It's been eight years since Martin moved in with Frasier, and the realization of that fact has irked Frasier. This sparks a series of spats between the two, which comes to a head when Martin accidentally ruins the carpet. Frasier's belief that "there is no such thing as an accident" leads him to accuse Martin of a sub-consciously malicious act. However, when Frasier unwittingly burns Martin's favorite chair, the shoe ends up on the other foot. Written by
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In the opening scene Niles is playing a Shubert piece on the Piano. This is the same piece used in the intro for the NBC comedy Wings
(1990). Wings shared several staff members and a handful of cast members with Frasier over the years including David Angell. This was a tribute to David Angell who had died 2 months before in the 9/11 terrorist attacks when his plane crashed into the North Tower. See more
[after Frasier accidentally destroyed Martin's armchair, Martin enters the café where Frasier and Niles are talking
Dr. Niles Crane
Hey, Dad. Um, taking Eddie for a walk?
Yeah, I was afraid if I left him home, Frasier would set him on fire and throw him off the balcony.
[later, Martin comes back
Well, I've got my coffee. Black, nothing fancy, but if you don't like it, you're welcome to set it on fire and throw it off the balcony.
When the title "Frasier" and the usual silhouette of Seattle are on screen, animated, ever-increasing rings radiate from the highest point of the Space Needle (presumably representing radio transmissions). See more
Tossed Salads and Scrambled Eggs
Written by Bruce Miller
and Darryl Phinnessee
Performed by Kelsey Grammer See more