Martin accompanies Frasier and Niles to their favorite restaurant, where Frasier heaps praise on the hideous paintings that the owner has bought to secure a good table. Martin and the boys get into a fight over who should pay the check. Later, Martin feels bad and makes up by buying Frasier one of the paintings. Frasier can't bear to tell him the truth. Meanwhile, Niles's spineless side is on display in response to Maris's underhanded tactics to draw guests away from a party he's throwing on the same night as hers.
Did You Know?
The celebrity caller in this episode is John Cusack
. Cusack plays Greg, a first-year graduate student in psychology who has misdiagnosed himself with every disorder he's studying. See more
At the very end, Roz opens a large box shipped to her from her aunt. She opens the top and proceeds to pull out ceramic hippo after ceramic hippo, without any packing materials such as foam peanuts or bubble wrap or anything to separate and protect them from hitting each other and such during shipping. Miraculously, none of them are even so much as chipped. That would not happen in real life. See more
Thank God for the starch in that shirt or there'd be nothing holding you upright!
When the title "Frasier" and the usual silhouette of Seattle are on screen, a helicopter takes off of the top of one of the "buildings". See more
References The Silence of the Lambs
Tossed Salads and Scrambled Eggs
Written by Bruce Miller
and Darryl Phinnessee
Performed by Kelsey Grammer See more