Frasier Online Episode Guide -> Season 1 -> Episode 1.24
My Coffee With Niles
Written by: David Angell & Peter Casey
Directed by: James Burrows
Original US airdate: 19th May 1994
Original UK airdate: 7th October 1994
Frasier meets Niles for a coffee at Cafe Nervosa, but they can't find
a table inside the busy cafe so decide to take a table outside. Niles
then poses a deceptively simple question "Are you happy?" after
Frasier reminds Niles that it is a year since he moved to Seattle. However,
the discussion gets interrupted first by Roz who is meeting a guy at the
cafe, and then by a discussion on whether Niles married Maris for the
money, and then by rain. After finding a table inside, they then ponder
over whether Niles is gay because he said "Wow" when describing
Roz's date. However, as Frasier is about to answer Niles' question in
comes Daphne and a cranky Martin. After they leave, Frasier tries once
again to answer the question but Frasier asks whether Niles is in love
with Daphne and then Martin returns and reveals that he was angry because
everyone forgot his birthday. The boys are shocked at themselves but resolve
to make it up to him by taking him out to dinner. Finally, as the waitress
who has been increasingly aggravated by Frasier's quest for the perfect
cup of coffee, asks "Now are you finally happy", and Frasier
says that he is.
|Episode Title Cards|
Niles: It seems like only yesterday that Dad moved in with you.
Frasier: Isn't it interesting that 2 people can have completely opposite impressions of the same event (!)
- After Niles wipes down his seat
Frasier: Must be a riot on camping trips (!)
Frasier: Do you really love Maris?
Niles: Of course I do. But it's a different kind of love.
Frasier: You mean it's not human (?!)
Frasier: I asked Dad to pass me a bran muffin. He said "What's the magic word?". He wasn't very amused when I said "Rest home".
- Martin pretending to be blind to let Eddie into Cafe Nervosa.
- After Niles calls an umbrella what Daphne does - a bumberchute:
Daphne [to Niles]: At least someone appreciates my mother tongue.
Niles: I've always had an ear for your tongue.
Niles: Let's change the subject - something light and frothy.
Frasier: Alright - are you in love with Daphne?
- Niles spits out his coffee.
Roz: I'm ecumenical - I embrace men of all faiths.
Frasier: If only it stopped there (!)
|Frasier Online Episode Review|
As the season 1 finale, this episode is a perfect end to our first season and Frasier's first year in Seattle. Set in 22 minutes of real time- only one of two 'Frasier' episodes to be done in real time (the other being 'Dinner Party') - the episode highlights almost all of 'Frasier's' strengths - well written with good one-liners, good acting from all involved and some wonderful moments, such as Frasier's quest for the perfect cup of coffee. Although not the best ever episode, a very good episode nonetheless.
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Review of My Coffee With Niles, Aug 05, 2012
Reviewer: Autumn from Oakland, CA
A great finale to the first season, My Coffee With Niles does what Frasier sometimes seems to do best-take a simple scenario and create brilliant comedy. Whilst Frasier and Niles sit in Cafe Nervosa with their usual beverages, Niles asks a deceptively simple question "Are you happy?" Finding the answer takes an entire episode.
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