Season 3 Episode 4

Leapin' Lizards

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Oct 31, 1995 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • This isn't the first time we've heard Frasier sing as Yum-Yum in "The Mikado." He also sang it in the Cheers episode, "Simon Says", with a marriage counselor played by John Cleese.

    • The poster of Father Mike, who was fired early in "She's the Boss" is still visible in the hall outside of Frasier's studio.

    • About half-way through the episode when Frasier and Kate are arguing in the hallway of KACL, just as Kate says, "You have no sense of humor", the shadow of a microphone is clearly visible on the wall above her head.

  • Quotes

    • Martin: We played jokes like this all the time when I was on the force. The day they replaced my bulletproof vest with a big lacy bra, I knew I was one of the guys.
      Frasier: Thank you, Dad. That also clears up a question that's troubled me for years concerning the night you were shot!

    • Bulldog: Why don't you take your two IQ points, rub them together, see if you can start a fire? (hangs up)

    • Bulldog: You're in the doghouse?
      Caller: Hey, am I on?
      Bulldog: Yeah, take as long as you want.
      (Bulldog hangs up and goes to the next call)

    • Frasier: People still ask to see my Yum Yum.

    • Bulldog: (faking a funny Australian accent) Well mate it's like the Sheila said. I'm working with a real yobbo, he goes on and on about things nobody gives a billabong about just to show off how smart he is.
      Frasier: Well, you have my sympathy; there is nothing more irratating than pointless and pretentious erudition.

    • Kate: (talking to Frasier) You told half of Seattle that you are full to the brim with girlish glee.

    • Frasier: Get ready for a Budweiser geyser!

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Frasier: People still ask to see my Yum Yum.

      Yum Yum is a character from the comic opera "The Mikado" by Gilbert and Sullivan. Along with Pitti-Sing and Peep-Bo she sings one of the most well known songs from the opera "Three Little Maids".

    • Niles: (referring to KACL) ...a station whose current motto is "Yakety-yak, we talk back".

      Borrows from the famous Coasters hit, "Yakety-yak (don't talk back)".

    • Scene Four Title: THE NOSE KNOWS

      This borrows from the old radio thriller, The Shadow starring Orson Welles, whose catch phrase was "The Shadow Knows".

    • Episode Title: Leapin' Lizards

      The title is comic strip character Annie's favorite exclamation.