Have you ever wondered why Kelsey Grammer sings that “Tossed Salads And Scrambled Eggs” song during the Frasier closing credits? What’s that, it’s made you unable to sleep every night since 1993? Well GET READY TO SLEEP!
Here’s the story behind the song and the “tossed salads and scrambled eggs lyric,” as told by its composer Bruce Miller:
I was told they wanted something pretty eclectic and jazzy, but to avoid any direct references to specific subject matter. So it was necessary to stay away from words about psychiatry, radio shows, the name “Frasier”, and anything else directly indicating aspects of the show.
immediately wrote the song/music itself, but then needed a lyric that would work, so I called my friend Darryl Phinnesse who is really talented and really smart. I gave him the idea of the show and he called back with the idea of “Tossed Salads and Scrambled Eggs”. At first I was a bit baffled myself until he explained that these were things that were “mixed up”….like Frasier Crane’s patients…
“But I don’t know what to do with those Tossed Salads and Scrambled Eggs” – it’s a tough business….gotta deal with these “crazies” every day.
Hmm, that doesn’t make total sense, but it makes way more sense than negative a million sense, so it still takes an enormous Frasier-weight off my shoulders. Although part of me still wishes I didn’t know – it’s like finding out the secret behind how a magic trick is done (a magic trick that turns tossed salads into scrambled eggs, for example).
You can read the full story behind the song over at Ken Levine’s Blog, and it’s definitely worth checking out. Unless you’re under the age of 70 and like COOL THINGS in which case I’M SORRY FOR WASTING YOUR TIME BECAUSE I AM 70 AND LIKE FRASIER UPDATES.