"If stupidity got us into this mess, then why can't it get us out?" Will Rogers
Question #92291 posted on 06/10/2019 9:18 a.m.
Q:

Frasier Question 3.0:

It's time for the annual Frasier Question! This year, we look past the regular cast. Who are your top 3 (or whatever) favorite one-off characters? For the sake of this question, "one-off" refers to characters who appear in exactly one episode (to-be-continued episodes may count as one if that's relevant).

Also, begin your question with the first quote that comes to mind as soon as you read this sentence.

-Inquisitive Idiot

A:

Dear II,

"Don't be silly, Big Willie" (note: I have no idea why this popped into my head, but it was the first thing that did.)

3) Steve from anti-nervosa: His dead-pan kills me every time. "Damn. Every time I open my heart."

2) Michael Moon: Daphne's brother who speaks totally unintelligibly.

1) Victor Garber as Frasier's butler: "If I may... take the liberty?" (Also, "Send yourself something!" even though that's Frasier's line)

Best,

The Man with a Mustache

A:

Dear Inquisitive Idiot,

"While Frasier is a Freudian, I am a Jungian, so there will be no blaming mother today!"

Apparently again this year I came to the question just to drop a quote and leave. Cheers!

- The Black Sheep

A:

Dear Inquisitive

"What it lacked in spontaneity, it made up for with resonance!"

Please keep up this annual tradition, it's fantastic.

After a lot of debate, I nailed it down to these three:

3. Victor Garber as Ferguson

2. Rita Wilson as Hester

1. Patrick Stewart as Alistair Burke 

-Humble Master

P.S. If you're interested in any of my other thoughts about Frasier, feel free to buy a book I co-authored, Frasier: A Cultural History.

A:

Dear idiot,

"Yes, for once you are right, for a disquisition is indeed at hand! And may I suggest you roll your eyes back into the forward position, as I may actually employ some visual aids!  Now, our story begins with a young Greek woman of the name Clytemnestra..."

1. Alistair Burke, NO CONTEST. Patrick Stewart as a flamboyant opera director courting Frasier? Instant winner.

2. Jackson Hedley, played by the surpassingly talented Derek Jacobi as a ridiculous version of himself. I love Shakespeare and I love classical Shakespearean actors who don't mind admitting how silly it can be. To this day, "I die, Horatio!" will get a laugh out of me.

3. Guy, from the Ski Lodge episode. His breathless delivery of "Really?" when he thinks Niles is flirting with him is hysterical.

-Cognoscente

P.S. Go buy Humble Master's book, it's awesome.