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.
Frasier makes a big deal in this episode about being pursued by two women; he explains that he wants to enjoys this now that the day has finally come. However, The Life of the Party, one of the final episodes of season five, involved Frasier being pursued by not two but three women. He made a very big deal about that as well.
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.
Here it is established that Frasier and Niles knew Marie as a child; therefore, they would have known Duke as well. But they met Duke for the first time in "Duke's, We Hardly Knew Ye". So how could they have met Duke and Marie when they were children?
when Niles sees Frasier's head in the oven he assumes Frasier is trying to kill him self however Frasier states this is impossible because its an "electric oven" however the oven they have is clearly a gas oven and not electric.
Frasier says his bad luck comes every 5 years. It is currently 1998. 5 years before that is 1993, when he says Lilith left him. She left him in 1992. Frasier then says that 5 years before that Diane left him. This would put Diane leaving him at the altar in 1988, but she jilted him in 1985.
The closing credits play to an accompaniment of the usual theme song 'Tossed Salad and Scrambled Eggs', only this time sung in Spanish by Kenny O'Brien.
This marks the only time when the theme song is not sung by Kelsey Grammer.
Frasier: (Rallying the on-air talent to Kenny's defense) ...and you, Tooty. Who was it that just doubled the Story Time puppet budget?
It's a little strange that Tooty would use puppets on a radio program -- although it's possible if she has kids in the studio. Edgar Bergen was often kidded about being a ventriloquist on radio, although with a live audience, it made sense.
After Frasier makes his announcement, Roz tells him that Kenny cut him off the air. However, the ON THE AIR sign was still on.
Tom McGowan, introduced in this episode in the role of Kenny Daly, also appeared in the 1993 film Sleepless In Seattle with David Hyde Pierce (though they had no scenes together).