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What do you think of 'Deathtrap'?

I like it!
12
60%
I DON'T like it!
8
40%
 
Total votes : 20

Fan Dividers - "Deathtrap"!

Postby Mr Blue Sky » Mon Jun 11, 2007 4:43 pm

Well, following two 'victories' on the bounce I'm on to a certain loser here with my appreciation of the much-maligned Deathtrap.

I think this is a fun episode that briefly re-united the Frasier/Niles dynamic during the lean period of seasons 8-10, when it was much needed.

Many people cite the fact that the 'tell' is revealed to the audience in the very first scene thus 'ruining the mystery' element. All I'd say to that is this is a sitcom, not Murder, She Wrote (thank goodness!) and the situation is played for laughs as the audience gets to watch Frasier and Niles literally digging themselves in deeper and deeper.

There's plenty of other reasons to enjoy this ep too, but the clinching argument perhaps is that it was penned by the best season 8-10 writer by a country mile - Jon Sherman (he of Bla-Z-Boy and Fathers and Sons amongst others).

I voted...I like it! :D
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Postby Cake for Brains » Mon Jun 11, 2007 4:52 pm

I like 'Deathtrap' a lot. It's good fun and a rare Kelsey-DHP centred episode from the later years.
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Postby Mr Blue Sky » Mon Jun 11, 2007 4:52 pm

2-0! Poll closed! :lol:
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Postby Bee Gees Fan » Mon Jun 11, 2007 4:53 pm

Oh, another Fan Dividers thread!

I LIKE it!
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Postby Mr Blue Sky » Mon Jun 11, 2007 4:56 pm

Bee Gees Fan wrote:Oh, another Fan Dividers thread!

I LIKE it!


Did you read my opening post? I can't believe you haven't picked up on...

Beer Necessity wrote:this is a sitcom, not Murder, She Wrote (thank goodness!)


...it was inserted specifically for your benefit so you could shower me with indignation! :lol:
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Postby Bee Gees Fan » Mon Jun 11, 2007 4:58 pm

Beer Necessity wrote:
Bee Gees Fan wrote:Oh, another Fan Dividers thread!

I LIKE it!


Did you read my opening post? I can't believe you haven't picked up on...

Beer Necessity wrote:this is a sitcom, not Murder, She Wrote (thank goodness!)


...it was inserted specifically for your benefit so you could shower me with indignation! :lol:


I didn't read it! But now that I have...

Murder, She Wrote isn't that bad! Would you like me to send old Mrs Fletcher herself over to see you to put up a defence?
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Postby Bad Ambassador » Mon Jun 11, 2007 5:08 pm

Nope. Don't like it. Yet another one of those episodes where my heart sank when I first saw it. Which season is it from? The fact I can't remember probably speaks volumes! :P
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Postby Mr Blue Sky » Mon Jun 11, 2007 5:24 pm

Bee Gees Fan wrote:
Beer Necessity wrote:
Bee Gees Fan wrote:Oh, another Fan Dividers thread!

I LIKE it!


Did you read my opening post? I can't believe you haven't picked up on...

Beer Necessity wrote:this is a sitcom, not Murder, She Wrote (thank goodness!)


...it was inserted specifically for your benefit so you could shower me with indignation! :lol:


I didn't read it! But now that I have...

Murder, She Wrote isn't that bad! Would you like me to send old Mrs Fletcher herself over to see you to put up a defence?


Nah, that old bat would probably try and kill me in my sleep.
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Postby Cake for Brains » Mon Jun 11, 2007 5:25 pm

Bad Ambassador wrote:Nope. Don't like it. Yet another one of those episodes where my heart sank when I first saw it. Which season is it from? The fact I can't remember probably speaks volumes! :P


Season 9 - it immediately follows 'War of the Words'.
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Postby Mr Blue Sky » Mon Jun 11, 2007 5:26 pm

Bad Ambassador wrote:Nope. Don't like it. Yet another one of those episodes where my heart sank when I first saw it. Which season is it from? The fact I can't remember probably speaks volumes! :P


Season 9. It's surrounded by shite so came as a welcome bit of light relief for me!
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Postby Wezzo » Mon Jun 11, 2007 5:48 pm

I don't like it. One of S9's weakest.
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Postby Bee Gees Fan » Mon Jun 11, 2007 5:57 pm

Beer Necessity wrote:Nah, that old bat would probably try and kill me in my sleep.


It's arsenic she's got planned for you!
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Postby CatNamedRudy » Mon Jun 11, 2007 9:47 pm

Definitely a "NOT" like it from me!

I can't even begin to buy the entire premise of the show so I find it tedious and ridiculous. (and not funny ridiculous either, just ridiculous)
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Postby Mr Blue Sky » Tue Jun 12, 2007 10:25 am

CatNamedRudy wrote:Definitely a "NOT" like it from me!

I can't even begin to buy the entire premise of the show so I find it tedious and ridiculous. (and not funny ridiculous either, just ridiculous)


You just have no sense of fun, Cat, admit it! :lol:

5-5 at the moment. I must admit I expected us 'likes' be be getting our asses whooped by now!
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Postby welshben23 » Tue Jun 12, 2007 11:50 am

Its not as bad as WOTW, but I dont like it.
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Postby ouroboros » Tue Jun 12, 2007 3:20 pm

I know I have seen this but it was so long ago and only once that I don't feel qualified to vote :(
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Postby Moon-Crane » Wed Jun 13, 2007 12:53 am

I've got it as 183rd/264, and i quite like it. Just a daft bit of fun.
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Postby Mr Blue Sky » Wed Jun 13, 2007 8:17 pm

Moon-Crane wrote:I've got it as 183rd/264, and i quite like it. Just a daft bit of fun.


Hoorah! Levels-you-devils, 6 votes each! :D
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Postby Agides » Wed Jun 13, 2007 8:30 pm

Not lovin' this episode - sorry!

I've seen it twice and each time it has been parked firmly at the back of the part of my brain dedicated to 'Frasier'. Whenever I see it advertised, it's one (of a tiny handful) that I don't mind missing.

Could you choose another episode for us to vote on?!
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Postby Seek_Help_from_an_M.D. » Thu Jun 14, 2007 12:33 am

I liked it. Also Ashley Thomas as Alice was just adorable.
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Postby Bambi » Thu Jun 14, 2007 7:13 am

I think it's an underrated episode.
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Postby Mr Blue Sky » Thu Jun 14, 2007 10:01 pm

Agides wrote:Could you choose another episode for us to vote on?!


Don't worry, I plan to do quite a few of these!
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Postby Mr Blue Sky » Thu Jun 14, 2007 10:04 pm

Bambi wrote:I think it's an underrated episode.


Jolly good! I'm staggered the "I Like it" camp appears to have a decisive 9-7 lead, I felt sure there were only about 4 people on here that liked it! Glad to have smoked out a few more fans of this lovely, fun episode!

Nice to see you here again btw, Bambi/Corevelay/Frasier Rocks! All in all you must have over 1000 posts here now in your various guises. Do you keep forgetting your password? :wink:
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Postby Bee Gees Fan » Thu Jun 14, 2007 10:09 pm

Beer Necessity wrote:Nice to see you here again btw, Bambi/Corevelay/Frasier Rocks! All in all you must have over 1000 posts here now in your various guises. Do you keep forgetting your password? :wink:


Currently, Bambi has 244 posts altogether. 143 from Frasier Rocks, 86 from Corevelay and 15 from Bambi. :)
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Postby Mayday Malone » Fri Jun 15, 2007 10:05 am

Jolly good work, BGF
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