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Episode reviews for Episode 2.14 - Fool Me Once, Shame On You

Avg. Viewer Review: 74.5%
Number of Reviews: 2

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An odd 'star turn', Nov 29, 2011

Reviewer: Sammy J from Melbourne, Australia


Sitcoms often run aground when they cast big names. The tendency
to just give some shtick to the guest star often gets in the way of
the story. I don't really think that was the case here - assumedly
Nathan Lane was cast after the script was written - but it sure feels
like the plot is so single-minded that it's just racing to get to their
final confrontation. There are a lot of classic moments for Frasier
Crane here, including his distrust of a priest at Cafe Nervosa, and
Kelsey Grammer - as always - sure sells his growing discomfort as
Seattle turns against him, assuming him to be an impostor. But the
storyline never sparkles, with the best moments being the
interactions between Roz and Niles: a great pairing that I wish the
writers had done more with in later years, as their early bickering is
hilarious.


Rating: 70%

 

'Fool Me Once, Shame On You, Fool Me Twice ...' review, May 28, 2005

Reviewer: Jocelyn from London, UK


Frasier's naivety comes to the fore in this episode as he has his briefcase, his car and worst of all his identity stolen by a con man. An enjoyable episode which besides the main plot contains a great scene at Nervosa where Niles finally agrees to stop making snide remarks about Roz...something that doesn't last long if subsequent episodes are anything to go by! When he eventually appears Nathan Lane is excellent as the con man Phil who claims his criminal behaviour is down to being 'lazy' and the episode ends perfectly as once again he puts one over on Frasier who is last seen being dragged kicking and screaming out of the bar by the police.


Rating: 79%