Frasier (1993–2004)
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Look Before You Leap 

In honor of February 29th, Frasier encourages the people around him to "take a leap" and do something outside their comfort zone. Unfortunately, their attempts result in failures and make him have doubts about his own leap.


James Burrows


David Angell (created by), Peter Casey (created by) | 5 more credits »


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Episode complete credited cast:
Kelsey Grammer ... Dr. Frasier Crane
Jane Leeves ... Daphne Moon
David Hyde Pierce ... Dr. Niles Crane
Peri Gilpin ... Roz Doyle
John Mahoney ... Martin Crane
Murphy Dunne Murphy Dunne ... Pete
Justin Gorence Justin Gorence ... Gary (as Justin M. Gorence)
Benjamin Brown ... Stage Manager


On February 29th, Frasier advises all of his friends and family to "take a leap" in the spirit of leap year, and do something daring and spontaneous. Martin decides to fly to Montana for a buddy's party, Daphne tries an experimental haircut, Roz sends out an on-air call to a handsome stranger she met on the bus. All the leaps go disastrously wrong, and Frasier has doubts about his own resolve to sing a challenging aria at the PBS pledge drive instead of the usual "Buttons and Bows." Maris summons Niles for a sexual tryst, but Frasier advises him to resist the temptation. Written by crouchbk

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Release Date:

27 February 1996 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Frasier's piano player in the final scene is played by Murphy "Murph" Dunne, keyboardist for The Blues Brothers Band. See more »


At 14:46 Martin says a flock of Canadian geese flew into the plane engine. The correct term is Canada geese. See more »


Frasier: Dad, why aren't you in Montana?
Martin: Fifteen minutes out a flock of Canadian geese flew into one of our engines. They were the lucky ones. The next thing you know we're falling five-thousand feet; smoke-house almonds are flying everywhere; people are screaming and hugging each other; the guy in the next seat grabbed a-hold of my arm, and you know what? I didn't pull it away. Then our pilot comes one - our landing gear is out, we're going to have to make an emergency belly landing in six feet of foam...
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Crazy Credits

When the title "Frasier" and the usual silhouette of Seattle are on screen, an animated elevator rises up inside the Space Needle. See more »


References Lamb Chop's Play-Along (1992) See more »


Tossed Salads and Scrambled Eggs
Written by Bruce Miller and Darryl Phinnessee
Performed by Kelsey Grammer
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Had me in absolute stitches!!!
11 August 2017 | by mrzodiac-97218See all my reviews

There are SO many hilarious moments in "Frasier" but seeing him in this episode was one of the funniest scenes on any show ever!, I can't even think about the end scene without bursting into laughter.This has always been one of my favourite shows,there are so many funny characters and everyone of them brings laughs.I watch this before setting off to work and it's a great way to start your day,If you missed this show when it was first on then do yourself a favour and get the box set and I promise you will be glad you did.

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