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Selling Out

‘Selling Out’

Season 1, Episode 9 -  Aired November 11, 1993

After Frasier reluctantly gives a personal endorsement on air, he is approached by Bulldog's agent, Bebe, who tries to talk him in to appearing in a television commercial.

Quote from Bebe

Frasier: Well, what have you got for me?
Bebe: Voila. Emery's Nuts.
Frasier: Oh, dear. Oh, I can't endorse these.
Bebe: Why not?
Frasier: Well, for one thing I don't like them, and they're sixty percent fat, they're laced with salt and they wreak havoc with my diverticulitis.
Bebe: Of course they do, they're nuts.


Quote from Bebe

Bebe: But still, I- I wonder if you're not being the tiniest bit shortsighted. Research has shown that a single television commercial can turn an obscure radio personality into a national celebrity. A year from now, someone like you could be broadcasting your message of hope and healing not just to the Pacific Northwest, but to the entire nation. But of course, there's not much I can [opening tin] do about it if you [slides the tin over to Frasier] don't like the product.

Quote from Bebe

Frasier: I've never been one hundred percent happy with my nose.
Bebe: You can't be serious. That's a nose people trust.

Quote from Bebe

Bebe: Do you think I would ever have you do something that you were uncomfortable with? What makes this so wonderful is that you're spoofing yourself, you're showing that psychiatrists can be loose. You're making shrinks more accessible to the average person.
Frasier: So what you're saying is that I would be doing psychiatry a service by doing this commercial?
Bebe: You have a way of cutting through the baloney that knocks me out cold.

Quote from Frasier

Frasier: Niles, listen. I've got to do this commercial in half an hour and I just don't think I can go through with it. I'm afraid that I'm compromising my integrity as a psychiatrist.
Niles: Why do you feel like that?
Frasier: Well, for one thing my co-stars are dressed up as an almond and a walnut.

Quote from Niles

Frasier: Niles, will you just tell me, would you do it?
Niles: A nude scene? I suppose if it were integral to the plot.
Frasier: Not a nude scene!

Quote from Martin

Frasier: I suppose you're right, dad. Freddie will thank me. Dr. Joyce is his favorite psychologist.
Martin: You know, Dr. Joyce is pretty good. I remember her from "Hollywood Squares." She was always under Charlie Weaver.
Frasier: No, no. Charlie Weaver was always on the bottom.
Martin: No, I don't think so. Let's see, Paul Lynn was in the middle, George Goldblum was under him, and where was Wally Cox?
Frasier: Wally Cox. Uh, upper left, next to Rosemarie Dubarr.
Martin: Oh, right.

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