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To: colorado tanker
Pierce is soooo funny. He seems to have figured out how to play Niles from the very beginning. Some of his looks or mannerisms could crack me up with no dialog.

I think that his comedy style hearkens back to that of Jack Benny (and Johnny Carson had mastered it as well, a HUGE fan of Benny) who had such amazing comedy timing, that his pauses (and looks) were as funny or funnier than his lines. Benny was often at his funniest not saying anything.

He was the greatest, and I think Pierce does something similar.

Mark

39 posted on 08/01/2011 4:48:47 PM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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42 posted on 08/01/2011 4:56:07 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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David Hyde Pierce is an absolute acting genius. Most episodes make me laugh out loud. Kelsey grammar is very good as well. But Pierce could also make me cry, in some of those scenes he did in the seasons where he was pining in love with Daphne.

That has to be the best cast acting ensemble with the best writers on tv. Nothing else comes close. They Expected their audience to be well read and intelligent, and what other sitcom ever did? I could watch it every day. Some of the episodes are like short Moliere plays, perfect little comedies of error.

Not sure I want President Frasier but I thank him for entertaining me all these years.


43 posted on 08/01/2011 4:57:12 PM PDT by Yaelle
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