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Guess Who's Coming To Breakfast
Episode Details

Written by: Molly Newman

Directed by: Andy Ackerman

Original US airdate: 6th January 1994

Original UK airdate: 13th 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
Noel Shempsky .... Patrick Kerr
   
   
Guest Cast
Elaine .... Linda Stephens
Marjorie .... Patricia Fraser
Tony .... Robert Colbert
Guest Callers
Marianne .... Piper Laurie
Al .... Henry Mancini
Ethan .... Elijah Wood

Episode Synopsis

After Frasier tries to get Niles to take Martin out for the evening because he has a date and Martin agrees, Martin wants Frasier to do the same for him because he also has a date with Elaine Morris who also lives in the same building as Frasier. The morning after the date, Frasier is asking how it went last night - when in walks Elaine! Frasier is thrown by this and really puts his foot in it as almost everything he says becomes an innuendo.

After we discover that Roz is going out with Noel Shempsky, a Star Trek addict, on the show, Frasier is talking to a caller about trying not to pigeonhole people and gives the example of how he thought his father didn't have sex and yet there he was this morning with a lovely young lady, Elaine. This sends Martin into a rage as now Elaine won't talk to him, so Frasier resolves to fix it by inviting Elaine on-air to a romantic dinner with Martin. The time arrives and the doorbell goes - but outside is half the buildings inhabitants dying to find out how it went. Then Elaine arrives in the lift but doesn't want to go in, so Frasier takes Martin and Elaine into the lift so they can have some privacy. How will it all end?


Episode Title Cards
  • Boy N The Hood
  • Foot In Mouth Disease
  • This Is Where We Get Off

Episode Highlights

- Niles banging his head on the cooker head.

Frasier: Oh Niles, no-one refers to having sex as "getting lucky" anymore.
Niles: I do.

- Frasier putting his foot in it with Martin's date:
Frasier [to Elaine]: I know Dad's wanted to have you for a long time.

As Daphne arrives with sausages:
Frasier: Oh, banger Dad?

- Marianne, a caller having problems with her daughter.
Marianne: Kids - you can't live with them, you can't shove them back in the womb.

- Noel giving Roz a spice rack after their date.
Frasier: Oh look, there's a place for cumin - most people overlook that.
Roz: Just kill me.

Martin: Sex is something between you and the person you're doing it too.

Frasier Online Episode Review

An above average episode with some really good lines - the funniest of which are probably when Frasier is putting his foot in it after Martin's date - the double entendres really work well in this scene. David Hyde Pierce's display of physical comedy is wonderful when he hits his head on the hood of the cooker, and Patrick Kerr making his series debut as Noel Shempsky (loved his gift of a spice rack for Roz after their date ) help make this an entertaining and enjoyable episode.

Rating

81 %

Latest Viewer Episode Review

Avg. Viewer Review: 81.2%
Total Number of Reviews: 5


Welcome Noel!, Nov 18, 2009

Reviewer: Roz's pal. from New York


I love this episode for several reasons.

Naturally, Frasier's breakfast scene. It is hilarious.

Also, I love seeing Martin as a leading man -- it brings out the best in him when he has a lady.
Elaine is delightful in her quiet femininity.

Niles falling in the kitchen -- on e of his most memorable moments on the show. Skillfully done
by David Hyde Pierce!

The outrageous (yet not uncommon in real life) curiosity of the neighbors who show up to see
'how the story ends' is a great little comment on entertainment, fame, and America.

Noel's entrance is appropriate. I love him. :-)


Rating: 95%

 

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