Frasier (1993–2004)
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Chess Pains 

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

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Roz Doyle
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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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26 March 1996 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?

Trivia

During the first scene when Frasier and Roz are discussing her hairstylist, a Cafe Nervosa extra wearing a blue sweatshirt can be seen in front of them either falling asleep or becoming ill and appears to be passing out forward onto a table. Since they make no mention of it within the context of the episode, it can only be explained as a mysterious occurrence caught on film. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

[after Niles introduces his dog, clearly a canine substitute for Maris]
Daphne Moon: Am I the only one?
Dr. Frasier CraneMartin Crane: No.
Daphne Moon: Does Dr. Crane have any idea...?
Dr. Frasier CraneMartin Crane: No.
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Crazy Credits

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 »

Connections

Featured in Frasier: Analyzing the Laughter (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

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