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Episode reviews for Episode 2.03 - The Matchmaker

Avg. Viewer Review: 98.1%
Number of Reviews: 33

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Pure commedy, Jul 08, 2012

Reviewer: Elena Vaughan from Pensacola FL

I couldn't help but rewind bits of this episode and play it back! When Marty asks Niles if he thinks Daphne and Tom will....and Niles smiles and shakes his head slowly as to say noooo way...then you hear Marty laughing in the kitchen when Niles drops the bomb...I LOVE this part!

Rating: 100%


Best Frasier episode!, Apr 02, 2012

Reviewer: Judson from Brooklyn, NY USA

A pure, classic Frasier episode. The farce is at it's best here, I love Marty's laugh after Niles tells him Tom is gay. Love the entire series, but this episode is the best. A true Joe Keenan classic!

Rating: 100%


Masterful, Nov 24, 2011

Reviewer: Sammy J from Melbourne, Australia

"The Matchmaker" is possibly the first of "Frasier"'s true grand farces. The screamingly simple plot - Frasier invites over his new boss to date Daphne, unaware the man is gay and thinks he's dating Frasier - makes great use of all five main characters and their attributes. It's Roz, bitter at Frasier, who sets things in motion; Daphne's increasing romantic desperation, and Frasier's wilful ignorance, ego, and desire to see pretentiousness in everyone, all contribute to the ongoing confusion. The ending remains hilarious, yet with a touch of that quintessential "Frasier" poignancy. A true classic, where every line is hysterical. (It's also nice that the gay jokes come thick and fast [no pun intended] without ever being offensive. An added bonus, I guess, of having truly talented, cultured writers amongst your team.)

Rating: 100%


Awesome. Very funny! , Nov 23, 2011

Reviewer: Cici from CA

The best laugh I've ever had!!! The episode was insanely funny.

Rating: 100%


funniest episode ever, Jul 21, 2011

Reviewer: kevin doyle from Glasgow,Scotland

this episode made me laugh fro start to end , the oneliners are the best and niles is at his best. although i cant say it is my favourite , it is definetley the funniest

Rating: 100%


Deserves its high ratings, Sep 06, 2010

Reviewer: woosailor from Wooster OH USA

We went back to our files to review this episode because of its high
ratings.....well deserved.
Twists, turns, misunderstandings...beautifully written. The writing keeps
my wife and I coming back to view Frasier episodes over and over again.
Hearing the producer and the writer describe the machinations helped
us to see the development as well.

Have to rate it very highly as well.

Rating: 90%


One of TV's alltime best., Aug 22, 2010

Reviewer: John Yancey from Houston, TX

This episode made a controversial subject like being gay, at a time when it was not that common (before shows like Will and Grace) and made it tremendously funny. The entire episode is brilliantly done and extremely well timed. The mannerisms, facial expressions and body language really help this episode shine to perfection.

Rating: 100%


The Matchmaker, Apr 20, 2010

Reviewer: Norm, Jr. from Somewhere, CA

Let me add to the broken record of "This is my favorite all timer" pronouncements. Sure it relies heavily on misunderstandings and suggestive confusion, but it's so deftly woven and timingly acted, who cares? I'll get a little flack for taking issue with the old standby of a gay plotline being somewhat desperate. As well as the ridiculous shrieking of "FIRE!!! FIRE!" that starts the ep (entirely over the top). The rest of the thing is so damn riotous, though, that it's nearly excusable. This is also the most prime example of, not just a Frasier ep, but any sitcom ep I've seen, being able to provide HARD laughs nearly twice a minute (after the dinner portion has begun). There really are no throwaways here. Best ever.

Rating: 99%


Simply the best, Apr 13, 2009

Reviewer: Daniel Argent from Grays, Essex

This is without a shadow of a doubt, the greatest Frasier episode, and as I have seen them all several times, I think I am qualified to say so! The script from Joe Keenan is simply brilliant. The ambiguity of Frasier's remarks is simply inspired, building Tom's hopes up when he is actually trying to plug Daphne. Every time Frasier says 'there are others who would like to have a crack at him' I laugh harder than at anything else in the entire world. It also highlights that stereotypical gay interests such as opera, fashion etc can also be enjoyed by straight men such as Frasier and Niles. In a lesser sitcom, the episode may have resulted in gay-bashing, but being Frasier, it remained hilarious without resorting to discrimination. The subplot of Niles' displeasure at Frasier's attempts to find a man for Daphne( his line when Roz is proposing her boyfriends is another classic: 'Oh please, Frasier. Sven, Gunther, Brick? Why not just lather Daphne up with baby oil and hurl her over the wall of a prison yard?'), which results in his coldness towards Tom and the eventual letting out of the secret is also brilliant, especially David Hyde Pierce's face when Tom mentions he believes he is dating Frasier. Another sublime moment is when Niles breaks the news to Martin, who then deliberately heads off to bed, smirking with glee at Frasier's ignorance ('Well, I guess I'd better be hitting the old sack! I don't wanna stand in the way of young romance!) The ending, when Tom questions whether Maris is a woman (Frasier: The jury's still out on that one), while not as gut-busting as some of the earlier lines, is a great way to finish simply the greatest twenty-two minutes of television ever made.

Rating: 100%


Comic genius., Sep 26, 2008

Reviewer: Michael from Bristol, UK

This is also hands down my favourite Frasier episode. I can watch it over and over again and it's still funny. I always show this to friends when I want to introduce them to the show.

Rating: 97%



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