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And The Whimper Is...
Episode Details

Written by: Denise Moss & Sy Dukane

Directed by: James Burrows

Original US airdate: 17th February 1994

Original UK airdate: 26th 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
Bebe Glazer .... Harriet Sansom Harris
Noel Shempsky .... Patrick Kerr
   
   
Guest Cast
Fletcher Grey .... John McMartin
Keith Bishop .... Wren T. Brown
Mrs Grey .... Maxine Elliott
Tawny Van Deusen .... Trish Ramish
Bob Peterson .... Mark Sawyer
Committe Member .... Aileen Fitzpatrick
Guest Callers

Episode Synopsis

After being nominated for a Seabea, an award given at the annual Seattle radio awards, Roz, who has been waiting a decade for a nomination, and Frasier decide that to boost their chances they should send the members of the jury gifts from the Tiffany catalogue. This horrifies Martin, but they are adamant. The night dawns and they discover that Fletcher Grey, also nominated, has been nominated for the 11th time and never won. This starts to send Frasier on a guilt trip as the advance word is that he and Roz have the award in the bag. The ceremony begins with the announcement that Fletcher Grey is retiring, making Frasier even more guilty. Finally then, the announcement of the winner is made.....

Episode Title Cards
  • Roz And Frasier Hatch A Merry Plan
  • The Plot Thickens
  • The Thrilling Denouement

Episode Highlights

Bebe: You must be very proud of your brother.
Niles: Well actually...no.

Niles: Well I must go. I'm due at my sexual addiction group and I don't like to leave them alone for too long.

- Eddie licking up the $200 a bottle champagne.

Roz: Please don't make fun of who I brought.
Frasier: I thought you were bringing Brad McNamara.
Roz: I was, but he got called away on a story. Some hospital went up in flames. Do you know anyone who has worse luck than I do.
- Noel Shempsky then appears as Roz's date.

Noel: Here's the keys so you can drive us home - I have night blindness.
Roz: I wish I did(!).

Roz: I've waited 10 years for this award and if I have to crawl over Fletcher Grey's mother to get it, I'll do it.
Frasier: Roz, I haven't seen you like this before.
Roz: It isn't pretty is it.

Frasier Online Episode Review

An episode that brings us the first mention of the SeaBea awards, and a great fun one it is too. I loved the running joke of everyone treating Niles as a waiter at the awards, while the writing is definitely above average, and it was great to see Harriet Sansom Harris as Bebe Glazer again. In short, a rather good episode.

Rating

80 %

Latest Viewer Episode Review

Avg. Viewer Review: 77.8%
Total Number of Reviews: 4


A let down , Jul 04, 2012

Reviewer: Tid from SW England


Coming after three of the funniest episodes, this was a real let down.
I've never much liked the SeaBea episodes anyway, and this first of
them showed up how contrived they were as a theme. The whole
notion of annual radio awards should be ripe for comedy, so where is
it? Sadly lacking, I'm afraid.

Perhaps it's because all the cast are out of their regular space, or
perhaps it's just something that the writers weren't comfortable with..
I don't know. I just thought it didn't work.


Rating: 55%

 

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