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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.
10th Sep '16 9:49:09 PM AnotherGuy
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'''Niles: No, wait, don't go, don't go. Help me understand, why is everyone acting like I've done something wrong? The only thing I am guilty is loving Daphne, and that's all I've ever done.\\

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'''Niles: '''Niles:''' No, wait, don't go, don't go. Help me understand, why is everyone acting like I've done something wrong? The only thing I am guilty is loving Daphne, and that's all I've ever done.\\
10th Sep '16 9:48:44 PM AnotherGuy
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10th Sep '16 9:48:03 PM AnotherGuy
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-->'''Donnie:''' That's EXACTLY what that means!

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-->'''Donnie:''' That's EXACTLY what that means!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.
-->'''Frasier:''' That's it. I'm going home.\\
'''Niles:''' Wait, wait. How come?\\
'''Frasier:''' I've nothing else to say. Niles, I love you. And I love Daphne. I just hope the two of you can work this thing out together.\\
'''Niles: No, wait, don't go, don't go. Help me understand, why is everyone acting like I've done something wrong? The only thing I am guilty is loving Daphne, and that's all I've ever done.\\
'''Frasier:''' Yes. Yes, and how did you love her? From afar. You were never in love '''''with''''' her, you were in love '''''at''''' her. Now, you've been given a chance to experience her in a real relationship and yet for some reason, you're '''''resisting''''' it. Rather than see her as she really '''''is''''', you keep holding on to the ''memory''.\\
'''Niles:''' ''(denying)'' No, that's not true.\\
'''Frasier:''' ''(almost angry)'' Niles, the woman gained '''''sixty pounds''''', and everyone in the world saw it but ''you''. All you ever saw was a perfect woman in a red dress.\\
'''Niles:''' Okay. If you're right - and that's a big "if" - why would I do that?\\
'''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'''''.
19th Feb '16 3:47:56 PM mlsmithca
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* 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.]]
* Frasier skipping a ceremony to honor ''him'' to [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming help his depressed cab driver]]. Aww.

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* Niles finally calling Mel out on all the misery she'd been putting him through.
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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.]]
* Frasier skipping a ceremony to honor ''him'' to [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments help his depressed cab driver]]. Aww.



* After seeing Diane Chambers' {{Her Code Name Was Mary Sue}} play about their relationship, the actor who plays his character-surrogate "Franklin" questions his motivation. [[RantInducingSlight Cue Frasier's snap:]]

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* After seeing Diane Chambers' {{Her Code Name Was Mary Sue}} HerCodeNameWasMarySue play about their relationship, the actor who plays his character-surrogate "Franklin" questions his motivation. [[RantInducingSlight Cue Frasier's snap:]]



* Frasier's farewell.

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* Frasier's farewell.farewell, anchored by a quote of the final lines from Alfred, Lord Tennyson's poem "Ulysses".



* Frasier's toast in "''And The Dish Ran Away With The Spoon''", which was basically a covert TakeThat at Mel (to all but her, that is)
--->'''Frasier:''' Well, ah... Love...is an awesome force. It can make us do things we never imagined possible. For you see, we don't actually choose love, it chooses us. And once it has, we are powerless to do anything about it. Ladies and gentlemen, raise your glasses with me in toasting my brother... and the love of his life. For she is truly the woman of his dreams, and my father and I could not be more thrilled with his choice. To the happy couple!

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* Frasier's toast in "''And "And The Dish Ran Away With The Spoon''", Spoon", which was basically a covert TakeThat at Mel (to all but her, that is)
--->'''Frasier:'''
is).
-->'''Frasier:'''
Well, ah... Love...is an awesome force. It can make us do things we never imagined possible. For you see, we don't actually choose love, it chooses us. And once it has, we are powerless to do anything about it. Ladies and gentlemen, raise your glasses with me in toasting my brother... and the love of his life. For she is truly the woman of his dreams, and my father and I could not be more thrilled with his choice. To the happy couple!



-->'''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."
** And right after this, we get a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming from Eddie, who climbs up on Frasier's lap after he's been left alone.

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-->'''Frasier:''' "Excuse 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."
out.
** And right after this, we get a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming SugarWiki/{{Heartwarming Moment|s}} from Eddie, who climbs up on Frasier's lap after he's been left alone.



* Martin got one in "Bad Dog", in which, after Frasier spends ''days'' trying to expose Bulldog for the fraud he is after accidentally preventing a gunman from harming people, Martin exposes him in a matter of seconds simply by shouting "Hey Bulldog, ''that man's got a gun!''" in front of the crowd of people honoring him for his "heroic act", causing Bulldog to use his ''own mother'' as a human shield. The crowd see through what happened before and turn on Bulldog.
** Made better by his line: "I'm not a hero, I just wanted you to shut up."

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* Martin got one in "Bad Dog", in which, after Frasier spends ''days'' trying to expose Bulldog for the fraud he is after accidentally preventing a gunman from harming people, Martin exposes him in a matter of seconds simply by shouting "Hey Bulldog, ''that man's got a gun!''" in front of the crowd of people honoring him for his "heroic act", causing Bulldog to use his ''own mother'' as a human shield. The crowd see through what happened before and turn on Bulldog.
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Bulldog. Made better by his line: "I'm not a hero, I just wanted you to shut up."



* 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.
* Niles gets a surprising number of these throughout the series, with a very notable one being in the episode "Murder Most Maris". After having killed her boyfriend and been arrested, Maris once again twists Niles into assisting her, much to Daphne's anguish. Having suffered a panic attack at Cafe Nervosa, Niles receives another call from Maris - and Niles finally loses it and solidly rebuffs her ("Of course you're alone, Maris. You're alone because you ''killed your boyfriend!"'') before laying it down to her that Daphne comes first. Notable especially because it's the first time Niles stands up to Maris in such a way. This could almost qualify as a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming from Daphne's perspective, come to think of it.

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* 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?"
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honeymoon?" Made better by the fact Daphne calls him "Martin" for the first time.
* Niles gets a surprising number of these throughout the series, with a very notable one being in the episode "Murder Most Maris". After having killed her boyfriend and been arrested, Maris once again twists Niles into assisting her, much to Daphne's anguish. Having suffered a panic attack at Cafe Nervosa, Niles receives another call from Maris - and Niles finally loses it and solidly rebuffs her ("Of course you're alone, Maris. You're alone because you ''killed your boyfriend!"'') before laying it down to her that Daphne comes first. Notable especially because it's the first time Niles stands up to Maris in such a way. This could almost qualify as a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming SugarWiki/{{Heartwarming Moment|s}} from Daphne's perspective, come to think of it.



-->'''James the Barista:''' I'm calling the cops.
-->'''Roz:''' The ''hell'' you are! This man's tips alone could probably pay for all the pot you'll ever smoke! Just ''back off'', cowboy! And that goes for the rest of you too!

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-->'''James --->'''James the Barista:''' I'm calling the cops.
-->'''Roz:'''
cops.\\
'''Roz:'''
The ''hell'' you are! This man's tips alone could probably pay for all the pot you'll ever smoke! Just ''back off'', cowboy! And that goes for the rest of you too!



* 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, tho.
--->'''Daphne:''' It was like Creator/GilbertAndSullivan - only frightening!

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* 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.
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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.
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awesome. Everyone else disagrees, tho.
--->'''Daphne:'''
though.
-->'''Daphne:'''
It was like Creator/GilbertAndSullivan - only frightening!



* 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.

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* Frasier's halloween 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.



* The appearance of Diane in an ImagineSpot at the end of ''Adventures In Paradise'' was a complete and utter shock to everyone on television, ''including NBC'', as the producers, Long and the cast were able to keep her appearance an absolute secret.

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* The appearance of Diane in an ImagineSpot at the end of ''Adventures "Adventures In Paradise'' Paradise" was a complete and utter shock to everyone on television, ''including NBC'', as the producers, Long and the cast were able to keep her appearance an absolute secret.



--> (Donnie looks to Niles. Niles gives a smile and a thumbs up. Donnie smiles back and shakes his hand.)

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--> (Donnie -->''(Donnie looks to Niles. Niles gives a smile and a thumbs up. Donnie smiles back and shakes his hand.))''
19th Feb '16 11:51:48 AM NB2000
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* 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 weeks. Said fiancee is Bebe. And after three weeks of hell, Frasier ''finally'' finds a method that works.

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* 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 weeks.days. Said fiancee is Bebe. And after three weeks days of hell, Frasier ''finally'' finds a method that works.
28th Dec '15 10:10:21 PM SPBurke
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-->'''Maris' Lawyer (over the phone:''' Mr Douglas, does this mean that YOU are now representing Niles Crane?

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-->'''Maris' Lawyer (over the phone:''' phone):''' Mr Douglas, does this mean that YOU are now representing Niles Crane?
28th Dec '15 10:09:42 PM SPBurke
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(Donnie looks to Niles. Niles gives a smile and a thumbs up. Donnie smiles back and shakes his hand.)

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--> (Donnie looks to Niles. Niles gives a smile and a thumbs up. Donnie smiles back and shakes his hand.)
28th Dec '15 10:09:14 PM SPBurke
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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.

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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!
9th Sep '15 11:05:16 PM Ego-Man25
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* After seeing Diane Chambers' {{Her Code Name Was Mary Sue}} play about their relationship, the actor who plays his character-surrogate "Franklin" questions his motivation. Cue Frasier's snap:

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* After seeing Diane Chambers' {{Her Code Name Was Mary Sue}} play about their relationship, the actor who plays his character-surrogate "Franklin" questions his motivation. [[RantInducingSlight Cue Frasier's snap:snap:]]
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