Season 1 Episode 9

Selling Out

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Nov 11, 1993 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • 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

    • 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

  • Allusions

    • 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).