History Series / Frasier

16th Nov '17 6:00:56 PM mlsmithca
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* IWasQuiteAFashionVictim: In "The Gift Horse", Sherry is planning to decorate Martin's 65th birthday party venue with old picture of his days on the force. He looks at a picture of himself at the morgue and says they can't use it, as it's too disturbing. Niles and Frasier agree:
-->'''Niles:''' ''[taking the photo from Sherry]'' You're right, I totally forgot you even ''had'' a perm.\\
'''Frasier:''' ''[taking the photo from Niles]'' Dear lord.
9th Nov '17 2:32:50 PM mlsmithca
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* SayMyName: When Roz reveals she's had an embarrassing one-night stand (but won't say with whom), and [[SpeakOfTheDevil Bulldog bursts in]], crudely complimenting her on an amazing night]].

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* SayMyName: When Roz reveals she's had an embarrassing one-night stand (but won't say with whom), and [[SpeakOfTheDevil Bulldog bursts in]], crudely complimenting her on an amazing night]].night.



* ScifiGhetto: Just one of the many butts of Frasier's snobbishness, epitomized in the show's resident nerd and ButtMonkey, Noel, an obsessive and awkward man-child. In "The Show Must Go Off", Frasier visits a sci-fi convention and spends the entire time disdaining the genre and its fans -- but gets his comeuppance when Noel translates his speech for his son's ''bar mitzvah'' into Klingon instead of Hebrew. In another episode, Frasier and Niles try to "rescue" a beloved actor from the terrible fate of the Ghetto and patronise his return to theatre... only to find out he's a dreadful actor. (The series tended to refer to ''Franchise/StarTrek'', as they shared a [[Creator/{{Paramount}} production company]] and actors.)

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* ScifiGhetto: Just one of the many butts of Frasier's snobbishness, epitomized in the show's resident nerd and ButtMonkey, Noel, an obsessive and awkward man-child. In "The Show Must Go Off", "Star Mitzvah", Frasier visits a sci-fi convention and spends the entire time disdaining the genre and its fans -- but gets his comeuppance when Noel translates his speech for his son's ''bar mitzvah'' into Klingon instead of Hebrew. In another episode, "The Show Must Go Off", Frasier and Niles try to "rescue" a beloved actor from the terrible fate of the Ghetto and patronise his return to theatre... only to find out he's a dreadful actor. (The series tended to refer to ''Franchise/StarTrek'', as they shared a [[Creator/{{Paramount}} production company]] and actors.)
7th Nov '17 2:20:46 PM AbnormalMoose
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** One season finale has Frasier realizing he has a deep issue with connecting with other people and that he doesn't have an identity outside of his work, with him specifically saying he doesn't know how he'll proceed with his life from there. The next season picks up with Frasier completely back to normal, with only token mention given to his "soul searching" setting off the otherwise standard plot of the episode.
5th Nov '17 11:05:38 AM mlsmithca
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* StrictlyProfessionalRelationship: Crane and Roz Doyle, who for ten long years failed to see the obvious. Even after they finally got it together both were scared of destroying their friendship and never repeated the experience.

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* StrictlyProfessionalRelationship: Crane Frasier and Roz Doyle, Roz, who for ten long years failed to see the obvious. Even after they finally got it together together, both were scared of destroying their friendship and never repeated the experience.



* SunkCostFallacy: This comes into play in Frasier's disastrous live performance of [[Film/ThePaleface "Buttons and Bows"]] in "Look Before You Leap". His original plan for the annual pledge drive at Seattle's Creator/{{PBS}} affiliate is to sing the song from memory (after having sung it from sheet music for several years), but then decides to be more adventurous and sing an aria from ''Theatre/{{Rigoletto}}'' for which he manifestly does not have the vocal range. He finally switches back to singing "Buttons and Bows" from memory - only to discover the difficult way that he only remembers around 10% of the words. Rather than stop the song, pick up a lyric sheet, and start over, he decides to stay on the path to which he's committed himself of singing the song from memory, completely humiliating himself in the process.



* SurrealThemeTune: "Tossed Salads and Scrambled Eggs," sung by Kelsey Grammer, left many viewers scratching their heads. WordOfGod is that [[http://laughingsquid.com/the-story-behind-frasiers-tossed-salad-and-scrambled-eggs/ it was meant to symbolize the mixed-up minds of Frasier's callers]].



-->'''Frasier:''' I refuse to squint through ''Pagliacci'' while you're trying to watch ''The Magic Flute''!

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-->'''Frasier:''' --->'''Frasier:''' I refuse to squint through ''Pagliacci'' while you're trying to watch ''The Magic Flute''!



* SurrealThemeTune: "Tossed Salads and Scrambled Eggs," sung by Kelsey Grammer, left many viewers scratching their heads. WordOfGod is that [[http://laughingsquid.com/the-story-behind-frasiers-tossed-salad-and-scrambled-eggs/ it was meant to symbolize the mixed-up minds of Frasier's callers]].
* SweaterGirl: One of Frasier's girlfriends was said to really fill out a mohair sweater in high school.

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* SurrealThemeTune: "Tossed Salads and Scrambled Eggs," sung by Kelsey Grammer, left many viewers scratching their heads. WordOfGod is that [[http://laughingsquid.com/the-story-behind-frasiers-tossed-salad-and-scrambled-eggs/ it was meant to symbolize the mixed-up minds of Frasier's callers]].
* SweaterGirl:
SweaterGirl:
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One of Frasier's girlfriends was said to really fill out a mohair sweater in high school.



* TerribleIntervieweesMontage: The first episode of the show, and again in a later season episode where Daphne moves out and they need to find a new housemate. Also after Frasier hires a matchmaker. He ends up falling for... the matchmaker.
** Frasier has a Terrible Producers Montage when Roz leaves to produce Bulldog's show, including an old woman smoking like a chimney, a CrazyCatLady, A DumbBlonde, a NervousWreck reduced to InelegantBlubbering by the stress of the job, and an old man who falls asleep on the job.

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* TerribleIntervieweesMontage: TerribleIntervieweesMontage:
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The first episode of the show, and again in a later season episode where Daphne moves out and they need to find a new housemate. housemate.
**
Also after Frasier hires a matchmaker.matchmaker, he goes on a series of terrible dates. He ends up falling for... the matchmaker.
** Frasier has a Terrible Producers Montage when Roz leaves to produce Bulldog's show, including an old woman smoking like a chimney, a CrazyCatLady, A a DumbBlonde, a NervousWreck reduced to InelegantBlubbering by the stress of the job, and an old man who falls asleep on the job.



* ThatWasNotADream. "Frasier Crane's Day Off". Daphne inverts, subverts ''and'' {{lampshades}} the Trope after Frasier raced to the studio in a fever and drug induced mania and made an utter fool of himself on the air (Roz: "Captain Kirk's got control of the bridge and he's gone insane.") When Frasier wakes up, Daphne reassures him it didn't happen and it was all a dream.

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* ThatWasNotADream. ThatWasNotADream: "Frasier Crane's Day Off". Daphne inverts, subverts ''and'' {{lampshades}} the Trope after Frasier raced to the studio in a fever and drug induced mania and made an utter fool of himself on the air (Roz: "Captain Kirk's got control of the bridge and he's gone insane.") When Frasier wakes up, Daphne reassures him it didn't happen and it was all a dream.



* TwoLinesNoWaiting: The majority of the episodes have this structure. Typically, there's the main A plot and the secondary B plot, one of them focusing on Frasier and the other on one of the four other major characters. The main plot isn't necessarily about Frasier, though: Niles especially gets plenty of A plots as his character becomes more rounded.
** One episode ("Death and the Dog", Season 4) hanging a lampshade on it. The events of the episode are being told as a WholeEpisodeFlashback to a caller, and Roz wonders why Frasier is telling the caller about her date in the episode.

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* TwoLinesNoWaiting: The majority of the episodes have this structure. Typically, there's the main A plot and the secondary B plot, one of them focusing on Frasier and the other on one of the four other major characters. The main plot isn't necessarily about Frasier, though: Niles especially gets plenty of A plots as his character becomes more rounded.
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rounded. One episode ("Death and the Dog", Season 4) hanging a lampshade on it. The events of the episode are being told as a WholeEpisodeFlashback to a caller, and Roz wonders why Frasier is telling the caller about her date in the episode.



* TheUnreveal: A season 4 episode has Frasier worrying about whether he should advise Niles to reconcile with Maris. He decides that if he wants to know what Maris thinks he's going to have to "go to the source". Cut to him in Cafe Nervosa, apparently waving hello to a thin, well-dressed blonde woman... who walks straight past him. He's actually there to meet Maris's housekeeper, Marta.
** In Episode 11 episode "No Sex Please, We're Skittish", Roz tells Niles she slept with Frasier. Niles, understandably, is shocked, but not ''too'' shocked ("Well, When the wolf and the lamb work together, it's only a matter of time before the wolf gets his way... I hope you were gentle with him.") Later, Frasier tells Niles to "brace himself", and tells him that he slept with Roz.

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* TheUnreveal: TheUnreveal:
**
A season 4 episode has Frasier worrying about whether he should advise Niles to reconcile with Maris. He decides that if he wants to know what Maris thinks he's going to have to "go to the source". Cut to him in Cafe Nervosa, apparently waving hello to a thin, well-dressed blonde woman... who walks straight past him. He's actually there to meet Maris's housekeeper, Marta.
** In Episode Season 11 episode "No Sex Please, We're Skittish", Roz tells Niles she slept with Frasier. Niles, understandably, is shocked, but not ''too'' shocked ("Well, When the wolf and the lamb work together, it's only a matter of time before the wolf gets his way... I hope you were gentle with him.") Later, Frasier tells Niles to "brace himself", and tells him that he slept with Roz.



** Just before that line, to avoid traumatizing Alice (Roz's daughter), Frasier uses the word "hug" to mean "sex." When Roz asks him if he got hugs while married to Lilith, he replies that he had to settle for a [[CrowningMomentOfFunny weekly "handshake."]]

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** Just before that line, to avoid traumatizing Alice (Roz's daughter), Frasier uses the word "hug" to mean "sex." When Roz asks him if he got hugs while married to Lilith, he replies that he had to settle for a [[CrowningMomentOfFunny weekly "handshake."]]"



* VignetteEpisode: "Three Valentines", which shows a different story set on Valentines Day in each of the episode's three acts [[SilenceIsGolden the first an almost completely silent skit]] [[CrowningMomentOfFunny with Niles preparing for a date]], the second [[PoorCommunicationKills having Frasier trying figure out how to respond to a woman giving him mixed signals]], and the last with [[SeinfeldianConversation Martin and Daphne having an inane argument in a restaurant.]]
* VitriolicBestBuds: Frasier and Niles Crane, although they're [[SiblingRivalry brothers]], so it's not as much of an oddity. They snark at and insult each other almost every time they speak, but seem to view it as some form of strange etiquette and assurance of the other's state of mind, with one often complimenting the other's skill with words after a particularly witty jab with a raised cup or knowing grin. If one really impresses the other with an insult, the insultee will go so far as to say "touche".

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* VignetteEpisode: "Three Valentines", which shows a different story set on Valentines Day in each of the episode's three acts [[SilenceIsGolden the first an almost completely silent skit]] [[CrowningMomentOfFunny skit with Niles preparing for a date]], the second [[PoorCommunicationKills having Frasier trying figure out how to respond to a woman giving him mixed signals]], and the last with [[SeinfeldianConversation Martin and Daphne having an inane argument in a restaurant.]]
* VitriolicBestBuds: VitriolicBestBuds:
**
Frasier and Niles Crane, although they're [[SiblingRivalry brothers]], so it's not as much of an oddity. They snark at and insult each other almost every time they speak, but seem to view it as some form of strange etiquette and assurance of the other's state of mind, with one often complimenting the other's skill with words after a particularly witty jab with a raised cup or knowing grin. If one really impresses the other with an insult, the insultee will go so far as to say "touche".



* VolleyingInsults: Tying in with the above, both pairings aren't afraid to have polite slinging matches with each other when sufficiently riled. Then there's Niles and Roz, who do it sincerely at first, then make a sport of it long after they've warmed up to each other.

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* VolleyingInsults: Tying in with the above, both pairings aren't VolleyingInsults:
** Frasier isn't
afraid to have polite slinging matches with each other Niles when sufficiently riled. Then there's Niles and Roz, who do it sincerely at first, then make a sport of it long after they've warmed up to each other.



-->'''Julia:''' Well, you certainly made an impression on me. I remember, I kept thinking: "Who did she sleep with to get this job?" And then I found out. Everybody!
-->'''Roz:''' That's a good one! [they laugh] You know, there's a plunger in the bathroom, what do you say we go look for your career?
-->'''Julia:''' Great! While we're in there I can get your phone number.
-->'''Roz:''' Don't bother, it's 1-800-BITE ME.
-->'''Julia:''' "Bite me," that's the best that you've got?
-->'''Roz:''' Oh, I could spend half an hour on your hair.
-->'''Julia:''' Well, you should have spent half an hour on your hair.
-->'''Roz:''' Oh, really? ''(They laugh.)''
-->'''Waitress:''' It's closing time, ladies, I'm afraid you'll have to leave.
-->'''Roz:''' But we're just warming up.
-->'''Julia:''' You know, there's a place down the street that, uh, is open all night.
-->'''Roz:''' Just like your mouth?
-->'''Julia:''' Just like your legs? ''(Julia leaves.)''
-->'''Roz:''' Hey, wait up!

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-->'''Julia:''' --->'''Julia:''' Well, you certainly made an impression on me. I remember, I kept thinking: "Who did she sleep with to get this job?" And then I found out. Everybody!
-->'''Roz:'''
Everybody!\\
'''Roz:'''
That's a good one! [they laugh] You know, there's a plunger in the bathroom, what do you say we go look for your career?
-->'''Julia:'''
career?\\
'''Julia:'''
Great! While we're in there I can get your phone number.
-->'''Roz:'''
number.\\
'''Roz:'''
Don't bother, it's 1-800-BITE ME.
-->'''Julia:'''
ME.\\
'''Julia:'''
"Bite me," that's the best that you've got?
-->'''Roz:'''
got?\\
'''Roz:'''
Oh, I could spend half an hour on your hair.
-->'''Julia:'''
hair.\\
'''Julia:'''
Well, you should have spent half an hour on your hair.
-->'''Roz:'''
hair.\\
'''Roz:'''
Oh, really? ''(They laugh.)''
-->'''Waitress:'''
)''\\
'''Waitress:'''
It's closing time, ladies, I'm afraid you'll have to leave.
-->'''Roz:'''
leave.\\
'''Roz:'''
But we're just warming up.
-->'''Julia:'''
up.\\
'''Julia:'''
You know, there's a place down the street that, uh, is open all night.
-->'''Roz:'''
night.\\
'''Roz:'''
Just like your mouth?
-->'''Julia:'''
mouth?\\
'''Julia:'''
Just like your legs? ''(Julia leaves.)''
-->'''Roz:'''
)''\\
'''Roz:'''
Hey, wait up!



* WhamEpisode: "The Last Time I saw Maris", as Niles and Maris go into seperation, which ultimately three seasons later in their divorce.
* WhamLine: Frasier is high on painkillers as Daphne gives him a massage in "Back Talk". The following lines even shocked the studio audience, who gave out a loud {{GASP}}
-->'''Daphne:''' When I said to your father "Dr. Crane's in love with me," he said it's been going on for six years now. What did he mean by that?
-->'''Frasier:''' ''(dreamily)'' Oh that ... he meant Niles.
-->''(Kaboom!)''
-->'''Daphne:''' [[BigWhat What?!]]
-->'''Frasier:''' ''(dreamily)'' Niles ... he's crazy about you.
-->''([[HeroicBSOD Cue Daphne BSOD]])''
** What makes Frasier's line particularly whammy is that it comes in the middle of a [[MistakenForIndex comedy of misunderstandings]] plot (Daphne overhears Frasier saying he loves her, not realizing he didn't mean it in a romantic sense), which were very typical of ''Frasier'', and which were usually resolved by the end of the episode so that [[StatusQuoIsGod status quo could return]]. The viewers most likely didn't predict that a simple line in a seemingly throwaway scene in a seemingly generic episode would finally lead to resolving the UST between Niles and Daphne that had been going on for over six seasons.

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* WhamEpisode: "The Last Time I saw Saw Maris", as Niles and Maris go into seperation, which ultimately results three seasons later in their divorce.
* WhamLine: WhamLine:
**
Frasier is high on painkillers as Daphne gives him a massage in "Back Talk". The following lines even shocked the studio audience, who gave out a loud {{GASP}}
-->'''Daphne:'''
{{GASP}} What makes Frasier's line particularly whammy is that it comes in the middle of a [[MistakenForIndex comedy of misunderstandings]] plot (Daphne overhears Frasier saying he loves her, not realizing he didn't mean it in a romantic sense), which were very typical of ''Frasier'', and which were usually resolved by the end of the episode so that [[StatusQuoIsGod status quo could return]]. The viewers most likely didn't predict that a simple line in a seemingly throwaway scene in a seemingly generic episode would finally lead to resolving one of the series' overarching plot arcs.
--->'''Daphne:'''
When I said to your father "Dr. Crane's in love with me," he said it's been going on for six years now. What did he mean by that?
-->'''Frasier:'''
that?\\
'''Frasier:'''
''(dreamily)'' Oh that ... he meant Niles.
-->''(Kaboom!)''
-->'''Daphne:'''
Niles.\\
''(Kaboom!)''\\
'''Daphne:'''
[[BigWhat What?!]]
-->'''Frasier:'''
What?!]]\\
'''Frasier:'''
''(dreamily)'' Niles ... he's crazy about you.
-->''([[HeroicBSOD
you.\\
''([[HeroicBSOD
Cue Daphne BSOD]])''
** What makes Frasier's line particularly whammy is that it comes in the middle of a [[MistakenForIndex comedy of misunderstandings]] plot (Daphne overhears Frasier saying he loves her, not realizing he didn't mean it in a romantic sense), which were very typical of ''Frasier'', and which were usually resolved by the end of the episode so that [[StatusQuoIsGod status quo could return]]. The viewers most likely didn't predict that a simple line in a seemingly throwaway scene in a seemingly generic episode would finally lead to resolving the UST between Niles and Daphne that had been going on for over six seasons.
BSOD]])''



-->'''Frasier:''' No! Listen, everybody, I am not the father of Roz's baby! In fact, we don't even know for sure if there ''is'' a baby!
-->'''Roz:''' ''(appearing)'' We do now.

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-->'''Frasier:''' --->'''Frasier:''' No! Listen, everybody, I am not the father of Roz's baby! In fact, we don't even know for sure if there ''is'' a baby!
-->'''Roz:'''
baby!\\
'''Roz:'''
''(appearing)'' We do now.



-->'''Pilot:''' ''Ladies and gentlemen, [[spoiler: welcome to Chicago]]''.
-->'''Frasier:''' ...wish me luck.

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-->'''Pilot:''' --->'''Pilot:''' ''Ladies and gentlemen, [[spoiler: welcome to Chicago]]''.
-->'''Frasier:''' ...
Chicago]]''.\\
'''Frasier:''' ...
wish me luck.



* WhereEverybodyKnowsYourFlame: An episode of sees Frasier and Niles enter a Gay Bar in search of one of Roz's boyfriends, who they believe has entered the establishment. Tuesday night, apparently, is Leather Night, but the bar patrons we see are mostly men sitting at tables chatting and drinking beer.
** Rumor has it that part of this was out of respect to the cast: two actors were openly gay (Dan Butler, Edward Hibbert), and two others (David Hyde Pierce, John Mahoney) were in a TransparentCloset. Morever, writers Joe Keenan, Chuck Ranberg and David Lee were gay as well.

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* WhereEverybodyKnowsYourFlame: An episode of sees Frasier and Niles enter a Gay Bar in search of one of Roz's boyfriends, who they believe has entered the establishment. Tuesday night, apparently, is Leather Night, but the bar patrons we see are mostly men sitting at tables chatting and drinking beer. \n** Rumor has it that part of this was out of respect to the cast: two actors were openly gay (Dan Butler, Edward Hibbert), and two others (David Hyde Pierce, John Mahoney) were in a TransparentCloset. Morever, writers Joe Keenan, Chuck Ranberg and David Lee were gay as well.



* WholePlotReference: "My Coffee With Niles" is a {{Homage}} to ''MyDinnerWithAndre''.
** "Sliding Frasiers" is this to ''SlidingDoors''.
* WillTheyOrWontThey: Niles and Daphne on, which rose, fell, switched back and forth, found new ways to express itself every few episodes, and progressed through Daphne's [[ObliviousToLove obliviousness]]; both of them being unwilling to even communicate their feelings, much less act on them, because Niles was married to Maris; the ''slow'', lingering death of Niles and Maris's marriage, complete with much backsliding, temporary reconciliations, and emotional and psychological abuse; heartwrenching silent years of UnrequitedLove on Niles' part; and Daphne coming within an inch of marrying her RomanticFalseLead; all before they so much as ''expressed'' their attraction to each other. It took another couple seasons for them to finally stabilize and marry.
* WineIsClassy: Shows up often. Frasier and Niles are even part of a wine club.
** Subverted in that the other members of the wine club just want to drink.
* WordSaladLyrics: The EndingTheme, and some of its variations make it even more so. Amusingly, said WordSaladLyrics involve an ''actual'' salad.
** WordOfGod, by the way, is that the "tossed salad and scrambled eggs" really is meant to be a relatively nice way of referring to some of his patients. Tossed salad can't be un-tossed and scrambled eggs can't be un-scrambled, just like some neurotic people can't be cured.

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* WholePlotReference: WholePlotReference:
**
"My Coffee With Niles" is a {{Homage}} to ''MyDinnerWithAndre''.
''Film/MyDinnerWithAndre''.
** "Sliding Frasiers" is this to ''SlidingDoors''.
''Film/SlidingDoors''.
* WillTheyOrWontThey: Niles and Daphne on, Daphne, which rose, fell, switched back and forth, found new ways to express itself every few episodes, and progressed through Daphne's [[ObliviousToLove obliviousness]]; both of them being unwilling to even communicate their feelings, much less act on them, because Niles was married to Maris; the ''slow'', lingering death of Niles and Maris's marriage, complete with much backsliding, temporary reconciliations, and emotional and psychological abuse; heartwrenching silent years of UnrequitedLove on Niles' part; and Daphne coming within an inch of marrying her RomanticFalseLead; all before they so much as ''expressed'' their attraction to each other. It took another couple seasons for them to finally stabilize and marry.
* WineIsClassy: Shows up often. Frasier and Niles are even part of a wine club.
**
club. Subverted in that the other members of the wine club just want to drink.
* WordSaladLyrics: The EndingTheme, and some of its variations make it even more so. Amusingly, said WordSaladLyrics involve an ''actual'' salad.
**
salad. WordOfGod, by the way, is that the "tossed salad and scrambled eggs" really is meant to be a relatively nice way of referring to some of his patients. Tossed salad can't be un-tossed and scrambled eggs can't be un-scrambled, just like some neurotic people can't be cured.



* XCalledTheyWantTheirYBack: Frasier to Niles: "Niles, I've got news for you -- Copernicus called and you are not the centre of the universe!"

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* XCalledTheyWantTheirYBack: XCalledTheyWantTheirYBack:
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Frasier to Niles: "Niles, I've got news for you -- Copernicus called and you are not the centre of the universe!"
3rd Nov '17 9:12:21 PM Kingler
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** TheHero: Frasier, a classy, beleaguered radio psychiatrist.
** TheLancer: Roz, his tomboyish [[LikeBrotherAndSister best friend and show producer]] with [[ReallyGetsAround one active sex life]].
** TheSmartGuy: Niles, his brother, a fellow psychiatrist who is more neurotic but has a higher IQ.
** TheBigGuy: Martin, his father, a former cop who [[BadassGrandpa in spite of his age]] and [[HandicappedBadass bad hip]] is much gutsier than his sons.
** TheChick / TheHeart: Daphne, Martin's caretaker (and Frasier's maid in all but name) who [[CloudCuckooLander despite]] [[FunnyForeigner some]] interesting [[TalkativeLoon quirks]] is essentially the TeamMom.
** TheSixthRanger: Bulldog, a loutish ShockJock who at first is only respected by Martin (he likes Bulldog's show) but eventually grows on the rest of the cast...[[TheFriendNobodyLikes a little]].

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** TheHero: Frasier, Frasier Crane, a classy, beleaguered beleaguered, do-gooder radio psychiatrist.
** TheLancer: Roz, Roz Doyle, his tomboyish tomboyish, combative [[LikeBrotherAndSister best friend friend]] and show producer]] producer with [[ReallyGetsAround one active sex life]].
** TheSmartGuy: Niles, Niles Crane, his brother, a fellow psychiatrist who is more neurotic (and even wimpier) but has a higher IQ.
one of his most trusted advisers.
** TheBigGuy: Martin, Martin Crane, his father, a former cop who [[BadassGrandpa in spite of his age]] and [[HandicappedBadass bad hip]] is much gutsier than his sons.
** TheChick / TheHeart: Daphne, Daphne Moon, Martin's caretaker (and Frasier's maid in all but name) ''de facto'' maid) who [[CloudCuckooLander despite]] [[FunnyForeigner some]] interesting her]] [[TalkativeLoon quirks]] is essentially the TeamMom.
most [[TeamMom nurturing]] figure this group's got.
** TheSixthRanger: Bulldog, Bob "Bulldog" Briscoe, a loutish ShockJock at Frasier's radio station who at first is only respected by Martin (he likes Bulldog's show) but eventually grows on the rest of the cast...[[TheFriendNobodyLikes a little]].
2nd Nov '17 4:57:46 PM Jeduthun
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* PhallicWeapon: Frasier accuses Niles of using antique purchases to deflect his sexual frustration. Niles is defensive, but then considers that one of his purchases was a Civil War era ramrod, and concedes that Frasier may have a point.
--> '''Niles:''' Oh, you [[AllPsychologyIsFreudian Freudians]]! Sometimes a ramrod is just a... oh hell, even I can't make that one fly.
22nd Oct '17 7:03:59 PM Brainbin
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** This is a striking contrast from Frasier's love life on ''Cheers'', where he is involved in two successive long-term relationships (with Diane for one year, and then with Lilith for about seven years).
21st Oct '17 2:16:50 PM mlsmithca
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* RomancingTheWidow: Martin starts dating the widow of a friend and wonders whether he should feel guilty about it.

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* RomancingTheWidow: Martin starts dating Claire, the widow of a his friend and fellow policeman Stan, and wonders whether he should feel guilty about it.it. Frasier doesn't help matters when he runs into them at Cafe Nervosa and recalls that Martin often said he only made it through the police academy because of Stan, that Stan loaned Martin the money to buy his first car, and that he introduced Martin and Hester to each other... and, to cap it all off, Stan named his and Claire's son after Martin.
21st Oct '17 2:10:41 PM Octoya
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* CuttingOffTheBranches: A non-video game example; the episode "Sliding Frasiers" has two different versions of how Frasier's Valentine's Day played out depending on whether he picked a suit or a sweater for his speed-dating exercise. In the sweater scenario, he has a terrible time speed-dating and is attentive enough at the house to prevent Daphne from putting something Niles is allergic to into their Valentine's Day dinner. If he picks the suit, he ends up meeting a girl that he's crazy about and is too distracted to correct Daphne, leading to Niles getting hives and thus being unable to take Daphne on their surprise trip to Cancun. A later episode has Daphne mentioning that she and Niles haven't gone away together as a couple yet, meaning that the suit scenario in which they don't go to Cancun must have been the canon one.



* {{Tsundere}}: Lana definitely deserves mention here. For a while, she is sweet and friendly, but tick her off and her volume goes straight to 11.
12th Oct '17 9:53:26 AM TheMightyHeptagon
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[[caption-width-right:300:[-Ever wonder why he became a psychiatrist? Spend a day with his family.-][[note]] Top to bottom behind Frasier's door: Roz, Niles, Daphne, Martin, Eddie.[[/note]] ]]

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[[caption-width-right:300:[-Ever wonder why he became a psychiatrist? Spend a day with his family.-][[note]] Top to bottom behind Frasier's door: Roz, Niles, Daphne, Martin, Eddie.[[GoodBadGirl Roz]], [[InsufferableGenius Niles]], [[BunnyEarsLawyer Daphne]], [[CoolOldGuy Martin]], [[TeamPet Eddie]]. Not pictured: [[TheGhost Maris]].[[/note]] ]]
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