Frasier (1993–2004)
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High Crane Drifter 

Frasier feels that he stands alone in upholding common courtesy, and eventually loses his patience in a crowded Café Nervosa, forcibly ejecting a man who claimed a table just before him.

Writers:

David Angell (created by), Peter Casey (created by) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Kelsey Grammer ... Dr. Frasier Crane
Jane Leeves ... Daphne Moon
David Hyde Pierce ... Dr. Niles Crane
Peri Gilpin ... Roz Doyle
John Mahoney ... Martin Crane
John Cygan ... Doug Harvey
Mark Benninghoffen ... Video Clerk (as Mark Benninghofen)
Troy Blendell ... Curtis
Naomi Naomi ... Woman in Video Store
Paul Cosimano Paul Cosimano ... Waiter (as Paul Cusimano)
Joan Allen ... Lydia (voice)
Billy Barty ... Chris (voice)
Eric Idle ... Chuck (voice)
Jerry Orbach ... Mitch (voice)
Jane Pauley ... Rochelle (voice)
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Storyline

The world around Frasier seems to be losing its manners. People are using his parking space, queue-jumping in shops, talking during films at the cinema, smoking in elevators; shop assistants are ignoring him or being rude; even his own neighbors make unnecessary noise. He feels that he stands alone in upholding common courtesy, and eventually loses his patience in a crowded Café Nervosa, forcibly ejecting a man who claimed a table just before him. He is not proud of his behavior afterwards, but Martin is, having read the story in the People of Seattle column. Suddenly, everyone around is hailing Frasier as a hero, and Niles is jealous. However, his actions must have repercussions: firstly, a wave of phone calls to KACL report how people have started emulating him; secondly, the man he targeted threatens to sue. Luckily, Niles helps out with the latter by provoking the man to ensure a counter-suit, which works.

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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 March 1996 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The title is a parody of the Clint Eastwood movie High Plains Drifter (1973). See more »

Quotes

Dr. Niles Crane: [to Frasier] There he is the man who floats like a lepidoptera and stings like a hymenoptera.
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Crazy Credits

When the title "Frasier" and the usual silhouette of Seattle are on screen, several lights are being lit in the "windows" of the buildings. See more »

Connections

References Crocodile Dundee (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

Tossed Salads and Scrambled Eggs
Written by Bruce Miller and Darryl Phinnessee
Performed by Kelsey Grammer
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Yes, the Pompous Peter Finch
3 October 2019 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

Frasier is inundated with rudeness by people. Stepping in front of him at video store, taking a table he was waiting for, playing loud music in the apartment above his. He assaults a man and soon becomes the darling of Seattle. He comes to realize that his behavior is not the answer, but he has an adoring audience. The final scene, with Niles at the center is great. Also, Daphne in the elevator as the show closes. Very nice.


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