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Someone To Watch Over Me
Episode Details

Written by: Don Siegel

Directed by: James Burrows

Original US airdate: 28th March 1995

Original UK airdate: 10th November 1995


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
Bulldog .... Dan Butler
   
   
Guest Cast
Cindy Carrruthers .... Alyson Reed
Kari .... Renee Lippin
Mrs Littlejohn .... Rita McKenzie
Guest Callers
Madman Martinez .... John Lithgow

Episode Synopsis

Frasier has been receiving calls to his show all week from his self-proclaimed "Number 1 fan" Kari, who is driving Roz up the wall. After Frasier finds out his show has been nominated for a SeaBea, she calls in and tells him she saw him buying Roz a rose. Roz tells him to be careful but he just brushes her worries aside. Following this he finds a scarf she knitted in his briefcase and a note from her in his jacket which ends with the ominous phrase "I'll be at your awards ceremony tonight". Roz is more concerned about the fact that an enormous spot has appeared on the end of her nose on the night of the awards ceromony.

All of the attention shown by Kari starts to put Frasier on edge, and fearing he is the subject of a stalker, decides to hire a bodyguard to protect him at the awards ceremony. Expecting a big, muscle-man, he is a bit taken aback by the arrival of his bodyguard Cindy. She is very professional, however, but just as she leaves to check the elevator is clear, Kari calls Frasier at home and says she'll be wearing a red dress before hanging up. At the awards ceremony, Frasier turns paranoid first by thinking that Cindy is Kari, then pinning one of the SeaBea committee members to the floor because she is wearing a red dress and says she is his Number 1 fan. In the end, however, Martin sees a woman in a red dress wearing a scarf similar to the one Frasier received and approaches her. She is apologetic about the trouble she has caused, and is nothing like the stalker Frasier imagined. It all ends with Frasier and Roz receiving the SeaBea - Roz covering her spot with her hair, and Frasier having just escaped from a group of people he annoyed having thought they were Kari.

Episode Title Cards
  • Getting A Bit Loopy
  • Krakatoa, West of Java (The Movie Was Wrong)
  • Someone To Watch Over Me
  • The Lady In Red

Episode Highlights

- Roz informs Frasier that Kari is on the line again:
Roz: Why don't you let me get rid of her - all she does is gush and tell you how great you are.
Frasier: And this hurts me how?

- Frasier wonders how Kari got a scarf into his briefcase:
Frasier: The only time I had it out of my hand was when I was in the barber's chair.
Martin: Well, that only gave her about 30 seconds (!).

- Niles argues that Kari is becoming Frasier's stalker:
Frasier: She's not a weirdo, she's just a woman who finds me utterly fascinating.
Niles: And the distinction would be?

- Roz is worried about the spot on her nose:
Frasier: It's barely noticeable.
Roz: From where? The space shuttle!

- Frasier reads the note Kari put in his jacket:
Frasier: "I'll be at your awards ceremony tonight, Your Number 1 Fan, Kari".
Roz: Great! And me with a bullseye on my nose!

- A knock on the door at Frasier's apartment:
Frasier: Who is it?
Niles: It's Lizzie Borden - I want you to autograph my hatchet (!)

- Daphne gets a psychic flash about Frasier's bodyguard,Cindy:
Daphne: Did you have a grandfather with a steel plate in his head?
Cindy [to Frasier]: This lunatic that's been stalking you - any particular accent?

- As Bulldog see's Roz's spot:
Bulldog: Won't you guide my sleigh tonight?!

Frasier Online Episode Review

This, the 2nd SeaBea episode of the series, with a better script that plot although the way events conspire to make Frasier paranoid is quite good fun, as is the lengths Roz goes to to cover up her spot. I never felt though that Frasier was in any danger and that Kari turns out to be harmless wasn't really a surprise. The ending could have been better written, though. Overall, then, a slightly above average episode but not a great one.

Rating

77 %

Latest Viewer Episode Review

Avg. Viewer Review: 82.7%
Total Number of Reviews: 3


It's SeaBee time!, Dec 04, 2011

Reviewer: Sammy J from Melbourne, Australia


I always enjoy the SeaBee episodes, because there's nothing I
enjoy more than the entire cast out and about together. (Well,
except for in-show continuity, which is also a plus of these awards
recurring.)

"Someone to Watch Over Me" is one of my least favourite episodes
of season 2, but given that this season is one of 'Frasier''s best,
that's damning it with faint praise. There are a lot of good comic
moments from all the characters, and it's enjoyable to see Frasier's
celebrity slowly rise over the course of the series. But the stalker
plot never really takes off beyond some vague comedy of errors
business, and it's deflated so easily at the end - albeit by a nice
touch of deduction on Martin's part, and some genuine emotion -
that things never really build up to anything. Not a complete loss,
but not particularly memorable.


Rating: 75%

 

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