Season 6 Episode 1

Good Grief

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Sep 24, 1998 on NBC



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Frasier: I've been a bad celebrity.

    • Frasier: Three kooks marching round in a circle, you know what that'll do?
      Niles: Make them very dizzy very fast.

    • Niles : OK.
      Martin : Well, it's about Frasier. Ever since he got fired, he's been so weird. All these projects he's got going...
      Niles: Yep, don't worry, it's normal. He's simply in a state of denial. (Sits on arm of chair and begins to tie shoelace.)
      Martin : Denial about what?
      Niles : About getting fired. People like Frasier's whole identities revolve around their job. The loss of the job is like like a death. And they cope with it in the same way they would cope with a death, by going through a series of stages. First one's denial; usually that's followed by anger; then, er...

    • Frasier : Yes well, any minute now that phone will ring with another job offer, and this blessed little hiatus will be over. I want to have achieved as many of my life's ambitions as possible. Gee, frankly Dad, you should take up a project or two.

    • Frasier : Before we begin, I'd like to say how honoured I am to be taking over this slot. Obviously, I have some rather big shoes to fill - my predecessor here was much beloved. But I have never been one to shrink from a challenge and I'm sure we'll enjoy many happy years here together in my new home. Now, today on Medical Minute we're going to be tackling the sticky subject of...

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Frasier: If anyone's hungry, there's a freshly made Monte Cristo in the waffle press.

      Frasier is referring to a Monte Cristo sandwich, a variation on the French croque-monsieur. It is usually made using battered bread, Swiss cheese, ham and/or turkey.

    • Episode Title: Good Grief

      Although once a common phrase, it became the catch phrase of, and almost exclusively associated with, Peanuts cartoon character Charlie Brown.

    • Gil: I was tempted to describe your entire Middle Eastern buffet as 'The Sorrow and the Pita.'

      'The Sorrow and the Pita' is a pun on The Sorrow and the Pity, a 1971 documentary about the Nazi occupation of France. It is also famous as the movie that Woody Allen wants to take Diane Keaton to in 'Annie Hall'.

    • Five Stages of Grief:

      The plot and even the scene title cards deal with the five stages of grief as determined by Psychologist Elisabeth Kübler-Ross in her famous book On Death and Dying. The five stages are: denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance.

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