Frasier (1993)

85 mistakes in season 4

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The Two Mrs. Cranes - S4-E1

Revealing mistake: The guy who plays Clive in this episode has one of the most appalling accents I have heard. He's apparently from Manchester, but sounds like a sort of cockney South African. His accent slips around all the time; it's very poor. I wouldn't normally submit it, but his is so shockingly bad I doubt anyone would be fooled into thinking he was British.

David Mercier

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Suggested correction: First, not every single person from one area sounds the same. People can be influenced by a parent/other family members from different areas. I am native to the Southern region of the USA, but one of my parents is Northern. I have been told that I don't sound like a stereotypical Southerner. We don't know anything about Clive's family. Second, I have seen quite a few movies or TV episodes with actors whom I know to be actual British people, and Clive doesn't sound much different than any of them.

I am English and believe me that accent is the worst example of English I have heard in my life.

Head Game - S4-E5

Continuity mistake: When Bulldog is telling Roz and Niles about Reggie, Roz is partially facing him with papers in her hand - in the middle of his sentence she is suddenly at the keyboard, without the papers, with no time for normal change.

Love Bites Dog - S4-E2

Continuity mistake: Bulldog goes into the booth towards the end of the show, and puts his gong and cowbell on the console to his left. When he says "attention, sports fans", the cowbell has suddenly shifted to being in front of him, even though he didn't touch it.

The Two Mrs. Cranes - S4-E1

Plot hole: In this show Daphne's former fiance, Clive, shows up. They had been engaged for several years in England. However, in Series 1, episode 11 (Death Becomes Him), Daphne talks about never having had a serious boyfriend, and goes into some detail about how people tried to set her up with eligible men. As Daphne is open about everything else, there seems to be no logical reason for her to not mention she'd been engaged.

Love Bites Dog - S4-E2

Continuity mistake: Sharon and Bulldog are arguing about golf at Cafe Nervosa, and she has her arm outstretched on the table. As Bulldog says, "If we leave right now", her hands are folded together on the table, without enough time for the change.

Ask Me No Questions - S4-E23

Continuity mistake: In this scene, Martin and Daphne are arguing about Martin buying the gift basket for Daphne because Daphne knitted the sweater for Martin. Daphne says the basket cost too much, so Martin begins to take items from the basket and put them on the table. Then as the argument progresses Martin and Daphne decide to take back their gifts. Martin places the gift basket on his chair (the two items that were taken from the basket are still on the table) and Daphne takes the sweater. A minute later they make up and agree to re-exchange the gifts. Daphne gives Martin his sweater and when Martin reaches for the basket, all items are there, including the ones that were still sitting on the table when he put the basket on the chair.

Love Bites Dog - S4-E2

Continuity mistake: During the opening credits, Bulldog is on the phonein the hall at KACL and he throws a tennis ball at Frasier, who stumbles around trying to catch it. During the scene we see an extra behind Bulldog go into one of the rooms - but we see her do it again just a split second later - and the second time she has a paper under her arm, where she had nothing the first time.

Love Bites Dog - S4-E2

Continuity mistake: During the scene when Marty and Daphne are in the car going to the shoe store, she stops at a red light, as does the black car on her left. During the shots that follow, the car on the left, although always black, is a different car in different shots.

Head Game - S4-E5

Continuity mistake: A fan next to Niles is holding his nachos container by its side as they talk. In the shot where he gets up to leave, his hand is under the container, with no time for this to have happened naturally.

Roz's Turn - S4-E17

Continuity mistake: When Roz and Frasier are in Bebe's office, and Frasier is exclaiming about her taking digitalis, the water glass in front of her is empty. The rest of the shots show it being about half full, even though she never refilled it, and there was no water source to be seen.

Three Dates and a Breakup (1) - S4-E19

Continuity mistake: At the beginning of the show, when Niles and Frasier are in Cafe Nervosa, the man behind them has a paperback book which is open with all the pages fanned out, and then it is lying flat, then fanned out again, and so on. It is not a case of him changing the book naturally, as the positions of other things in the shots change slightly as well.

The Unnatural - S4-E16

Continuity mistake: Frasier and Niles are sitting at the dining room table looking at old photos. Niles pours a cup of coffee, adds cream, and reaches for a spoon. In the next shot we see him reach for a spoon again.

The Two Mrs. Cranes - S4-E1

Continuity mistake: Frasier is in the kitchen pouring mini chocolate chip cookies from a bag into a bowl while talking to Daphne. The motion of him pouring (and the sound) doesn't stop while he talks but when the shot changes the bag is on the counter next to him.

Frasier: Niles, I would shave my head for you.
Niles: A gesture which becomes less significant with each passing year.

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Trivia: The producers were careful not to put stools in Cafe Nervosa, in order to distance it visually from the eponymous bar in "Cheers."

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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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