History Trivia / Frasier

15th Jan '18 3:15:50 AM Fireblood
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** The first episode to feature "Sideshow" Cecil Terwilliger was aptly named "Brother From Another Series". In one bit, Bart has covered Cecil's eyes to surprise him, and pulls the standard "Guess who?" gag, to which Cecil replies, "[[TheUnseen Maris?]]" ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' blandly lampshades this with a Frasier-esque title card reading "Frasier is a Hit Show on the NBC Network." Taken even further in "Funeral for a Fiend", which introduces Bob and Cecil's father Robert, played by...John Mahoney.

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** The first episode to feature "Sideshow" Cecil Terwilliger was aptly named "Brother From Another Series". In one bit, Bart has covered Cecil's eyes to surprise him, and pulls the standard "Guess who?" gag, to which Cecil replies, "[[TheUnseen Maris?]]" Maris?]]"
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''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' blandly lampshades this with a Frasier-esque title card reading "Frasier is a Hit Show on the NBC Network." Taken even further in "Funeral for a Fiend", which introduces Bob and Cecil's father Robert, played by... John Mahoney.


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* CaliforniaDoubling: "Love Bites Dog" (season 4) has some of the show's few outdoor scenes as Daphne and Martin search for replacement Muckabees shoes. The old store they find is, in reality, 5529 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles.
** Averted with "The 1000th Show", which was shot in Seattle.
16th Dec '17 12:26:31 PM SnowBrian
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* YouLookFamiliar: Or, in this case, you sound familiar. Several of the celebrity guest callers (including Patti LuPone, Estelle Parsons, Piper Laurie and Rosie Perez) would later guest-star in person as different characters.

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* YouLookFamiliar: Or, in this case, you sound familiar. Several of the celebrity guest callers (including Patti LuPone, [=LuPone=], Estelle Parsons, Piper Laurie and Rosie Perez) would later guest-star in person as different characters.
16th Dec '17 12:25:47 PM SnowBrian
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* YouLookFamiliar: Creator/PiperLaurie guested twice as different characters, though her first appearance was voice-only, as a caller to KACL, precluding her from 'looking' familiar to the audience. Interestingly, both characters she plays are domineering mothers (probable TypeCasting or ActorAllusion after her career-defining performance in ''Film/{{Carrie}}''), and could conceivably be one and the same character (having a 22-year-old daughter in 1994 and a (different) late-40s daughter in 1999 is not outside the realms of possibility), though this is not suggested during her latter-day appearance.

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* YouLookFamiliar: Creator/PiperLaurie guested twice Or, in this case, you sound familiar. Several of the celebrity guest callers (including Patti LuPone, Estelle Parsons, Piper Laurie and Rosie Perez) would later guest-star in person as different characters, though her first appearance was voice-only, as a caller to KACL, precluding her from 'looking' familiar to the audience. Interestingly, both characters she plays are domineering mothers (probable TypeCasting or ActorAllusion after her career-defining performance in ''Film/{{Carrie}}''), and could conceivably be one and the same character (having a 22-year-old daughter in 1994 and a (different) late-40s daughter in 1999 is not outside the realms of possibility), though this is not suggested during her latter-day appearance.characters.
7th Dec '17 3:46:21 PM BackgroundGuy
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** In one episode Frasier and Niles try to help a former Shakespearian actor Jackson Hedley revive his theatrical career by producing him in a one man version of ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}'', but [[spoiler:they realize to their horror that he's actually a terrible actor, who does a laughably overwrought performance of the play]]. The gag is that Hedley is played by Creator/DerekJacobi, an acclaimed Shakespearian actor, whose previous roles include Hamlet in Creator/TheBBC's ''Complete Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare'' series.

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** In one episode Frasier and Niles try to help a former Shakespearian actor Jackson Hedley revive his theatrical career by producing him in a one man version of ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}'', but [[spoiler:they realize to their horror that he's actually a terrible actor, who does a laughably overwrought performance of the play]].play... [[FranchiseOriginalSin and might have been just as terrible even when they thought he was good]]]]. The gag is that Hedley is played by Creator/DerekJacobi, an acclaimed Shakespearian actor, whose previous roles include Hamlet in Creator/TheBBC's ''Complete Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare'' series.
30th Nov '17 2:44:25 PM fruitstripegum
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** The show wasn't originally a ''Cheers'' spin-off. Grammer was going to play a a wealthy paraplegic publisher, and Daphne was going to be a "street smart" Hispanic live-in nurse.
28th Nov '17 1:14:23 AM alexandrajade
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** It's also notably inverted by Bulldog's actor. The notorious womanizer is played by Dan Butler, who is openly gay.
14th Nov '17 12:17:35 AM mlsmithca
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* TheCastShowoff: David Hyde Pierce studied classical piano before switching to acting when he decided he didn't have the dedication for endless hours' practice every day. As such, whenever Niles is heard playing the piano, that really is Pierce we hear playing.[[note]] By contrast, scenes in which Frasier plays the piano usually involve Kelsey Grammer miming to a recording.[[/note]]



* RetroactiveRecognition : Many early one-off cast actors went on to bigger roles. Lisa Edelstein (Dr. Lisa Cuddy in ''Series/{{House}}'') plays a love interest of the week in Season 5. Erika Christensen appears as a teen in the cafe in Season 6. Other examples include [[Series/{{Scrubs}} John C. McGinley]] who appeared as a plumber that turned out to be a former bully, and [[{{Series/Firefly}} Alan Tudyk]] as one of Frasier's neighbors. A very young Creator/ZooeyDeschanel plays Roz' cousin in Season 10.

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* RetroactiveRecognition : RetroactiveRecognition: Many early one-off cast actors went on to bigger roles. Lisa Edelstein (Dr. Lisa Cuddy in ''Series/{{House}}'') plays a love interest of the week in Season 5. Erika Christensen appears as a teen in the cafe in Season 6. Other examples include [[Series/{{Scrubs}} John C. McGinley]] who appeared as a plumber that turned out to be a former bully, and [[{{Series/Firefly}} Alan Tudyk]] as one of Frasier's neighbors. A very young Creator/ZooeyDeschanel plays Roz' cousin in Season 10.
6th Oct '17 10:41:00 AM mlsmithca
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** In the Season 11 episode "Caught in the Act", Frasier has his first encounter in over a decade with his first wife, Nanette Guzman alias Nanny Gee. In her appearance in the Season 10 ''Cheers'' episode "One Hugs, the Other Doesn't", she was played by Creator/EmmaThompson, and the producers reportedly tried to bring Thompson back for "Caught in the Act", but she was unavailable, citing, aptly enough, "nanny trouble". Nanny Gee was instead played by Laurie Metcalf.
2nd Sep '17 4:25:19 AM alexandrajade
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* EditedForSyndication: The Hallmark Channel routinely speeds up the end credits, resulting in the little skits looking like Creator/CharlieChaplin shorts, with Creator/KelseyGrammer lucky if he manages to get up to the line "Scrambled eggs all over my face" by the time the Grub Street logo appears. Additionally, they cut words like 'ass' abruptly, sometimes giving the effect of the audience laughing at a joke without the punchline.

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* EditedForSyndication: The Hallmark Channel routinely speeds up the end credits, resulting in the little skits looking like Creator/CharlieChaplin shorts, with Creator/KelseyGrammer lucky if he manages to get up to the line "Scrambled eggs all over my face" by the time the Grub Street logo appears. Additionally, they cut words like 'ass' abruptly, sometimes giving the effect of the audience laughing at a joke without the punchline. They also remove the episode centred around Martin's unwitting marijuana consumption from their rotation.
2nd Sep '17 4:22:55 AM alexandrajade
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