by having the tension between what Daphne knows and what the audience is aware of. When the audience laughs at unintentially funny lines by Daphne, we see Niles cringe. We laugh and we are touched at the same time.moreless
Kelsey Grammer

Kelsey Grammer

Dr. Frasier Crane

Jane Leeves

Jane Leeves

Daphne Moon Crane

David Hyde Pierce

David Hyde Pierce

Dr. Niles Crane

Peri Gilpin

Peri Gilpin

Roz Doyle

Dan Butler

Dan Butler

Robert "Bulldog" Briscoe (seasons 4 - 6, recurring otherwise)

John Mahoney

John Mahoney

Martin Crane

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