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Agents In America, Part Three
Episode Details

Written by: Joe Keenan

Directed by: Philip Charles Mackenzie

Original US airdate: 9th May 1995

Original UK airdate: 1st December 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
Bebe Glazer .... Harriet Sansom Harris
Tom Duran .... Eric Lutes
   
   
Guest Cast
Mike .... Tony Crane
Guest Callers

Episode Synopsis

Niles and Frasier are in Cafe Nervosa discussing Maris chasing the presidency of her wine club when Bebe Glaser, Frasier's agent, arrives and tells him that they are only offering an 8% rise (as in his contract) so she convinces him to hold out for a renogotiation of his contract. The station starts to play hardball by interviewing replacements for Frasier and painting over his car parking space - so when Bebe arrives at Frasier's apartment he has turned very worried and wants her to agree to their pay rise. Bebe reluctantly phones up Tom Duran, the station manager - and tells them they have until midnight to agree to HER demands or Frasier walks.

The station doesn't ring until 11.45pm, at which point Frasier is decidedly worried about his future. Luckily, the station agrees to renegotiate his contract from scratch the next morning - so Bebe and Frasier start to celebrate. When Frasier is awoken by Martin the next morning, he starts to recall the events of the previous night - at which point Bebe walks into the lounge wearing Frasier's shirt! Bebe has taken this as a sign of a relationship but Frasier makes her see it was a mistake. However, after Bebe has gone to renegotiate his contract, he is sitting in Cafe Nervosa with Niles when Bulldog rushes in and says Bebe is on the ledge of Tom Duran's office and is threatening to jump. Fearing it may be his rejection of her that has driven Bebe to this extreme, he rushes to her aide. Once on the ledge, Bebe reveals this is just a tactic to get the station to keep Frasier - and luckily, it works. Frasier is initially appalled Bebe can sink so low but soon realises he is glad she is his agent.

Episode Title Cards
  • Frasier Crane, Mambo King
  • It's Like Swan Lake, Only Deeper

Episode Highlights

- Niles reveals why Maris is leading the challenge for the wine club presidency:
Niles: Maris has a photo which clearly shows the wine he served at his wedding.
Frasier: Domestic?
Niles: Not just domestic - from Conneticut (!)

- Bebe is trying to convince Frasier to renegotiate his contract:
Bebe: Back me up here, Niles - give him some brotherly advice.
Niles: She's the devil Frasier - run fast, run far!

- Frasier is watching a daytime soap opera with Daphne and Martin:
Daphne: Shh! I can't hear a word they're saying.
Frasier: You wouldn't want to miss a line of this dialogue: "Oh Zirconia, can't you see Stone doesn't love you, he loves Placenta!"

- After Bebe has treated Daphne as a slave, she brings Bebe a snack:
Daphne: Will that be all? Cos I could wait until you've finished the biscuit and floss your teeth for you!

- Martin's reaction to seeing Bebe the morning after.

- Niles reaction to seeing Bebe answering the door in Frasier's shirt.

- After Niles has seen Bebe:
Frasier: The station agreed to renegotiate my contract.
Niles: Paid your commission up front, I see(!).

- Niles is telling Frasier of Maris first club outing as president to a vinery where everyone got into the barrels to crush grapes:
Niles: Imagine her embarrassment when she danced herself into a fury and failed to break a single grape.

Frasier Online Episode Review

Another outing for Frasier's ruthless agent, Bebe Glazer, and Harriet Sansom Harris puts in another star turn. This episode, written by 'The Matchmaker's Joe Keenan, also features some delightful moments and lines for everyone else such as Niles's stories of Maris quest for wine club presidency and Frasier watching a daytime soap opera. However, the episode did not take flight as much as perhaps it could which results in an episode which is very enjoyable but not a classic. The real glory, though, is in the final line.....

Rating

85 %

Latest Viewer Episode Review

Avg. Viewer Review: 89.7%
Total Number of Reviews: 3


Ah, Bebe, Dec 04, 2011

Reviewer: Sammy J from Melbourne, Australia


I do so adore Bebe Glazer. It's in no small part due to the absolutely
mesmorising performance of Harriet Sansom Harris, but it also helps
that Joe Keenan - one of her strongest writers - pens the script, and
that she brings out Frasier's calculating, self-aggrandising side. This
episode, in which her negotiating tactics result in Frasier stuck at
home, and finding himself in flagrante delicto with Bebe herself, is a
very strong appearance.

It's great to see Eric Lutes back as Tom, however briefly, and the
frustrated/appalled/disgusted reactions of the rest of the Crane clan
to Bebe are gut-busting. A thoroughly enjoyable installment.


Rating: 89%

 

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