Frasier Online Episode Guide -> Season 6 -> Episode 6.14
Written by: Rob Hanning
Directed by: Kelsey Grammer
Original US airdate: 11th February 1999
Original UK airdate: 9th April 1999
3 separate stories revolving around the theme of love and set on Valentine's Day itself:
Niles' story: In preparation for a date whom he has invited ovet to Frasier's apartment for dinner, he discovers a crease in his trousers and so out comes the ironing board. What follows is how such a deceptively simple problem coupled with Niles' prissy manner - and his aversion to the sight of blood - can lead to a wrecked apartment and Niles blacked out on the floor.
Frasier's story: Frasier is meeting with Cassandra Stone, the station's new marketing manager, but is unsure as to whether it is a romantic date or just a business meeting. Frasier consistently receives mixed signals but things seem to be turning Frasier's way when she invites him up to her hotel room - but are they?
Martin and Daphne's story: Both without dates
on Valentine's Day, Martin and Daphne decide to have a meal together and
discover what it's like to be dateless.
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- Niles having to turn away from Eddie to remove his trousers.
- Niles' 'fight' with the fire extinguisher which culminates in him blacked out and Eddie eating food off the sofa.
- Frasier phones Roz from a restaurant:
Frasier: How do you know if you're on a date?
Roz: Are you alone?
Roz: Then you're not on a date.
- Frasier phones Roz later:
Frasier: Roz, I'm in Cassandra's hotel room but I'm not sure what that means.
Roz: What it means is that even a blind pig finds an acorn once in a while.
- Daphne and Martin are in the restaurant:
Martin: You sit down, take a look at the menu, and I'll go check your coat.
Daphne: Alright, now what looks good to you.
Martin: The coat check girl - gimme your coat!
- Daphne is talking about her and Martin's relationship:
Daphne: It's sort of like ..... you're my pet.
Daphne: In a good sense - like you and Eddie.
Martin: Are you calling me a dog now?
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I get more e-mails about this episode than any other, the majority of them wanting to know the name of the episode where Niles sets Frasier's apartment on fire / where Niles faints at the sight of blood etc - and this is it. In the first of 3 vignettes, David Hyde Pierce gets to flex his comedy muscles to the full in a great, near silent piece that starts so innocently with Niles wanting to iron a crease out of his trousers and ends up blacked out on the floor, having set fire to Frasier's couch and set off the fire alarms! The other 2 segments don't come close to being as good as the first but each has it's moments, and I liked Daphne's description of Martin as being like her "pet"!. A memorable episode, to be sure, and a pretty enjoyable one to boot as well.
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Total Number of Reviews: 41
Not just Niles, May 13, 2013
Reviewer: Sammy J from Melbourne, Australia
"Three Valentines" is an undisputed "Frasier" classic, but there's much more to it than David Hyde Pierce's one-man (and a dog) tour-de-force.
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