Here at Pop Culture Spin we refuse to accept that Halloween is only one day. We’re going to be celebrating Halloween all month, by highlighting one of our favorite Halloween episodes every day. Today’s we’re looking at the Frasier episode “Halloween.”
Directed by: Pamela Fryman
Written by: Suzanne Martin
Episode Number: Season 5, Episode 3
Where to Watch It: Netflix
Why It’s Great
This is one of the Frasier-est Frasier episodes. When Roz is distracted at work, Frasier finds out that she thinks she may be pregnant, but through a series of misunderstandings Niles ends up thinking that Daphne is pregnant and that Frasier is the father.
Niles can’t believe how glib Frasier is being and gets caught up in his love for Daphne. He decides that if Frasier won’t take responsibility, he’ll step up to the plate and offer to marry her. This does not go well for him.
There’s also some great raw emotion in the final moment when Roz tells Frasier she’s found out for sure that she’s pregnant.
It’s a hilarious episode that also does a great job with all of the friendships on the show.
Why It’s Full of Halloween Spirit
The bulk of the episode takes place during Niles’s literature-themed Halloween party, so we get to see everyone dressed up like book characters. It is truly bizarre seeing a TV show where everyone accepts costumes that reference things like The Canterbury Tales, but side-eyes a simpler reference like Where’s Waldo?
Also, Roz looks amazing. I respect her so much for coming up with the classiest possible erotic novel to base her costume off of.
Frasier is Geoffrey Chaucer from The Canterbury Tales
Daphne is The Wife of Bath from The Canterbury Tales
Niles is Cyrano de Bergerac
Martin is Sherlock Holmes
Roz is O from The Story of O
Bulldog is Waldo from Where’s Waldo?