Frasier (1993–2004)
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Door Jam 

Frasier and Niles become obsessed by a new day spa, first with gaining entry, then gaining access to the spa's exclusive areas.


Scott Ellis


David Angell (created by), Peter Casey (created by) | 6 more credits »




Episode complete credited cast:
Kelsey Grammer ... Dr. Frasier Crane
Jane Leeves ... Daphne Moon
David Hyde Pierce ... Dr. Niles Crane
Peri Gilpin ... Roz Doyle
John Mahoney ... Martin Crane
Hal Sparks ... Receptionist
Sarah Shahi ... Reservationist
Monica McSwain Monica McSwain ... Facialist
W. Scott Strassner ... Attendant
Annie Wersching ... Esthetician


Owing to an item of misdirected mail, Frasier learns of a very exclusive new spa in Seattle called La Porte d'Argent. When he discovers that membership is strictly by invitation only, he persuades Niles to masquerade as Cam Winston (whose name is on the list) so they can get past the receptionist. Once inside, they find the service expensive but excellent, and are quite contented until they discover that there is an even more exclusive gold membership. Roz calls in a favor to get the brothers admitted, and they enjoy the luxurious pampering - until they notice yet another door, this one completely unguarded. Believing it to be the entrance to an even higher level of membership, they sneak through only to find themselves locked out of the spa in its garbage-strewn back alley. At the same time, Martin and Daphne are struggling to bond after she became his daughter-in-law, finding a common fondness of old television shows like M*A*S*H.

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Did You Know?


The name of the upscale day spa that Frasier and Niles visit is aptly named La Porte D'argent, which is French for "The Silver Door." Furthermore, "argent" also means "money" in French. See more »


When Martin and Daphne are watching TV together, they keep referring to the show as "Rockford", but in reality it was called "The Rockford Files". However the show was often referred to casually or colloquially as simply Rockford. See more »


Reservationist: I'm sorry, but you're more than welcome to enjoy the many amenities of the silver level.
Dr. Frasier Crane: And just how are we expected to enjoy this?
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Crazy Credits

When the title "Frasier" (in silver letters) and the usual silhouette of Seattle are on screen, an animated monorail train appears, moving from right to left in front of the "buildings". See more »


References Maverick (1957) See more »


Tossed Salads and Scrambled Eggs
Written by Bruce Miller and Darryl Phinnessee
Performed by Kelsey Grammer
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One of the best Frasier episodes ever
2 April 2021 | by steve-93861See all my reviews

I'd give this a score of 11 if I could. This episode is simply hilarious, and it is soooo Frasier and Niles. The writing, the jokes, the typical "Nothing is good enough" attitude that the two brothers have is just classic, as is David Hyde Pierce's physical comedy at the end.

By the way, reviewer Hitchcoc at this point isn't enjoying the shows at all, so he might as well stop watching them. While I agree that the quality of Frasier suffered a lot in Season 9 and perhaps part of Season 10 , "Door Jam" is an absolutely 5 gold-star Frasier episode.

In summary, this is a MUST SEE!

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7 January 2003 (USA) See more »

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