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Old August 13 2012, 04:16 PM   #1
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The Frasier thread

It's that time again for us to share our all-time favorite moments from the comedy series, Frasier. I like to create one of these threads and remember all those classic moments that made us laugh so hard. I think long and hard about this, but I have to put Frasier down in my book as the funniest series ever on TV. No show has ever made me laugh harder than this one. Some shows have come close, but I consider Frasier to be the gold standard. In some ways, it's like watching great theater.

I'm going to start with one of my favorite episodes from season six, Merry Christmas, Mrs. Moskowitz.

Frasier has to pretend to be Jewish to please his new girlfriend's mother. What I love so much about this one is that it's one of those episodes where everyone has to pretend to be someone/something they're not. It starts off innocently enough, and even looks like Frasier might get away with it, but very quickly it escalates to include Niles and Martin. Another of those classic Frasier farces, with each lie inevitably calling forth an even bigger lie until the whole deception collapses under the strain.

Niles was so good in this one -- having to play Jesus in a Christmas play, only to be caught. I laugh so hard each time when Frasier catches sight of Niles in his full Jesus costume and screams out, "JESUS!"



The other one I always bring up, from the same season, Three Valentines.



I am still in awe of David's performance here.

Let the conversation roll!
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Old August 13 2012, 06:27 PM   #2
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^ That one's pretty memorable to me, and I haven't ever really watched the show as much as I wished I had.

"Well what could I do? I threw a blanket over it."

Maybe this should be my next whole series buy on DVD or blu-ray.
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Old August 13 2012, 06:41 PM   #3
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My favorite moment is half-serious. I can't find video of it yet.

In the episode with Niles heart surgery, Daphne is so distraught she trashes a vending machine just to stop Frasier and his dad from arguing over a candy bar. Powerful scene.
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Old August 13 2012, 08:15 PM   #4
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One of my favorite shows .

As for favorite moment... I really loved when Niles and Daphne danced (the red dress episode). So beautiful, touching and heartbreaking at the same time.
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Old August 13 2012, 09:35 PM   #5
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The look on his face just before he yells. It kills me everytime I see it.
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Old August 14 2012, 02:16 AM   #6
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I absolutely love this series. Yeah, I think it's time I get this on DVD.

So many good moments. Yeah, I too love the red dress dance scene. I also really loved the ski lodge sequence where everyone is chasing someone through door after door. And the ski instructor is gay and after Niles while Niles is after Daphne and Frasier is after Daphne's friend.

"So it's a threesome you're after. Well I don't do those anymore!"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tp5wC-p7wi8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iv9WYRH8vCI
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Old August 14 2012, 02:50 AM   #7
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Great show. Watch it every day. Amazing they can make the Frasier and Niles characters likeable. In real life they'd be detestable.
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Old August 14 2012, 02:54 AM   #8
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Old August 14 2012, 02:59 AM   #9
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The other one I always bring up, from the same season, Three Valentines.



I am still in awe of David's performance here.

Let the conversation roll!
I remember NBC hyped that as "The funniest seven minutes you'll see on TV," which, even though I'd been an on-again/off-again Frasier watcher, made me tune in. Damned if they weren't right.

I can't find a clip, but I love in "A Tsar is Born" from season 7 when the boys and their dad are fighting over who gets to watch the TV. The boys want to watch Antiques Roadshow and Martin wants to watch a game show. They quickly figure out that they all want to watch the same show.

Frasier: Are you talking about the 'Antiques Roadshow'?
Martin: Yeah.
Frasier: That's the programme Niles and I want to watch.
Niles: Excuse me - I'll just go outside and see if the world has ended (!)
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Old August 14 2012, 04:17 AM   #10
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There was one episode which I recall Martin says: "Sex is something between you and the person you're doing it to!"

I love that line.

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Old August 14 2012, 04:17 AM   #11
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The other one I always bring up, from the same season, Three Valentines.



I am still in awe of David's performance here.

Let the conversation roll!
I remember NBC hyped that as "The funniest seven minutes you'll see on TV," which, even though I'd been an on-again/off-again Frasier watcher, made me tune in. Damned if they weren't right.

I can't find a clip, but I love in "A Tsar is Born" from season 7 when the boys and their dad are fighting over who gets to watch the TV. The boys want to watch Antiques Roadshow and Martin wants to watch a game show. They quickly figure out that they all want to watch the same show.

Frasier: Are you talking about the 'Antiques Roadshow'?
Martin: Yeah.
Frasier: That's the programme Niles and I want to watch.
Niles: Excuse me - I'll just go outside and see if the world has ended (!)
The ending of this episode is absolute gold.

Frasier: Well, we're both out $15,000 each.
Niles: And we have to take long trips in a Winnebago.
Frasier: And we're not Romanovs. We're descendant from thieves and whores.


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Old August 14 2012, 10:22 AM   #12
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I love this from Lilith Needs A Favor:

Lilith: I mapped out our dominant and recessive traits on a genome square, applied Mendel’s laws, allowed for anomalies, and concluded that you are the best biological choice.

Frasier: I see. Well, as enticed as I am by your honeyed words. I’m gonna need some kissin’.

Cracks me up every time I see it
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Old August 14 2012, 04:02 PM   #13
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What was that episode where Martin pretends that Niles is his gay boyfriend and Roz is Maris?
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Old August 14 2012, 04:34 PM   #14
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What was that episode where Martin pretends that Niles is his gay boyfriend and Roz is Maris?
Isn't that the one where Daphne's old boyfriend from England comes calling and wants her back?
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Old August 14 2012, 04:38 PM   #15
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My favorites:

- The one where they make a live radio mystery show. "Sound of ominous organ music indicating trouble ahead."

- The one where Niles and Daphne are stuck at Niles' place and there's a storm. "My glockenspiel has SPRUNG to life!"

- When Frasier sings Buttons and Bows at the fundraiser and forgets the lyrics
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