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Good Grief

‘Good Grief’

Season 6, Episode 1 -  Aired September 24, 1998

Frasier struggles to come to terms with the fact he no longer has a job.

Quote from Niles

Frasier: Oh, you're just in time. I'm throwing a party for my fan club.
Martin: Here?
Niles: Is there some problem with the bridge they normally meet under?

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Quote from Niles

Niles: Frasier, I just have to say "Bravo!" You're slim, well-adjusted, you've really turned things around, haven't you?
Frasier: Well, it's easy once you hit rock bottom... and bounce. Thank you, Niles. I couldn't have done it without you.
Niles: I did nothing you wouldn't have done for me. And, you'll be happy to know my own life is on quite the upswing as well. I just got back from a meeting with Maris and her lawyers.
Frasier: Oh. And?
Niles: I think this divorce is going to go very smoothly.

Quote from Martin

Frasier: Hello? Ah, yes, Bebe. Oh, yes, yes. Oh yes, the television job. Oh, what a relief. Thank you, bye bye. [hangs up]
Martin: You got it?
Frasier: No, thank goodness. That job starts tomorrow. I have got things to do.
Niles: Oh, I'm sorry, Frasier.
Frasier: Sorry? My God, you sound just like Dad. I am going to get another job. The people of this city need me. I am a beloved Seattle institution.
Martin: A couple more days like this and he's going to be in a beloved Seattle institution.

Quote from Frasier

Roz: Frasier, it's all in how you look at things. Look at my life.
Frasier: [still wailing] No career, no relationship, no hope.
Roz: You can say the same thing about me.
Frasier: I was talking about you!

Quote from Niles

Frasier: I can't let them hold that rally. Three kooks marching round in a circle, you know what that'll do?
Niles: Make them very dizzy very fast.

Quote from Martin

Daphne: Dr. Crane, are you all right?
Frasier: Yes.
Roz: Are you sure?
Frasier: I am quite sure. [Frasier stops, rests his hand on the wall, facing away from his friends and family]
Niles: Frasier. You're not famous any more.
[Frasier wails. Niles goes up to comfort Frasier]
Martin: What did you do that for?
Niles: No, no, Dad, he needed a push.
Martin: Yeah, but look at him, this can't be good.
Niles: Oh, it is good. Let it out, Frasier, let it all out.
[Frasier flops on the couch, wailing]
Niles: That's good, that's good. Let it all out. ... Okay, that's probably enough now.
Martin: How much more can be in there?
Niles: OK, all right, Frasier. That's probably enough now, OK. I don't think I can get him to stop.
Martin: This is sickening.
Daphne: What are we going to do?
Martin: Somebody get that Monte Cristo in here!

Quote from Martin

Niles: So, what's Frasier doing?
Martin: Ah, he's getting weirder. He beat up a pinata yesterday.
Niles: Isn't that what you're supposed to do to a pinata?
Martin: Not like this. They found a jawbreaker on the other side of the highway.

Quote from Niles

Martin: Well, it's about Frasier. Ever since he got fired, he's been so weird. All these projects he's got going on.
Niles: Don't worry, it's normal. He's simply in a state of denial.
Martin: Denial about what?
Niles: About getting fired. People like Frasier's whole identities revolve around their job. The loss of the job is like a... is like a death. And they cope with it in the same way they would cope with a death, by going through a series of stages. First one's denial; usually that's followed by anger.
Frasier: [emerging from the kitchen] I've done it! Escoffier's most difficult dish done to tangy perfection! You know, sometimes I think I missed my calling by not becoming a gourmet chef.
Niles: See we're still in stage one.

Quote from Frasier

Daphne: Dr. Crane, my Grammy Moon used to say...
[Frasier screams]
Martin: What are you trying to do, kill him?
Daphne: Don't blame this on me. She brought the bloody tape over.
Roz: Oh, so now this is all my fault. You saw that tape.
Daphne: I've seen your baby, too. She could stand to miss a meal or two.
Roz: She's a healthy baby!
Frasier: Oh, stop it. Stop it all of you. There is no hope. It's over. It's all over. [Sobs]
[Eddie rolls over on the floor.]
Martin: Well, look at that. I'm so proud of you, boy.
Frasier: Oh, Dad, you're just saying that.

Quote from Frasier

Frasier: Hello, Niles.
Niles: Frasier, please join me.
Frasier: Thank you very much. [to waitress:] I would love to have...
Waitress: Wait. Mochaccino, extra whipped cream and a Linzer Torte, right?
Frasier: Not anymore. Can I have a non-fat latte please?
Waitress: Hey, didn't you used...
Frasier: Yes, yes. I used to be on the radio, with any luck I will be again. Thank you for remembering, it does help.
Waitress: I was just gonna say, didn't you also used to get a bear claw?
Frasier: Off you go.

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