Frasier Online Episode Guide -> Season 9 -> Episode 9.19
The Love You Fake
Written by: Sam Johnson & Chris Marcil
Directed by: Katy Garretson
Original US airdate: 9th April 2002
Original UK airdate: 10th May 2002
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Frasier's war with Cam Winston has reignited after a leak in Frasier's
apartment has been traced to Cam's washer dryer, leading Frasier to bribe
the building's handyman to cut off Cam's water supply. Cam then comes
down to complain and sees Eddie rather unwell - he suggests that his mother,
a vet and who is staying with him, could have a look at him. Everyone
gets along well with Cam's mother, except Frasier who sees it as consorting
with the enemy. Cam is none too pleased either at his mother talking to
someone from Frasier's apartment. Martin and Cam's mother decide the time
has come for Frasier and Cam to reconcile, so they decide to pretend they
are a couple. This causes Frasier and Cam to come to some agreement (via
a treaty, of course).....Also, Niles is conducting an experiment with
a new contraption - the Segway- while Daphne wants a washer/dryer in the
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- Cam's opinion of a sick Eddie changes when he learns Frasier can't
Cam: Really? We've gotta get this little rascal back on his feet!
- Daphne is angry that there isn't a washer/dryer in the apartment:
Daphne: We have a hat museum!
- The look on Frasier's face as Martin and Mrs Winston hold hands
- Daphne is trying to get Frasier to buy a washer/dryer
Frasier: I will not be strong armed by threats against my laundry!
- Frasier is just thrilled to see Niles coming into Cafe Nervosa on
Frasier: Here comes Niles on his fabulous showing up Frasier contraption!
- Daphne finally tricks Niles off of his Segway:
Daphne: So long sucker!
- Frasier and Cam finally reconcile:
Frasier: We are officially friends.
Cam: As defined by the treaty.
|Frasier Online Episode Review|
Frasier's long standing feud with Cam Winston is finally resolved in an episode that has 3 plot lines, all of which are reasonably amusing. Niles on his Segway was a very funny sight, as was Daphne's quest to persuade Frasier to buy a washer/dryer which includes threatening him with pink t-shirts when her doesn't have any. Martin and Cam's mother's 'affair' was well executed and the feud between them resolved in typical fashion for Frasier - via a treaty. This is, all told, an amusing episode that is only marred by some over-acting by Kelsey Grammer that seems some what out of character.
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Avg. Viewer Review:
Total Number of Reviews: 10
I'm at war!, May 21, 2013
Reviewer: Sammy J from Melbourne, Australia
A consistently enjoyable episode that isn't to my mind a masterpiece, but is certainly the last true delight of season 9. Brian Stokes Mitchell proved a worthy adversary to Frasier in "Mother Load" and he's back to taunt Frasier some more (this episode was filmed last in the season for reasons that I can only assume had to do with Mitchell's schedule). He's really just a great addition to the cast, and one of very few men who can still look imposing dripping wet in a bathrobe. I still think it's a pity that we didn't get more Frasier/Cam episodes since their rivalry is a rare case of one where Frasier is on equal footing but their back-and-forth and endless negotiations are very funny. Emily Yancy also puts in a solid turn as Cam's mischievous mother. Her chemistry with John Mahoney is effortless but I understand why these two easily-suited characters didn't become a long-standing item at this point in the series' run. Frasier's laundry obsession does expose the hammier side of Grammer's performance, to be sure, but I must admit I roared at his "EXPLANATION PLEASE!". Overacting seems appropriate in this episode given how much it relies on the snootier side of Frasier's personality. Sure, this has never vanished, but in seasons 8 and 9, Frasier has certainly mellowed somewhat as a character, so I can see that the series wanted to remind us of just how pedantic and petty he can be.
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