Frasier

A Midwinter Night's Dream - S1-E17

Plot hole: Niles makes up Frasier's couch to sleep in and when he lies down he lets out a yelp - and pulls a plastic pirate's hook from behind the cushions. Earlier Niles had appeared wearing a pirate's costume but at no point did he have a hook, nor did he go near the couch. His overcoat had been on the floor the whole time so it couldn't have come from there. It would have been difficult for it to get behind the cushions unless deliberately shoved there, which we never saw and makes no sense anyway.

Travels with Martin - S1-E21

Plot hole: Once the gang have arrived in Canada, Daphne is scared stiff of getting caught outside the USA. Marty explains they will just "smuggle" her back and Frasier and Niles are outraged at such deception. But to get into Canada, all of them would have had to declare their residence, birthplace, and reason for coming in. To get Daphne in in the first place, they must have lied. She would have had to show her passport as an alien. The Americans would have been allowed in without their passports, per diplomatic agreements. So the outrage of the boys makes no sense.

A Midwinter Night's Dream - S1-E17

Plot hole: Niles phones Frasier to tell him Daphne is staying at his place because of the storm. Frasier's phone is in its usual place on the room divider/bookcase behind Marty's chair. After Frasier and Marty leave to rescue Daphne, Niles phones again and Eddie is standing up on a chair staring at the phone. Only problem is, the phone is over on Frasier's desk, where there normally is no phone. If he did have a phone there, it is only a few feet from the other one, which makes no sense.

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Selling Out - S1-E9

Frasier: Roger, at Cornell University they have an incredible piece of scientific equipment known as the Tunneling Electron Microscope. Now, this microscope is so powerful that by firing electrons you can actually see images of the atom, the infinitesimally minute building blocks of our universe. Roger, if I were using that microscope right now, I still wouldn't be able to locate my interest in your problem.

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Question: There's probably an obvious answer to this but is there any actual in-show significance to the 'Tossed Salads and Scrambled Eggs' song heard at the end of every episode? I ask mainly because I remembered there was one show in particular where Frasier unintentionally scars Lilith emotionally and pretty much cements the end of their relationship over a misunderstanding about scrambled eggs. Were there any similar conflicts over a tossed salad?

Answer: In the last episode, they explained that Tossed Salad and Scrambled Eggs is a metaphor for the mixed-up people to whom Frasier dispenses his radio psychiatric advice.

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