Season 6 Episode 16


Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Feb 25, 1999 on NBC
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Devastated by Daphne's blossoming relationship with Donny, Niles arranges for a stay at his new cabin with the guys. Plans go awry when he and Roz pretend to be an item in order to divert the romance between Daphne and Donny.

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  • This episode was classic Frasier, drawing great influence from the play "Noises Off"

    Was i the only one reminded of the play/movie Noises Off while watching the scene in the cabin with all the doors? I really enjoyed that portion of the episode, purporting the free flowing absurdity that makes this series so great to watch.

    Basically, Niles hires Saul Rubinek (playing "Donny") to be his lawyer, who finally ends his divorce preceedings with Maris. Of course as soon as it's over Niles finds Donny dating Daphne, the irony and sadness of which is pointed out to him rather imemdiately. He invites Roz to his newly re-acquired lake house with the intent of getting Donny to reuinite with her now that she finaly has a kid, the lack of which that broke them up previously and Roz went along willingly.

    Suffice to say the ensuing zanyness to get Frasier and Martin to not notice this going on, or their presence even was highly hilarious, drawing from a Noises Off type premise, and i enjoyed it immensly, all winding back to Niles once again brooding under the piano at Frasiers place.moreless
Kelsey Grammer

Kelsey Grammer

Dr. Frasier Crane

Jane Leeves

Jane Leeves

Daphne Moon Crane

David Hyde Pierce

David Hyde Pierce

Dr. Niles Crane

Peri Gilpin

Peri Gilpin

Roz Doyle

Dan Butler

Dan Butler

Robert "Bulldog" Briscoe (seasons 4 - 6, recurring otherwise)

John Mahoney

John Mahoney

Martin Crane

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (3)

    • Martin: (after spilling the beans to Roz about Niles' long crush on Daphne) C'mon, Niles, you just don't know when to pull the plug!
      Niles: Well, dad, I certainly won't make that mistake twice!

    • Niles: Obviously you've never let someone you've grown to care deeply about get away.
      Roz: Well, sure I have.
      Niles: I'm not talking about when the migrant workers leave at the end of the picking season.

    • Martin: Haven't you ever heard the expression 'Two's company, three's a crowd.
      Frasier: (sarcastically) No, Dad. I don't think I ever did. How does it go?

  • NOTES (2)


    • Martin: And I'll bring a quart of whiskey in case of snakebite.
      Niles: Dad, Dad there are no snakes up there.
      Martin: All right, I'll bring a snake.

      This is a reference to a W.C Fields quote, 'Always carry a flagon of whiskey in case of snakebite and furthermore always carry a small snake'.

    • Title Card: This Could Be The Start Of Something Weird

      This parodies the song, "This Could be the Start of Something Big", written by Steve Allen. It was used as the theme song for the original The Tonight Show of which he was the host. Of some interest is the fact that this, his most successful composition, he wrote in a dream.

    • The fourth scene of this episode finds Frasier and Martin in a duck blind hunting ducks for Frasier's celebrated duck a l'orange. The title for the scene, appropriately, is "CHICKS AND DUCKS AND GEESE NEEDN'T WORRY". This title is a slight rewording of the line "Chicks and ducks and geese better scurry", found in the song "Surrey With The Fringe On Top" from the musical Oklahoma!.