Frasier (1993–2004)
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The Crucible 

Frasier throws a cocktail party to exhibit a new painting he has bought, but is humiliated when the artist shows up and declares it a forgery.

Director:

James Burrows

Writers:

David Angell (created by), Peter Casey (created by) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

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
John Rubinstein ... Phillip Hayson
Rachel Rosenthal Rachel Rosenthal ... Martha Paxton
Eugenie Bondurant ... Diane
Gregory Eugene Travis Gregory Eugene Travis ... Ronald
Moose ... Eddie
Robert Klein ... Gary (voice)
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Storyline

Frasier (Kelsey Grammer) worries Martin (John Mahoney) will embarrass him in front of his elite guests when he hosts a cocktail party to show off his newest acquisition, a painting by a local prominent painter (guest star Rachel Rosenthal). However, Frasier's true humiliation comes from the "brush-off" he gets when the artist reveals a secret about the work.

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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Martin (John Mahoney) dismisses Frasier's (Kelsey Grammer) call to the police as frivolous, however, in reality, forgery is a serious crime. The gallery would have been subject to criminal charges if they had knowingly sold a forgery, and Frasier could have easily won any court action against them. See more »

Goofs

A new sump pump wouldn't cost anywhere near as much as a vacation to Italy. Fresh installation of one might, but the caller specifically says it's a "new" sump pump. See more »

Quotes

Frasier: Niles, what is the name of that really vicious lawyer that you use?
Niles: Which one, the one I used to sue the contractor or the one I used to sue the personal trainer?
Frasier: Well, the meanest.
Niles: Uh, that would be the second one. I used him to sue the first one.
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Crazy Credits

The title "Frasier" (in blue letters) and the silhouette of Seattle appear on screen, without any additional animated action. See more »

Soundtracks

Tossed Salads and Scrambled Eggs
(uncredited)
Written by Bruce Miller and Darryl Phinnessee
Performed by Kelsey Grammer
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Pretentiousness Squared
22 September 2019 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

Frasier has purchased a paining by a highly thought of local artist. Or so he thinks. He has a cocktail party, inviting the artist, so he can show off. It turns out it is a forgery and things go south, his guest bailing. When he tries to get justice, there is none.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 October 1993 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(DVD)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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