In this episode, the now deceased doorman is identified as Morrie. But in an episode less than two months earlier ("Hot Pursuit"), Niles identified the doorman as Sid.
As of now (2011), a bottle of1945 Chateau Petrus could run you about $11,000 USD, and often goes for even more at auction.Year after year, it consistantly makes the "Top Ten" lists of most searched and sought after wines according to popular wine connoisseur and aficionado websites, groups, clubs, and publications.
Frasier had good reason to gasp when he saw that the wine given to Martin by Morrie's widow was a 1945 bottle of Chateau Petrus. Today, a 1950 vintage sells for $7000 a bottle.
Daphne: You brought me something, Roz?
Roz: Well, yeah. I figured you couldn't get married without wearing something borrowed.
Daphne: Oh, what a beautiful garter! Look at all the lovely detail.
Niles: I especially like the little odometer.
(Daphne comes out of her room behind Niles)
Niles: Darling... oh, darling, it occurred to me that perhaps we should keep this quiet from Daphne.
Daphne: Keep what quiet?
Mel: Oh, we can't keep something like this a secret! (takes Niles's hand) We got married!
Daphne: (freezes for a second, then) Did you?
(Behind Niles and Mel, Frasier looks heartsick)
Niles: Yes, while we were out of town. But the last thing we want is to upstage you and Donny, so we are not mentioning this outside this room.
(Mel makes a little lip-locking gesture)
Daphne: (coming to them and taking each of their hands) Well, I am just so happy for you both.
Niles: We're having champagne. Would you like to join us?
Daphne: Oh, I'd love to. But I have to get a check down to the caterers, they're closing early today.
Frasier: Let me drive you over, Daphne.
Daphne: Oh, no, I'm fine. Congratulations again. Oh, save a glass for me.
(She goes out into the hallway. We follow as she pushes the button for the elevator. Her shoulders shake with sobs she is holding back. As the elevator doors open, her face breaks and she lets out a sob. Mrs. Richman is standing there with her basket. She puts it down, opens her arms and takes Daphne into a hug to cry on her shoulder)
Daphne: It's about your brother. You see, I know.
Frasier: Know what?
Daphne: I know about his feeling for me.
Frasier: My God! How did you find out?!
Daphne: It's not important.
Frasier: Somebody blabbed, didn't they!? Why can't people just mind their own business? Who was the nattering gossip? Roz? Dad?
Daphne: You were taking those pills for your back and you blurted it out while I was giving you a massage.
Frasier: Oh, well, they were very strong pills, you see...
Daphne: Needless to say, it completely took my breath away. At first, I tried to forget about it, put it out of my mind.
Frasier: Well, the bottle said just to take one, but I'm a big man...
Daphne: Oh, will you shut up about those pills?!
Frasier: I'm sorry. I'm sorry.
(Simon overhears Roz say she's desperate for a date.)
Roz: Simon? There's a guy who lives in the park across the street from me. He wears a cat suit and meows at people. If he's busy, maybe I'll call you.
Mel: I've been here enough times to know how to get coffee made. Daphne, would you make some coffee? KIDDING!
When this episode was filmed, Jane Leeves was already aware that she was pregnant with her first child (daughter Isabella) to be born eight months later in January of 2001. The producers must have decided that to cover up her pregnancy in the eighth season, they would have Daphne develop a weight problem. They began setting it up in this episode. For example, while eating from a bag of chocolate chip cookies Daphne says, "I've been so nervous lately I've done nothing but stuff myself with junk food". Other characters including Frasier, Martin and Simon all comment on her excessive eating.
This one-hour episode won the 2000 Emmy for Outstanding Editing in a Multi-Camera Series for Ron Volk and Scott Maisano, and was nominated for Outstanding Sound Mixing in a Comedy Series or Special. In addition Christopher Lloyd & Joe Keenan were nominated for a 2000 Emmy for Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series , and won a 2000 Writers Guild of America Award for their work on this one-hour episode.
Some sources initially cited the episode title as the generic "Season Finale."
Originally broadcast as part of a one-hour episode.
The script for this episode has been published in The Very Best of Frasier. London: Channel 4 Books, 2001.
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