Frasier Online Episode Guide -> Season 1 -> Episode 1.15
Can't Tell A Crook By It's Cover
Written by: David Lloyd
Directed by: Andy Ackerman
Original US airdate: 27th January 1994
Original UK airdate: 12th August 1994
As Martin is being shown around KACL by Frasier, they meet Roz in her booth who tells them of her story where she lent $10 to someone wanting to get to the Australian consulate - only to be told by Martin that there isn't one in Seattle and so Roz learns she has been scammed. Frasier says that you can always tell if someone is a criminal, so Martin asks him to put it to the test. He's having three buddies round for poker - Frank, Linda and Jimmy - 2 are cops, one did time in prison.
The evening comes and Frasier starts to put new twists on everything
people say as he tries to figure out who the ex-criminal among them is.
Frasier picks Frank - wrong, then Linda - wrong again. As we find out
Jimmy was the ex-con, Daphne does too who has agreed to go out with him
to the Topaz Room. Martin says she shouldn't go, Frasier thinks she should,
Daphne meanwhile will make her own mind up. As Frasier relates this to
Niles the next day, he is obviously upset that anyone is going out with
Daphne, let alone a criminal. So he and Frasier rush down there to find
themselves rather out of place, and when they bump into a man who has
$200 riding on a shot they caused him to miss, rather unwelcome. Daphne
sees them and says if she can sink 5 balls in one shot, they should let
them go, if not he can have the $400 she has won. The man ups it to 6
- 5 go in, 1 misses and Daphne screams "run for it" as all three
run with their lives.
|Episode Title Cards|
- Frasier is showing his father round KACL:
Frasier: This is what is called in the radio game "the booth". It is where I sit day after day and dispense the advice that helps the mentally disturbed through their troubled lives.
Martin [tapping glass]: I suppose this stuff's bullet proof.
- Eddie runs off when Martin spells out bath.
Frasier: He may smell like swamp gas but his spellings improving.
- Daphne is preparing the snacks for Martin's poker game:
Daphne: I've made meatball sandwiches, pepperoni pizzas and little sausage rolls. Will you be needing anything else?
Frasier: Yes - the number of the nearest gasterenterologist.
Frank: Daphne - that's a pretty name. Do people call you Daffy
Daphne: Not twice.
- Frasier can't believe Martin is so judgemental about Jimmy
being an ex-con:
Frasier: Dad, don't you believe in second chances?
Martin: I did - then we had Niles.
- Niles reaction when Frasier tells him Jimmy is going out with Daphne.
|Frasier Online Episode Review|
A strange episode that starts off with Frasier seeing if he is able to spot a criminal among 3 of Martin's poker buddies, and ends with Daphne in a pool hall trying to pot 6 balls to save Frasier and Niles from getting beaten up. Despite this rather odd structure, it is a rather good episode with it's fair share of funny lines and moments - Frasier and Niles looking wonderfully out of place at the Topaz Room is just one of the highlights - marking this out as another enjoyable Season 1 episode.
|Latest Viewer Episode Review|
Avg. Viewer Review:
Total Number of Reviews: 4
Unusual but successful, Jul 09, 2009
Reviewer: Sammy J from Canberra, Australia
What an odd little episode this is. One of the show's strengths is
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