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High Crane Drifter 

"High Crane Drifter" is an episode of Frasier starring Kelsey Grammer, Jane Leeves, and David Hyde Pierce. After a day and a half of experiencing other people's rude and inconsiderate behavior, Frasier reaches saturation point when a man casually steals his and Niles's table at Cafe Nervosa. ... See full summary »

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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
... Dr. Frasier Crane
... Daphne Moon
... Dr. Niles Crane
... Roz Doyle
... Martin Crane
... Doug Harvey
... Video Clerk (as Mark Benninghofen)
... Curtis
Naomi ... Woman
Paul Cosimano ... Waiter (as Paul Cusimano)
... Lydia (voice)
... Chris (voice)
... Chuck (voice)
... Mitch (voice)
... Rochelle (voice)
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After a day and a half of experiencing other people's rude and inconsiderate behavior, Frasier reaches saturation point when a man casually steals his and Niles's table at Cafe Nervosa. Frasier ejects the man from the café. Next day, he is hailed as a hero in the paper, but is horrified when his act sparks off a series of "etiquette lessons" by people all over Seattle. Written by crouchbk

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12 March 1996 (USA)  »

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Trivia

There are a number of celebrity caller in this episode. Billy Barty plays Chris who takes revenge on a neighbour by shoving a pound of rotten shrimp into the man's air conditioner. Joan Allen is Lydia who is being tormented by obscene phone calls. Eric Idle plays Chuck, a man who takes revenge on an enemy by sending him 100 scorpions in a FedEx parcel. Jerry Orbach is Mitch and he takes revenge on an offending neighbour by smashing the man's offending leaf blower against a tree. Jane Pauley, Rochelle, takes revenge on her neighbour for failing to curb her dogs, by setting the woman's lawn on fire, while Katarina Witt, playing Brenda, starts to tell Frasier (Kelsey Grammer) about a dispute with her sister, but puts him on hold to answer her other line. See more »

Quotes

Frasier: People of Seattle! Listen to me! We are not barbarians! We are not Neanderthals and we are NOT FRENCH!
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Crazy Credits

When the title "Frasier" and the usual silhouette of Seattle are on screen, several lights are being lit in the "windows" of the buildings. See more »

Connections

References High Plains Drifter (1973) See more »

Soundtracks

Tossed Salads and Scrambled Eggs
Written by Bruce Miller and Darryl Phinnessee
Performed by Kelsey Grammer
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