Frasier (1993–2004)
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Bristle While You Work 

Frasier and Martin interview several candidates to replace Daphne as their housekeeper. Martin complains about Frasier's pushiness, accusing Frasier of not trusting him. Frasier gives in ... See full summary »


Sheldon Epps


David Angell (created by), Peter Casey (created by) | 6 more credits »


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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
Ana Gasteyer ... Trish Haney
Joseph Kell ... Doctor
James Aaron Oliver ... James the Barista (as James Oliver)
Dominic Rambaran Dominic Rambaran ... The Other Niles
Robyn Johanna Robyn Johanna ... The Other Daphne
Edward Hibbert ... Gil Chesterton


Frasier and Martin interview several candidates to replace Daphne as their housekeeper. Martin complains about Frasier's pushiness, accusing Frasier of not trusting him. Frasier gives in and hires Martin's choice, a sports fan named Trish Haney. When Trish turns out to be totally irresponsible, Martin secretly handles the apartment's cleaning duties himself, rather than face Frasier's I-told-you-so. Meanwhile, a series of one-in-a-million chance events happen to Niles, the last being diagnosed with a critical heart condition. Written by crouchbk

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12 November 2002 (USA) See more »

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The title is a parody of the song "Whistle While You Work" from the Disney animated film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937). See more »


When Martin (John Mahoney) starts his card trick, the Jack of Diamonds is seen at the bottom of the deck. After the trick, when Niles (David Hyde Pierce)draws the Ace of Spades out of the deck, the 4 of Diamonds is seen on the bottom although Martin never shuffles the cards. See more »


Martin Crane: [to Frasier] You're being too picky. It's just housekeeping, not rocket science.
Daphne Moon: I beg to differ. You don't even know half of what I used to do around here. Like dusting the plant leaves or rotating your underwear.
Martin Crane: Excuse me?
Daphne Moon: Every month I used to throw out your oldest pair and put in two new pairs. Did it ever occur to you that you didn't have to buy underwear in ten years?
Martin Crane: Thought I got hold of a good batch.
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Crazy Credits

When the title "Frasier" (in silver letters) and the usual silhouette of Seattle are on screen, a rain cloud that starts to emit rain appears in the sky. See more »


References Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) See more »


Tossed Salads and Scrambled Eggs
Written by Bruce Miller and Darryl Phinnessee
Performed by Kelsey Grammer
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Another "goof"
5 November 2018 | by imperialwalkersSee all my reviews

There is one more good in this episode... when Frasier comes out of his room he says to Martin "I hear the wash machine Trish is doing laundry" but we already know from an prior episode that Frasier doesn't have a wash machine and Daphne had to go down to the basement. (Even though she discovers there are indeed hookups in the apartment)

Love this episode and love Frasier

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