- Motor Skills
Infobox Television episode | Title = Motor Skills
Season = 8
Episode = 11
30 January 2001
Writer = Sam Johnson &
Director = Pamela Fryman
Dave "Gruber" Allen(Randy)
Next = The Show Must Go Off
"Motor Skills" is the eleventh episode in season 8 of American sitcom "
Cast and characters
Main cast and characters
Kelsey Grammer– Dr. Frasier Crane
David Hyde Pierce– Dr. Niles Crane
John Mahoney– Martin Crane
Jane Leeves– Daphne Moon
Peri Gilpin– Roz Doyle
After an embarrassing occasion when Frasier's car broke down and he had to admit to his date that he knew nothing about engines, he and Niles decide to attend an evening class in basic car maintenance. The experience reminds them of being back at school, but this time they struggle and decide to quit. However, when Daphne and Martin reveal to Niles and Frasier respectively just how proud they are, they wonder if their decision to quit was too hasty. Roz persuades them to try an approach that they never used at school, and which they held in great contempt: coasting.
Roz has bought a Dalmatian puppy for Alice, and asks Martin for some help looking after him. However, Roz becomes annoyed when Martin starts to become overbearing in his efforts, even to the extent of naming the dog before Alice has a chance.
Episode title cards
*"Gentlemen, meet your engines"
Frasier quotes some lines ("I am a true labourer…") from Shakespeare's
pastoral comedy" As You Like It", , originally spoken by Corin the shepherd.
"Frasier is driving Chelsea to see her first opera. Niles and Daphne are in the back seat"Chelsea: Oh, this is gonna be a whole new experience for me.Daphne: Why, you've never been bored before?
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