Season 7 Episode 17

Whine Club

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Feb 24, 2000 on NBC



  • Quotes

    • (They all shout their goodbyes as Mel and Niles exit)
      Martin: Well, that's a blessing. Now we can enjoy our breakfast.
      Roz: I doubt it. I was only allowed to make a cheese-free, mushroom-free, fat-free frittata, thanks to the girl in the plastic bubble!
      Daphne: I think I'll order a pizza. (takes phone into kitchen)
      Frasier: You know, I have half a mind to say something to Niles, he is making a terrible mistake with that woman!
      Martin: Frasier!
      Frasier: But Dad, it is Maris all over again! She's dominating him, emasculating him!
      Martin: Look, I don't like her anymore than you do and God knows we've been through this before. I didn't Lilith, we both didn't like Maris and you boys sure as hell didn't like Sherry, but what good did it do talking about it?
      Frasier: He's repeating a terrible pattern.
      Martin: Well he's going to repeat it whether you like it or not. And if you say anything, you're just going to drive a wedge between you. So, nobody's going to say a word!
      (Frasier and Roz finally agree as Niles enters)
      Niles: Well, it's a shame Mel had to leave.
      Frasier: Oh yeah, you know, we were having such a good time.
      Martin: Yeah, Niles.
      Niles: You know, I was nervous bringing her over here.
      (They all laugh it off)
      Niles: I was concerned what you'd think, you know, getting to really know her for the first time. So?
      Roz: Ooh, I'm going to go let Eddie in. (exits to balcony)
      Niles: Come on, seriously, I want you to be totally honest. (Daphne enters, waiting on the phone) Tell me, what do you think of Mel?
      Daphne: Oh, I don't like her at all, she's bossy and fussy and mean. She's all wrong for you. (into phone) Yes, I need a large pepperoni pizza, and some cheese bread! (exits to kitchen)
      Martin: (gets off his chair) I'm sure she didn't mean that, Niles. (follows Daphne into kitchen)
      Niles: Well, that was startling.
      Frasier: Yes, well, don't take that seriously, Niles. (Roz enters from balcony) You know how women sometimes just form irrational dislikes for one another.
      Roz: Oh, that's great, I leave the room for one second and you rat me out.
      Frasier: No, Roz...
      Roz: No, it's okay, I don't have anything to hide and I'm not irrational. She's pushy, demanding and a gigantic pain in the ass! I'd dump her like radioactive waste.
      Niles: Well, so that's two of you in the Anti-Mel camp.
      Roz: (to Frasier) Oh, did you tell him what you thought of Mel too?
      Frasier: No, Daphne did.
      Roz: Oops! (exits to kitchen)
      Niles: Frasier?!
      Frasier: I just think she's Maris all over again, she's manipulative... I think you're repeating a terrible pattern.
      Niles: Well, isn't this neat?! We all have our individual reasons for disliking her.
      (Martin enters with Daphne)
      Niles: Hey, Dad, what's your reason for disliking Mel?
      Daphne: So you did tell him what you think of her and after shoving me into the kitchen and shaking your freakin' finger at me!
      Martin: She's crazy, Niles, I don't know what she's talking about...
      (Roz enters)
      Niles: No, no, that's all right, Dad. I, er, I asked you all to be honest and you were. (gets coat) I got my answer. You know what would have been nice? Is if one of you could have found one nice thing to say about her.
      (Niles exits and slams the door behind him in disgust. The rest look around in guilt. The silence is then cut after about ten seconds)
      Daphne: She does have that X-ray vision.