History Series / Frasier

27th Apr '16 4:39:52 PM DiscoTam
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* ViewersAreGeniuses: This show definitely qualifies, and gets a special mention for being one of the shows that pulled it off well while still getting high ratings. Fraiser, Niles, and some of their highbrow friends frequently make reference to all manner of obscure, highbrow things, often within the subcultural worlds of opera, wine appreciation, and psychology. They're particularly fun of clever puns or sassy insults that show off their knowledge, though these can be difficult to follow for the un-elite.

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* ViewersAreGeniuses: This show definitely qualifies, and gets a special mention for being one of the shows that pulled it off well while still getting high ratings. Fraiser, Frasier, Niles, and some of their highbrow friends frequently make reference to all manner of obscure, highbrow things, often within the subcultural worlds of opera, wine appreciation, and psychology. They're particularly fun full of clever puns or sassy insults that show off their knowledge, though these can be difficult to follow for the un-elite.non-elite.
27th Apr '16 4:22:28 PM DiscoTam
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* ThatOneCase: Martin continued to pore over the Weeping Lotus Case during retirement, and eventually solved it with a bit of help from Frasier. Admittedly Frasier's aid consisted of accidentally rearranging the crime scene photos so that Martin realized what he'd been missing, then coming up with a theory that the woman had been killed a by gorilla trained to use a gun ([[CaptainObvious she wasn't]]).

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* ThatOneCase: Martin continued to pore over the Weeping Lotus Case during retirement, and eventually solved it with a bit of help from Frasier. Admittedly Frasier's aid consisted of accidentally rearranging the crime scene photos so that Martin realized what he'd been missing, then coming up with a theory that the woman had been killed a by gorilla a chimpanzee trained to use a gun ([[CaptainObvious she wasn't]]).
27th Apr '16 4:20:06 PM DiscoTam
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-->This continues for some time til Ronee figures out something's wrong.

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-->This continues for some time til util Ronee figures out something's wrong.
27th Apr '16 3:50:14 PM DiscoTam
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** One episode from the last couple seasons involved Niles having a difficult time teaching Daphne how to play the piano. However, an episode from a couple seasons back (when she was dating Donny), showed her briefly playing Frasier's piano with no problems. And, of course there's the whole issue with Martin's brother, despite Martin saying in Season 1, "I never had a brother."

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** One episode from the last couple seasons involved Niles having a difficult time teaching Daphne how to play the piano. However, an episode from a couple seasons back (when she was dating Donny), showed her briefly playing Frasier's piano with no problems. And, of course there's There's the whole issue with Martin's brother, despite Martin saying in Season 1, "I never had a brother."
17th Apr '16 9:11:23 AM AnotherGuy
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* ComplexityAddiction: A rare non-villainous example in Frasier and Niles. Rather than just ask people simple questions in order to solve problems or find information, the brothers seem to positively delight in discussing the matter to death and coming up with at times almost ludicrously elaborate schemes which inevitably backfire or otherwise fail. This has been [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] on several occasions by Martin, Roz, Daphne or a combination of all three. RuleOfFunny applies to the most over-the-top examples.

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* ComplexityAddiction: ComplexityAddiction:
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A rare non-villainous example in Frasier and Niles. Rather than just ask people simple questions in order to solve problems or find information, the brothers seem to positively delight in discussing the matter to death and coming up with at times almost ludicrously elaborate schemes which inevitably backfire or otherwise fail. This has been [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] on several occasions by Martin, Roz, Daphne or a combination of all three. RuleOfFunny applies to the most over-the-top examples.examples.
** Like most of Frasier's personality flaws, this is given an episode to fully examine it, "They're Playing Our Song". Frasier is given the task of giving his show a jingle, and he turns it into a full orchestra piece that Daphne describes as "Music/GilbertAndSullivan, only frightening." Afterward, Frasier tells his father that he's completely unable to do "simple", and doesn't know why. Martin explains that Frasier ''does'' appreciate simple, such as mooning over minimalist art, and that he just needs to be precise and concise, instead of showing off.
17th Apr '16 8:54:17 AM AnotherGuy
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** In one episode the gang go on ''Series/AntiquesRoadshow''.

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** In one episode the gang go on ''Series/AntiquesRoadshow''. Martin is GenreSavvy enough that he notes that if a person has a valuable antique, the other one they own will always be worthless.
17th Apr '16 8:46:58 AM AnotherGuy
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* BritishTeeth: In "Rdwrer", Daphne is upset at businesses sending Christmas cards ''after'' Christmas.
-->'''Daphne:''' Bloody hell! Five days after Christmas is over and I'm still getting these cards! They do it on purpose, you know. It's always from someone you forgot, and then it's too late to send one back, then they sneer at you for the rest of the year! ''(reads card)'' "Peace and Goodwill," my ass! You just lost yourself a customer, Dr. Naran S. Gupta, D.D.S.! \\
'''Martin:''' ''(sarcastic)'' Losing a set of English teeth, he'll feel that!
16th Apr '16 9:41:49 AM johnnye
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** Played with in another episode, Daphne's mother and brother are considering taking a road trip to see America, Frasier (eager to get them out of his home) gives a speech about [[Main/EagleLand all the beautiful and wonderful things America has to offer]] and just as he finishes an enormous American flag unfurls outside the window. [[note]]This was the result of a PrankWar between Frasier and his upstairs neighbor, the timing was a coincidence[[/note]]

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** Played with in another episode, Daphne's mother and brother are considering taking a road trip to see America, Frasier (eager to get them out of his home) gives a speech about [[Main/EagleLand all the beautiful and wonderful things America has to offer]] and just as he finishes an enormous American flag unfurls outside the window. [[note]]This was window: the coincidental result of a PrankWar between Frasier and his upstairs neighbor, the timing was a coincidence[[/note]]neighbor.



* EpiphanyTherapy: Played with. Offscreen, Niles and Frasier both have long-term clients receiving proper therapeutic treatment, but any issues that come up for characters in the show tend to be solved with one conversation, or over the course of a single episode at most. ([[TheCobblersChildrenHaveNoShoes If at all]], [[AesopAmnesia that is.]]) At the same time, Niles frequently makes jabs at Frasier for presuming to solve people's problems over the course of single phone call, while Roz remarks that his advice is always either common sense or to seek counselling if there's a serious problem.



* GodwinsLaw: In "Kenny on the Couch", Frasier and Martin get into an argument at the end of the episode about the worth of psychology, with Martin thinking it's a bunch of hooey. This leads to this inevitable piece of dialog:

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* GodwinsLaw: In "Kenny on the Couch", Frasier and Martin get into an argument at the end of the episode about the worth of psychology, with Martin thinking it's a bunch of hooey. This leads to this inevitable piece of dialog:



-->'''Martin''': Well....... Hitler.

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-->'''Martin''': Well.......Well... Hitler.



* SayMyName: When Roz reveals she has an embarrassing one night stand, and [[SpeakOfTheDevil Bulldog bursts in]], crudely complimenting her on an amazing night]].
'''Roz:''' ''[angrily]'' ''Bulldog!''\\

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* SayMyName: When Roz reveals she has she's had an embarrassing one night stand, one-night stand (but won't say with whom), and [[SpeakOfTheDevil Bulldog bursts in]], crudely complimenting her on an amazing night]].
'''Roz:''' -->'''Roz:''' ''[angrily]'' ''Bulldog!''\\
1st Apr '16 10:59:36 AM steveskinner
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** In another episode, when Niles emerges from the bathroom covered in shaving foam following a loud "bang":
-->'''Martin''': You know what must have happened? My Hot & Foamy must have exploded!
-->'''Daphne''': [[DeadpanSnarker He was a detective, you know.]]
22nd Mar '16 11:05:32 PM crl85
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'''Faye:''' ''[entering]'' Oh, Frasier, for me? I had no idea!
'''Frasier:''' Well, actually, uh...
'''Faye:''' ''[grabbing the ring]'' It's beautiful! It's so beautiful! Yes, Frasier, I do! I do! ''[BigDamnKiss]''
'''Frasier:''' ''[splutters until Faye gives him a knowing look]''
'''Faye:''' Oh, calm down, you big dope. I know it's Daphne's ring. And, uh, I can't tell you how flattered I am by those beads of sweat on your forehead.

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'''Faye:''' -->'''Faye:''' ''[entering]'' Oh, Frasier, for me? I had no idea!
'''Frasier:''' -->'''Frasier:''' Well, actually, uh...
'''Faye:''' -->'''Faye:''' ''[grabbing the ring]'' It's beautiful! It's so beautiful! Yes, Frasier, I do! I do! ''[BigDamnKiss]''
'''Frasier:''' -->'''Frasier:''' ''[splutters until Faye gives him a knowing look]''
'''Faye:''' -->'''Faye:''' Oh, calm down, you big dope. I know it's Daphne's ring. And, uh, I can't tell you how flattered I am by those beads of sweat on your forehead.
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