Season 2 Episode 15

You Scratch My Book...

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Feb 14, 1995 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • Goof: After Roz gets her book signed Frasier says that he wants to pay for the book and get out of there, but when Frasier meets Dr. Honey Snow Roz gets annoyed and leaves, without paying for the book.

  • Quotes

    • Martin: When I was on traffic duty, there was this one cute little redhead -- she could talk her way out of any ticket. She could be doing ninety with a school crossing guard spread-eagled on her hood; she'd flash that pouty little smile and no matter what my partner would say, I'd just wag my finger at her and send her on her way.
      Frasier: Yes. The old good cop, horny cop routine.

    • Daphne: I've been spending like a drunken yuppie.

    • Frasier: (to Niles, who is reading aloud excerpts from Honey's book) I'm trying to endorse the book - reading it doesn't help!

    • Niles: On which horse did you place your bet?
      Martin: Number three.
      Niles: (observing them run) He seems to be taking a serene, almost Buddhist approach to the race.

    • Martin: (on Frasier's agonizing over putting his name on Honey's book) What's the big deal?
      Frasier: I have my reputation to think about!
      Niles: What's the big deal?

    • Niles: I would go (to Daphne's book signing), but I have this Compulsive Spending Seminar, and I was hoping to unload some of these raffle tickets.

    • (Niles has been giving Daphne phony stock payoffs to get hugs and kisses from her)
      Niles: The first stock really did pay off, but then the rest all tanked. And what was I supposed to do? Tell that poor, working-class Venus I'd lost her life savings? I had to pay her back and if I threw in a little extra, well, where's the harm in that?
      Frasier: Niles, you are giving a woman money in order to obtain physical affection! We are talking the world's oldest profession. Granted, this is sort of the Walt Disney version, but still. It's wrong, and I insist you stop it.

    • (Niles and Daphne talk stocks)
      Daphne: You have to help me decide what to do with it.
      Niles: Well, you might want to consider letting Wendel re-invest it. That's what I'm doing. It's called "rolling it over".
      (Frasier enters)
      Daphne: Then I'll do it. Oh, this is so exciting!
      Frasier: What's all this?
      Daphne: Well, your brother just gave me two hundred dollars, and now he's going to roll me over.
      Frasier: Niles?
      Niles: (embarrassed) Communications breakdown.
      Frasier: Good.

    • Honey: Oh, Dr. Niles Crane. I read a wonderful article you wrote in the Journal of Psychiatric Medicine. Let's see: "Gestalt Therapy, Probing the Subconscious".
      Niles: (astonished she read this article) Yes! And I believe I read your quiz in Cosmo: "Is Your Guy a Stud or a Dud?"

    • Niles: You're dating Dr. Honey Snow? I thought you considered her a complete ninny. What could you possibly see in this (Martin shows Niles her picture)...Whoa-hoa, mama!
      Martin: One hell of a cute shrink, huh? Not a man alive wouldn't let her analyze his dreams.
      Frasier: (dreamily) Analyze them? She could star in them.

    • Fan: Oh, it's wonderful isn't it? I just love what she says about finding a moment each day to stop and give yourself a mental hug.
      Frasier: I'm giving myself one now.
      Fan: Really?
      Frasier: Well actually, it's more of a Heimlich maneuver.

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • The title "You Scratch My Book..." is a reference to the proverb "You scratch my back, I scratch yours" where two people form an agreement to provide services to each other, usually of similarly perceived value.

    • Daphne: I've been spending like a drunken yuppie.

      Yuppie is a term that came from the acronym YUP for Young Urban Professional that came to prominence in the 1980s. Yuppies had high-paying jobs and flaunt their wealth in their choice of clothes, cars, restaurants etc.