Frasier throws a cocktail party to exhibit a new painting he has bought, but is humiliated when the artist shows up and declares it a forgery.
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The title references Arthur Miller
's play of the same title. The original Broadway production opened at the Martin Beck Theater on January 22, 1953, ran for 197 performances and won the 1953 Tony Award for the Best Play. See more
In Episode 6 of Season 1, Frasier telephones the police to report being ripped off by an art dealer. As a prank, Martin instructs Frasier to ask for "the fine art forgery department". Thus, Frasier asks for "the fine art forgery department". The police laugh at Frasier and disregard his call. Martin then tells Frasier that the police are too busy solving murders and robberies to investigate art forgery. However, art forgery is a crime, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation has an Art Crime Division. Thus, the police would have taken Frasier's call seriously and would not have laughed it off. See more
For God's sake, Frasier, you're forty-one years old - it's time you learned something. The system ain't perfect - sometimes the bad guy wins. And all those things you thought would be around to help you, the courts and the police department - well, sometimes, they're just not there when you need them, so you can let it eat a hole in your stomach or you can just file it away under the heading "Sometimes life sucks."
Yeah, well, that file's getting pretty thick!
The title "Frasier" (in blue letters) and the silhouette of Seattle appear on screen, without any additional animated action. See more
Tossed Salads and Scrambled Eggs
Written by Bruce Miller
and Darryl Phinnessee
Performed by Kelsey Grammer See more