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Miracle on 3rd or 4th Street
Episode Details

Written by: Christopher Lloyd

Directed by: James Burrows

Original US airdate: 16th December 1993

Original UK airdate: 6th July 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
Chopper Dave .... Richard Poe
Elizabeth .... Bette Rae
Guest Cast
Lou .... Christine Estabrook
Tim .... John Finn
Bill .... Hawthorne James
Bonnie Weems .... Kathryn Danielle
Guest Callers
Tom .... Mel Brooks
Gladys .... Rosemary Clooney
Jeff .... Dominick Dunne
Barry .... Ben Stiller
Don .... Eric Stoltz

Episode Synopsis

After looking forward to spending Christmas with Frederick and the rest of the family up at an actual log cabin, Lilith informs Frasier that Frederick has a once in a lifetime opportunity to visit Austria, see Julie Andrews and have dinner with her ('The Sound of Music' is Fredericks favourite movie). This leads to a row with his father and he ends up deciding to stay at home for Christmas and do the noon - 4pm slot on KACL that Bulldog is trying to get other people to do. After a quite depressing show, he ends up at 'Lou's Place' where a lot of homeless people go for their Christmas meal. Having eaten, he realises he has left his wallet at the station but the others don't believe him and they have a whipround for him, leaving Frasier feeling very humbled.

Episode Title Cards
  • The Office Christmas Party
  • Miracle on 3rd or 4th Street

Episode Highlights

Bulldog: You can tell Father Mike's had a few - he's trying to get everyone to re-enact the nativity scene.
Roz: Well, we know who to get for the ass.

The whole scene in Frasier's apartment:
- Daphne trying on dresses for Niles.
- Niles and Eddie drinking milk from the same cup.
- Frasier and Martin arguing over the new 'chilli pepper' decorations.
- Eddie hiding under a pillow after Frasier and Martin fight.

Callers to the Christmas show:
Caller 1: I've fallen so many times in the shower, they can't fit any more pins in my hip.

Caller 2: I remember that Christmas when I ran into my mother's room, tears streaming down my face, and I said "Mummy, Mummy, the puppy Santa gave me won't woke up"

At Lou's Place:
: How's that Turkey Platter - as good as last years?
Frasier: I'm not sure this isn't last years.

Frasier Online Episode Review

A lovely Christmas themed episode, complete with the requisite fighting between the Cranes about Christmas decorations and a wonderful Niles and Eddie bit where, unbeknownst to Niles, Eddie laps up from milk from a cup - immediately followed by Niles taking a sip too! The callers to Frasier's ever-more depressing Christmas show were great too. The ending is perhaps a little heavy handed in the way it humble's Frasier but still this is a minor quibble in a very enjoyable episode.


82 %

Latest Viewer Episode Review

Avg. Viewer Review: 82.1%
Total Number of Reviews: 8

Good start, poor finish, May 29, 2011

Reviewer: Jack E from England

Although this episode starts well, I absolutely hate the ending in the
restaurant. It is, for me, the worst Christmas show in the entire
eleven series. It does not flow, there is little to laugh at and it makes
me desperately want to turn off my TV.

Rating: 52%


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