Frasier (1993–2004)
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Big Crane on Campus 

At Cafe Nervosa, Frasier runs into his unrequited high school crush and former prom queen, Lorna Lynley. The courtship gives Frasier a chance to live up the high school glory days that he never had.


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
Jean Smart ... Lorna Lynley
Selma Stern Selma Stern ... Neighbor


Frasier runs into Lana Lenley (Jean Smart) at Café Nervosa, who went to his school and was one of the most popular girls. She is now working in real estate. He used to have a crush on her, but never had the courage to ask her out, and suddenly meeting her again, he reverts to the same state of mind and asks if she can come round to appraise his apartment. She arrives that evening, and Niles can hardly believe his eyes, also remembering her from school. Eventually, Frasier admits to Lorna the real reason he wanted to see her, and she takes it very well. In fact, she stays for dinner, and is still with Frasier the following morning. It is at this point that he sees another side to her: she smokes, she shouts down the phone, she is not very refined, and Frasier becomes concerned that they have no future together. However, soon afterward she invites him to accompany her to the retirement dinner of their school football coach, and he imagines the reactions of the formerly popular students ...

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Release Date:

3 February 2000 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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The title comes from the popular collegiate expression: Big Man on Campus or BMOC. See more »


Frasier mentions two film versions of "Wuthering Heights" when Roz asks him. But depending on whether you count television films, there had been no less than six and upwards of a dozen at the time this episode aired. See more »


Frasier: Hello, Niles. How are you?
Niles: Fine. Although the oddest thing just happened.
Frasier: Oh, that man on the corner's name is Pete. If you give him a dollar his monkey won't make those rude gestures.
Niles: No, this is about Daphne. I burned my hand while I was cooking and she began putting first aid cream on it and in a very tender way and then, em, dad came in and she jumped as if she felt guilty. Is it possible Daphne has feelings for me?
Frasier: No.
Niles: Ah well, as long as you've considered it from all angles!
Frasier: If she was ...
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Crazy Credits

When the title "Frasier" and the usual silhouette of Seattle are on screen, an animated construction crane (a reference to this episode's title *and* intended as a phonetic pun) appears on top of one of the buildings. See more »


References Wuthering Heights (1939) See more »


Tossed Salads and Scrambled Eggs
Written by Bruce Miller and Darryl Phinnessee
Performed by Kelsey Grammer
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You Can't Go Home
21 October 2019 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

At the coffee shop, Frasier runs into the woman that everyone desired in high school. She still looks good and he mumbles and sets up a date with her. It turns out that she is a harsh, chain smoking, insensitive divorcee. He is conflicted after gettin serious for just a bit. As a very short subplot, Niles and Daphne have an interesting moment.

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