A minor fender-bender sends Frasier to the hospital. While waiting, Niles hears the name of Maris's plastic surgeon, Mel Karnofsky, and decides to confront him about a billing error. An annoying man bores Frasier into leaving the office, and the man uses Frasier's name to jump the line. Niles is surprised to find that Mel is actually a woman, with whom he has a lot in common. The man at the hospital dies suddenly, and Frasier is mistakenly thought dead for a day. He takes it as a wake-up call, doing his best to live life to the fullest every day. Niles doesn't have the nerve to ask Mel for a date, so instead he has repeated cosmetic surgeries from her. Written by
Did You Know?
The red dress that Mel is wearing on her date with Niles to the opera is the same dress Cher
wore in Moonstruck
(1987) on her date with Nicolas Cage
to the Metopolitan opera. See more
An emergency room patient claims to be Frasier Crane and then dies suddenly. His death would not have been reported before hospital officials checked his personal ID, which would have established he was someone other than Frasier Crane. See more
[reading obituary in newspaper
It's just a little upsetting.
Well, I don't think they meant to be insulting. You are lovably pompous.
When the title "Frasier" (in yellow letters) and the usual silhouette of Seattle are on screen, a blimp sails in the sky. See more
Tossed Salads and Scrambled Eggs
Written by Bruce Miller
and Darryl Phinnessee
Performed by Kelsey Grammer See more