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Frasier was a U.S. sitcom that aired on the NBC network from September 1993 until May 2004.

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During the season 10 episode "Star Mitzvah", aired on 5 November 2002, the main character Frasier Crane spoke some Klingon lines for his son's Bar Mitzvah (a Jewish ceremony), because someone had told him it was Hebrew. The dialogue was translated by Marc Okrand(1).

Klingon dialogue

Klingon line translation
puqloDwI' le'qu' My very special son,
Hoch jaj choquvmoH each day you honor me.
lenglIj lutebjaj lengwIjvaD bel rap May your journey be filled by the same pleasure,
Sov rap, ngoQ rap je the same knowledge, and the same purpose
Danobpu'bogh. you have given to my journey.

The four underlined words were supposed to be spoken, but somehow got lost before they made it out of Grammer's mouth.


The script had the dialogue in their own phonetic transcription(2):
Frasier: Pookh lod wih le koo.  Hach jahj cho-koov-moakh leng-lidge 
         loo-Teb-jahj leng widge-vahd bel rahp shoave dah-nobe-poo-
         boagh. [in Hebrew] Shabbat shalom.


It is reported that the actor refused to get a language coaching for Klingon, because as in the story he didn't know that it was Klingon, it was not needed to have him speak perfect Klingon. So the bad pronunciation was done intentionally.[citation needed]

See also


1 : HolQeD 11:4, p. 10-11

2 : Transcript on


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