Frasier Online Episode Guide -> Season 1 -> Episode 1.23
Frasier Crane's Day Off
Written by: Chuck Ranberg & Anne Flett-Giordano
Directed by: James Burrows
Original US airdate: 12th May 1994
Original UK airdate: 30th September 1994
|Guest Cast||Guest Callers
Frasier is starting to get ill but doesn't want to take the day off because
he believes Gil Chesterton will try to take his timeslot by 'helpfully'
filling in. However, he relents when he gets much worse. At home, Martin
is recalling the sickest he ever was while Daphne is tending to Frasier's
incredibly petty requests. While Niles visits, Roz phones and tells him
he was right - Gil is vying for his slot. He then tries to get Niles to
fill in his slot who agrees. He starts out as dreadfully dull, but by
the end he has become scintillating as he brings the love back into two
people's relationship. Frasier is now paranoid Niles is after his slot
and races down to KACL high on drugs. He manages to throw both Niles and
Roz out of the studio and lock them out. He then starts taking calls,
calling one caller's problem boring and cuts another one off for saying
his name twice. Eventually, they manage to drag Frasier off the air and
Niles takes over again. Will he remember anything when he wakes up the
|Episode Title Cards|
- Frasier is apologising to a caller on his show:
Frasier: Sorry, Blake, when I told you to close your eyes and visualise you were on a tropical island, I didn't realise you were calling from a mobile phone.
Daphne: You can't think of going back to work - you're all pasty,
clammy and pale.
Martin: That's bad coming from an Englishwoman.
- Martin's escalating stories of being sick.
- After Daphne is getting tired of dealing with Frasier's petty
Niles: Hello Daphne. Is he in pain?
Daphne: Not enough.(!!)
- Roz is showing Niles the ropes at the radio station:
Niles: I have no cough reflex and excellent bladder control.
Roz: It's true - all the good ones are married (!!!)
Niles [on air]: While Frasier is a Freudian, I am a Jungian - so there'll be no blaming mother today!
- Frasier' s performance on the air while high on drugs, provoking
Niles to say:
Niles: Thank you Frasier for so eloquently showing why they call it dope.
|Frasier Online Episode Review|
The penultimate episod of Season 1 - and a definite high point - is another brilliant episode from the pens of Chuck Ranberg and Anne Flett-Giordano, and sees Frasier almost losing his slot to Gil Chesterton (who makes his debut here, and would become a much funnier character in future episodes than the rather oily one he seems in this episode), before seeing Niles take the airwaves by storm after persuades him to take over while he recovers. All of the cast contribute wonderfully - Martin with his stories of being sick, Daphne dealing sarcastically with Frasier's increasingly petty needs, and best of all Niles filling in for Frasier on KACL, with the added highlinght of seeing Frasier trying to present while high on drugs. Great fun all round.
|Latest Viewer Episode Review|
Avg. Viewer Review:
Total Number of Reviews: 7
Fever Pitch, Aug 10, 2011
Reviewer: David Sim from Skelmersdale, Lancashire
Season 1 is erratic among Frasier's peak years. The high quality comedy of Seasons 2-5 drops in and out of Season 1. But that's certainly not apparent of the last four episodes of the season, where the production team maintain a consistent level of laughs and top notch writing.
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