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"Frasier" The Two Mrs. Cranes (1996)

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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful:

Loved it !

6/10
Author: Gramadillo from United Kingdom
2 November 2013

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A classic farce, not like the general episodes, but a treat all the same for sure. Martin Crane takes on the plot with great enthusiasm so much he sparkled! Off piste it maybe, but fun all the same. I loved his reminisces of his days as an astronaut, a great laugh! In this episode he certainly got a lead part for a change. Nice to have an episode where Fraiser takes a seat further back. Daphne was a hoot in her choice of costume, so funny. Roz acted her role as the man mad woman a treat, and Niles looked as though he was really into his part as Daphne's secret admirer. The acting by Clive was a bit wooden, and the accent was a bit odd But overallI I don't think he spoiled the fun. All in all, one to watch over and over again.

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0 out of 1 people found the following review useful:

Just about the best Frasier of all

10/10
Author: Laight from United States
31 March 2017

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Frasier is one of the best comedies ever to appear on TV. All the characters except, perhaps, Daphne, are perfectly executed, the scripts are almost all wonderful, the guest stars do terrifically, and the direction is always spot on. But this particular episode is Frasier at its very best. There isn't a moment when the episode flails, it just builds and builds until it reaches a perfect ending. I've read online that many people objected to Scott Atkinson's accent, but you have to remember this is a TV show, not a movie; there was probably only a day or so to cast the role, and the fact is, 99 percent of the audience would have had no idea Scott's accent wasn't exactly perfect. His acting made up for it. In fact, even Eddy's acting was never better. All in all, with Chuckles the Clown, this might be the most perfect episode in sitcom history. Send in the clowns. Don't bother. They're here.

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2 out of 8 people found the following review useful:

Disappointing

7/10
Author: beresfordjd from United Kingdom
31 March 2015

Considering the high values and supreme acting talent of the Frasier team it seems odd that Scott Atkinson could have been cast as Clive , Daphne's old flame from England. He simply does not even come close to proper English accent. He is American and it seems that like many Americans he just cannot nail an English tone. The episode is really badly unbalanced because of this and I wonder that Jane Leeves did not veto his inclusion in favour of a better accent from another actor. Mind you her Manchester accent is nothing to write home about but it is at least a English one. It would be a real tragedy if a viewer new to Frasier happened to see this episode as an introduction to the best sitcom ever. They would wonder what everyone was raving about. The situation is still well written and, accent aside, is very amusing. The production team should dub in an English actor's voice and it would work brilliantly.

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9 out of 40 people found the following review useful:

The only Frasier I haven't liked

5/10
Author: HarryHart from United Kingdom
5 January 2010

I have watched many, many Frasier episodes and most of them many times too, but this one is definitely the worst and only one I dislike, although as usual there were several good one-liners.

The plot was contrived and farcical, but what really ruined it completely was the accent of "Clive", Daphne's former boyfriend. What on earth was it, an Australian trying to sound English, like one of Daphne's brothers? Actually, it was difficult to believe it came from an earthling! Even worse than Dick Van Dyke's reviled "cockney" accent, the supreme accolade!

What is it with Daphne's family on the show? Her mother has a London accent, her father northern somewhere and goes to pubs that disappeared 50 years ago, one brother is Australian, one posh, and the other just speaks gibberish.

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