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"Frasier" Coots and Ladders (2004)

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Director:
Writers:
David Angell (created by) &
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TV Series:
Original Air Date:
16 March 2004 (Season 11, Episode 17)
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Plot:
Through a series of unnecessarily detailed flashbacks, Frasier confesses to Niles that, bored with his job and jealous of his family's happiness... See more » | Add synopsis »
User Reviews:
One of the worst Frasier episodes See more (1 total) »

Cast

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Episode Crew
Directed by
Kelsey Grammer 
 
Writing credits
David Angell (created by) &
Peter Casey (created by) &
David Lee (created by)

Heide Perlman (written by)

Glen Charles (based on the character "Frasier Crane" created by) &
Les Charles (based on the character "Frasier Crane" created by)

Produced by
Maggie Blanc .... producer
Peter Casey .... executive producer
Bob Daily .... co-executive producer
Kelsey Grammer .... executive producer
Tony Hicks .... co-producer
Sam Johnson .... executive producer
Joe Keenan .... executive producer
Lori Kirkland Baker .... executive producer
David Lee .... executive producer
Christopher Lloyd .... executive producer
Brian Mallut .... associate producer
Chris Marcil .... executive producer
Dan O'Shannon .... consulting producer
Heide Perlman .... co-executive producer
Jeffrey Richman .... executive producer
Jon Sherman .... executive producer
Ron Volk .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Bruce Miller 
 
Cinematography by
Ken Lamkin (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Ron Volk 
 
Casting by
Jeff Greenberg 
 
Production Design by
Roy Christopher 
 
Art Direction by
Amy Skjonsby-Winslow 
 
Set Decoration by
Ron Olsen 
 
Costume Design by
Audrey M. Bansmer  (as Audrey Bansmer)
 
Makeup Department
Bruce Hutchinson .... makeup artist
Marilyn Patricia Phillips .... hair stylist
Cydney Cornell .... hair stylist: Ms. Jane Leeves (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Steven Pomeroy .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Marc Stirdivant .... first assistant director
Rosemarie Unite .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Mark L. Brown .... leadman
Larry Clark .... general foreman
Steven J. Monroe .... construction coordinator
Frank Galvan III .... head paint foreman (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Andre Caporaso .... sound re-recording mixer
Robert Douglass .... sound re-recording mixer (as Bob Douglass)
Thomas J. Huth .... sound re-recording mixer (as Tommy Huth)
Dana Mark McClure .... production sound mixer
Randal S. Thomas .... supervising sound editor (as Randy Thomas)
Greg Miller .... post-production audio (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Gary Armstrong .... assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Sheila Guthrie .... casting executive
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Marissa Borsetto .... costume supervisor
Danielle Feller .... costume supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Michael Halberg .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Darryl Phinnessee .... composer: theme song
Chips Swanson .... music editor
 
Other crew
Alan R. Baxter .... assistant to producers
Patricia Breen .... story editor
Collin Daniel .... assistant to producers
Rosie Dean .... production coordinator (as Rosie French)
Peter Ferland .... assistant to producers
Geralyn Flood .... assistant to producers
Rob Greenberg .... creative consultant
Alison Gross .... assistant to producers (as Alison M. Gross)
Justine Hempe .... assistant to producers
Cathy Huling .... production accountant
Gabrielle James .... script supervisor
David Lloyd .... creative consultant
Clint McCray .... assistant to producers
David Nahmod .... assistant to producers
Xochitl L. Olivas .... assistant to producers
Jeffrey Pfefferle .... assistant to producers
Siri Pinter .... assistant to producers
Rachel Pollon .... assistant to producers
Tom Reeder .... creative consultant
Jim Rose .... associate director
Jim Rose .... technical coordinator
Melissa Sadoff Oren .... assistant to producers (as Melissa Sadoff)
Jason Schemmel .... assistant to producers
Katy Schlesinger .... assistant to producers
Andrew Schwartz .... assistant to producers
 

Series Crew
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Produced by
Tony Hicks .... co-producer (1993-2004)
Suzanne Martin .... producer (1995-1997)
 
Makeup Department
Nanci Cascio .... hair stylist
Adruitha Lee .... daily hair stylist
Michele Payne .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Steven Pomeroy .... unit production manager (2000-2004)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bea Ellen Cameron .... second second assistant director
Katy Garretson .... first assistant director: 1993-2000
Brendalyn Richard .... dga trainee (finale episode 2004)
Jodie Thomas .... dga trainee
 
Art Department
Chris Casny .... propmaker
Don Cinderella .... set dresser
Kevin Morrissey .... set designer (2002)
Charlotte Raybourn .... art department coordinator
 
Sound Department
Sean Keegan .... foley mixer
Craig M. Otte .... sound re-recording mixer (1996-1997)
Timothy Pearson .... foley artist
Noel Vought .... foley artist
David M. Weishaar .... sound re-recording mixer
 
Special Effects by
Mark Rappaport .... animatronic effects
Martin Simon .... standby special effects: Paramount
Robert Cole .... special effects (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Steve Kullback .... visual effects supervisor (episode "Daphne's Back")
Marlon Quintero .... digital rotoscoping assistant (episode 100)
 
Stunts
Jon Braver .... stunt actor
Mark Chadwick .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Nick Brown .... gaffer
Lance Dickinson .... electrician
David French .... grip (season 1)
Dan Greer .... camera operator
Justin M. Lubin .... still photographer
Bob Myers .... grip
Mark Pickens .... daily dolly grip
Norbert F. Quiban .... lamp operator
Bruce Sears .... assistant camera
James Tavella .... second assistant camera
Mark Watson .... gaffer: Seattle
 
Casting Department
Collin Daniel .... casting associate
Ron Digman .... casting assistant
Justine Hempe .... casting associate
Stacey Tenenbaum .... casting assistant
 
Editorial Department
Sam Dlugach .... final colorist (seasons 9-10)
Jeff Wright .... assistant editor (1 episode)
 
Music Department
Andrew M. Chukerman .... composer: additional music
Andrew M. Chukerman .... musician: piano and keyboards
 
Transportation Department
Gary Edelman .... transportation captain
Kathryn Moll .... driver
 
Other crew
Allen Fogderude .... promotion manager (2004)
Harry Jiorjian .... assistant to producer
Tammy Strange .... location manager (pilot episode)
 
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Additional Details

Runtime:
Germany:21 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Canada:PG (video rating)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The title comes from the childhood game Chutes and Ladders.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: (at around 1 min) When Frasier is carrying Niles on his back and Niles hits his head into the pillar, you can see the pillar trembling too lightly. Concrete block doesn't tremble like that, so it's probably light studio prop.See more »
Quotes:
[while looking at some old family photos]
Daphne Crane:Why are you all hunched over in this one?
Dr. Niles Crane:Uh...
Daphne Crane:You were looking at my bum, weren't you?
Dr. Niles Crane:Oh, heavens, no!
Daphne Crane:Oh, it's all right, Niles, we're married now.
Dr. Niles Crane:All right, yes. I might, once, in a moment of weakness have permitted myself a fleeting glance.
[She hands him another photo]
Dr. Niles Crane:Or twice.
[Another photo]
[...]
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Soundtrack:
Tossed Salads and Scrambled EggsSee more »

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3 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
One of the worst Frasier episodes, 20 August 2009
Author: Ibuk from United Kingdom

I love Frasier, I find it so incredibly funny. I would like to say that the show was funny throughout it's entire run but unfortunately that isn't true. The last season was frankly abysmal and had none of the qualities of the previous seasons. I found the last season not only to be unfunny but I found it to be poorly written.

The worst offender has to be Coots and Ladders. In this episode Frasier stuck in a rut decides to steal something of sentimental value from a neighbour. Through a series of flashbacks Frasier describes to Niles what he has done. The episode gets progressively and reaches abysmal heights when they decide to return the item. What follows is just plain juvenile that wouldn't look out of place in a sitcom like Friends for instance but looks completely out of place in Frasier. In my opinion Frasier should have finished after the 2003 season. I have a feeling that the producers let it run for one more season to compete with it's predecessor Cheers, in which the character Frasier Crane first appeared. I feel that the last season was not only an insult to the show but also an insult to the fans who would watch it on a regular basis and made the show as popular as it was. Despite an appalling bad season the season finale I thought was terrific.

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