Season 4 Episode 1

The Two Mrs. Cranes

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Sep 17, 1996 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • Daphne says that Clive is her ex-fiance. However, in Season 1's "Death Becomes Him", Daphne explains to Niles in great detail that she had never had a serious boyfriend.

  • Quotes

    • Roz: (to Frasier at KACL regarding her return and "use" of his opera glasses to ogle a body-builder) It's not like I used them to copy his name off his mailbox to look up his number and call him while he's in the shower so I can watch him cross the room naked--(continues as Frasier turns away and opens the studio door in a frustrated huff)--to answer his phone by the picture window. That would be wrong!
      Frasier: I want them back, I refuse to squint through Pagliacci while you watch "The Magic Flute"!

    • (It's breakfast time in the Crane household. Frasier sits reading the
      newspaper as Niles precariously sits, picking bits out of his muffin with tweezers and placing them neatly on his plate. After a while, it begins to irritate Frasier)

      Frasier: Niles, what are you doing?
      Niles: This fruit-nut muffin contains a number of things I don't care for. Currants, a husk of something ... (flicks something off) Away, wrinkly thing.
      Frasier: You know, if you and Maris ever reconcile, I'm gonna miss these tranquil mornings - I reading my newspaper, you tweezing your muffin!

    • Clive: Daphne, I noticed in the phonebook you're still listed as Moon.
      Niles: Ah, that must be an old book. Now she hyphenates. Its Moon-Crane.
      Martin: (pretending to be an astronaut) I remember the first time I ever drove a moon-crane. (shaking his head) Damn near rolled it into the sea of tranquility.

    • Frasier: Daphne, a Clive called for you.
      Daphne: Clive? Did he sound British?
      Frasier: No, he was one of those fiery Mexican Clives!

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Frasier: I want them back, I refuse to squint through Pagliacci while you watch "The Magic Flute"!

      Pagliacci is an opera by Ruggero Leoncavallo. The Magic Flute is an opera by WA Mozart.

    • Episode Title: The Two Mrs. Cranes

      This is a reference to The Two Mrs. Carrolls (1947), obvious inspiration for title, or The Two Mrs. Grenvilles (1987 TV movie).