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We Two Kings
Written by: Patricia Breen
Directed by: Jerry Zaks
Original US airdate: 10th December 2002
Original UK airdate: 3rd March 2003
Frasier is preparing for Christmas at his apartment which includes ordering a ten-pound Hungarian goose, but his plans are thwarted somewhat when Daphne announces that she and Niles want to have the traditional Crane Christmas at the Montana as it's their first Christmas as a couple. Frasier is appalled as it's traditional to have it at his apartment, but Niles wants to start a new tradition - however neither of them can come up with a solution to their problem, so they leave it up to their father to decide who says he wants a few days to think about it. However, when Frasier sees Niles giving his father a thermos of coffee he accuses his brother of trying to bribe his father which Niles counters by saying that Frasier has a cheek to buy a replacement Dancing Santa when it was he that threw it off the roof! That is the final straw for Martin - he says he can't stand their fighting any more and has decided to work on Christmas Day!
Frasier and Niles then go to apologise to their father at work, which
he accepts, and as they are heading out of the building they spy the Christmas
tree in the lobby and hit upon a brilliant idea - they remove the fake
presents under the trees and replace them with their real presents, so
that come Christmas Day they come down and surprise their father before
magically finding all their presents under the Christmas tree. Putting
their plan into action, Daphne keeps Martin occupied while Niles and Frasier
swap the real for fake presents (which doesn't go smoothly as Niles takes
out the fake presents and puts them by the elevator doors while Frasier
thinks those are the real presents are starts bringing them in again!),
but eventually everything is set for Christmas morning - when Martin appears
from the bedroom and says his boss has given him the day off........ Meanwhile,
Roz is volunteering as an elf at the mall and has a crush on the guy playing
Santa, but Daphne thinks that she has a crush on Santa Claus himself.
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- Roz tells Frasier visiting Santa Claus at a mall is
one of her favourite childhood memories:
Frasier: I always found him terrifying...... and inquistory!
- Frasier argues Christmas should be at his place as
he has bought a ten-pound goose:
Niles: Which you are more than welcome to bring over to our place
Frasier: It's not a date - it's dinner!
- Martin tells his sons he wants a beer, so both of them
run to the kitchen to fetch one:
Martin: Little trick their Mom taught me!
- Niles wonders why Frasier bought his father a Dancing
Niles: A surprising gift since you threw the last one off the roof!
- Niles is tired of fighting with Frasier over Christmas:
Niles: Why do you have to make everything so difficult?
Frasier: Niles, I've got news for you - Copernicus called and you are not the centre of the universe!
- Niles is excited about their plan for Christmas Day:
Niles: I'm getting excited
Frasier: Oh no Niles, that's your pine rash - you're standing too close to the tree!
- Niles, Daphne and Frasier are about to leave to surprise
Martin at work:
Daphne: I'can't wait to see the look on your father's face when we go over there and surprise him.
[Martin comes into the living room]
Martin: Merry Christmas
|Frasier Online Episode Review|
Any episode that sees the Crane boys rivalry rear it's head again is always welcome in my book, and this episode written by first-time scribe Patricia Breen makes good use of this in a pretty amusing storyline. The section where Niles and Frasier and taking the presents in and out goes on a bit too long, but the surprise twist at the end made me both laugh and feel somewhat sorry for the Crane boys. However, the Roz storyline was just awful (in love with Santa Claus indeed! ) - just another example of the writers inability to find her a decent storyline, and a waste of a good cameo by Dean Cain too! Nevertheless, I still enjoyed this episode and is yet another memorable Christmas-themed episode for the show.
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Avg. Viewer Review:
Total Number of Reviews: 4
It's not my date, it's dinner!, May 25, 2013
Reviewer: Sammy J from Melbourne, Australia
An amusing episode that benefits greatly from the flawless camaraderie of the main cast. To list a few highlights:
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