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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Dr. Niles Crane: Hello, Daphne, Sherry.
[to waitress]
Dr. Niles Crane: Double latte, please.
[sits]
Dr. Niles Crane: Is Frasier with you?
Sherry Dempsey: No, he's out shopping for your dad.
Dr. Niles Crane: That jackal!
[Niles races out of the café. A minute later, Frasier comes in]
Daphne Moon: Dr. Crane, did you find something?
Dr. Frasier Crane: Yes, I did. It took me most of the afternoon but I finally came up with something I think is just about perfect!
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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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References Bride of Frankenstein (1935) See more »

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Tossed Salads and Scrambled Eggs
Written by Bruce Miller and Darryl Phinnessee
Performed by Kelsey Grammer
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