Frasier

Season 1 Episode 9

Selling Out

3
Aired Unknown Nov 11, 1993 on NBC
9.0
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Frasier's agent cons him into endorsing a product he doesn't support...and which makes Frasier look a little nutty.

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  • Frasier is tempted into advertising products...

    8.0
    Frasier is a loony and funny show. Many episodes dwell on the insecurities of Frasier and his brother Niles. In this story, Frasier initially is resistant to advertising products on the radio - because its beneath him. Fortunately for the audience, he caves in to some pressure and the episode becomes very funny. The best scenes are with Frasier and Bebe (his new agent) - the way Harriet Harris works her magic as the agent on Frasier is very funny to watch! From advertising stuff on radio - Bebe moves Frasier to TV where he is about to advertise a product he doesn't like - all for the sake of money for his son's education...very funny writing and acting!moreless
John Drayman

John Drayman

Walnut

Guest Star

Michael David Edwards

Michael David Edwards

Almond

Guest Star

Dr. Joyce Brothers

Dr. Joyce Brothers

Herself

Guest Star

Dan Butler

Dan Butler

Bob "Bulldog" Briscoe

Recurring Role

Harriet Sansom Harris

Harriet Sansom Harris

Bebe Glazer

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Life at KACL: This episode marks the first appearance of agent Bebe Glazer, who is currently representing Bulldog. In reading the ad for the Chinese Restaurant Bulldog uses the exaggerated, stereo-typical accent that he uses for his part as the silk merchant in the radio drama in Ham Radio. It horrifes Roz in this episode as well.

    • Frasier told Bebe Glazer that he had a five-year-old son, when in fact Frederick was born just four years earlier.

  • QUOTES (4)

    • Frasier: Well, what would you think if I did a commercial and publicly endorsed a product?
      Daphne: Oh, you mean like Cher does?
      Frasier: Thank you, Daphne. One against.

    • Daphne: It was about a group of high-spirited, ethnically diverse twelve-year-olds in a girls' private boarding school. I played Emma, the short, spunky one. Of course, by the end of the series, I was sixteen, five foot ten, and they had me boozies bound up tighter than a mummy. Well, I'm off. (leaves)
      Frasier: The woman is like an artichoke. You just peel away one astounding leaf after another.

    • Bebe: You have a way of cutting through the baloney that knocks me cold.

    • (A caller is having trouble picking a name for his boat)
      Frasier: Roger, at Cornell University, they have an incredible piece of scientific equipment known as the tunneling electron microscope. Now, this microscope is so powerful that by firing electrons you can actually see images of the atom, the infinitesimally minute building blocks of our universe. Roger, if I were using that microscope right now...I still wouldn't be able to locate my interest in your problem.

  • NOTES (1)

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Niles, in putting down Frasier for his commercial endorsements, mentions a movie star who "...let everyone look up her skirt in that film and then did nothing but complain that nobody took her seriously as an actress". This is most likely a reference to Sharon Stone's famous interrogation scene in the film Basic Instinct which came out the previous year (1992).

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