- "We make fun of him, but every now and then he has a fantastic idea!"
- ―Meteor truffles
NILES BECOMES NERVOUS NELLIE OVER GOURMET CLUB DINNER – Niles' (David Hyde Pierce) precious social standing is at stake when he hosts a catered soiree for his fellow gourmet club snobs at Maris' beach house. Unfortunately he must enlist Frasier's (Kelsey Grammer) grudging assistance in disposing of a smelly dead seal that keeps washing ashore - prompting nosy neighbors to think there's foul play afoot. Back at home, Daphne (Jane Leeves) resents Martin's (John Mahoney) leering at her young and attractive girlfriend (guest star Susie Park).
- The title comes from the Kaufman/Hart play "The Man Who Came to Dinner".