History Awesome / Frasier

19th Nov '17 11:45:06 PM mlsmithca
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* Niles vs Gunnar the Bavarian fencing instructor. Errol Flynn is born again!

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* "An Affair to Forget":
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Niles vs Gunnar the Bavarian fencing instructor. Errol Flynn is born again!



--> '''Frasier:''' He demands an apology! He did not steal your... ''shoes.''
--> '''Niles:''' ...'''Shoes!?'''
--> '''Frasier:''' Yes. Sorry. Apparently I mistranslated.

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--> '''Frasier:''' --->'''Frasier:''' He demands an apology! He did not steal your... ''shoes.''
-->
''\\
'''Niles:''' ...'''Shoes!?'''
-->
'''Shoes!?'''\\
'''Frasier:''' Yes. Sorry. Apparently I mistranslated.



* Niles finally calling Mel out on all the misery she'd been putting him through. He's less concerned about his own suffering, and more about Daphne's. The scene is also a brilliant rebuttal to the view espoused by Frasier's new butler in the episode that class is an insurmountable barrier, [[spoiler:ultimately leading to said butler deciding to try to rekindle a mutual attraction with an upper class lady from his past.]]

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* From "Taking Liberties", Niles finally calling Mel out on all the misery she'd been putting him through. He's less concerned about his own suffering, and more about Daphne's. The scene is also a brilliant rebuttal to the view espoused by Frasier's new butler in the episode that class is an insurmountable barrier, [[spoiler:ultimately leading to said butler deciding to try to rekindle a mutual attraction with an upper class lady from his past.]]



--->'''Leo:''' But before you take that shot, why don't we make this a little more interesting? All you have to do to win is run those last five balls. So what do you say we double our bet?\\

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--->'''Leo:''' -->'''Leo:''' But before you take that shot, why don't we make this a little more interesting? All you have to do to win is run those last five balls. So what do you say we double our bet?\\
19th Nov '17 12:25:00 PM mlsmithca
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* The episode 'High Crane Drifter' has Frasier physically throw a rude customer out of a restaurant (with Frasier declaring "I think what you need is an ETIQUETTE LESSON!"). This in itself is awesome, but then at the end of the episode, the man declares his intent to sue, leading Niles to mock him mercilessly for his cowardice. The man responds by touching Niles' shirt with his finger while warning him to shut up, and Niles reacts as though he's just been shoved incredibly hard, staggering around the cafe and collapsing onto a table. Frasier rushes over to see if he's okay, and what does Niles say? "Counter-suit."

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* The episode 'High Crane Drifter' has Frasier physically throw a rude customer out of a restaurant (with Frasier declaring "I think "Then perhaps what you need is an ETIQUETTE LESSON!"). This in itself is awesome, but then at the end of the episode, the man declares his intent to sue, leading Niles to mock him mercilessly for his cowardice. The man responds by touching Niles' shirt with his finger while warning him to shut up, and Niles reacts as though he's just been shoved incredibly hard, staggering around the cafe and collapsing onto a table. Frasier rushes over to see if he's okay, and what does Niles say? "Counter-suit."



* Another episode has Frasier getting sold a painting that turns out to be a forgery. The gallery refuses to take it back, the police aren't interested, so Frasier decides to take matters into his own hands. He gets a brick, and late at night, goes to throw it through the gallery window, when Niles stops him, reminding him of a time in their youth when Frasier stopped him from putting sugar in the gas tank of his SadistTeacher's car after the teacher in question egged on a particularly cruel bout of bullying following an especially mean practical joke. Frasier gives Niles the brick, impressed by Niles' nobility in not retaliating against his coach, even in spite of all the unpleasant nicknames he was called. Niles, however, didn't know there were nicknames, and throws the brick through the window himself, delivering the beautiful line:
--> ''I've struck a blow for justice! Nobody calls me peachfuzz!''

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* Another episode has "The Crucible":
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Frasier getting is sold a painting that turns out to be a forgery. The gallery refuses to take it back, the police aren't interested, so Frasier decides to take matters into his own hands. He gets a brick, and late at night, goes to throw it through the gallery window, when Niles stops him, reminding him of a time in their youth when Frasier stopped him from putting sugar in the gas tank of his SadistTeacher's car after the teacher in question egged on a particularly cruel bout of bullying following an especially mean practical joke. Frasier gives Niles the brick, impressed by Niles' nobility in not retaliating against his coach, even in spite of all the unpleasant nicknames he was called. Niles, however, didn't know there were nicknames, and throws the brick through the window himself, delivering the beautiful line:
--> ''I've --->'''Niles:''' I've struck a blow for justice! Nobody calls me peachfuzz!''peachfuzz!



---> ''We may be barbarians, but we pay for our pillaging!''

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---> ''We --->'''Niles:''' We may be barbarians, but we pay for our pillaging!''pillaging!



* Frasier skipping a ceremony to honor ''him'' to [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments help his depressed cab driver]]. Aww.
* In the episode "Can't Tell a Crook by His Cover", Daphne beats up a criminal who tries to hit on her, hustles a guy out of at least $200, almost pots 6 pool balls in one shot, and then jams the doors shut with a pool cue, allowing her, Frasier and Niles to escape. She also takes the money that she'd bet on that shot as they run out.
** Even better, Niles and Frasier had been concerned for Daphne's safety in a seedy bar. Instead, she was ''hustling'' the pool hustlers!

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* From "The 1000th Show", Frasier skipping a ceremony to honor ''him'' to [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments help his depressed cab driver]]. Aww.
* In the episode "Can't Tell a Crook by His Cover", Daphne beats up a criminal who tries to hit on her, hustles a guy out of at least $200, almost pots 6 pool balls in one shot, and then jams the doors shut with a pool cue, allowing her, Frasier and Niles to escape. She also takes the money that she'd bet on that shot as they run out.
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out. Even better, Niles and Frasier had been concerned for Daphne's safety in a seedy bar. Instead, she was ''hustling'' the pool hustlers!



* Bebe is incredibly condescending toward Daphne, assuming that she's some kind of servant. Daphne gives Bebe one of Eddie's "cookies".

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* Bebe is incredibly condescending toward Daphne, assuming that she's some kind of servant. So in "Agents in America, Part III", Daphne gives Bebe one of Eddie's "cookies".



* After seeing Diane Chambers' HerCodeNameWasMarySue play about their relationship, the actor who plays his character-surrogate "Franklin" questions his motivation. [[RantInducingSlight Cue Frasier's snap:]]
--> ''IIIIIIIIII''...may be able to illuminate that for you! What you're feeling is that this woman has--REACHED into your chest--PLUCKED out your heart, and--''THROWN it to her HELLHOUNDS for a CHEW TOY''!!! It's not the last time either, because ''that's what this woman is''--SHE IS THE DEVIL! It's no use running away from her, because no matter how ''far you go''--how many ''years'' you let pass--you will never be ''completely out of REACH of THOSE--BONY--FINGERS''!!! So drink hearty, Franklin, and ''laugh''! Because you have made a ''pact''--WITH ''BEELZEBUB''!!! '''''AND HER NAME IS MARY ANN!!!''''' ''(Walks out to wild applause)''

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* "The Show Where Diane Comes Back":
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After seeing Diane Chambers' HerCodeNameWasMarySue play about their relationship, the actor who plays his character-surrogate "Franklin" questions his motivation. [[RantInducingSlight Cue Frasier's snap:]]
--> --->'''Frasier:''' ''IIIIIIIIII''...may be able to illuminate that for you! What you're feeling is that this woman has--REACHED into your chest--PLUCKED out your heart, and--''THROWN it to her HELLHOUNDS for a CHEW TOY''!!! It's not the last time either, because ''that's what this woman is''--SHE IS THE DEVIL! It's no use running away from her, because no matter how ''far you go''--how many ''years'' you let pass--you will never be ''completely out of REACH of THOSE--BONY--FINGERS''!!! So drink hearty, Franklin, and ''laugh''! Because you have made a ''pact''--WITH ''BEELZEBUB''!!! '''''AND HER NAME IS MARY ANN!!!''''' ''(Walks out to wild applause)''



* Frasier driving through the barrier of a parking garage because they tried to charge him $4.00 even though he hadn't parked.

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* Frasier driving through the barrier of a parking garage in "Enemy at the Gate" because they tried to charge him $4.00 even though he hadn't parked.



* After a long week at work, Frasier is looking forward to a nice evening at home with his family and friends celebrating his father's birthday, only to find them all miserable and at each other's necks. After trying to get everyone to lay their problems aside from the night, he finally steps in and doles out advice, the one thing he'd been hoping to avoid. Once everyone's feeling better, they hear word of another party and are about to step out. And Frasier gives this speech:
-->'''Frasier:''' Excuse me! Just a second. I think maybe it's time for a little lesson about what it's like to live the life of this particular party pooper. I spend the whole damn week ministering to the troubled and the neurotic and the sometimes just plain goofy. Then I hang up my earphones and it doesn't end there. Out on the street, at the café, even in this building – more people come up for help, more problems. I suppose they just think it's OK, it's what I do. But every time I try to help them it costs me a little piece of myself. A little bit here, a little bit there, a little bit here, a little bit there... until I end up feeling like a zebra carcass on the Serengeti surrounded by burping vultures! Well, this happened to be one of those weeks. I had my escape planned. I was going to come home for an evening of fun with my extended family. What do I get? I get the four of you going at each other like the Borgias on a bad day! So I roll up my sleeves, and I tend to each one of you. And you all feel better. And the minute you get a whiff of mesquite coming from down below, you are out the door without so much as a “thank you.” Well, thank you for the invitation, but I am, frankly, fed up with people and their problems. The Doctor is out.

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* "Dark Victory":
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After a long week at work, Frasier is looking forward to a nice evening at home with his family and friends celebrating his father's birthday, only to find them all miserable and at each other's necks. After trying to get everyone to lay their problems aside from the night, he finally steps in and doles out advice, the one thing he'd been hoping to avoid. Once everyone's feeling better, they hear word of another party and are about to step out. And Frasier gives this speech:
-->'''Frasier:''' --->'''Frasier:''' Excuse me! Just a second. I think maybe it's time for a little lesson about what it's like to live the life of this particular party pooper. I spend the whole damn week ministering to the troubled and the neurotic and the sometimes just plain goofy. Then I hang up my earphones and it doesn't end there. Out on the street, at the café, even in this building – more people come up for help, more problems. I suppose they just think it's OK, it's what I do. But every time I try to help them it costs me a little piece of myself. A little bit here, a little bit there, a little bit here, a little bit there... until I end up feeling like a zebra carcass on the Serengeti surrounded by burping vultures! Well, this happened to be one of those weeks. I had my escape planned. I was going to come home for an evening of fun with my extended family. What do I get? I get the four of you going at each other like the Borgias on a bad day! So I roll up my sleeves, and I tend to each one of you. And you all feel better. And the minute you get a whiff of mesquite coming from down below, you are out the door without so much as a “thank you.” Well, thank you for the invitation, but I am, frankly, fed up with people and their problems. The Doctor is out.



* Niles gets one in Season Nine when, upon deciding to marry Daphne, he travels all the way to Manchester and tracks down her father Harry, whom he wants to reconcile with Gertrude. Harry tosses him out five times and Niles marches back in ''each and every time''.
** Niles doesn't tell Daphne what he did, but after Harry and Gertrude fail to reunite, Harry confides to Daphne how Niles kept coming back, proving to Harry that he really is the right man for Daphne. This is the catalyst event that brings Daphne to Niles' door, saying she wants to marry him that very night. And TheyDo!
* Another contender for Martin's [=CMOA=] is at the end of the episode where Niles and Daphne have a spur-of-the-moment isolated wedding, followed by several staged weddings so no one's feelings are hurt for missing the real one, with different people "in" on each layer of deceit. In the end, the truth is revealed that they all missed the real wedding, and everyone bickers about it, except Martin, who says "I just have one question. If you two are already married, why aren't you on your honeymoon?" Made better by the fact Daphne calls him "Martin" for the first time.

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* Niles gets one in Season Nine "The Guilt Trippers" when, upon deciding to marry Daphne, he travels all the way to Manchester and tracks down her father Harry, whom he wants to reconcile with Gertrude. In the TimeSkip between this and the next episode, "Moons Over Seattle", Harry tosses him out five times and Niles marches back in ''each and every time''.
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time''. Niles doesn't tell Daphne what he did, but after Harry and Gertrude fail to reunite, Harry confides to Daphne how Niles kept coming back, proving to Harry that he really is the right man for Daphne. This is the catalyst event that brings Daphne to Niles' door, saying she wants to marry him that very night. And TheyDo!
* Another contender for Martin's [=CMOA=] is at the end of the episode where "The Ring Cycle", in which Niles and Daphne have a spur-of-the-moment isolated wedding, followed by several staged weddings so no one's feelings are hurt for missing the real one, with different people "in" on each layer of deceit. In the end, the truth is revealed that they all missed the real wedding, and everyone bickers about it, except Martin, who says "I just have one question. If you two are already married, why aren't you on your honeymoon?" Made better by the fact Daphne calls him "Martin" for the first time.



* When Frasier finds out Niles and Roz were pretending to be on a date to try to break up Daphne and Donnie - and the plan fails miserably - he says to the both of them, "Oh, and by the way" and blows on his duck call as a marvelous TakeThat.
* Niles FINALLY being able to get one over on Maris, when he and Donny discover that her family made their money through [[spoiler: urinal cakes]] rather than through lumber. Niles' "Hellooooooooo Maris!" (she's in the middle of a week-long vow of silence) as he reclines and puts his feet up on Donny's desk is fantastic.
* Niles sinking a half-court shot at a Sonics game. Sure, he does it granny style, and it's nothing but incredible luck, but the fact remains that ''no one'' saw that coming. And the camera setup makes it clear that yes, David Hyde Pierce really did sink that half-court shot (though it took over twenty attempts, not just one). The soundtrack - "Sirius" by Music/TheAlanParsonsProject, familiar to basketball fans for its regular use before Chicago Bulls home games - makes it even more awesome.
* New station owner and multimedia tycoon Big Willy Boon implies there might be a syndication deal in it for Frasier if Frasier can get Willy's fiancee to quit smoking in three days. Said fiancee is Bebe. And after three days of hell, Frasier ''finally'' finds a method that works.
-->'''Frasier:''' For God's sake... I don't care anymore. You know, I can't help you, nobody can. You want to ruin it for both of us? Here, go ahead, knock yourself out. I only wish I could be there when it happens.
-->'''Bebe:''' When what happens?
-->'''Frasier:''' When you see that newspaper headline: "Big Willy Boone, Millionaire, Dead." Oh, how I wish I could be there when you watch the funeral on the news. Watch the casket being slipped into the ground. Only, you won't be watching that. No, no, you'll be watching... the widow Boone. Tiffany, perhaps. Oh no, better yet, "Kelli" - with an "I"!
-->'''Bebe:''' [[AnythingButThat Stop it!]]
-->'''Frasier:''' You'll picture her wearing '''YOUR''' jewels, sailing in '''YOUR''' yachts, sleeping with '''YOUR''' gigolos - but, oh, you won't be sad, no, no, no! [chuckles] Because you'll have your ''cigarette''.
-->''(Bebe looks horrified at her cigarette)''
-->'''Frasier:''' Yeah! Clutched in your nicotine-stained teeth, smoke whirling about your once-pretty, now creased, leathery, smoke-ravaged...
-->'''Bebe:''' Enough! ''(gives the cigarettes to Frasier)'' You are one ''hell'' of a therapist.
* Whether or not you agree with Dr. Nora's beliefs, you have to admit that she was a smug, holier-than-thou shrew to everybody she came in contact with. (And a stereotypical StrawFeminist, at that!) So, when Frasier tracked down her ''mother,'' who then charges into the studio, reveals all of Dr. Nora's dirty laundry '''on the air,''' and completely shatters her superior attitude in less than 60 seconds and leaves her a hysterically sobbing mess, it is LaserGuidedKarma at its best. The best part is that Frasier was only trying to help, while Roz disapproved, wanting violence over reconcillation. When Mrs. Mulhern bellows, '''''"YOU LITTLE WHORE!!!"''''', Roz jumps up and down gleefully exclaiming, "I was wrong, Frasier! Your way '''''is''''' better!"
* When Frasier works with Niles to write his [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lSK1UeD9nvE own theme tune]], both funny and awesome. Everyone else disagrees, though.

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* When In "Decoys", when Frasier finds out Niles and Roz were pretending to be on a date to try to break up Daphne and Donnie - and the plan fails miserably - he says to the both of them, "Oh, and by the way" and blows on his duck call as leaves them with a marvelous TakeThat.
TakeThat:
-->'''Frasier:''' Oh, I realise now that you two don't need my blessing, so I'll leave you with this: ''[blows a duck call at them]''
* "To Tell the Truth":
** Donny's lawyering is always awesome, but the two moments in particular were his "audition" when he got Maris' lawyers to move up the court date seven months, and his uncovering of Maris' family secret. He gets extra style points for how he ends the audition after getting the date moved up.
--->'''Maris' Lawyer (over the phone):''' Mr Douglas, does this mean that YOU are now representing Niles Crane?\\
''(Donny looks to Niles. Niles gives a smile and a thumbs up. Donny smiles back and shakes his hand.)''\\
'''Donny:''' That's EXACTLY what that means!
** There's a heartwarming aspect to it: Donny was one of Roz's former flings, and got him to take his case. Considering Roz and Niles' low opinions of each other at that point, it's remarkable Roz would help him with a powerhouse lawyer.
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Niles FINALLY being able to get one over on Maris, when he and Donny discover that her family made their money through [[spoiler: urinal cakes]] rather than through lumber. Niles' "Hellooooooooo Maris!" (she's in the middle of a week-long vow of silence) as he reclines and puts his feet up on Donny's desk is fantastic.
* Niles sinking a half-court shot at a Sonics game.game in "Hooping Cranes". Sure, he does it granny style, and it's nothing but incredible luck, but the fact remains that ''no one'' saw that coming. And the camera setup makes it clear that yes, David Hyde Pierce really did sink that half-court shot (though it took over twenty attempts, not just one). The soundtrack - "Sirius" by Music/TheAlanParsonsProject, familiar to basketball fans for its regular use before Chicago Bulls home games - makes it even more awesome.
* New In "Where There's Smoke, There's Fired", new station owner and multimedia tycoon Big Willy Boon implies there might be a syndication deal in it for Frasier if Frasier can get Willy's fiancee to quit smoking in three days. Said fiancee is Bebe. And after three days of hell, Frasier ''finally'' finds a method that works.
-->'''Frasier:''' For God's sake... I don't care anymore. You know, I can't help you, nobody can. You want to ruin it for both of us? Here, go ahead, knock yourself out. I only wish I could be there when it happens.
-->'''Bebe:'''
happens.\\
'''Bebe:'''
When what happens?
-->'''Frasier:'''
happens?\\
'''Frasier:'''
When you see that newspaper headline: "Big Willy Boone, Millionaire, Dead." Oh, how I wish I could be there when you watch the funeral on the news. ''[Bebe is grinning along with Frasier]'' Watch the casket being slipped into the ground. Only, you won't be watching that. No, no, you'll be watching... the widow Boone. Tiffany, perhaps. Oh no, better yet, "Kelli" - with an "I"!
-->'''Bebe:'''
"I"!\\
'''Bebe:''' ''[no longer grinning]''
[[AnythingButThat Stop it!]]
-->'''Frasier:'''
it!]]\\
'''Frasier:'''
You'll picture her wearing '''YOUR''' jewels, sailing in '''YOUR''' yachts, sleeping with '''YOUR''' gigolos - but, oh, you won't be sad, no, no, no! [chuckles] ''[chuckles]'' Because you'll have your ''cigarette''.
-->''(Bebe
''cigarette''.\\
''[Bebe
looks horrified at her cigarette)''
-->'''Frasier:'''
cigarette]''\\
'''Frasier:'''
Yeah! Clutched in your nicotine-stained teeth, smoke whirling about your once-pretty, now creased, leathery, smoke-ravaged...
-->'''Bebe:'''
smoke-ravaged...\\
'''Bebe:'''
Enough! ''(gives ''[gives the cigarettes to Frasier)'' Frasier]'' You are one ''hell'' of a therapist.
* Whether or not you agree with Dr. Nora's beliefs, the title character's beliefs in "Dr. Nora", you have to admit that she was a smug, holier-than-thou shrew to everybody she came in contact with. (And a stereotypical StrawFeminist, at that!) So, when Frasier tracked down her ''mother,'' who then charges into the studio, reveals all of Dr. Nora's dirty laundry '''on the air,''' and completely shatters her superior attitude in less than 60 seconds and leaves her a hysterically sobbing mess, it is LaserGuidedKarma at its best. The best part is that Frasier was only trying to help, while Roz disapproved, wanting violence over reconcillation. When Mrs. Mulhern bellows, '''''"YOU LITTLE WHORE!!!"''''', Roz jumps up and down gleefully exclaiming, "I was wrong, Frasier! Your way '''''is''''' better!"
* When Frasier works with Niles to write his [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lSK1UeD9nvE own theme tune]], tune]] in "They're Playing Our Song", both funny and awesome. Everyone else disagrees, though.



* Frasier's Halloween party where everyone had to dress as someone they admired. Martin goes as Joe [=DiMaggio=] and Niles goes as Martin. Near the end, when one of Frasier's "games" is to state their hero's disappointment. Niles first says it's not being able to take Niles and Frasier to see [=DiMaggio=], then says it's Niles and Frasier. Martin tells Niles to stop right there and that he was always proud of Niles and Frasier, and he would not allow Niles to put words in his mouth or portray him as a drunk, judgemental jackass.
* In "Juvenilia", Frasier getting one over on the bratty hosts of "Teen Scene", who have spitefully dug up his embarrassing secrets and used them to humiliate him on the air, by reminding them with Kirby's help that he isn't the only one with embarrassing secrets that he doesn't want broadcast to the public over the radio...
-->'''Frasier:''' I believe we were discussing my competence as a mental health professional. And though it is true that I have suffered several emotional setbacks in my life, if we are to be honest... haven't we all?\\

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* From "Room Full of Heroes", Frasier's Halloween party where everyone had to dress as someone they admired. Martin goes as Joe [=DiMaggio=] and Niles goes as Martin. Near the end, when one of Frasier's "games" is to state their hero's disappointment. Niles first says it's not being able to take Niles and Frasier to see [=DiMaggio=], then says it's Niles and Frasier. Martin tells Niles to stop right there and that he was always proud of Niles and Frasier, and he would not allow Niles to put words in his mouth or portray him as a drunk, judgemental jackass.
* In "Juvenilia", "Juvenilia":
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Frasier getting one over on the bratty hosts of "Teen Scene", who have spitefully dug up his embarrassing secrets and used them to humiliate him on the air, by reminding them with Kirby's help that he isn't the only one with embarrassing secrets that he doesn't want broadcast to the public over the radio...
-->'''Frasier:''' --->'''Frasier:''' I believe we were discussing my competence as a mental health professional. And though it is true that I have suffered several emotional setbacks in my life, if we are to be honest... haven't we all?\\



* Donnie's lawyering is always awesome, but the two moments in particular were his "audition" when he got Maris' lawyers to move up the court date seven months, and his uncovering of Maris' family secret. He gets extra style points for how he ends the audition after getting the date moved up.
-->'''Maris' Lawyer (over the phone):''' Mr Douglas, does this mean that YOU are now representing Niles Crane?
-->''(Donnie looks to Niles. Niles gives a smile and a thumbs up. Donnie smiles back and shakes his hand.)''
-->'''Donnie:''' That's EXACTLY what that means!
** There's a heartwarming aspect to it: Donny was one of Roz's former flings, and got him to take his case. Considering Roz and Niles' low opinions of each other at that point, it's remarkable Roz would help him with a powerhouse lawyer.
* ''Daphne Returns''. Niles keeps flashing back to romantic moments with Daphne, but Frasier is having none of it. Niles is idealizing Daphne too much, and Daphne is struggling with living up to that fantasy Daphne. After one memory too much, Frasier finally tears into Niles in a calm, brotherly way.

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* Donnie's lawyering is always awesome, but the two moments in particular were his "audition" when he got Maris' lawyers to move up the court date seven months, and his uncovering of Maris' family secret. He gets extra style points for how he ends the audition after getting the date moved up.
-->'''Maris' Lawyer (over the phone):''' Mr Douglas, does this mean that YOU are now representing Niles Crane?
-->''(Donnie looks to Niles. Niles gives a smile and a thumbs up. Donnie smiles back and shakes his hand.)''
-->'''Donnie:''' That's EXACTLY what that means!
** There's a heartwarming aspect to it: Donny was one of Roz's former flings, and got him to take his case. Considering Roz and Niles' low opinions of each other at that point, it's remarkable Roz would help him with a powerhouse lawyer.
* ''Daphne Returns''.
"Daphne Returns". Niles keeps flashing back to romantic moments with Daphne, but Frasier is having none of it. Niles is idealizing Daphne too much, and Daphne is struggling with living up to that fantasy Daphne. After one memory too much, Frasier finally tears into Niles in a calm, brotherly way.



* ''Come Lie with Me'', Frasier gets upset that Daphne is having sex in her room, and she resolves to move out after a weekend alone with her boyfriend. The weekend comes and Frasier and Martin basically turn the apartment into a war zone. In the span of a minute, Daphne comes in and describes her weekend while simultaneously undoing all the damage the Cranes were doing to each other. Frasier and Martin decide to coerce her into staying.

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* ''Come "Come Lie with Me'', Me", Frasier gets upset that Daphne is having sex in her room, and she resolves to move out after a weekend alone with her boyfriend. The weekend comes and Frasier and Martin basically turn the apartment into a war zone. In the span of a minute, Daphne comes in and describes her weekend while simultaneously undoing all the damage the Cranes were doing to each other. Frasier and Martin decide to coerce her into staying.staying.
* "Frasier Crane's Day Off":
** Niles takes over for a sick Frasier and, after a slow start, gives an electrifying marriage counselling session to Howard and Lois (played by real life married couple Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gormé):
--->'''Niles:''' ''[pacing the booth with his jacket removed and his sleeves rolled up]'' Howard, Lois, I could stay on the air counselling you all afternoon, but... we're coming to the end of our hour, so I'm just going to cut to the quick. If one of you doesn't say "I love you" right now - ''right now'' - frankly... I don't see how you could have any kind of a future together. So!... which of you has the courage to say "I love you"? ''[{{Beat}}]''\\
'''Lois:''' Howard... I love you.\\
'''Niles:''' ''[ecstatic]'' YES! YES! ''[a reaction shot shows Roz also caught up in the excitement]'' Howard, she ''loves'' you! What about you?\\
'''Howard:''' ''[uncertain]'' I, uh...\\
'''Niles:''' Howard?... You're just gonna pack up your emotional tent and walk away? ''[silence]'' Howard! Howard, it's up to you. Can you say it!? Can you?!\\
'''Roz:''' Come on Howard!... come on Howard!...\\
'''Howard:''' ''[emotional]'' I... I love you too Lois!\\
'''Roz:''' ''[jumping up in delight]'' YEAH!
** Niles' display makes Frasier even more paranoid that Niles is angling to take over his radio show, and he staggers out of bed, determined to go down to the KACL station despite his sickness. Martin stands in front of him and refuses to let him pass, leading to the following display of awesomeness from the elder Crane:
--->'''Martin:''' Frasier, you're not going anywhere.\\
'''Frasier:''' Who's gonna stop me?\\
'''Martin:''' ''I'' am.\\
'''Frasier:''' Oh, how are you, a man with a limp and a cane, going to stop a man... in the prime of his life?\\
''[Martin glares at Frasier and gives him a FingerPokeOfDoom, causing him to fall backwards onto the bed, whining pathetically]''\\
'''Martin:''' And I wasn't even leaning on my cane.
----
12th Oct '17 10:54:08 PM DoctorNemesis
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--> I've struck a blow for justice! Nobody calls me peachfuzz!

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--> I've ''I've struck a blow for justice! Nobody calls me peachfuzz!peachfuzz!''
** And then, before they make their exit, Niles tosses a handful of cash through the window:
---> ''We may be barbarians, but we pay for our pillaging!''
12th Oct '17 10:38:58 PM DoctorNemesis
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--> '''Frasier:''' Yes. Sorry.

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--> '''Frasier:''' Yes. Sorry. Apparently I mistranslated.
30th Jul '17 2:11:48 PM DolphZiggler
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'''Frasier:''' Maybe Daphne's not the only one who's afraid she won't measure up. Maybe you're afraid too. After all, if it turns out she's not perfect, then there's a chance things won't work out. Then not only will you lose Daphne, but you'll have wasted the last '''''seven years''''' of your life chasing an '''''illusion'''''.

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'''Frasier:''' Maybe Daphne's not the only one who's afraid she won't measure up. Maybe you're afraid too. After all, if it turns out she's not perfect, then there's a chance things won't work out. Then not only will you lose Daphne, but you'll have wasted the last '''''seven years''''' of your life chasing an '''''illusion'''''.'''''illusion'''''.
* ''Come Lie with Me'', Frasier gets upset that Daphne is having sex in her room, and she resolves to move out after a weekend alone with her boyfriend. The weekend comes and Frasier and Martin basically turn the apartment into a war zone. In the span of a minute, Daphne comes in and describes her weekend while simultaneously undoing all the damage the Cranes were doing to each other. Frasier and Martin decide to coerce her into staying.
29th Jun '17 10:56:18 AM mlsmithca
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* Niles sinking a half-court shot at a Sonics game. Sure, he does it granny style, and it's nothing but incredible luck, but the fact remains that ''no one'' saw that coming.

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* Niles sinking a half-court shot at a Sonics game. Sure, he does it granny style, and it's nothing but incredible luck, but the fact remains that ''no one'' saw that coming. And the camera setup makes it clear that yes, David Hyde Pierce really did sink that half-court shot (though it took over twenty attempts, not just one). The soundtrack - "Sirius" by Music/TheAlanParsonsProject, familiar to basketball fans for its regular use before Chicago Bulls home games - makes it even more awesome.
10th Jun '17 8:43:11 AM HighCrate
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* That glorious moment when Niles [[spoiler:unwraps Roz's gift]] at the [[TheTag very end]] of 'Visions of Daphne'. Just try watching that without the biggest grin on your face. Doubles as meta-awesome in that the writers are investing something so insignificant with so much meaning thanks to a ''masterful'', lengthy buildup - and, this being the season finale, providing the perfect CliffHanger on the way when [[spoiler:GenreSavvy viewers begin to suspect it's all [[FauxShadow fauxshadowing]]]].

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* That glorious moment when Niles [[spoiler:unwraps Roz's gift]] at the [[TheTag very end]] of 'Visions of Daphne'. Just try watching that without the biggest grin on your face. Doubles as meta-awesome in that the writers are investing something so insignificant with so much meaning thanks to a ''masterful'', lengthy buildup - and, this being the season finale, providing the perfect CliffHanger on the way when [[spoiler:GenreSavvy [[spoiler: viewers begin to suspect it's all [[FauxShadow fauxshadowing]]]].
24th Mar '17 2:30:55 AM DoctorNemesis
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* Another episode has Frasier getting sold a painting that turns out to be a forgery. The gallery refuses to take it back, the police aren't interested, so Frasier decides to take matters into his own hands. He gets a brick, and late at night, goes to throw it through the gallery window, when Niles stops him, reminding him of a time in their youth when Frasier stopped him from putting sugar in the gas tank of his SadistTeacher's car. Frasier gives Niles the brick, impressed by Niles' nobility in not retaliating against his coach, even in spite of all the unpleasant nicknames he was called. Niles, however, didn't know there were nicknames, and throws the brick through the window himself, delivering the beautiful line:

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* Another episode has Frasier getting sold a painting that turns out to be a forgery. The gallery refuses to take it back, the police aren't interested, so Frasier decides to take matters into his own hands. He gets a brick, and late at night, goes to throw it through the gallery window, when Niles stops him, reminding him of a time in their youth when Frasier stopped him from putting sugar in the gas tank of his SadistTeacher's car.car after the teacher in question egged on a particularly cruel bout of bullying following an especially mean practical joke. Frasier gives Niles the brick, impressed by Niles' nobility in not retaliating against his coach, even in spite of all the unpleasant nicknames he was called. Niles, however, didn't know there were nicknames, and throws the brick through the window himself, delivering the beautiful line:
23rd Dec '16 7:53:47 PM LBHills
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* Daphne giving Bebe one of Eddie's "cookies".
-->'''Bebe:''' This cookie tastes like meat!
-->'''Daphne Moon:''' Yes, and it'll remove tartar and give you a nice, shiny coat!

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* Bebe is incredibly condescending toward Daphne, assuming that she's some kind of servant. Daphne giving gives Bebe one of Eddie's "cookies".
-->'''Bebe:''' -->'''Daphne''' ''(sweetly):'' Is there anything else? Maybe I should wait and floss your teeth when you finish?\\
'''Bebe:''' No, that'll be all... ''(takes a bite)''
This cookie tastes like meat!
-->'''Daphne Moon:'''
meat!\\
'''Daphne:'''
Yes, and it'll remove tartar and give you a nice, shiny coat!
10th Sep '16 9:55:35 PM AnotherGuy
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** Even better, Niles and Frasier had been concerned for Daphne's safety in a seedy bar. Instead, she was ''hustling'' the pool hustlers!
--->'''Leo:''' But before you take that shot, why don't we make this a little more interesting? All you have to do to win is run those last five balls. So what do you say we double our bet?\\
'''Daphne:'''' Oh, well. I might as well. I never really have understood this game. ''(lines up a shot)'' Never understood it, when I started playing with me older brothers, at the age of six. ''(sinks the shot)'' And I never understood it during all my formative years, spent mostly in the pool halls of Manchester. ''(sinks the shot)'' Playing in local competitions and club tournaments. ''(sinks the shot)'' Winning cup after cup after cup until our poor dad had to convert the pantry into a trophy room. ''(sinks the shot)'' And I can't really claim to understand it ''(aside)'' eight ball in far corner ''(resumes)'' even today. ''(sinks the last shot)'' But I certainly do enjoy it.
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