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Becuna Wed 20-Nov-19 18:42:16

I was really chuffed to see this episode today and even managed to record it smile David Hyde-Pearce is fantastic at physical comedy as is David Schwimmer. I love Frasier, it is my morning staple and this little gem with Niles is so clever, I love it.

TildaKauskumholm Wed 20-Nov-19 20:13:56

Yes, an absolute gem!

homemadecommunistrussia Wed 20-Nov-19 20:20:14

Niles is the best, I love it when he is the naughty kid in mechanics class.grin
The couch looks so fake in the ironing one though it's distracting.

QuiQuaiQuod Fri 22-Nov-19 19:42:31

TOTALLY agree, I always think him and David Schwimmer too have brilliant comic timing.

Very Chaplinesque.

DHP is such a good actor, they all are on Frasier. I love the greek tragedy episodes best. series Went off the rails once Niles married Daphne IMO, but up till then, 1st class.

Iamtooknackeredtorun Fri 22-Nov-19 19:43:52

Frasier in my top three ever (until Niles and Daphne get together). It’s so unashamedly intelligent but some excellent physical comedy as well.

WhoisitnowRalph Fri 22-Nov-19 19:54:14

Never been a massive fan of Frasier but I am of Raymond, so Frasier just comes on afterwards - I stick channel 4 on in the mornings when I'm away in hotels for work.

But this episode came on the other morning after I had been pacing my hotel room in frantic ugly tears, mourning the loss of my dog at the weekend. And OMG, I was very quickly howling with laughter, tears drying. It was very, very funny - I sort of realised I was laughing at old fashioned slapstick, but my God is he good.

His repeated fainting was utterly hilarious.

EleanorReally Sat 23-Nov-19 09:07:34

No running with scissors grin
and love Eddie, the dog

CosmoK Sat 23-Nov-19 09:10:55

Love, love Frasier. So clever.

I used to like Raymond too but I can't watch it now.....the blatant misogyny is just too much

Mrsjayy Sat 23-Nov-19 09:15:14

I dont think i appreciated Niles when I first watched it but now I love him I can watch him over &over he is hilarious.

I hate Raymond with a passion his mother his father are horrible horrible people.

dontmentionbookclub Sat 23-Nov-19 09:16:18

Just watched that on YouTube - excellent! Eddie is brilliant as well.

LordProfFekkoThePenguinPhD Sat 23-Nov-19 09:17:13

I have never seen the last episode!

Vinorosso74 Sat 23-Nov-19 09:19:53

Frasier is one of my favourite ever shows. Niles is a great character. I couldn't stand Daphne's brother though-his accent was completely different to hers

Mrsjayy Sat 23-Nov-19 09:58:41

Robbie coltrane and Richard E grant are Daphnes other brothers that blows my mind grin the 1 who is in it regularly has a Londonish accent !

ginghamstarfish Sat 23-Nov-19 10:15:56

Thanks OP, just watched on Youtube. Yes, Frasier was one of the best comedy series ever (but could have done without Daphne and her whole family).

WhoisitnowRalph Sat 23-Nov-19 21:00:10

There's something about the old fashioned misogyny and awfulness of the parents that makes Raymond so amusing.

That, and that Ray's dreadful laziness and self-absorption reminds me of DH's best friend; Deborah's subtle bitchiness and death stares remind me of DH's friends wife; and the horrible mother's poisonous manipulative skills are matched only by DH's ex. It just tickles me.

EleanorReally Sat 23-Nov-19 21:41:26

i have never seen Raymond

AutumnRose1 Sat 23-Nov-19 21:44:15

I never noticed the couch in the ironing one!

dudsville Sat 23-Nov-19 21:45:15

Love that and most episodes of frasier!

QuiQuaiQuod Sun 24-Nov-19 20:49:06

Daphes family always annoyed me, they all had different accents from each other!

Antony LaPaglia as Simon was the worst. From the Dick Van Dyke school of English accents!

Niles always brilliant, and love the one when theyre in the spa and niles is covered in bandages or something and waddles off like a penguin. smile

Disfordarkchocolate Sun 24-Nov-19 20:52:08

I love Niles too. I agree the programme went downhill when he married Daphne, every episode with her hideous family in is painful to watch.

WheresThatCatGoneNow Sun 24-Nov-19 21:19:45

With regard to 'Raymond', I really quite fancy Ray's brother! I think he's a policeman?

The scene in Frasier with Niles ironing is hysterical - and made even better by Eddie being such an integral part of it.

That lovely little dog (real name Moose) was so talented, and a very important and necessary cast member. He stole many a scene, didn't he grin

CoraPirbright Sun 24-Nov-19 21:21:39

Oh goodness, the ironing scene is genius!

BerwickLad Sun 24-Nov-19 21:30:52

Oh I love Frasier. It's very good and I notice extra bits every time I see the same episode - references to flims and events of the time, the clever little between scene captions. They are all brilliant but David Hyde pierce just tips it for me because he can do all types of comedy and is borderline genius at the physical stuff.

Agree that Daphne's family are weak but, well, it wasn't written for a British audience. I'm sure I couldn't tell you the many nuances of the USA accent just as most people from there wouldn't know about ours.

I caught my favourite episode a few weeks ago - the one where Daphne's ex (again, terrible accent) shows up and they all end up, one by one and with a kind of insane logic, being other people. Which Martin sends over the edge with his announcement that he's a retired astronaut!

It's pure farce, the script is a delight and there's one glorious bit in particular. Daphne's ex turns out to have done well for himself and she's stuck with pretending to be married to Niles. She realises she's made a mistake and says who'd have thought that Clive would end up being so successful, and still so good looking as well.
Niles: Well, send in the clowns.
Roz and Frasier tumble in from the balcony where he's been explaining to her why she's now Maris.
Niles: Don't bother, they're here.

Just perfect.

Disfordarkchocolate Sun 24-Nov-19 21:39:03

I used to Iike Raymond WheresThatCatGoneNow but the more I watch the more I thought that all of the people were horrible and stopped watching.

WheresThatCatGoneNow Sun 24-Nov-19 22:49:53

I don't regularly watch Everybody Loves Raymond - or even like it very much.

I just fancy Ray's big, tall brother wink !!

Starksforthewin Mon 25-Nov-19 10:08:29

Love Frasier.

The Niles ironing scene is one of the funniest things I have ever seen. I laughed and cried for hours. Every time I stopped I would think of it and set myself off again.

Glanced at that Raymond programme occasionally and thought it was awful. UNFUNNY.

MadisonAvenue Mon 25-Nov-19 15:37:29

I love Frasier, one of my favourite Niles scenes is the one where he becomes Cork Master 😂

Everybody Loves Raymond is another I love watching.

Mrsjayy Mon 25-Nov-19 15:40:23

I love it when Niles gets greyhound Maris grin

3luckystars Mon 25-Nov-19 15:40:34

Can I watch this episode on catch up or online somewhere?
I could do with a good laugh.

Mrsjayy Mon 25-Nov-19 18:24:05

It will be on all4.

AuntyElle Mon 25-Nov-19 18:54:19

No Frasier available at all on more4!

AuntyElle Mon 25-Nov-19 18:54:46

* all4

WheresThatCatGoneNow Mon 25-Nov-19 20:21:01

You can find the ironing scene on YouTube.

Just google 'Niles ironing' grin

Unicornsdosparkle Mon 25-Nov-19 20:32:40

Just reading the title of the post made me smile

DesMartinsPetCat Mon 25-Nov-19 20:45:43

Love Frasier, hated what they did with Daphne’s character.

I once sat next to DHP at breakfast.

DarlingNikita Wed 27-Nov-19 12:30:10

I don't remember the Niles ironing scene and I'm a big Frasier fan!

Totally agree about it being unashamedly intelligent while also excellent at physical comedy. There is pure farce too; there's one episode with people literally coming in and out of cupboards grin

But I think my favourite ever line is when Niles is carrying around a bag of flour in a baby sling in sympathy with Maris being pregnant: 'I actually had a dream my flour sack was abducted and the kidnapper started sending me muffins in the mail.'

Just delicious.

AutumnRose1 Wed 27-Nov-19 13:06:06


I love this even more than ironing

DarlingNikita Wed 27-Nov-19 14:03:33

Thanks for the clip, Autumn; what a treat grin
It also reminds me what a brilliant ensemble cast they were.

AutumnRose1 Wed 27-Nov-19 14:07:01

The way Marty says “I was afraid it would be something stupid” 😂😂

DarlingNikita Wed 27-Nov-19 14:34:55

Oh I loved Marty! RIP the actor (sorry can't recall his name right now).

MrsSpenserGregson Wed 27-Nov-19 14:40:43

Nile ironing is one of the best things ever, along with the St Petersburg episode of Cabin Pressure and the scene from Raymond (and I agree with everyone else that it is a very misogynistic series generally) where Raymond tries to remove a splinter from Deborah's finger

AutumnRose1 Wed 27-Nov-19 15:26:33

The other Frasier that I loved, but most of my friends forgot, was the spa episode....with the silver level and the gold level etc, anyone remember that?

MrsSpenserGregson Wed 27-Nov-19 15:51:33

This is another of my favourite Frasier scenes. As an only child, I have struggled to comprehend sibling rivalry throughout my life, and watching my own DC fight / argue / be generally vile to each other can be incredibly upsetting. This clip always reminds me that it's normal!

Stevienickssleeves Wed 27-Nov-19 16:03:03

I liked the odd episode of raymond, particularly the one where roberts date eats a fly

LordProfFekkoThePenguinPhD Wed 27-Nov-19 16:10:29

I liked the episode when his new boss thinks he is gay - and also thinks he has been invited round to dinner for a ‘date’.

TeaAndStrumpets Wed 27-Nov-19 16:12:13

Gold that the one where they end up in the back yard? (Sorry Autumn, not stalking you!)

I only have to think of Niles carrying the scissors, and I'm off again.

I can't think of another comedy I can rewatch over and over again, apart from Father Ted of course!

IWorkAtTheCheesecakeFactory Wed 27-Nov-19 16:17:40

Niles was the best character in frasier. Loved him. Ironing scene was gold.

I saw an episode of Raymond recently where it’s as Xmas and he “serenades” Debra singing “you better watch out, you better watch out, you better watch out, you better watch out” over and over because he doesn’t know the words and I thought how perfectly it just sums up Raymond. He’s a lazy shite who half asses everything, even nice things for his wife- can’t be arsed to do it properly. Arsehole.

TiddlerontheRoof Wed 27-Nov-19 16:23:53

The spa episode is underrated!

The episodes everyone raves about (which deserve to be raved about) are the ski lodge episode, the one with the murder mystery radio show, and the one with the dead seal. Phenomenal farce.

DesMartinsPetCat Wed 27-Nov-19 17:02:50

I love Raymond.

I think because so many of the characters were unlikeable, it’s easy to put them in to lots of different scenarios without it ruining your overall feelings for them.

Ray was selfish, lazy, and a liar. Slivers of positive moments, but didn’t really care if bad things happened to him for comedic reasons.

Debra was generally a hard worker and took on a lot because Ray didn’t/wouldn’t but she was viscous at times. If bad things happened her because of that- meh.

With Niles, he was such a great and love able character, despite his foibles, I only ever wanted good things for him, and expected that his character would act in good faith.

Then Mel came along. Poor Mel. She was painted as the villain for how she handled his request for a divorce but I’m 100% on her side. She was treated horribly, lied to, and used as a pawn.

I found that hard to stomach from Niles, and it turned me off him.

(Yes, I know they’re not real people!)

IWorkAtTheCheesecakeFactory Wed 27-Nov-19 17:06:52

Then Mel came along. Poor Mel. She was painted as the villain for how she handled his request for a divorce but I’m 100% on her side. She was treated horribly, lied to, and used as a pawn.

Much like Emily in friends! Painted as a horrible evil woman when Ross was the ballbag that had treated her appallingly.

QuiQuaiQuod Wed 27-Nov-19 17:07:47

Also love the fancy dress one where they think Daphes pregnant and its Roz ''O''.

My personal fave is the one where Frasier speaks Klingon at Freddys bahmitzvah (sp?) cos Noels mad at him.

Also love the ski lodge one, the gay boss, and my other fave is the one with Ricks parents and their noses.

''we have 2 giant shnausers''.

''Quiche Lorraine''?
''Quiche her? I hardly know her!''.

DesMartinsPetCat Wed 27-Nov-19 17:28:56

Much like Emily in friends! Painted as a horrible evil woman when Ross was the ballbag that had treated her appallingly


Except Ross was always a dick so I expected him to behave badly.

It was just so out of character for Niles. I get why he married Mel, but he should have handled the separation differently.
Then Daphne had a complete personality-change at the same time, so they both became unlikeable.

AutumnRose1 Wed 27-Nov-19 18:28:44

@TeaAndStrumpets. That’s the one!

I love how ridiculous the spa treatments get...but those are probably real treatments by now!

IWorkAtTheCheesecakeFactory Wed 27-Nov-19 19:13:43

Frasier cranes humungous ass! grin frasier stomping around the bathroom singing live on the radio!

AutumnRose1 Wed 27-Nov-19 19:14:33

Three little maids from school are we....

Doingtheboxerbeat Thu 28-Nov-19 22:42:20

I watched todays episode when Fraser is tasked with the simple job of recording a jingle for his show. The orchestra, the choir and Niles' speaking part. Amazing.

MissLadyM Thu 28-Nov-19 22:55:11

That Niles ironing thing was genius. I always liked him more than Frasier but the whole programme and dynamics were fantastic. I was never a huge Daphne fan but it jumped the shark when she got with Niles & her family came into it.

BennyTheBall Thu 28-Nov-19 23:03:48

Love that episode of Frasier.

Hated any episode with Daphne's stupid family in though.

Loved ELR - especially The Canister episode.

IJustWantToWearDungarees Thu 28-Nov-19 23:27:37

My favourite Frasier episode is Out With Dad, where Martin accompanies Frasier to the opera and ends up attracting the business partner of a woman Frasier fancies. I loved the Niles and Daphne storyline and cried when they got together at her wedding, but Daphne's mother and her brother really do grate. I love the silly pomposity of Frasier and Niles - I identify with it quite a lot myself! 😳

TeaAndStrumpets Fri 29-Nov-19 08:04:05

I agree dungarees, it would have been better if Daphne’s family had been left to the imagination, like Maris!

Doingtheboxerbeat Fri 29-Nov-19 11:47:35

Daphnes family and there various accents made those episodes unwatchable for me. I put it down to non British producers perhaps not seeing the difference in regional accents but there is a show called Blue Bloods on sky and it's is just as bad. They must all be adopted.

Disfordarkchocolate Fri 29-Nov-19 11:50:39

I watched an episode of Colombo last week and the Irish accents were laugh out loud funny. Possible even as bad as Daphne's family.

BennyTheBall Fri 29-Nov-19 12:48:49

Why DO British characters in American sitcoms have to have such mangled accents?

Daphne’s faux Mancunian, Emily in friends - what even was that accent supposed to be?

LordProfFekkoThePenguinPhD Fri 29-Nov-19 13:08:10

Especially when you see Brits playing Americans in US shows and even Americans can't tell they aren't American! Wasnt one of Daphnes 'brothers' Australian?

EachandEveryone Tue 03-Dec-19 00:53:30

So many good ones to choose from. I have it on series link. I always love the gay ones. Tonight it was the one were Marty replaces Niles at the opera. Is a seat duster at the opera an actual thing?😄😄😄 Marty pretends to be gay. I think all three of them have done that at some point.

Mrsjayy Tue 03-Dec-19 12:17:08

I watched the 1 where Mel is insisting niles goes to their wedding reception i realised Ive missed half a series i have never seen them get married I always seem to catvh the one i saw today confused

IWorkAtTheCheesecakeFactory Tue 03-Dec-19 12:24:17

Niles and Mel eloped to get married so we didn’t see it.

Mrsjayy Tue 03-Dec-19 12:35:28

Ah right ok I still think I have missed a good few episodes.

IWorkAtTheCheesecakeFactory Tue 03-Dec-19 12:51:42

They’ve done a bit of messing around with the order of the episodes on Ch4 this last couple of weeks. I remember only a few weeks ago that Mel had cited niles “adultery” with daphne as the reason for divorce but now we’re back to episodes that happened before that. It’s confusing.

WheresThatCatGoneNow Tue 03-Dec-19 13:30:58

I like the episode where Frasier and Niles visit their childhood home, believing that a murder was committed there.

Also, I think Roz was my favourite character - her friendship with Martin was lovely. They were totally on the same wavelength.

I always really fancied Bulldog, and the fact that the actor is gay in real-life (I hope think!) just made him all the more cute!

Niles remembering "mustn't run with scissors" was absolute genius grin

drigon Tue 03-Dec-19 23:55:39

One of my favourite episodes is when Daphne is concerned about privacy, but repeatedly finds Frasier snooping round her room and even in her bathroom. It ends up with her catching all three of the men - Frasier, Miles and Martin - in her bedroom due to various farcical circumstances, with Eddie holding her bra in his mouth. So funny! Also love Frasier hiding from his new friend with the squeaky wheelchair and his tartan tammy travelling in mid air. Brilliant.

Doingtheboxerbeat Wed 04-Dec-19 18:14:58

@drigon, omg I had forgotten about that episode with Eddie and the bra, absolutely brilliant.

IWorkAtTheCheesecakeFactory Wed 04-Dec-19 18:53:15

Eddie was the real star of that show! grin

I loved when he would come in and roll himself all over the sofa then run away when he heard frasier coming. Or when he drank out of niles’ drink without him realising.

Doingtheboxerbeat Wed 04-Dec-19 19:16:57

It might be inappropriate but the episode when Fraser is illustrating to Martin and Niles how the conversation would go if he was to criticise Mary, the African American producer who temporarily replaced Daphne. The "I don't think so" clicking waving fingers was hilariously awkward to watch.

teddyneedsawash Wed 04-Dec-19 19:25:48

I watched a few episodes this week and realised just how much I miss it! If it's not on All4, where can I watch it? Any ideas? DH and I have had a really tough year and I'd love to reprise Frasier as a regular watch for a while!

QuiQuaiQuod Thu 05-Dec-19 19:10:27

why does channel 4 and all its others channels jump loads of episodes?

I missed the one where're Frasier tells Daphne about Niles crush on her.

and many others.

Why do they do that????? Its so annoying.

Becuna Sun 08-Dec-19 19:16:59

They seem to skip episodes, often the announcers will say it's a change from the schedule. Last week it was 'fat' Daphne, my least favourite episodes.

Deathraystare Tue 10-Dec-19 18:26:51

I love Niles - especially when describing his wife/ex wife to others.

I cracked up a few days ago when Daphne had put on weight and put food in every corner of the apartment!!

I do like the Raymond show though he is a lazy mummy's boy. His mum makes me laugh.

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