Frasier Online Episode Guide -> Season 1 -> Episode 1.19
Give Him The Chair
Written by: Chuck Ranberg & Anne Flett-Giordano
Directed by: James Burrows
Original US airdate: 17th March 1994
Original UK airdate: 2nd September 1994
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....?
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- 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.
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