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Replying To Rosineri1:  "we definitely don't hang out in the same places in London."
I was thinking the same myself, and I've been in London for over 50 years.

Cockney_Cat (UK) - Posts: 883 - 09/04/2020 11:33:18    2275596

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actually Chris O'Dowd played with the Garryowen club when he came to London and Danny from the Coronas played with North London Shamrocks, two good footballers.

Rosineri1 (UK) - Posts: 1876 - 09/04/2020 11:58:29    2275600

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Frasier is now on the RTE player - I'd highly highly recommend it.
For me it was the best US comedy ever made.

I know a lot of people say that about Seinfeld. I've never actually watched it though I do enjoy Curb Your Enthusiasm.

But back to Frasier it's genius - brilliant cast and characters. I always thought it was done much more like a British comedy where it's not about having to pack a gag into ever 30 seconds. It lets the plot develop and its a great combination of physical and situational comedy and witty dialogue and one liners.

Madness to think how popular Friends was when you had Frasier on the go around the same time.

If you've never seen it give it a go, you won't be disappointed.

TheHermit (Kerry) - Posts: 5467 - 09/04/2020 12:02:42    2275602

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Replying To TheHermit:  "Frasier is now on the RTE player - I'd highly highly recommend it.
For me it was the best US comedy ever made.

I know a lot of people say that about Seinfeld. I've never actually watched it though I do enjoy Curb Your Enthusiasm.

But back to Frasier it's genius - brilliant cast and characters. I always thought it was done much more like a British comedy where it's not about having to pack a gag into ever 30 seconds. It lets the plot develop and its a great combination of physical and situational comedy and witty dialogue and one liners.

Madness to think how popular Friends was when you had Frasier on the go around the same time.

If you've never seen it give it a go, you won't be disappointed."
Like you, I never really watched Seinfeld, and I loved Frasier. But I think Cheers is probably the best US comedy series I've watched.

Cockney_Cat (UK) - Posts: 883 - 09/04/2020 13:08:41    2275609

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Replying To Rosineri1:  "we definitely don't hang out in the same places in London."
I worked in pubs near some of the big theatres so in fairness half the English I worked with were aspiring actors too.

Breezy (Limerick) - Posts: 674 - 09/04/2020 13:11:20    2275610

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Replying To TheHermit:  "Frasier is now on the RTE player - I'd highly highly recommend it.
For me it was the best US comedy ever made.

I know a lot of people say that about Seinfeld. I've never actually watched it though I do enjoy Curb Your Enthusiasm.

But back to Frasier it's genius - brilliant cast and characters. I always thought it was done much more like a British comedy where it's not about having to pack a gag into ever 30 seconds. It lets the plot develop and its a great combination of physical and situational comedy and witty dialogue and one liners.

Madness to think how popular Friends was when you had Frasier on the go around the same time.

If you've never seen it give it a go, you won't be disappointed."
Watched a bit of M*A*S*H* last night for the first time in years. It looks dated but for me thats the best comedy the US have put out and I cant imagine them funding something so bold these days

Breezy (Limerick) - Posts: 674 - 09/04/2020 13:16:44    2275611

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Replying To TheHermit:  "Frasier is now on the RTE player - I'd highly highly recommend it.
For me it was the best US comedy ever made.

I know a lot of people say that about Seinfeld. I've never actually watched it though I do enjoy Curb Your Enthusiasm.

But back to Frasier it's genius - brilliant cast and characters. I always thought it was done much more like a British comedy where it's not about having to pack a gag into ever 30 seconds. It lets the plot develop and its a great combination of physical and situational comedy and witty dialogue and one liners.

Madness to think how popular Friends was when you had Frasier on the go around the same time.

If you've never seen it give it a go, you won't be disappointed."
Frasier was and still is a great show. Kelsey Grammer also starred in a little talked about show, where he played a character called Tom Kane corrupt Mayor of Chicago. It was available on TG4 player and well worth a look.

seadog54 (Meath) - Posts: 1342 - 09/04/2020 17:21:13    2275623

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The_Fonz (Westmeath) - Posts: 130 - 09/04/2020 17:29:44    2275626

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Replying To TheHermit:  "Frasier is now on the RTE player - I'd highly highly recommend it.
For me it was the best US comedy ever made.

I know a lot of people say that about Seinfeld. I've never actually watched it though I do enjoy Curb Your Enthusiasm.

But back to Frasier it's genius - brilliant cast and characters. I always thought it was done much more like a British comedy where it's not about having to pack a gag into ever 30 seconds. It lets the plot develop and its a great combination of physical and situational comedy and witty dialogue and one liners.

Madness to think how popular Friends was when you had Frasier on the go around the same time.

If you've never seen it give it a go, you won't be disappointed."
I agree 100 per cent with this! The wordplay in Frasier is the best of any comedy I've ever seen and I always think it's written less like a TV show than a play, a Shakepearian comedy of errors.

Personally I would put it above Cheers, but that's just my two cents...

Gleebo (Mayo) - Posts: 1744 - 09/04/2020 19:44:53    2275647

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Replying To Breezy:  "Watched a bit of M*A*S*H* last night for the first time in years. It looks dated but for me thats the best comedy the US have put out and I cant imagine them funding something so bold these days"
While it was good. For me the best comedy out of us was frasier. Just brilliantly witty and funny.

royaldunne (Meath) - Posts: 16512 - 09/04/2020 20:59:11    2275655

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Replying To royaldunne:  "While it was good. For me the best comedy out of us was frasier. Just brilliantly witty and funny."
I loved both of em. Think they both had constant reruns on Paramount Comedy Channel back in the day

Breezy (Limerick) - Posts: 674 - 09/04/2020 22:32:09    2275665

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Replying To Breezy:  "I loved both of em. Think they both had constant reruns on Paramount Comedy Channel back in the day"
For my birthday a couple of years ago, my daughter bought me the full box set of Frazier on dvd . Honestly one of the best gifts I have ever gotten.

royaldunne (Meath) - Posts: 16512 - 10/04/2020 21:35:19    2275735

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