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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)
0
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)
0
No votes
Roe to Perdition (Season 10)
0
No votes
Match Game (Season 11)
0
No votes
 
Total votes : 19

Postby Cake for Brains » Tue May 01, 2007 4:53 pm

Beer Necessity wrote:
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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:


I love 'Deathtrap'! 2-2 :)
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Postby Stratman » Tue May 01, 2007 4:54 pm

Beer Necessity wrote:
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:


I'm showing my support! We're the equivelant of that old two headed hyde-ra. :wink:
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Postby CatNamedRudy » Tue May 01, 2007 4:55 pm

Beer Necessity wrote:
CatNamedRudy wrote:
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CatNamedRudy wrote:
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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.


I can't get past the basic premise. Below average episode for me.

I do agree about the Niles and Daphne split though. After S7, the two of them together tended to get rather nauseating. I much prefer Frasier/Niles storylines or actually, anything that wasn't Niles/Daphne centered in the later seasons. With a few exceptions. Daphne Returns being one of them.
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Postby Mr Blue Sky » Tue May 01, 2007 4:57 pm

Cake for Brains wrote:I love 'Deathtrap'! 2-2 :)


Good man!

This needs it's own poll!
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Postby Mr Blue Sky » Tue May 01, 2007 4:59 pm

Stratman wrote:I'm showing my support! We're the equivelant of that old two headed hyde-ra. :wink:


Hey, I've promised we wouldn't say that anymore! :oops:

We are the Grammer Buffs! :lol:
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Postby Stratman » Tue May 01, 2007 5:01 pm

Sorry about that.
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Postby Bad Ambassador » Tue May 01, 2007 5:04 pm

Just to get back to the 'Author, Author' thing - I think there were considerably worse examples of the brothers (and the whole cast, let's face it) acting out of character in the wilderness years of seasons 7-10. At least in 'Author, Author' it was funny and told a good story!
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Postby CatNamedRudy » Tue May 01, 2007 5:04 pm

Beer Necessity wrote:
Cake for Brains wrote:I love 'Deathtrap'! 2-2 :)


Good man!

This needs it's own poll!


Do it BN!!!!!!
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Postby Mr Blue Sky » Tue May 01, 2007 5:04 pm

CatNamedRudy wrote:I can't get past the basic premise. Below average episode for me.

I do agree about the Niles and Daphne split though. After S7, the two of them together tended to get rather nauseating. I much prefer Frasier/Niles storylines or actually, anything that wasn't Niles/Daphne centered in the later seasons. With a few exceptions. Daphne Returns being one of them.


That's why Cam was 'made flesh', so to speak. To give Frasier the rivalry his character so desperately needed!

It's a really FUN premise, and old Mr Lasskopf was a laconic joy!

Martin: I hear they have great scuba diving down there. You scuba?
Lasskopf: Do I look like I scuba? I'm lucky I don't need a tank to breathe on land.

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Postby Mr Blue Sky » Tue May 01, 2007 5:06 pm

Stratman wrote:Sorry about that.


That's ok, I quite enjoyed my little chats with you-know-who!
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Postby Cake for Brains » Tue May 01, 2007 5:06 pm

Bad Ambassador wrote:Just to get back to the 'Author, Author' thing - I think there were considerably worse examples of the brothers (and the whole cast, let's face it) acting out of character in the wilderness years of seasons 7-10. At least in 'Author, Author' it was funny and told a good story!


Maybe I do take my dislike of it to a bit of an extreme, but it's got to the stage now where I find it hard to watch because there so many out of character moments to be found. I could be wrong, but I don't remember any other episodes where Frasier and Niles squabbles led to actual violence. I don't mind violence - but I don't think it has a place in 'Frasier'. The show's better than that.
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Postby CatNamedRudy » Tue May 01, 2007 5:08 pm

Bad Ambassador wrote:Just to get back to the 'Author, Author' thing - I think there were considerably worse examples of the brothers (and the whole cast, let's face it) acting out of character in the wilderness years of seasons 7-10. At least in 'Author, Author' it was funny and told a good story!


I just don't think them acting like heathens was all that out of character. The competive nature, sibling rivalary and petty jealousy was a huge part of who Niles and Frasier were.

I can totally picture them as little kids getting into hair pulling wrestling matches with each other. Niles being jealous of Frasier always being first and Frasier being jealous of Niles simply for being born!

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Postby Mr Blue Sky » Tue May 01, 2007 5:11 pm

Bad Ambassador wrote:Just to get back to the 'Author, Author' thing - I think there were considerably worse examples of the brothers (and the whole cast, let's face it) acting out of character in the wilderness years of seasons 7-10. At least in 'Author, Author' it was funny and told a good story!


Here, here!

When you look at the turgid shite on offer during seasons 8-10 I'm amazed anyone could put a funny ep like Author, Author in their bottom 10 episodes, there's so much more shite to choose from!
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Postby Bad Ambassador » Tue May 01, 2007 5:15 pm

CatNamedRudy wrote:I just don't think them acting like heathens was all that out of character. The competive nature, sibling rivalary and petty jealousy was a huge part of who Niles and Frasier were.

I can totally picture them as little kids getting into hair pulling wrestling matches with each other. Niles being jealous of Frasier always being first and Frasier being jealous of Niles simply for being born!


I agree. The fighting doesn't really bother me at all - especially as it's quite 'gay' fighting! I think it's a great sequence.
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Postby Cake for Brains » Tue May 01, 2007 5:15 pm

When you look at the turgid shite on offer during seasons 8-10 I'm amazed anyone could put a funny ep like Author, Author in their bottom 10 episodes, there's so much more shite to choose from!


I'm a strange boy! It's probably my fault. I've convinced myself that it's a bad episode, and now every time I watch it, I just seem intent on picking it to pieces and can't just sit down and enjoy it. I am seriously tempted to write a review for it on the R&R section though, because the score it currently has is too high...
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Postby CatNamedRudy » Tue May 01, 2007 5:21 pm

Bad Ambassador wrote:
CatNamedRudy wrote:I just don't think them acting like heathens was all that out of character. The competive nature, sibling rivalary and petty jealousy was a huge part of who Niles and Frasier were.

I can totally picture them as little kids getting into hair pulling wrestling matches with each other. Niles being jealous of Frasier always being first and Frasier being jealous of Niles simply for being born!


I agree. The fighting doesn't really bother me at all - especially as it's quite 'gay' fighting! I think it's a great sequence.



LOL! It is quite gay fighting!

And Frasier DOES look stupid in a t-shirt!
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Postby Mr Blue Sky » Tue May 01, 2007 5:26 pm

CatNamedRudy wrote:
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CatNamedRudy wrote:I just don't think them acting like heathens was all that out of character. The competive nature, sibling rivalary and petty jealousy was a huge part of who Niles and Frasier were.

I can totally picture them as little kids getting into hair pulling wrestling matches with each other. Niles being jealous of Frasier always being first and Frasier being jealous of Niles simply for being born!


I agree. The fighting doesn't really bother me at all - especially as it's quite 'gay' fighting! I think it's a great sequence.



LOL! It is quite gay fighting!

And Frasier DOES look stupid in a t-shirt!


Hehe, I know, it cracks me up when they start tearing each others chest hair out! :lol:
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Postby CatNamedRudy » Tue May 01, 2007 5:34 pm

Beer Necessity wrote:
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CatNamedRudy wrote:I just don't think them acting like heathens was all that out of character. The competive nature, sibling rivalary and petty jealousy was a huge part of who Niles and Frasier were.

I can totally picture them as little kids getting into hair pulling wrestling matches with each other. Niles being jealous of Frasier always being first and Frasier being jealous of Niles simply for being born!


I agree. The fighting doesn't really bother me at all - especially as it's quite 'gay' fighting! I think it's a great sequence.



LOL! It is quite gay fighting!

And Frasier DOES look stupid in a t-shirt!


Hehe, I know, it cracks me up when they start tearing each others chest hair out! :lol:


I love the fact that Niles is still wearing his suspenders!

And Frasier's line about bloated alcoholic suicides! The way he's lying on the bed pouring that bottle from the mini bar down his throat!

This is funny stuff Cakey!!!!!
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Postby Wezzo » Tue May 01, 2007 5:43 pm

Cake for Brains wrote:
When you look at the turgid shite on offer during seasons 8-10 I'm amazed anyone could put a funny ep like Author, Author in their bottom 10 episodes, there's so much more shite to choose from!


I'm a strange boy! It's probably my fault. I've convinced myself that it's a bad episode, and now every time I watch it, I just seem intent on picking it to pieces and can't just sit down and enjoy it. I am seriously tempted to write a review for it on the R&R section though, because the score it currently has is too high...


In that case, I'd have to counter it with a 100% review.. ;)
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Postby CatNamedRudy » Tue May 01, 2007 5:46 pm

Wezzo wrote:
Cake for Brains wrote:
When you look at the turgid shite on offer during seasons 8-10 I'm amazed anyone could put a funny ep like Author, Author in their bottom 10 episodes, there's so much more shite to choose from!


I'm a strange boy! It's probably my fault. I've convinced myself that it's a bad episode, and now every time I watch it, I just seem intent on picking it to pieces and can't just sit down and enjoy it. I am seriously tempted to write a review for it on the R&R section though, because the score it currently has is too high...


In that case, I'd have to counter it with a 100% review.. ;)


I was thinking the same thing Wez! :wink:
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Postby Cake for Brains » Tue May 01, 2007 5:52 pm

In that case, I'd have to counter it with a 100% review..


You wouldn't! Well, 1% it is then... that should even the score out a bit. :)

I'm guessing you'd give it nearly full marks anyway though, wouldn't you?
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Postby Wezzo » Tue May 01, 2007 6:00 pm

I'd realistically give it 98% or so, yep.
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Postby me123 » Tue May 01, 2007 6:05 pm

Wezzo wrote:I'd realistically give it 98% or so, yep.


So'd I, pretty perfect any many respects. of course, there is no such thing as perfection, so I'd probably say 97%, giving my fave (Dark Side...) 99%.
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Postby Stratman » Wed May 02, 2007 10:54 am

Wezzo wrote:I'd realistically give it 98% or so, yep.


I'd give it 100 percent to counteract an unreasonable 1 percent rating. It's an absolute gem.
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Postby Moon-Crane » Wed May 02, 2007 12:46 pm

Stratman wrote:
Wezzo wrote:I'd realistically give it 98% or so, yep.


I'd give it 100 percent to counteract an unreasonable 1 percent rating. It's an absolute gem.


Me too ;) It's definitely one of my favourite episodes.

And while i'm here, i suppose i'd better remember there's a poll to vote on, which contains no sign of Author, Author :lol:

I went with Chess Pains - it's a great episode. i find it more watchable than Ham Radio. I like Roe To Perdition, too. Not much here to compete with Chess Pains, though.
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