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Episode reviews for Episode 2.23 - The Innkeepers

Avg. Viewer Review: 91.2%
Number of Reviews: 25

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A lower point in the season, Oct 20, 2012

Reviewer: Dominic from Chicago, IL USA

I'm surprised to see the number of high ratings for this episode. I personally find the premise to be lazy with the writing seemingly revolving around a network note. The story about the Crane brothers just suddenly deciding to buy a restaurant where everything just falls into place with there being very little mention of how to get a staff, food supply, etc. is just so lazy and terribly unrealistic. There are some funny moments, but the whole thing just reeks of low farce.
Most of it resorts to cliched physical humor although the bit with Daphne killing the eel was less predictable and one of the better moments of the episode. When Roz walks into the kitchen looking like Wile E Coyote after a mishap, it's probably one of the lowest points in the series. This is actually one of the better seasons of Frasier, but this episode is just bad. This is Frasier, not Three's Company.

Rating: 45%


Great episode, Aug 01, 2012

Reviewer: Anthony from Atlanta, ga

Love this episode I laughed so hard one of my favorites. Prices less!!!

Rating: 100%


Great fun, Dec 04, 2011

Reviewer: Sammy J from Melbourne, Australia

It's interesting to read reviews of "The Innkeepers", as they veer
from the adoring to the disdainful.

I always enjoy a good farce on "Frasier", and this episode is
certainly that. It is far from the best of farces the show has to
offer. For one thing, so much of the episode is driven by physical
humour, as opposed to wit. Unlike many of the 'dinner party'
episodes, there isn't much of the wheel of fortune about the
Crane boys' fate. With every obstacle, things simply get worse
and worse, until they can go no lower. And - as other reviewers
have commented - the episode skips so quickly from the boys' first
idea to the opening, that it feels as if we should've lost months of
the timeline. It all makes the episode seem somewhat contrived,
as if the show will bend the laws of time and space just for a good
joke. Also strangely, it only seems to be Gil and the critics whose
opinion worries Frasier. Why are none of Niles' snooty society pals
in attendance, or at least mentioned?

Yet, I find it hard to dismiss "The Innkeepers". Everything is
perfectly in character. The great moments come thick and fast:
Daphne killing the eel, Roz losing her date to come to Frasier's
aid, and the growing catastrophes, all assisted by the deaf and
confused Otto. Martin's final moment of glee is also a delight.

I'm a big fan of this episode, and it's certainly a memorable one.
But I'd also posit that "The Innkeepers" feels slightly more
contrived than most of the series' farces, and that's a wee bit of a

Rating: 87%


One of my favorites, Apr 19, 2011

Reviewer: cstat from colorado springs

This episode makes me laugh everytime I watch it.

Rating: 99%


It's the voice of God!, Oct 06, 2010

Reviewer: Simon Shone from Huddersfield, England

Brilliant episode. I love the farce episodes of Frasier and this is up there with the best. Kelsey Grammer play it so well when things start to go wrong, big style. Culminating in his line to Otto when trying to call for a car...

Otto : Who is this?

Frasier : It's the voice of God!

Rating: 95%


worst episode of season 2, Sep 09, 2010

Reviewer: Rod Maharg from Dublin

I have recently bought the season 2 dvd and have to say this is the only episode in the lot that I didn't want to watch to the end. Unlike most Fraiser episodes this one doesn't make any sense from a character or storyline point of view and comes off as lazy and half baked. It's like the writers were given the premise of 'the boys open a restaurant and hi-jinks ensue' and they had to do the best they could in one episode. The whole idea of Niles and Frasier opening a restaurant is tenous in the extreme, but to just flash forward from the idea popping in their heads to the opening night makes the whole thing seem like a lame gimmick. The rest of the episode is what you might call a 'romp' of predictable and not very funny gags. Not great.

Rating: 40%


The Innkeepers, Feb 09, 2010

Reviewer: marty952005 from Aurora, IL USA

The funniest show in all of the ten years the show was on. When Roz's hair poofs out because of the cherry jumbolee explosion is the best. When Daphne has to kill the eel is hilarious.

Rating: 100%


Roz and the cherries jubilee, Aug 05, 2009

Reviewer: Lily from Ocean beach, CA

Poor Roz.....her date with that handsome guy was cut short because of all the mishaps that had occurred before they even arrived. She told her date that she'd just have to help her friends out a little since it was opening night. But alas, there was just one fiiasco after another, and I don't think they saw each other much for the rest of the night......what with Roz' trying to deal with the explosion of cherries jubilee in her face and hair and then the fight with daphne over killing he eel......Daphne won out on that one, though. All in all, this was a hilarious episode, and all the characters were great in it. Of course, Niles and Frasier were their stuffy, yet funny, selves. And not to forget Otto, the former waiter now parking attendent - he was a hoot too.

Rating: 98%


Amazing, Jun 18, 2009

Reviewer: Andrew from England

One of the funniest and well written epsiodes of Frasier I have ever seen and one which I have/can watch over and over again! My entire family adores the series and I was brought up watching it and this has to be one of my all time favourites! Well done again to Kelsey Grammar, David Hyde Pierce and all the cast and production crew!

Rating: 100%


Michelin-star Frasier, Apr 13, 2009

Reviewer: Daniel Argent from Grays, Essex

This is another excellent entry from the farce section of Frasier which, while it may not contain the wit and urbanity of certain other episodes, is still a classic. The opening scene was not great, although another Niles-Roz confrontation was amusing, and even after several times, I still do not get the joke about Maris and the Italian soccer team, but then maybe that is because I am only 14!
However, once the action moves to Orcini's, the episode picks up, with Martin's sarcasm building up throughout the dinner. There is also another display of Frasier and Niles' unusual childhood ambiitons (Frasier: I've always dreamed of owning a four-star restaurant.
Niles: What growing boy hasn't!) and Martin's remarks about the guards shooting people as they try to get in is a classic. While I did not find the absent-mindedness of Otto nor Bulldog's entrance amusing, the brothers' souffle disagreement was funny, and Daphne's smashing of an eel on the table was brilliant (the message at the beginning of the scene did give it away, but was witty nontheless) and then Martin taking the phone call at the end ('Table for two? Sure! Smoke-damaged or non smoke-damaged') was also a good way to end the episode.

Rating: 87%



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