Frasier

Season 5 Episode 9

Perspectives on Christmas

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Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Dec 16, 1997 on NBC
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Each member of Frasier's family tells a masseur all about their eventful day, which includes Martin's participation in a church Christmas pageant and Niles' experience being trapped in an elevator.

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Kelsey Grammer

Kelsey Grammer

Dr. Frasier Crane

Jane Leeves

Jane Leeves

Daphne Moon Crane

David Hyde Pierce

David Hyde Pierce

Dr. Niles Crane

Peri Gilpin

Peri Gilpin

Roz Doyle

Dan Butler

Dan Butler

Robert "Bulldog" Briscoe

John Mahoney

John Mahoney

Martin Crane

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  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (2)

    • (Niles climbs a Christmas tree to get out of the elevator)
      Niles: I suppose in times of crisis, someone must step forward and be a hero. Today that man is Niles Crane! Tomorrow, it will be my dry cleaner, Mr. Lee.

    • (Roz learns that Frasier told her mother about her pregnancy)
      Frasier: Would you calm down?
      Roz: Calm down? No, I will not calm down! I am completely FREAKED! I am PREGNANT! And you told my crazy MOTHER! And my Christmas is ruined, and I'm too fat to even BE Mrs. Santa and I HATE this HOLIDAY!! (kicks a large prop and storms off)

  • NOTES (5)

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic: Vánoční vyhlídky (Christmas' Prospects)

    • At the 1997 Screen Actors Guild Awards, the cast was nominated for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series, and both Kelsey Grammer and David Hyde Pierce were nominated for Best Male Actor in a Comedy Series.

    • At the 1997 Golden Globes, the show was nominated for Best Television Series - Musical or Comedy. In addition Kelsey Grammer was nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series, Musical or Comedy, with David Hyde Pierce getting a nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television.

    • For this episode, Ron Volk won an 1998 Eddie from the American Cinema Editors, USA.

    • The script for this episode has been published in The Frasier™ Scripts. New York: Newmarket Press, 1999 (277–304, illus.).

  • ALLUSIONS (2)

    • Mary and Joseph
      Frasier: (To Roz) How could I turn away a pregnant lady at Christmas when there's no room at the inn?
      Frasier is referring to the Christian Christmas story, in which Mary and Joseph were turned away from the village by the innkeeper while Mary was pregnant with the baby Jesus.

    • A Room with a View
      Scene One Title Card: A Room with Four Views
      This is a reference to the title of the 1986 film.

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