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The plot of this episode bears a striking resemblance to the Season 3 episode "Leapin Lizards".
After "Carlos and the Chicken" pull their initial prank, Daphne suggests that it might even become the "bit of the day", implying that she's familiar with their show. However, it's later said that that was their first day.
As Faye is Jewish (as seen in Merry Christmas, Mrs Moskowitz), it is entirely appropriate that her apartment's front door bears a mezuzah (an encased scroll of biblical passages). However, although the mezuzah shown on her doorpost correctly slants inward, it is shown on the wrong post of the doorframe.
Frasier and Niles think the benefit they are supporting is for a noble cause, like finding a cure for a disease. However, it turns out to be for finding homes for Seattle's stray cats.
The auctioneer has the bidding sheet from the lunch, just seconds after the bid has finished.
Interesting bit of continuity here. Two episodes prior while planning "The Dinner Party" Frasier, despite being out of blackballs, throws a fig into the bowl at Niles's suggestion of the Cromwells as potential guests. Niles says, "That's just a dried up old fig." To which Frasier responds, "So's Missy Cromwell." In tonight's episode Missy Cromwell has apparently bid on the spa day of beauty, prompting Frasier to observe that her last day of beauty was sometime during the Johnson administration.
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.
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