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Best Real Time Episode?

My Coffee with Niles
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Dinner Party
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Postby Cake for Brains » Tue Sep 18, 2007 5:36 pm

Which is better? My Coffee with Niles or Dinner Party?

Both episodes reside very comfortable in my Top 10, possibly even Top 5, so I'll have to think long and hard before I cast my vote.
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Postby CatNamedRudy » Tue Sep 18, 2007 5:57 pm

That was a really tough choice for me but I chose Dinner Party just because I LOVE the "You are SO that OTHER one!" line!
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Postby Bad Ambassador » Tue Sep 18, 2007 6:22 pm

Hmm. Difficult one. I think 'My Coffee with Niles' is the better episode, although I prefer the story of 'Dinner Party'.
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Postby Moon-Crane » Tue Sep 18, 2007 6:34 pm

MCWN wins out here. Both are decent episodes, though. MCWN makes teh shortlist as one of my favourite episodes of all, so has to win really.
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Postby welshben23 » Tue Sep 18, 2007 6:53 pm

I really like both episodes, but My Coffee with Niles just wins.
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Postby Dorset Girl » Tue Sep 18, 2007 7:01 pm

Yep, MCWN is a great episode.
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Postby !Amz! » Tue Sep 18, 2007 10:06 pm

Bad Ambassador wrote:Hmm. Difficult one. I think 'My Coffee with Niles' is the better episode, although I prefer the story of 'Dinner Party'.


I'm with you in every way. My Coffee With Niles was the better episode, but the better story was Dinner Party.
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Postby Bad Ambassador » Wed Sep 19, 2007 9:33 am

!Amz! wrote:I'm with you in every way. My Coffee With Niles was the better episode, but the better story was Dinner Party.


:) Yep - although in the end I had to go with the one which is, ultimately, one of the most beautiful examples of television comedy ever - so 'My Coffee with Niles' it is!
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Postby Cake for Brains » Wed Sep 19, 2007 9:49 am

Well, I went for 'My Coffee' in the end. I just find it hugely satisfying and clever, and I just think it has a very celebratory feel to it.
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Postby topcat1987 » Sun Sep 23, 2007 7:10 pm

I voted for My Coffee With Niles as I think it is a very witty and clever episode that has a kind of special feel to it.For me Dinner Party feels a bit listless and dull but does have some brilliant lines.Daphne's and Roz's byplay in Dinner Party is very funny but not as amusing as Frasier's and Niles' in My Coffee With Niles.Dinner Party would make it into my top 50 but unlike My Coffee With Niles wouldn't make it into my top 10 although it is an entertaining episode.
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Postby ouroboros » Thu Sep 27, 2007 9:57 pm

My Coffee With Niles - hands down.

Shows exactly why I love Frasier. It just seems so... philosophical. Makes me want to sit and have coffee in the rain :)
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Postby Wezzo » Fri Sep 28, 2007 3:01 pm

My Coffee With Niles.
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Postby Seek_Help_from_an_M.D. » Tue Oct 02, 2007 5:11 am

Guess which one I choose.

MCWN. It is on, at least my top ten list. So, I had to go with it. I've always loved coffee, but now, I'm macchiato woman. :)
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Postby Mr Blue Sky » Tue Oct 02, 2007 5:48 am

Very tough choice, but I just went with Dinner Party in the end. I love MCWN, it's superbly written but the way Frasier and Niles' relationship is explored in DN makes for more satisfying viewing IMO. I've definitely re-watched it more than MCWN, which is some kind of indicator I guess.
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Postby Clayford27 » Thu Oct 04, 2007 1:10 am

Hmm this is really tough...and I just watched both tonight. I watched My Coffee with Niles earlier and then read this poll so I had to watch Dinner Party. haha I'm gonna go with My Coffee with Niles, although Dinner Party has some great moments and lines. I love them both!
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Postby Carolina Crane-iac » Fri Oct 05, 2007 12:46 am

I would have to go with My Coffee With Niles. It was vintage Frasier. Niles' spit-take when Frasier asks him if he was in love with Daphne was classic.
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Postby Clayford27 » Fri Oct 05, 2007 2:15 am

Carolina Crane-iac wrote:I would have to go with My Coffee With Niles. It was vintage Frasier. Niles' spit-take when Frasier asks him if he was in love with Daphne was classic.


loll That always cracks me up! I always end up rewinding that part haha
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Postby CatNamedRudy » Fri Oct 05, 2007 2:23 am

Clayford27 wrote:
Carolina Crane-iac wrote:I would have to go with My Coffee With Niles. It was vintage Frasier. Niles' spit-take when Frasier asks him if he was in love with Daphne was classic.


loll That always cracks me up! I always end up rewinding that part haha


I love this exchange after the "frothy" spit take:

Frasier: Niles, you're not considering leaving Maris?
Niles: Certainly not!
Frasier: Well, I suppose the situation you're in is that you'd like to stay with Maris but you'd like an affair with Daphne.
Niles: Yes. Can I do that?
Frasier: No, you can't!
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Postby Carolina Crane-iac » Fri Oct 05, 2007 5:14 am

LOL! I had forgotten about that. Isn't that near where Niles blames Frasier for hiring "Venus herself" instead of some brawny East German woman and Frasier says "I tried, but it is an Olympic year"?

I can't remember what the exact quote...looks like I found an excuse to buy the S2 dvd set. 8-)
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Postby Clayford27 » Fri Oct 05, 2007 5:21 am

CatNamedRudy wrote:
Clayford27 wrote:
Carolina Crane-iac wrote:I would have to go with My Coffee With Niles. It was vintage Frasier. Niles' spit-take when Frasier asks him if he was in love with Daphne was classic.


loll That always cracks me up! I always end up rewinding that part haha


I love this exchange after the "frothy" spit take:

Frasier: Niles, you're not considering leaving Maris?
Niles: Certainly not!
Frasier: Well, I suppose the situation you're in is that you'd like to stay with Maris but you'd like an affair with Daphne.
Niles: Yes. Can I do that?
Frasier: No, you can't!


LOL I love that! That episode is just brilliant haha
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Postby Carolina Crane-iac » Fri Oct 05, 2007 5:55 am

I don't think any other show could have pulled it off...making such a great episode out of the simple premise of two brothers' conversation while having coffee. I always think of MCWN when Niles tells Frasier "I'll miss the coffees" in Goodnight, Seattle.
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Postby Dorset Girl » Fri Oct 05, 2007 12:59 pm

CatNamedRudy wrote:I love this exchange after the "frothy" spit take:

Frasier: Niles, you're not considering leaving Maris?
Niles: Certainly not!
Frasier: Well, I suppose the situation you're in is that you'd like to stay with Maris but you'd like an affair with Daphne.
Niles: Yes. Can I do that?
Frasier: No, you can't!


Me too, I'd forgotten what episode it was in! It's Niles' face when he says 'Can I do that?' that cracks me up. For a second or two there, he's really serious about it, and he looks most disappointed when Frasier says 'no'. :lol:
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Postby Agides » Fri Oct 05, 2007 4:25 pm

I went with MCWN, the indicator being that I actively seek this episode out, as opposed to always watching the other when it's on (a fine line, I know!!).
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Postby Agides » Fri Oct 05, 2007 4:28 pm

Carolina Crane-iac wrote:I always think of MCWN when Niles tells Frasier "I'll miss the coffees" in Goodnight, Seattle.


Me too! And then I laugh, then cry a bit, then comes the runny nose and the tissues etc etc.....!

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Postby Carolina Crane-iac » Sat Oct 06, 2007 4:01 am

Thanks! The first time I saw Goodnight, Seattle, I bawled my eyes out.
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