Frasier (1993–2004)
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Dr. Nora 

Frasier's radio show is doing well in its ratings, and KACL has decided that another show in the same genre would do well. They ask Frasier to hire another doctor to fill the slot and he is... See full summary »


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Episode complete credited cast:
Kelsey Grammer ... Dr. Frasier Crane
Jane Leeves ... Daphne Moon
David Hyde Pierce ... Dr. Niles Crane
Peri Gilpin ... Roz Doyle
John Mahoney ... Martin Crane
Christine Baranski ... Dr. Nora Fairchild
Piper Laurie ... Mrs. Mulhern
Tom McGowan ... Kenny Daly
Douglas Owen McDonald Douglas Owen McDonald ... George
Gillian Anderson ... Jenny (voice)
Yo-Yo Ma ... Tom (voice)
Bonnie Raitt ... Denise (voice)
Pia Zadora ... Jill (voice)


Frasier's radio show is doing well in its ratings, and KACL has decided that another show in the same genre would do well. They ask Frasier to hire another doctor to fill the slot and he is immediately taken with an intelligent woman named Dr. Nora. Frasier is suddenly shocked to realize that Dr. Nora is not all that she appeared to be. Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

29 April 1999 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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This episode was a spoof of Dr. Laura (Laura Schlessinger), who took great offence - not to herself being spoofed, but the spoofing of her mother. She felt that a line was crossed since her mother was not a public figure. Paramount removed this episode from syndication, but it has since been aired on other networks. See more »


Dr. Niles Crane: I must say, you're taking this rather well.
Dr. Frasier Crane: What do you mean?
Dr. Niles Crane: Many people in your position would feel threatened at the thought of... well, another cat sharing the litter box.
Dr. Frasier Crane: Your flattering analogy aside, Niles, I take it as a tribute. Obviously, the station is so pleased with my show that they're looking for more of the same. They could hardly ask me to do another three hours. Imagine how exhausting that would be.
Dr. Niles Crane: And for you as well.
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Crazy Credits

When the title "Frasier" (in orange letters) and the usual silhouette of Seattle are on screen, a crescent moon rises in the sky. See more »


Tossed Salads and Scrambled Eggs
Written by Bruce Miller and Darryl Phinnessee
Performed by Kelsey Grammer
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"JuliKell?" Is that you, Dr. Laura?
21 August 2010 | by imdb-824-907926See all my reviews

This episode is an excellent look behind the scenes of real radio, much more so than your average episode of "Frasier". Piper Laurie's performance as Dr. Nora's mother, while superb, leaves a dark note when one considers that the real Dr. Laura's mother died a few years later, in 2002, and was found decomposing on the floor of her apartment a short distance from Laura Schessinger's radio studio, where he body had lain for many weeks unnoticed.

I guess Dr. Laura's admonition:

"God's commandment of honoring parents is basically the message that parents are a conduit of God. Any profanity or harm to the parent is as if we've profaned God."

"The commandment to honor parents was given to ensure that the elderly, although they may not feel wanted by family or society, are still given their appropriate reward."

"We honor parents today by making sure they are taken care of when they can no longer care for themselves."

"We honor parents by keeping them connected to family."

... from her 1994 book, "The 10 Commandments: The Significance of God's Laws in Everyday Life," only applies to people other than Dr. Laura.

For what it's worth, this episode is not shown in re-runs, because Dr. Laura Schlessinnnnnnnnnnnger (yes, 11 "n"s) was so ticked off at this parody of her that she threatened to sue the producers, and had it pulled from syndication.

So much for her real belief in free speech.

I suspect that "JulieKell" is either an employee of or cult follower of the esteemed Dr. N-word.

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