Martin: Well, how was dinner?
Niles: Let's just say that when I picked my lobster out of the tank at the restaurant, I had no idea it was in for a better evening than I.
Mrs. Latimer: You mean the natives actually were attentive to your lectures?
Niles: Yes, they did. Except, of course, for the Pygmies. It went right over their heads.
Martin: Well, some days it doesn't pay to get out of bed.
Niles: Well, at the Shangri-La, the highlight of my day is getting out of bed, so I can slam it back up into the wall!
Mrs. Latimer: Dr. Crane, while you were on the subcontinent, did you happen to spot any rare African waterfowl?
Niles: Just one - but it was already spotted.
Frasier: Nothing says party like a tracheotomy.
International Episode Titles:
Czech Republic: Stepování v Montaně (Tap Dancing in Montana)
This episode contains apparent references to Monty Python's "Parrot Sketch". When Mrs. Latimer asks Niles where his (recently deceased) bird is, he answers: "She's resting". Also, when Niles is told Mr. Probst is dead he tries in vain to wake Probst up saying: "No, no, he's sleeping."
Taps is a somber military bugle call from the U.S. Civil War, which is played at military funerals and on Veteran's Day and Memorial Day. It is a multi-used pun in this episode as the guests play the game "Murderer" and both Niles's cockatoo Baby and a party guest die during the episode. What's more, when we first meet Dr. MacLowery, he is tap-dancing.