The glory that is Frasier

(126 Posts)
Hassled Mon 04-Feb-13 21:35:18

DS2 has recently discovered Frasier which means we have been watching an awful lot of it. I'd forgotten how unbelievably funny and clever it is - it never assumes that the audience is stupid, the acting is consistently brilliant (ridiculous English Moon brothers aside). I'm getting a bit obsessed with the celebs who voice the radio call-ins - list here.

Any other fans?

Hassled Mon 04-Feb-13 21:51:27

Does nobody love Niles as much as I do?

NuzzleMyScratch Mon 04-Feb-13 21:55:19

I do I do I do! I could watch it all day grin

NuzzleMyScratch Mon 04-Feb-13 21:57:39

One of my favourite phone ins is Eric Idle's 'scorpions in the fed ex package'.

PelvicFloorClenchReminder Mon 04-Feb-13 22:00:18

I absolutely love Frasier! The Niles & Daphne story never ever gets old no matter how many times I watch it. My favourite character is Eddie though grin

Cheddars Mon 04-Feb-13 22:03:02

I've just watched it all through again. My favourite episode is where he has an argument with his neighbour and the neighbour drops an American flag over Frasier's window. Absolutely classic. grin

MN044 Mon 04-Feb-13 22:06:25

Oh I love Frasier. I spent a fortune on the boxsets of each season during my maternity leave and absolutely revelled in watching them all. There's just so many great episodes, I don't know how you'd pick a favourite. But I almost wish that Daphne and Niles had never got together. It lost something after that.

gingermcflea Mon 04-Feb-13 22:07:58

Love Frasier!
I'm less keen on the Niles/Daphne storyline in latter seasons, but the first 5 seasons are gold. The last season is pretty good too.
Favourite episodes?
I really like the Two Mrs Cranes (atrocious accents aside!), the Ski Lodge, Ham Radio, Mixed Doubles, Matchmaker, Impossible Dream, and anything involving Bebe (his agent), Martin and Sherry, and anytime Lilith makes an appearance.

Hassled Mon 04-Feb-13 22:08:01

Fans! Huzzah! I can't find the clip on YouTube but the scene that makes me giggle every time I think of it is Niles talking about the narcissistic soprano who keeps singing "Me me me me meee".

It's just so clever - I can't think of another sitcom (possibly Big Bang Theory?) which assumes a level of intelligence from the audience to that extent. They never pander, they never play to the lowest common denominator, and I love the writers for that.

And yes, Eddie is clearly the best character.

Pan Mon 04-Feb-13 22:09:24

Oh Frasier. My role model.grin.
I think I've seen all of them, in repeat as well.

Best bit, when Lilleth visits and is asking if he would father another child with her, no strings attached:

F - but how would that work? would we have to actually have sex?
L- no. I could freeze your sperm.

pause....

F - that doesn't answer the question.

And all of his ex girlfriends turning up. As well as his mother.

Adore it.

Lostonthemoors Mon 04-Feb-13 22:10:44

Love Frasier - have got to get a box set grin

I was off sick from work today so the highlight of my day was watching it on C4 this morning.

Hassled Mon 04-Feb-13 22:11:54

I'm so glad we never met Maris. I loved the almost-sightings that we had, but I'm pleased we never actually met her.

Pancakeflipper Mon 04-Feb-13 22:15:23

Anything involving Martin's chair.

It has to be one of the best comedies ever ( except that dodgy bit when Jane Leeves was pregnant so they made Daphne fat).

I love how the brothers wind each other up and their snobby attitude.

I just love it lots.

booge Mon 04-Feb-13 22:16:47

Another fan here it always makes megrin

Princesspond Mon 04-Feb-13 22:16:53

I love it, can't believe I had no idea about the celebrity phone ins. Thanks for the list. Now I have an excuse to re-watch smile

HumphreyCobbler Mon 04-Feb-13 22:27:05

I didn't know about the celebrity phone ins either! Thanks for that.

Loved it all.

Pan Mon 04-Feb-13 22:28:26

another newie to the celebs phoning in. What a list.

Hassled Mon 04-Feb-13 22:29:35

Princess - the only one I've ever actually identified at the time is Bradley Whitford who isn't even on that list - he's Josh from the West Wing.

Hassled Mon 04-Feb-13 22:30:56
carbondated Mon 04-Feb-13 22:32:28

My all time favourite comedy. Although it is SO much more than a comedy. It has everything - pathos, bathos, drama, irony, slapstick, drama. Just utterly brilliant. And it doesn't date. It's still as funny/touching/entertaining now as it was when it went out. Pure class. I had no idea about the celeb phone-ins either.

Pan Mon 04-Feb-13 22:33:41

didn't know it was showing. series link coming up. thanks v much.

SconeRhymesWithGone Mon 04-Feb-13 22:34:06

Oh, yes! I watch two episodes nearly every night. One of my all time favorites is the one where Frasier and Niles are so over-the-top excited to think that they might be descended from a Russian royal, but it turns out that their ancestor was the scullery maid.

mathsconundrum Mon 04-Feb-13 22:35:26

Hail cork master. The master of the cork. He knows which wine goods with fish or pork.

Samu2 Mon 04-Feb-13 22:35:49

Love it.

I am also blessed to be friendly with one of the writers who is totally awesome.

NuzzleMyScratch Mon 04-Feb-13 22:37:06

That's why they have actor photos during the end credits at the end of each season wink

I love them all (later seasons a little less), but particularly The Matchmaker, Roz and The Shnoz, Three Valentines (but only Niles' scene), Dinner at Eight, A Midwinter's Night Dream, Frasier Crane's Day Off.... and many many more!

NuzzleMyScratch Mon 04-Feb-13 22:39:25
Pan Mon 04-Feb-13 22:40:47

oooh and when Frasier was translating for Roz and her French beau when they'd tired of each other. "Some things don't need translating"grin

Geekster Mon 04-Feb-13 22:49:31

It is so funny. I think my favourite episode was when they were at the beach house with the dead seal when they put one of Maris's robes over it and tried to row it out to sea. Then they had that lamp that was turned on by clapping that kept showing the seal which had come back to the shore.

gingermcflea Mon 04-Feb-13 22:51:20

Roz and the Shnoz! Forgot that one. So many good quotes.

Quiche her? I hardly know her!
What's that I smell? Probably Japan.

clam Mon 04-Feb-13 23:03:17

I think I must have watched every episode of Frasier a dozen times each. Never tire of it. I love anticipating my favourite lines.

<Blocks memory of Kelsey grammer being weird in Real housewives of Beverly Hills when he was in midst of leaving his wife>

treacletart Mon 04-Feb-13 23:31:28

I reckon I've seen 99% of them. Heaven is realising your watching an episode of Frasier for the first time. Has only happened twice in the past ten years but I live in hope it may happen again sometime. Do you remember Niles doing the ironing??

SconeRhymesWithGone Tue 05-Feb-13 00:43:42

treacletart

Three Valentines, one of the best. That scene shows how well they did hilariously funny slapstick as well as the more cerebral comedy.

Lighthousekeeping Tue 05-Feb-13 00:52:18

I also have it on my planner. I think I've seen them all and then, one surprises mr. Like Daphne's ex coming into it and she pretends to be married to Niles. I loved that one.

I'm also trying to forget what an ass he was on Real Housewives.

clam Tue 05-Feb-13 09:15:33

That one where Frasier composed a new jingle for his show and ended up employing an entire orchestra, including bagpipes and Roz's new man on the triangle. Love it!

And Ham radio - Roz's major line after having had Novocaine for toothache was "multiple murderer." And Bulldog's ditzy dyslexic girlfriend: "he's got a NUG!"

hackmum Tue 05-Feb-13 09:38:58

I love Frasier. Niles is one of my favourite comic characters ever - what an actor! Had the box set the Christmas before last, but strangely have only got round to watching the first series, as no-one else in the house is a fan, and I don't really like watching on my own.

One of my favourite exchanges is Frasier and Niles. Niles says something cutting:

Frasier: Do you ever have an unspoken thought?
Niles: I'm having one right now.

CecyHall Tue 05-Feb-13 09:45:21

The best one is High Holidays- Fridgepants

anonacfr Tue 05-Feb-13 10:31:18

Anything else in the box, Pandora?

Party face, party face!

Love it.

Pan Tue 05-Feb-13 10:34:25

yy that exchange,hackmum

When Roz mentions she is dating the French man, Frasier asks " Are there no American men left?"

Lighthousekeeping Tue 05-Feb-13 14:35:16

I love Roz. Last night was the one were Martin befriends a reclusive author and they read his manuscript. Their snobbishness makes you wonder where they came from.

lemonmuffin Tue 05-Feb-13 17:51:50

Frasier = absolute perfection.

Perfect casting, perfect writing, perfect acting.

Got me through some rather tough times.

piratecat Tue 05-Feb-13 17:56:47

I dont get to see it very much as have a very basic tv signal but when i saw it on, I MADE dd aged 10 sit and watch it. I just remembered watching it avidly with the ex first time round, and we loved it.

It's brilliant, and dd agreed.

Hassled Tue 05-Feb-13 18:52:00

Lovely to see so many fellow fans - last night I had Frasier failing to spot Patrick Stewart's amorous advances. It is absolute perfection (again, apart from those bloody Moon brothers - what were they thinking?

perplexedpirate Tue 05-Feb-13 19:31:46

Fridgepants! Love it.
I also think Moondance is rather lovely, as is the Groovy Lady song Martin wrote that Frasier has the choir sing at a funeral.

MN044 Thu 07-Feb-13 09:34:01

Ham Radio's on channel 4 right now- one of the best ever imo

notso Thu 07-Feb-13 09:50:21

grin grin grin I love Fraiser.
One of my favourites is the one where Fraiser tries to find a new coffee shop, Farewell Nervosa I think,it is classic.

NuzzleMyScratch Thu 07-Feb-13 09:51:44

Don't. Direct. Me. grin

Badvoc Thu 07-Feb-13 09:51:50

Love it!
smile

NuzzleMyScratch Thu 07-Feb-13 09:52:36

I only like that episode because of Elvis Costello notso. And the cafe with bean bags!

coffeeinbed Thu 07-Feb-13 09:58:29

Haven;t watched that foe so long and somehow missed the whole last season.
Love that show.
Looking forward to catching up now.

iseenodust Thu 07-Feb-13 10:10:20

Love it. Only recently saw for the first time the one where they go ice-fishing and Martin tells the boys he loves them.

NuzzleMyScratch Thu 07-Feb-13 10:11:40

That's a great episode iseenodust - I love Nile's facts and the butt warmer grin

NicknameTaken Thu 07-Feb-13 10:37:45

Agree - utterly brilliant casting. I love Niles and Roz and Martin and of course Frasier himself. I really like the fact that this and the Big Bang Theory respect the intelligence of the viewers - a contrast to the anti-intellectualism of Friends. That sounds a bit poncy, but I'm thinking of Ross getting excited about dinosaurs and everyone pretending to snore. Dinosaurs are interesting!

TheOriginalSteamingNit Thu 07-Feb-13 10:40:35

I do like it, but Daphne drives me up the wall. Did they have a game when writing the scripts to see how many really obvious Americanisms they could put in her mouth? Things like 'well, as long as you're here, we have a leaky faucet that sure could use fixing' and references to 'going on vacation', 'the tub' and 'the ocean' etc. And all her brothers seem to be cockney!

Much better before she and Niles were an item. The story line where she gets terribly fat because she's content (to cover Jane Leeves's pregnancy I think?) - bleurgh!

Salbertina Thu 07-Feb-13 10:42:43

Agree, Daphne the v v weakest link in possibly the wittiest programme ever made!

Wallison Thu 07-Feb-13 10:50:05

It's a brilliant programme. One of my favourite bits is when Martin is talking about Eddie and saying how he seems to understand everything he is saying. Then it cuts to Eddie's viewpoint and we hear him hearing Martin saying "Yadda yadda yadda Eddie yadda yadda yadda yadda Eddie". It makes me giggle even thinking about it now.

NuzzleMyScratch Thu 07-Feb-13 10:53:41

The best bit in that episode Wallison is when Martin listens to Frasier and Niles and hears yadda yadda DAD yadda yadda grin

Bunbaker Thu 07-Feb-13 10:56:13

I loved Frasier. Niles was my favourite character. I loved Cheers as well and visited the outside of Cheers bar when in Boston many years ago. I even bought the sweatshirt - I kid you not.

Floralnomad Thu 07-Feb-13 10:56:24

Watching the radio play one on Comedy Central at the moment . Absolute classic especially the bit when the dyslexic woman says ' look out he's got a nug' . Seen it so many times I'm now laughing in anticipation of the jokes!

Salbertina Thu 07-Feb-13 10:58:49

grin

Maebe Thu 07-Feb-13 11:49:16

Oh, The Ski Lodge. Frasier isn't my favourite comedy, but Niles is one of the greatest characters out there. And The Ski Lodge is absolutely hilarious. DP and I can't say "really?" without doing an impression of the French instructer when he thinks Niles is telling him he's gay.

Or Frasier's greatest ever line: "How can men use sex to get what we want? Sex IS what we want!"

herbaceous Thu 07-Feb-13 11:54:22

Hello fellow fans! The highlights of my week are Thursday and Friday mornings, when I watch a couple of episodes after dropping DS at nursery. The re-runs on C4 at the moment are in a particularly rich period, with lots of references to the frostiness of Maris, and Niles's lust for Daphne. And no Moon brothers, of course. Half cockney, half Scottish, wholly irritating.

clam Thu 07-Feb-13 13:11:13

Dh and I have taken to calling ds Niles recently, as he's becoming a bit precious about clean hands and sell-by dates. So we're now watching re-runs again with ds, so he knows just how much we're taking the mick.

Hassled I am so glad to find your thread.

Still watcing Frasier after years.

Love....

The dead seal
The French translation
Niles when he cuts his finger doing the ironing
The Cranes opening a restaurant

TOP comedy moment was the two Cranes both thinking they were hankering after the same woman but really Fraser wanted Regan and Niles wanted Poppy!

But best of all Niles and Daphne dancing together - we fooled them all!

diddl Fri 08-Feb-13 07:53:40

Oh yes, it´s great!

I love Niles and Roz!

Oh yes and when Daphne gets back from the fat farm and Frazer gives her a piggy fridge thing that makes a noise every time she opens the door. Then she crushes it and says something like "That little pig can dish it out but he sure can't take it."

I thought Daphne was great and I loved the Niles and Daphne will they wont they story line. But agree her brothers (especially the non-favourite one) were terrible.

Lighthousekeeping Fri 08-Feb-13 09:47:30

I love Nile's whippet which is just Maris with four legs smile

They seemed like a great team Daphne and Roz live next door to each other in rl.

DonkeysDontRideBicycles Fri 08-Feb-13 19:28:32

Lumbering onto this thread late but yy, loved Frasier! adored the speed and cleverness of the gags, Roz was amazing, brilliant timing between Frasier and Niles. Was always glad to see episodes featuring Lilith. Some of the radio colleagues were hilarious, especially Gil with the 'mot juste'. Daphne was at her best earlier, the actress was very good but I thought as time went on the character flagged. Tbh once she and Niles were an item they could have diminished her role.

Do you think they had lots of Eddies or just one?

NuzzleMyScratch Fri 08-Feb-13 19:49:45

I think there was the original Eddie (Moose) and then his son.

DeDevilTail Fri 08-Feb-13 19:51:45
NuzzleMyScratch Fri 08-Feb-13 19:58:12

That link says at the bottom that Enzo took over from Moose when he retired....

DeDevilTail Fri 08-Feb-13 20:00:48

So it does...I didn't read all the way to the bottom. Just remembered seeing something about Moose after he died which never mentioned that he's been replaced.

Hassled Fri 08-Feb-13 21:19:14

So glad to see this thread still going smile.

Someone mentioned how nice it is that the cast are so close - I think I read that Martin and Niles are godfathers to Daphne's children, which is lovely. And for some reason I was thinking about David Angell, who was the creator/producer who died in 911 (he was in one of the planes) - he is why they called Niles and Daphne's baby David.

Lighthousekeeping Sat 09-Feb-13 08:45:22

I could be very wrong but I imagine Kelsey to be more detached from them. I don't know why I think that. Maybe it's because he rehearsed on his own and just filmed on the day.

I watch episodes now that I don't recall seeing the first time. Always a bonus smile

Salbertina Sat 09-Feb-13 08:53:47

Yes, it is a bonus. Think my memory must be going as rarely remember any anecdotes from the prog

Lighthousekeeping Sat 09-Feb-13 09:14:53

I know and, I dont understand how people can remember the titles of each episode!! my memory is shot to pieces.

NuzzleMyScratch Sat 09-Feb-13 10:20:23

Poor Kelsey, so tortured. This is a quote from a Frasier writer:

"He would ooze into the studio, his life all out of sorts. Jimmy would say "Action," and he would snap into Frasier and expound in this very erudite dialogue and be pitch-perfect. And Jimmy would yell "Cut!" and he would ooze back into Kelsey—glazed-over eyes, half asleep, going through whatever he was going through. It was the most amazing transformation I'd ever seen."

Lighthousekeeping Sat 09-Feb-13 17:09:43

Thanks for that. He had a bad coke problem didnt he? I imagine he wouldve thought he was a cut above the rest. I could be wrong.

Salbertina Sat 09-Feb-13 17:11:25

Really, Nuzzle? Had no idea..

NuzzleMyScratch Sat 09-Feb-13 17:55:15

Definite alcohol and coke. I believe tragedies in his early life (his sister was murdered) helped him along.

Badvoc Sat 09-Feb-13 18:05:24

Simply one of the best written comedies there has ever been.
I loved the one on last week where Frasier tries to recreate. 1940s radio show.
Genius smile
Niles is my face character but roz comes a close second - peri gilpin was in the short list for the role of phoebe in friends!
My fave episodes are the one where N and D do the tango "we fooled them all" and where the finally get together....sob.
Not a single bad episode though!

Lighthousekeeping Sat 09-Feb-13 18:33:43

I thought phoebe was the original roz?

anonacfr Sat 09-Feb-13 19:27:21

Yes Phoebe was the original Ros as far as I know. Which would have been aaaaaaaaawful! (Sorry Friends hater here)

Panzee Sat 09-Feb-13 19:32:35

I thought the accents were bad on purpose? I'm assuming Robbie Coltrane can pull off a convincing British one...

Badvoc Sat 09-Feb-13 20:48:29

Oh, I,thought it was the other way round!
So glad Peri got the job!

Hassled Sat 09-Feb-13 21:07:42

I'm watching an episode called "Ros's Krantz and Gouldenstein are Dead" grin (Ros helps in an old people's home and becomes the angel of death).

MsNobodyAgain Sat 09-Feb-13 22:00:13

That is a good one.

I love Niles and Bulldog as well. He was very comical.

I liked the episode where Niles had his pet bird stuck to his head and was trying to host a dinner party.

My boxset never gets put away.

ShipwreckedAndComatose Sat 09-Feb-13 22:08:50

Just dropping in to say I also adore It. The writing and acting are perfection! It never dates or gets old.

lemonmuffin Sat 09-Feb-13 22:40:54

Niles is my favourite tv character ever.

Could any other actor have played that role so perfectly?

anonacfr Sat 09-Feb-13 22:51:12

Yes Niles is genius.

Anyone remember the episode when Frasier finds this legendary hermit actor and helps him set up a play- turns out the actor is awful?
And the one with the legendary author who's finally written a second book and they destroy the only copy in existence?

The illegal caviar one was also superb- when Martin gets the brothers banned from their exclusive deli.

And the one where Niles and Frasier decide to write a book together and end up nearly killing each other.

Best comedy ever and it doesn't age.

Damn. I need to get me the boxset.

MsNobodyAgain Sat 09-Feb-13 23:02:10

I remember those. Plus the dog food deli one with Martin.

The box set is currently 70 quid cheaper than when I ordered it in 2008, but I've had my moneys worth out of it. smile

montage Sat 09-Feb-13 23:14:51

The very early episodes where Roz and Niles dislike each other and snipe at one another are brilliant.

Channel 4 censored (!) the episode recently where Niles comes across Roz and Martin in Nervosa and asks if he's interrupting anything, Roz says "Yes Niles, we eloped, I'm your new stepmother" and Niles says "Well, I'll be a sonofabitch!" grin

montage Sat 09-Feb-13 23:17:12

I recently had a theme night and watched all the ones featuring Lilith, they were excellent.

The highlight was the "morning after" scenes when she had slept with Niles.

The dialogue between the 3 of them is awesome.

I love the one where they think they are descended from Russian nobility!

anonacfr Sun 10-Feb-13 10:26:14

I was looking at the boxset on Amazon but there were reviews from 2010 saying that the cardboard packaging was so terrible it actually damaged the discs.
Has anyone bought it recently? I so want it now. I never saw the one when Niles and Lilith sleep together.

MsNobodyAgain Sun 10-Feb-13 11:09:44

I bought this one

Great packaging (each disc is kept in a perspex holder) but a silly amount of money compared to the other one.

MsNobodyAgain Sun 10-Feb-13 11:11:39

Just noticed the reviews are basically copied from the other boxset, so there are whinges about the packaging that do not apply to what I've linked to above.

anonacfr Sun 10-Feb-13 12:36:08

Wow. That's a lot of money.

I keep thinking of the best episodes now. Remember when Frasier had to pretend to be Jewish to impress a girlfriend's mother? And when Niles tries to set up Ros and Donnie at the lakeside cabin?

God I want to watch a Frasier marathon.

I love Frasier! Have started watching them all from the beginning. Forgot how fantastic it is.

DonkeysDontRideBicycles Sun 10-Feb-13 13:02:45

Thanks for explaining about the Eddie role casting!

I loved the episode where Niles is hosting a fancy dress party and Roz thinks she's pregnant and Niles gets it into his head that Frasier has seduced and cast off Daphne. Hysterical.

Btw I do think Martin Crane deserved to find happiness with a new gf, he spent years sitting in that blessed armchair tolerating his sons' fussy pretensions or taking Eddie out for walks.

Some of the scenes in shows were so toe-curling but mirthful at the same time.

Love the series. Especially Three Valentines, and the Christmas episode where Frasier brings home a Jewish(?) girlfriend and Niles bursts out of the bathroom dressed as Jesus as he's in a nativity play.

One of my favourite lines is when Daphne is waxing lyrical about finding a "real man" whilst Niles hurriedly scrunches up the napkin he was using to make an origami figure.

D: "was that a little swan you just made?"
N: "no, it was a B-52"

fussychica Sun 10-Feb-13 14:24:17

Frasier - simply the bestgrin

MrsReacher Sun 10-Feb-13 14:52:52

I love Niles. He is so perfectly cast
One of my favourite bits is the end of the Bad Boy / Dirty girl episode. Daphne to Eddie " have you been in the bin again you bad boy !!"

Lighthousekeeping Sun 10-Feb-13 18:36:40

I've just watched the one were Martin buys Frasier a painting from a restaurant and he hates it, but daren't tell him. I cried proper tears at that one. Very emotional.

gimmecakeandcandy Mon 11-Feb-13 22:39:46

Officer Nasty - the stripper Frasier tries to hire and accidentally cuffs himself to.

Oh and when Frasier dresses as a clown to scare his dad and Martin has a heart attack.

Frasier and Niles fawning over hand towels whilst a pregnant Daphne looks on.

Pure class.

notyummy Tue 12-Feb-13 09:39:04

Just finished watching the Alaskan Cruise one on C4 when they all end up in Meris' bathroom. Fantastic.

Panzee Tue 12-Feb-13 10:43:14

"Is the hat rack moving?" One of my favourite lines of the show. grin

notyummy Tue 12-Feb-13 10:52:10

Love it!

montage Tue 12-Feb-13 19:45:39

The complete set is down to 56 pound on amazon down - back in stock shortly.

I know because after looking at it yesterday to see if it was the set I have, the bloody advert has been chasing me around the internet all day grin

Bue Tue 12-Feb-13 20:48:19

Love it so much. I've got the box set but have never got through the whole thing. Time to try, I think!

I think my favourite episode is the one where Niles hosts the party to unveil a new painting. Also when they open the restaurant! Any episode involving dinner was usually a winner.

Yama Tue 12-Feb-13 21:08:10

My favourite is when Frasier and Niles have to go to Mechanics School. They are rubbish so decide to be cheeky and bad.

And I can't remember the episode but the line I'll always chuckle over:

"Copernicus called and it turns out that you're not the centre of the universe."

Niles to Frasier I think it was.

Yama Tue 12-Feb-13 21:10:27

Just googled, it was an episode called 'We Two Kings' and it was:

- Niles is tired of fighting with Frasier over Christmas:
Niles: Why do you have to make everything so difficult?
Frasier: Niles, I've got news for you - Copernicus called and you are not the centre of the universe!

anonacfr Tue 12-Feb-13 21:20:10

What about the episode where Niles has a duel with Maris' fencing instructor while the Spanish maid is translating from German to English?
Turns out the fencing instructor was having an affair with the maid and not Maris.

PseudoBadger Tue 12-Feb-13 21:36:53

"He didn't steal.... Your shoes!"

MaitreKarlsson Tue 12-Feb-13 21:44:56

Happy to find this thread. My favourite is "they're playing our tune" - Frasier decides his show needs a new jingle and ends up conducting an orchestra with a full choir and including a monologue from Niles.

Frasier - Our show deals with the whole range of human emotion from euphoria to despair and nothing says despair so quickly as the scurl of a bagpipe.
Roz - Nothing says "turn off the radio" so quickly either.

Hassled Tue 12-Feb-13 21:57:52

I've found a great Youtube thing - looks like a bloopers/outtakes reel but includes some interviews with the cast and great clips - here.

another fan here too.

love niles. loved it when he and daphne finally got together

one of my fave episodes was when roz met the parents of her baby's dad. oh the noses... has me in stiches every time!

we only own series 4... one day i will own them all grin

lottiegarbanzo Tue 12-Feb-13 22:01:37

I've been working my way through it for months now, a mat leave bonus (thanks C4)! I'd forgotten there were so many episodes, only 84 (saved) to go I think.

Niles was always my favourite, just adorable. I love Lilith too. In fact I always thought Frasier himself was intended to be an unsympathetic character, being so pompous and vain, an anti-hero, providing a central focus for the likeable characters. Apparently not everyone sees it that way.

After many years I grasped that we might feel sympathy for Frasier's lack of self-awareness, vulnerability and constantly being misunderstood (because he's so pompous and vain...) but I still can't feel charmed by him.

Love the show though (except when it descends into real slapstick) and am still a bit shocked that the 1990s were 'a long time ago' though can see from the programme that, in some ways, they were.

coffeeinbed Sun 17-Feb-13 13:29:44

Box set on the way!
grin

My favourite line and one that is now in our family :

"We leave at nine-ish". (Said emphatically by Frasier after being called on his "we leave at daybreak" line)

In our family we always leave at nine-ish grin

Dancergirl Tue 19-Feb-13 09:29:57

Anyone remember the bit when the present for Frasier's some got lost?

'The Cranes from Maine have your living brain!' Brilliant smile

Dancergirl Tue 19-Feb-13 09:30:20

Frasier's SON!

Abra1d Tue 19-Feb-13 09:34:04

Frasier is just wonderful. I think I love him because although he is arrogant and snobbish, there's a kind man in that character somewhere. It's a gentle humour. And sooo witty.

My favourite episode, has anyone mentioned it so far? is when Frasier is 'helping' at Niles's proposal to Daphne. The turtle doves and the madrigal-singing dwarfs being marshalled on and off as the proposal is on, then off, then on again.

Hassled Fri 22-Feb-13 19:40:52

Oh I loved the proposal episode grin

I watched a classic with Bebe at her worst today, and then found YouTube compilations of Bebe being brilliant - another fairly minor character who was just perfectly done.

hellsbells76 Fri 22-Feb-13 20:01:59

I had NO IDEA about the sleb call-ins! shock

Love Frasier, especially the earlier episodes. When I catch one on cable I always think the more hair he has, the funnier it tends to be.

Favourite line is Frasier to Niles when Niles is smugging about all the free concert tickets etc he's getting because of his newspaper pieces.

N: 'And all because I have a small column'
F: 'That would certainly be the Freudian interpretation' grin

Hassled Mon 12-Aug-13 21:11:01

Resurrecting this because lots of people hadn't realised about the sleb phone-ins and I've found this great clip identifying the callers, including Helen Mirren -here

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