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The Three Faces Of Frasier
Written by: Jon Sherman
Directed by: Pamela Fryman
Original US airdate: 4th May 2000
Original UK airdate: 26th May 2000
Frasier arrives home in jubilant mood, despite being told by the doctor his cholesterol level has not budged, for today is an exciting day - he is taking Martin, Daphne, Roz and Niles to a restaurant for a surprise event. He won't let on what the event is, but when all of them arrive at the Italian restaurant 'Stefanos' (except Niles - he had an incident there in his childhood which ended with him vomitting over Stefano's shoes, and makes some excuse), Frasier finally lets the secret out. For a long time, Seattle's famous faces have had their caricature done and put up upon the wall, and today is the day that Frasier's caricature is going up on the wall! However, when it is finally unveiled, the artist has exaggerated his forehead to enormous proportions. Of course, Frasier begins obsessing about this and uses the dinner he and Niles are going on that night to return to 'Stefanos' and try to get his picture changed. Niles is of course horrified at the thought of trying to sit through a meal in the place that has terrified him since childhood, especially when Stefano spends the entire evening trying to remember where he remembers Niles from.
Frasier manages to convince Stefano that his picture would be better if the forehead wasn't exaggerated as much, and luckily for Frasier the artist is available so a new caricature of Frasier is drawn up - which sadly looks nothing like him, leaving Frasier even more angry. When Stefano decides to sit down with Niles and try and remember where he recalls seeing him before, Frasier uses the opportunity to visit's Alice's birthday party as she has hired a cartoonist and hopes to get some good caricatures of himself done which he hopes he can use to replace the one on 'Stefanos' walls. However, on his return to the restaurant, Stefano's mother spies the pictures and Frasier admits to Stefano that he doesn't like his picture, calling the artist an overpriced hack. This sends Stefano into a rage as it's his mother who is the artist and throws Frasier out while keeping Niles back to sort out finally where he knows him from. This leaves the Crane family banned from Stefano's, including Niles as he vomitted again after Stefano shook him too well during a bear hug.
|Episode Title Cards|
- Frasier comes off the phone:
Frasier: Remember that promising new relationship on the horizon?
Frasier: It got married in Vegas last night.
- The clan are at a table in Stefanos:
Stefano: We have some special dishes tonight. For you, Dr Crane, porcini - fresh from Napoli.
Roz: And for me?
Stefano: Giorgio - fresh from Sicily!
- Daphne tells Niles that Frasier's picture features a forehead
that's a touch exaggerated:
Frasier: A touch! I look like a fugitive from Easter Island!
- Frasier introduces Niles to Stefano:
Frasier: This is my brother, Niles.
Stefano: Of course - you have the family forehead.
- Frasier shows Niles his caricature:
Frasier: There it is - Frasier Cranium (!)
- Frasier suggests he'll replace the second caricature with the
one from the cartoonist:
Niles: We'll put these away, pay the bill and find a nice bed to strap you into (!)
|Frasier Online Episode Review|
This episode is another one that looks at Frasier obsessing about one particular thing in his life, and not being able to leave it alone until he is completely satisfied. The fact that none of the pictures that Stefano has done of Frasier are completely to his liking makes for rather good comedy, especially his attempts to replace them with ones he he has done himself. The script is pretty amusing almost all the way through, and Niles's attempts at overcoming his fear of Stefanos and stop himself from vomiting at the same time is also enjoyable too. There is also a winning little scene at the end when Daphne returns from an 8 hour hunt across America in search of Frasier's oatbran cereal. However, this episode lacks a bit of sparkle making for another enjoyable, if not overtly memorable, Season 7 episode.
|Latest Viewer Episode Review|
Avg. Viewer Review:
Total Number of Reviews: 3
I have problem follicles, May 18, 2013
Reviewer: Sammy J from Melbourne, Australia
"The Three Faces of Frasier" is another over-stuffed season 7 episode, trying to factor in a stand-alone comedic plot with little sideplots for literally all of the main characters.
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