Frasier's cousin, Nikos, is getting married. His mother Zora, Frasier's aunt-by-marriage, has blacklisted the Crane family since Frasier advised Nikos to follow his heart in choosing his career (which meant dropping out of medical school to be a street juggler). Knowing that Martin misses his brother, Walt, Frasier begs Zora for forgiveness, and she joyfully invites them to the wedding. Niles is less than thrilled, knowing that it means seeing their man-hungry Cousin Yvonne again. At the rehearsal dinner, Frasier is troubled. To him it is obvious that Nikos misses his old girlfriend, and that his wealthy fiancée is only aiming a barb at her snobbish parents. He is hesitant to speak out, knowing that Zora will dismember him if he does. Written by
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The title is from the saying "Beware of Greeks bearing gifts". In "The Aeneid", the epic poem by Virgil, the Greeks have sailed out of sight of Troy and left the wooden "Trojan horse" outside the gates. The Trojans are unaware that soldiers concealed inside it, and they discuss what to do with it. Laocoon, a priest, warns the Trojans, saying in the poem "timeo Danaos et dona ferentes", which correctly translated means "I fear the Greeks, even bearing gifts." The saying is a slight modification of this. See more
During the wedding scene when Martin asks Eddie where the camera is, the boom mic shadow is visible, lowering behind Eddie over the kitchen. See more
Once again, he stopped me from making a terrible mistake. So everyone, please lift your glasses to my cousin, Frasier Crane!
Aunt Zora Crane
Oh, I can do better than a glass!
[she grabs a bottle by the neck and smashes the end off
Dr. Frasier Crane
No! Aunt Zora, no! OUT OF MY WAY!
When the title "Frasier" (in yellow letters) and the usual silhouette of Seattle are on screen, an animated elevator rises up inside 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 See more