Frasier (1993–2004)
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Lilith Needs a Favor 

Lilith asks Frasier to donate his sperm so she can conceive another child; Niles treasures an erotic photograph which he thinks Daphne took for him.


Sheldon Epps


David Angell (created by), Peter Casey (created by) | 5 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
Bebe Neuwirth ... Dr. Lilith Sternin
Millicent Martin ... Gertrude Moon
Brent Spiner ... Albert
Kevin Chamberlin ... Guy in Waiting Room
Ashley Thomas Ashley Thomas ... Alice May Doyle
James Aaron Oliver ... James the Barista (as James Oliver)
Laurel Green ... Flight Attendant
David Boyd David Boyd ... Waiter
Frances Callier ... Nurse


On a plane, Lilith Sternin (Bebe Neuwirth) is talking to a man just as pale-looking as she. His name is Albert (Brent Spiner). She explains to him that she is traveling to Seattle to ask an old friend for a favor. In Seattle, Lilith approaches Frasier with a very unusual request: she wants his sperm to conceive another child. She convinces him to let her do it, reminding him of Freddy's childhood. At the Sperm bank, Frasier and Lilith finally agree that all she wanted to do was recapture Frederick's childhood. He convinces her otherwise, and the two leave on good terms once again. As a short sub-plot, whilst Frasier has been enveloped with Lilith's request, Daphne takes her mother, Roz and Roz's young daughter to a Canadian theme park. She has left Niles with a collection of photographs, after telling him to make note of the final photograph. Niles and Frasier struggle to decipher it. A waiter at the cafe points out that it is of a nipple and Niles then believes it is Daphne's and ...

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4 February 2003 (USA) See more »

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Did You Know?


During the opening scene Lillith (Bebe Neuwirth) comments on Albert's (Brent Spiner) pale appearance. Albert replies, "I'm always this pale." This is probably a reference to Spiner's character Data from Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987), whose make up also featured very pale skin. See more »


In the opening scene, with Brent Spiner and Bebe Neuwirth are in their seats on the airplane. As the camera pulls back near the end of the scene in the upper right hand corner of the set, end of the set can be seen. See more »


[Frasier is in a booth, trying to make a sperm sample]
Dr. Lilith Sternin: Just a hint...
Dr. Frasier Crane: Lilith! If there is one thing I can do *by myself*, this is it!
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Crazy Credits

When the title "Frasier" 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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