Corrected entry: In this episode Niles states that Maris never goes on cruises because of her fear of buffets. However, Maris goes on cruises, in both the season three episode "Moon Dance" and the season five episode "Voyage of the Damned".
Correction: He was making a joke.
Corrected entry: In this episode Frasier and Niles talk about how they met Marie when they were children because Martin was friends with her father, Duke, therefore, Frasier and Niles would have known Duke as well. But in the episode "Duke's, We Hardly Knew Ye", they met Duke for the first time.
New this month Correction: Not only are some of these statements about the episode wrong, but there's a lot of incorrect assumptions. First, Frasier and Niles never talk about how they met Marie. When Frasier and Martin are talking, we find out that Frasier was only around Marie for one week, when she was six. And there's no indication Duke was around where they would have met him (you're just assuming that). And all Niles states is a nickname they had for her, which they could have had without being around her or her father.
Corrected entry: Niles is hovering over Daphne while she is grating carrots. He takes over for her so she can put the chicken in the oven. You can see that the carrot he is holding goes from having an angle (like it was already being grated) to a whole carrot, and back again.
New this month Correction: The carrot never changes. After Niles takes the carrot with the 45° angle, he drops it after his first try with the grater. You see where it lands, and when he picks it up he simply picks it up from the other end, so the straight cut part is showing and then you see him turn the carrot in his hand so the 45° angle cut is showing.
Corrected entry: Why can Niles hear what Frasier has said when he is inside the sensory deprivation tank? The whole point of these are that you cannot hear anything happening outside, so Frasier's ranting shouldn't have been heard inside. Similarly, why did the writers even have this scene with Frasier trying to talk to "Maris" when she was supposed to be inside it? Clearly they didn't quite know how soundproof they are.
Correction: The accusation that Niles could not hear Frasier because he was in a Sensory Deprivation Tank is completely false. Having owned one myself for many years it is true that you can not hear light sounds but if someone is talking loudly enough you can hear them and understand what they are saying to you. This is why earplugs are recommended for people wanting to experience Sensory Deprivation to full effect, as well as keep salt water out of your ears if you have ear problems.
Corrected entry: Frasier is on the phone at KACL and the caller says "hello" - we can see a reflection moving in the glass, someone walking, between Frasier and Roz. There is no guest on the radio show, and no reference to anyone in the booth.
Correction: The reflection in the glass is from the person walking down the hall through the glass behind Frasier.
Corrected entry: During the basketball game, Reggie comes up to Niles to ask him about his poor shooting game despite hearing the players moving and the ball hitting the rim off screen and there was no mention of a timeout. In a real game of basketball unless there was a timeout, stoppage of play or he was being subbed, no player could just walk off and start discussing something with someone during a game. There is only 5 players on each team. He's off for around 30 seconds.
Correction: There's a loud whistle blown prior to Reggie approaching Niles. Given the events that occur (including the conversation with the man with the nachos), there's no reason to think a timeout wasn't called. The ambient noises could have be anything, not necessarily the basketball players.
Corrected entry: In the scene where Roz and Daphne are discussing seating arrangements, Roz makes a comment about Frasier and Niles going to prom together, to which Frasier elaborates defensively that they did not attend the prom "together" but that their "dates were sick and they went stag." Frasier and Niles would most certainly not have gone to the prom together, considering they are six years apart.
Correction: Frasier and Niles attended Bryce Academy at the same time. Frasier is only 4 years and 4 months older than Niles and given Frasier's late birthdate, he would only be 3 or 4 grades ahead of Niles.
Corrected entry: Martin says in the pilot "two years ago I'm sailing toward retirement and some punk robbing a convenience store puts a bullet in my hip." In another episode he says to Niles "sometimes when life closes a door, you need to kick one open...of course last time I did that on a raid, the guy on the other side shot me in the hip."
Correction: Martin never said that second quote on the show. He did tell Frasier that he (Martin) was afraid after witnessing something as a police officer, and for a long time he was scared to go down a blind alley or through a door but he finally faced his fear by "walking right through the next door I came to...the fact I got shot was completely a coincidence."
Corrected entry: In this episode Roz is supposed to be pregnant. She found out two episodes before that she was going to have a baby. If so, then why is she drinking alcohol with Frasier and Niles? If she's pregnant, she shouldn't be drinking alcohol. You could see her drinking at two different times what appeared to be some kind of whiskey at one point, and then some kind of wine later on.
Correction: "Shouldn't" isn't a legitimate mistake. Anyway, current recommendations are that pregnant women can drink small amounts of alcohol without harm to an unborn child.
Corrected entry: Early in the run of Frasier, Lilith arrives in Seattle for a visit. Niles is very cold with her, because he says "at our wedding when Maris was reciting her vows, which she wrote herself, vows of love from the heart, I distinctly heard snickering." Niles had been married to Maris for 15 years when they separated during the 3rd or 4th season. How then could Lilith have been at their wedding? At that time Frasier would have not have even known Lilith, and was probably involved with Diane Chambers.
Correction: He wasn't married to her for 15 years he started dating her 15 years ago, however they married in 1986, per season 1 episode 17: A Mid-Winters Night Dream. Therefore Lillith and Fraiser were in fact dating at the time.
Corrected entry: In the scene when Frasier and Martin are deciding where Daphne will stay, Martin mentions the study across the hall from his bedroom. Daphne eventually does stay in the study, which becomes her bedroom. However, in later episodes, Martin's bedroom is near Frasier's down the hall with the coat rack and Daphne's is near the piano. There is no room across from Martin's.
Correction: He could have just moved rooms. When they have this discussion, Frasier says that he can't give up his study, so there may be another room down the hall to his room that he "can't give up" but does in later seasons.
Corrected entry: In a previous episode when Frasier confronts Charlotte over his bad dates they have a long discussion about how she has moved back to Seattle because of a divorce and is living with her "crazy assed mother", yet in this episode we see Charlotte's apartment where there is no sign of her mother and only one bed.
Correction: We only see one bed because we only see one bedroom. And is it so hard to believe that her mother was in another room or out somewhere?
Corrected entry: Frasier is getting everyone together to have a shot at the pinata and we can see a little girl in a bright pink dress running on the other side of the picnic table. As Frasier says "one for the children", she is suddenly standing right in front of him. There was no time for her to get there naturally.
Correction: From the time she was gone from the frame (7.55) to where she was in front of Frasier wasn't instantaneous. In fact, it was for more than a second. Given 1 second from a running start the girl would have been able to get to her position by running a length of about 6 - 8 feet, even without the time that was cut from editing. Frasier wasn't at the side of the picnic table when he started gathering everyone, then he was when he picked up the stick and said "Now, what we have here.".
Corrected entry: Frasier is at the picnic and is holding his rolled-up poster. He calls out "if I could have your attention please" and the next shot shows the poster has disappeared.
Correction: You can see for a fraction of a second he was moving his left hand towards the table while he was looking at it. Then, on the wide shot you can see the poster on the table.
Corrected entry: Mel is speaking to Niles at their fake engagement party & she refers to Daphne as his Cockney tart, or something similar. Saying Cockney would imply Daphne was from the South of England, more specifically, London. We know this to be untrue as it has been mentioned in numerous other episodes that Daphne is in fact from Manchester, in the Northwest of England. Daphne also has an obvious, and typical, Northern English accent. So for Mel to call her Cockney was inaccurate. On the same theme, the character Simon, Daphne's brother, has an accent that is the complete opposite to Daphne's. He could be called a Cockney and has a strong, but fake, Southern twang. Logically, if the two of them grew up together & he still lives in Manchester (which is established in an episode) there would be no way that he would suddenly pick up a Cockney accent, even if he had lived in the South for a time. Your true accent always comes out when you go home, so to be true to life, Simon should have spoke with a Northern accent. You would think that the casting execs would have seen this pretty glaring error even though it is an American show. It's probably more obvious (and annoying) for British viewers but it's still a mistake none the less.
Correction: A) For Mel to call Daphne a cockney is a character mistake on Mel's part, and she never claimed to be an expert on British dialects, so it's not so hard to believe that she screwed up there. B) The part about Simon's dialect has already been submitted and corrected. He could have lived in the south for a long time, and then decided to keep that dialect when he moved back to Manchester. To say that "Your true accent always comes out when you go home" makes no sense, it depends on how he wanted to speak, and what he considers "home".
Corrected entry: The publisher phones Frasier and Niles at KACL and tells them that Reader's Digest is interested in serializing their book. Problem is, RD doesn't serialize books, it condenses them.
Correction: "The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich", by William L. Shirer, "Nineteen Weeks: America, Britain, and the Fateful Summer of 1940" by Norman Moss, "Terrorism in Fact and Propaganda" by Edward Herman, "Heartstrings and Tail-Tuggers" by Penny Porter, "Deliver Us From Evil" by Thomas Dooley and many many others were condensed and serialised in Readers' Digest.
Corrected entry: Early on in the show, Martin, Niles and Frasier are in the living room talking about Daphne and Donny - Frasier is addressing a long envelope. He gets up from the table with it in his left hand and walks towards his desk. He gestures with his empty right hand as he walks. He gets to his desk and suddenly the envelope is in his right hand, with no time to have switched it.
Correction: As one shot changes to another, one can see Frasier, at the edge of the shot, changing said envelope from his LEFT hand to his RIGHT hand.
Corrected entry: The younger girl that Frasier goes on a date with has to be 20 years old or younger, since she mentions that cops took a fake ID from her (she wouldn't need a fake one if she were 21). Isn't it unlikely that someone that age would have been able to pay the $10,000 fee for Charlotte's dating service?
Correction: As seen later in the episode, Charlotte grabs random women to go on dates with Frasier. She probably never had to pay anything.
Corrected entry: When Roz's sister Denise comes into Nervosa, she greets Frasier by name, yet in an earlier series, Frasier first met her while pretending to be Roz's then boyfriend Roger.
Correction: Roz almost certainly fessed up to her sister in the interim, especially since she works with Frasier.
Corrected entry: Daphne's brother Simon, who turns up in several of the later seasons, has no trace of a Manchester accent. It sounds like a fake Cockney, London accent. Surely the casting people could have found someone from northern England to fill the role.
Correction: My family comes from Greater Manchester & my sister moved to Gloucestershire a number of years ago & now she (& my niece) speaks with a broad Gloucester accent.