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A couple of stray thoughts. I watched the episode where simultaneously Frasier needs to write a eulogy for his hated great aunt, Niles needs to scatter her ashes and Martin is finishing his song for Sinatra. There’s just something about the finale in the church that chokes me up every time. It must be the some story telling magic going on there, it’s just such an amazing episode.

 

Secondly, I saw the final episode recently and that final 10 seconds with the announcement that he’s landed in Chicago still knocks me on my arse. Pretty much summed up Frasier’s personality you’ve known over hundreds of episodes in about four words. I bet when they came up with that they were pleased with themselves. 

 

God I love this show.

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14 hours ago, Art Vandelay said:

A couple of stray thoughts. I watched the episode where simultaneously Frasier needs to write a eulogy for his hated great aunt, Niles needs to scatter her ashes and Martin is finishing his song for Sinatra. There’s just something about the finale in the church that chokes me up every time.

 

A lot of the Martin moments do that for me, particularly the Christmas episode where Fraiser is keen on getting Fredrick educational gifts but finds out he actually wants a Outlaw Laser RoboGeek. 

 

Marty Crane, possibly the best screen dad ever.

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Marty's fucking great.

 

The extended scenes with him and the boys sitting and talking are so great. Like around the fishing hole, or at Duke's, when it's about to be demolished.

 

Also have a very deep love for the Christmas episodes, especially the one where Frasier falls out with his dad and ends up at a diner, where some people club together to buy him the turkey platter.

 

"How much more appetising food always becomes when you add the word 'log'"

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3 hours ago, 11 Herbs 'n' Spices said:

 

A lot of the Martin moments do that for me, particularly the Christmas episode where Fraiser is keen on getting Fredrick educational gifts but finds out he actually wants a Outlaw Laser RoboGeek. 

 

Marty Crane, possibly the best screen dad ever.

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10 hours ago, Protocol Penguin said:

A proposed Frasier revival: wouldn’t he be doing a podcast instead of radio, subsisting off meagre Patreon funds, and living in a much more modest apartment? :unsure:

 

He could have reinvented himself as one of these right wing self help guru academic twats like Jordan Peterson.

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On 14/11/2019 at 13:26, BossSaru said:

Maybe go full circle - have him moving in with his son and seeing the world through his father's eyes?

I’m hoping Frederick has turned out like Marty rather than Frasier. I can see Frasier wincing already every time he hears some blue collar guy calling his son “Fred“.

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Frasier is such a good character but he always needed a lot of other really strong characters to bounce off and either show up his pomposity or in the case of Niles allow it to run wild.

 

An older Frasier tale with him somehow down on his luck a bit could be great darker comedy/drama, but I suspect it will be him still a roaring success and instantly attracting young women wherever he goes to massage Kelsey Grammar's ego.

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The main concern is that Kelsey Grammar just isn't a very nice person in real life. I know he's had it hard, but he's a bit of a prick. Everyone thinks of him as Frasier, but he's probably quite the opposite to him. He acted a role that someone else wrote.

 

Grammar going back to make Frasier will put him in charge.  Funny that Picard says no, as it'll be like Patrick Stewart having a lot of input in ST: Picard (or the more sucky aspects of the movies). 

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5 hours ago, Gotters said:

Frasier is such a good character but he always needed a lot of other really strong characters to bounce off and either show up his pomposity or in the case of Niles allow it to run wild.

 

 

I always thought it was such a masterstroke to lean Frasier into the more pompous aspects of his character and basically bring in Niles to play Frasier as he was in Cheers as more neurotic. Masterstroke.

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Television watchers worldwide, we heard the overwhelmingly moderate demand and deafening apathy for the return of iconically loveable curmudgeon, Dr. Frasier Crane, and well, we couldn't ignore the call of those dozens any longer. What adventures will he get up to? It's too early to say, but it won't include much loved patriarch Martin as he's dead. His dog too. Gone. Move on. Maybe his old chums and fan favourites Gertrude and the Moon family may pop around to say hello? Watch out Frasier! Find out soon on a streaming service you won't have.

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All ‘continuations’ of sitcoms are a flop, with two notable exceptions:

 

Arrested Development series 4: No-one knows how this worked but it was the best series - and then it coming back similarly for series 5 and being so bad it killed it shows that even the writers didn’t know what they’d done.

 

Still Game: Still amazing after a ten year hiatus, because they were all playing people twice their age in the first place so it was barely noticeable (although they sounded a bit less broadly Glaswegian due to the shift to BBC1).

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19 minutes ago, Welrain said:

So Frasier as a continuation of Cheers..flop?

 

I think Zok's criticising revivals that happened years after the original ending, rather than sequel series that were almost uninterrupted continuations (Cheers -> Frasier, Yes Minister -> Yes Prime Minister).

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At this point, "Frasier and Niles in a horror setting" is well on its way to becoming its own subgenre.

 

It started with this:

https://drawbrandondraw.tumblr.com/post/75710995883/comics-bud-zac-gorman-began-putting-together-a

 

Then this:

 

 

 

And my favourite:

 

 

(Reddit version for those who don't do Twitter: https://www.reddit.com/r/bloodborne/comments/kwl2j9/frasier_and_niles_in_bloodborne_by_joe_chouinard/ )

 

 

Spoiler

Excellent casting choices for Bulldog and Maris! :D

 

 

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