Season 7 Episode 12


Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Jan 06, 2000 on NBC
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Episode Summary

Niles gets separated from Frasier and Martin during a trip to Idaho on New Year's Eve.

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  • One of the best episodes of Frasier ever!

    This is one of the coolest episodes ever of Frasier that I have ever watched, Frasier believes that his New Year was boring and begins to tell his friend about it, their restaurant gets fired up, so Frasier, Niles, and Martin decide to go to a San Francisco party by an RV, and well a lot of trouble brewed when Niles ends up in the wrong RV and later a lot of trouble is cause, but in the end they are able to celebrate New Year properly.moreless
  • I just love this episode!

    This is one of all my time favorite episodes of Frasier. Frasier and Niles initially prepare themselves to celebrate New Year's Eve at a restaurant but it fires itself, so they are convince by Martin to go in an RV with the plates "Rdwrer" in order to get to the party in time. Niles gets crazy and when they go up to dinner, Niles gets himself in the wrong one and a lot of trouble ensues, from believing that the other couple are killers to a police officer that Martin accidentally insults. As a result, this episodes turns out into one of Frasier's finest and most entertaining episodes, and it was because of this episode that I decide to give it a try to this show. I like this episode, because it did not explore mainly the show's objective, but it is something completely different about a travel around the country. Really, really good episode!moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • The scene at the first Little Red Cabin ran in real time, which means that the couple driving the look-alike motor home spent less than two minutes in the restaurant. Frasier, Niles and Martin were just reading menus when the couple arrived, and had not even been served when the couple left.

    • In "A Tsar Is Born" when Martin shows Frasier and Niles a picture of the motor home he is buying, it is a Class C (basically, living quarters built onto a van with a sleeping compartment resting on top of the cab). In this episode, "RDWRER" is a class A motor home, much larger, entirely self-contained and certainly more expensive.

    • In this episode, they claim to have crossed time zones once they cross the border between Washington and Idaho. However, the entire panhandle of Idaho, including the whole border with Washington, is in the Pacific time zone.

      Comment: Frasier, Niles and Martin are travelling southeast on The Old Oregon Trail (I-84) to Sun Valley, located in south-central Idaho. At one point Niles comments that he's calling from a "Little Red Cabin" in Baker City, Oregon. In other words, they cross into Idaho at the Oregon border, which would put them in the Mountain Time Zone.

  • QUOTES (2)

    • Martin: You're not good with big cars, Niles. Remember when I tried to teach you to drive my LeSabre? You kept panicking and pulling on the emergency brake.
      Niles: Well, it's a good thing I did. Those mailboxes weren't even slowing me down!

    • Frasier: Of course! Auld Lyng Wine!

  • NOTES (2)

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic: Šťastný Nový Rok (Happy New Year)

    • Kelsey Grammer had previously worked with Rebecca Schull on an episode of Wings, another Grub Street production. Both shows were the brainchild of Angell, Casey, and Lee.


    • (Martin has been watching an Austin Powers video in the back of the Winnebago)
      Frasier: Y'know, dad -- you do realize that the Austin Powers craze is completely over.

      Frasier's prediction proved untrue. Two years after this show aired, Austin Powers in Goldmember proved to be the most successful of all three Austin Powers movies at the boxoffice.

    • "RDWRER" (Road Warrior) is taken from the 1981 Mel Gibson flick "Mad Max 2", aka "Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior".