Frasier: Season 7, Episode 10

Back Talk (9 Dec. 1999)

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On his birthday, Frasier is seized with crippling back pain. Niles wonders if he's stressed, and while recovering at home, Frasier muses aloud about why he's unhappy. One reason is that ... See full summary »



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On his birthday, Frasier is seized with crippling back pain. Niles wonders if he's stressed, and while recovering at home, Frasier muses aloud about why he's unhappy. One reason is that he's still single, and he will miss Daphne's companionship after she gets married. Daphne, overhearing, misunderstands him to mean that he has feelings for her. Frasier resolves the confusion, but while he's doped up on painkillers, lets slip to Daphne the truth about Niles's feelings for her. Written by crouchbk

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A newspaper published on the day Frasier was born has a story about Queen Elizabeth II giving birth. This conflicts with the chronology established for Frasier; he was supposedly born in 1952, and the queen had no children between 1950 and 1960. See more »


[Frasier has fallen into his father's chair, delirious from taking medication for his back pain]
Niles: Oh my God - did you fall?
Frasier: No, I - you know I'm actually quite comfortable Niles! Look:
[Frasier motions towards television cabinet]
Frasier: There's no glare on the television! And here's a lovely place to set your drink!
[Frasier places his hand limply on TV tray and looks up at Niles with wide eyes]
Niles: Just give me your hand and whatever the chair is telling you, don't listen.
Frasier: No, Niles, no! It's helping my back...
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When the title "Frasier" and the usual silhouette of Seattle are on screen, a red light blinks at the highest point of the Space Needle. See more »


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Tossed Salads and Scrambled Eggs
Written by Bruce Miller and Darryl Phinnessee
Performed by Kelsey Grammer
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