Season 4 Episode 3

The Impossible Dream

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Oct 15, 1996 on NBC



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Frasier: (speaking about his dream) It's a bit hazy, but it starts out in a seedy motel room. I'm naked.
      Niles: Interesting.
      Frasier: Yes, well, I roll over and discover on my, my forearm a, a tattoo with the word 'chesty'
      Niles: Interesting.
      Frasier: Yes, and eh, and then the shower turns off. Out from the bathroom steps... a man.
      (Niles looks at Frasier with a hint of intrigue on his face)
      Frasier: All right, go ahead, Let me have it!
      Niles: Are you saying that now, or is that a quote from the dream?
      (Frasier's expression turns to one of 'I am not amused')

    • Frasier: You wouldn't take me to see West Side Story.
      Martin: That's because it's about gangs. Gangs are scary to kids.
      Frasier: Gangs that dance?
      Martin: Epecially gangs that dance!

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Hamlet
      Frasier: Ah, here we go! To sleep - perchance not to dream.
      Frasier is paraphrasing the famous death soliloquy from William Shakespeare's Hamlet.

    • The title of this episode is that of a popular song, taken from the Broadway musical and 1972 film Man of La Mancha.