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32 Times John Mahoney Was The Best Part Of "Frasier"

Rest in Peace, John Mahoney.

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1. When he tries to write a song:

"Scoobadee-do-do-bwaa-ah"
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"Scoobadee-do-do-bwaa-ah"

2. His response to Frasier's prayer about the noisy cricket:

Frasier: "Dear God, can't you make him shut up?"Martin: "That prayer doesn't get answered around here."
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Frasier: "Dear God, can't you make him shut up?"

Martin: "That prayer doesn't get answered around here."

3. When he impersonates Daphne:

[British accent] "Oh do you think that would make my cheeks look too fat? That reminds me of the craziest thing my granny Moon used to say."
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[British accent] "Oh do you think that would make my cheeks look too fat? That reminds me of the craziest thing my granny Moon used to say."

4. When he wasn't afraid to call out his sons for being snobs:

"And when you insult this restaurant, you insult me."
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"And when you insult this restaurant, you insult me."

5. When he agreed to read a steamy book to a sick Daphne:

[clears throat] "bosom..."
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[clears throat] "bosom..."

6. When he pretends to be gay...

"It's divine."
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"It's divine."

7. ...but doesn't realize he's on a date with a man....

"I had exactly the same experience when I came out."
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"I had exactly the same experience when I came out."

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8. ...and HIS ONLY SOLUTION is to pretend to be dating his own son...

"Edward, this is my boyfriend, Niles."
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"Edward, this is my boyfriend, Niles."

9. ...but then he makes it right and saves Frasier's Valentine's Day.

"Happy Valentine's Day, son."
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"Happy Valentine's Day, son."

10. When he asks this question:

"Whatever happened to the sanctity of divorce?"
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"Whatever happened to the sanctity of divorce?"

11. When he plays the Antiques Roadshow drinking game with the boys:

"Vaneer!"
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"Vaneer!"

12. When he took the dog psychiatrist's questions very seriously:

Psychiatrist: "What do you imagine would be human Eddie's favorite cologne?"Martin: "Aqua Velva. It's a little strong, but I think he could pull it off."
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Psychiatrist: "What do you imagine would be human Eddie's favorite cologne?"

Martin: "Aqua Velva. It's a little strong, but I think he could pull it off."

13. When he secretly goes to the parole hearing of the man who shot him:

"I have nothing to say."
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"I have nothing to say."

14. When he utilizes the butler:

Ferguson: "Your meatloaf sandwich, sir... And your finger."
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Ferguson: "Your meatloaf sandwich, sir... And your finger."

15. When he wasn't afraid to be afraid of Lilith:

"Hell, I took a half a step before I realized she was talking to the dog."
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"Hell, I took a half a step before I realized she was talking to the dog."

16. When he had just finished watching Austin Powers:

"Well, I'm sorry. Do I bore you? Or do I make you randy?"
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"Well, I'm sorry. Do I bore you? Or do I make you randy?"

17. When he paid $10 (in Canadian money) for this photo:

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18. When he casually caught up with Diane:

"Well, my wife died, I got shot in the hip and I had to move in with Frasier 'cause I kept falling down in the shower."
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"Well, my wife died, I got shot in the hip and I had to move in with Frasier 'cause I kept falling down in the shower."

19. This:

Frasier: "Forget that police mentality. Don't you believe in second chances?"Martin: "I did, then we had Niles."
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Frasier: "Forget that police mentality. Don't you believe in second chances?"

Martin: "I did, then we had Niles."

20. When he pulled this prank:

Frasier: "Uh, the 'Fine Arts Forgery Department', please."
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Frasier: "Uh, the 'Fine Arts Forgery Department', please."

21. When he tries to backtrack after getting caught calling Lilith a "witch":

"Lilith, has my twitch gone yet."
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"Lilith, has my twitch gone yet."

22. When he thinks Niles is trying to kill him:

Niles: "Dad, come join me on the balcony."Martin: "Eddie, get out of here, quick!"
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Niles: "Dad, come join me on the balcony."

Martin: "Eddie, get out of here, quick!"

23. When his hair dye starts melting off:

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24. When he gets excited about his ears popping, and doesn't quite read the room:

"I can hear again."
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"I can hear again."

25. His love for Christmas decor:

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26. When he worries Lilith will ask for his sperm next:

"...she'll come to the source... me... the fountainhead."
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"...she'll come to the source... me... the fountainhead."

27. When his advice turns into a craving:

"'What do I really want? What is really going to make me happy... now?'... I suddenly feel like having a beer."
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"'What do I really want? What is really going to make me happy... now?'... I suddenly feel like having a beer."

28. When he talks about Eddie playing with bubble wrap:

"Poppity-pop-pop-pop!"
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"Poppity-pop-pop-pop!"

29. When he storms into Wine Club and lays down the dad law:

"Zip it up, both of you... Niles, let your brother play."
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"Zip it up, both of you... Niles, let your brother play."

30. This advice:

"Remember to always work hard and that family comes first."
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"Remember to always work hard and that family comes first."

31. We he works up the courage to tell his sons he loves them:

"Frasier... I love you."
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"Frasier... I love you."

32. And, of course, every moment with his best pal, Eddie:

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Did we leave out any of your favorite Martin Crane moments? Tell us in the comments.

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