Frasier's cousin, Nikos, is getting married. His mother Zora, Frasier's aunt-by-marriage, has blacklisted the Crane family since Frasier advised Nikos to follow his heart in choosing his career (which meant dropping out of medical school to be a street juggler). Knowing that Martin misses his brother, Walt, Frasier begs Zora for forgiveness, and she joyfully invites them to the wedding. Niles is less than thrilled, knowing that it means seeing their man-hungry Cousin Yvonne again. At the rehearsal dinner, Frasier is troubled. To him it is obvious that Nikos misses his old girlfriend, and that his wealthy fiancée is only aiming a barb at her snobbish parents. He is hesitant to speak out, knowing that Zora will dismember him if he does.
Did You Know?
The title is from the saying "Beware of Greeks bearing gifts". In "The Aeneid", the epic poem by Virgil, the Greeks have sailed out of sight of Troy and left the wooden "Trojan horse" outside the gates. The Trojans are unaware that soldiers concealed inside it, and they discuss what to do with it. Laocoon, a priest, warns the Trojans, saying in the poem "timeo Danaos et dona ferentes", which correctly translated means "I fear the Greeks, even bearing gifts." The saying is a slight modification of this. See more
We see Niles looking out the window in the kitchen door. Frasier goes in to talk with him. At which point he says Yvonne is in the men's room. Even though she is standing just outside and to the left of kitchen doors. See more
Dr. Frasier Crane
So your heart should be brimming with motherly emotion!
Aunt Zora Crane
When I find out who bent this skewer, I'm ramming it right in his eye!
When the title "Frasier" (in yellow letters) and the usual silhouette of Seattle are on screen, an animated elevator rises up inside the Space Needle. See more
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Tossed Salads and Scrambled Eggs
Written by Bruce Miller
and Darryl Phinnessee
Performed by Kelsey Grammer See more