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Roz In The Doghouse
Episode Details

Written by: Chuck Ranberg & Anne Flett-Giordano

Directed by: James Burrows

Original US airdate: 3rd January 1995

Original UK airdate: 15th September 1995


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
Gil Chesterton .... Edward Hibbert
   
   
Guest Cast
Weird Bruce .... Garett Maggart
Ed .... Edward F. Gallick
Guest Callers
Marie .... Carly Simon
Francesca .... Rosie Perez

Episode Synopsis

Roz manages to sprain her ankle when she rushes out of the studio and trip over a bent-down Bulldog, landing her at home resting. Frasier goes to visit her in her apartment, giving her the chore of answering the fan mail while laid up. Then Bulldog knocks on the door - Roz doesn't want to let him in but Frasier thinks otherwise. He comes bearing food and drink, but Roz doesn't want to be left alone, afraid that Bulldog will take the first opportunity to hit on her, however Frasier can't stay. Things between Roz and Bulldog are amicable for a while until he says he has come over in the hope she will be nice to him. Roz takes this the wrong way, until Bulldog explains he wants her to produce his show instead of Frasier's.

When Frasier learns from Roz that her time with Bulldog was very nice, and also notes that she came into work wearing the same clothes as yesterday, he immediately comes to the conclusion that they have slept together. When Roz complains bitterly, she tells him that he wants her to leave Frasier's show and be Bulldog's producer. Frasier can't help but say that this is Bulldog's way of getting it on with Roz - at which point, Roz quits and joins Bulldog's show. Frasier goes through a series of incompetent producers, while Roz and Bulldog go from strength to strength. Frasier is sure that Bulldog's libido can't stay dormant forever, and will then come crawling back to Frasier but weeks go by and nothing. Could Frasier have been wrong? Daphne and Martin try to convince him to apologise to Roz but he is adamant he is right. However, at a production meeting at Roz's apartment, Bulldog takes some things Roz is saying the wrong way and lies in Roz's bed naked. When Roz sees him, she throws his clothes out of the window leaving Bulldog to run out into the street near naked. As he opens the door, there is Frasier with a bunch of flowers and simply says: "I'm listening".

Episode Title Cards
  • Bed and Bored
  • Niles Meets The Goatboy
  • You Can't Teach An Old Bulldog New Tricks

Episode Highlights

- After another one of Bulldog's over-the-top outbursts:
Frasier: And to think he does it all without steroids.

- Bulldog says he likes Roz's feet:
Roz: Really? You don't think they're too big?
Bulldog: Are you kidding? I could get this in my mouth easy!

- After Niles' tale of his father's new shoes where the town celebrate by ringing the cathedral bells when he finishes a pair:
Frasier: Oh Dad - new shoes! Do I hear cathedral bells?
Martin: Ring-a-ding-ding (!)

- After Frasier says Bulldog is giving Roz gifts to get something:
Daphne: That's not fair. Dr Crane is always dropping by and giving me little gifts, and he's not after anything. [Followed by knowing glances from Frasier and Martin].

- Frasier complains about how easy Roz's job is:
Frasier: My God, a cockatoo with a strong beak could do what you do!

- Niles explains why Maris has her hedge shaped like animals:
Niles: Maris is unable to have pets. She distrusts anything that loves her unconditionally.

- Martin is demonstrating his brand new trainers:
Martin: They light up when I walk away!
Frasier: Doesn't everyone (!)

- The brilliant ending where Frasier has been worrying about he being wrong, and then out rushes a near-naked Bulldog from Roz's apartment.
Frasier: I'm listening (!)

Frasier Online Episode Review

An above average episode with lots of good lines derived from an excellent premise - what would happen if Roz left Frasier's show and how would he cope (there's a brilliant montage of all the hopeless producers Frasier has to endure after Roz leaves). The will they-won't they storyline concerning Roz and Bulldog is also fun and culminates in one of the show's best ever endings. The episode also gives Bulldog a chance to shine after being sidelined for some time, and is all the better for it - his quick strip after he thinks he's getting the signals from Roz is terrific.

Rating

80 %

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