Frasier Online Episode Guide -> Season 1 -> Episode 1.03
Dinner At Eight
Written by: Anne Flett & Chuck Ranberg
Directed by: James Burrows
Original US airdate: 30th September 1993
Original UK airdate: 4th May 1994
After Martin buys a new sharkskin suit, Niles and Frasier decide to try
and show their father more of the high class lifestyle they are used to
by booking reservations at the hottest new restaurant in Seattle - Le
Cigare Volone. Unfortunately, the night arrives and they find the restaurant
has lost their reservations. Martin then suggests they go to one of his
favourite restaurants - The Timber Mill. After getting their ties cut
off, Niles and Frasier proceed to insult the place and in doing so insult
Martin who storms out. The two sons then resolve to finish their meal
out of respect for their father.
|Episode Title Cards|
- Niles and Daphne meeting for the first time
Niles: I guess my brother and father don't spend a lot of time talking about me when I'm not around.
Daphne: Oh I wouldn't say that.
Frasier: Remember when you thought the 1812 Overture was a great piece
of classical music.
Niles: Was I ever that young?
At the Timber Mill:
Waitress: Can I get you anything to drink?
Frasier: Dear God yes.
-On seeing the beef trolley
Frasier: How much extra would I have to pay to have one from the refrigerator?
- The Crane's start eating their meal:
Martin: Sometimes there's nothing like a good steak.
Frasier: How I wish this was one of those times.
-Niles attempt to call his father back after storming out.
Niles: Dad, wait, the mud pie's coming.
|Frasier Online Episode Review|
A great episode that really brings Frasier and Niles down to Earth with some good lines, and also the start of the longest running storyline of 'Frasier' - Niles' infatuation with Daphne - the look on his face as he meets her for the first time is terrific. The scenes at 'The Timber Mill' are equally as brilliant as they show Frasier and Niles a slice of their father's way of life, which coupled with some great writing makes for a terrific episode.
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Total Number of Reviews: 11
A True Classic, Apr 29, 2013
Reviewer: Orion from Pennsylvania
Upon first viewing, this episode had me nearly crying with laughter. I
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