Season 1 Episode 10


Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Nov 18, 1993 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • Life at KACL: This episode marks the first appearance of Father Mike, whose show we learn is called "Religion on the Line." Father Mike mentions his low ratings, which become the reason for his firing two years later by Kate Costas. This is also the debut of Chopper Dave. Ned Miller becomes the first member of upper-level management shown, but this is his only appearance. Frasier also mentions a show with "Ray the Green Grocer."

    • The pickle being eaten by Bulldog after he enters Frasier's apartment and sits down on his couch gets bigger after Bulldog takes a bite out of it.

  • Quotes

    • Martin: (curious as to why Bulldog was not on the radio) I tuned into the Gonzo Sports Show today like I always do and they had Father Mike filling in. I hate that. All it was was "Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Notre Dame".

    • Niles: I really have to go. I'm conducting a seminar on multiple personality disorders, and it takes me forever to fill out the name tags.

    • Martin: Look Niles if you just came to see Daphne, you don't have to stay.
      Niles: Dad, I can't believe you would say that. To your own son. I am deeply insulted. (stands up and heads towards the door) Here I wanted to have some time with you but now I'm so upset I'll have to leave.(Daphne enters)
      Daphne: Oh. Hello Dr. Crane. Staying for dinner?
      Niles: Yes, love to. (Martin shakes his head)

    • Bulldog: (looking in his pockets) Hey, where's my tickets to the Sonic's game? They were here just a second ago. (points at his front breast pocket then slams his hand down on a table) Somebody stole my tickets to the Sonic's game. This stinks! This is total BS! This is...(looking in his pockets profusely then finds them in his other breast pocket) oh, got em, got em.

    • (walking while squeezing hand grips)
      Bulldog: 94, 95, 96, 97.....
      Teddy: Hey Bulldog, how's it going?
      Bulldog: Great. 98, 99, 100. New height for me.
      Roz: Squeezing or counting?

    • Niles: Let me guess. The wacky gang from the office?
      Frasier: Everyone, this is my brother, Niles. (introducing Niles to someone)
      This is Teddy, one of our brilliant engineer's. (Teddy is black)
      Niles: Teddy, ma man.

  • Notes

    • International Airdates:
      United Kingdom: 22nd June 1994, Channel 4

    • George DelHoyo, who plays Father Mike, also played a friend of Frasier and Lilith's in the Cheers episode, "Norm, is That You?"

    • For his performance in this episode, John Glover was nominated for a 1994 Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series.

  • Allusions