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Battle of the Seasons - Best Episode 18?

Poll ended at Mon May 07, 2007 4:11 pm

And the Whimper Is... (Season 1)
0
No votes
The Club (Season 2)
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No votes
Chess Pains (Season 3)
5
26%
Ham Radio (Season 4)
14
74%
Bad Dog (Season 5)
0
No votes
Taps at the Montana (Season 6)
0
No votes
Hot Pursuit (Season 7)
0
No votes
Forgotten But Not Gone (Season 8)
0
No votes
War of the Words (Season 9)
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No votes
Roe to Perdition (Season 10)
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No votes
Match Game (Season 11)
0
No votes
 
Total votes : 19

Postby Bee Gees Fan » Tue May 01, 2007 3:12 pm

Probably between 50 and 60% which, for me, is average. I don't think it's too bad, actually. I certainly didn't hate it when I saw it.
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Postby Cake for Brains » Tue May 01, 2007 3:32 pm

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Cake for Brains wrote:A little game - what percentage score would everyone give War of the Words?

About 65%-70% for me - nowhere near as bad as it's reputation suggests.


I gave it 35% on the R&R section, which was quite generous compared to Jocelyn's 30%! :lol:

Stu also revised his rating down from 62/63% to 45% I think. By far the lowest score he's given any episode in his capsule reviews.


Yep, before he revised his episode capsules, I'm pretty sure Stu rated WOTW on a par with Author, Author at 63%. Sounds about right to me. :)

I think my lowest score is for 'A Day in May' with a fairly generous 49%.
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Postby Mr Blue Sky » Tue May 01, 2007 3:36 pm

Cake for Brains wrote:Yep, before he revised his episode capsules, I'm pretty sure Stu rated WOTW on a par with Author, Author at 63%. Sounds about right to me.


He's since changed both scores to more accurately reflect their quality. :wink:
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Postby CatNamedRudy » Tue May 01, 2007 3:37 pm

Cake for Brains wrote:
Beer Necessity wrote:
Cake for Brains wrote:A little game - what percentage score would everyone give War of the Words?

About 65%-70% for me - nowhere near as bad as it's reputation suggests.


I gave it 35% on the R&R section, which was quite generous compared to Jocelyn's 30%! :lol:

Stu also revised his rating down from 62/63% to 45% I think. By far the lowest score he's given any episode in his capsule reviews.


Yep, before he revised his episode capsules, I'm pretty sure Stu rated WOTW on a par with Author, Author at 63%. Sounds about right to me. :)

I think my lowest score is for 'A Day in May' with a fairly generous 49%.


I just don't understand the hate for Author, Author! I just watched it again the other day and it ranks up pretty high for me. The whole scene in the motel room is great culminating with the mommy line!

But even after that when Niles and Frasier aren't speaking to each other and Niles utters the line "You look stupid in a t-shirt!" And Frasier offering Niles the muffin! It's all just so funny!

I haven't reviewed anything for this site but iffin I did, my lowest score would go to Enemy at the Gate at 45% (and that's being generous but Roz doing Frasier's show saves it from a lower score)
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Postby Cake for Brains » Tue May 01, 2007 3:38 pm

Beer Necessity wrote:
Cake for Brains wrote:Yep, before he revised his episode capsules, I'm pretty sure Stu rated WOTW on a par with Author, Author at 63%. Sounds about right to me.


He's since changed both scores to more accurately reflect their quality. :wink:


No comment. I just hope 'Author, Author' faces some tough competition when it comes to that particular poll. I'll be mortified to see it win.
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Postby Wezzo » Tue May 01, 2007 3:39 pm

CatNamedRudy wrote:I just don't understand the hate for Author, Author! I just watched it again the other day and it ranks up pretty high for me. The whole scene in the motel room is great culminating with the mommy line!

But even after that when Niles and Frasier aren't speaking to each other and Niles utters the line "You look stupid in a t-shirt!" And Frasier offering Niles the muffin! It's all just so funny!


I know - it's actually a top-10 episode for me. Brilliantly hilarious stuff.
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Postby Cake for Brains » Tue May 01, 2007 3:42 pm

Wezzo wrote:
CatNamedRudy wrote:I just don't understand the hate for Author, Author! I just watched it again the other day and it ranks up pretty high for me. The whole scene in the motel room is great culminating with the mommy line!

But even after that when Niles and Frasier aren't speaking to each other and Niles utters the line "You look stupid in a t-shirt!" And Frasier offering Niles the muffin! It's all just so funny!


I know - it's actually a top-10 episode for me. Brilliantly hilarious stuff.


But horribly out of character. 'Frasier' has always prided itself on wit, but we end up with is Frasier and Niles actually using physical violence on one another. The comedy stems from character's being really bitchy and nasty to one another, and Frasier seems unlikeable. 'Crap' and 'Freakin' aren't words that you hear him use on a regular basis, and I'm glad of that.

I can't talk though. It used to rank as one of my all-time favourites. Thank God I never wrote a review for it on the R&R section. Still, I've seen the light... but that's debatable!
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Postby Wezzo » Tue May 01, 2007 3:46 pm

Cake for Brains wrote:
Wezzo wrote:
CatNamedRudy wrote:I just don't understand the hate for Author, Author! I just watched it again the other day and it ranks up pretty high for me. The whole scene in the motel room is great culminating with the mommy line!

But even after that when Niles and Frasier aren't speaking to each other and Niles utters the line "You look stupid in a t-shirt!" And Frasier offering Niles the muffin! It's all just so funny!


I know - it's actually a top-10 episode for me. Brilliantly hilarious stuff.


But horribly out of character. 'Frasier' has always prided itself on wit, but we end up with is Frasier and Niles actually using physical violence on one another. The comedy stems from character's being really bitchy and nasty to one another, and Frasier seems unlikeable. 'Crap' and 'Freakin' aren't words that you hear him use on a regular basis, and I'm glad of that.

I can't talk though. It used to rank as one of my all-time favourites. Thank God I never wrote a review for it on the R&R section. Still, I've seen the light... but that's debatable!


Damn right it's debateable! All that 24 and Six Feet Under watching has damaged your usually-accurate opinion on comedy! ;)
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Postby Mr Blue Sky » Tue May 01, 2007 3:47 pm

Wezzo wrote:
CatNamedRudy wrote:I just don't understand the hate for Author, Author! I just watched it again the other day and it ranks up pretty high for me. The whole scene in the motel room is great culminating with the mommy line!

But even after that when Niles and Frasier aren't speaking to each other and Niles utters the line "You look stupid in a t-shirt!" And Frasier offering Niles the muffin! It's all just so funny!


I know - it's actually a top-10 episode for me. Brilliantly hilarious stuff.


I like it, it's a funny ep. But I used to think it was a classic and some of the OOC stuff has lessened it's greatness for me. I'd give it about 80% now, I reckon.
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Postby Cake for Brains » Tue May 01, 2007 3:49 pm

Damn right it's debateable! All that 24 and Six Feet Under watching has damaged your usually-accurate opinion on comedy!


Is that a compliment? :)

And if it's debatable, let's debate - bring it on Ducky, you've got nothing!
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Postby Cake for Brains » Tue May 01, 2007 3:50 pm

Beer Necessity wrote:
Wezzo wrote:
CatNamedRudy wrote:I just don't understand the hate for Author, Author! I just watched it again the other day and it ranks up pretty high for me. The whole scene in the motel room is great culminating with the mommy line!

But even after that when Niles and Frasier aren't speaking to each other and Niles utters the line "You look stupid in a t-shirt!" And Frasier offering Niles the muffin! It's all just so funny!


I know - it's actually a top-10 episode for me. Brilliantly hilarious stuff.


I like it, it's a funny ep. But I used to think it was a classic and some of the OOC stuff has lessened it's greatness for me. I'd give it about 80% now, I reckon.


About 50%-55% from me. It's in my bottom five. :oops:
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Postby Wezzo » Tue May 01, 2007 3:55 pm

Cake for Brains wrote:
Damn right it's debateable! All that 24 and Six Feet Under watching has damaged your usually-accurate opinion on comedy!


Is that a compliment? :)

And if it's debatable, let's debate - bring it on Ducky, you've got nothing!


Well, now you've gone and scared him! :shock: A duck cannot stand up to the harsh wrath of an "Author Author" hater!
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Postby CatNamedRudy » Tue May 01, 2007 3:57 pm

Wezzo wrote:
CatNamedRudy wrote:I just don't understand the hate for Author, Author! I just watched it again the other day and it ranks up pretty high for me. The whole scene in the motel room is great culminating with the mommy line!

But even after that when Niles and Frasier aren't speaking to each other and Niles utters the line "You look stupid in a t-shirt!" And Frasier offering Niles the muffin! It's all just so funny!


I know - it's actually a top-10 episode for me. Brilliantly hilarious stuff.


I rank it just below Shrink Rap in the sibling rivalry category of episodes.

Not sure it would hit my top 10 but it comes close.

Frasier and Niles being nasty to each other happens more than once and this is the first time you see it. In Shrink Rap they are nasty to each other and Frasier's deal with the bathroom key is just as juvenile as most of the stuff in Author, Author! "Right here buddy boy!!!"

The episode gets and A grade from me for sure and possibly an A+. 95%!
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Postby CatNamedRudy » Tue May 01, 2007 3:58 pm

Wezzo wrote:
Cake for Brains wrote:
Damn right it's debateable! All that 24 and Six Feet Under watching has damaged your usually-accurate opinion on comedy!


Is that a compliment? :)

And if it's debatable, let's debate - bring it on Ducky, you've got nothing!


Well, now you've gone and scared him! :shock: A duck cannot stand up to the harsh wrath of an "Author Author" hater!


Oh come on....Ducky can take it!

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Postby Cake for Brains » Tue May 01, 2007 3:59 pm

CatNamedRudy wrote:
Wezzo wrote:
CatNamedRudy wrote:I just don't understand the hate for Author, Author! I just watched it again the other day and it ranks up pretty high for me. The whole scene in the motel room is great culminating with the mommy line!

But even after that when Niles and Frasier aren't speaking to each other and Niles utters the line "You look stupid in a t-shirt!" And Frasier offering Niles the muffin! It's all just so funny!


I know - it's actually a top-10 episode for me. Brilliantly hilarious stuff.


I rank it just below Shrink Rap in the sibling rivalry category of episodes.

Not sure it would hit my top 10 but it comes close.

Frasier and Niles being nasty to each other happens more than once and this is the first time you see it. In Shrink Rap they are nasty to each other and Frasier's deal with the bathroom key is just as juvenile as most of the stuff in Author, Author! "Right here buddy boy!!!"

The episode gets and A grade from me for sure and possibly an A+. 95%!


I love Shrink Rap. It makes my Top 10 probably - just hilarious! Now that's how the sibling rivalry should be done. :)
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Postby Wezzo » Tue May 01, 2007 4:03 pm

CatNamedRudy wrote:
Wezzo wrote:
Cake for Brains wrote:
Damn right it's debateable! All that 24 and Six Feet Under watching has damaged your usually-accurate opinion on comedy!


Is that a compliment? :)

And if it's debatable, let's debate - bring it on Ducky, you've got nothing!


Well, now you've gone and scared him! :shock: A duck cannot stand up to the harsh wrath of an "Author Author" hater!


Oh come on....Ducky can take it!

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:lol: Yep, I was deliberately underselling his powers so that when Ducky does exact revenge, it is all the more unexpected..
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Postby CatNamedRudy » Tue May 01, 2007 4:06 pm

I love Shrink Rap. It makes my Top 10 probably - just hilarious! Now that's how the sibling rivalry should be done.


But they are still nasty to each other! Frasier throws a freakin' plant through the window! THAT'S not OOC?
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Postby Cake for Brains » Tue May 01, 2007 4:08 pm

CatNamedRudy wrote:
I love Shrink Rap. It makes my Top 10 probably - just hilarious! Now that's how the sibling rivalry should be done.


But they are still nasty to each other! Frasier throws a freakin' plant through the window! THAT'S not OOC?


Er.. no... n-not at all. :)
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Postby CatNamedRudy » Tue May 01, 2007 4:10 pm

Cake for Brains wrote:
CatNamedRudy wrote:
I love Shrink Rap. It makes my Top 10 probably - just hilarious! Now that's how the sibling rivalry should be done.


But they are still nasty to each other! Frasier throws a freakin' plant through the window! THAT'S not OOC?


Er.. no... n-not at all. :)


LOL! Although I must admit, that my hatred for The Crucible and Deathtrap is the result of OOC stuff so I guess it's just WHICH OOC stuff we like!

Actually, I take that back about Deathtrap. My hatred for that is the entire premise of the episode. Much like Fraternal Schwinns.
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Postby Mr Blue Sky » Tue May 01, 2007 4:34 pm

CatNamedRudy wrote:
Cake for Brains wrote:
CatNamedRudy wrote:
I love Shrink Rap. It makes my Top 10 probably - just hilarious! Now that's how the sibling rivalry should be done.


But they are still nasty to each other! Frasier throws a freakin' plant through the window! THAT'S not OOC?


Er.. no... n-not at all. :)


LOL! Although I must admit, that my hatred for The Crucible and Deathtrap is the result of OOC stuff so I guess it's just WHICH OOC stuff we like!

Actually, I take that back about Deathtrap. My hatred for that is the entire premise of the episode. Much like Fraternal Schwinns.


Deathtrap's great. Your opinion is wrong! :wink:
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Postby CatNamedRudy » Tue May 01, 2007 4:44 pm

Beer Necessity wrote:
CatNamedRudy wrote:
Cake for Brains wrote:
CatNamedRudy wrote:
I love Shrink Rap. It makes my Top 10 probably - just hilarious! Now that's how the sibling rivalry should be done.


But they are still nasty to each other! Frasier throws a freakin' plant through the window! THAT'S not OOC?


Er.. no... n-not at all. :)


LOL! Although I must admit, that my hatred for The Crucible and Deathtrap is the result of OOC stuff so I guess it's just WHICH OOC stuff we like!

Actually, I take that back about Deathtrap. My hatred for that is the entire premise of the episode. Much like Fraternal Schwinns.


Deathtrap's great. Your opinion is wrong! :wink:


Deathtrap SUCKS! My opinion is TRUTH! :D
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Postby Stratman » Tue May 01, 2007 4:47 pm

Beer Necessity wrote:
CatNamedRudy wrote:
Cake for Brains wrote:
CatNamedRudy wrote:
I love Shrink Rap. It makes my Top 10 probably - just hilarious! Now that's how the sibling rivalry should be done.


But they are still nasty to each other! Frasier throws a freakin' plant through the window! THAT'S not OOC?


Er.. no... n-not at all. :)


LOL! Although I must admit, that my hatred for The Crucible and Deathtrap is the result of OOC stuff so I guess it's just WHICH OOC stuff we like!

Actually, I take that back about Deathtrap. My hatred for that is the entire premise of the episode. Much like Fraternal Schwinns.


Deathtrap's great. Your opinion is wrong! :wink:


''Deathtrap'' is awful. Your opinion is wrong! Two against one. :)
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Postby Mr Blue Sky » Tue May 01, 2007 4:49 pm

CatNamedRudy wrote:
Beer Necessity wrote:
CatNamedRudy wrote:
Cake for Brains wrote:
CatNamedRudy wrote:
I love Shrink Rap. It makes my Top 10 probably - just hilarious! Now that's how the sibling rivalry should be done.


But they are still nasty to each other! Frasier throws a freakin' plant through the window! THAT'S not OOC?


Er.. no... n-not at all. :)


LOL! Although I must admit, that my hatred for The Crucible and Deathtrap is the result of OOC stuff so I guess it's just WHICH OOC stuff we like!

Actually, I take that back about Deathtrap. My hatred for that is the entire premise of the episode. Much like Fraternal Schwinns.


Deathtrap's great. Your opinion is wrong! :wink:


Deathtrap SUCKS! My opinion is TRUTH! :D


*backs down a little* Ok it's not great but it doesn't SUCK!! It's an above average episode and is a rare Niles/Frasier centred ep, which has to give it some brownie points, surely? Niles and Daphne should have been split up for the story pairings more often, I reckon.
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Postby Mr Blue Sky » Tue May 01, 2007 4:51 pm

Stratman wrote:
Beer Necessity wrote:
CatNamedRudy wrote:
Cake for Brains wrote:
CatNamedRudy wrote:
I love Shrink Rap. It makes my Top 10 probably - just hilarious! Now that's how the sibling rivalry should be done.


But they are still nasty to each other! Frasier throws a freakin' plant through the window! THAT'S not OOC?


Er.. no... n-not at all. :)


LOL! Although I must admit, that my hatred for The Crucible and Deathtrap is the result of OOC stuff so I guess it's just WHICH OOC stuff we like!

Actually, I take that back about Deathtrap. My hatred for that is the entire premise of the episode. Much like Fraternal Schwinns.


Deathtrap's great. Your opinion is wrong! :wink:


''Deathtrap'' is awful. Your opinion is wrong! Two against one. :)


Bah! Why did you have to show up! :lol:
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Postby Stratman » Tue May 01, 2007 4:52 pm

The entire thing was a bust, Daphne's wierd rat spiel, Niles roleplaying as an old woman, huge OCC moments...
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