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Death Becomes Him
Season 1, Episode 11
Air date 2 December 1993
Written by Leslie Eberhard
Directed by Andy Ackerman
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Death Becomes Him is the eleventh episode from the first season of American sitcom Frasier.

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After Martin's physician dies suddenly of a myocardial infarction Frasier begins to obsess about his own mortality, the late physician who was similar to Frasier in physique, behavior, temperament and age.

[edit] Cultural & Historical ReferencesEdit

  • Niles mentions that he does fear of abandonment workshops.
  • Martin says that his doctor has "a model of a colon on his desk", which is what he uses to store his tongue depressors.
  • After Frasier suggests he see his female gastroenterologists Martin replies "She? Oh ho ho, no no. No way. If a doctor's gonna have me bend over, I want to look through my legs and see wingtips."
  • At the physician's waiting room Frasier recommends his dad to take the "Cosmo quiz".
  • The receptionist tells Frasier that Martin's doctor has a weekend house at Lake Chelan.
  • While reminiscing about Frasier's first tetanus shot, Martin says that Frasier distracted himself by reciting the names of every opera composed by Giacomo Puccini.

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