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Roz's Krantz & Gouldenstein Are Dead 

Roz is sentenced to community service for a speeding ticket. Visiting elderly people in a retirement home, she panics when one, and then another of her charges dies suddenly.


Jeff Melman


David Angell (created by), Peter Casey (created by) | 4 more credits »


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Episode complete credited cast:
Kelsey Grammer ... Dr. Frasier Crane
Jane Leeves ... Daphne Moon
David Hyde Pierce ... Dr. Niles Crane
Peri Gilpin ... Roz Doyle
Dan Butler ... Bulldog Briscoe
John Mahoney ... Martin Crane
James Earl Jones ... Norman Royster
Lois Smith ... Moira
Eric Roberts ... Chet (voice)


Roz serves her community service sentence - the result of a traffic ticket - by assisting in a retirement home where she quickly earns the nickname 'Angel of Death'. While accompanying her on a visit, Frasier meets an interesting older gentleman who was inspired by Frasier to commemorate his wife in a special way. Meanwhile, Niles invites his estranged wife to be his date for a wedding.

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The episode is named after the play "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead" by Tom Stoppard. See more »


There are no caribou left in Washington. Several years ago the herd had withered to six total caribou in Washington and Idaho. Those six have been moved to Canada to save the herd by giving them better range to settle in. See more »


Roz: You should have seen him, Frasier. He was raring to go, he kept bragging about how good he was and how much fun it was going to be, and he dies on me!
Bulldog: Hey, it happens to all guys, okay?
Frasier: Bulldog...
Bulldog: No, no. This is a pet peeve of mine, doc. Why is it always the guy's fault? You know, if you chicks needed a little less booze to get from "maybe" to "yes," we'd be a lot more alert when the moment of truth arrives.
Frasier: Bulldog, Roz was playing checkers with an elderly gentleman and he died.
Bulldog: Oh, well... when I...
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Crazy Credits

When the title "Frasier" (in purple letters) and the usual silhouette of Seattle are on screen, a pink light blinks at the highest point of the Space Needle. See more »


References Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead (1990) See more »


Tossed Salads and Scrambled Eggs
Written by Bruce Miller and Darryl Phinnessee
Performed by Kelsey Grammer
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Charming Little Story
7 October 2019 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

This involves Roz and a fear of growing. Because of a traffic violation, she has to do community service and ends up in a nursing home. The first two people she works with die. Frasier brings her back to face up to the fact that she had nothing to do with this. There are two great scenes. One involves a meeting with an 81 year old woman, and Frasier meeting a blind man, played by James Earl Jones. Nice writing. Nice work.

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11 March 1997 (USA) See more »

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