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NBC advertised the opening of the episode as the "funniest ten minutes" of Frasier ever.
Niles is irritated by a misplaced crease in his pants above the knee. He irons the lower part though.
When Frasier gives the tourist guide to Woody and Woody says "look at that skyline" in reference to a picture in the book and Frasier tells him to turn around we see that there is no picture in the book.
Frasier says Woody has been working at Cheers "for 15 years." Woody arrived in 1985 and it is now 1999, so that is only 14 years.
Also, Frasier appears to have forgotten about the time he got Woody elected to the Boston City Council when he says that Woody's life is "kinda sad" to Martin.
Frasier says something to the effect of "bless that virus that caused the girl's ear infection." Ear infections are caused by bacteria, not viruses (hence the term infection).
At the start of the show we find out that Woody was lost while driving around the airport, then when he is going back to Boston, he says his cab is waiting downstairs. If he had his car, why would he be taking a cab?
(Roz and Frasier are commiserating about the possibility of growing old alone)
Roz: ...these older ladies in my building, they all want to babysit Alice -- just for the company. I mean she's a cute baby but she ain't no Dorothy Parker.
Dorothy Parker (1893 – 1967) was an American writer and poet, best known for her caustic wit, wisecracks, and sharp eye for 20th century urban foibles.
Most radio talk shows use a five or eight second delay in their shows, however Frasier's conversation with Stephen, who hears voices in his radio, takes place in real time.
If anyone doubts that Frasier was filmed in front of a live audience, check the VU meters on Roz's console while she is flossing her teeth. Frasier's voice causes the meters to jump to about two-thirds maximum when he says the line "Don't bother, Roz, I'll get it," and then the audience laughter which follows registers at about one-third.
Frederick turns 11 in this episode, set in January 1999. But on "Cheers" he was born in November 1989, so he should only be 9 years and a few months old!
Roz says that she had forgotten that Frederick was "half-Jewish". Although this is a common expression, according to Jewish Law, one cannot be half-Jewish. If one's mother is Jewish, they are Jewish; if she isn't, they are not.
In describing his "bar mitzvah" to Mrs. Moskowitz, Frasier mentions that his mohel (pronounced moyl) was present. Even if Frasier didn't have a Jewish wife and a son who was raised Jewish, it is highly unlikely that a man of his education wouldn't know what a mohel was.
Has there ever been a radio station that dumps their format and on-air talent, then rehires virtually everybody that was sacked a few months later? It doesn't sound right.
(Martin is wearing a colorful sweater)
Pam: ...I love your sweater.
Martin: Yeah, pretty cheerful, huh? Ya know, not everyone can wear these colors.
Daphne: (sarcastically) It helps if you're a matador.
Strange that Daphne would mock Martin's sweater, especially since it was her Christmas present to him the previous year in "Perspectives On Christmas".
Martin reveals that he has a "thing" for Asian women. Having already established earlier that he served in the Korean War, in this episode he flirts with Daphne's Korean friend Pam; Daphne confronts him about his "accidental" ordering of the video The Joy Luck Club which deals with Chinese women and he perks up at Niles's mention of Japanese geishas.
When Daphne leaves, she says to Martin (in part), "Mistake my fanny..." In England, the word "fanny" is not synonymous with "rear end"; it refers to the female genitalia, and thus makes it a slightly less likely thing for Daphne to say.
After Daphne's friends leave, Martin and Daphne go into the kitchen. Look closely and you'll see is that one second the jersey is undone, and the next second all the buttons are done up.
Goof: Frasier claims Niles would never be seen in anything called a Hatchback, however Niles mentions having to drive one in the episode 'High Crane Drifter', though he had the same disdain for it then, too.
In the final scene, Frasier arrives at Niles' fresh from his date and asks how it went with Maris. Niles says that he returned the gifts (plural). Since Frasier wore the cufflinks on his date, the most Niles could have returned was the pocket watch.
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