Frasier Online Episode Guide -> Season 6 -> Episode 6.09
Roz, A Loan
Written by: Janis Hirsch
Directed by: Pamela Fryman
Original US airdate: 10th December 1998
Original UK airdate: 5th March 1999
The ratings for the all-salsa KACL are out, and are so low, that the old crew are expecting to be re-hired. However it seems that will not be the case, prompting Roz to complain to Frasier about how expensive living and coping with a new baby is. Frasier is happy to lend Roz $1500, but when he sees her out shopping and going to spas and expensive lunches, he wants to say something to Roz, but is warned off by both Martin and Niles. However, just as Frasier is about to say something, Roz tells him that the station manager has reconsidered - and everyone has got their old jobs back at KACL!
Just before the start of their show, Roz says that she realised Frasier
was trying to say something to her, and out comes the bone Frasier had
to pick with Roz. She is insulted, so Frasier uses his opening speech
to apologise to Roz. Meanwhile, Niles and Martin have a day together at
the health spa with some unusual side effects for Martin.......
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- Bulldog spies a Cafe Nervosa waitress, Colette:
Bulldog: Any more like you at home?
Bulldog: Good, we'll have some privacy!
- Niles is over at Frasier's:
Niles: Dad, have you seen Frasier's fritata pan?
Martin: Hi, Marty Crane - I don't believe we've met (!)
- After Daphne says she saw Roz at the spa:
Frasier: She must have gone straight from the cafe down to the spa - don't you find that odd?
Martin: Not when you stack it up against a man who uses neck cream.
- On the day of Niles and Martin's spa day:
Niles: I've got to get down to the spa before Dad. He may bridle when the desk clerk asks him if he prefers a man or a woman.
- Daphne complains at Frasier's hypocritical attitude towards
Daphne: "Good news! My personal shopper just found a dozen pudding plates". Who has 12 people over for pudding ?!
|Frasier Online Episode Review|
Perhaps realising that the 'Frasier out of work' scenario wasn't working as intended, or maybe it was all part of the plan for this season, this episode sees the talk-radio format being reinstated at KACL along with all the former staff, and it's great to see everyone back where they belong to be honest - the show has suffered this season from losing the contrasting workplace dynamic that the radio station provides. It's a pity then that the episode that all this occurs in isn't a particularly good one - the central plot of Frasier worried about Roz is spending the £1500 he loaned her plays out rather boringly, while new KACL waitress Colette (thankfully never seen again) is just plain irritating. A lowpoint of this season to be honest.
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Avg. Viewer Review:
Total Number of Reviews: 5
Who has 12 people over for pudding?, May 13, 2013
Reviewer: Sammy J from Melbourne, Australia
"Roz, A Loan" is an odd beast: it is both funny and poignant, yet feels... incomplete. For an episode that returns the KACL staff to their jobs, it feels underwhelming. (Perhaps this was a bit of a "football" in the writers' room: the inevitable episode that kept getting kicked around until someone would take it.)
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