Frasier revival

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  1. pl1ngpl0ng

    pl1ngpl0ng Captain Captain

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    Maybe Kirstie Alley could stumble into his life somehow... i kinda like her for frasier.
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  2. Captaindemotion

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    She was great in Cheers but isn’t she basically bonkers these days?
     
  3. pl1ngpl0ng

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    is she bonkers?... i dont know... would make a great match for frasier then i suppose=)
     
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  4. The Borgified Corpse

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    You'll notice that Kirstie Alley is the only living Cheers regular to never appear on Frasier. Supposedly it's because she's a Scientologist and doesn't believe in psychology, so she refuses to appear in anything that portrays psychology in a positive light. (Whether Frasier & Niles are positive representatives of their profession is up for debate, IMO. :p )

    I like your pitch but with one change. The new adjunct professor is...... Dick Solomon! Frasier then needs to learn to cope with sharing an office with Dick and his increasingly bizarre antics. :D

    I've never understood that. I generally liked her.

    "These things happen... They happen every day... Every day IN ARKANSAS!!!!"

    I haven't seen most of these but I recognize a few of them. "The First Temptation of Daphne" was pretty dire. "Wheels of Fortune" was pretty good and it's always fun to see Michael Keaton in anything. "War of the Words" was decent.

    And while most fans seem to hold a dim view of Season 10, "Roe to Perdition" is one of my favorite episodes of the entire series! It's certainly the best thing the show had done since "The Seal Who Came to Dinner" back in Season 6.
     
  5. jmidnight_99

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    Most of the episodes weren't terrible, but there was definitely something missing. Wheel of Fortune just wasn't clever writing. Michael Keaton is great, but the character he played wasn't. And clever writing and good characters are what sets Frasier apart from most shows. Ditto for War of the Words. It's "decent", but those clunkers just lacked the little certain "something" that made Frasier more than just "decent". The one where they go to class to learn auto repair is unwatchable to me. It was "Two and a half Men" level jokes and antics. Unwatchable.
     
  6. JD

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    No thank you, I'm not a fan of incest stories.
     
  7. The Borgified Corpse

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    Perhaps an alternative would be Niles & Daphne having a daughter who develops an unrequited crush on an oblivious assistant working for Niles. It might be interesting seeing a female version of Niles' longstanding crush on Daphne.
     
  8. bigdaddy

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    Nope. That doesn't work in 2020. It barely worked back then. The only reason why it wasn't completely creepy was because David Hyde Pierce played it perfectly.
     
  9. The Borgified Corpse

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    Even a crush in a female-to-male direction? I figured that there was at least still enough of a double standard for that to work?
     
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    Nope. People will say it's creepy and that the woman is looking weak because she NEEDS a man and yadda yadda.

    I'm not saying I agree. But Niles came really close to being a freak who should be checked in to a nice room with padded walls.
     
  11. The Borgified Corpse

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    Which is strange given that unrequited love is one of the most universal aspects of the human condition.
     
  12. Timby

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    I'm tempted to ban you for reminding me of that waste of time.
     
  13. XCV330

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    Rather see a Niles show. I like to think of David Hyde Pierce's film "The Perfect Host" as a dark ending to Cheers and Frasier. :D
     
  14. jmidnight_99

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    And I'd deserve it. Of course, I didn't write the piece of crap, so you'd be killing the messenger.
     
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  15. jmidnight_99

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    Through high school and college, I have known at least seven people who "got bit" by someone that the couldn't shake. I met my wife when we were both 22. I saw her out o the corner of my eye, standing in the sun with her friends. She was wearing a tie-dyed t-shirt. It felt like someone knocked the wind out of me. That feeling has persisted for 30 years. I don't know what the hell would have happened if we were somehow kept apart.

    My best friend, married 25 years STILL talks about the one he couldn't catch.
     
  16. bigdaddy

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    But were you married at the time and stalked the woman?
     
  17. The Borgified Corpse

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    Niles didn't stalk Daphne. Admittedly, the fact that he was married to Maris while pining for Daphne made him a bit of a cad. But it was OK because (1.) Niles didn't seem to really seriously consider acting on his feelings until after he & Maris were separated in Season 3; (2.) Maris was, by all accounts, truly awful and insufferable; and (3.) we never saw Maris, so she doesn't even count as a real person. :D

    Meanwhile, my heart goes out to everyone who ever got bit by someone that they can't extract from their heart. I've been nursing feelings for a good friend of mine for 16 years now. I'd happily move on if only I'd ever met anyone else even slightly worthwhile.:sigh::shrug:
     
  18. bigdaddy

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    4. It's a TV show, and a great one at that. Plus Niles treats Daphne beautifully. When Niles second wife was trying to drive a wedge between Niles and Daphne during the fake marriage thing she had going, Niles exploded and pretty much goes "I rather be poor with Daphne than rich in a fake marriage".

    I'm gay, it's even worse when you have feelings for straight people. Like there is no chance at all and it's just ugh.