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Forgotten But Not Gone

‘Forgotten But Not Gone’

Season 8, Episode 18 -  Aired April 17, 2001

The Crane brothers fall out when Niles is re-elected as cork master of the wine club and Frasier gets a radio segment on wine.

Quote from Frasier

Frasier: Welcome to "The Wine Corner." I hope you're as excited about this new program as I am. I offer myself as sherpa, a guide, if you will, to lead you through the labyrinth of vintages and wine lists, chateaus and bodegas, and take you hopefully to a whole new level of sophistication...
[later:]
Frasier: In summary, Linda, the year listed on the bottle is not an expiration date. So that wine from 1997 should be perfectly safe to drink.

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Quote from Martin

Frasier: I wonder what they're doing at the wine club right now.
Martin: Oh, jeez. Are you gonna do this all night?
Frasier: No, no, Dad, you're right, I'm sorry. It's just that I hate to see a once-proud institution making so many foolish mistakes.
Martin: Well, if it makes you feel any better, the club'll probably fail without you. It'll be no fun. All the members'll resign. This time next month, they'll probably have torn the building down.
Frasier: I never know when you're being facetious.
Martin: Yeah, you do.

Quote from Gil

Gil: And finally, no review of Le Petite Oiseau would be complete without a word about their décor. Hideous. I'll be back after these messages.

Quote from Niles

Niles: Thank you, thank you, Brother Reynolds, for your inaugural ode, and may I congratulate you on your ingenuity in rhyming "Sauvignon" with "tie one on."
Reynolds: Sir.
Niles: And now, as outgoing Corkmaster it is my privilege to bestow the sash of office upon the newly-elected Corkmaster... which would be me. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you for your support. It humbles me, and I only hope to live up to the shining example of my predecessor. And of course the example of my opponent, the other brother Crane, who so graciously conceded after that fourth recount.

Quote from Niles

Niles: Just as the cork protects the wine, as Corkmaster I hope to protect the wine club from the forces of metaphorical oxidation-

Quote from Roz

Frasier: All right, Roz, now this is a very different kind of show we're going to be doing, so are you clear on the procedure?
Roz: What's so hard? You talk for a while, I screen calls, you answer them, I look interested - Oh, I see the hard part.

Quote from Kenny

Kenny: Hey, there's my Renaissance man.
Frasier: Ah, Kenny.
Kenny: If he can't solve their problems with therapy, solve them with drinking.
Frasier: Yes, well, let's just keep that out of the ads, shall we?
Kenny: Haha, too late.

Quote from Roz

Roz: Hey, Gil, what is the deal with Lance?
Gil: Oh, smitten already, are we, Roz? Well, he's certainly catnip to the ladies.
Roz: No, that would- Really?
Gil: Well, that's what he claims. Of course, I've never actually seen him with a woman. Well, just between us I've always thought he went the other way.
Roz: Which way would that be?
Lance: [singsong] And we're back!

Quote from Martin

Frasier: Dad, tell me if you think this is too subtle for my listening audience. "This delightful offering is infused with the brooding, almost dangerous, presence of vanilla."
Martin: No, it's not too subtle. Unless you want them to know what the hell you're talking about.
Frasier: Well, you don't think it's clear that I enjoyed the wine?
Martin: I don't think it's clear you're talking about wine.

Quote from Martin

Frasier: Listen, my father's been, well, letting his exercises slide a bit.
Frederika: Oh well, that's human nature, Dr. Crane. People neglect their exercising for many reasons — holidays, travel, illness, lack of time, death... And there's only one of those excuses that I accept. It's holidays! [laughs] Oh, it's just your leg I'm pulling!
Martin: Oh, well, good one. You know, I was worried that you were going to be one of those drill-sergeant types.
Frederika: You'll show me your exercise mat.
Martin: That's my other leg you're pulling, huh?
Frederika: Now!

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