Dr. Clint Webber, the station's new host on health issues, is not only dazzlingly handsome, but also an Oxford graduate, a gourmet chef, a star athlete, and a polyglot. Frasier makes a pretense of friendliness, but after a while admits his jealousy and searches for a flaw, any flaw, in Clint's seeming perfection. Martin makes fun of a gourmet foods store that Niles frequents, and its French proprietor, Robert, but is forced to apologize when Eddie becomes hooked on the store's dog food.
Did You Know?
When Niles (David Hyde Pierce
) asks about "Swiss prosciutto," the shopkeeper reiterates with the correct name "Buendnerfleisch." The Italian term "prosciutto" was probably chosen by the writers for the benefit of the American audience in order to give viewers a point of reference - prosciutto is widely available in the States and the process of making it is relatively well-known. There are a few other notable differences between prosciutto and Buendernfleisch, some of which are: 1) prosciutto is made from pork, Buendnerfleisch from beef; 2) Buendnerfleisch undergoes several weeks of maceration before being air-dried, prosciutto is salted, pressed, and then air-dried; 3) although travelers are prohibited from bringing either type of meat into the US, prosciutto is commonly imported into the US, Buendnerfleisch rarely is. This helps to explain Niles's excitement at the prospect of buying it in the shop. See more
In this episode Frasier introduces Clint Webber to Roz as though they've never met before, but in a previous episode of "Frasier" this season: 'The Zoo Story' #5.12, Roz's agent Bebe Glazer gets Roz a weekly spot on Clint Webber's show, so, presumably they should have met before. See more
Dr. Niles Crane
How's it going?
Well, let me see, what have you missed? Clint told us about how he learned to fly a plane, and then he recited a sonnet and, oh yes, he fixed my ice machine and he invented a new drink; the "Pink Webber!" I've got Daphne drawing a bath right now; in case the party starts to lag, we can invite him to walk on water, liven things up a bit.
The title "Frasier" (in yellow letters) and the silhouette of Seattle appear on screen, without any additional animated action. See more
Tossed Salads and Scrambled Eggs
Written by Bruce Miller
and Darryl Phinnessee
Performed by Kelsey Grammer See more