Frasier

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NBC (ended 2004)

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  • Season 1 Episode 8: Beloved Infidel

  • Frasier mentions Lilith's affair with 'a Frenchman who lived in a self-contained underground eco-pod,' Dr. Louis Pascal (played by Peter Vogt), from the Cheers two-parter "Teaching with the Enemy" and "The Girl in the Plastic Bubble".

  • In one of the first scenes, Roz is in her booth at KACL and takes out her lipstick and compact and she is shown uncapping the lipstick. Then it cuts to Frasier reintroducing Niles to her, and we see her uncap the lipstick again.

  • Season 1 Episode 7: Call Me Irresponsible

  • This is the first time it is revealed that Niles gets nosebleeds when he violates his ethics. It would be a plot point in later shows, such as the episode "Kisses Sweeter Than Wine".

  • Life at KACL Frasier gives a time check of 4:25 in this episode, which indicates that he has a coveted "drive time" slot at KACL, probably 2-5 or, less likely 3-6. This ties in with other hints, such as the late afternoon, pre-dinner coffees at Nervosa.

  • When Frasier and Catherine are fighting towards the end of the episode, Catherine's blouse changes from being open to closed, and back again, from shot to shot.

  • Season 1 Episode 6: The Crucible

  • Martin dismisses Frasier's call to the police as being frivolous, however, in reality, forgery is a serious crime, especially when there is a great deal of money involved. The gallery would have been subject to criminal charges if they had knowingly sold a forgery, and Frasier could have easily won any court action against them. It's also unlikely that Martha Paxton would have let the matter go.

  • When Frasier pondered how to get even with the art gallery that sold him the forged painting, he considered talking about his experience with the art gallery on his radio show. Niles cautioned him that doing so would be slander, and the gallery would sue Frasier for everything he owned. What Niles said about slander was a factual error. A truthful statement is not slander in the eyes of the law. Frasier would have been telling the truth on his show -- the painting the gallery sold him really was a forgery. Therefore, his story about the gallery would not be slander. This means the gallery would lose a slander lawsuit because there was no slander. It would have been impossible for the gallery to sue Frasier for everything he owned.

  • In the opening scene, Frasier begins to sing: "When the moon hits your eye, like a big pizza pie..." He is pretty poor at it (which could in itself be a goof, as he is reputed to be a fantastic singer), and it gets people to call in. Unfortunately, Frasier cuts off right at the beginning of the song (as above) to take his first call, which Roz has miraculously been able to ID already. However, KACL is on a seven-second broadcast delay (as we learn in "Call Me Irresponsible"), so even if Roz had not taken the time to screen the caller for name and dilemma, the man would have had to call in before Frasier began to sing.

  • Season 1 Episode 5: Here's Looking at You

  • Frasier has bought a telescope as a surprise gift for his father. In the series pilot, "The Good Son", there is a rather sophisticated telescope on a tripod visible on the balcony of Frasier's apartment (not the brass one introduced here and not present in episodes 2, 3 or 4).

  • Niles claims that Aunt Patrice and Maris love to trot out this so-called "G-Speak" at parties, and yet every time Aunt Patrice visits, Maris is invariably bed-ridden. It seems inplausible that Maris would cook up a game with a person for whom she has so evident a dislike-and if Maris inevitably takes ill when her aunt visits, when would they have a chance to attend a party together? Patrice herself said that to that day, she had no idea how tall Maris was.

  • Season 1 Episode 4: I Hate Frasier Crane

  • Martin asked if the boys still say a prayer before they eat, but the three of them have eaten together before, and did not pray, as is evidenced in "Dinner At Eight".

  • Season 1 Episode 3: Dinner at Eight

  • While they are eating at the restaurant the potato on Frasier's plate is there and the next scene it is gone.

  • Each episode has a different beginning title having to do with the Skyline of Seattle. This episode features lights turning on in the surrounding buildings near the Space Needle.

  • When Niles meets Daphne she is folding a black shirt. The position of the shirt changes from being already folded in her hand to being held by the collar and back from shot to shot.

  • When Niles, Frasier and Martin entered the Timber Mill, Niles remarked that the smell of charred meat in the Timber Mill triggered a scent memory for him. He then realized it reminded him of Maris in her home tanning bed. However, in "Voyage of the Damned" we learn that Maris cannot be exposed to even a few minutes of sunlight or she will "sear like an ahi tuna." If Maris cannot be exposed to even a few minutes of UV rays, how can she use a home tanning bed?

  • This episode features the first mention of Le Cigar Volante, an upscale restaurant that becomes one of Frasier and Niles's regular haunts.

  • In this episode Niles refers to his housekeeper "Mary." In later episodes she becomes Marta and an actul character.

  • Season 1 Episode 2: Space Quest

  • At the end of this episode (which is supposed to take place the day after the pilot according to Daphne), Frasier says that this is the first time that Martin suggests to have drink with him. However, the events in "You can go home again" are supposed to occur before this episode. It's possible however, that Frasier says that, because this time, he is alone with Martin or because this is the first time Martin suggests the beer since he moved in with his son.

  • Each episode has a different beginning title having to do with the Skyline of Seattle. This episode features an elevator going up the Space Needle.

  • Frasier makes a reference to his early suicide attempt, which was seen in the Cheers episode "The Girl in the Plastic Bubble (2)."

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90s, Sitcoms