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Burying A Grudge
Written by: David Lloyd
Directed by: Andy Ackerman
Original US airdate: 29th November 1994
Original UK airdate: 18th August 1995
Maris is going into hospital to have her cosmetic surgery done, and asks Frasier and Martin to come along too for some moral support. They agree, and while they are there, Frasier bumps into Martin's old partner on the police force - Artie Walsh. Frasier and Niles know that they had a huge falling out years ago and have never spoken since, but have never find out the reason for their falling out. So when the boys mention that Artie is in the hospital to Martin, he is at first adamant he doesn't want to see him so it takes a bit of reverse psychology from Frasier to get him to change his mind. However, their meeting takes a wrong turn and end up fighting again at which point Martin storms off.
Frasier and Niles then turn their attention to trying to get Martin to
reveal the reason for them falling out. He reveals it was because Artie
spread a rumour that Martin cried at 'Brian's Song' which wasn't
true - he just got some salt in his eye. However, the other police officers
started making fun of him which then led to Martin making fun of Artie's
'man bosoms' and the size of Artie's wife Loretta. Frasier and Niles are
amazed that childish squabbling ruined a great friendship and finally
manage to get Martin to see Artie again. This time it is much more amicable
and they part on good terms.
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- Frasier is sarcastic about Roz chasing a new, young engineer:
Roz: Why is it okay for older men to date younger women but not alright for older women to date younger men?
Frasier: I don't make the rules, Roz - I just enjoy them (!).
- Martin enquires about the cost of Maris' cosmetic surgery:
Niles: Somewhere in the region of $25,000.
Martin: Geez, for an extra 5 grand you could have had a whole new wife from the Phillipines!
- The Crane's are in the hospital waiting area:
Martin: You guys should try the cafeteria. They've got a great new chef - he's from Yemen!
Frasier: So many of the great ones are (!).
- Niles is talking to Maris in the hospital on his mobile:
Niles: No, I'm sure you can't gain weight from a glucose IV. No, no, my little worry wart - there's no such thing as a Nutrasweet drip.
- Martin is revealing an element of the source of his and Artie's
Martin: He said "How's the wife?", and I said "At least she doesn't have an ass the size of Alberquerque."
- Frasier's reaction to seeing a photo of Artie's wife, Loretta.
|Frasier Online Episode Review|
I found this episode rather an odd one, with all of the best moments coming from Niles' subplot about Maris having cosmetic surgery such as him having to buy the nurses gifts to stop them going on strike. the main story of Martin making up with his formet police partner Artie Walsh has it's moments - loved how Frasier and Niles tried (and failed) to get Martin to reveal the real reason for his long standing feud - but it doesn't really develop in to anything particularly memorable. A nice episode all the same, just feels a buit underpowered compared to some of the other great episodes in this season.
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Total Number of Reviews: 4
Examining Martin, Nov 19, 2012
Reviewer: Matt from UK
Burying a Grudge is one of those little gems from the early seasons that
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