03. April 2009 · Comments Off on Frasier @ the Opera · Categories: TV

Martin: Is she here yet?
Frasier: No, not yet. That’s her box over there, the empty one.
Martin: Well, I’m not going to sit through a whole opera for some woman who’s not even here.
Frasier: Oh, for God’s sake, Dad, give it a chance. You might actually learn to like it if you’d listen to one.
Martin: Hey, your mother dragged to me a lot of these things when we were dating and they were all stupid. These stories make no sense whatsoever.
Frasier: Oh, that is not true!
Martin: Oh, all right, what’s this one about?
Frasier: Well, it’s about Rigoletto, the hunchbacked jester in the court of the Duke. He has a daughter, Gilda, who’s secretly living with him. But everyone thinks that she’s his mistress. In this opening scene, Rigoletto mocks the Duke’s enemy, who puts a curse on him.
Martin: A cursed hunchback dating his daughter – well, nothing screwy so far!
Frasier: He is not dating his daughter! Gilda is being courted by the Duke, who is disguised as a humble student.
Martin: You see, that’s what I mean. The whole thing’s so unrealistic. Everybody’s in love, pretending to be somebody they’re not.

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