Frasier

Season 4 Episode 8

Our Father Whose Art Ain't Heaven

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Aired Unknown Dec 10, 1996 on NBC
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Episode Summary

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Martin misinterprets Frasier's polite compliment of a painting as genuine sincerity, prompting him to buy it for his son and leading to more misunderstanding.

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  • Martin buys a painting for Frasier.

    10
    Martin who misinterprets Frasier's comments about a painting, and buys it for him, of course Frasier doesn't like it, but is to afraid to teal his father that, in fear that he will hurt his feelings, Its not until Niles tells Martin that the wine rack he bought him doesn't go with his apartment, does Frasier get the courage to tell his dad what he thinks of the painting.



    My favorite part of the episode was after Frasier told Martin that he didn't like the painting, that Martin started crying, then Frasier started crying because he made Martin cry, then Niles started crying stating that no one will come to his party. The whole scene was hilarious.



    Frasier even takes time to study the painting, maybe even like it, but no such luck.moreless
  • Great!

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    This episode is really cool. Martin is convince that he wants to pay out an invitation but Frasier never accepts. Later on, they go out to a restaurant where Frasier and Niles pretend to like an art in order to get better seats and foods, and Martin buys the art that they "like" in order for them to feel being bought by their parent. Frasier can't stan facing the horrible painting, and when he tells his father about it, everyone ends up crying. What a really cool episode!moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (2)

  • QUOTES (1)

    • Niles: Do you know that party I'm throwing for my country club friends?
      Frasier: Oh yes, the one I wasn't invited to but my Waterford punchbowl was.

  • NOTES (3)

    • Kelsey Grammer Introduces...

      During the week of October 5 - 9, 1998, Paramount's Comedy Channel aired the five episodes picked by the Frasier cast as their personal favorites, with a one-minute introduction to each episode by that cast member. [4.08] "Our Father Whose Art Ain't Heaven" was the one picked by Kelsey Grammer.

    • At the 1996 Screen Actors Guild Awards, the cast was nominated for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy, and both Kelsey Grammer and David Hyde Pierce were nominated for Best Male Actor in a Comedy Series.

    • At the 1996 Golden Globes, the show was nominated for Best Television Series, Musical or Comedy, Kelsey Grammer for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series, Musical or Comedy and David Hyde Pierce for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television.

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Episode Title: "Our Father Whose Art Ain't Heaven" is an obvious riff on the first line of the Lord's Prayer, which says "Our Father, who art in Heaven".

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