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Episode reviews for Episode 5.07 - My Fair Frasier

Avg. Viewer Review: 74.8%
Number of Reviews: 4

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Emotional rollercoaster, May 11, 2013

Reviewer: Sammy J from Melbourne, Australia

A fairly average episode that never quite finds it feet, "My Fair Frasier" still has its fair share of good times. It's odd to think we've made it so far into the series before exploring the idea of Frasier as the submissive one in a relationship. Respectfully, the episode doesn't really treat this as a bad thing, and it restricts the judgment to Martin and the overt gags to a couple of scenes at a high-flying party. Frasier's date, Sam, is also an interesting character in that her personality and relationship with Frasier are quite naturally drawn. I expected this episode to perhaps reveal her as a right-wing prosecutor and draw the parallels. Instead, the episode just really tackles a few days in a Frasier Crane relationship. It has its moments, but doesn't sparkle.

(Bonus points, though, for Roz's bookend scenes. "It's not the purse... although I do hate it", she cries during a breakdown. Her emotional rollercoaster in the tag is great fun.)

Rating: 77%


My Fair Frasier, May 11, 2010

Reviewer: Norm, Jr. from Somewhere, CA

Odd seguey so early in a season finds Frasier with yet another comely celebrity on his arm. Prominent attorney Sam blasts the equivalent of a closing arguement to a saleswoman Frasier is having difficulty with. He and the lady lawyer embark on a backward mini-relationship, with him often left at a moments notice as Sam must attend to trial stuff. Several gaffes mar this ep, beginning with the fact that Frasier is already effeminate as it is; watching him turn hideously metrosexual is sort of like overkill. Secondly, didn't we just see this storyline in the season opener with Sela Ward? Only difference here is that Fraze's high-profile squeeze is actually glimpsed by the family. And, as with Ward, she has no real time for him. Then we have continuity distractions, such as Frasier and Sam walking off without his store credit (after all that passion to get him one), and a moment when Martin is watching a football game, then suddenly Larry King. And, no I didn't forget it, just like Frasier clockwork, he finds himself, YET AGAIN, in bed with a beautiful woman within hours of meeting her. C'mon, scribes, let's step it up a bit here. Oh, the laughs? Little more light and airy than usual.

Rating: 75%


Review for 'My Fair Frasier', Feb 14, 2006

Reviewer: Nick from North Wales, U.K.

The unpredictability of season 5 continues with a passable but rarely funny episode. Frasier starts dating a famous attorney but is left uncomfortable about the fact that she is the dominant partner in the relationship. The sight of Niles returning from a night out with Martin is amusing but there are precious few laughs elsewhere.

Rating: 69%


'My Fair Frasier' review, Jun 23, 2005

Reviewer: Jocelyn from London, UK

While returning a gift he'd bought for Roz to a department store, Frasier meets high-flying attorney Samantha Pierce and the two end up going out on a date. While Frasier becomes smitten with his successful new relationship, his family begin to notice that he seems to be increasingly playing the role of the submissive 'female'. An interesting idea which creates some fun moments; Frasier's ego taking a battering as he watches Samantha discussing her previous high profile relationships with Larry King on TV is amusing and I particularly like when Frasier realises he has received a 'booty call'. The ending at the lawyer party where Frasier finds himself surrounded by the rest of Samantha's 'trophy wives' could have done with some bigger laughs but on the whole this is a good debut episode from former 'Simpsons' writer Jay Kogen.

Rating: 78%