Niles puts the pate' behind his ears to get the dog's attention and impress Daphne. This is also what the producers of the show do in order to get Moose, the dog who plays Eddie, to be affectionate with the actors during a scene.
Scene Three Title: UN PEU DE PATÉ DERRIERE LES OREILLES
This translates as "A bit of paté behind the ears" - a trick which Niles finds very useful in attracting a puppy's favor (and Daphne's).
Niles: (while lost in the park looking for Eddie) I see a grove a trees and a fountain and a horrible wretched old man. Stay away from me! No no, it was just a bush.
Frasier: (to Martin, about Eddie) How could you think of letting him loose in the park? Haven't you seen the way he romances my towel warmer?
(The Cranes are out looking for Eddie and Niles gets lost in the park)
Martin: Did you see Eddie?
Niles: No, but I think I saw a raccoon. By the time I stopped running, I didn't know where I was.
(Frasier brings puppies to work)
Roz: Where did you find them?
Frasier: In my living room. They are Eddie's mongrel seed.
Frasier: Where are the Thomasons? Why is that dog still here?
Daphne: I'm sorry, Dr. Crane, but they struck me as unfit guardians.
Frasier: Oh, for God's sake, he works at the zoo! She's a nurse, Billy's an altar boy and Kathy is a Campfire Girl!
Daphne: They had a dark aura.
Frasier: They had a ten-acre farm! If they'd taken me, I'd have gone with them!
For his work on this episode, Rick Beren was nominated for a 1994 Directors Guild of America Award.
Title Card: Sunday In The Park With Eddie
This is a variation on the title of the James Lapine play (and 1986 TV movie) Sunday in the Park With George about Georges Seurat and his celebrated painting of a Sunday in the park.
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