Season 5 Episode 9

Perspectives on Christmas

Aired Unknown Dec 16, 1997 on NBC



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • (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

    • 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.).

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