Season 4 Episode 15

Roz's Krantz & Gouldenstein are Dead

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Mar 11, 1997 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • In this episode Niles states that Maris never goes on cruises because of her fear of buffets. However, Maris goes on cruises, in both the Season Three episode "Moon Dance" and the season five episode "Voyage of the Damned".

  • Quotes

    • Niles: I knew Maris would be lonely this time of year. It's cruise season. She never partakes. She has an absolute terror of buffets.
      Frasier: Ah yes, her legendary "smorgaphobia".

    • (Norman is blind)
      Frasier: Would you like me to leave the light on or off?
      Norman: Surprise me.

    • Moira: I'm eighty-one now. And every morning, I open my eyes and I see the sun streaming through the window. I hear the birds chirping, I smell the coffee brewing down the hall, and I walk into the bathroom and I look into the mirror. And do you know what I say to myself?
      Roz: What?
      Moira: GAAAAAAAAK!!!
      Roz: (shocked) What the hell is that?!
      Moira: That's the second thing I say!

  • Notes

    • For his work in this episode, James Earl Jones was nominated for both a 1997 Emmy as Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series and a 1997 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series.

  • Allusions

    • Title Card: Noses Off. This is an allusion to 'Noises Off', a 1982 farce by Michael Frayn.

    • Episode Title: Roz's Krantz & Gouldenstein are Dead

      The title is an allusion to a line in the last act of Shakespeare's Hamlet. Hamlet is informed that "Rosenkrantz and Gildenstern are dead." That line is also the title of a Tom Stoppard play from the early 80's.