Frasier

Frasier (1993)

41 corrected entries

The Life of the Party - S5-E22

Corrected entry: When Roz is in labor at the hospital, Daphne arrives and tells the others that she came as soon as she heard. But she is saying this to Frasier, Niles, and Martin - the only three mutual friends that she shares with Roz. Nobody else could have told her to come.

Correction: First off, it is established that Daphne and Roz have a friendship of their own and, while the audience may never see it, there is nothing to say that they do not have mutual friends. But even if they don't have mutual friends, Daphne indicates that she received a message from her date (where he made up an excuse for standing her up). It is conceivable that Frasier, Niles or Martin left a message for Daphne (off screen) and she was letting them know that she got there as soon as she received the message (since she was on a date). At worse, it was a poor choice of words but it is not a mistake.

To Thine Old Self Be True - S7-E20

Corrected entry: In earlier episodes Niles has talked about how Maris' food issues go back to her childhood, for example that she had to be taken to hospital to be force-fed as a child. But in this episodes, he claims that she was always chubby as a child.

littlestar

Correction: "Childhood" can be any year before a person becomes a legal adult. It's quite possible that Maris was chubby before age twelve or so, then she developed the issues in her teens and had to be force-fed. Indeed, eating disorders and food issues often start in the teenage years.

An Affair to Forget - S2-E21

Corrected entry: Niles says that after failing to confront Maris, he was turned away from the Oregon border check for having fruit in the car. Oregon is an interior state, and therefore without any form of border check. There might be a border check at the border with California, but Niles is approaching from Washington.

LorgSkyegon

Correction: Niles is referencing the very common USDA produce checkpoint that exists at points along the Washington/Oregon and Oregon/California borders.

Voyage of the Damned - S5-E6

Corrected entry: This episode shows Niles wants to organise a anniversary dinner for him and Maris, but back in season 4 episode 22 he went through hoops to sign divorce papers and in the end he did in fact sign the papers. So this anniversary dinner seems odd and out of place for the situation currently going on with them both - why would he organise a anniversary dinner for a woman he is divorcing?

Laura Low

Correction: At the end of s04e22, Maris calls Niles and says the divorce papers were a bluff and by signing them it threw her off, so she was willing to go to couples counseling. In later episodes it's revealed counseling was going well. (And just because he signed the papers doesn't mean they became officially divorced).

Bishop73

First, Do No Harm - S6-E5

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.

littlestar

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.

Bishop73

It's Hard to Say Goodbye If You Won't Leave - S3-E10

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.

Roxy

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.

Bishop73

An Affair to Forget - S2-E21

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.

David Mercier

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.

Frasier-Lite - S11-E12

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.

Head Game - S4-E5

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.

Lummie

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.

Something Borrowed, Someone Blue (2) - S7-E24

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.

Show generally

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."

Voyage of the Damned - S5-E6

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.

AndressJade

Correction: "Shouldn't" isn't a legitimate mistake. Plenty of women drink small quantities of alcohol while pregnant with no ill effects, despite recommendations against it.

LorgSkyegon

Show generally

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.

The Good Son - S1-E1

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.

Captain Defenestrator

And Frasier Makes Three - S11-E20

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?

littlestar

Good Grief - S6-E1

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.".

Good Grief - S6-E1

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.

And the Dish Ran Away with the Spoon (2) - S8-E2

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.

KinkyMinx

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".

littlestar

Author, Author - S1-E22

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.

Decoys - S6-E16

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.

Match Game - S11-E18

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.

Guy

Sea Bee Jeebies - S11-E10

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.

xx:xx:xx

Correction: Roz almost certainly fessed up to her sister in the interim, especially since she works with Frasier.

JC Fernandez

Show generally

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.

The Good Son - S1-E1

Corrected entry: When Daphne is hired, Frasier assumes she will live out. Marty wants to her live in and says she could have the room across from his. Throughout the series, Daphne's room is down a hall behind the kitchen and Marty and Frasier's rooms are next to each other in the same hall. Even in the first show, Niles takes Marty's suitcases down the hall behind the fireplace.

Correction: People can change rooms. They may have decided to change them later on.

Roz, a Loan - S6-E9

Corrected entry: Marty is comforting Eddie who he says has been taunted by a blue jay. This particular bird is not found in Seattle - it is found in much of North America but not west of the Rockies. Marty, who had spent all his live in Seattle, would not make this mistake - and if he had spotted a blue jay there it would have been highly unusual and remarked on.

Correction: Living in one place for your whole life doesn't necessarily mean that you're an expert on all of the bird species that live there. I've lived in the same area of the USA for almost all of my life, and I couldn't tell you whether any particular bird (except for obviously out-of-place ones, like penguins or flamingos) is uncommon.

Semi-Decent Proposal - S8-E21

Corrected entry: When Frasier first meets Claire, they have a flirtatious exchange speaking German. This contradicts the episode in Season 2 when Frasier discovers that Maris might be having an affair with her new Bavarian fencing instructor; in that episode, he says to the caller, 'I sorry, I don't speak German', and Marthe translates for him in the conversation with the instructor.

Correction: There has been six seasons worth of episodes between those two episodes. You don't think it's possible he learned a bit of German during that time?

Lummie

I'm Listening - S11-E6

Corrected entry: Frasier is with Niles at Cafe Nervosa, and he is telling him that he overheard Ronee make a date with Richard. Niles then argues that he wants no part of this issue and Frasier says, "You can't outscramble an egg" - when he should have say "unscramble". He was referring to Niles going back and undoing something already done. One could argue that we misspeak in real life, but this is a performance, not real life and it is a mistake of the performer (or the writers).

Correction: Real life or not, its a character mistake at best.

Lummie

Dark Side of the Moon - S7-E22

Corrected entry: Frasier lives in a high rise, apparently on the 19th floor (his is 1901). When Daphne throws the other tenant's laundry off the balcony, we hear the crash of cars below within a second or two (she had earlier explained to her therapist that she caused a car accident). In real life, of course, it would have taken longer for them to reach the ground.

Correction: There is no evidence to say exactly what happened when she threw the clothes off but it doesn't neccesarily reflect it reached the car. One of the drivers might have seen the clothes being thrown off, been distracted and crashed.

Lummie

Motor Skills - S8-E11

Corrected entry: Roz acquires a Dalmatian puppy which is constantly referred to as a "he" even though it is a she. Roz even names it "Ariel" which Marty scoffs at as a girl's name. Later in the season the dog appears again, having grown quite a bit, but while it may not be the same dog, it is still a female, and is still referred to as "he".

Correction: Having numerous cats and dogs over the years I can tell you its very easy to mistake the animals gender at times simply because gender is not as big an issue with pets. A friend of mine had a female dog called Harry who looked more male. I still referred to the dog as a "he" many times despite it being a female dog.

Lummie

Flour Child - S2-E4

Corrected entry: The Get Well Card that Frasier has to steal isn't musical at the start but is musical when he tries to return it to the hospital room.

Correction: Early on in the show, in Frasier's booth, Roz shows Frasier the card and it is musical. Frasier had to replace it but we must assume it is musical as well, as it is the same card.

Merry Christmas, Mrs. Moskowitz - S6-E10

Corrected entry: In the scene in the store, Roz is looking at a yellow sweater. After she leaves, Frasier asks a clerk to find him one in another size. The clerk comes back with a sweater in exactly the same colour, but a totally different style.

Correction: Character mistake - he brought the wrong sweater. Not a film mistake.

Roz's Krantz & Gouldenstein are Dead - S4-E15

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".

pinkwafer

Correction: He was making a joke.

The Good Son - S1-E1

Corrected entry: Frasier is told that his show has only 30 seconds left and then he gets cut off to go to the hourly news. Yet when he stands up you can see the clock on the wall showing 7 minutes to the hour.

Correction: If Frasier's radio show finishes 7 minutes to the hour, it would be to allow 7 minutes of news, so the next show can start on the hour, just like other programs on the radio.

The 1000th Show - S5-E5

Corrected entry: Frasier and Niles get stuck on the Monorail and have to go back to the previous station because of an electrical failure up ahead. Why then, does a train zoom past them going in the direction they wanted to go?

David Mercier

Correction: Clearly, the train that passes is on a different rail to them, and it is their rail that has the electrical problem.

Cranes Go Caribbean - S8-E24

Corrected entry: When Daphne and Niles are at the bait shop right at the end, they both have 2 shadows - a clear indication of studio lighting.

David Mercier

Correction: No, it's a clear indication of two light sources inside the shop.

Maris Returns (1) - S11-E7

Corrected entry: In the season 11 episode "Maris Returns" (episode 7), Frasier complains about his Stockholm Chair and says that the instruction booklet alone would account for the high Swedish suicide rate. Sweden has one of the lowest suicide rates in Europe.

Correction: No, it doesn't. With a suicide rate of 17.7 per 100,000 people, Sweden is about middle of the deck - certainly not 'one of the lowest'. See Worldwide Suicide Rates. Besides, Niles is making a joke based on a common urban myth, so it isn't even a character mistake.

Mother Load (1) - S9-E12

Corrected entry: When the American flag appears, Daphne has her arm around her mother's shoulder. In the next shot, when Niles says "How did you do that?", Daphne's hands are in her lap.

Correction: If you look close during the wide shot, Daphne has her arm around her mother while Frasier is talking, but then takes it and places it in her lap as the flag drops. Then we cut to the close-up with her hands in her lap - no continuity error there.

Author, Author - S1-E22

Corrected entry: In Frasier's apartment Niles is apparently typing on his laptop, which when viewed from behind is off. The screen is totally black.

David Mercier

Correction: Niles has one of those laptops with the old LCD screen, to see what he sees, you have to be pretty much at his angle.

Are You Being Served? - S4-E22

Corrected entry: When Niles gets an call from Maris on his cellphone, he reaches for his cellphone in his jacket pocket before the phone rings.

Lummie

Correction: My phone starts to vibrate before the ring tone is heard.

Goodnight, Seattle (2) - S11-E24

Corrected entry: (for the final episode, "Goodnight Seattle"). Daphne and Niles have a son. But in "Rooms with a View" we were shown their future and they had two daughters.

Correction: This occurred before Daphne was Pregnant. She could have merely imagined her and Niles having two daughters. For the record, they conceived some time after Niles' operation.

Rooms With a View (2) - S10-E8

Corrected entry: Before Niles is taken to the OR Roz says "24 hours ago we didn't even know anything was wrong with Niles". Yet his room is filled with flowers and cards and Maris has had time to find out through the gossiper Jaime. It seems a little unlikely if less than 24 hours had passed.

Correction: There is an old saying that goes "Gossip spreads like wildfire." This is very true, so it is very possible the Maris found out within a day.

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