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Frasier

Postby Gavin » 13 Mar 2013, 10:21

I mentioned yesterday that I like Frasier. It's really the only comedy (and some of the only TV) I watch at the moment, working my way through all of it.

Frasier went on for about ten years and won many awards. I think it's genuinely perceptive and very funny; it never relies on crudeness, swearing and vulgarity, as so much of today's "humour" does.

It occurred to me the other day that it is also "of my culture", so perhaps that's why it appeals to me!
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Re: Frasier

Postby Gavin » 26 Aug 2013, 20:28

I would just like to emphasise here how much I like Frasier. Episodes come and go from YouTube so here's the link to whatever is there at present.

My wife and I have worked through the entire season run and are now on the last season (season 11). I don't think there has ever been a comedy more witty and good natured, and possibly since it not one as witty and good natured.

Frasier was aired during the 1990s - as trends changed towards dumbing down and vulgarity, it clung on. It is one of the most successful comedies ever, I think. Whether it would be today, I don't know. They dared to make the central cast all white. There are frequently references to classical literature and higher intellectual pursuits in the programme, half in ridicule of the brothers and their pretentiousness, but half not.

Everybody speaks well in Frasier. The situation comedy is often incredibly poignant and funny, never vulgar or coarse. I knew it was pretty funny back in the day, but watching it now, I find Frasier even more appealing. I think a lot of people on this forum would like it too!
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Re: Frasier

Postby Damo » 01 Jan 2014, 20:40

I like Frasier as well Gavin.

What do you think about: Everyone Loves Raymond?
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Re: Frasier

Postby Gavin » 01 Jan 2014, 20:53

I must admit I wasn't as keen on what little I saw of that, Damo. I didn't seem the same. I think Frasier was almost a uniquely witty and intelligent sit-com, the likes of which we might not see again. After all it was un-multicultural enough to draw accusations of elitism nowadays. As I recall, season four of Frasier was especially funny! I might even watch it again some time...

Bonus: they seem to all be online at YouTube for the time being. Get in there, everyone - these will brighten up your new year!
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