Daphne Moon makes a great study of how to develop a great character. She’s earthy, funny, and easy to love. When she first makes her appearance on the Frasier TV show, she comes across as Eliza Doolittle from My Fair Lady, needing refining and direction from Professor Henry Higgins. At other times she is sophisticated and luscious. She tells stories laced with humorous metaphors and may be a bit psychic, according to Granny Moon. Throughout the first seven seasons a romance develops between her and Frasier’s brother Niles.
When she and Niles dance the tango:
Daphne: There’s only one rule when dancing the tango. Our bodies must be in constant contact without a sliver of daylight between us.
Niles: I can do that.
Daphne talking about her love life with Niles, and at this point she doesn't know his true feelings for her.
Daphne: I have been keeping myself on the shelf lately. I’m feeling a little like the good china.
Niles: Someone should be eating off of you every day.
When Niles and Daphne chop some vegetables for a salad.
Daphne: When I was little I actually thought celery was the meanest vegetable. Radishes were the smartest. Beets were the policemen.
Niles: What sort of personality do carrots have?
Daphne: I try not to think about that when I’m chopping them.
Here are more scenes from a YouTube clip.
Ron D. Voigts is the author of dark mysteries. His novel Strigoi, The Blood Bond is available on Kindle.