Monday, June 9, 2008


Troy and I just finished working our way through all 11 seasons of Frasier. I have to say, I think they should have stopped at season 10. It definitely went downhill quickly. I don’t know if they were all tired or what.

In general though, I love Frasier. I think it has excellent writing and a good cast. Somehow they strike a really good balance between being completely ridiculous and over-the-top so you want to smack them, and being so self-deprecating that you want to give them every benefit of the doubt.

I love the way Eddie stares at Frasier all the time.

I hate the way Frasier just cannot stay in a relationship. Ever.

I love the way they never show Maris; knowing that my imagination is probably conjuring up far worse than any actress they could find.

I love it when Daphne “does” an American accent.

I think this is my all-time favorite Frasier quote: Frasier [responding to a caller] “Roger, at Cornell University they have an incredible piece of scientific equipment known as the Tunneling Electron Microscope. Now, this microscope is so powerful that by firing electrons you can actually see images of the atom, the infinitesimally minute building blocks of our universe. Roger, if I were using that microscope right now, I still wouldn't be able to locate my interest in your problem.”

Frasier has left the building!

We just finished watching the final season of this hit television spin-off series. Frasier Crane, played by Kelsey Grammer, first made his appearance in the hit original series "Cheers." "Frasier" is quite possibly the most successful spin-off ever.

I am partial to this series because, quite frankly, the writing is just so dang good--especially for a 30-minute comedy program.

I love all the characters, but if I had to choose my favorite, I would choose Niles, Frasier's brother. He's just hilarious. So, in honor of Niles, here are a collection of my favorite quotes from him:

"Her lips were saying 'no,' but her eyes were saying, 'read my lips.'"

"A funny thing happened the other day. One of my patients had a rather amusing Freudian slip. He was having dinner with his wife, and he meant to say 'pass the salt,' but instead he said 'You've ruined my life, you blood-sucking shrew.'"

"My taekwondo instructor says I'm two moves away from becoming quite threatening."

"I've always liked the thought of meeting the great people of history, but then I think 'what if it's like high school and none of the really cool dead people want to talk to me?' Mozart'll tell me he's busy, but then later I'll see him out with Shakespeare and Lincoln!"

"It's my testicular hypothermia device. It promotes motility by keeping my nether regions at a cool and constant ninety-six degrees."


Victoria said...

lol I LOVE frasier. I will be borrowing it upon my return.

The four little penguins say: said...

Niles was always my favorite. :)

Kimberly said...

oh I do so enjoy Frasier too. I also have to agree that Niles--or Eddie--is probably my favorite as well. do you actually have the DVDs or did you get them from the library?