Frasier (season 5)

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Frasier was an American TV situation comedy, a spin-off of the television show Cheers, which aired from 1993–2004. It follows the life of a psychiatrist who has returned to his home town of Seattle to reconnect with his father and brother following his divorce and rebuild his life as a talk radio host and high society socialite.

Frasier's Imaginary Friend [5.1]

Neither Niles nor Martin believe Frasier's story that he is dating a supermodel
Niles: Doesn't he realize how outlandish it all sounds?
Martin: Even a fake supermodel would have dumped him by now!

Frasier tries desperately to convince his family
Frasier: I am not crazy! I am dating a supermodel zoologist, whom I stole away from a professional football player, and she is off to the Galápagos Islands to artificially inseminate iguanas! Now is that so hard to believe?!

The Gift Horse [5.2]

Daphne fills Niles in with Sherry's meat-based plans for the food at Martin's party
Niles: I assume these colorful balloons are for the between-course angioplasty(!)

Frasier comes home to find speaker towers placed around his living room
Frasier: Dear God...It's Stonehenge.

Sherry loves the new giant screen TV
Sherry: Wow, she's a beaut! Marty and I are gonna be spending a lot more time here.
Frasier: It's a gift that keeps on giving(!)

Halloween [5.3]

Martin: I thought you were getting me a Sherlock Holmes outfit. He didn't wear a bowler.
Niles: Well, they were all out of Sherlock Holmes, so I put together something else for you. Don't worry, it's another detective. Tonight, you'll be Lord Peter Wimsey!
Martin: Who the hell's that?
Niles: He's a celebrated bon vivant sleuth from a series of novels by Dorothy L. Sayers.
Martin: Well, I'm not going anywhere where I have to tell people my name's Wimsey!

Frasier at the party meeting a woman dressed as Eve from the Bible
Frasier: Let me guess... Lady Godiva?
Eve: No, Eve, from the Bible.
Frasier: Well, now I know why they call it "The Good Book".

The Kid [5.4]

[Frasier enters Café Nervosa.]
Frasier: Morning, Roz!
Roz: [annoyed] Frasier! What are you doing here?
Frasier: Oh, I realize it must be a shock to see me here in this place I come to every day of my life.

Frasier: Hey, Dad, what are you doing here?
Martin: Oh, Sherry took her sister to that store across the street to buy some "foundation garments."
Frasier: I think they call them "bras" now.
Martin: Not these, you don't. You could cross the River Kwai on one of those babies.

The 1000th Show [5.5]

Frasier has just been approached for an autograph in Café Nervosa, and told he is “the smartest guy on the face of the earth”
Frasier: Well, one does hear tales of a certain wise man in Tibet, but why split hairs? (signs autograph, exit fan) Where was I?
Niles: You were last seen hiking up Mount Ego.

Daphne is on the phone trying desperately to renew her passport, and she feels the victim of discrimination
Daphne: No, I’m a resident alien here from England. You know, the country that used to own you people!
Martin: You’ll go right to the head of the line now(!)

Voyage of the Damned [5.6]

Martin and Eddie have just come in from the rain, and Eddie has shaken himself dry all over Frasier's recently waxed floor
Frasier: Daphne, get this canine sprinkler out of here!
Daphne: Now, don't be too cross with him, Dr. Crane. As my Mum used to say: “There’ll be no dogs in Hell.”
Frasier: I sincerely doubt that!

Carlos: Buenas noches. ¿Hablas español?
Roz: Uh, not really.
Carlos: Is no matter. I'm sure you are schooled in the... international language.
Frasier: Yes, Roz. Say something amusing in Esperanto(!)

while hiding in Maris's cabin:
Roz: I think she left, I see her coat on the hatrack.
Niles: Wait... look closer, is the hatrack moving?

My Fair Frasier [5.7]

Frasier: You didn't tell him you were pregnant before the date?
Roz: Well, it's not the easiest thing in the world to tell someone. Besides, I was hoping my radiant glow would do the talking for me.
Frasier: Your "glow." Oh please, Roz. Do you ever think that anyone... could miss your radiant glow?
Roz: So I tell him, and he says "Fine, it's not a problem." Five minutes later, he tells me his pager is vibrating. He has an emergency. He has to go to work.
Frasier: Well, maybe he was telling the truth.
Roz: He sells wicker furniture. Who needs their end tables re-caned at 9:30 at night?

Frasier, Niles, Daphne, and Martin are in Frasier's apartment, discussing Frasier's relationship
Frasier: You know, it's funny; as much as I care for this woman, there's something about this relationship that leaves me vaguely unsettled.
Niles: I might venture a theory at which you're sure to hoot. What may be making you uncomfortable is that for the first time you find yourself in the more…submissive rôle.
Frasier: What on God's earth are you talking about?
Daphne: I think what he means is: you're the girl!

Desperately Seeking Closure [5.8]

Frasier is trying to work out why Sam broke up with him. Roz thinks he is obsessing, and tells him off
Roz: I've been down this road so many times I call it “The Roz Expressway”.
Niles: I've heard that phrase before, but in a slightly different context.

Niles establishes that Frasier was not exactly in love; just saw it as a possibility for the future
Niles: Well, no wonder you're heartbroken; you've just lost the only woman you could even possibly sometime down the line perhaps fall in love with. I'm surprised the country music people haven't jumped all over this one!

Perspectives on Christmas [5.9]

Martin is practicing his song with Frasier and Niles. There is one particularly high note giving him trouble
Niles: Why don't you start here (“Oh night”)? And I want to hear you really attack the note.
Martin attempts the phrase of music, and at the ensuing sound Eddie buries his head under a cushion
Niles: Sometimes the note sees the attack coming and retreats.

Where Every Bloke Knows Your Name [5.10]

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

Frasier is very quick to dismiss Daphne's suggestion of meeting her friend Claire for a date
Frasier: I would think by now that you'd 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. Off we go!

Ain't Nobody's Business If I Do [5.11]

Daphne has just told Niles and Frasier about discovering the ring
Niles: Do you know what that means?
Frasier: (ruefully) Yes! We’re going to hear what Mendelssohn’s Wedding March sounds like on the banjo!

Frasier is trying to establish whether Martin knows about Sherry’s previous marriages, by telling a falsified anecdote
Frasier: You know, Dad, I think it all hearkens back to the puritanical streak that still runs through this country. What do you think?
Martin: There's a yakkety-yak streak that runs through this family.

The Zoo Story [5.12]

Frasier: You signed with Bebe?
Roz: Okay, I know, I should've told you. I just wasn't in the mood for one of your lectures.
Frasier: I'm not going to give you a lecture. You're entitled to choose whomever you wish to represent you. Someone who's honest, or a woman whose ethics would've raised eyebrows in the court of Caligula!

[The station has hired a tough arbitrator, "The Hammer," to renegotiate everyone's contract. Gil's salary has been slashed, but Bebe and Roz come in cheering.]
Gil: How on Earth did you get all that?
Bebe: Oh, we go way back, the Hammer and I. I know where the bodies are buried.... Usually, that's just a metaphor.

Bebe confronts Frasier and presents him with a contract, promising that if he employs her again she will cut him a very good deal
Frasier: Isn't there a zebra carcass somewhere you should be hovering over?

The Maris Counselor [5.13]

Niles has broken down in tears in the middle of his therapy group. Frasier is trying to keep the patients calm by claiming it is empathy
Frasier: We've had quite a catharsis here. Now, traditionally it is the patients that make the breakthroughs, but we mustn't be sticklers.

Frasier: Here's to the Crane Boys- love's big losers.

Niles: Fifteen years with Maris; I end up in bed with her lover.
Martin: Geez- I don't need to hear this!
Niles: No, no- it was an accident; it was pitch dark- I thought it was Maris.
Frasier: What tipped you off?
Niles: The heat from her side of the bed!

The Ski Lodge [5.14]

Maris is ruthless in her pursuit of a divorce settlement
Niles: When we were courting, I sent her a Valentine that said: "You're the girl my heart adores, everything I have is yours". Now they're calling it a pre-nup.

Frasier finds Guy waiting in Niles' bed for him to return
Guy: You are not the Crane I want!
Frasier: You're not even the sex I want!

about Annie
Niles: I grant you, she's comely, but don't you find her a tad - what would the polite euphemism be - stupid?
Frasier: Niles, she's just unschooled, like Eliza Doolittle. Find her the right Henry Higgins, she'll be ready for a ball in no time.
Niles: Leave it to you to put the "pig" back in Pygmalion.

Room Service [5.15]

Lilith: Excuse me. I'm looking for Frasier Crane. They told me he'd be here.
Roz: Lilith, it's me. Roz Doyle.
Lilith: Oh, yes, it's Frasier's fun-loving assistant...(notices she is pregnant) who's apparently had too much fun... loving.

[Lilith's husband has left her for their male contractor.]
Lilith: It's ironic, isn't it? No sooner do I get the closet of my dreams than my husband comes out of it.

Frasier: Speaking of buns I could do without, Lilith is back.
Niles: Oh, so that explains why blood was pouring from all my faucets this morning.
Frasier: Go easy on her. Her husband has left her, and get this...for a man!
Niles: Damn! I owe Dad five dollars!

While Frasier waits in the hotel room, Lilith stealthily informs Niles, who is hiding in the en-suite, of his brother's amorous intentions
Niles: Does the man have no scruples? He specifically asked me last night to keep him away from you. But the minute my back is turned he sneaks back here and...(catches Lilith's eye) yes, I'm aware of the irony.

Frasier: You know, it's funny; I have never stopped desiring you, Lilith, even though I know we are completely wrong for each other. But now, when I look at you, I will see the back of my brother's head! And that is one bucket of ice water, let me tell you!

Beware of Greeks [5.16]

Martin blames Frasier for the rift with Nikos' mother
Martin: I can't believe because of your big mouth, Zora won't even let me in her restaurant!
Frasier: Forcing you to go elsewhere when you have one of your frequent cravings for stuffed grape leaves and zither music!

Niles: It's a moot point. We're out of the family, thanks to Frasier's more-than-usually inept advice.
Martin: Can you imagine what it's like to live in the same city as your brother, and not see him for five years?
Frasier: No, but I'd like to give it a try.

Niles: [regarding their aunt Zora] Don't you remember the family legend that when Hitler invaded Greece, she joined the partisans just so she could strangle Nazis?
Frasier: I have never believed that! She would have been five years old at the time!
Niles: That's why the legends says they were strangled with jump-ropes.

The Perfect Guy [5.17]

Roz is swooning over the station's attractive new host
Roz: I can't work with a guy that handsome... No offense.
Frasier: Oh, none taken. Granted, when it comes to the looks department, Dr. Webber and I aren't in the same—
Roz: Species?
Frasier: Well, I was going to say "league," but species is so much more insulting.

Gil: I must admit, I didn't notice he was all that handsome.
Roz: You didn't notice? You of all people?
Gil: Just what are you insinuating?
Roz: Well, you know... you're a little...
Gil: For your information, I happen to be a happily married man.
Frasier: You're... married?
Bulldog: To a woman?
Gil: Of course to a woman! Well, you've all heard me mention Deb. How many times have I said, "I must run along now, Deb will be waiting!"
Roz: We thought Deb was your cat.
Gil: She is not a cat! She is Mrs. Gilbert Leslie Chesterton, a Sarah Lawrence graduate, and the owner of a very successful auto body repair shop! Honestly, the conclusions people make just because a man dresses well, and knows how to use a pastry bag! [exits in a huff]
Frasier: Well, that's the first time I've ever seen a man "in" himself.

Bad Dog [5.18]

Frasier runs into Niles in the elevator, and sees him wearing an absurd-looking grey cap
Frasier: Niles, what have we determined about your success with…impulse purchases?
Niles: Really? The salesman thought I could pull it off.
Frasier: My suggestion exactly.

Martin has taken a simple but effective approach to exposing Bulldog as a charlatan
Frasier: Aw Thanks, Dad.
Martin: Hey I'm no hero, I just wanted you to shut up.
Frasier tells his family that he tried, and failed, to break up with Caitlin
Frasier: Why? Because I'm Frasier, and I'm a sexaholic!

Frasier tries to explain to Caitlin why he thinks things won't work out between them
Frasier: I'm basically your stuffy, buttoned down sort of guy, you're a free-spirited, adventurous mouse-painting, moon-howling sort of girl!

Roz and the Schnoz [5.21]

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.

[Roz talks about having in-laws without being married.]
Roz: That's like posing nude for your art teacher and still flunking the course. [Frasier looks shocked] Shut up. I needed the credits.

The Life of the Party [5.22]

Niles proudly shows Frasier a photograph of his new 18th-century Turkish prayer rug
Niles: Paid a fortune for it, but legend says whatever you pray for on this rug will come to you.
Frasier: Certainly worked for the dealer.

After Vickie turns him down, Frasier is rather upset. Roz has other things to worry about
Frasier: What is wrong with me? Why can't I find a single woman who's interested in me?
Roz: Those are two different questions, really, so we should just sit down and talk them both over. Oh, wait, I can't, BECAUSE I'M IN LABOR!

Party, Party [5.23]

Niles has met a woman who lives in Frasier's building, and things are going well
Niles: I'm seeing her again tonight, so you'll understand if I'm a little bit drained tomorrow during our squash game. My lovemaking can get slightly athletic.
Frasier: Which is more than can be said for your squash game.

Martin wants to take Frasier to see Chimps on Ice for his birthday; Frasier wants to stay in and watch Così fan tutte
Martin: Duke said, in the finale the whole cast skates to the top of this ramp, and then Splat! Right into a tank of whipped cream. Bet they don't do that at your opera.
Frasier: No, and Mozart's still kicking himself.

Sweet Dreams [5.24]

Niles offers to take Martin out to a new fusion restaurant. As they leave, Frasier picks up the phone
Martin: Can't wait. Where are we going, anyway?
Niles: Well... (closes the door)
Frasier: Hello, I'd like to order a large pizza, please. What toppings? Just a second. (Martin returns) Dad, what d'you want on your pizza?

Kenny: Since I fired you, I haven't been able to eat or sleep.
Frasier: Kenny, it's only been an hour and a half.