Season 10 Episode 16

Fraternal Schwinns

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Feb 25, 2003 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • In this episode, Frasier can't ride a bicycle, however, in Season Five's "Desperately Seeking Closure" we learn from Niles that Frasier once owned and rode a moped, "in order to hang out with the cool kids".

    • Because they can't ride bikes, Frasier says he and Niles were always annoyed when someone used the expression, "Easy as riding a bicycle." However, Frasier uses the expression himself in the episode "Deathtrap".

  • Quotes

    • Martin: I tried teaching them, but I had to take them to the hospital so many times, Social Services started sniffing around.

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • The title is an allusion to the Schwinn bicycle company, renowned as a German manufacturer of bicycling engineering.

    • Fraiser's constant run-ins with the tree and the mailbox and the way he falls over afterwards is an allusion to a running gag in Rowan & Martin's Laugh-in (1968-'73)where a man wearing a yellow raincoat riding a tricycle runs into various objects--and falls over.