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"Frasier" High Crane Drifter (1996)

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Writers:
David Angell (created by) &
Peter Casey (created by) ...
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TV Series:
Original Air Date:
12 March 1996 (Season 3, Episode 17)
Genre:
Plot:
After a day and a half of experiencing other people's rude and inconsiderate behavior, Frasier reaches... See more » | Full synopsis »
User Reviews:
Very Funny Episode See more (1 total) »

Cast

 (Episode Cast) (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Kelsey Grammer ... Dr. Frasier Crane

Jane Leeves ... Daphne Moon

David Hyde Pierce ... Dr. Niles Crane

Peri Gilpin ... Roz Doyle

John Mahoney ... Martin Crane

John Cygan ... Doug Harvey

Mark Benninghoffen ... Video Clerk (as Mark Benninghofen)

Troy Blendell ... Curtis
Naomi ... Woman
Paul Cosimano ... Waiter (as Paul Cusimano)

Joan Allen ... Lydia (voice)

Billy Barty ... Chris (voice)

Eric Idle ... Chuck (voice)

Jerry Orbach ... Mitch (voice)

Jane Pauley ... Rochelle (voice)

Katarina Witt ... Brenda (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Enzo the Dog ... Eddie (uncredited)
Marsha Kramer ... Anne (voice) (uncredited)

Moose ... Eddie (uncredited)
Laura Robinson ... Lynette (uncredited)
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Episode Crew
Directed by
Philip Charles MacKenzie 
 
Writing credits
David Angell (created by) &
Peter Casey (created by) &
David Lee (created by)

Jack Burditt (written by)

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

Produced by
David Angell .... executive producer
Maggie Blanc .... producer (as Maggie Randell)
Jack Burditt .... co-producer
Peter Casey .... executive producer
Anne Flett-Giordano .... producer
Mary Fukuto .... co-producer
Kelsey Grammer .... executive producer
Joe Keenan .... co-producer
David Lee .... executive producer
Steven Levitan .... co-executive producer
Christopher Lloyd .... executive producer
Linda Morris .... executive producer
Chuck Ranberg .... producer
Vic Rauseo .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Bruce Miller 
 
Cinematography by
Ken Lamkin (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Ron Volk 
Greg Wong 
 
Casting by
Jeff Greenberg 
 
Art Direction by
Roy Christopher 
 
Set Decoration by
Ron Olsen 
 
Costume Design by
Audrey M. Bansmer 
 
Makeup Department
Bruce Hutchinson .... makeup artist
Marilyn Patricia Phillips .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Bill Carroll .... unit production manager
Tony Hicks .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Katy Garretson .... first assistant director
Hilarie Jutras .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Victor Anderson .... propmaker
Steven J. Monroe .... construction coordinator
 
Sound Department
Adam De Coster .... foley artist
Nick Els .... sound mixer
Dana Mark McClure .... production sound mixer
Randal S. Thomas .... sound effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jeff Durling .... dimmer operator
Gary Armstrong .... assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Helen Mossler .... casting executive
Cathy Reinking .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Marie H. Burk .... costume supervisor
 
Music Department
Kelsey Grammer .... performer: theme song
Darryl Phinnessee .... composer: theme lyrics
Chips Swanson .... music editor
 
Other crew
Cindy Collins .... assistant to producers
Rosie Dean .... production coordinator
Peter Ferland .... assistant to producers
Anne Geiger .... assistant to producers
Dave Hackel .... creative consultant
Peggy Illman .... assistant to producers
Gabrielle James .... script supervisor
Nicole Kallis .... assistant to producers
Polly Levy .... assistant to producers
David Lloyd .... creative consultant
Brian Mallut .... assistant to producers
Suzanne Martin .... executive story editor
Dani Morris .... assistant to producers
Jeffrey Pfefferle .... assistant to producers
John Rajeski .... assistant to producers
Jim Rose .... technical coordinator
Susan Rosen .... assistant to producers
Jeffrey Schneider .... legal counsel
David Suther .... assistant to producers
Rita VanderWaal .... 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:
30 min | 22 min (DVD)
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Color:
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Canada:PG (video rating)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The title is a parody of the Clint Eastwood movie High Plains Drifter (1973).See more »
Quotes:
Frasier:Somebody parked in my space again and I had to park six blocks from here and sprint the whole way. By the end my tweed pants were giving off so many sparks I almost caught myself on fire.See more »
Movie Connections:
References High Plains Drifter (1973)See more »
Soundtrack:
Tossed Salads and Scrambled EggsSee more »

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1 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Very Funny Episode, 11 August 2010
Author: richard.fuller1

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

Frasier had become fed up with people and like Peter Finch in Network, decided he'd had enough and wasn't going to take it anymore.

When a fellow steals his seat at the coffee shop, Frasier ejects him from the establishment.

He is hailed a hero, but then callers (Eric Idle, Jane Pauley, Billy Barty, Jerry Orbach) begin doing the same thing, becoming frustrated with people they feel have wronged them and retaliating in Frasier's manner, they feel.

One set a neighbor's lawn on fire (that may have been Orbach) and another mailed scorpions to their nemesis (Idle).

Funniest was definitely Jane Pauley feeling her actions were justified as Frasier sought to plead with her.

The episode also has Niles delightful introduction to a hatchback (he calls it a hunchback and the hideous large window in back that opens up, hence the name. Of course, take the vehicle's worst feature and name it after it).

As well as this episode has Daphne's recollection of a British tune "Deh neh neh neh neh neh, flesh is burning, deh neh neh neh neh neh" bringing about Martin's getting the tune stuck in his head as well.

Lacking in the episode is appearances of Eddie, who while seen, it is an incredible minimum.

The sensationalism of the recent Jetblue flight attendant who cussed out the passengers and jumped out the escape exit has made me think of this episode.

Also with the actions of the shooter in AZ shooting the congresswoman and killing six bystanders adds to the effectiveness of this episode's message.

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