Schumann on ‘Frasier’
The following once transpired on network television.
Things are going real bad for Dr. Frasier Crane. His high-school reunion is coming up and he’s unemployed, unmarried and without a date. To alleviate the first circumstance, he goes to a job interview but blows it big time.
Enter Frasier’s dad and brother Niles into Frasier’s apartment.
He is nowhere to be seen. Daphne, the English house servant, approaches.
Daphne: Am I glad you’re home.
Dad: What’s wrong?
Daphne: It’s Dr. Crane. Ever since he came back from his job interview he’s seemed awfully depressed. In fact, he’s as bad as I’ve ever seen him.
Niles (concerned): Oh, I guess it didn’t go well?
Daphne: Oh, I gather not. He mumbled something about it being worse than the Dresden premiere of Schumann’s Second Symphony.
Niles (now frantic): And you left him alone?!