Season 2 Episode 3

The Matchmaker

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Oct 04, 1994 on NBC
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Episode Summary

Frasier sets up a date for Daphne with the new station manager, Tom, unaware that Tom is gay and believes he's actually dating Frasier.

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  • The first ever farce written by Joe Keenan which the show became famous for

    There really isn't a wasted scene in this episode. Line after line

    after line after line

    'Frasier warned me about you'. LMAOO

    Keenan sets up the Comedy brilliantly

    I love it when Niles and Roz go head to head

    Niles: Sven, Gunther, Brick. Goodness Frasier why not just lather Daphne up in baby oil and hurl her over the fence of a prison yard

    Roz: Excuse me I've dated most of the men here

    Niles: Where do you think I got the imagery

    Frasier: Roz please stay

    Roz: I can't, the fleet is in town

    The final 10 minutes are hysterical When Niles tells Frasier that Tom is gay.

    'Frasier I have something to tell you, Dad wanted to but I won the coin toss'

    When Tom tells Niles

    'Do you have a problem with me dating Frasier'

    'As a matter of fact....(realises) Excuse me what was the question?'

    'Do you have a problem with me dating your brother'


    When Daphne finds out she flings out the strapless bra. Poor girl

    I love Martin's reaction as well and to top it all off

    'So this Maris guy he kept referring to is a Woman'

    Frasier: Well the jury is still out on that one

  • With Daphne requiring a man in her life, the new station manager, Tom Duran, seems ideal in Frasier's eyes. The only problem is Frasier is ideal in Tom Duran's eyes!

    The first episode of Frasier to be written by Joe Keenan, the writer who would go on to pen many more a classic, is possibly the funniest Frasier ever.

    The audience is aware that Tom Duran is gay but Martin, Niles, Daphne and Martin are clueless whilst Duran thinks Frasier and his dad are gay! And thus some of the show's greatest lines are in this episode such as Martin's declaration that he hangs out at Duke's because there's a "..great crowd, lot of young cops" to which Duran is visibly aroused.

    As gradually the farce unfoulds Frasier is left with Tom on his own and has to face his advances to which more superb Frasier lines are born. Classic.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (7)

    • Frasier: Yes well, I know how bleak these times can be. But believe me, they will come to an end sooner or later. I remember a time back in Boston when I was going through exactly what you're going through now. Just a week later I met a lovely barmaid – sophisticated, if a bit loquacious. We fell madly in love, we got engaged... (realizes) Of course, she left me standing at the altar. But the point is, I didn't give up. I took my poor, battered heart and offered it to Lilith... (thinks, as Daphne lights a cigarette) Who put it in her little Cuisinart and hit the purée button! But, I rebounded! And look how far I've come... I'm divorced, lonely, and living with my father.

    • Frasier: What on earth could have made him think I was interested in him? All I did was ask him if he was attached, and then we talked about the theater and men's fashions. Oh, my God!

    • Daphne: Do you have any idea how uncomfortable a strapless bra is?
      Frasier: Well, actually, thanks to my fraternity days...yes...yes I do.

    • Tom: Does this mean your dad's not gay either?
      Frasier: No, no, Dad's not gay.
      Tom: But Niles...come on!
      Frasier: No, I'm afraid not.
      Tom: Huh. So wait a minute. This Maris guy he kept mentioning is a woman?
      Frasier: Well, the jury's still out on that one.

    • Niles: There's something I have to tell you. Dad wanted to, but I won the coin toss.

    • Roz: Here we go! He's a tennis instructor, and his name is Brick.
      Niles: Dear God, Frasier - Sven, Gunther, Brick? Why not just lather Daphne up with baby oil and hurl her over the wall of a prison yard?
      Roz: Excuse me, but I've dated all these guys.
      Niles: Well, where do you think I came up with the imagery?

    • Roz: Oh, this one's perfect! Gunther Dietrich. He's loads of fun, and he's a runway model.
      Frasier: Ooh, a German narcissist; now there's an appealing combination.

  • NOTES (2)