Frasier: (on phone) Hello? Yes, yes. Oh Lord, I'm so sorry you can't make it. That's all right. Yes, some other time. Goodbye. )hangs up)
Niles: Please not the Ashbys.
Frasier: Family emergency. Apparently it's so urgent they didn't have time to think up a plausible excuse!
Niles: So where does that leave us?
Frasier: Well, let's see... we have a third-rate caterer with a record, a couple of lushes, a couple who think we're both nutcases, an Argentine wild child and Roz! (throws down list( Dinner is served!
Niles: (realizing) I still have one blackball left.
Frasier: At this point I don't think one is going to make any difference.
Niles: It will to me, I'm using it on myself. (black balls himself) Blackball!
(However, Frasier is angry with him and claims you cannot blackball
yourself. They begin grappling at the bowl until all the balls shoot
out. Frasier steadies himself)
Frasier: We are the Collyer brothers! Why don't we just face the inevitable: let us just cancel the whole damn thing.
Niles: Of course, canceling the party twenty minutes later - people'll think we're strange!
Frasier: Frankly, I'm sick and tired about giving a damn about what other people think. You know, most of them are one ball away from not being here in the first place.
Niles: You're right. So we spend a lot of time together, so what? I enjoy it.
Frasier: So do I, Niles. You know, why don't we make those calls tomorrow to cancel? I'm famished, why don't we just head over to "Companion" for dinner, my treat.
Niles: (excited) You're on. (laughing) Unless you think it's too odd to have dinner together. (gets coat)
Frasier: (laughs) I don't think we're in any danger of that. If our relationship became truly odd I think we're both intelligent enough to recognize the signs.
(The doorbell sounds so they go to answer it. There is nobody there,
but a distant sound of children giggling. Niles, recognizing the
signs, decides to forget dinner and just go home)
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