Season 3 Episode 21

Where There's Smoke There's Fired

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Apr 30, 1996 on NBC



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Frasier: Don't be silly big Willy.

    • Bebe: After dinner is the time I need a cigarette most; as long as I don't stop eating I'll be fine.
      Daphne: Well, I smoked for years and I never became addicted. To this day I can buy a pack, have a cig or two, toss them in a drawer, and not crave another for months.
      Bebe: There's a word for people who can do that. What is it? Oh, yes: bitch.
      Niles: There's no need to be insulting just because your wrestling with an unhealthy and disgusting habit.
      Bebe: It isn't disgusting. It's wonderful!
      Frasier: All right. Now Bebe, tell me, what is so wonderful about smoking?
      Bebe: Everything. I like the way a fresh, firm pack feels in my hand. I like peeling away that little piece of cellophane and seeing it twinkle in the light. I like coasting that first, sweet cylinder out of it's hiding place and bringing it slowly to my lips. Striking a match. Watching it burst into a perfect, little flame and knowing that soon that flame will be inside me. I love the first puff, pulling it into my lungs. Little fingers of smoke filling me, caressing me, feeling that warmth penetrate deeper and deeper until I think I'm going to burst then WHOOSH! Watching it flow out of me in a lovely sinuous cloud; no two ever quite the same.
      (Long silence)
      Daphne: More potatoes anyone?
      (Everyone reaches for food.)

    • Niles: Let her out that door, she'll smoke half a pack before the elevator hits the lobby.
      Frasier: How can you know that? You hardly spoke to her.
      Niles: Well, obviously you didn't see the crazed, cunning glint in her eyes.
      Frasier: She always looks like that. She's an agent.

    • Frasier: Oh, dear God, I'm sucking up to Yosemite Sam.

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Title Card: Waiting To Inhale

      This alludes to the 1995 movie, Waiting To Exhale and the novel of the same name by Terry McMillan.

    • Episode Title: Where There's Smoke There's Fired

      The episode title is a reference to the well known phrase, "Where There's Smoke There's Fire".