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Least favorite recurring guest character

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    tb485

    [1]Jul 26, 2007
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    Lots of threads about the favorite characther.  How about some opinions as to which part-time character would you rather had not been in "Frasier".  Most are great but some turned my stomach.

    Mine is Simon (Daphne's brother).  A real close second was Julia.
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    michaeljoey

    [2]Jul 26, 2007
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    i liked simon

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    francklloyd

    [3]Jul 30, 2007
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    Any character from Cheers, apart from Lilith of course. These guest appearances from Sam, Woody or Norm always spoiled it for me. I'm not exactly sure why. Perhaps it's because Frasier had grown so much since his Cheers days, that appearances of links to the bar seemed like throwbacks to a time you don't want to remember. Am I being sacrilegious ...?
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    millerem99

    [4]Jul 30, 2007
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    Simon was a bit much.

    Did not see any of the episodes with Cheers folks in them, but yes, I would imagine that the writers would have to dumb down Frasier a bit to make him fitin with that cast again.

    I don't know whether they are considered more main than recurring but both Niles and Daphne's significant others (Mel and Donnie) were prettyawful -- can't even imagine if they'd both stayed with them!

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    Onimusha1

    [5]Jul 31, 2007
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    Simon was one of my favorites - he was always so off-the-wall that I couldn't help but crack up.

    My least favorite was Mel, by far. Evil, manipulative **** - that's her in a nutshell. Can't imagine what the heck Niles saw in her in the first place.

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    BuskieBoy

    [6]Aug 1, 2007
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    Kenny did nothing for me. His character seemed dull and un-funny. A bit annoying at times too.

    I also didn't care too much for Ronee Lawrence. Don't get me wrong, I love Wendie Malick who played
    her but her addition seemed forced and not all that realistic. As if they knew the end was near and they
    HAD to come up with a love life for Martin before it was over. I think he should have married brassy Sherry!

    All of the "Cheers" episodes bar any with Lilith are God awful! Especially when the cast of
    Frasier met the cast of Cheers in Boston for Cliff Claven's retirement bash. I don't watch that
    episode if I can help it. Makes me shiver.
    To quote the great comic book man from the Simpson's: "Worst Episode Ever!"


    Lilith has a genuine right to be part of "Frasier" as it makes sense that she would be in contact with
    Frasier about Freddie etc. Besides, Bebe Neuwirth ain't hard to look at IMHO!

    Edited on 08/10/2007 9:37pm
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    CatherineParker

    [7]Aug 1, 2007
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    Yeah I agree with those who have said Mel and Donny. In all honesty, I can't stand that entire story line (well until Niles and daphne got together).
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    PiperPrueLover4

    [8]Aug 6, 2007
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    I agree about Simon, Mel and Donny. Hated them all.
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    DOLPHINSHARK

    [9]Aug 9, 2007
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    Got to say i hated Sherry she was so loud and annoying i wanted smash the tv.

    Which is strange because Simon was loud and annoying as well but his character worked and was actually one of the funniest and best recurring characters.

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    alanwarsap

    [10]Aug 10, 2007
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    That's funny, I hated Simon so much I wanted to smash him.
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    BuskieBoy

    [11]Aug 10, 2007
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    Simon was the perfect foil for Frasier! He was everything that made Frasier cringe! I loved it.
    Same with Sherry.
    I couldn't stomach Julia Wilcox. She would be my Simon. She was so FN arrogant and b.itchy.
    I loved it when Frasier kicked her ass to the curb!

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    PikeBishop

    [12]Aug 13, 2007
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    Daphne's mother Gertrude. Shrill, whiny and completely annoying. Her living with Daphne and Niles utterly ruined the dynamic of some of the episodes she was in during the year she was in just about every episode.

    To be fair she did provide some laughs from time to time (The Halloween prank battle with the neighbor kid and her romantic escapade with artist Mike Shaw) but she was a one note character who was used way too much.

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    PikeBishop

    [13]Aug 13, 2007
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    BuskieBoy wrote:




    Lilith has a genuine right to be part of "Frasier" as it makes sense that she would be in contact with
    Frasier about Freddie etc. Besides, Bebe Neuwirth ain't hard to look at IMHO!

    Not to hijack this thread, but totally agreed. Hubba Hubba! Her in that black lacy number when she sleeps with Niles with those beautiful dancer's gams shown off so much.

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    BuskieBoy

    [14]Aug 16, 2007
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    You're preaching to the choir brother!


    As for your complaint about Daphne's mum, I have to respectfully disagree! I think her mum and her whole family are the perfect foil for Niles AND Frasier's priggish, snobbish and hoidytoidyness (is that how you spell that?)

    As Daphne herself said, she couldn't wait to be Mrs. Crane because he is willing to put up with her crazy family!

    Maybe I'm biased because of my British heritage!
    "Long Live the Queen!"


    PikeBishop wrote:
    BuskieBoy wrote:




    Lilith has a genuine right to be part of "Frasier" as it makes sense that she would be in contact with
    Frasier about Freddie etc. Besides, Bebe Neuwirth ain't hard to look at IMHO!

    Not to hijack this thread, but totally agreed. Hubba Hubba! Her in that black lacy number when she sleeps with Niles with those beautiful dancer's gams shown off so much.

    Edited on 08/16/2007 12:00am
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    ---Els---

    [15]Sep 18, 2007
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    I never liked Mel, she seemed a bit pointless, andwhen her and Niles got married- it was almost like they were stuck for a storyline!
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    NilesCranePhD

    [16]Sep 25, 2007
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    I loved Simon. He was brilliant. Yeah he was annoying but that was the point, to again clash a character that is so not high society (and got along with Martin) with the haughtiness that is Fraiser/Niles. I loved him.

    Ditto on Bebe

    The one I disliked the least was Lana. She just annoyed me with the yelling and screaming and everything. I dunno I think she could have been done without.

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    captainmidnght

    [17]Oct 6, 2007
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    definatly mel and donny
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    kingerique

    [18]Oct 12, 2007
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    lana would have been okay for a couple of episodes but started to get a bit annoying

    i thought simon was quite funny (and he did support united which is always a plus)

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    uofc57

    [19]Oct 17, 2007
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    I too really disliked Wendie Malick's character. She didn't seem Martin's type at all. She was much too goofy and silly, and her personality did seem very forced. She was such an unnecessary addition.

    I did, however, absolutely love Simon, Bulldog, Bebe, and Lilith. They made me laugh so much!

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    musiq143

    [20]Oct 25, 2007
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    hmm...that's a tough one...least favourite recurring guest character...

    didn't really like Noel Shempsky, Julia Wilcox, Kenny Daily and to a lesser extent Bulldog

    Simon Moone, Gertrude Moone were great characters imo

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