Frasier Online Episode Guide -> Season 6 -> Episode 6.04
Written by: Jeffrey Richman
Directed by: David Lee
Original US airdate: 15th October 1998
Original UK airdate: 29th January 1999
Frasier and Niles have tickets to the hottest theatrical event in town:
'Tales of The Mariner', with the last ever performances of world renowned
actor Sir Trevor Ainsley. However, they turn up to the wrong performance,
so Frasier tries and fails to get tickets through some friends he knows.
Eventually they decide to stand in the cancellation line but are met by
Susan and Steve Kendall. Not wanting to lower their social standing, they
pretend they have tickets and are standing outside because Niles wanted
a last cigarette. Steve says to join him at the interval for one. So they
come back at the interval and are invited to a party the Kendalls are
throwing which Sir Trevor is also attending. Once at the party, sir Trevor
wants the Crane's to give a psychological interpretation of the play and
Frasier struggles valiantly on after Niles rushes off somewhere. Sir Trevor
says that a lot of the people seeing the play see it because it is fashionable
which makes Frasier feel guilty, and when he and Niles are invited to
one of the Kendall's exclusive brunches they almost turn it down, but
they just can't refuse.
|Episode Title Cards|
- As Martin is about to recall the newspaper review of the play:
Frasier: I don't want to hear about it before I see it.
Martin: I don't want to hear about it after you see it (!)
- After the Crane's turn up to the wrong performance:
Niles: I have to see this play - I have to have people see me see this play.
- Frasier's look of delight after he finds out Niles has been bleaching his teeth.
- Niles delight at finding out Daphne's picture was in the paper.
- After Sir Trevor asks the Crane's whether the performance was
a truthful one:
Niles: I can honestly say I never saw a false moment.
|Frasier Online Episode Review|
Bit of a misfire, sadly, from the pen of Jeffrey Richman, I struggled to be interested in seeing Frasier and Niles too snobbish to stand in the cancellation line for tickets, and failed to find much to laugh about in watching Niles pretend to be a smoker - though I did enjoy Frasier's delight at learning Niles bleaches his teeth. The second half when Frasier and Niles get to speak to Sir Trevor at a reception after the play, throws up a few amusing moments like Niles getting out of saying anything by seeing to his non-existent children, but the episode just seems to peter out after that. Definitely not one of my favourite episodes which shows that even good writers have their off days
|Latest Viewer Episode Review|
Avg. Viewer Review:
Total Number of Reviews: 8
Seinfeldian, May 11, 2013
Reviewer: Sammy J from Melbourne, Australia
Wow. I feel as if I'm usually in rough agreement with fandom about an episode's quality (with one notable exception in season 11), but I must be out from the pack this time. I really like "Hot Ticket", and always have since I first saw it back when it was first released on DVD.
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