02 November 2007

Dale and I have been secretly living with The Crane's for the last couple of years. A couple of years ago I started watching Frasier (natural progression from Cheers) and slowly Dale was sucked in! We would watch together and laugh together but never really acknowledge our love for The Crane Family. We would mention it casually to friends but never really letting on about how great we really thought this show was. I went through a brief period of depression when a good friend told me that Kelsey Grammer was a far-right republican. I have decided to live in denial as he is not the genius behind the shows success anyway (I do denial really well). Recently we were having dinner with some friends and the show was once again casually brought up and to our utter enjoyment our friends love it too! Knowing that our friends loved Frasier validated it for us and made us feel more comfortable expressing how much we REALLY love the show. They had not seen quite as many episodes as we had and not in succession so they had a few questions about the story line and well...they soon found out (and were undoubtedly scared) how much we knew about the show when we starting filling in blanks for them without hesitation - we were like a fricken encyclopedia.

My friend Hannah and I have always shared in a love for silly sitcoms before bed (did someone say Mama's Family?!). Sometime in early college I had a short bout of insomnia and developed the need to fall asleep with the television on. It was of equal importance what was on the tele because I often would have dreams started by whatever I was watching, so nothing scary or thought provoking! In the beginning (I didn't have cable) I would watch David Letterman, Mama's Family, Coach, Home Improvement and Cheers. Through the years I transitioned to shows like The Fresh Prince of Bel Air, The Cosby Show, The Family Guy, and so on. I even went through a short period where I watched The Nanny (I hate to admit that one). Ever since we began sharing a tele at night, Dale has tolerated my choice of programming waiting until I was fast asleep to change the channel. Thankfully he does not have to tolerate it anymore! We have seen every episode and it was on for 11 years - so that is a lot of Frasier. I feel better now that I have gotten this off my chest. Happy Friday!

9 comments:

hannah m said...

Oh, honey, you're preaching to the choir. And these middle of the night feeds have opened doors to long lost shows for me like...Frasier (loving it! It's a new one for me), George Lopez (also new for me), Ellen, Fresh Prince (I think I've seen every episode twice...time for Nick @ Nite to reprogram, please!), Dharma & Greg, Golden Girls...I even watched an episode of 227 the other early morning.

Here's the thing: in 30 minutes I can enjoy a couple laughs, pay just enough attention (not much) to follow the plot, and there's always a happy ending. I love that. I wish life could be that simple sometimes. Oh, and I love singing along with the theme songs--even Frasier's--something about scrambled eggs, right? Shows these days don't seem to have catchy lyrics like those in the 80's.

hannah m said...

Holy Cow, that's a long comment. Clearly I'm inspired by your confession. Sorry to have taken up so much space!

sellybean said...

ohmygoodness!! Frasier??

*gasp*

I am either (1) wondering if I even know you at all; or (2) understanding everything about you.

you're finally out of the closet.

i guess i am inspired to confess that dawson's creek was one of my favorite shows and that my hubby and i secretly watch Felicity (we are on senior year) at night.

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Jennie said...

Frazier, uh huh. I guess that would be Gordon and me who you had to fill in the blanks for, and oh, how we were so enlightened. That is one show that both of us love. I, on the other hand (G excluded) have come to love the crappiest scariest show ever...Beauty and the Geek. I've seen a few minutes of past series to roll my eyes, but I am hooked to this season. Oh, how I look forward to each week's episode. So pathetic, and oh so good. Maybe not something I will reminisce over in 10 years, but good for now!

PS. I am catching up with my blog reading so sorry it's taken me so long to comment!

jetter said...

Really friends, its MIND BLOWING!!!! All my friends like to Watch Frasier Episodes Online.my friend sent me a link to watch this nice show, then i clicked on the link and watch its full episodes and I became a big fan of this show.

stephen said...

Frasier is really a good show to watch online. This is one of the best show and I watch this show on every Saturday. Thanks for the post.

rookie said...

This show has 11 seasons and all seasons are very interesting. This is an awesome American show and I have a complete Frasier Episodes Guide which I have download from net.

carol said...

I have seen Frasier Episodes online. I like the plot and I like this show very much.

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