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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?

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


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.

Italiangreyhound Thu 07-Feb-13 23:30:22

Hassled I am so glad to find your thread.

Still watcing Frasier after years.


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!

Italiangreyhound Fri 08-Feb-13 08:03:33

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

There was just one Eddie

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

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