Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Friends, Sex or Frasier; with the Final Episodes of TV's Best Sitcoms Imminent, Here's the Perfect Quiz to Find out How Much of a Fan You Really Are

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Friends, Sex or Frasier; with the Final Episodes of TV's Best Sitcoms Imminent, Here's the Perfect Quiz to Find out How Much of a Fan You Really Are

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Byline: NICK CURTIS

1. Which character's middle name is Muriel?

a) Lilith Crane, Frasier's exwife (Bebe Neuwirth).

b) Chandler Bing in Friends (Matthew Perry).

c) Stanford Blatch, Carrie's gay best friend (Willie Garson) in Sex and the City.

2. Who said to whom: "A mistake?! What were you trying to put your penis in, her purse?"

a) Daphne (Jane Leeves) to Frasier Crane (Kelsey Grammer) after he had a onenight stand with a chiropractor.

b) Rachel to Ross after he slept with "the Xerox girl".

c) Carrie (Sarah Jessica Parker) to her on-off boyfriend Big (Chris Noth) after his latest dalliance elsewhere.

3. Which of these bizarre pieces of inter-sitcom folklore is true?

a) Lisa Kudrow (Phoebe in Friends) auditioned for the role of Roz in Frasier.

b) David Hyde Pierce (Niles Crane in Frasier) owns the house where Charlotte (Kristen Davies) and Trey (Kyle McLachlan) set up home after their marriage on SATC.

c) Cynthia Nixon (Miranda in SATC) wrote and directed the Friends episode The One with the Princess Leia Fantasy, and gave the three male stars a photo of herself wielding a lightsabre as a parting gift.

4. American columnist Steve Malzberg said: "I was outraged but not surprised.

It's just the latest in what has become a fashionable trend in our media".

He was commenting about what?

a) The acceptability of single mothers, after Roz (Perry Gilpin) gave birth in Frasier.

b) Anti-Italian comments, after Chandler alleged that Joey's family tailor indulged in "cupping" when measuring his inside leg.

c) Catholic-bashing, after Carrie (Sarah Jessica Parker) compared the Church with a single woman "desperate for anything it can get" while organising the baptism of Miranda's baby.

5. Which of these same-sex kisses was not staged as a ratings-boosting exercise?

a) Kelsey Grammer's Frasier is snogged by Star Trek star Patrick Stewart, playing a gay opera director.

b) Jennifer Aniston's Rachel is smooched by Winona Ryder, playing an old school friend who always had a crush on Rachel.

c) Kim Cattrall's Samantha enjoys some lip action with Geri Halliwell, in a cameo appearance as a lesbian.

6. Who was fired after vomiting live worms on set?

a) Marty Crane's dog, Eddie.

b) Ross's monkey, Marcel c) Miranda's cat, Fatty.

7. In terms of payment per episode, who is the highest paid sitcom star?

a) Kelsey Grammer.

b) Jennifer Aniston.

c) Sarah Jessica Parker.

8. Which character was freaked out to find his/her first grey pubic hair?

a) Frasier Crane in Frasier.

b) Monica in Friends.

c) Samantha in Sex and the City.

9. Who has her own production company, called Bristol Cities?

a) Jane Leeves, who plays Daphne in Frasier, and was born in Ilford.

b) Courteney Cox-Arquette, who plays Monica in Friends and was born in the Avonmouth area. …

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