History Series / Frasier

28th Mar '17 5:10:56 AM Sinister_Sandwich
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** Niles falls foul of this in the episode "Dinner Party" where he assumes that the "Joaquim" that his friends met in South America ''must'' be the conductor of the Buenos Aires Philharmonic, and not a feral child they adopted. [[SarcasmMode Because really, how many people called "Joaquim" can there be in all of South America?]]
24th Mar '17 2:29:23 AM DoctorNemesis
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"''GOODNIGHT!''"

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"''GOODNIGHT!''""''GOODNIGHT SEATTLE, WE LOVE YOU!''"
23rd Mar '17 7:32:21 AM DoctorNemesis
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* TheThingThatWouldNotLeave: Most of the subplot with Daphne's irritating mother in the later seasons of the show involved her greatly over-staying her welcome when staying with Niles and Daphne. Daphne's brothers also fell into this trope, but mostly because they really were ungrateful and obnoxious spongers who barged into Frasier's apartments and took unreasonable liberties whilst they were there.

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* TheThingThatWouldNotLeave: TheThingThatWouldNotLeave:
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Most of the subplot with Daphne's irritating mother in the later seasons of the show involved her greatly over-staying her welcome when staying with Niles and Daphne. Daphne's brothers also fell into this trope, but mostly because they really were ungrateful and obnoxious spongers who barged into Frasier's apartments and took unreasonable liberties whilst they were there.
** Although he doesn't stay with Frasier, in "The Show Where Woody Shows Up" Woody from ''Series/{{Cheers}}'' becomes something like this. After they meet by coincidence and have a wonderful evening catching up and reminiscing, Frasier gradually realises after spending more time with Woody that the two don't really have anything in common and finds their increasingly frequent hang-outs ever more tortuous, but doesn't want to hurt Woody's feelings by admitting it. It's played with, however, since Woody ends up admitting that ''he'' basically feels exactly the same way about the situation, only he thought that ''Frasier'' was the one enjoying himself and didn't want to hurt ''his'' feelings. The two basically end up acknowledging that they had a great time that first night (but ''only'' that first night) and decide to part ways, maybe to catch up "in another ten years or so."
20th Mar '17 6:55:28 PM DoctorNemesis
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** The boys get it from Martin, who has his own hypocrisies. When it looks like Frasier's ethics about lying under oath are going to lead him to reveal Niles's secret infatuation for Daphne to Maris's divorce lawyers, the result is an argument which ends with Frasier storming off. Martin sneers about how Frasier runs away from problems while Martin faces them head-on without flinching or needing any crutches... while he's pouring himself a stiff drink.
19th Mar '17 6:04:49 PM DoctorNemesis
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* DracoInLeatherPants: An InUniverse example. Martin and the boys talk about Hester as if she were a saint, but from what we know about her: She cheated on Martin at least once, she egged on the rivalry between Frasier and Niles that continues to affect them in adulthood and that's not even counting her manipulative, shrewish behaviour on ''Cheers''. On the other hand, they wouldn't exactly be the first grieving sons/husbands to ever decide to NeverSpeakIllOfTheDead when it comes to a deceased and clearly much-loved-and-loving-despite-her-flaws mother/wife, so this is perhaps understandable.



* NewOldFlame: Subverted by Daphne; her ex-fiance Clive appears in "The Two Mrs. Cranes" to make good on their FallbackMarriagePact, but Daphne has no interest in Clive.

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* NeverSpeakIllOfTheDead: Martin and the boys talk about Hester as if she were a saint, but there's plenty to suggest that she had feet of clay. From what we know about her, she cheated on Martin at least once, egged on the rivalry between Frasier and Niles that continues to affect them in adulthood, could be fairly distant and overly psychological in her parenting style, didn't like the women her sons were attracted to much, and that's not even counting her manipulative, shrewish behaviour on ''Cheers''. Of course, there's also plenty to suggest that she was [[ParentsArePeople otherwise a genuinely loving and kind-hearted woman]] who cared for her family despite her flaws, and they wouldn't exactly be the first grieving sons/husbands to ever decide that this trope applied to a loved one, so this is perhaps understandable.
* NewOldFlame: Subverted by Daphne; her ex-fiance Clive appears in "The Two Mrs. Cranes" to make good on their FallbackMarriagePact, but Daphne has no interest in Clive. [[GoldDigger Until she learns he's loaded, that is.]]
10th Mar '17 8:11:54 AM DoctorNemesis
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* {{Homage}}: long-running radio format show ''Radio/DesertIslandDiscs'' is referenced in one episode where Frasier challenges Niles to name the music and luxury he'd take to a desert island if stranded there. Although originally a Creator/{{BBC}} show, the format is licenced for use in the USA and is broadcast on national radio from Houston, Texas; the premis is that a famous or notable person is interviewed at length about their choice of music and a suspicion is there that some guests aren't above making pretentious or upscale choices, to advertise their erudition. Of course Frasier and Niles would want to be guests; Niles nominates, without hesitation, a list of very classy classical pieces.

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* {{Homage}}: long-running radio format show ''Radio/DesertIslandDiscs'' is referenced in one episode where Frasier challenges Niles to name the music and luxury he'd take to a desert island if stranded there. Although originally a Creator/{{BBC}} show, the format is licenced for use in the USA and is broadcast on national radio from Houston, Texas; the premis premise is that a famous or notable person is interviewed at length about their choice of music and a suspicion is there that some guests aren't above making pretentious or upscale choices, to advertise their erudition. Of course Frasier and Niles would want to be guests; Niles nominates, without hesitation, a list of very classy classical pieces.


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-->"I have got to show her once and for all that I am not some meddler and she is only being paranoid! Now I'll be in my room, plotting some way to prove it!"
5th Mar '17 1:13:24 AM jormis29
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** ''Wings'' regulars Tony Shalhoub and Rebecca Schull show up as unrelated one-shot characters in "The Focus Group" and "RDWRER", respectively.

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** ''Wings'' regulars Tony Shalhoub Creator/TonyShalhoub and Rebecca Schull show up as unrelated one-shot characters in "The Focus Group" and "RDWRER", respectively.
3rd Mar '17 6:03:11 PM al90
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** Several episodes end with Frasier and/or Niles getting into situations where they clearly would have been arrested and likely gone to jail, and possibly lost their careers (see, for example, "Deathtrap" and "The Seal Who Came to Dinner"). But thanks to this and RuleofFunny, all is forgotten by the end of the next episode.

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** Several episodes end with Frasier and/or Niles getting into situations where they clearly would have been arrested and likely gone to jail, and possibly lost their careers (see, for example, "Deathtrap" and "The Seal Who Came to Dinner"). But thanks to this and RuleofFunny, RuleOfFunny, all is forgotten by the end of the next episode.
3rd Mar '17 6:01:29 PM al90
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** Several episodes end with Frasier and/or Niles getting into situations where they clearly would have been arrested and likely gone to jail, and possibly lost their careers (see, for example, "Deathtrap" and "The Seal Who Came to Dinner"). But thanks to this and [[RuleofFunny]], all is forgotten by the end of the next episode.

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** Several episodes end with Frasier and/or Niles getting into situations where they clearly would have been arrested and likely gone to jail, and possibly lost their careers (see, for example, "Deathtrap" and "The Seal Who Came to Dinner"). But thanks to this and [[RuleofFunny]], RuleofFunny, all is forgotten by the end of the next episode.
3rd Mar '17 5:59:28 PM al90
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**Several episodes end with Frasier and/or Niles getting into situations where they clearly would have been arrested and likely gone to jail, and possibly lost their careers (see, for example, "Deathtrap" and "The Seal Who Came to Dinner"). But thanks to this and [[RuleofFunny]], all is forgotten by the end of the next episode.
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