Frasier (1993–2004)
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And the Dish Ran Away with the Spoon: Part 1 

After Niles and Daphne run out on her wedding, they return to do the honorable thing and face their jilted lovers. Donnie and Mel each seek some sort of revenge: Donnie sues Daphne, and ... See full summary »

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After Niles and Daphne run out on her wedding, they return to do the honorable thing and face their jilted lovers. Donnie and Mel each seek some sort of revenge: Donnie sues Daphne, and then threatens to sue Frasier as well for his part in the affair; Mel promises Niles his divorce, but only after he agrees to put in some public appearances with her as newlyweds. Written by Anonymous

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The title is the last line of the nursery rhyme "Hey Diddle Diddle, the Cat and the Fiddle." See more »

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Donny launches a breach of contract lawsuit against Daphne for backing out of their wedding, in which he seeks "$100,000 in punitive damages". Washington State does not allow for punitive damages in its courts. Only cases heard in Federal Court are eligible for punitive damages in the State of Washington. Further, Daphne never entered a contract in the first place. See more »

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Martin Crane: Oh, look. Isn't that my Winnebago pulling out from the gas station?
Dr. Frasier Crane: Oh, I'd say so. You know, Dad, I'm amazed you let Simon drive that thing.
Martin Crane: Oh, it'll be fine. I gave him a lecture about drinking and driving.
Dr. Frasier Crane: He did understand you were *discouraging* it?
Martin Crane: [laughing] Of course...
[reconsiders]
Martin Crane: Uh-oh.
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When the title "Frasier" and the usual silhouette of Seattle are on screen, fireworks shoot to the sky. See more »

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References Cheers: Rescue Me (1985) See more »

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Why Do Fools Fall in Love
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Written by Frankie Lymon, Herman Santiago and Jimmy Merchant
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The beginning of a slow end
23 December 2016 | by See all my reviews

This episode marked the start of the second era of 'Frasier', in my opinion the less good second half.

Niles' longing for Daphne was an always interesting subplot throughout the first seven years, so while I can see the idea of them getting together being a big moment for the show, I don't think the writers truly ever knew where they'd go with it after that. Much like when Ross and Rachel got together in 'Friends' they were dull because they were happy. It's the reason that 'Cheers' kept Sam and Diane in an on/off state for so long.

This episode spends half it's time trying to get back to a new sense of normal that doesn't come, and by the end I was wishing that Daphne and Niles driving off into the sunset had been the end of the show full-stop. But that of course couldn't happen, the show was called 'Frasier'- he had to have a proper ending. Sadly it took another three seasons.


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