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Give Him The Chair
Episode Details

Written by: Chuck Ranberg & Anne Flett-Giordano

Directed by: James Burrows

Original US airdate: 17th March 1994

Original UK airdate: 2nd September 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
Guest Cast
Mrs Warren .... Valerie Curtin
Salesman .... James Greene
Leo .... Phil Buckman
Joey .... Marc Robinson
Brown .... Scotty Nguyen
Olsen .... Brittany Murphy
Guest Callers
Dr Bruga .... Malcolm McDowell

Episode Synopsis

Frasier is tired of having Martin's old, shabby chair making a mockery of his apartment so he and Niles go to a furniture store to purchase a new one. While most are hideous, they find one with a built in massage element that is quite nice and take it home to Martin. He doesn't really like it, so Frasier asks Leo the bulding's lackey to fetch his father's chair from his storage space, but it transpires that Leo has taken it to the dump. Martin is outraged so Frasier appeals on his show for someone to ring in with the location of his father's chair. It is eventually located in a high school production of 'Ten Little Indians'. One of the students has fallen ill, but Frasier just wants the chair. The teacher won't let him have it until he agrees to play the students part, which is the one he played in his own school production of the play. Will Frasier agree just to get the chair back....?

Episode Title Cards
  • Sitting Pretty
  • Good Vibrations
  • Best Seat In The House

Episode Highlights

- As Niles gives Daphne Maris' necklace to try on:
Daphne: Your practice must be doing awfully well. Who'd have thought the mentally disturbed had this much money.

- Frasier walking in on Daphne adjusting her breasts and Niles looking on.

- On the subject of getting a birthday present for Maris:
Martin: I was just down at the hardware store - they had a great looking ratchet set.
Frasier: As if there's anything on her that needs tightening. (accompanied by Niles' how-dare-you look)

- Referring to Martin's chair:
Niles: At least I don't have to live with anything unattractive.
- Frasier looks at him knowingly.

- As Niles and Frasier walk sullenly around a furniture store:
Niles: Dear God Frasier, we've stumbled across Hell's waiting room.

- To Leo:
Frasier: Hurry up - I'm sure Beavis will be missing you.

- At the school production:
Frasier: But it's been years since I played the part - I can hardly remember any of the lines.
Teacher: Then you'll fit right in.

Frasier Online Episode Review

An enjoyable episode that is much lifted by the wonderful speech Martin gives when Frasier asks him what chair he really wants - the one he saw Neil Armstrong walk on the moon in, the one he was sitting in when Frasier rang him to tell him he had a grandson,. This moving piece of dialogue gives us a real insight in the character of Martin. This is also Leo, the building lackey's, only appearance which while fun seems slightly out of place but luckily doesn't spoil the episode.


84 %

Latest Viewer Episode Review

Avg. Viewer Review: 85.3%
Total Number of Reviews: 7

Back to form!, Jul 04, 2012

Reviewer: Tid from SW England

After the disappointment of the SeaBea excursion, this is a hugely
welcome return to form. There's hardly a disappointing moment, and
every scene has its gems : Frasier's published psychologist phone-in
guest hitting on Roz; Niles and Daphne and Maris' emerald necklace;
Martin's poignant speech about the memories associated with the
chair; Frasier and Niles in the chair shop; the delivery of the chair and
what came after including Daphne's response to the massage; the
superb comedic performance given by the Junior High drama teacher
... so much to enjoy.

Another Frasier gem.

Rating: 90%


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