Frasier: Season 5, Episode 2

The Gift Horse (30 Sep. 1997)

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For Martin's 65th birthday, Frasier and Niles engage in their yearly competition to buy him the better gift. They keep one-upping each other, until Frasier makes the ultimate sacrifice and ... See full summary »

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For Martin's 65th birthday, Frasier and Niles engage in their yearly competition to buy him the better gift. They keep one-upping each other, until Frasier makes the ultimate sacrifice and buys Martin a humongous big screen TV. Niles, however, trumps him by buying Martin his old patrol horse, Agides. Written by crouchbk

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The title is from the common proverb: Don't look a gift horse in the mouth. See more »

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Martin's birthday presumably occurs on or about Sept. 30, the date when this episode was broadcast. Previous episodes had Martin's birthday occur in May, near the end of the show's broadcast season. See more »

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[in their competition to buy Martin the best gift, Frasier goes overboard and buys an enormous big-screen television]
Dr. Niles Crane: Oh my God, you didn't.
Dr. Frasier Crane: Didn't what? You mean buy dad this television set? Of course I did! It's impressive, isn't it?
Dr. Niles Crane: I knew how jealous you were, but to go to such insane lengths to top me... Frasier, you have lain waste to your apartment with this eyesore!
Dr. Frasier Crane: I disagree! Where you see an eyesore, I see a picture window to a world of art and culture. Just think how a screen this ...
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When the title "Frasier" (in yellow letters) and the usual silhouette of Seattle are on screen, a red light blinks at the highest point of the Space Needle. See more »

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