BIRDS OF A FEATHER -- After Frasier (Kelsey Grammer) buys Martin (John Mahoney) a telescope to watch falcons nesting near the apartment, his father begins communicating with a "bird" of another sort—a female telescope owner in another building. Frasier becomes obsessed with trying to discover why his dad won't take the next step and meet with the woman. Meanwhile, Niles' (David Hyde Pierce) solution is to bring his wife's crazy aunt, Patrice (guest star Kathleen Noone of "Knot's Landing") to meet Martin in hopes that they will hit it off.
- Kathleen Noone as Aunt Patrice
- Jeff Daniels as Doug (caller)
- First appearance of Aunt Patrice.
- The title is taken from the famous Humphrey Bogart line in Casablanca (which was itself apparently a result of Bogart's offscreen efforts to get Bergman, whom he was teaching to play poker, to make a bid).