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The Apparent Trap is the 9th episode of Season 7 of Frasier.


WHICH CRANE WILL GET THE BIRD WHEN LILITH SITS DOWN TO THANKSGIVING DINNER? EMMY WINNER BEBE NEUWIRTH GUEST-STARS -- When Frasier's (Kelsey Grammer) ex-wife Lilith (Emmy-winning guest star Bebe Neuwirth) has a change of plans after bringing their son Frederick (guest star Trevor Einhorn) to spend Thanksgiving with his father, Frasier reluctantly invites her to eat dinner with his fellow Cranes -- but he doesn't realize that the scheming Frederick has an agenda that includes getting them back together. While Martin (John Mahoney) and Niles (David Hyde Pierce) blanch at the notion of breaking bread with the brittle Lilith, the smart lad even convinces Frasier to collaborate with his mother in writing her magazine article about raising children after divorce.


Kelsey Grammer as Frasier Crane
Jane Leeves as Daphne Moon
David Hyde Pierce as Niles Crane
Peri Gilpin as Roz Doyle
and John Mahoney as Martin Crane

Special Guest Star

Bebe Neuwirth as Lilith Sternin

Guest starring

Trevor Einhorn as Frederick Crane


  • After saying that Lilith will be spending Thanksgiving with a colleague in Vancouver, Frasier wonders aloud whether they celebrate Thanksgiving in Canada. Canada does in fact celebrate Thanksgiving, though the Canadian Thanksgiving is the second Monday of October.
  • The video game Freddy, later Niles, and briefly Lilith play is evidently on the original PlayStation. The controller is a late-model original DualShock with thumbsticks.