Frasier: Season 4, Episode 14

To Kill a Talking Bird (25 Feb. 1997)

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Niles invites his new neighbors over for a dinner party, but has trouble removing his new pet bird from the top of his head.



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Frasier has been striking out a lot lately and decides to give up the dating game. Niles has moved into a swank new apartment however and Frasier takes an interest in one of his new neighbors, Stephanie. Frasier invites her to a dinner party Niles is having but his new pet cockatoo latches on to his scalp and won't let go. Frasier tries to keep the guests occupied but the bird has a few choice comments about the guests, which brings the party to an abrupt end. Written by garykmcd

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The episodes gets its title from Harper Lee's novel "To Kill a Mockingbird". Rosemary Murphy, who guests in this episode, played the part of Maudie Atkinson in the 1962 film, To Kill a Mockingbird (1962). See more »


When Frasier lights the fire and the bird jumps on Niles' head, the hands and arms of the trainer are visible next to the staircase where Niles is standing See more »


Niles: [Niles' cockatoo is attached to his head] I don't think my reputation can suffer more than it already has.
Dr. Frasier Crane: I wouldn't be so sure about that; wearing a white bird after Labor Day.
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