Season 3 Episode 16

Look Before You Leap

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Feb 27, 1996 on NBC

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  • Perhaps one of the best episodes of the series.

    Frasier convinces everyone to take a leap and do something different on Leap Day- and all of them are ill-fated, including Frasier's. He convinces Roz to give a shout-out to someone she saw and loved but never got to give her phone number to over his show- and it turns out that he's already married. Likewise, he sends Martin on a trip to Montana- or, he would have, if the plane hadn't crashed and he barely survived. (Though the crash wasn't the trouble- apparently, that can be attributed to the overweight lady who got on the inflatable slide after him.) The highlight of the show, however, is when he decides to sing an aria for a benefit on PBS. He realizes that he is unable to sing it, and changes it at the last minute (and did so on camera, naturally) to a song he was more used to singing- and, he forgets it, to boot. He ad-libs the song hilariously, with lines such as "I want to go to a taco show!". He attempts to convince Niles not to go see Maris, and he claimed not to. But the show ends in a hilarious note where Frasier stops talking to him and goes into the kitchen- and Niles pulls a bit of cream from behind his ear and eats it, showing that he did indeed meet up with Maris.