History Series / Frasier

22nd Jun '17 10:52:04 AM mlsmithca
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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Although ''Frasier'' was by no means a show for young audiences, there were certain jokes that were more sexual in nature. For example, there is an episode when Frasier speaks to the condo board of his apartment block and they (through a classic misunderstanding) believe him to be speaking of his father's penis.[[note]]Frasier is talking about Martin bringing Eddie on the main elevator, but the condo board thinks he's talking about Martin skinny-dipping in a hot tub.[[/note]]
-->'''Frasier''': Don't look so shocked! Whom does it really harm if he unleashes Eddie once in a while? Come on, it's not as though he's alone in this behaviour. Mrs. Tortwurst, I've seen you do the same thing many times with your Fluffy. You know, if you ask me, not only is this behaviour harmless, it's laudable. Why, you should see the looks on the faces of the schoolchildren when he takes Eddie out to the playground!
** It is beyond me how they allowed the (fake) sex scene between Roz and Frasier in ''Radio Wars'' with "Roz's" moaning.

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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Although ''Frasier'' was by no means a show for young audiences, there were certain jokes that were more sexual in nature. For example, there nature.
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is an episode when Frasier speaks to the condo board of his apartment block and they (through a classic misunderstanding) believe him to be speaking of his father's penis.[[note]]Frasier is talking about Martin bringing Eddie on the main elevator, but the condo board thinks he's talking about Martin skinny-dipping in a hot tub.[[/note]]
-->'''Frasier''': --->'''Frasier''': Don't look so shocked! Whom does it really harm if he unleashes Eddie once in a while? Come on, it's not as though he's alone in this behaviour. Mrs. Tortwurst, I've seen you do the same thing many times with your Fluffy. You know, if you ask me, not only is this behaviour harmless, it's laudable. Why, you should see the looks on the faces of the schoolchildren when he takes Eddie out to the playground!
** It is beyond me how they allowed the The (fake) sex scene between Roz and Frasier in ''Radio Wars'' with "Roz's" moaning.



* GirlOfTheWeek: Pretty much every love interest Frasier has. Sometimes he manages to avoid alienating them for a few episodes and they show up more than once. Sometimes not.
* GirlfriendInCanada: Gil's wife, "Deb", an [[TheBeard Army reservist]], [[RunningGag owner of her own auto repair shop]], [[UpToEleven and graduate of Sarah Lawrence]].



-->'''Roz:''' You know, in all these years [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall I've never even seen her face?]]\\

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-->'''Roz:''' --->'''Roz:''' You know, in all these years [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall I've never even seen her face?]]\\


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* GirlfriendInCanada: Gil's wife, "Deb", an [[TheBeard Army reservist]], [[RunningGag owner of her own auto repair shop]], [[UpToEleven and graduate of Sarah Lawrence]].
* GirlOfTheWeek: Pretty much every love interest Frasier has. Sometimes he manages to avoid alienating them for a few episodes and they show up more than once. Sometimes not.
22nd Jun '17 10:47:14 AM mlsmithca
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* DownerEnding: "Ask Me No Questions". Niles asks Frasier, in the midst of his reconciliation with Maris, if Frasier thinks they are meant to be together. Frasier realizes the huge impact this could have because Niles has always come to him for advice on big decisions and values his opinion highly, and while he believes that Maris has always been bossy, demanding and selfish, he also hears that she has become much nicer since the procedings have begun and is a better person. After agonizing over what to do, he shows up at Niles's apartment late at night to give his answer: [[spoiler:no]]. Niles thanks Frasier for his advice and tries to say goodbye, when the TwistEnding kicks in--[[spoiler:Maris is at the apartment, Niles has taken her back, and judging from the bell rings and the whistle as she calls for him, she has not changed one bit.]]

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* DownerEnding: "Ask Me No Questions". Niles asks Frasier, in the midst of his reconciliation with Maris, if Frasier thinks they are meant to be together. Frasier realizes the huge impact this could have because Niles has always come to him for advice on big decisions and values his opinion highly, and while he believes that Maris has always been bossy, demanding and selfish, he also hears that she has become much nicer since the procedings proceedings have begun and is a better person. After agonizing over what to do, he shows up at Niles's apartment late at night to give his answer: [[spoiler:no]]. Niles thanks Frasier for his advice and tries to say goodbye, when the TwistEnding kicks in--[[spoiler:Maris is at the apartment, Niles has taken her back, and judging from the bell rings and the whistle as she calls for him, she has not changed one bit.]]



** "Whine Club" features a cascade of poor communication leading to the evisceration of Mel and her relationship with Niles; Frasier has invited her over to brunch, and she has left a bad impression on Frasier, Daphne, Roz, and Martin. Martin insists that it's not their place to drive them apart, and suggests they keep their true opinions secret. However, Daphne is out of the room when this agreement is made, so when Niles asks what everyone thought of Mel, Daphne is the first to answer, calling her "bossy, fussy, and mean." Martin bundles her into the kitchen as Roz returns from the balcony just in time to hear Frasier talk about women forming irrational dislikes of each other. Offended, she tells Niles that she found Mel "pushy, demanding, and a gigantic pain in the ass." Niles notes that this is two people in the "anti-Mel camp", leading Roz to ask Frasier if this means he told Niles what he thought... forcing Frasier to admit that he finds Mel a manipulative second coming of Maris. An outraged Niles asks a returning Martin what ''his'' reasons are for disliking Mel, prompting Daphne to exclaim, "So you ''did'' tell him what you think of her!"

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** "Whine Club" features a cascade of poor communication leading to the evisceration of Mel and her relationship with Niles; Frasier has invited her over to brunch, and she has left a bad impression on Frasier, Daphne, Roz, and Martin. Martin insists that it's not their place to drive them apart, and suggests they keep their true opinions secret. However, Daphne is out of the room when this agreement is made, so when Niles asks what everyone thought of Mel, Daphne is the first to answer, calling her "bossy, fussy, "bossy and fussy and mean." Martin bundles her into the kitchen as Roz returns from the balcony just in time to hear Frasier talk about women forming irrational dislikes of each other. Offended, she tells Niles that she found Mel "pushy, demanding, and a gigantic pain in the ass." Niles notes that this is two people in the "anti-Mel camp", leading Roz to ask Frasier if this means he told Niles what he thought... forcing Frasier to admit that he finds Mel a manipulative second coming of Maris. An outraged Niles asks a returning Martin what ''his'' reasons are for disliking Mel, prompting Daphne to exclaim, "So you ''did'' tell him what you think of her!"
21st Jun '17 8:30:29 PM mlsmithca
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[[caption-width-right:300:[-Ever wonder why he became a psychiatrist? Spend a day with his family.-] ]]

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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]] ]]
18th Jun '17 7:52:24 PM mlsmithca
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* PoorCommunicationKills: Naturally, in a {{farce}}. Lampshaded when a [[RuleOfFunny particularly contrived]] misunderstanding has Niles and Frasier both convinced the other is after their date;
-->'''Daphne:''' Before it comes to that, wouldn't it make sense for the two of you to have one open and honest conversation?

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* PoorCommunicationKills: Naturally, in a {{farce}}. {{farce}}.
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Lampshaded when a [[RuleOfFunny particularly contrived]] misunderstanding has Niles and Frasier both convinced the other is after their date;
-->'''Daphne:''' --->'''Daphne:''' Before it comes to that, wouldn't it make sense for the two of you to have one open and honest conversation?conversation?
** "Whine Club" features a cascade of poor communication leading to the evisceration of Mel and her relationship with Niles; Frasier has invited her over to brunch, and she has left a bad impression on Frasier, Daphne, Roz, and Martin. Martin insists that it's not their place to drive them apart, and suggests they keep their true opinions secret. However, Daphne is out of the room when this agreement is made, so when Niles asks what everyone thought of Mel, Daphne is the first to answer, calling her "bossy, fussy, and mean." Martin bundles her into the kitchen as Roz returns from the balcony just in time to hear Frasier talk about women forming irrational dislikes of each other. Offended, she tells Niles that she found Mel "pushy, demanding, and a gigantic pain in the ass." Niles notes that this is two people in the "anti-Mel camp", leading Roz to ask Frasier if this means he told Niles what he thought... forcing Frasier to admit that he finds Mel a manipulative second coming of Maris. An outraged Niles asks a returning Martin what ''his'' reasons are for disliking Mel, prompting Daphne to exclaim, "So you ''did'' tell him what you think of her!"



* PunnyName: The {{Shoutout}} to the creators in the station's name (KACL) is an inadvertant pun (cackle).

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* PunnyName: PunnyName:
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The {{Shoutout}} to the creators in the station's name (KACL) is an inadvertant inadvertent pun (cackle).



* PutOnABus: Kate Costas (Mercedes Ruehl was uncomfortable with the routine of doing a weekly sitcom), and Julia Wilcox (the writers were not happy with the Season 10 romantic triangle between Frasier, Julia, and Roz.)

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* PutOnABus: Kate Costas (Mercedes Ruehl was uncomfortable with the routine of doing a weekly sitcom), and Julia Wilcox (the writers were not happy with the Season 10 romantic triangle between Frasier, Julia, and Roz.)Roz).
10th Jun '17 8:38:57 AM HighCrate
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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.

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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.
9th Jun '17 8:10:46 AM Morgenthaler
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* EroticDream: Frasier's [[HomoeroticDream homoerotic dreams]] about Gil Chesterton plague him in "The Impossible Dream"; in the same episode Martin claims to have had one involving JayneMansfield. Niles has many about Daphne.

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* EroticDream: Frasier's [[HomoeroticDream homoerotic dreams]] about Gil Chesterton plague him in "The Impossible Dream"; in the same episode Martin claims to have had one involving JayneMansfield.Creator/JayneMansfield. Niles has many about Daphne.
5th Jun '17 7:51:11 PM CheeseDogX
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** The jokes tend to be not so much about Daphne's cooking in particular, and more about English cuisine in general. Daphne's food does gets compliments sometimes.
1st Jun '17 3:53:32 AM C2
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* ForthWallPsych: "Good Grief", the first episode of Season 6, when the show was slotted by NBC in the timeslot vacated by Series/{{Seinfeld}} ending, begins with Frasier giving an address to the camera about how excited he is to be in this slot, taking over from his "beloved predecessor", and his wishes that he get to spend many years in his new home. The camera pulls out to reveal that he is in fact auditioning for a local medical segment, having been fired from KACL in the Season 5 finale.

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* ForthWallPsych: FourthWallPsych: "Good Grief", the first episode of Season 6, when the show was slotted by NBC in the timeslot vacated by Series/{{Seinfeld}} ending, begins with Frasier giving an address to the camera about how excited he is to be in this slot, taking over from his "beloved predecessor", and his wishes that he get to spend many years in his new home. The camera pulls out to reveal that he is in fact auditioning for a local medical segment, having been fired from KACL in the Season 5 finale.
1st Jun '17 3:52:54 AM C2
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* ForthWallPsych: "Good Grief", the first episode of Season 6, when the show was slotted by NBC in the timeslot vacated by Series/{{Seinfeld}} ending, begins with Frasier giving an address to the camera about how excited he is to be in this slot, taking over from his "beloved predecessor", and his wishes that he get to spend many years in his new home. The camera pulls out to reveal that he is in fact auditioning for a local medical segment, having been fired from KACL in the Season 5 finale.
15th May '17 9:08:35 PM al90
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**It hits most of the rest of the cast, as well, especially after Season 1. Martin becomes less of an ungrateful JerkAss and more of an easygoing father figure. Daphne loses some (though not all) of her CloudCuckooLander tendencies. Niles becomes less of a ReplacementFlatCharacter as he gains his own quirks that distinguish him from Frasier. Roz averts it as her personality mostly remains unchanged in later seasons.
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