Sep. 16, 1993
30 min.
NBC TV Network

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Frasier - 09x13 Mother Load (2)

9x13 Mother Load (2)

First Aired: Jan. 15, 2002 on NBC

Summary: Daphne and Niles continue to try and hide the fact that they have moved in with each other from Mrs. Moon. She makes such a mess of things that the only way she will leave is if Simon takes care of her, but Simon has left for California. Meanwhile, Frasier's neighbor Cam drapes the American…
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Main Characters in this Episode

Guest Stars

Simon Moon played by Anthony LaPaglia
Cam Winston played by Brian Stokes Mitchell
Gertrude Moon played by Millicent Martin
Mrs. Richman played by Brooks Almy
Mr. Williams played by Mark Capri
Albert played by Conrad Janis
Loretta played by Camille Carida
Eddie played by Enzo the Dog

Episode Quotes

Gertrude Moon: How could your father do this to me? You sleep down the hall from someone for forty years, you think you know them.
Daphne Moon: [to her mother] Oh, and by the way: I'm no virgin - haven't been for years. You remember that boy with the lazy eye you hated so much? Yeah, he was my first! Did it right in the parlor where you take your tea. Then, there was the German who fixed Dad's car. Oh yeah, and that Irish chap I fancied, who was twice my age and had his own van - and a band! Then I came to America. Shall I go on? Well, I am a grown woman, who's made her own life and her own decisions. Now, I plan to shack up with Niles here, and damned if we aren't gonna do it every night of the week.
Daphne Moon: Oh, my God, look at me - I'm shaking! It just came gushing out. Once I started, I couldn't stop.
Dr. Niles Crane: I know, it's all right, it's all right - you were great. You were great - I have never been prouder of you.
Daphne Moon: I can't believe I talked to my mother that way.
Dr. Niles Crane: You must have been pretty outraged to have invented all those former lovers.
Daphne Moon: What?


  • Per the title, the term is from the "mother lode" which is a principal vein of gold or silver ore.
  • It won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series - Anthony LaPaglia.
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