Noel Shempsky (Patrick Kerr) is a painfully geeky Trekkie who keeps an autographed picture of William Shatner as Captain Kirk on his desk and is fluent in Klingon. His station nickname is "Noel the Mole". He is also good friends with Bill Gates, offering a Vulcan salute to Gates when he appears on Frasier's show ("The Two Hundredth Episode".)
He works in sales at KACL. From early in the series he is in love with Roz Doyle, who does not feel the same way about him (Roz was even willing to date a lesbian instead of him once). In the episode entitled 'Star Mitzvah' it is revealed that Shempsky is Jewish, and is fluent in Hebrew.
His claim to fame, as seen when he volunteers to be the station representative during contract negotiations, is that he can faint at will. It has also been mentioned in the episode "A New Position for Roz" that Noel has never missed a day of work. He was even retained by KACL when it changed formats to Salsa radio and fired most of the talk radio personnel, due to his mastery of Spanish and his never ever having a sick day. Noel shows attraction to Roz throughout the series leading to often embarrassing attempts to impress her. In the final episode, he finally kisses her after she becomes the station manage
'Cause you can't handle me...
"A lie is a lie even if everyone believes it. The truth is the truth even if nobody believes it." - David Stevens
"That that is, is. That that is not, is not. Is that it? It is."
Fraiser was a show that I loved watching years ago while it was still airing. I've recently begun watching the whole series via Netflix...and I have to say, this is easily one of my favorite sitcoms. Very well written with really lovable characters.
Niles probably stands out as my favorite though, I can relate to him in a lot of different ways. I really liked the development between he and Daphne, I thought it was very romantic
"There is no such thing as spare time, no such thing as down time, no such thing as free time, there is only life time. Go."
― Henry Rollins
Thanks, Sapienne, for pointing me towards this thread!
I have been a Frasier fan for... god, could it be 11 years now? I started watching it in reruns in mid-1999. I still watch it in reruns almost every night and it doesn't. get. old. I'm not good at typing people, especially fictional ones, so I'll leave that to you guys, but how is it that, in all of my years of Frasier-love, I'd never realized that almost ALL of the dudes on the show are gay IRL? Wow.
I've only ever had one IRL friend who also enjoyed the show. Most of the people in my life either don't get it or actively hate it.
Murphy Brown: What is it with us? Why can't we take the easy road once in awhile?
Avery Brown: Because it's boring and dishonest and uncomfortable, like wearing a pair of shoes all day that pinch your feet.