Episode Guide -> Season 2 -> Episode 2.21
An Affair To Forget
Written by: Chuck Ranberg
& Anne Flett-Giordano
Directed by: Philip Charles Mackenzie
Original US airdate:
2nd May 1995
Original UK airdate: 24th November 1995
||David Hyde Pierce
||Irene Olga Lopez
Frasier receives a call on air about a woman who is convinced her husband,
a German fencing instructor, is having an affair with a wealthy new client.
Later, he learns from Niles that Maris has taken up fencing, with a German
fencing instructor called Gunnar. Frasier is convinced that Maris is having
an affair with Gunnar but Martin just says it's coincidence. However,
when the caller rings back and says she has found letters describing the
'other woman' as 'not quite human woman', and reveals that her husbands
name is Gunnar, Frasier is convinced. He goes to see Maris, in her sensory
deprivation tank, saying she has to end the affair and then opens it up
to confront her face to face - only to find Niles sitting there. Apparently,
Marta has trouble with her pronouns and so Niles is Missy Crane. Niles
is determined to stand up to Gunnar and challenges him to a duel. Let
- In Case You're Wondering, It's A Sensory Deprivation
- Get Out Your Dictionaries
- After Roz gives the caller advice how on how to if her husband
Frasier: You know Roz, when I hear advice like that, it makes
me wish there was a law against two women standing round a watercooler.
- Niles is insisting on reading all the instructions on how to
build his new model ship with Martin:
Daphne: Look at the size of that - you'll have fun building that.
Martin: Not as much fun as I'm having reading about it.
- Roz is trying to set up a blind date:
Frasier: I've had my fair share of pity dates.
Roz: Yes, but this time you wouldn't be the one being pitied.
- Frasier tries to calm Niles down after he learns about Maris
Frasier: In the end I'm sure she'll choose the man whose caring
Niles: Oh, that was just something we used to tell ourselves
in chess club.
- The fencing scene
Online Episode Review
A wonderful, Emmy award winning, episode with a brilliantly realised
storyline. There are many memorable moments including the fencing scene
(which includes the moment where Niles gets to swing from a chandelier)
and the bit when Gunnar speaks in German, Marta translates to Spanish
and Frasier translates into English for Niles and vice versa, a nice 'Frasier'
touch. All in all, a superior episode, then.
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