Season 6 Episode 10

Merry Christmas, Mrs. Moskowitz

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Dec 17, 1998 on NBC

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  • Frasier, Niles & Martin pretend to be Jewish (on Christmas Eve, no less) for the Jewish mother of Frasier's newest girlfriend, Faye... with predictable results.

    What a laff-riot this episode is! The writing is excellent, and the ensemble cast play off each other with a finesse that comes from years of working together. The quips and bon mots keeping coming and coming! Frasier's newest girlfriend, Faye, has her mother visiting from out-of-town. While Faye doesn't care about religion, her mother wants her to date a Jewish guy, so Frasier offers to pretend he's Jewish for the hour her mother is visiting his apartment. It all falls apart, as it must, when Niles and Martin get involved. Until the truth comes out, though, there's banter, and Feydeau-like carrying on (people going in and out of doors) until the episode is over. Faye's mother is miffed at first at the deception, but forgives her daughter and the Cranes for the deception, and all is well again. Martin and Frasier have a tiff at the end of the episode, but resolve that, too. I only have this on TiVo, now I MUST go buy the Season DVD!
  • When Frasier's Jewish girlfriend's mother visits, Frasier, Niles, and Martin all must pretend they're Jewish, and hilarity ensues.

    This is one of the best episodes of the series, and that's saying something. The writing and delivery is perfect...especially for/by Niles (David Hyde Pierce). You can't stop laughing the whole time, and you can watch it over and over. This episode can be enjoyed by Jews and non-Jews alike.