[[folder: Fridge Brilliance ]]
* When Creator/PatrickStewart shows up and falls for Frasier, with Frasier becoming a bit of a gold digger. When Frasier tries to clear it up Patrick Stewart tries to seduce him with time in his Villa in Capri. Patrick Stewart played Sejanus in ''Series/IClaudius'', who controlled access to the Emperor's decadent Villa in Capri.
* From ''[=Frasier=]'', the names of two of the titular character's coworkers being Roz and Gil [[RosencrantzAndGuildensternAreDead suddenly became funny]].
** Something I dismissed as CharacterizationMarchesOn was Martin's characterization as a grumpy, bitter, insecure old HasBeen in season 1, whereas he was later characterized as terminally cheerful, flippant and deadpan, and unwilling to let anything rattle him. Later, it occurred to me that this later characterization was probably his "original" personality all along — his demeanor in season 1 could easily be explained away as temporary depression due to his career-ending injury.
*** It's shown via flashback that he's actually pretty depressed before he gets shot, because he feels abandoned by his children. So Frasier's return and getting to live with him and Daphne may have softened him because it was like having a family again.
*** The death of his wife also probably didn't help with matters; she's suggested to have died not too long before the series starts. So, a dead wife, distant sons, a career-ending injury leaving him dependent on a walking cane and live-in care; really, is it any ''wonder'' Martin was a bit pissed off back then?
** In the season 10 finale, Roz hates Frasier's new girlfriend Julia and thinks she's all wrong for him, which causes Frasier and her to get into a big fight. After accusations about trust and loyalty have been hurled back and forth, Roz tells Frasier that if he doesn't trust her judgment and dump Julia, she'll walk out of his life. In response, Frasier loftily stalks over to Julia, puts his arm around her, and glares at Roz. This always bothered this troper. Although Roz ''was'' over the line, Frasier's response seemed rather out of character. But then it occurred to me that Frasier is the man who sustained a close bond with his brother despite having [[ManipulativeBastard Maris]] [[RichBitch Crane]] as a sister-in-law for fifteen years -- he's the very last person in the world who you should ''ever'' try the "I don't like her, so dump her or we're through" line on.
** Rather unfortunate accidental shout-out -- Hester Crane cheated on Martin. She happens to share a name with one of the most famous female adulterers in literature: Hester Prynne of ''TheScarletLetter''.
[[folder: Fridge Horror ]]
* In ''The Two-Hundredth Episode'', the plot is this; Frasier is missing one of his early tapes. He is apparently obsessed with collecting all of his own tapes. Daphne admits she damaged the tape accidentally. Frasier announces on the air that if anyone happens to have this missing tape, they should call the station. So a man named Tom calls in, and Frasier and Niles head to his apartment. Turns out that Tom is ''obsessed'' with Frasier, replacing his entire Seattle skyline window with his pictures, having quit his job so he wouldn't miss the show (becoming a doorman instead) and having every single one of Frasier's shows on tape. Frasier tries to subtly break it to him that his life could have much more to it. He doesn't get the message, and Frasier and Niles leave, Tom being eccentric due to meeting his idol. At home, when Daphne and his dad (I forget his name) ask if he got the tape, Frasier says he decided to let Tom keep the tape, as he has [[TearJerker "seen an example tonight of how an obsession can take over someones life."]] Two FridgeHorror examples jump to mind; the first, Frasier didn't help him. He'll spend the rest of his life, obsessed. The second, the finale revolves around [[spoiler:Frasier completing his last show.]] [[NothingIsScarier Imagine what Tom will do now.]]
** Well, if Frasier took that job in San Francisco, or got a show in Chicago (where Charolette lives), Tom would probably follow Frasier there.