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Dinner At Eight
Season 1, Episode 3
Air date 30 September 1993
Written by Chuck Ranberg & Anne Flett-Giordano
Directed by James Burrows
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Dinner at Eight is the third episode from the first season of American sitcom Frasier.

Cast and charactersEdit

[edit] Plot outlineEdit

Niles visits Frasier's apartment, leading to Niles' first encounter with Daphne Moon. The brothers discuss their significant differences of taste from their father, and decide to treat their father to a fancy French restaurant called Le Cigare Volant in an attempt to improve his sense of style.

Unfortunately, the restaurant loses their reservation, and the three characters visit a steakhouse at Martin's suggestion. The wait staff immediately cuts Frasier's and Niles' ties upon their arrival, claiming a reversed "dress code." Frasier and Niles complain continuously about the style of food, and Martin grows so frustrated that he leaves. In an attempt to show respect for their father, Frasier and Niles spend the rest of the night trying to finish their meals.

[edit] Cultural & Historical ReferencesEdit

  • Although Le Cigare Volant is a fictional restaurant, it is the name of a wine that is made in California.
  • After correctly guessing Daphne's Manchester accent, Niles tells Daphne that he is an anglophile.

[edit] TriviaEdit

  • Each episode has a different beginning title to do with the Skyline of Seattle. This episode features lights turning on in the surrounding buildings near the Space Needle.
  • Kelsey Grammer once stated that "Dinner at Eight" was his favorite episode in Frasier.

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