Monday, November 06, 2006

My geeky crush

I've been watching Frasier on DVD for the last few months, and am just blown away by how good the show is, especially those first four or five seasons. (It did, of course, jump the shark, but I'm not to that point yet and am still really enjoying it.)

For me, the highlight is Niles. I've got a major crush on him and it embarrasses the heck out of me, but there it is. He's just so cute in a wide-eyed, effeminate, fussy way.

His little hops and skips...his goggle-eyes at Daphne...his affected sneer...that cleft chin.

I'm crushing!

Before he and Daphne got together, their interactions were the highlight of the show. Maybe it's the nerdy geekiness that gets to me...that unending hope he has...

Remember these little gems...?
Niles: Oh dear. I've zipped my tie into your dress.
Frasier: Niles, there's something on your tie.
Daphne: I was just about to step right out of this dress and embarrass poor Dr Crane to death.
Niles: Well, we all have to die of something.

Niles: You're a very special person, and someday a man worthy of you will come along, just as soon as the gods create him.
Daphne: And you don't know who it will be. You could be standing next to a person month after month, and then the next thing you know you're tearing each other's clothes off. There's a word for it.
Niles (who stared at her through the whole speech): Hope.

Niles, (demonstrating word-association): Crescent. Moon. Daphne Moon. French maid. Brass Bed. Satin room.
Frasier: This is my dream.
Niles: I was just showing you the process.
Frasier: You were three words away from a cigarette.

I never saw the seasons where they actually got together, and I may not ever do so, for obvious reasons.

Anyway, there: I've confessed my geeky crush.

So, who's yours?


Anonymous Gypsy soliloquized...

Hal Sparks is my geeky crush, along with The Doctor from Doctor Who. And the guy from Wire in the Blood. And House.

Monday, November 06, 2006 11:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Annie soliloquized...

I guess the closest thing I have to a "geeky crush" would be the character Forney Hull in Where the Heart Is. The geeky yet adorable librarian that falls for Natalie Portman's character.

I think the geeky crush to beat them all was my best friend in college who totally crushed on (I'm talking hot and bothered crushing) Alex Trebek!

Monday, November 06, 2006 11:32:00 AM  
Blogger Colleen Gleason soliloquized...

Eww, Annie, I see what you mean. Alex Trebek? Ugh.

Now, I did have a crush on Barry Manilow...but that was back in middle school and high school.

I haven't watched HOUSE, but I'd like to, Gypsy. He does look a little geeky. Thanks for the rec.

Monday, November 06, 2006 11:35:00 AM  
Anonymous scifichick soliloquized...

i probably have too many to name.
but at the top of my list right now: AJ Simon (Jameson Parker) from Simon & Simon..
gorgeous blonde hair (and i'm usually one for dark hair), very fit (6-pack abs), sweet, funny, endearing, flirty, and the cutest smile. be still my heart.
yeah, i watched the entire 1st season in record time. i'll probably end up re-watching my favorite episodes several times till they put out the next season!

... impatiently waiting...

Monday, November 06, 2006 11:47:00 AM  
Blogger Sparky Duck soliloquized...

Amy Lee of Evanescence. I think she is beautiful in that spooky sort of way. And if you ever saw me, I am not one that goes for the Goth look.

Oh oh, Lisa Loeb too, I just love chicks in glasses, strange I know.

Monday, November 06, 2006 12:47:00 PM  
Anonymous maggie soliloquized...

Geek is in.

Like the McDonald's or is it Dunkin Donuts Commercial that says Cold is the new hot. Well, Geek is the new Cool. I wear my I love my Geek tee shirt proudly.

Monday, November 06, 2006 12:59:00 PM  
Blogger Carl V. soliloquized...

I think I probably have too many geeky crushes to name!

Frasier remains one of the most consistently funny sitcoms. I never watched it regularly except towards the end when Niles and Daphne were getting together but I have always enjoyed it in syndication.

Monday, November 06, 2006 2:03:00 PM  
Blogger Jaye Wells soliloquized...

Zack Braff is my geeky crush. I also had a brief crush on the Jack in the Box guy. Yeah, they one from the commercials. Something about his dry wit and voice. Yeah, I know. It's weird.

Monday, November 06, 2006 5:22:00 PM  
Blogger bridget soliloquized...

You know my geeky crush Colleen...Anthony Lane, the New Yorker essayist and film critic. I live a life of the mind...

Monday, November 06, 2006 5:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous soliloquized...

Mine is Joshua Malina from The West Wing (and Sports Night). He's just adorable!

Monday, November 06, 2006 6:30:00 PM  
Blogger booklogged soliloquized...

I don't know about geeky crushes, but Frazer has been my favorite show for years. My teenage daughter and I were just watching a rerun when I came upon your blog with Niles' picture! Small coincidences.

Monday, November 06, 2006 8:07:00 PM  
Blogger Kendra Clark soliloquized...

Well, I don't know if I have a geeky crush. But I think it's sweet you like Niles. He's a great character!

Monday, November 06, 2006 8:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Jaci Burton soliloquized...

I *heart* Frasier! Love Niles. Still watch all the reruns all the time. Fabulous show.

Not sure who my geeky crush is. Would have to think on that.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006 9:17:00 AM  

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