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Episode reviews for Episode 4.13 - Four For The Seesaw

Avg. Viewer Review: 81.7%
Number of Reviews: 7

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Not as good as it should be, Dec 11, 2011

Reviewer: Sammy J from Melbourne, Australia

"Four for the Seesaw" is a perfectly watchable little episode that
perhaps could have been more than it is. The central premise is fair
enough: Frasier and Niles meet two attractive women, actually
manage to hit it off with them, and then retreat to the cabin, where
they begin to realise that their own personal insecurities are going
to scupper their chances.

Things do come to a head nicely in the final scenes, as Niles and
Frasier first attempt to figure out 'subtle' ways of finding out whether
the women want to sleep with them, and Niles' complex relationship
with Maris gets in the way of Frasier's libido. But the path there isn't
riddled with many laughs, and the subplot with Daphne and Martin
seems tacked on without any real payoff.

A nice little outing for the boys, but nothing to write home about.

Rating: 81%


Four For The Seesaw, Apr 28, 2010

Reviewer: Norm, Jr. from Somewhere, CA

It's finally back to some good ol' farce (13 eps in) as F & N chance into an impromptu meeting with a pair of attractive ladies at the Nervosa. Marty's weekend cabin becomes available and the four take to the snow for a weekend of sexcapades. Ambiguities are played great for grins, with the boys ultimately touched by luck. But, alas, haven't we all had that recently broken up buddy who just can't bring himself to take advantage of the vaginal offerings bestowed upon him and, thus, ruins everyone else's chances of nookie? Grammer's increasing agitation to Pierce's consternation is a real highlight, and Mullalay exhibits the sort of infectious quirkiness she'd later mine on Will and Grace.

A very minor sub-story deals with Marty's culpability in Daphne getting the flu, which leads to his payback of fidgetingly reading a couple pages of her romance novel. The fact that Marty could pronounce most of the BIG words is a stretch, but Mahoney seals it with his extremely authentic unease.

If you can withstand Niles' incessant hesitation --- and excuse the obligatory Frasier staple of he preparing to have sex with a woman he's known only a few days --- you should get all you need out of this ep.

Rating: 92%


Brilliant, Dec 09, 2008

Reviewer: NK from England, UK

Frasier and Niles chase two pretty ladies but dont know for sure if they will get lucky. Niles ruins things by trying to get Maris permission!

Rating: 96%


Part of season fours excellence....., Jan 01, 2008

Reviewer: Dean Mather from UNITED KINGDOM

Great episode with Frasier and Niles hooking up with 2 women and whisking them off to a snow draped cabin,with sex on their minds and confusion as to what the women may want,ineviatble disaster and guffaws are sure to follow,and they do,with Maris ruining both their chances and a side splitting scene with Daphne and Martin and the Rose and the Rapier.quality.

Rating: 92%


The subplot was my favorite part, Sep 29, 2007

Reviewer: Michelle Llewellyn from West Jordan, Utah, USA

Enjoying this particular episode of Frasier with popcorn and soda I nearly choked on my drink when Martin had to read a paperback romance novel aloud to a convalescent Daphne, I was laughing so hard! And to think I used to read that junk! The rest of the show dragged compared to that.

Rating: 35%


Megan Mullally, Jul 14, 2005

Reviewer: Toni Bashford from Middlesbrough, UK

I enjoyed watching this episode but felt that there could have been a few more comedy lines. Megan Mullally is a fantastic comedy actress and is a lot more versitile than this episode lead us to believe.

Rating: 95%


'Four For The Seesaw' review, Jun 12, 2005

Reviewer: Jocelyn from London, UK

A lively and funny episode in which the Crane brothers decide to do something spontaneous for once in their lives by asking out a couple of women at Nervosa who they then invite for a weekend away at a woodland cabin. Frasier and Niles trying to read Laura and Beth's signals is great fun and the final scene is brilliant as Niles loses the spirit of spontaneity by becoming obsessed with what Maris would think, much to Frasier's increasing frustration - I love the way that when each time Niles knocks on Frasier's bedroom door, his brother appears in a greater state of undress. Naturally the two of them blow it big time when Laura and Beth overhear Frasier's less than discreet intentions, causing him to throw out Niles along with his mobile phone. Beside this there's a subplot where an emabarrassed Martin is reading a steamy novel to a flu-ridden Daphne which although slight is still amusing, especially when she points out his having skipped several pages, making for a highly entertaining episode.

Rating: 81%