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Bidding on the Boys 

Rebecca is planning a bachelor auction at the bar to raise money for Children's Hospital. Despite Rebecca's nonchalance toward his participation, Sam ends up being one of the bachelors, as ... See full summary »

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Rebecca is planning a bachelor auction at the bar to raise money for Children's Hospital. Despite Rebecca's nonchalance toward his participation, Sam ends up being one of the bachelors, as is Woody (who she actually asked). Both Sam and Woody end up regretting it because of who purchases them. Meanwhile, Lilith and Frasier are in pre-wedding mode. Frasier suggests something that is totally off the radar for Lilith, namely a pre-nuptial agreement. Lilith is shocked and hurt by Frasier's request. This act by Frasier could jeopardize the wedding, as is a resulting $2,000 act by Lilith unless Sam can come up with a plan to get the two back together again. Written by Huggo

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In the shot where Woody says,"I don't think her intentions are honorable", you can clearly see stage lights at the top of the screen. See more »

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Dr. Frasier Crane: [after Lilith buys Sam in a bachelor auction] Oh Sam, Sam, I've got to talk to you. You can't go through with this.
Sam Malone: Come on man, she's only doing it to make you jealous.
Dr. Frasier Crane: God, I'm losing her Sam.
Sam Malone: No, would you stop that, man. You're my friend. I'm never going to take a woman away from you.
Dr. Frasier Crane: What about Diane?
Sam Malone: And didn't God punish me with a vengeance?
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You Better Be Good
29 April 2011 | by (New York, NY USA) – See all my reviews

"Bidding On The Boys" is about a charity bachelor auction at the bar, at least the first act is, and when it's focused on the auction the episode is great. When it moves to a hotel and Lilith's attempts to seduce Sam it completely derails and ruins everything that came before.

The wildly sexual Bebe Neuwirth- who does an amazing job playing the repressed, clenched Lilith Sternin- breaks character completely with sultry swaying and orgasmic gyrations... she's too damn hot for me to be angry with her but this was not a good idea for her character. The idea that Sam comes *this* close to banging his friend's future wife is not funny, just disturbing, and Sam has already emasculated Frasier by stealing Diane... let's leave Lilith off-limits to Sam.

Sharon Barr is great as the chain-smoking dragon lady who "purchases" Woody with the presumed intent of swallowing him whole. The first two-thirds of the episode are great but the last act turns into soft-core porn and stupefying love babble: "I knew you were following me, yin to my yang!" Let's just move on.

GRADE: C-


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