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Fortysomething
Episode Details

Written by: Sy Dukane & Denise Moss

Directed by: Rick Beren

Original US airdate: 31st March 1994

Original UK airdate: 9th 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
Bulldog .... Dan Butler
   
   
Guest Cast
Carrie .... Sara Melson
Guest Callers
Rachel .... Reba McEntire

Episode Synopsis

Frasier is beginning to show some of the signs of middle age - he's forgetting people's names, can't remember how to finish a tune on the piano he knows backwards - but doesn't want to admit it until Martin convinces him that the best thing to do is not to fight it. However on a trip to a department store with Martin and Daphne, an attractive young sales assistant called Carrie starts giving Frasier a lot of attention which makes Frasier believe she is giving him the come-on, but Martin just thinks she flatters all her customers that way. Carrie then turns up at KACL the next day with Frasier's trousers and asks him out on a date but he turns her down - much to Roz and Bulldog's amazement. He then has to decide - if he does go out with her, is it to try and make him feel young again or based on the prospect that something lasting may come out of it. He then goes down to the department store to find Carrie and announce his decision........

Episode Title Cards
  • The Short Blond Man With One Wet Shoe
  • It's This Or An Alfa Romeo
  • Stanley Barrister Must Be Really Really Rich
  • I Wonder If That Alfa Romeo Showroom Is Still Open

Episode Highlights

- Roz making fun of Frasier's forgetfulness by making him believe it's her birthday and he has an appointment with the hairdresser.

- Niles only being able to scratch Eddie with a handkerchief covering his fingers.

Martin [to Frasier]: You may think it's tough being middle-aged, but think about me - I've got a son whose middle-aged.

Martin: Hey Frasier, check out these dress pants- they've got elastic panels in the waist. You can eat all you want and never have to worry about cutting off your circulation.
Frasier: Milan must be beside itself (!).

- After Bulldog has come on to Carrie, and left the room:
Carrie: Is he gay?

Frasier Online Episode Review

A rather uninteresting affair this time around - I found the whole predicament rather dull. Obviously being 'Frasier', there are some good moments - Martin taking Frasier shopping for pants with a stretchable waistline was quite amusing - but there aren't enough of them, and with no other subplot to distract our attention, this ends up being not a particularly great episode.

Rating

71 %

Latest Viewer Episode Review

Avg. Viewer Review: 65.0%
Total Number of Reviews: 6


Forty-something review, Oct 27, 2010

Reviewer: Lydia from London, England


This episode is extremely disappointing. It has good grounds for being a decent episode, with Frasier being asked out by a much younger woman, but it never really gets going. Very few laughs and not enjoyable.


Rating: 60%

 

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