Caught in the Act (Frasier episode)

Infobox Television episode | Title = Caught in the Act
Series = Frasier
Season = 11
Episode = 15


Caption = Frasier having to act as a baby in diapers after being caught in the act
Airdate = 24 February 2004
Production = 40571-012
Writer = Joe Keenan
Director = Kelsey Grammer
Guests = Laurie Metcalf (Nanny G)
Larry Cedar (Bunny #1)

Prev = Freudian Sleep
Next = Boo! (a.k.a. I'm with Her)
Episode list = List of Frasier episodes (Season 11)

Caught in the Act is the fifteenth episode of American sitcom "Frasier" season 11.

Main cast and characters

*Kelsey GrammerDr. Frasier Crane
*David Hyde PierceDr. Niles Crane
*John MahoneyMartin Crane
*Jane LeevesDaphne Moon
*Peri GilpinRoz Doyle

Recurring Cast

*Ashley Thomas – Alice May Doyle

Plot outline

Roz is disappointed when she is unable to get Alice tickets to a concert by children's performer Nannette Guzman aka Nanny G. After his family reveals that he used to be married to her, Frasier agrees to help Roz secure tickets. He accompanies Roz and Alice to a bookstore appearance, and continually drops hints to Nanny G about the fact that he is single. She doesn't seem interested. However, she soon has everyone in the store cover their eyes as part of a song. She gooses Frasier and kisses him passionately. They plan a rendezvous at his apartment. Much to his surprise, Nanny G shows up with her producer, Donald, who is also her husband. She claims that the marriage is only a business arrangement, and laments how frustrated she is with her life.

She makes several passes at Frasier, and asks him to meet up with her after her concert the next day. Although he is in the midst of a dry spell and desperately wants to go through with it, he realizes it is wrong. He stops by before the show to share his decision, and Nanny G asks him to go down to the prop room to talk. She seduces Frasier, and he takes off his clothes and jumps into the prop bed with her, only to have it rise to the stage as the show begins.

Meanwhile, Niles buys an expensive sweater, breaking a promise to Daphne to be frugal and save money for their child's college fund. Daphne, who believes the sweater is from Gap, quickly proceeds to ruin it, leaving Niles frustrated but with no recourse.

Episode Title Cards

*"Where the Wild Things Are"
*"Bright lights, big problem"

Memorable Quotations

*"Niles joins Frasier and Martin carrying a bag from G
Frasier: The Gap, Niles? I didn’t know you shopped there? Niles: I just discovered it. Apparently, there are a number of them!


*"After Martin has regaled Frasier with his stories of passion with Ronee that weekend:" Daphne: Where have you been? You missed your massage this weekend. Martin: That’s what she thinks!


Roz: So what was it like being married to Nanny G? Frasier: Oh, gosh... we were so young and immature. We had huge fights over nothing. But in the bedroom... Roz: " [indicating her young daughter Alice] " Frasier! Frasier: Sorry. Roz: So, uh, Nanny G gave you nice "hugs"? Frasier: Oh, "big" hugs. Roz: " [amused] " No kidding. Frasier: We used to hug our brains out. In fact, you know, the last time we saw each other she wanted to have a little reunion hug, but " [sighs] " alas, I was still married to Lilith and settling for my weekly handshake.


Frasier: She hit on me in the children’s bookstore, where I bought her CD. Trust me, the woman is a sexual volcano just waiting to erupt! Niles: Judging from some of these song titles, you may be right. "Nanny’s Messy Bed?" "I Feel Something Great Inside Me?" "Bannisters are Fun?"


Frasier: Nanette! Nanny G: God, I could throw you down on this floor right now and... " [sees the rest] " Hi! Frasier: Here, let me take your wrap... Daphne: " [aside to Martin] " Isn't she the children's entertainer? Martin: Yeah, SpongeBob HotPants.


*"Nanny G is talking to Frasier about her career, and in a moment of dramatic irony:" Do you have any idea what it’s like to play the same character for twenty years?!


*"Frasier is trying to convince Niles that sleeping with Nanny G is the right thing to do:" Niles: Did you say something? Your penis was talking so loud I couldn't hear.

Trivia

*Nanny G’s complaint about “what it’s like to play the same character for twenty years” is, of course, a gag on Kelsey Grammer having played Frasier Crane for twenty years (nine years on "Cheers" and eleven years on "Frasier"). Grammer's twenty years performing as the same character on a prime time television show is a world record, matching James Arness' record playing Marshall Matt Dillon on "Gunsmoke".cite web|url=http://www.askmen.com/celebs/men/entertainment_200/kelsey_grammer/index.html|title=KELSEY GRAMMER|work=AskMen.com]
*Frasier's description of hugs and handshakes refers to the episode title of the first appearance of Nanny G on "Cheers", "One Hugs, the Other Doesn't".

Notes

*Laurie Metcalf is the third actress to perform in the role of Nanny G, previously having been played by Emma Thompson and Dina Spybey. Thompson was originally to reprise her role as Nanny G, but was ironically was unable to perform because she had been cast in the film "Nanny McPhee".
*The Nanny G Show set was not performed in front of a live audience. However, when it was played in front of a studio audience to get a laugh track, the audience laughed so loud they had to lower the volume as to not obscure the dialogue.cite web|url=http://www.tv.com/frasier/caught-in-the-act/episode/297240/summary.html|title="Caught in the Act", TV.com|work=TV.com]

References

ee also

*List of Frasier episodes

External links

* [http://www.tv.com/frasier/caught-in-the-act/episode/297240/summary.html "Caught in the Act" at TV.com]


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