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Here's Looking At You
Episode Details

Written by: Brad Hall

Directed by: Andy Ackerman

Original US airdate: 14th October 1993

Original UK airdate: 18th May 1994


Cast Information
Main Cast
Frasier Crane .... Kelsey Grammer
Niles Crane .... David Hyde Pierce
Martin Crane .... John Mahoney
Daphne Moon .... Jane Leeves
Roz Doyle .... Peri Gilpin
Recurring Cast
   
   
Guest Cast
Aunt Patrice .... Kathleen Noone
Guest Callers
Doug .... Jeff Daniels

Episode Synopsis

Frasier buys his father a telescope as a gift and by accident he spies a woman in another apartment looking at him through another telescope. They begin communicating through written notes and discovers her name is Irene. Soon they are exchanging family histories but it is not before Frasier writes down their phone number that they actually speak. Martin is a little hesitant at first but soon sends Daphne and Frasier away so they can talk in private. They both think they are going to go out on a date but Martin surprises them by saying he turned her invitation down. Martin says to Frasier that the reason is Irene's middle name is Rose, the same as Hester Crane. It is only Daphne who realises that this is not true and works out that it may be because he is a little self-conscious about his hip. Eventually Martin agrees to go out on a date with Irene.

Episode Title Cards
  • A Room With A View
  • Getting To Know You
  • Forcas Fracas
  • Gu-Gulp!

Episode Highlights

- Frasier thinks the telescope offers some exciting possibilities:
Frasier: There are a million stories in the naked city - if only we could find a naked one.

- Frasier discusses with his brother why their father didn't want to meet Irene after one phone call:
Niles: Who knows why anyone does anything?
Frasier: Remind me again what it is you do? It was just one phonecall - how can anyone makes a sound judgement on the basis of one phonecall?
Niles: Remind me again what it is you do.

- Martin has trouble convincing Frasier he doesn't want to meet Irene:
Martin: Did you ever meet someone who just wasn't right for you.
Frasier: Yes - 5 years after I married her.

- The visit to Frasier's by Niles and Aunt Patrice who trots out g-speak.

Frasier: You know there's something I don't say often enough.
Martin: There's nothing you don't say often enough.

Frasier Online Episode Review

A nice episode that sees Martin striking a friendship with Irene via the telescope Frasier has bought for him. The scene where they exchange family histories via bits of paper is amusing as is the brief appearance of Aunt Patrice who trots out g-speak, leading to Martin to wonder whether she's having a stroke. With a good ending that sees Daphne work out the real reason why Martin is reluctant to see Irene, this is an enjoyable if not particularly memorable Season 1 episode.

Rating

78 %

Latest Viewer Episode Review

Avg. Viewer Review: 83.1%
Total Number of Reviews: 7


Sweet and well-centered, Jul 08, 2009

Reviewer: Sammy J from Canberra, Australia


"Here's Looking at You" is a very sweet episode, centring on Martin's
telescope relationship with a woman in a nearby building. The fact
that Martin's dating life was treated with as much respect (and
sexuality) as his sons was an indication of the intelligence of this
series, and his return to dating in this episode - neatly compounded
by Daphne's astute deduction of his reasoning - is well played. It
was relatively rare in the later seasons for episodes to focus on one
neat storyline, so this is a nice touch. There are also some very
amusing little moments, particularly Maris' Aunt who drops in with
her "G" speak, and challenges the entire Crane clan. A solid episode.


Rating: 91%

 

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