Season 6 Episode 14

Three Valentines

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Feb 11, 1999 on NBC
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Episode Summary

Valentine's Day experiences for Niles, Frasier, and Martin and Daphne comprise this episode. First, Niles' cozy dinner for two at Frasier's apartment is ruined when the couch catches fire. Next, Frasier can't figure out whether his ambiguous dinner companion sees him as a co-worker or a romantic prospect. Finally, Martin and Daphne dine together, commiserating about their loneliness.moreless

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  • This was the episode that made me fall in love with the show!

    Valentine's Day experiences for Niles, Frasier, and Martin and Daphne comprise this episode. First, Niles' cozy dinner for two at Frasier's apartment is ruined when the couch catches fire. Next, Frasier can't figure out whether his ambiguous dinner companion sees him as a co-worker or a romantic prospect. Finally, Martin and Daphne dine together, commiserating about their loneliness.

    This was the first show I ever whatched of Frasier. It was brilliant!I had always loved Kelsey Grammer in Cheers, but had never gotten around to whatching the spin off. I've been an addict ever since! I can't wait until Valentine's comes back around! Thank goodness for reruns.moreless
  • Valentines seen from 3 different perspectives.....Niles, Fraiser and Daphne and Martin. The trials and tribulations of love and the things we do for love.

    This is a wonderful episode. It is a wonderful growth episode for Daphne and Martin and some more hilarity from Fraiser, but in my humble opinion, Niles (David Hyde Pierce) steals the show.

    The opening bit had me holding my stomach and begging for it to stop. The chain of events, and how it keeps going is pure genius and is very very funny! I won't go into details in case your one of those folks living in that proverbial cave, but be warned, you will laugh and laugh HARD!!!!!

    David Hyde Pierce surely MUST have won an Emmy for this one?

    This man has a fantastic comedic timing. Not only for this one, but

    it shows in all of the series! Do they give Emmy's for casting? Because

    who ever decided to cast him for Fraiser should get an award!

  • Brilliantly acted and written three-part exploration of the trials and tribulations of romantic pursuits.

    Absolutely brilliant three-part episode showing the different Valentines’ Day experiences of Niles, Frasier, and Daphne and Martin. I love David Hyde Pierce’s physical comedy in the first segment where he absolutely destroys Frasier’s apartment trying to iron out a crease in his pants. But I think the best by far is Frasier’s segment where Kelsey Grammar perfectly conveys the confusion that men always feel in trying to scope out exactly what intentions a guy’s date has for the evening. Such an insightful episode about the confusion of dating, the woes of creating the perfect romantic atmosphere, and the need we all have to be found attractive by another human being. A+ (97)moreless
Kelsey Grammer

Kelsey Grammer

Dr. Frasier Crane

Jane Leeves

Jane Leeves

Daphne Moon Crane

David Hyde Pierce

David Hyde Pierce

Dr. Niles Crane

Peri Gilpin

Peri Gilpin

Roz Doyle

Dan Butler

Dan Butler

Robert "Bulldog" Briscoe (seasons 4 - 6, recurring otherwise)

John Mahoney

John Mahoney

Martin Crane

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

  • QUOTES (8)

    • Daphne: So why do you like living with me?
      Martin: Oh, for God's sake, can't we just agree to cut this out?
      Daphne: Oh, all right, all right. You're wonderful, I'm wonderful. You know it's funny when I think about the two of us. I mean, sure, we have our little fights, but for the most part we get along so well together. And when I think about how I enjoy looking after you, and how you always seem to miss me when I've been gone for too long, well it's sort of like you're my...
      Martin: (smiling) What?
      Daphne: No, it might sound funny to say this...
      Martin: No, come on, that's all right, you can say it.
      Daphne: All right. Well, it's sort of like you're my pet.
      Martin: What?!
      Daphne: In a good sense. Like you and Eddie.
      Martin: What the hell you talkin' about? You callin' me a dog now?!
      Daphne: It's an analogy, for God's sake...

    • Martin: (grumpy) Yeah, fine, whatever.
      Daphne: What's wrong with you?
      Martin: Why did he assume I was your father? I mean, a lot of guys my age go out with women like you. What's he tryin' to say? That I could never attract someone young and pretty?
      Daphne:Well, thank you, Mr. Crane.
      Martin: Does this all have to be about you?
      Daphne: Oh, for heaven's sakes. You're a very attractive man with lots of wonderful qualities.
      Martin: Yeah, yeah, I know. All right, let's order.
      (Again the look over the menus)
      Martin: Like what?
      Daphne: Oh, come on now. You're very charming, and you have a good sense of humor. And you've got lovely eyes. (he laughs modestly) But most of all, you're good company. I enjoy living with you.
      Martin: Well, thank you, Daphne. I like living with you, too.
      Daphne: Thank you.

    • Daphne: I don't know what came over me. I haven't cried like that since, well... (crying again) New Year's Eve.
      Martin: Oh, geez, come on, Daph. You're, uh, you know, you're going to find someone.
      Daphne: You think so?
      Martin: Well, sure. Yeah, you're... you have a lot of very great qualities.
      Daphne: Thank you. I'm so sorry about this. I know it makes you uncomfortable to talk about personal things.
      Martin: Yeah, well, that's all right. So, you ready to order?
      Daphne: Yeah.
      (They study the menus for a moment)
      Daphne: What kind of qualities?
      Martin: Well... you know, you're smart, and nice-looking, and fun to be with. So you gonna go with the soup or salad?
      Daphne: You really think I'm nice-looking?
      Martin: (flustered) Well, sure, yeah. Where's that guy with the bread?
      Daphne: That is so sweet of you.
      Martin: Well, don't mention it. Let's just have a nice happy evening.
      Daphne: Of course. I'm fine now. (after another short pause) Nice-looking how?
      Martin: Oh, geez!
      Daphne: Oh, never mind.
      Martin: Oh, no it's all right. Well, you know, you're pretty and, uh... tall, and uh... take good care of your hair, you know... You're attractive, what do you want from me?
      Daphne: Well, I'm sorry, but I don't here this sort of thing very much lately.
      Martin: Well, you're just in a slump, that's all. You ask me, you're a great catch.
      (A waiter comes over)
      Waiter: It's not my place to say so, Miss, but I think your father's right. You're a very attractive woman.
      (He goes off. Daphne smiles, Martin does not)
      Daphne: Well, how about that? That's a nice little ego boost.

    • Martin: You know, Daph, I'm really impressed with you. A lot of people get all insecure if they don't have a date on Valentine's Day, but not you.
      Daphne: Oh, heaven's no. If you think about it, it's just a silly holiday they made up to sell more flowers and candy.
      Martin: Right. Well, you take a look at the menu and I'll check your coat.
      Daphne: Oh, no need for that. So, what looks good to you?
      Martin: (grabbing her coat) The coat-check girl. Gimme your coat.
      (Martin goes to check the coat, the Maitre d' comes over)
      Maitre d': Happy Valentine's Day, welcome to Russano's.
      Daphne: Thank you.
      Maitre d': The waiter will be by to take your drink order when your husband gets back. (leaves)
      Daphne: Oh, he's not my husband. I don't have a... husband.
      (She trails off as she notices all the happy couples around her. Martin comes back)
      Martin: (sitting) Wow, I wish there was somethin' else I could check. Besides my blood pressure. Well, I know what I'm in the mood for, a nice big steak. How 'bout you?
      (Daphne begins to cry)

    • Cassandra: (coming close to him and lowering her voice) Oh, I know something we can do to warm up real fast.
      Frasier: Yes, all we have to do is...
      Cassandra: Have a brandy.
      Frasier: Yes! Let's have a brandy!
      Cassandra: The mini-bar's over there. I'll be right out.
      Frasier: Uh-huh.

    • Frasier: Excuse me. Excuse me. You see that woman over by the coat-check?
      Violinist: Yes.
      Frasier: She's my dinner companion for the evening and things have taken a turn towards the romantic. I want to make her feel as special as possible. (He gives the violinist some cash)
      Violinist: Then you should have offered to check her coat.
      Frasier: Yes, thank you very much! All right, just play something romantic when she gets back.
      (Cassandra comes back to the table, meeting Mario, the Maitre d', on
      the way)

      Mario: Miss Cassandra, so nice to see you again.
      Cassandra: You too, Mario. And how's the sexiest Maitre d' in Seattle?
      (She leans in and kisses him just like she did Frasier. Mario seats
      her and Frasier sits as well)

      Cassandra: Sorry again for keeping you waiting. I got sucked in at this cocktail party.
      Frasier: Oh, you were at a cocktail party.
      Cassandra: Some benefit thing. It was very fancy. Obviously, why else would I show up wearing this?
      Frasier: Why else indeed.
      (He waves away the violinist who is approaching)
      Cassandra: Oh, they have the best wine list here. Do you feel like sharing a bottle?
      Frasier: If you like.
      Cassandra: Good thing I took a cab here, I'm a real lightweight. Then again, I'm sure a gentleman like you wouldn't mind escorting me back to my room after dinner, will you?
      Frasier: Oh, I think that can be arranged.
      (He waves the violinist back over)
      Cassandra: I love the food here.
      Frasier: What do you recommend?
      Cassandra: I'll start with the anchovies and red peppers, and then the garlic chicken with scallions.
      (Frasier waves the violinist away again)
      Cassandra: Are you in the mood for oysters?
      Frasier: Actually, I'm not sure.

    • Frasier: Oh, who are you going out with tonight?
      Roz: Oh, Bob. You know, the tax accountant.
      Frasier: Isn't he the one who drones on so incessantly you call him "The Cricket"?
      Roz: No, I call him "The Cricket" because he rubs his hands together really fast during sex. Bye.
      Frasier: Goodbye.

    • Roz: Hello.
      Frasier: Roz, it's Frasier. Look, I need your help.
      Roz: Well, I don't have much time, I'm on my way out.
      Frasier: OK, just answer me this: How do you know if you're on a date?
      Roz: Are you alone?
      Frasier: Yes.
      Roz: Then you're not on a date.

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