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Where Every Bloke Knows Your Name
Episode Details

Written by: Rob Hanning

Directed by: Jeff Melman

Original US airdate: 6th January 1998

Original UK airdate: 13th March 1998


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
Duke .... John La Motta
Leo .... Bill Gratton
Frank .... Ron Dean
   
   
Guest Cast
Young Frasier .... Andrew Dorsett
Young Niles .... Michael Welch
Clare .... Gabrielle Fitzpatrick
Terrance .... David Manis
Winston .... Mark Ryan
Jimmy .... Al Fann
Steven .... Laurence Lau
Freddy .... Adrian Neil
Waiter .... Paul Cusimano
Guest Callers

Episode Synopsis

Frasier is feeling empty and bored with his regular routine and decides to try new activities. After failing to enjoy a game of poker with Martin and his buddies,. Daphne invites Frasier to her favourite British pub. At first Frasier doesn't fit in with the other British ex-patriates, but soon is playing pool, singing songs, and throwing back pints of beer with all the other patrons. When Frasier starts going to the pub every night, Daphne feels that Frasier is invading her turf, and Niles feels neglected. Daphne confronts Frasier about it, and they agree to play a game of darts to determine who gets to keep the pub. Daphne loses the game but Frasier starts making fun of Brits, which the other patrons don't appreciate...Meanwhile we see flashbacks to Frasier and Niles in elementary school where we learn they haven't changed a bit.

Episode Title Cards
  • A Long Time Ago In A Prep School Far, Far Away
  • So Authentic There Isn't An Ice Cube In The Joint

Episode Highlights

- In a flashback to Frasier and Niles at school, the pair don't think much of the luch in the cafeteria:
Young Niles: This lunch is a culinary Hindenburg!

- Niles is on the phone to someone:
Niles: Bravo! Excellente! Bellissimo! You'll never guess who that was?
Frasier: The Three Tenors (!)

- Niles sees Frasier is restless with his usual routine, and searches for different things for them to do:
Niles: There's a wonderful lecture series on the history of Modern Lecture Series.

- Martin thinks Frasier fit in with his friends as he doesn't know any dirty jokes like Roz does:
Frasier: If that's the criteria, I'll bet I could tell a story or two that'll make you blush like a schoolgirl!
Martin: That's what I'm afraid of (!!)

- Frasier is very quick to dismiss Daphne's suggestion of meeting her friend Claire for a date:
Frasier: I think by now you would know my policy on fix-ups.
Daphne: She's pretty, she's lonely and she's an underwear model.
Frasier: So you do know my policy!

- Daphne is ill, and also tired of Frasier always being at her English pub:
Frasier: You've got yo be careful what you bring down to the pub with you.
Daphne: Tell me about it (!!)

- Niles' gift of an antique saddle for Maris was a disaster:
Niles: Apparently the oils in the saddle reacted badly with her cellulite cream, creating a poweful epoxy!

- Frasier is winning in his darts match against Daphne:
Frasier: I score again!
Daphne: That's not something we hear out of your mouth very often!

Frasier Online Episode Review

Bookended by 2 excellent scenes of young Frasier and Niles at school, showing they haven't changed a bit, this episode certainly packs a lot into it's 22 minutes and thankfully the result is a very enjoyable episode. It was great seeing Martin's friends again, as was seeing Frasier trying to fit in with them, while Niles' brilliant little subplot about buying an antique saddle for Maris results in some hilarious and unforseen consequences. The main plot of Frasier making himself too comfortable at Daphne's English pub was good fun too, and it was nicew to see Frasier indulging in singing round the piano and pool, and even if the anti-English insults that force Frasier to hand back the pub to Daphne are not the greatest way to end the episode (if undeniably amusing), which all told makes this yet another entertaining Season 5 episode

Rating

81 %

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