Frasier Online Episode Guide -> Season 5 -> Episode 5.24
Written by: Jay Kogen
Directed by: Sheldon Epps
Original US airdate: 19th May 1998
Original UK airdate: 19th June 1998
Frasier takes part in a sit-down protest when the closing of a historic bookstore is announced with Daphne. However, when the police arrive to arrest the protesters, Frasier runs away leaving Daphne to be arrested. Feeling guilty for caving on his principles, Frasier take a stand at the station against reading advertisments for the station's newest sponsor, the Happy Dreams Tea Company, the copy of which includes the claim that drinking it will give you happy dreams all night long. Refusing to read it, Kenny fires Frasier, but the new station manager shows up at Frasier's apartment before the day is out to say he is going to tell the station owner that at KACL the talent comes first, and Frasier gladly decides to return to KACL.
However, the station owner Mr Martin, fires Kenny when he goes to talk
to him, so Frasier rallies all the station employees to visit the "black
tower" to face Mr Martin in order to get Kenny his job back. However
when they confront Mr Martin, Frasier manages to convince him to go with
what he believes is right - and Mr Martin decides to change KACL to an
all-Latino station, meaning everyone is fired, including Frasier!!!
|Episode Title Cards|
- Bulldog uses his air horn to get people to leave
Frasier: That is not amusing when you do it in the men's room, it is not amusing now!
- Niles tries to convince his brother to join at
him at one of Seattle's fusion cuisine restuarants:
Frasier: What cuisines are being fused?
Niles: Polynesian and Scandanavian - it's called "Mahole Valhalla"!
Frasier: Well, perhaps there's a reason why God put those countries so far apart (!)
- Frasier thinks he has become boring and predictable:
Frasier: Now the biggest risk I take is saying to Dad, " Hey let's go out for dinner, you pick the restaurant!"
- Frasier refuses to read the advert's copy, and
gets taken off the air before he finishes his speech:
Frasier: How much did I get out?
Roz: Well, let's see...
Frasier [on tape]: The people that know me best will not be surprised by what I am about to tell you: I am not a man [tape cuts out]
Frasier: Perfect (!!)
- Kenny shows up at Frasier's apartment after he
Kenny: Since I fired you I haven't been able to eat or sleep.
Frasier: Kenny, it's only been an hour and a half!
- Everyone except Frasier is afraid to get out of
the elevator at "The Black Tower":
Roz: That metal detector thing we had to go through was really scary.
Bulldog: It was even scarier finding out Gil wears an anklet!
- Frasier tries to get the station owner Mr Martin
to reinstate Kenny by appealing to his better judgement, but it has the
Mr Martin: From this day forward, the station is all Latino music, all the time!!!
|Frasier Online Episode Review|
Season 5 comes to a close, but for a season that has given us so many enjoyable episodes, it is rather disappointing to report that the season finale is sadly a bit below par. It's main problem is that the central plot - Frasier believeing he's not taking any risks, so takes a stand over the next issue that comes along - just feels so contrived, and isn't helped by some rather laboured jokes either. On the plus side, we do get to meet Kenny for the first time, and the speech Frasier gives on-air which is cut off mid sentence by Kenny means that he reveals to an audience that he isn't a man - all highly amusing moments. The cliffhanger ending that sees Frasier inadvertently getting the station manager to change KACL's format to an all-Latino station, putting him and everyone else out of a job, is not something the series usually indulges, but I'll certainly give the producers kudos for at least trying to shake up the show, though you do have to wonder where they are going with this particular storyline. Still, it does give us the opportunity to hear a Latino version of the show's theme which nicely rounds off a terrific season of the show, even if this episode doesn't quite cut it with the best the season has to offer.
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Avg. Viewer Review:
Total Number of Reviews: 3
"I am not a man...", May 10, 2013
Reviewer: Sammy J from Melbourne, Australia
Like the four seasons before it, season five ends with an episode that is squarely focused on plot and reflection, which works and doesn't work in equal doses.
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