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The Daphne Moment Frasier Fans Can't Get Enough Of

"Frasier" wouldn't be the same legendary sitcom that it is today if the show were missing any one of its principal characters. That goes for Kelsey Grammer's Dr. Frasier Crane himself, to the late John Mahoney's Martin Crane, to Jane Leeves' breakout character of Daphne Moon. The latter in particular has one of the biggest and most compelling character arcs across the show. Throughout the romantic timeline between Daphne and Niles Crane (David Hyde Pierce), the Englishwoman progresses from the Crane's humble housekeeper and physiotherapist to a full-fledged member of the family.

What remains consistent about Daphne through every "Frasier" season, however, is her larger-than-life personality. It seems that the Manchester native can't go even a single episode without cheerfully rattling off some bizarre story about her family or making an ominous prediction with her supposed psychic abilities. These moments offer up some of the biggest laughs in the entire series, but there's one particular scene involving the housekeeper that some fans have pointed out as being especially entertaining.

Daphne's muffin monologue is a fan-favorite

Daphne's antics lead to many of the funniest moments on "Frasier," but some fans feel that one of the housekeeper's best scenes is her hilarious muffin tangent in Season 5, Episode 18, titled "Bad Dog."

During the episode, Frasier complains to Daphne about his rival Bulldog being awarded a lifetime supply of muffins from a café. As he rants, the physiotherapist reflects on what exactly it means to have muffins for life and comes to the following wacky conclusion: "Now, me, I could eat a muffin a day, some days even two, knowing they'd be free. So that'd be 10 a week, 52 weeks a year, for at least another 40 years, which works out to 20,000 muffins. My life suddenly seems long, measured in muffins."

In a post to the r/Frasier subreddit, u/Nalkarj lauded Daphne's muffin-related ruminations as a perfect representation of the Englishwoman as an individual. "The speech is, even with the kookiness, a bit self-reflective and even affecting, which also fits Daphne's character," the user wrote.

Commenters shared similarly positive sentiments about the scene. "I love that little monologue as well," u/lilithsbun wrote. "Daphne's little moments can be so great."

According to Jane Leeves herself, these off-kilter yet strikingly profound moments are the core element of Daphne as a character. "Daphne was like a pair of comfy shoes," the actress said in an interview with Vanity Fair. "She had a sort of earthiness and honesty that definitely came from me."