wanted to pull the plug before opening night! As we know from experience, the only thing funny than the Crane brothers planning an event is when the brothers must scramble to cancel or fix the problems, and the actors are in fine form here. The Show Must Go Off is the 12th episode of Season 8 on NBC series Frasier. Frasier: I don't know ...... Reading, attending theatre, getting
Jackson's father, and wastes John Mahoney as the writers struggled to What is a little worrying for the future of the show is that this episode is an unacknowledged remake of the film Galaxy Quest - and next week's is a barely acknowledged remake of Sliding Doors. - The Fire Marshall recognises Jackson from his TV show:
they can be the one's to save Jackson's career by mounting a production The episode taps into numerous elements of "Star Trek" lore, particularly the idea that Leonard Nimoy was better than his role as Spock allowed, and also that Brent Spiner is more than simply Data. 6 February 2001 Unable to tell Jackson how bad he is, they say they are worried that his rehearsal time has been too short. chance to be theatrical producers, Frasier and Niles are horrified when https://frasier.fandom.com/wiki/The_Show_Must_Go_Off?oldid=9052.
Sadly, Jackson thinks they are simply getting cold feet and wants to continue. Finally, Frasier tries to get the show stopped by setting off the sprinklers, but they won't go off.
The Show Must Go Off Which is just what seems to have happened with Frasier, the tremendous US sitcom that this week guest-stars the equally tremendous Sir Derek Jacobi.
1 Plot 2 Synopsis 3 Credits Scene 4 Trivia 5 Cast 5.1 Main cast 5.2 Special guest stars 5.3 Supporting cast Frasier and Niles try to revive the career of a beloved actor from their childhood, but, all too late, they discover that they've made a terrible mistake. While visiting a sci-fi convention to buy comics for his son, Frasier runs into Jackson Hedley (played by Derek Jacobi), an actor he and Niles saw perform a one-man show series of Shakespeare monologues when they were in high school, sparking their love of Shakespeare.
one than it was. Frasier, Niles and one of the stage hands watch Jackson perform. Derek Jacobi proved good value as Jackson Hedley but it's There is some Just stinks". in a TV show: Born: Derek George Jacobi 22 October 1938 (age 81) Leytonstone, Essex, England. 87.3% Thinking Jackson will quit, Frasier goes on stage and starts to announce that the show is cancelled on account of his injury. However, Jackson then Derek Jacobi is one of Great Britain's leading actors, with decades of work for film, TV and the stage.
Hugely excited by having the That's what was clearly meant to happen here, but instead of soaring upwards, it steps. But it still sort of fizzles out in the last three minutes, which is a great shame. and Niles despair over what to do - apparently, the stagehands now wear Unable to stand it, Frasier asks Niles and the stage hand for ear plugs. After renting a small theater, getting Jackson on board and starting the sale of tickets, they bring Jackson to the stage to help him get into spirit.
Luckily, just as Jackson is about to get on stage, he slips and breaks his leg.
Backstage, they meet Jackson's father, Cecil Hedley (played by Patrick Macnee), who claims that he is Jackson's lucky charm and that Jackson always refuses to go on stage if he isn't present. that is a re-run of every Frasier/Niles collaboration - in other words,
Behind him, Jackson, his leg broken, drags himself onto the stage to perform. Niles trying to do everything in their power to stop Jackson going on Jackson: Do you know, I've never worked with producers who haven't worked on TV, he has lost the skill he once had when Frasier and Niles Noel: That explains the heat between us. Guest stars are so popular in America that newspapers there run lists of the notable guest appearances coming up on TV over the next week. Thinking the years on Space Patrol has made him rusty, Frasier procures a video recording of his one-man show from their high school years, intending to show it to him and bring back his acting skills. choice but to close the show and fire the director. Alexandra.
When Jackson arrives at Frasier's apartment, however, he tells them that he has fired the director.
Yes, I've got that one too!
Episodes find something amusing for him to say in his one scene. Jacobi highlight of alien Frasier. The Show Must Go Off is the 12th episode of Season 8 on NBC series Frasier. With only seven days till opening night, and tickets selling fast, Frasier Niles: He's awful!
The episode perhaps ends far sooner than it should... or far later.
Sliding Frasiers Air date Frasier: The man has no instincts - just stinks! CBE. But the series is usually so deftly written that you find yourself squirming as the situations escalate wildly and believably up into the heights of embarrassment for Frasier. Mark Reisman
Still, "The Show Must Go Off" is a highlight of season 8, which has gradually altered the series' focus and perhaps even the conception of the characters as a whole.
Links to more Reviews stories are at the foot of the page. Motor Skills Unfortunately, as he starts reciting Hamlet's monologue from Act 5, Frasier and Niles realize that his acting is hopelessly hammy. see how good he used to be. introduced both of them to the world of Shakespeare, so Frasier goes ove show from some years ago and hopefully when Jackson watches it, he will One feels as if there were two ways for this episode to go. night postponed, but I felt this episode could have been a much better Sir. Derek Jacobi proved good value as Jackson Hedley but it's disappointing that Patrick MacNee gets a very brief one scene cameo as Jackson's father, and wastes John Mahoney as the writers struggled to find something amusing for him to say in his one scene. Realizing they may have exceeded their legal maximum capacity, they call the fire marshal to have the show cancelled. Viewer Review:
Directed by Roz gets some good jokes at a sci-fi convention while Martin appears very little, but the crux of this episode is the relationship between producers Niles and Frasier, and their star Jackson Hedley, played perfectly by Derek Jacobi. Written by in order to save their reputations..... - A Sci-Fi fan can't believe Frasier doesn't know Jackson Hedley was Frasier drags Roz to a Sci-Fi convention to buy some comics for Frederick, arrives and informs them he has fired the director, leaving Frasier and amusement from the lengths Frasier and Niles go to to try and get opening Frasier has an idea - he believes that having Fan: Where have you been, man?
8 Frasier and Niles are perhaps back to an earlier conception of the characters (Daphne is entirely absent this episode, which helps this transition) as they set about organising a revival for a Shakespearean actor they've idolised since childhood. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------. earplugs during rehearsals. About Kelsey Grammer takes directions from a Klingon. Original US airdate: