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January 19th, 2009 | EarthBound, Images, Uncommon Knowledge

Now this is a very unknown thing, and it was a real surprise when someone finally noticed it. In Episode 9 of Season 3 of Frasier, the giant EarthBound boxes make a cameo!

The main box is seen several times from a few different angles, and is situated next to a stack of Super NES boxes. This was the 1995-1996 season, which coincides with EB’s release exactly. I don’t know how long it takes to make an episode of a TV show, but since Episode 9 aired in December 1995, it must’ve been recorded not too long after the game was released.

It’s pretty rare for EB to get any kind of recognition or even any kind of cameo in anything, so this is pretty cool. The fact it’s something that’s secretly existed for all this time makes it even neater somehow. I checked for the episode on YouTube (see 5:30), but the quality’s so bad you can barely see anything. If someone can get a better version of this clip, please do so and let me know so I can post it here sometime!

Thanks go to Super Starman Deluxe for the sighting and for the pic 😀

UPDATE: The video got taken down, so check out this one.

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31 Comments to EarthBound on Frasier!

MotherFTW said on Jan. 19, 2009

Awesome for EB.
I wonder if there is anymore earthbound stuff in shows.

Nin10dude said on Jan. 19, 2009

And just think… if not for the giant box, this most likely never would have happened.

Poe said on Jan. 19, 2009

Definitely one of the coolest finds we’ve got. 😀

Rufus said on Jan. 19, 2009

That is amazing.

Difegue said on Jan. 19, 2009

Wow, nice

Hypotenuse Man said on Jan. 19, 2009

Hahaha, awesome.

Anonymous said on Jan. 19, 2009

I wonder if there was an EB fan in the crew, or if the set decorater just said “Hey, look, it’s Nintendo, big and colourful, that’ll do.”

ZombiePaul said on Jan. 19, 2009

The above comment is mine, stupid forgetting to log in… 🙂

XX Stone said on Jan. 19, 2009

The main character in that show is actually Monotoli…

IWontGetOvertheDam said on Jan. 19, 2009

That’s awesome. 😀

Clockerstance said on Jan. 19, 2009

Yuck Frasier. Seriously, who watches this crap?

vivi3000 said on Jan. 19, 2009

I like Frasier.

vivi3000 said on Jan. 19, 2009

Alright, I’ve sent this to Tomato as well but I figure I’ll post it here too: http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=fq2wRUBclmU that’s the full clip in which the box can be seen. Click Watch In high Quality for maximum enjoyment (and quality fairly close to that of the full size clip.)

TheReaper09 said on Jan. 19, 2009

How the hell do people even notice these hidden earthbound things that are shown on TV for less than a second lol.

Mato said on Jan. 20, 2009

Actually, it’s not for a second in this case, it’s a good 3 minute scene at least, and it appears all throughout it. In fact, one of the store clerks (or someone) picks up the box, looks at it, and puts it back 😛

kebby129 said on Jan. 20, 2009

Unfortunately, I guess that happened in real life. 🙁

KingDarian said on Jan. 20, 2009

Did you notice the other video game box that found its way into this segment?


I don’t know why I didn’t notice the EB reference sooner. My mom has all the DVDs and watches them pretty frequently.

I also remember seeing SNES boxes in an episode of 3rd Rock from the Sun in which I did keep an eye out for an EB box, but didn’t see it.

ShadowX said on Jan. 22, 2009

I knew Fraiser was an intelligent show.

Leirin said on Jan. 22, 2009

That’s just awesome. I’ve never heard of the show, buuut… Earthbound sneaking into the public eye (even if it was well over a decade ago :P) is still neat!

Bhlaab said on Jan. 23, 2009

Everyone speculating whether Kelsey Grammar is a secret Earthbound fan or whatever:

It was product placement.

Drowzee64 said on Feb. 11, 2009

Probably product placement.

Duxfever said on Feb. 13, 2009


Thomasrgf said on Mar. 11, 2009

maybe itoi is a frasier fan

Belasted said on Mar. 12, 2009

I’ll be watching Frasier reruns just to see if I can spot it. What episode is it?

scottiemac said on May. 20, 2009

I knew there was a reason I watch the reruns…

Mr. Crosser said on Oct. 18, 2009

Brb time traveling back to episode 9 to obtain a new copy of earthbound

Master2872 said on Nov. 5, 2009

That is pretty Damn nifty I never watched Fraiser man at that time I was still glued to nickelodeon watching Kablaam, Ren and stimpy, and Ahhh Real Monsters, oh yeah can’t forget Angry Beavers :P.

neonix said on Jan. 12, 2010

^Hey, don’t leave out Rocko’s Modern Life and Kenan & Kel!

the shafin ya there is a facebook page to the word shafin me and a friend made... said on Apr. 2, 2010

i’ve loved that show for years and now i love it more!

kman said on Apr. 20, 2010

the video was removed

LordManiMani said on Jul. 14, 2013

Was just watching Frasier on Netflix and saw this in the background. Was gonna screencap this for the site, glad it’s been found out!


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