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Posted Mar 14, 2012 @ 10:32 PM

what does "SL" mean?

SL = story line
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Posted Mar 14, 2012 @ 10:37 PM

I think when Roz starts to say "Yes, but..." she is about to explain something to Alice or give her a reason for why they can't be together, and when she says "...yeah" she's realizing that she DOES still like Roger and they should be together.

Yeah, I get all that, it just seems like something else was going on behind the scenes. Again, it's just the way Alice says "Okay" and the audience laughed a little too loud in response to such a simple line. Of course with a little kid, every thing sounds a bit off, since they aren't rally acting. Maybe "Okay" was the line, but she didn't get it before or something and when she did the audience reacted. It just stands out to me, I think it's cute.
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Posted Mar 14, 2012 @ 11:50 PM

SL = story line


Thank you. I probably could have figured that out on my own, but it's really late and my mind is not at its sharpest.


Maybe "Okay" was the line, but she didn't get it before or something and when she did the audience reacted. It just stands out to me, I think it's cute.


It's definitely cute. I really liked the little girl who was Alice because she didn't sound like a robot the way most child actors do. At least, she sounds like a really cute robot.
But you've reminded me of another scene that I am almost positive was actually a mistake. It happens during the first season in the episode "You Can't Tell a Crook By His Cover." Daphne makes a date with Jimmy without realizing that he's an ex-con, and Frasier and Martin have a fight over whether or not she should be allowed to go out with him, during which she interrupts and gives them a big speech about how she's a grown woman who will make her own decisions etc. etc. But then, she exits down the hallway on the left where Frasier and Martin's rooms are instead of the direction Daphne's room is and Frasier says "That would have been a very dramatic exit...if only her room was down that hall." I remember seeing somewhere that they just left that bit in because it was funny, plus John Mahoney laughs in a way that is really natural and makes it seem real. I just thought it was funny.
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Posted Mar 15, 2012 @ 10:12 AM

"Look out He's got a NUG!!!".. I have seen "Ham Radio" a billion times and still laugh..at everything...
Just perfect...
..and as long as we are talking about Roz, I loved that they finished the show with Roz getting the station manager job.
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Posted Mar 15, 2012 @ 11:07 AM

One of my favorite episodes! Guy was played by James Patrick Stuart (his father is of the 60s English duo Chad and Jeremy). I have enjoyed his work since he was Will on All My Children. He was also hilarious as Perry, Linda's boyfriend on Still Standing.

If you feel like watching him be smarmily evil, he's the main recurring villain this season on Supernatural.
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Posted Mar 15, 2012 @ 12:15 PM

PauseButton - I am going to have to look for that next time I watch that episode. Thanks for pointing that out!
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Posted Mar 15, 2012 @ 12:40 PM

"Look out He's got a NUG!!!".. I have seen "Ham Radio" a billion times and still laugh..at everything...
Just perfect...


ME TOO. I find it hard to believe that the woman who played Maxine has only that ONE LINE, and yet she still manages to crack me up and become one of the most memorable parts of the episode.

PauseButton - I am going to have to look for that next time I watch that episode. Thanks for pointing that out!


You're welcome. One of the things that I love about Frasier is that there were many scene where the actors are shown laughing in a very natural way. And example I can think of is in Season One's "The Show Where Lilith Comes Back". During the opening scene, Frasier is just doing his radio show when Lilith calls in and verbally tears Frasier apart over the air. The audience is going wild laughing, but so is Roz since she's the one who put Lilith's call through it the first place. Frasier just gets madder and madder and Roz just laughs harder. It makes sense that she should be laughing because it's freaking hilarious! I love when the others actors laugh at something someone else said. It makes it seem more real.
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Posted Mar 15, 2012 @ 2:26 PM

If you feel like watching him be smarmily evil, he's the main recurring villain this season on Supernatural.


Oh, believe me, he was pure smarmy evil on All My Children. Turned poor Kelly Ripa (her character Hayley Vaugh, actually) into an alcoholic until he met up with the bad end of a crowbar.

"Ham Radio" is definitely one of my favorites, especially Niles asking all the people to stand back to back because he's running out of bullets.
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Posted Mar 15, 2012 @ 5:57 PM

*bang* "Thank yooooou."

"And the final bullet for myself, so the mystery dies with me. *bang* Ha!"
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Posted Mar 15, 2012 @ 6:06 PM

*bang* "Thank yooooou."

"And the final bullet for myself, so the mystery dies with me. *bang* Ha!"


Martin to Daphne: I don't remember these shows being so violent...
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Posted Mar 15, 2012 @ 9:03 PM

"This is turning into a bloodbath!".

Frasier: "Alright people, let's keep it real... starting from the dwarf's entrance."

He wasn't a main character but I wish they'd done more with Gil Chesterton. All of his scenes were funny. He was the LAST of the Mohicans (and Martin as Sherlock Holmes knows why). For a party he made Gingerbread Men cookies that were rather muscular. Gil said he couldn't stop eating them. "This is my last little man... oh, who am I kidding." Frasier: "No one, Gil". Gil was perfect for the part in Ham Radio. "ROMPing with my school chums..." Then, "HI ho, this is Cedric, Nigel's brother... I was ROMPing with my school chums..." I would have liked more Gil.

I'm wondering if when they gave Roz the single mother story line they figured they needed to write Daphne's role more as the voice that puts Niles and Frasier in their places. The previous seasons Roz was the one who would shine the flashlight of reality in Frasier's eyes. In the later seasons, Daphne was so "you SHOULD have, but you DIDN'T, so you ARE!".

Edited by SunShine Gal, Mar 16, 2012 @ 1:13 AM.

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Posted Mar 15, 2012 @ 9:32 PM

Gil was perfect for the part in Ham Radio. "ROMPing with my school chums..." Then, "HI ho, this is Cedrick, Nigel's brother... I was ROMPing with my school chums..." I would have liked more Gil.


And then:

[after Frasier "kills" Nigel's brother, Cedric]
Martin and Daphne are listening to the radio with looks of disbelief on their faces.


GIL: [over the radio] Hello, I'm the ice cream man. Years ago I went to
school with Nigel Fairservice. We used to romp in the fens
and spinnies... [gun shot].
DAPHNE: This is turning into a blood bath!

And the way that DHP says "Hah!" after his little "killing" spree is awesome. You can actually see Peri Gilpin sort of laughing in the background at that.
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Posted Mar 15, 2012 @ 10:04 PM

You know a show is funny when you can read these lines, remember the scene and just crack up.
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Posted Mar 15, 2012 @ 11:14 PM

Oh god, "Ham Radio." I actually watched that on Youtube the other day and it still makes me laugh. Not just chuckle-I was literally holding my stomach from laughing so hard.

"I can't bewieve one of my guests could be a . . . mubaba mubebe"


ITA with a lot of the laughs coming from just how a certain line was said. I remember the episode where Frasier takes over planning Daphne's wedding and Niles starts inadvertently dating a prostitute. When Frasier tells a disbelieving Niles, Frasier asks how she reacted to Niles's collection of Portuguese bud vases.

Niles: Well, if you must know-she was rather aroused. She said she loved a man who collected porcelain and oh, my god. I'm dating a whore.

I just loved the way he comes to the realization without missing a beat in the sentence. It was such a different take on a line like that and DHP pulled it off flawlessly.
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Posted Mar 15, 2012 @ 11:40 PM

"Star Mitzvah" was on tonight. I still tear up when Freddie's buddy translates the Trekkie speech. Lovely.
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Posted Mar 16, 2012 @ 4:23 AM

"I can't bewieve one of my guests could be a . . . mubaba mubebe"


"That's easy for you to say!"
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Posted Mar 16, 2012 @ 1:52 PM

The looks on their faces are what make that so funny, both Roz realizing that she's going to screw it up and Frasier with his next line that makes no sense.
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Posted Mar 17, 2012 @ 3:33 PM

I saw Peri Gilpin, yesterday, at the Los Angeles County Museum Of Art.

Edited by Coop Fontaine, Mar 17, 2012 @ 3:33 PM.

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Posted Mar 18, 2012 @ 3:43 PM

I saw Peri Gilpin, yesterday, at the Los Angeles County Museum Of Art.


That's so exciting! I'm secretly jealous. I never get to see or meet famous people.
I've heard that she's super nice and down-to-earth in real life.
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Posted Mar 18, 2012 @ 3:43 PM

Sorry, double post.

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Posted Mar 20, 2012 @ 9:19 AM

I just recently watched the episode "Deathtrap" from S9. I know that season is one of the "bad" ones, but this episode was actually really good IMO. I was cracking up the whole time. Frasier and Niles were looking in the floorboards of their old house for their memory box or something and they find a skull, not realizing that it was theirs from when they did a backyard production of Hamlet. So, of course, they spend hours ripping up more floorboards and concocting this elaborate theory about the old landlord murdering his wife in order collect the inheritance money. They actually go as far as to call the police and alert the press, all without realizing that it's a toy plastic skull that used to be theirs.

Also, there was a bit where Alice's hamster dies and Martin talks to her about it being in Hamster Heaven, but then Alice asks about how old Eddie is, and although he tells Alice that Eddie's really just a puppy, you can see he's worried about Eddie not being around much longer. It was really sad.
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Posted Apr 5, 2012 @ 5:40 PM

Fellow Frasier fans, I need your help. I'm trying to remember the show where the B-plot is Daphne & Martin driving around looking for the Mucabees (sp) store (the shoes Martin loves that Daphne set on fire in the microwave). I don't need the title -- I just know that the A-plot was one of my all-time favorites, but I can't remember what it was about! and it's making me nuts.
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Posted Apr 5, 2012 @ 5:57 PM

I'm trying to remember the show where the B-plot is Daphne & Martin driving around looking for the Mucabees (sp) store (the shoes Martin loves that Daphne set on fire in the microwave). I don't need the title -- I just know that the A-plot was one of my all-time favorites, but I can't remember what it was about! and it's making me nuts.

I believe the A plot concerns Bulldog falling in love with a female athlete and then being dumped. It is from Season 4.
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Posted Apr 5, 2012 @ 5:59 PM

voiceover, that was the episode when Roz tries to set up Frasier with her golf-pro friend, but instead her and Bulldog spend the weekend together and he loves her, but she doesn't want anything more. Also there is a typo and Niles is a "hung" specialist. Just for fun it was the episode "Love Bites Dog".

ETA: dustylil beat me to it

Edited by VanillaBear85, Apr 5, 2012 @ 6:00 PM.

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Posted Apr 5, 2012 @ 6:10 PM

Of course! Frasier talks to Bulldog "like a guy", and can't stop himself ("Screw him!...I say we go somewhere we don't even need a reservation!") until Niles slaps him.

Thank you both. My sanity has been saved. For today.

Edited by voiceover, Apr 5, 2012 @ 6:11 PM.

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Posted Apr 5, 2012 @ 6:18 PM

Also there is a typo and Niles is a "hung" specialist.


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Posted Apr 5, 2012 @ 8:56 PM

Crap! how did I forget THAT part? I rate Niles' "It's a telethon," as one of the biggest laughs of the series.
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Posted Apr 9, 2012 @ 10:36 AM

That one was on Hallmark Channel just last night. I thought of this thread and laughed all the more.
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Posted Apr 9, 2012 @ 12:45 PM

That one was on Hallmark Channel just last night. I thought of this thread and laughed all the more.


Me too !!

Also on last night was one of my all time faves The Two Mrs. Cranes. Sheer brilliance from start to finish.

After Clive comments on Daphne still being "Moon" in the phone book even though she is married to Niles, Niles chimes in that she now hyphenates and goes by "Moon-Crane."

Martin (posing as an astronaut): "I'll never forget the first time I rode a Moon-Crane; nearly drove it right into the Sea of Tranquility."
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Posted Apr 9, 2012 @ 4:07 PM

Also on last night was one of my all time faves The Two Mrs. Cranes.

It's one of my favorites, too. It was written so well I laugh through the entire episode. It's funny how things start out so innocent with Daphne's lie being married only to have an excuse so Clive won't pursue her. Then, the lies start piling on. Martin decides to embrace the lies and is quite pleased to say that he's a retired astronaut! The look on Martin's face said both "ain't this great... I'm an astronaut" AND "screw you... I can make up stuff, too". I also loved when Eddie came in the room and all of them looked at each other to see if his name was still Eddie. (It would have been funny if they'd said, "that's Moose".)

I remember Frasier at some point making fun of Martin picking the name Eddie for his dog. I don't recall what episode it's in. Later in the series when they start doing more with Frasier's son Frederick, they call him Freddie which isn't that far from Eddie. Like father like son.

On a side note, in a later episode I wish Frasier had explored why Martin chose astronaut. That dialogue might have been interesting.

Edited by SunShine Gal, Apr 9, 2012 @ 4:17 PM.

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