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What do you think of "The Friend"

I LOVE it!
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45%
I HATE it!
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55%
 
Total votes : 33

Fan Dividers - "The Friend"

Postby Mr Blue Sky » Tue Jul 17, 2007 8:25 am

This season 3 episode comes in for a lot of stick, but I quite like it. Most of the criticism seems to centre around Bob being an annoying, unlikeable character but I think that worked really well, I could almost feel Frasier's pain during their first meeting at Nervosa!

So in keeping with these polls dou you love or hate the episode? I wouldn't go so far as to say I love it, but I certainly don't hate it as much as other people seem to.

Before you vote, remember that great visual gag of Bob's cap floating by Frasier's booth at KACL... :lol:
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Postby Dorset Girl » Tue Jul 17, 2007 8:46 am

Hate it, hate it, hate it, hate it, hate it, hate it, hate it, hate it, hate it, hate it, hate it, hate it, hate it, hate it, hate it, hate it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Aaargh!!!!!!!!!!!! :x
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Postby CatNamedRudy » Tue Jul 17, 2007 12:03 pm

I voted Hate It but I don't really HATE it as much as I dislike it a lot! There are a few funny parts in it but not enough for me to watch it unless being forced!
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Postby Dorset Girl » Tue Jul 17, 2007 12:23 pm

I would rather scoop my eyes out using a rusty nail than watch it again.
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Postby Mary » Tue Jul 17, 2007 12:58 pm

I've had to vote for hate it because I do find it annoying, not Bob particularly but the whole way Bob and Frasier behave.
So normally one I skip over it.
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Postby Moon-Crane » Tue Jul 17, 2007 1:04 pm

I don't hate it - but wouldn't say love it either. It's pretty average, in comparison to the season, but I like more than dislike - so i'll have to go with 'love'.
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Postby CatNamedRudy » Tue Jul 17, 2007 1:19 pm

Dorset Girl wrote:I would rather scoop my eyes out using a rusty nail than watch it again.


:lol:

It's coming up soon on my full season rewatch of 3 so I am being FORCED to watch it! Much like I forced myself to watch The Crucible in Season 1.

Who knows.....maybe I'll like it better on a rewatch!
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Postby Paul B » Tue Jul 17, 2007 2:25 pm

Horrible episode with a terribly forced "conflict" and a script that simply does not deliver the laughs. Up there with the tripe from the later seasons.
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Postby ouroboros » Tue Jul 17, 2007 5:23 pm

I don't HATE it, but I do dislike it and find it tiresome so I can to vote hate over love.
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Postby Bad Ambassador » Tue Jul 17, 2007 5:33 pm

As with a few people here, I certainly don't hate it but nor do I like it. So I voted for HATE!
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Postby Wezzo » Tue Jul 17, 2007 7:40 pm

Closer to love than hate.
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Postby welshben23 » Tue Jul 17, 2007 8:39 pm

Closer to hate than love :D
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Postby Janey » Wed Jul 18, 2007 12:02 am

It's okay.
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Postby Seek_Help_from_an_M.D. » Wed Jul 18, 2007 7:27 am

I don't know I voted hate it, but i don't. It just wasn't very good IMO. But I can always find some funny moment in it. Like when Frasier can hear the squeak and Roz can't. Bob was really annoying.
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Postby palinlover » Wed Jul 18, 2007 9:53 am

I like this episode, It always makes me laugh. Not one of the best but i find it amusing!
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Postby Stratman » Wed Jul 18, 2007 9:57 am

Hate is far too strong a word in this case. Not bad, but not great, so ''love it'' for me.
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Postby Sideshow Meg » Wed Jul 18, 2007 12:29 pm

I feel indifferent to it really. I usually skip it.
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Postby Cake for Brains » Wed Jul 18, 2007 4:34 pm

Not really a fan, although I don't really 'hate it'. Still voting for that though.
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Postby Mr Blue Sky » Fri Jul 20, 2007 12:50 am

Some interesting comments here, thanks to everyone who's voted so far. It looks like I'll be on the losing side for the first time here, which is no bad thing, I quite like there are certain episodes I admire that others don't.

Surprised no one's mentioned the 'table cloth' yet in the case against - that was only used to hide Bob's wheelchair and was never seen again! :lol:

I quite like episodes in which Frasier is utterly miserable and gets dumped on from a great height. I don't know what it is - I love the character - I just really enjoy seeing misfortune heaped upon his shoulders! :lol:
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Postby Mayday Malone » Fri Jul 20, 2007 5:44 pm

I wouldn't say I hate it, but dislike it a little. Not too many good points.
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Postby whitefang » Wed Jul 25, 2007 8:30 pm

I don't hate it but I don't like it!
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Postby Mayday Malone » Wed Jul 25, 2007 9:14 pm

indifferent, shall we say?
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Postby Rodge » Sat Jul 28, 2007 6:42 pm

HATE!
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Postby JT » Sat Aug 18, 2007 11:20 am

Just a comment on the unpopularity of 'annoying' characters. I posted elsewhere that I thought both Shelly Long's Diane and John Ratzenberger's Cliff in Cheers were good characters. It seems that most people don't like them because of their 'annoyingness'. Bob the bbq-loving friend is annoying - but it makes it funny. I think annoying characters are sometimes the strongest.
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Postby Dorset Girl » Sat Aug 18, 2007 11:25 am

JT wrote:Just a comment on the unpopularity of 'annoying' characters. I posted elsewhere that I thought both Shelly Long's Diane and John Ratzenberger's Cliff in Cheers were good characters. It seems that most people don't like them because of their 'annoyingness'. Bob the bbq-loving friend is annoying - but it makes it funny. I think annoying characters are sometimes the strongest.


I see what you're saying. But I find some annoying characters likeable, and others just plain annoying! For instance, I like Lilith, although she is sarcastic, and can say some pretty mean stuff. I also liked Frank Burns in MASH, even though he had no redeeming qualities whatsoever. :)
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