Frasier takes a leave of absence, and Niles fills in on his show for a week. Giving some brief advice to one of Bulldog's guests, a basketball player, Niles turns his game around. Niles is elated to be the center of attention from fans, and from Martin. He later realizes that the player's improvement has less to do with Niles's advice than a belief that ruffling his hair brings good luck. Written by
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Only featured Frasier for the first few minutes, and the rest of the episode is entirely centered around Niles. This role should have been written for Frasier, but Kelsey Grammer wasn't available as he was being treated for his addiction problems, so it was re-written for Niles instead. This is also the reason why the plot involves Niles filling in for Frasier on his radio show, because the show is integral to the plot. See more
In a scene during Act 3 of the episode, the coat that Marty throws down during his tantrum moves from the landing stairs to the landing itself. See more
[interrupting Martin who's been complaining about a game on TV
Shh! Quiet! This is my favorite commercial!
[yelling at the TV
No! Don't pick that floor cleaner, it'll give your floors waxy build-up!
[still yelling at the TV
No! Don't do it! Don't do it! - D-oh-h
[Martin rolls his eyes
When the title "Frasier" (in purple letters) and the usual silhouette of Seattle are on screen, a pink light blinks at the highest point of the Space Needle. See more
References Doctor Dolittle
Tossed Salads and Scrambled Eggs
Written by Bruce Miller
and Darryl Phinnessee
Performed by Kelsey Grammer See more