Season 8 Episode 10

Cranes Unplugged

Aired Unknown Jan 16, 2001 on NBC
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Episode Summary

Freddy returns and Frasier takes him and Martin on a camping trip.

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  • Frasier, Freddie, and Martin travel to the great outdoors.

    Feeling that he and his son are drifting apart, Frasier decides to take Freddie and Martin, to a cabin in the woods, with no TV, he gives Freddie and Martin a Journal to write in.

    The minute they arrive Freddie leaves to find a bathroom, and ends up making friends, with some fellow kids, while Martin and Frasier are back at the cabin, Martin writes down everything, every time Frasier makes him mad.

    Later on, Freddie and Frasier have a talk, and Freddie tells his dad, that he kissed a girl, and doesn't want to leave because he made plans with her.

    The scenes with Martin and Frasier where the best in this episode, makes you wonder what he wrote about Frasier, though judging by Freddie's reaction when he saw it, wasn't very nice.moreless
Michael Philip

Michael Philip

Jack Belcher

Guest Star

Richard Gleason

Richard Gleason


Guest Star

Caitlin Barrett

Caitlin Barrett


Guest Star

Trevor Einhorn

Trevor Einhorn

Frederick Gaylord Crane

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

  • QUOTES (9)

    • Frasier: (Speaking of Freddie who has just arrived for a visit) He doesn't seem very happy to be here. He hardly said two words to me.
      Martin: Oh, it's perfectly normal - you're his dad. Kids that age don't want to talk to their dads.
      Frasier: I never stopped talking to you.
      Martin: (after a thoughtful pause) I know, buddy.

    • Frasier: Frederick, we're gonna be leaving in the morning.
      Freddie: But I don't want to go.
      Frasier: No? I thought you'd be dying to get back to your Game Boy.
      Freddie: Well, yeah. But I kind of made plans.
      Frasier: Oh, really? With who?
      Freddie: Nobody.
      Frasier: Oh, then you don't have plans. We leave at...nine-ish.
      Freddie: OK, fine. I have plans with Melody.
      Frasier: The s'mores girl?
      Freddie: Yeah.
      Frasier: She's cute.
      Freddie: She's a cheerleader.
      Frasier: Ho-ho! I remember a particular cheerleader from my youth: Lorna. She was a beautiful girl. In fact, I was so intimidated by her I-I could never even work up the courage to approach her...
      Freddie: Dad, I kissed her.
      Frasier: Oh...
      Freddie: I know. It was her first time. It was my first time too.
      Frasier: I see.
      Freddie: Don't tell Mom about this, OK? She'd ask all kinds of stupid questions.
      Frasier: Don't worry, son. It's just between you and me.

    • Martin: When you hear that scratching at your window late at night, remember that young couple... (thrusts out his hand, with a fork sticking out of the sleeve) and Fork Hand!
      (Frasier gives him a look)
      Martin: Oh, come on! That's scary stuff. I told that to Duke last summer, and he wet his sleeping bag.
      Frasier: Wait a minute. Isn't this Duke's sleeping bag?!
      Martin: Now you're scared!

    • Daphne: We need a man's opinion: the velvet trim or the multi-colored? (sees) Where's Jack?
      Niles: He left.
      Roz: He left?!
      Niles: It was an emergency.
      Roz: What kind of an emergency? Like he-saw-me-and-he-thought-I-was-a-dog emergency?!
      Niles: No, no, no, he said you were pretty.

    • Freddie: I have to go to the bathroom.
      Frasier: Freddie, I...I don't see a bathroom.
      Martin: You're surrounded by fifty thousand acres of it.
      Frasier: Ah. Oh, how quaintly rustic! Yes, Frederick, just pick a tree and make it your own!

    • Niles: Freddie, about what you just saw - I know you've always had special feelings for Daphne, and there's something I need to tell you.
      Freddie: I already know about you guys.
      Niles: Oh. Uh, and you're OK with that?
      Freddie: I liked her when I was a little kid. I'm over it now. I mean, she's like a hundred.
      Niles: She most certainly is not. (Nyah Nyah!) It just burns you up that I got her...

    • Daphne: I mean, what could be sadder than growing old alone? (realizes) I wasn't talking about you, Dr. Crane. You've got your father to grow old with.
      Frasier: Ah, yes.

    • Frasier: No, no, Roz, it is, actually. You see, every year we pick a book to read and discuss. It's been sort of a bonding thing between us. Gosh, you know, I hate to brag, but Freddie really is a very articulate young man. He's very imaginative, and not to mention what a great sense of humor he has.
      Roz: Oh, that reminds me, Frasier! Alice said the cutest thing this morning...
      Frasier: Now careful, Roz, you don't want to turn into one of those mothers who bores everybody talking about her child.

    • Cleo: Hi, Dr. Crane. I've been dating three different guys, and I can't choose between them.
      Frasier: Is it that you can't choose, or you don't want to choose?
      Cleo: It's just hard. One's really funny, one's adventurous, and one's sensitive. They're all gorgeous too.
      Roz: Oh, excuse me, Cleo! This show is for people with real problems!

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