Frasier Online Episode Guide -> Season 11 -> Episode 11.15
Caught In The Act
Written by: Joe Keenan
Directed by: Kelsey Grammer
Original US airdate: 24th February 2004
Original UK airdate: 28th April 2004
Roz joins Frasier, Niles and Martin at Cafe Nervosa and tells them she had been queuing for tickets for the children's entertainer Nanny G's stage show, but they sold out just as she got to the window. Niles thinks Frasier should be able to help, prompting Frasier to reveal to Roz that Nanny G was his first wife, so they pop along to a book signing she is holding to try and get tickets to her show for Alice. Nanny G is delighted to see Frasier, but m after getting all the children and their parents to cover their eyes during a song she let's her feelings for Frasier be known to him by kissing him passionately. This stirs mixed feelings in Frasier, but he invites her to his apartment anyway, but she is not alone when she arrives - she has brought along her manager and husband Donald too! Nanny G explains to Frasier that it's just a marriage of convenience and that she wants to see him after her show so they can rekindle their passion for each other. This leaves Frasier in a bit of a moral quandry, but decides to say no and visits her before the show to tell her just that. Nanny G takes Frasier down to the basement where she has to preprare for the show where their passions get the better of each other, leading to Frasier ending up making an impromptu appearance in the stage show as a baby.....!
|Episode Title Cards|
- Niles joins Frasier and Martin carrying a bag from Gap:
Frasier: The Gap, Niles - I didn't know you shopped there?
Niles: I just discovered it. Apparently, there are a number of them!
- After Martin has regaled Frasier with his stories of passion
with Ronee that weekend:
Daphne: Where have you been? You missed your massage this weekend.
Martin: That's what she thinks!!
- Using 'hug' as code for sex, Frasier is telling Roz about the
last time he and Nanny G met:
Frasier: Last time we met, she wanted to have a reumion 'hug' but I was still married to Lilith and settling for my weekly 'handshake'!
- After Martin witnesses his son and Nanny G in a passionate
Daphne: Isn't that the children's entertainer?
Martin: Yeah - Spongebob Hotpants!
- In possibly the best line of the entire season, Nanny G tells
Frasier she is bored of being a children's entertainer:
Nanny G: Do you know what it's like to play the same character for 20 years !!!!!
- Donald receives some bad news about one of the actors in the
Donald: Mr Bunny's using again!
- Frasier is trying to convince Niles that sleeping with Nanny
G is the right thing to do:
Niles: Did you say something? Your penis was talking so loud I couldn't hear!
- Frasier dressed as a baby in Nanny G's stage show
|Frasier Online Episode Review|
This is yet another very funny Joe Keenan scripted episode that is by turns hilarious, silly and quite rude in places (who ever thought we would hear the word 'penis' eminating from Niles' mouth?). It benefits hugely from an excellent turn by Laurie Metcalf as Nanny G, a part originally played in 'Cheers' by Emma Thompson. She was always one of the best things about one of my other favourite US sitcoms 'Roseanne', and it was great to see her on our screens again and making the most of the material before her. There's also a fantastically ironic line about Nanny G having played the same character for the last 20 years (an obvious reference to how long Kelsey Grammer has played Frasier) and a nice running joke about Daphne ruining a particularly expensive jumper Niles has just bought. This is helps to make this episode in to a supremely enjoyable one, which ends perfectly with the sight of Frasier dressed up as a big baby (complete with nappy and dummy).
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Avg. Viewer Review:
Total Number of Reviews: 12
Utter Brilliance, May 15, 2011
Reviewer: Jim from Dublin, Ireland
They say a good actor is someone you can see acting well. A great actor is so believable you don't realise they are acting. This episode is littered with great performances, but none better than the actress playing Nanny G. She was so great and so convincing I found myself wondering whether she was some famous real child entertainer brought onto the show to play a child entertainer as a type of in-joke for the audience. Her performance was a master class in how an actor could join a cast of brilliant actors and be as good if not better than them.
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