Frasier: Season 2, Episode 23

The Innkeepers (16 May 1995)

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Visiting a venerable old Seattle restaurant before its final closing, Frasier and Niles decide to buy the place. Disasters ensue on their opening night, including a mass walk-out by the ... See full summary »



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Visiting a venerable old Seattle restaurant before its final closing, Frasier and Niles decide to buy the place. Disasters ensue on their opening night, including a mass walk-out by the staff, the fire sprinklers going off, and a car crashing through the wall. Written by crouchbk

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Frasier: We'll make the place very, very exclusive! No sign on the outside, no advertisements and oh, an unlisted number!
Martin Crane: Hey, well don't stop there! Maybe you could post some guards on the roof who can shoot people as they try to get in.
[Daphne laughs]
Frasier: Never mind him. I believe, Niles. Do you believe?
Niles: I believe!
Otto: Have you decided what you'd like?
Frasier: Yes. I'd like the whole damn place... right from the wine cellar to the rafters!
Otto: [long pause] And for the lady?
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When the title "Frasier" and the usual silhouette of Seattle are on screen, an animated elevator rises up inside the Space Needle. See more »


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Tossed Salads and Scrambled Eggs
Written by Bruce Miller and Darryl Phinnessee
Performed by Kelsey Grammer
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22 July 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The Innkeepers is one of the best episodes in the entire eleven years.

It blends classic farce with many laughs. Frasier and Niles buy a restaurant, what could possibly go wrong? the chef walks out, they injure two waiters, the other staff run out when the immigration board turn up, so it's up to the Crane brothers to ask their family and friends to help.

The writing is great, each character has their own bit to do, even Gil and Bulldog appear away from the radio station and everything is a catastrophe. Frasier and Niles have no idea how to run a restaurant, it's funny because they're so smug that you love to see it all go wrong around them.

Highly recommended and everything you want in a sitcom is here, a strong plot, witty lines and a bit of chaos thrown in.

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