The Doctor Is Out

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  • 7.5

    Funny, but not the best.

    By SKDarkDragon, Feb 07, 2012

    This episode did have a lot of funny little moments, between Frasier and Niles at the gay bar ("I'm begging you, please take me home!"), Gil's "support" when Frasier is inadverdently outed on the air, Niles being jealous of the attention Frasier is getting from the director, and Frasier's denial that his new friend thinks of the two of them as a couple. However, I think some of the other gay-themed episodes from past seasons worked a little better. (Such as "The Matchmaker" and "Out With Dad.") It was so obvious that the director was treating Frasier like a boyfriend, it was a wonder he didn't figure it out sooner. Also, the whole setup for Niles and Frasier going to the gay bar felt somewhat contrived. (Since when does Niles wear shorts to play Squash? And why were they walking home?)

    Not related to the main story, but I didn't like that Niles blatently lied to Daphne about where he was going, and then we were never shown a scene with him fessing up to it. He's so ethical, it seems oddly out-of-character for him, even if he didn't want to listen to Mrs. Moon complain about her "female problems" all afternoon. Usually "Frasier" has its characters come clean at the end of an episode, and I find it hard to believe we're supposed to root for Niles lying to his wife. Perhaps they just ran out of time given all the other subplots in the episode.

    Also, I didn't realize Roz's boyfriend lived *beside* the gay bar until after the episode was over! And unlike others, I didn't mind that Gil was seen going into the bar at the end. I feel like it still wasn't "conclusive" evidence - he could have just been checking it out. (No more conclusive evidence than any of his other behaviors, I think.)moreless

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  • 7.2


    By thefanof, Feb 03, 2011

    "And you are? Don't tell me.... alright, tell me."

    Frasier started to rely on guest stars a little bit too much late in its run (ala Will and Grace) but you really cannot complain about a guest spot by Patrick Stewart. He was funny here as an openly homosexual theatre producer (producing plays that no one left during!) and the situation with him wooing Frasier was well-done, even if it was a bit degrading to homosexuals out there.

    While this is certainly not as good as some of the classics out there, you can not be human and not laugh at this.moreless

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  • 9.2


    By dmarex, Mar 18, 2010

    The episode finally toyed around with the idea of Frasier being gay We all knew that wasn't throughout the entire episode, yet it confirmed just how similar Frasier is to what people perceive a gay person to be. Frasier has all the makings of an elderly gay man, and even though it may be stereotypical, it's just the way it is.

    The reactions of Frasier's family after he got publicly "outed" for going into that bar were just hilarious, as was Frasier when he decided to go along with it just to get to different places with that opera guy. The episode was just too funny for words.moreless

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  • 10

    One of the greatest episodes of Fraiser!

    By rubyseward, Feb 09, 2009

    I need your help! Can anyone tell me the name of the music being played by a string quartet during the scene "The queerness of you"? I absolutely loved the music, it fit right in!!! What a fine cast who really showed off their acting chops in this episode. Patrick Stewart is amazing and Fraiser really got the opportunity to show off his craft. Daphne even with facial expressions pulled off a wonderful performance of caring and concern without being judgmental. Niles really had some great lines to deliver and Dad well he's just awesome! I just loved the coffee examples! :)moreless

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  • 9.8

    hahah, one of the funniest episodes ever.

    By dilan94, Jul 16, 2007

    This would have to be one of the funniest episodes of Frasier yet... even though it did get cancled. Wearing tight pants and going into a "men" bar, when Frasier is on radio, one of his audience calls him "men-love" (sorry, not sure if were allowed to say g.. on It's so funny because Frasier doesn't even know that it's happendining intill the end. It's so funny how he mistakes Frasier for a g**. Anyways, even if this would have happend to be the only season I've seen of this show, it is the best... and it was so funny how Niles was jealous of Frasier.moreless

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  • 10

    Roz gets a new boyfriend.

    By Bountyhunterc28, Jul 06, 2007

    Frasier and Niles meet Roz's new boyfriend, and assume that he is gay buy the way he talks and acts.

    Frasier however meet Alistair Burke, who is a member on the opera board and takes a liking to Frasier, Frasier doesn't think anything about it in fact he likes the idea of being one half of a power couple, and enjoys all of the fine things he gets to enjoy.

    Its not until Alistair wants to take things further that’s Frasier finally reveal to him that he is not gay Patrick Stewart is a superb actor and he pulled of the Part of Alistair Burke very well.

    I also enjoyed the whole scene at Bad Billy's and everyone thinking Frasier was gay because of his shorts, and because he went into a gay bar, priceless.moreless

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  • 10

    Frasier's love for opera combined with Roz's new (gay?) boyfriend leads to Fraiser outing himself on the radio...

    By jbech2006, Apr 16, 2006

    Well written episode with all of Fraiser's weakness for opera, attention and status on display. Patrick Stewart is the unambiguously out director of the Seattle Opera. They meet at Cafe Nervosa. Fraiser and Niles are smitten with opera lust. Roz's new boyfriend is detected as possibly gay by Fraiser and Niles. This leads to a visit to a gay bar in tight white shorts by Frasier.

    The next day Frasier accuses a caller of not being truthful and is outed on the air. Frasier's response: "As to how I got in another man's shorts---that's no one's business but my own!"

    Partick Stewart's character is sympathetic which leads to Frasier and he becoming Seattle's new power couple, which Frasier doesn't see as a problem. Brilliant and witty, a classic episode, with Keenan's genius for mixing gay and straight with hysterical results on full display.moreless

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