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

Dr. Frasier Crane: I'm sorry, miss, but we are not entertaining guests this evening. You'll have to leave.
Loretta: [to Simon] Wait - you told me this was your place. You're probably not even the Duke of England.
Simon Moon: Oh, yeah? Then why do I talk this way?
Simon Moon: [to Frasier] Well, you're just a big contraceptive, aren't you?
Daphne Moon: Still awake, Dr. Crane?
Dr. Frasier Crane: Yes. It's almost dawn's early light, and our flag is still there.
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.


  • 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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