Season 4 Episode 8

Our Father Whose Art Ain't Heaven

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Dec 10, 1996 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • When Frasier, Niles and Martin are rushing out to avoid Daphne's cooking, on the left top screen you can see a boom mic visible.

    • Frasier mentions the smoking jacket he gave Martin for Christmas in episode "Frasier Grinch".

  • Quotes

    • Frasier : Oh my god! I made my father cry!
      Martin : Now don't you start.
      Frasier : I'm only crying because you're crying.
      Martin : I'm not crying! I don't know what this is. I didn't even cry when I got shot.
      Frasier : I didn't cry when you got shot either.

    • Niles: Why is everybody crying? (About to cry himself) You know how I get when other people cry. Tell me what happened.
      Frasier : (In tears) I made our father cry.
      Martin : (Also crying) I'm not crying!
      Frasier : Yeah, well I am! I'm the most ungrateful son there is.
      Martin : I can never do anything for my sons.
      Niles: (Bursts into tears) No one wants to come to my party!

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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".