Season 5 Episode 14

The Ski Lodge

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Feb 24, 1998 on NBC
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Episode Summary

The Crane household and Daphne's good friend Annie take a weekend trip to a ski lodge, leading to romantic misunderstandings.

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  • Wacky, Zanny, and not to mention hilarious...

    The Crane household and Daphne's good friend Annie take a weekend trip to a ski lodge, leading to romantic misunderstandings. Including the gang's gay ski instructor taking a liking to Niles, and of course many more. This episode was hilarious on how everyone was in the wrong bed thinking it was their lover. This episode was without a doubt wacky and zanny. If you are looking for the best of Frasier this would without a doubt be one of the episodes that you would want to watch. This episode is worthy of a great review and it is one of the best episodes in the show's history...moreless
  • One of the best episodes.

    At a ski lodge, a very nice one at that. Martin's bad ears cause people with lust, to think someone likes them. When the other person, does not want them. Guy wants Niles, Niles wants Daphne, Frasier wants Annie, Annie, wants Niles and so on. This is what makes this a classic episode.
  • On a trip to a ski lodge, Frasier and the gang get tangled up in a huge web of confusion and mixed signals with hilarious results.

    This is by far my favorite episode of "Frasier". I'm a huge fan of the show and have seen every episode from all 11 seasons, and I can honestly say that "The Ski Lodge" is bar none the funniest, most well written episode of the bunch.

    At a ski lodge, Martin is hard of hearing. While having conversations with everyone, he gets all of his information mixed up.

    First off we have Frasier, who tries to get some action with Daphne's slutty friend. There's Niles, who's trying to win Daphne's heart. We have Daphne, who is interested in a ski instructor named Guy (pronounced "Gee").......and in turn, that same ski instructor has a thing for Niles!

    With an ensemble that big, the writing flowed with sheer perfection. No character skipped a beat, and the end was a hilarious result. I don't remember when I laughed harder.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 (2)

    • Guy: (To Niles who he thinks might be gay, like himself) Annie is not your... cup of tea?
      Niles: (Placing his hand on Guy's knee) Just between us, my interests lie elsewhere this weekend (Winks).
      Guy: (Leeringly) Oh, really.

      After Guy says "Oh, really", the shot changes to catch Niles' reaction. If you look at Guy, however, you can see it is simply another perspective of him saying "Oh, really", but without sound. The editor has simply used the shot again for Niles' reaction.

    • Niles states that while they were courting, he sent Maris a valentine stating:
      You are the girl my heart adores, Everything I have is yours.

      Now his lawyers are calling it a prenup. However, as we are all aware, Niles has stated (on more than one occasion) that there IS a prenup in place. (Take Season 4's "Are You Being Served?", for example).
      Even though Maris might prefer to use the old valentine as a prenup, the laws of any state would preclude this because the prenup was clearly executed after the valentine. This means even if the valentine was deemed a valid prenup (which is unlikely), the existence of a later instrument that is final and complete (the actual prenup) would invalidate and override the earlier instrument.

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Guy: (after Frasier barges into his room, dressed only in a towel) You're not the Crane I want!
      Frasier: You're not even the sex I want!
      Guy: Where is Niles?
      Frasier: Oh, Niles!
      Niles: Frasier! What are you doing in Guy's room?
      Guy: Don't be jealous, Niles, it's not how it looks.
      Niles: Oh. (turns back, then realises what Guy just said) What?!

    • Frasier: You know, Roz, maybe it's time you set some limits. Good lord, how hard can it be to say 'no' just once...? Oh well, look who I'm talking to.

    • Frasier: Look at that vista, it's stunning! Puts one in mind of the Matterhorn, doesn't it?
      Annie: Oh, I wouldn't know. I'm not very musical.

    • Frasier: You speak French as well?
      Annie: No, all I know how to say is 'oui'.
      Frasier: Well, that should be enough to get you through the weekend.

    • (Frasier and Niles are discussing Daphne's friend Annie who has come along on a ski weekend)
      Niles: I grant you she's comely, but don't you find she's a tad--what would the polite euphemism be---stupid?
      Frasier: Niles, she is just unschooled, like Liza Doolittle. You find her the right Henry Higgins, she'll be ready for a ball in no time.
      Niles: Leave it to you to put the "Pig" back in "Pygmalion."

  • NOTES (1)



      This references Georges Feydeau (1862-1921), a French playwright who specialized in farces of this episode's type.