Frasier: Season 2, Episode 24

Dark Victory (23 May 1995)

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Frasier comes home in the mood to celebrate Martin's birthday, only to find he and Daphne arguing over doing his exercises for the umpteenth time, and Niles furious at him for "stealing" ... See full summary »



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Frasier comes home in the mood to celebrate Martin's birthday, only to find he and Daphne arguing over doing his exercises for the umpteenth time, and Niles furious at him for "stealing" one of his patients. When a blackout traps the family and Roz in the apartment, Frasier gamely tries to carry on the party atmosphere. Written by crouchbk

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The first season finale to do "Thanks for Calling" during the end credit. See more »


[having gone out of his way to cheer everyone up on his father's birthday, everyone is abandoning Frasier's planned celebration to join a party downstairs]
Frasier: No, no thank you. I'm not really in the mood any more.
Daphne: Oh, don't be a party pooper.
Martin: Ah, leave him. He's always been this way.
Frasier: Excuse me! Just-just a second! I think it's time we learnt what it is to walk in the shoes of this particular party pooper. I spend the damn week administering to the troubled and the neurotic and the just plain goofy,...
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When the title "Frasier" and the usual silhouette of Seattle are on screen, several lights are being lit in the "windows" of the buildings. See more »


References Dark Victory (1939) See more »


Tossed Salads and Scrambled Eggs
Written by Bruce Miller and Darryl Phinnessee
Performed by Kelsey Grammer
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One of the better season finales.
23 February 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Frasier had tons of good episodes in 11 seasons and the the premiers & finales were often particularly good. This one stands out as even better than most of those. The writing is solid, the jokes are funny, and it manages to be genuinely touching without getting overly mushy. They found a plausible excuse to have the lights out and actually use the fireplace which lends a certain atmosphere for the intimate conversation.

Much like the first season finale this one does a great job reflecting on the growth and changes happening with the characters and how they relate to each other. Frasier comes home expecting a nice evening and instead fixes everyone's issues. He even refers to Roz and Daphne as extended family.

A great episode and one that should be used as an example to folks who haven't yet seen the series and don't know what all the hype is about.

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