Season 1 Episode 4

I Hate Frasier Crane

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Oct 07, 1993 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • Martin asked if the boys still say a prayer before they eat, but the three of them have eaten together before, and did not pray, as is evidenced in "Dinner At Eight".

  • Quotes

    • Frasier: As some of you may know, yesterday I was mentioned in Derek Mann's "Mann About Town" column. He said, and I quote, "I Hate Frasier Crane"..."I Hate Frasier Crane". What trenchant criticism. Move aside Voltaire, step back in the shadows H.L. Mencken, there's a new kid in town. One can only wonder how many hours Derek Mann sat in the glow of his computer screen before his trembling fingers sprang to life and pecked out this chef d'oeuvre: "I... *hate*... Frasier Crane". A lesser critic would've wasted our time by presenting a well thought-out point-by-point constructive critique of this show. But no-ho-ho, not our Mr. Mann. So, dear listeners, when Mr. Mann's column arrives on your doorstep, read it, enjoy it, but above all, treasure it. For one day, this man will be joining the Pantheon of the Immortals. And if we're lucky, it will be one day soon. (Frasier blows off the top of his microphone and holsters it triumphantly, like the hero of a Western after a big shootout)

    • (Daphne has a psychic vision after picking up photos from Martin's unsolved murder)
      Daphne: I see a man.
      Martin: Yeah?
      Daphne: A well-dressed man. He's wearing wing tips and a trench coat.
      Martin: Yeah? Yeah?
      Daphne: He's getting off an elevator... he's walking down a long hallway... she doesn't know he's coming... he's opening the door...
      (Frasier enters wearing wing tips and a trench coat)
      Frasier: Hello, everyone.
      Daphne: Sometimes I get my signals crossed.
      Frasier: What's going on?
      Martin: Well, unless you killed a hooker when you were twelve, nothing much.

    • Frasier: Dad, he's doing it again! Must this dog stare at me all the time?
      Martin: I don't know. Eddie - must ya? (Eddie carries on staring) Apparently he must.

    • Frasier: You know Niles, that this is the second time in as many days that you have handed me a paper. Have you considered getting yourself a route?

    • Niles: (to Roz) Hello, I don't believe we've met.
      Roz: Yes we have, Niles, three or four times. Roz Doyle.
      Niles: Oh, of course. It was at was during the...well, I'm far too successful to feel awkward. Where did we meet?
      Roz: The radio station.
      Niles: Ah, I'll take your word for it. Nice to see you again.

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • The Black Dahlia

      Martin's unsolved "Weeping Lotus" case is an obvious reference to the famous unsolved L.A. murder which also involved the murder of a woman of easy virtue, whose body was horribly mutilated.