Frasier - Series Finale 5/13/04

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  1. Michael Pakula

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    The Frasier Series Finale will be on tonight at 8:55 PM. There will be a recap show starting at 8:00 PM. Im actualy surprised there are no threads about the finale here. Anyone else watching the Series Finale tonight?.


    -Mike
     
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    I shall watch it.
     
  3. Malcolm R

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    I am! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    And so Frasier has left the building.

    I thought it was a good finale. The first half was classic "Frasier" farce; the second half an understated end to one chapter in these characters' lifes, and a new beginning as well. I liked that the ending left us a little up in the air as to what would happen next - as they say, the possibilities are endless.

    And one final salute to a superb ensemble cast which stayed intact for 11 years. I believe that's a sitcom record.
     
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    It was an OK episode. Not terrible, but I've certainly seen better episodes of the show. I do wish that they would've had more of a "payoff" for Frasier. He ended up in Chicago, but would his lady friend still be willing to have him? Granted, some mystery is nice, but I think I still wanted to see a payoff for Frasier.
     
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    Leave it to the Duke and Dutchess to save our behinds. [​IMG]

    I thought it was very good. My favorite scenario, Frasier and Niles planning a needlessly complicated, pompous affair which goes horribly awry.

    Ladies and Gentlemen, I proudly present Mr. and Mrs. Martin Crane! *BOOM!* [​IMG]
     
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    I enjoyed it too. Considering that the show started with his move from Boston, it makes sense to end the show with him moving on to somewhere new. The end scene in the plane was classy.

    Glad to see on of the greats go out on a creative upswing.
     
  8. Patrick Sun

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    So-so beginning, funny middle, tragi-comedy at the end, and then an open-ended last scene. Hmm...

    I guess I should be glad I'll never have to suffer through seeing the Moon boys again. They didn't need to be on this finale.
     
  9. Nelson Au

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    I averted my attention for a second and missed what happen to Roz. What is she the boss of? Thanks!
     
  10. Patrick Sun

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    Roz got Kenny's job at the radio station.
     
  11. Ryan Wishton

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    Forgot to catch the whole episode.

    I almost thought the plane was going to crash for a second at the end. When they felt the bump and the woman says "What was that?" or something like that.

    That would have been a very stange ending to the show.
     
  12. Joseph Bolus

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    Say what you will, but I thought the last Frasier was infinitely better than that lame Friends that was foisted on us last week.

    This thing was genuinely funny throughout while still managing to provide some closure for the entire ensemble.

    And the final scene? Perfect! Just when we think we all know what's going on, we don't! And just as instantly, the show's over!

    Frasier has left the building! And we'll miss him!
     
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    I don't know, I enjoyed their bit.

    Niles: I'm escaping. They were playing, "Let's see who can reach it from here." I'll give you a hint, the "it" was a toilet, and there were no winners...
     
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    Gotta go with Adam on this. The Moon brothers were a scream.
     
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    I was hoping to see Lilith and Freddy again for one last time, other than that, A great ending!!

    BTW- what did Niles and Daphane name their baby? David?
     
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    Terrific finale. [​IMG] [​IMG] Had me laughing and crying in equal measure. I'm really going to miss the show. The "monkey moment" was superb. Harriet Samson Harris's fab character Bebe was back, and razor sharp as ever ("You're worse than the police"). I'm actually glad they opted for a more open ending. Oh yes, and the lady on the plane was gorgeous; somehow I don't think Frasier's going to regret moving to San Fran. [​IMG]


    Robbie Coltrane was doing a Rab C Nesbitt, and was pretty much incomprehensible to anyone. Richard E Grant was horrifically mis-cast. And Anthony LaPaglia is The Worst Accent On Television(TM). At least the mother didn't turn up too.

    Just a pity Dan Butler and Bebe Neuwirth couldn't make an appearance. [​IMG]
     
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    I don't remember anyone mentioning a name. I thought that was a little bit odd.
     
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    They probably named the child "David" after David Angell (a driving force behind the show), who perished in 9/11. This choice of name wasn't a spurious one.
     
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    [​IMG] That was awesome.

    One of my favorite moments...

    *Martin sits down in the leather chair*

    "This isn't so bad. I coulda made do with this..."

    The subsequent look on Fraiser's face was priceless. [​IMG]
     
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    [​IMG] I loved that too! Frasier's expressions to various revelations were one of the highlights of the series.

    If they were to release a DVD of this finale, I'd buy it. But the "Friends" finale stays at the store.
     

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