Frasier (1993–2004)
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Bulldog inadvertently spills coffee on a gunman holding at the Cafe, making him a local hero, much to Frasier's chagrin. Frasier knows the truth-that Bulldog was actually trying to pull Roz between himself and the gun.


Pamela Fryman


David Angell (created by), Peter Casey (created by) | 4 more credits »


Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Kelsey Grammer ... Dr. Frasier Crane
Jane Leeves ... Daphne Moon
David Hyde Pierce ... Dr. Niles Crane
Peri Gilpin ... Roz Doyle
Dan Butler ... Bulldog Briscoe
John Mahoney ... Martin Crane
Robin Mary Florence Robin Mary Florence ... Waitress
Peggy Miley ... Bernice Brisco
Thomas J. Reilly Thomas J. Reilly ... Father O'Rourke
Peggy Stewart ... Mrs. McCloud (as Peg Stewart)
Christopher M. Brown Christopher M. Brown ... Bulldog's Engineer
Robert Ruth Robert Ruth ... Coach Nugent
Michelle Crispin Michelle Crispin ... Bulldog's Date
Ashley West Leonard ... Joanna
Jill Matson-Sachoff ... Customer #2 (as Jill Matson)


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Bulldog inadvertently spills coffee on a gunman holding at the Cafe, making him a local hero, much to Frasier's chagrin. Frasier knows the truth-that Bulldog was actually trying to pull Roz between himself and the gun. While Frasier schemes to make Bulldog feel guilty, Bulldog takes full advantage of his new macho status with women. Meanwhile Niles is overly excited that he has been nominated for a SeaBea award, making the loss that much more painful. Frasier hatches a plan to get at Bulldog's conscience.

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In this episode we learn that Bulldog (Dan Butler) was raised and educated as a Roman Catholic as Frasier (Kelsey Grammer) introduces his boyhood priest and confessor. See more »


Bulldog is seen dropping his coffee cup in order to hide behind Roz and turn her towards the person he erroneously thinks is the gunman. The dropped coffee cup spills on the real gunman, who is standing to the left of the counter and is looking towards the server's working area. However he has his body turned towards the door while pulling his gun. The coffee cup then rolls off the muffin tray and onto the floor by the entry door side of the counter. In the next few frames the coffee cup is not seen on the counter then returns lying on its side. As we watch the scene recounted by Frasier later at home, we see the coffee cup leave Bulldog's hand. It seems to go over the muffins in the other direction, bounce on the counter, and then fall into the walkway where the servers work. The cup bottom is facing the gunman. We then see the scene a third time where the coffee cup spills its contents on the outside counter area over the muffins and the coffee spills onto the gunman's hand. This time the cup bottom is facing away from the gunman. See more »


[Daphne is contemplating what it would be like to have a free lifetime's supply of muffins]
Daphne: Now me, I could eat a muffin a day, some days even two knowing they'd be free. So that'd be... ten a week, fifty-two weeks a year, for at least another... forty years, which works out to... Twenty thousand muffins!
Daphne: My life suddenly seems long, measured in muffins.
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Crazy Credits

When the title "Frasier" (in yellow 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 Lassie (1954) See more »


Tossed Salads and Scrambled Eggs
Written by Bruce Miller and Darryl Phinnessee
Performed by Kelsey Grammer
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Bulldog to the Rescue
13 October 2019 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

A man with a gun is about to hold up the coffee shop. He is thwarted in some confusion. Everyone thinks Bulldog saved their lives but he acted cowardly, using Roz as a human shield. Soon he is benefiting from his "heroism." Well, this begins to drive Frasier nuts. So he takes action with interesting results.

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7 April 1998 (USA) See more »

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