Season 5 Episode 22

The Life of the Party

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM May 12, 1998 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • In this episode Niles and Frasier are competing for the same woman and Niles says 'I saw her first'. However Frasier told Roz he met her before Martin introduces her to Niles, so Frasier saw her first not niles.

    • During the week this episode aired, Jane Leeves also appeared as Marla Penny in the final episode of Seinfeld.

  • Quotes

    • Kathy: Really, a psychiatrist and a chef? Impressive.
      Niles: Yes, well they both came in handy when I cured the ham.

    • Frasier: I mean, murderers on death row can find women to marry them! I can't find one to sit through coffee!

    • Martin: Well you know why don't you do what me and my buddies used to do when we were young and hard up for dates?
      Fraiser: Invade Korea?

    • Daphne: There's lots of things a person can do to make himself look younger. How he dresses...
      Martin: (interrupting) Hah. I tried those Jordache jeans. I just think you ought to leave something to the imagination.
      Daphne: Well, there's always your hair. I know it's not exactly your style, but there's nothing wrong with covering up that grey. I know just the right shade for you. Cinnamon sable.
      Martin: Cinnamon sable? Sounds nice. Oh, wait, I couldn't use that. That's Duke's shade. He'd scratch my eyes out.

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Scene Two Title: DOES HE OR DOESN'T HE?

      This alludes to an old Clairol campaigne catch phrase, "Does she or doesn't she? Only her hairdresser knows for sure", meaning that no one but her hairdresser knows if she's colored her hair when she uses Clairol. In this case it refers to Martin (who probably should have listened).