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The glory that is Frasier

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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.


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

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SauvignonBlanche Mon 04-Feb-13 22:11:12

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

Here's another list which doesn't really cross-reference with the first list

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.

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