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Episode Details

Written by: Denise Moss & Sy Dukane

Directed by: James Burrows

Original US airdate: 18th November 1993

Original UK airdate: 22nd June 1994


Cast Information
Main Cast
Frasier Crane .... Kelsey Grammer
Niles Crane .... David Hyde Pierce
Martin Crane .... John Mahoney
Daphne Moon .... Jane Leeves
Roz Doyle .... Peri Gilpin
Recurring Cast
Bulldog .... Dan Butler
Father Mike .... George Deloy
Chopper Dave .... Richard Poe
   
   
Guest Cast
Ned Miller .... John Glover
Teddy .... Wayne Wilderson
Guest Callers
Don .... Jay Leno

Episode Synopsis

Roz has heard a juicy piece of gossip that one of the highly paid stars on KACL has got to be fired and tells Frasier. After learning that Bulldog has got a meeting with management, they arrive at the conclusion that it's Bulldog who has to go. Frasier is telling the rumour the next day to Father Mike and Bulldog accidentally overhears him. He then rushes off to see Ned Miller before his meeting and resigns. Frasier then learns from Roz that the rumour wasn't true and it's not Bulldog that's getting fired - but it's too late. Later at home, when Martin asks Frasier where Bulldog was, Daphne senses that Frasier is shrouded in an aura of guilt about Bulldog and he comes out with the truth - he was responsible for Bulldog quitting. Martin then demands that Frasier goes to see Ned Miller and get him his job back even if it means he loses his own. Bulldog then shows up at Frasier's door - his girlfriend has left him because he's not on the radio any more. Frasier eventually lets him stay out of guilt and goes to see Ned Miller. During his visit he learns that it was actually himself that was going to be let go, but then a phonecall comes through saying it's actually Ned Miller who is going to be fired.

Episode Title Cards
  • Heard It Through The Grapevine
  • Did I Do That?
  • One Dog Night
  • It's Miller Time

Episode Highlights

- Frasier wonders why Maris' theatrical group don't pick more suitable productions:
Frasier
[to Niles]: You remember their last production - The Sound of Music? My God, half the Von Trapp children were having hot flushes!

Niles: I really have to go. I'm conducting a seminar on multiple personalities and it takes me forever to fill out the name tags.

- Roz castigating Frasier for letting Bulldog hear the rumour

- Bulldog in ebullent mood after resigning.

Niles: Maris is despondent. They've kicked her out of the cast of Cats.
Daphne: Why?
Niles: She couldn't remember the words to 'Memory'.

- The scene in Ned Millers office.

Frasier Online Episode Review

Bulldog gets the spotlight in this episode as he overhears Frasier repeating a rumour that he's about to get fired, giving Dan Butler the first real chance to shine and makes a pretty great job of it too. There are a couple of other funny bits too: Daphne's on-form psychic flashes about Frasier's involvement in Bulldog getting fired, and the scene in Ned Millers office, which together with Niles' amusing subplot about Maris getting kicked out of the cast of 'Cats' make this an entertaining above average episode.

Rating

80 %

Latest Viewer Episode Review

Avg. Viewer Review: 76.6%
Total Number of Reviews: 5


Good not great, Jul 09, 2009

Reviewer: Sammy J from Canberra, Australia


I do enjoy this episode, as I tend to enjoy all the KACL episodes.
Someone at KACL is going to be fired, and Bulldog accidentally gets
word - through Frasier's actions of course - that it's him. Dan Butler's
performance, combined with an improvement in writing, begins to
steer Bulldog towards a slightly more dimensional character, while
Frasier's manipulations - and their climax in the show's first station
owner Ned Miller's office - are hilarious. Shorter moments involving
Daphne's psychic abilities, and Niles' tales of Maris, also work very
well. The secondary KACL characters Father Mike and Chopper Dave
won't be around long (and neither merit much interest anyway) but
do their job well here. It's not a standout episode but it works well.


Rating: 79%

 

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