One of Frasier's callers, a German woman named Gretchen, suspects that her husband is having an affair with his client. Frasier suspects that the woman is Maris. When Niles finds out, he challenges the (very large) man to a duel.
Did You Know?
A very similar scene involving multi-step language translation appears in I Love Lucy: Paris at Last
(1956). Lucy gets in trouble with the police and the questions asked by the police lieutenant in French are translated into German by a detective, from German into Spanish by a civilian in the police station, and lastly from Spanish into English by Ricky. Lucy's answers are translated back for the lieutenant and the scene contains many of the same gags as the scene in this episode, such as the translators "translating" physical gestures and wordless expressions like "ehh." See more
When Marta confuses "Mr" and "Mrs," Niles tells Frasier that Marta has problems with her pronouns. "Mr" and "Mrs," however, are not pronouns, they are honorifics. See more
Maris is learning German, huh? Just when you thought she couldn't get any cuddlier...
When the title "Frasier" and the usual silhouette of Seattle are on screen, fireworks shoot to the sky. See more
References An Affair to Remember
Tossed Salads and Scrambled Eggs
Written by Bruce Miller
and Darryl Phinnessee
Performed by Kelsey Grammer See more