Frasier: Season 3, Episode 18

Chess Pains (26 Mar. 1996)

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Frasier buys an elaborate antique chess set, but becomes obsessed by his inability to win against Martin.



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Frasier buys an elaborate antique chess set, but becomes obsessed by his inability to win against Martin.

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This episode is based on the fact that Martin doesn't play chess very much, he claims "Daphne showed me once", however in Frasier: Can't Buy Me Love, Martin is solving a chess problem and has a corn-nut as a bishop, since Eddie ate the real one. See more »


Dr. Niles Crane: There's a saying: "In every boy's life, the moment of greatest joy and greatest sorrow is when he defeats his father for the first time."
Dr. Frasier Crane: If you're suggesting that I'm afraid to beat Dad, you can just stop right there.
Dr. Niles Crane: O.K. The other option is, he's better than you.
Dr. Frasier Crane: You were saying?
Dr. Niles Crane: Sooner or later, the son eclipses the father. It's the natural order. Yet it's frequently a stumbling block because the son's competitive stirrings are accompanied by tremendous feelings of guilt.
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Written by Bruce Miller and Darryl Phinnessee
Performed by Kelsey Grammer
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