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"Frasier" Taking Liberties (2000)

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Frasier: Season 8: Episode 5 -- Tension builds as Mel subjects Niles to social humiliation before she will grant him a divorce. Finally, he can no longer endure the disrespect and the situation explodes at a party. Frasier holds to impress his way into a position on the opera board.


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Original Air Date:
21 November 2000 (Season 8, Episode 5)
Frasier hires a butler to take over for Daphne's housekeeping duties, now that she is Niles' girlfriend... See more » | Add synopsis »


 (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

Jane Adams ... Dr. Mel Karnofsky

Victor Garber ... Ferguson

Nicholas Hormann ... Alan Murchie

Francis Guinan ... Ted Fisher
Noel Conlon ... Henry Worth

B.J. Ward ... Diane Murchie
Heather Ehlers ... Lois Fisher
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Moose ... Eddie (uncredited)

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

Sam Johnson (written by) &
Chris Marcil (written by)

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

Saladin K. Patterson  executive story editor

Produced by
Gayle Abrams .... producer
David Angell .... executive producer
Maggie Blanc .... producer
Bill Carroll .... co-producer
Peter Casey .... executive producer
Bob Daily .... co-producer
Kelsey Grammer .... executive producer
Rob Hanning .... co-executive producer
Tony Hicks .... co-producer
Sam Johnson .... co-executive producer
Lori Kirkland Baker .... supervising producer (as Lori Kirkland)
David Lee .... executive producer
Chris Marcil .... co-executive producer
Dan O'Shannon .... executive producer
Mark Reisman .... executive producer
Jon Sherman .... co-executive producer
Eric Zicklin .... 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
Richard Fernandez 
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
Brian Mallut .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Katy Garretson .... first assistant director
Marc Stirdivant .... second assistant director
Art Department
Larry Clark .... general foreman
Frank Galvan III .... head paint foreman
Steven J. Monroe .... construction coordinator
Sound Department
Andre Caporaso .... re-recording mixer
Robert Douglass .... re-recording mixer
Nick Els .... sound mixer
Thomas J. Huth .... re-recording mixer
Dana Mark McClure .... production sound mixer
Randal S. Thomas .... supervising sound editor (as Randy Thomas)
Camera and Electrical Department
Arien Hatch .... film loader
Gary Armstrong .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Casting Department
Helen Mossler .... casting executive
Cathy Reinking .... casting associate
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Pamela Havens .... costume supervisor
Editorial Department
Scott Maisano .... assistant editor
Music Department
Tom Boyd .... oboe soloist
Kelsey Grammer .... performer: theme song
Darryl Phinnessee .... composer: theme lyrics
Chips Swanson .... music editor
Other crew
Matilda de Cagny .... animal trainer (as Mathilde Decagney)
Rosie Dean .... production coordinator (as Rosie French)
Cathy Huling .... production accountant
David Isaacs .... creative consultant
Gabrielle James .... script supervisor
David Lloyd .... creative consultant
Tom Reeder .... creative consultant
Jim Rose .... technical coordinator

Series Crew
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Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
David Angell  created by
Peter Casey  created by
David Lee  created by

Production CompaniesDistributors

Additional Details

30 min | 22 min (DVD)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Canada:PG (video rating)

Did You Know?

Continuity: At the opera party, the canapé and champagne glass that Roz is holding swap hands between shots.See more »
Dr. Niles Crane:You know the saying, Ferguson. "Champagne after sherry makes the tummy grow wary."
Ferguson:You have your brother's wit, sir.
See more »
Movie Connections:
References "Shark Week" (1987)See more »
Tossed Salads and Scrambled EggsSee more »


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