"Frasier" High Crane Drifter (TV Episode 1996) Poster

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(1996)

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10/10
Very Funny Episode
richard.fuller111 August 2010
Warning: Spoilers
Frasier had become fed up with people and like Peter Finch in Network, decided he'd had enough and wasn't going to take it anymore.

When a fellow steals his seat at the coffee shop, Frasier ejects him from the establishment.

He is hailed a hero, but then callers (Eric Idle, Jane Pauley, Billy Barty, Jerry Orbach) begin doing the same thing, becoming frustrated with people they feel have wronged them and retaliating in Frasier's manner, they feel.

One set a neighbor's lawn on fire (that may have been Orbach) and another mailed scorpions to their nemesis (Idle).

Funniest was definitely Jane Pauley feeling her actions were justified as Frasier sought to plead with her.

The episode also has Niles delightful introduction to a hatchback (he calls it a hunchback and the hideous large window in back that opens up, hence the name. Of course, take the vehicle's worst feature and name it after it).

As well as this episode has Daphne's recollection of a British tune "Deh neh neh neh neh neh, flesh is burning, deh neh neh neh neh neh" bringing about Martin's getting the tune stuck in his head as well.

Lacking in the episode is appearances of Eddie, who while seen, it is an incredible minimum.

The sensationalism of the recent Jetblue flight attendant who cussed out the passengers and jumped out the escape exit has made me think of this episode.

Also with the actions of the shooter in AZ shooting the congresswoman and killing six bystanders adds to the effectiveness of this episode's message.
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