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Two endings were originally shot for this episode, one in which Daphne comes for Niles and one in which she stays with Donny. The studio audience then got to choose their favorite.
In this episode, the now deceased doorman is identified as Morrie. But in an episode less than two months earlier ("Hot Pursuit"), Niles identified the doorman as Sid.
As of now (2011), a bottle of1945 Chateau Petrus could run you about $11,000 USD, and often goes for even more at auction.Year after year, it consistantly makes the "Top Ten" lists of most searched and sought after wines according to popular wine connoisseur and aficionado websites, groups, clubs, and publications.
Frasier had good reason to gasp when he saw that the wine given to Martin by Morrie's widow was a 1945 bottle of Chateau Petrus. Today, a 1950 vintage sells for $7000 a bottle.
In this episode we get to meet Donny's mother (and again in "Legal Tender, Love And Care", Season 8). In "A Tsar Is Born" earlier this season, we got to see his mother's wedding dress that she wore for her third wedding in Las Vegas, 1968. It's surprising that it would fit Daphne given the diminutive size of Mrs. Douglas; what's more, it's hard to believe that a woman of her nature would consider wearing such a dress. There also arises the question of why her name is still Douglas, since Donny was obviously born before 1968.
When Daphne hears Frasier entering the apartment, she sweeps Simon's beer and snack rubble off the coffee table so Frasier won't see it. A few seconds later, the same rubble is back on the coffee table and Daphne begins removing it piece by piece.
Daphne says she was tall for her age. In the first season episode "Selling Out", it is revealed that Daphne starred in a TV show as a schoolgirl, playing the "short, spunky one"! So was Daphne tall or small for her age as a child?
The head of lettuce that Frasier kicks over to Regan did not fall out of her grocery bag. You can see that it was rolled over to Kelsey Grammer from below the camera at the exact moment that the other groceries hit the floor.
In this episode we learn what happened at the conclusion of The Late Dr. Crane which ended with a scene of Frasier grabbing a bottle of wine from the gift basket and limping to Regan's apartment door. Apparently Regan was with her then boyfriend Scott, so the evening did not turn out that well for Frasier after all.
Daphne shows that she has some feelings for Niles.
Bebe says, "There's an audience out there waiting for two people to ride in on a donkey..." The animal they ride in on, however, is a mule, not a donkey. A mule is a cross between a horse and a donkey. Although the smaller donkey would be the traditional mount for someone wearing a sombrero, it would have a difficult time carrying both Bebe and Frasier.
In this episode, Martin's eyesight has deteriorated to the point where he can't even tell the difference between a coffee cup and a cream server at the Café Nervosa . As a result, he buys glasses. In the following episode (To Thine Old Self Be True) there are several scenes of Martin comfortably reading both the newspaper and the "Seattle SEX-PRESS" without glasses.
When Roz returns to the sofa and sits down next to Frasier with her glass of champagne, the glass is nearly empty. She sets it down on the coffee table for a moment and when she picks it up again, it is full again even though Frasier has not poured any more.
Niles has no idea what a tractor pull is, despite taking Martin to one in "My Fair Frasier".
In this episode we are introduced to the widow of Stan Wojadubakowski. We first hear the name, however, in "The Dog That Rocks The Cradle" earlier this season when Martin returns from Stan's funeral. The name also figures in Season 9's "The Proposal" where it is used as a sobriety test for Martin.
Daphne hurt her right wrist but in the end you can see that her left wrist is what is taped up.
Frasier tells Roz that there were two movie versions of Wuthering Heights. In reality, at the time this episode was filmed, there were three: the original 1939 version starring Laurence Olivier as Heathcliff, a 1970 version starring Timothy Dalton and a 1992 version starring Ralph Fiennes. There was also a 1998 TV movie made starring Robert Cavanah.
Of some interest is the resemblance between Jean Smart's characters name, Lorna Lynley, and that of actress Laura Linney, who would join the show in Season 11 as Frasier's true love.
The German phrase in Frasier's (long) theme song, attributed to Sigmund Freud is, "Himmel, vas los ist?". That means, literally, "Heaven, what loose is?", or in English, perhaps, "Dear God, what have I started?" (it's important to remember that Freud's theories provided groundbreaking insights into the nature of the human psyche).
Goof: When Martin first shares his suggestion for the theme song, he says that he came up with it while brushing his teeth. Later, he says that it was when he was flossing.
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