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Roz And The Schnoz
Episode Details

Written by: Jeffrey Richman

Directed by: Ken Levine

Original US airdate: 5th May 1998

Original UK airdate: 29th May 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
Guest Cast
Paula Garrett .... Jordan Baker
Steve Garrett .... Keven Kilner
Waitress .... Amy Landers
Guest Callers

Episode Synopsis

Roz is having her apartment fumigated, so Frasier offers to put her up as Martin is off to San Francisco for the weekend with Duke. She arrives just as Martin is leaving, and tells Frasier that she has had her calls forwarded to his number. One of the messages left is from the Garrets, the parents of the father of Roz's baby, who want to get in touch and see how she is. Roz is somewhat alarmed by this and wonders what they want, but Frasier thinks it would be a good idea to meet them, and so invites them over that weekend. Once they arrive, both Frasier and Roz find it hard to ignore the fact that both Steve and Paula Garrett have huge noses. Roz struggles to keep a straight face, as do Niles and Daphne. Martin too gets a shock when he meets them for the first time after he and Duke cut their San Francisco trip short after finding all their old haunts gone and after attending what they think is a rally, think they may now be married! Roz thanks Frasier for getting her to meet with Rick's parents, and he points out that Rick didn't have a big nose - however, the Garretts give Roz a picture of Rick before his nose job....! Also, Frasier gives Daphne a pair of earrings from the drugstore which she mistakes for real sapphires in honour of her 5 year anniverary of working for Frasier.

Episode Title Cards
  • Where's A Grindstone When You Need One?

Episode Highlights

- Niles reads out a story from the paper about a brother helping his other brother by giving him one of his lungs:
Frasier: What do you want?
Niles: I need you to come to a dog show with me.
Frasier: I would rather give you a lung (!)

- Frasier shows Martin the earrings he has bought for Daphne from the drugstore:
Martin: What are they - sapphires?
Frasier: Oh yes Dad - I always buy precious stones at the same counter I pick up corn pads and Wart Be-Gone!

- Martin is excited about his trip to San Francisco with Duke to retrace their steps from their shore leave there in 1952:
Martin: Back then, there was no place like Frisco for a single guy cruising the streets looking for a good time
Frasier: You know Dad, I think you'll find Frisco hasn't changed all that much (!!)

- The look on Roz's face when she meets Steve and Paula Garrett for the first time.

- Niles mentions that he is going to the Seattle Kennel Club's annual event:
Paula Garrett: Steve and I just love dogs - we have 2 giant Schanuzers!
[Niles struggles to keep a straight face!]

- Roz, Martin and Daphne are in the kitchen:
Steve Garrett [calling from living room]: Mmm, what's that I smell:
Martin: Probably Japan!!

- Niles finds Daphne's missing earring:
Daphne: Dr Crane, I could kiss you
Niles: Okay!

Frasier Online Episode Review

Rox gets a glimpse at how her baby could turn out when she meets Rick's parents - who come complete with very large noses! While I didn't find the comedy in this episode distasteful, as some do, it humour felt at times pretty obvious, and yet I thought the episode still worked. I found the scenes where first Roz, Martin and Daphne struggle to stop themselves laughing, and then finally Frasier, very funny. Aside from that, the two minor stories both provide their own fair share of laughs - Martin recounting his trip to San Francisco with Duke was great, as was Daphne mistaking the earrings Frasier bought for her as real sapphires. The episode ends rather sweetly with Daphne and Roz talking about her impending motherhood, which in itself is something of a rare occurence, and rounds off this enjoyable episode


80 %

Latest Viewer Episode Review

Avg. Viewer Review: 84.7%
Total Number of Reviews: 24

Baby brain, May 10, 2013

Reviewer: Sammy J from Melbourne, Australia

The season 5 writers might not have been great at incorporating Roz into regular episodes, but those based around her character are on fire this year. Roz adjusting to her imminent motherhood is a clever development to the character, and her insecurities are brought out in fine detail by the realisation that her in-laws are genetically predisposed to having massive noses. Throw in some delightfully puerile responses from Martin and Niles, and a little dose of character-conflict-disguised-as-farce for Frasier and Daphne, and you have another season 5 gem.

Do I think the nose-based humour is cruel? No, not at all. Rick's parents are only ever portrayed as intelligent and kind people. It's just that - like most of our main characters - they have a certain blind spot about themselves. Martin and Niles' hysteria is certainly not their most kind-hearted moment, but it evolves nicely from the moment. Good fun.

Rating: 88%


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