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Can't Buy Me Love
Episode Details

Written by: Chuck Ranberg & Anne-Flett Giordano

Directed by: James Burrows

Original US airdate: 20th January 1994

Original UK airdate: 5th August 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
   
   
Guest Cast
Kristina .... Claire Stansfield
Renata .... Ashley Bank
T J .... Brett Miller
Stage Manager .... Shawna Casey
Voice of M.C. .... Ken Levine
Guest Callers

Episode Synopsis

One of Martin's friends is organising a bachelor auction, so he wants Frasier to ask if Bulldog will do it, and then says Frasier can also take part. The night comes and Roz 'buys' a lineback from the Seattle Seahawks, Frasier is bought by a model, Kristina, and a meal is arranged for them together at his apartment. Bulldog on the other hand is bought by a frightened looking Daphne who opened the bidding at $100 after prompting from Martin but he received no other bids. The night of Frasier's date arrives but Kristina has to go and do a last minute photo shoot and leaves Frasier to look after her teenage daughter, Renata. Daphne, on the other hand, is having a great time getting drunk in a limo with Bulldog until she gets him pulled out of it by calling someone who was honking their horn too loudly an idiot. Back at Frasier's, Renata starts to recant terrible tales about her mother and when Kristina arrives back, Frasier confronts her with these stories. Unfortunately, Frasier seems never to have heard of the word 'lie'....

Episode Title Cards
  • A Chump Off The Old Block
  • Going Once...
  • Going Twice...
  • ... Gone
  • Shrink Rap
  • Driving Miss Daphne

Episode Highlights

- The opening scene where Bulldog humiliates Frasier.

Daphne: I always thought it would be fun to have a man to do my bidding and fulfill my every desire. [Offering champagne to Niles] Dr Crane?
Niles: I'd love to...

Frasier: That's my new owner - she's a model.
Bulldog: No kidding - she almost put my eye out.

- The look on Daphne's face as she comes to pay for Bulldog.

- Daphne and Bulldog in the limo, especially Bulldog getting pulled out of it.

Frasier: Child psychology is not my thing. My speciality is adult relations.
Kristina: Well, you won't be getting any of those tonight.

Frasier Online Episode Review

The bachelor auction organised by one of Martin's friends gives rise to two very funny scenarios: Frasier having to babysit his 'new owners' daughter, and Daphne getting very drunk in the back of a limo with Bulldog (or Pitbull as she calls him). Each has its's own fair share of good moments - I particularly liked Bulldog being pulled out of the limo almost horizontal, and the sight of Frasier eating raw cookie dough - adding up to what is another enjoyable Season 1 episode.

Rating

78 %

Latest Viewer Episode Review

Avg. Viewer Review: 84.6%
Total Number of Reviews: 5


Pretty good, Jul 09, 2009

Reviewer: Sammy J from Canberra, Australia


This episode utilises the cast well, and is generally very enjoyable.
Frasier's plot - stuck at home with the daughter of his new girlfriend
- is pretty amusing (see Frasier on the phone screaming "No! Way!")
and has a nice psychological undertone which, in true "Frasier" style,
comes back to bite him at the end. The subplot is more enjoyable,
with the exploits of the rest of the main characters - and Bulldog - at
a bachelor auction. It's an unusually strong side of Daphne
(forgivable due to the alcohol intake) but other than that, it's a very
funny episode.


Rating: 89%

 

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