Frasier (1993–2004)
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Tales from the Crypt 

Two battles of pranks are touched off at Halloween: one between Frasier and Bulldog, and another between Gertrude and a neighbor's son.


David Lee


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


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Kelsey Grammer ... Dr. Frasier Crane
Jane Leeves ... Daphne Moon
David Hyde Pierce ... Dr. Niles Crane
Peri Gilpin ... Roz Doyle
John Mahoney ... Martin Crane
Millicent Martin ... Gertrude Moon
Dan Butler ... Bulldog Briscoe
Patrick Kerr ... Noel Shempsky
Steven Anthony Lawrence ... Jason White
JD Cullum ... Donald
Kathe Mazur ... Beverly
Emory Livers ... Courier (as Emory Livers III)
Zachary Kranzler ... Todd (as Zachary W. Kranzler)
James Aaron Oliver ... James the Barista (as James Oliver)
Darion Basco ... Zombie #2


The Halloween season has come round again. Bulldog is bathed in glory after playing a practical joke on Frasier by replacing his BMW with a replica that had been smashed up. Frasier is humiliated and determined to get his revenge. His initial plan, which involves using a red balloon to cause Bulldog gradual psychological distress, meets with scorn when he explains it to Roz. He then decides to set up a terrifying scene in the KACL basement where Bulldog is working now, involving actors dressed as zombies. Martin and Roz help with the preparations, but they both agree that practical jokes are not Frasier's strong point, so this is bound to fail. After some thought, Frasier realises one way in which he can stage the greatest practical joke ever, even if it means changing direction in his plan. Meanwhile, Gertrude Moon challenges a child named Jason (who was also the main trick-or-treater, in Frasier's building in past seasons) who comes to Niles' apartment trick-or-treating. This leads ...

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In the sheet of paper that Gertrude gives the courier man, which is supposed to contain the address of the school, there's no address. It just has the text that he is supposed to say to the boy. See more »


Gertrude Moon: That is precisely what's wrong with this country, everyone's afraid to stand up to the children.
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When the title "Frasier" and the usual silhouette of Seattle are on screen, a full moon rises in the sky and turns into a jack-o'-lantern. See more »


References Tales from the Crypt (1989) See more »


Tossed Salads and Scrambled Eggs
Written by Bruce Miller and Darryl Phinnessee
Performed by Kelsey Grammer
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Contrived but Fun
31 October 2019 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

Bulldog pulls a prank on Frasier and Frasier vows to get revenge on the sports guy. But it isn't that simple and other factors enter in. Frasier creates a monstrous practical joke. There is a secondary plot involving adult behavior and a really homely little boy who battles Daphne's mother.

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29 October 2002 (USA) See more »

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