"Tossed Salad and Scrambled Eggs"

What does this phrase mean and what context does it come from? Does it have something to do with jazz?

“Fraiser has left, the building. Goodnight everybody!!”

I read somewhere that it symbolizes the messed-up folks that Frasier deals with, with scrambled-up lives and confused (tossed) thoughts - but I don’t know if that’s “official”.

Things that once done, cannot easily be undone. Thermodynamics, entropy, etc.

Nothing to do with jazz, except some lyric writer trying to be faux-hip.

For those who aren’t aware, the OP is referencing a line from the theme song for the television series “Frasier,” sung by the show’s star, Kelsey Grammer.

David Lee, one of the shows co-creators… and one of the co-authors of that song’s lyrics, offered this explanation which appears in the Frasier FAQ.

I didn’t think that Frasier originated the expression.

Given that this is about song lyrics from a TV show, it seems best suited to Cafe Society.

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Are you gonna move it?

Have you heard it elsewhere? Fraiser is the only place I’ve heard it. Google results are swamped by Fraiser stuff, so its hard to tell if its been used anywhere else.

There’s also:

You Can’t Unscramble Scrambled Eggs
Lyric, Ira Gershwin 1930 Girl Crazy (unused)