Frasier: Season 1, Episode 3

Dinner at Eight (30 Sep. 1993)

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Frasier and Niles's plan to "improve" their father's tastes by taking him to a fancy restaurant rebounds on them when he takes them to his favorite place, a rustic steakhouse.



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Frasier and Niles's plan to "improve" their father's tastes by taking him to a fancy restaurant rebounds on them when he takes them to his favorite place, a rustic steakhouse.

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The title is from the movie Dinner at Eight (1933). The play opened on Broadway in New York City, New York, USA on 22 October 1932 and closed in May 1933 after 232 performances. See more »


Niles guesses from Daphne's accent that she is from Manchester and she says he is right. In fact Jane Leeves's assumed accent is not identifiably Mancunian but appears to be a generic Yorkshire. See more »


Martin: Oh, it's supposed to resist wrinkles. They had one in the display window wadded up inside a mayonnaise jar!
Niles: Frasier, is he our real father?
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When the title "Frasier" (in blue letters) and the usual silhouette of Seattle are on screen, several lights are being lit in the "windows" of the buildings. See more »


Featured in Frasier: Daphne Returns (2001) See more »


Tossed Salads and Scrambled Eggs
Written by Bruce Miller and Darryl Phinnessee
Performed by Kelsey Grammer
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With no plans for the night, Niles and Frasier go to a place with nothing but Martins all around! When they go to the rustic Timber Mill, they are surprised to find out that nothing they normally like is there, no chardonnay, no wine or Merlot, Bordeaux or Sauvignon Blanc (I'm not a Winehead although I would like to try some of them). They are there like babes in the woods with car-sick bags and of course as you can imagine, making fun of everything there is. When Martin tells them that even though their Mother liked opera and the things they like now, she was never one to put people down. In light of that, they wonder if they really are snobs and to prove otherwise, clear their plates

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