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"Mele Kilikimaka, Bob!"
Blueghost from The San Francisco Bay Area
1 September 2011
This is without question my favorite Christmas episode of "Frasier".
Everything from the phone call, to the office party, to the last minute
mall rush shopping, to the revelations in act three.
Frasier, the masculine fop that he is, holds stalwart during another
family holiday crisis; specifically what to get his son, and how to
deal with his brothers marriage tumults and his father's misgivings and
a- polar taste in holiday decor.
Challenges of holiday togetherness abound. The high brow quips and
emoting are well timed and exceptional. The punchlines and deliveries
that require a thought or two are delivered with a zest that makes the
remarks condescendingly funny as well as true.
Our favorite snobs, Frasier and Niles, are brought back down to Earth
from their self made high societal orbit when they must endure the
unthinkable, mix with the rest of us commoners and brave the throngs of
working stiffs who have rushed out for last minute Christmas shopping.
Things work out, but there is a price to pay. Literally. In the end
everything works out, but not without the usual comeuppance that is
suffered by both Frasier and Niles. Even so, a merry Christmas is had
by all. But truly, the man who probably had the best time in this
episode is the caller at the beginning of the episode.
Or, as Frasier so aptly put it; "Mele Kilikimaka, Bob!"
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