Season 10 Episode 20

Farewell, Nervosa

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Apr 22, 2003 on NBC

Episode Fan Reviews (2)

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  • With three guest stars crammed into one episode, not one of them stood out. Who's decision was it to put them all together?

    While there were some witty lines and well-tailored deliveries, the final product was somewhat bland.

    Alex Borstein did the best with the small amount of screen time. With a few more scenes with her dotted around the episode, it could have lifted the spirit of the episode.

    Conversely, Elvis Costello was in too many scenes. He had a fair share of screen time and did exactly the same thing in each one. The laughter during his scenes seemed forced and it certainly didn't evince even a smile from me. The humour was infantile at best and far beneath the show's usual standards.

    John Hannah's part seemed entirely two-dimensional. Enter stage left, line, kiss Julia, line, exit stage right. Nothing was believable about his character - not his affair with Julia, nor his acquaintance with Frasier, nor his merit as an actor to be in this show.

    Aside from these three, there was very little left to the show apart from filler. Although actually, some of the filler bit parts shone brighter than the guests.