Season 10 Episode 21

The Devil and Dr. Phil

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Apr 29, 2003 on NBC
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Frasier has a bone to pick with Dr. Phil, and is stunned to learn that Bebe is his agent.

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  • More stunt casting...

    I would have thought the producers of Frasier would have learned their lessons after Bill Gates guest-starred on a previous episode.

    Dr. Phil cannot act and this stunt-casting episode just takes a lot away from the feel of the show. Had a real actor been cast as a famous TV doctor, the hilarity could have been far greater than what was seen here.

    The only real saving grace was the return of Bebe, and advancing the 'she is Satan' joke to the next level. Her attempted seduction of Frasier was classic and the best part of the whole episode. Stunt-casting should be re-evaluated.moreless
  • Dr. Phil guest stars.

    Frasier finds out that Dr. Phil is going to in town, and after being bugged by Roz agrees to go and take her with him.

    Once Frasier gets there he is surprised to see that Bebe is his agent, and he becomes envious for what she has done or what he thinks she has done for Phil's career.

    Bebe is a great character, she will go to any means necessary to get what she wants, even pretending to be Dr. Phil's agent so Frasier will take her back as his agent and Phil can settle his gambling debt to Frasier.moreless
Jack Axelrod

Jack Axelrod

Old Frasier

Guest Star

Jean Sincere

Jean Sincere

Old Daphne

Guest Star

John O'Leary

John O'Leary

Old Niles

Guest Star

Harriet Sansom Harris

Harriet Sansom Harris

Bebe Glazer

Recurring Role

Millicent Martin

Millicent Martin

Gertrude Moon

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • When Niles and Frasier are talking in Cafe Nervosa, the viewer can see a female customer in the background when the camera shows Frasier in the foreground. The entire conversation between Niles and Frasier lasts about one minute, yet in that time the viewer can see the woman (1) chatting with her unseen companion, (2) casually lifting her coffee mug to her lips and appearing to blow on it as if to cool it, (3) chatting some more with her mug back on the table, (4) lifting it to her lips again and blowing again, (5) thumbing through some sort of book and (6) getting up and leaving the cafe. Why did she get up to leave? If her coffee was too hot for her to drink, it must have just been served. She couldn't possibly have finished and paid for her coffee before leaving the cafe.

  • QUOTES (2)

  • NOTES (2)


    • Title: The Devil and Dr. Phil

      The episode is obviously a reference to Stephen Vincent Benet's short story "The Devil and Daniel Webster" which involves a man risking his immortal soul in dealing the Lucifer, represented here by Bebe and several satanic allusions, such as eerie lighting and music from The Omen.