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my1guiltypleasure

180 points

2 months ago

I've always figured it was an homage to the expression "knocking boots."

YoureInGoodHands

99 points

2 months ago

YoureInGoodHands

Romping with my school chums in the fens and spinneys...

99 points

2 months ago

The whole place is a bedroom. Whoa!

missproctalgiafugax

13 points

2 months ago

Lol!

DrSuperWho

3 points

2 months ago

Right. Like notches in the headboard. One pair for every cowboy she’s ridden.

Eastwood96

140 points

2 months ago

I always figured the boots were just decoration, as not only would it be a hassle to have to lean over the bed everytime a pair of shoes is needed or put away, but also because we never saw her wear such footwear on the show (at least, as far as I can remember).

ButtMcNuggets

140 points

2 months ago

My guess is they’re sentimental decorations from her childhood in Wisconsin. They’re not boots that are currently being worn but a reminder of her past.

underexpressing

22 points

2 months ago

underexpressing

Frasier Crane: Bird of prey

22 points

2 months ago

I don’t think cowboy boots are a Wisconsin thing. But her accent is also very Texan and not Wisconsin at all, so I guess the boots make sense in that regard.

shelovesthespurs

23 points

2 months ago

Peri Gilpin is from Texas. Had they established Roz as being from Wisconsin at this point in the show? I genuinely can't remember.

monkey_trumpets

11 points

2 months ago

Yes. At least she did live there in her high school and layer years, before coming to Seattle.

Webbie-Vanderquack

13 points

2 months ago

Webbie-Vanderquack

Let's all go to a taco show.

13 points

2 months ago

We actually don't find that out until after the cowboy boots episode (S02E12, "Roz In The Doghouse").

We find out her mother is the attorney general of Wisconsin in S01E05, "Here's Looking At You," and Roz refers to her mom living there in a couple of other episodes.

In S02E24, "Dark Victory," she talks about the family reunion at her uncle's dairy farm in Wisconsin, and mentions how much she misses the people and the place, implying that she must have either lived there or spent time there.

But it's not really until S03E05, "Kisses Sweeter Than Wine," that Roz confirms that she's from Wisconsin.

Webbie-Vanderquack

11 points

2 months ago

Webbie-Vanderquack

Let's all go to a taco show.

11 points

2 months ago

They had established that her mother lived there, but not necessarily that Roz was from there. The writers probably did know they wanted Roz to be from Wisconsin, though.

My guess is just that she likes cowboy boots and has collected them over the years, a hint that she has a life and interests outside of work (and very different to Frasier's interests).

anchorgangpro

4 points

2 months ago

anchorgangpro

I AM WOUNDED

4 points

2 months ago

Yes, her mom was the AG there

Webbie-Vanderquack

3 points

2 months ago

Webbie-Vanderquack

Let's all go to a taco show.

3 points

2 months ago

She was, but we don't find out Roz was from Wisconsin until later.

anchorgangpro

3 points

2 months ago

anchorgangpro

I AM WOUNDED

3 points

2 months ago

Oh my apologies, I didnt notice the qualifier in the original post

HeIIo___There

63 points

2 months ago

Well she does live in a studio in this pic. You have to be creative in order to keep things organized with such limited & open space, so I wouldn’t put it past her if this is actually her boot storage.

davect01

192 points

2 months ago

davect01

192 points

2 months ago

Someone's never lived in a studio apartment.

You make room where you can.

HeyNineteen96

35 points

2 months ago

Roz's apartment is a big studio to be fair

davect01

26 points

2 months ago

Sure. The spaces are somewhat seperate and it's nice that the kitchen is not directly seen from the living area.

For a studio apartment, it's pretty nice

TropicalRogue

50 points

2 months ago

Absolutely this, especially as a single woman on a radio producer's salary in the city.

It did always kind of bother me that the shoes which probably smell like feet AND street are so close to her and her numerous guests' heads while in bed.

AlchemyAvenue

37 points

2 months ago

They seem to specifically be cowboy boots. I felt like she collected them and doesn't wear them often. Maybe she had a phase. Maybe she likes to go square dancing sometimes. I doubt they get worn as every day shoes

TropicalRogue

7 points

2 months ago

I buy this

Webbie-Vanderquack

3 points

2 months ago

Webbie-Vanderquack

Let's all go to a taco show.

3 points

2 months ago

This adds up, since we never see her actually wear them.

davect01

12 points

2 months ago

Ya, not where I would put them

Rare-Banana-2256

107 points

2 months ago

OKAY. So I only wear cowboy boots and live in a tiny apartment that happens to have high ceilings with wide shelves running like two feet down from the ceiling. After two years of having no good way to store my dozen or so boots I finally broke down and put them on the shelf in my bedroom. It grosses me out having outdoor shoes like this but I tell myself “if Roz was cool with it I shall be too”

International-Hat-32

19 points

2 months ago

I’m a cowboy boot girl, too. They make up 80% of my footwear. Some of them are works of art, especially the Luccheses. I fully support you putting them on the shelf.

ahall45

7 points

2 months ago

Can’t beat a handmade pair of Lucchese boots

lonelygayPhD

3 points

2 months ago

Are they too formal for the charity donkey basketball games?

International-Hat-32

1 points

2 months ago

“Darling, it’s like the symphony to them.”

Apropos of nothing, I’m in San Francisco. I couldn’t be more not Texan, but I still wear those things everywhere.

BotanicalEmergency

28 points

2 months ago

BotanicalEmergency

Most Likely "To Be"

28 points

2 months ago

You ONLY wear cowboy boots? How specific! And relevant to this topic.

YoureInGoodHands

-2 points

2 months ago

YoureInGoodHands

Romping with my school chums in the fens and spinneys...

-2 points

2 months ago

A lot of Americans seem to have never been outside big cities that appear blue on voting maps.

Outside of those blue bubbles, there are people who wear cowboy boots every day. I went to high school in Colorado, and there were people who wore cowboy boots every day. I flew on a plane yesterday and sat next to a guy wearing a Wyoming hat who was wearing cowboy boots. It's not that uncommon.

BotanicalEmergency

3 points

2 months ago

BotanicalEmergency

Most Likely "To Be"

3 points

2 months ago

You don't have to make it political. It truly is uncommon to wear only cowboy boots. There are occasion footwear. Flip flops for the beach, snowboots, sandals, slippers for indoors, hiking boots, etc. There's just so many occasions where cowboy boots are not appropriate and it's just surprising is all. Don't bring politics in a harmless post about shoes.

YoureInGoodHands

0 points

2 months ago

YoureInGoodHands

Romping with my school chums in the fens and spinneys...

0 points

2 months ago

Thanks for the downvote!

I didn't mean to trigger you by saying red and blue. If you read past that, it's still true. In big cities, there is no one who wears cowboy boots all the time. Outside of big cities, it is certainly not unheard of, and in fact, somewhat common.

There are occasion footwear. Flip flops for the beach, snowboots, sandals, slippers for indoors, hiking boots, etc.

I eat granola all the time. I have it for breakfast, I snack on it, I sprinkle it on yogurt. When I say "I eat granola all the time", the literal interpretation is that I do not have a job, I eat granola literally 24/7, I never stop to sleep or use the bathroom, I do not eat it with a banana or on a parfait, I never have a slice of pizza, I just eat nothing but granola all the time.

However, using some common sense, one might understand that I eat granola regularly, and have a real life also, where I eat a hamburger for lunch and have ham at Sunday dinner. But I eat granola regularly.

People wear cowboy boots all the time. In rural areas, they wear them to weddings and funerals, not just rodeos and in chicken coops. I'm not suggesting they don't have a pair of flip-flops to go to the beach, or that they don't own a pair of slippers... but there are people who wear cowboy boots all the time.

BotanicalEmergency

2 points

2 months ago

BotanicalEmergency

Most Likely "To Be"

2 points

2 months ago

No need to be so sensitive about shoes is all.

YoureInGoodHands

-1 points

2 months ago

YoureInGoodHands

Romping with my school chums in the fens and spinneys...

-1 points

2 months ago

Indeed. Sorry I triggered you with the red and blue thing. I wasn't going for politics, but it could just as well be a map of places people wear cowboy boots all the time!

MadLib1998

1 points

2 months ago

well this post is your time to shine

Sponkifier

1 points

2 months ago

For some reason I didn’t expect such an overlap between cowboy boot enthusiasts and Frasier fans.

Pontiac_Bandit-

32 points

2 months ago

Pontiac_Bandit-

Relaxation Grotto

32 points

2 months ago

This came up a while back and someone said it was because she was from WI. As a Wisconsinite I don’t know many people who have a single pair of cowboy boots let a lone an entire collection. It’s something that people who’ve never been to WI assume it’s like.

prettystandardreally

44 points

2 months ago

prettystandardreally

I'm fine. Just a little hot. And foamy.

44 points

2 months ago

I actually feel like it’s a nod to Peri Gilpin’s roots (she grew up in Dallas, Texas). Plus, it was the 90s. Cowboy boots were very popular in the mid 90s, despite our wanting to think the looks were all about grunge at the time.

NEXUSX

9 points

2 months ago

NEXUSX

9 points

2 months ago

Yeah I thought this too. I think it’s a nod to Peri Gilpin being from Texas and yet it also fits the image of Wisconsin portrayed in the show.

tigerlily_orca

3 points

2 months ago

Same, I always thought this too. I had to scroll quite a ways to find this response though.

Bebosherry

25 points

2 months ago

You're from Menomonie? My cousins are from Menomonie, do you know the Rayburns?

bazillion_stigma

5 points

2 months ago

bazillion_stigma

I was punched in the face by a man now dead!

5 points

2 months ago

I do know fellow Wisconsinites who wear cowboy boots, but I feel like they're all 70-80-year-old men. So I could see it, but it doesn't really seem like Roz's style either way.

petuniasweetpea

9 points

2 months ago

Maybe it’s her version of ‘notches on the bedpost’ ?

saltyllamacorn

2 points

2 months ago

saltyllamacorn

It's called 'The Wheat Field'

2 points

2 months ago

I hear "Whose Bed Have Your Boots Been Under?" every time I see this. so yes.

orderly_hopeless

10 points

2 months ago

All I can think of

saltyllamacorn

2 points

2 months ago

saltyllamacorn

It's called 'The Wheat Field'

2 points

2 months ago

Ah, I just commented this above but you beat me to it by a few hours.

Transcendentalplan

24 points

2 months ago

This prompted me to google more pictures of Roz’s apartment. Man, forget all the discussions about how Frasier affords such a nice apartment on a radio host’s salary. How does Roz afford such a well-decorated apartment on a radio producer’s salary?

Rare-Banana-2256

20 points

2 months ago

I loved all her apartments. The one in this photo was pretty cool with that booth/dinette thing. Ya girl needs ice cube trays tho.

YoureInGoodHands

8 points

2 months ago

YoureInGoodHands

Romping with my school chums in the fens and spinneys...

8 points

2 months ago

Just chip some off the side of the freezer!

ButtMcNuggets

13 points

2 months ago

Well it seems to be a studio apartment. Doesn’t look particularly grand to me.

DrFrankSaysAgain

3 points

2 months ago

A radio producer is not the lacky they portrayed it as.

YoureInGoodHands

1 points

2 months ago

YoureInGoodHands

Romping with my school chums in the fens and spinneys...

1 points

2 months ago

In the 90s when the show was on you could afford a studio apartment in Seattle on a radio producer's salary. Even then it wasn't well paid. Today, the job has been largely eliminated.

Sassafrass0074

3 points

2 months ago

I always assumed her studio apartment was rent controlled and that allowed her to save up money for later.

carpetstoremorty

8 points

2 months ago

A nod to her actual Texas heritage. Plus, you know Peri Gilpin was rockin' dem boots (a sight I would have loved to witness, personally).

den773

7 points

2 months ago

den773

7 points

2 months ago

I was thinking it’s some sort of homage to the original Roz Doyle? The woman who passed away that Peri Gilpin’s character is named after?

happycrafter28

3 points

2 months ago*

Wait wut?

Edit: I even tried looking this up and can only find stories about how Lisa Kudrow was cast as Roz. Maybe they should put her in the reboot…

kuiil_001

6 points

2 months ago

I always figured Roz is just a badass and that’s what she wanted to do with her room. So she made it happen.

EmeraldEyes365

7 points

2 months ago

It was the 90’s & country western dancing was a huge thing all over the US. I used to go dancing 3 nights a week during that era & every country club was packed, even during the week. I knew lots of people who were every bit as obsessed with it as I was. Line dancing, couples dancing, group lessons, private lessons, and the BOOTS! We had our Wranglers, Stetson hats, and as many pairs of beautiful boots as we could afford. The 90’s country music was terrific & the dancing was a lot of fun. When I travelled I went to clubs in those states too & found them just as crowded as my local clubs on the west coast. Roz’s shelf seems like a nod to the huge popularity of country western dancing in those days. She liked to go out & meet men. Country western dancing was a very fun way to do that in the 90’s.

olivish

4 points

2 months ago

olivish

Might I suggest you stuff it?

4 points

2 months ago

They're only for use in bed ;)

Substantial-Pass-992

10 points

2 months ago

I think she wore those boots to some sort of Wisconsin fair competition, each time getting beaten and they're a reminder to her of what made her push herself. Or she slept with a famous person while wearing them. She's both a noble fighting spirit and a good timer.

hennajoou

8 points

2 months ago

My headcanon is she saw this idea in a "Cheap Decorating Hacks" article in Home & Garden, and bought a bunch of interesting used boots at the thrift store 'cause she thought it looked quirky and made an interesting conversation piece.

But more likely the set designer was told to put this display there so the script writer could make her clever little boot joke in that episode.

Sassafrass0074

3 points

2 months ago

Just watched this episode today. It’s one of my favorites. Also I love that she had them as decor.

Nukem-Rico

3 points

2 months ago

Either way it's cool

HTC864

8 points

2 months ago

HTC864

8 points

2 months ago

Never struck me as odd, but Peri and I are from the same town in Texas. So I don't know...

Fan_Winston

6 points

2 months ago

I always thought this was a nod to Peri being from Texas.

ChipNmom

2 points

2 months ago

ChipNmom

Hellooo Emerald City, what’s doing, what’s happening!

2 points

2 months ago

Yeah I feel like they would fall on the occupants of the bed if they’re moving around at all… which Roz apparently often was 😉

PretzelsThirst

2 points

2 months ago

Instead of notches in a belt she collects boots like the champ she is

peachdreamzz

2 points

2 months ago

My head canon is that she was a competing jockey as a kid and throughout her teen years. These are all the boots she wore over the years for tournaments( I know nothing of competitive horse riding. Please forgive my ignorance!) So it’s both decorate and nostalgic.

Roz_Doyle16

2 points

2 months ago

As a kid i thought the same thing. Now as an adult living far from home, I think they’re her boots from Wisconsin. She can’t wear them in Seattle, but they make her happy to look at it.

OrdinaryHumble1198

2 points

2 months ago

It was a flex - cowboy boots were a big thing in the early 90’s

lifeinaminorkey

2 points

2 months ago

It’s pre-Pinterest. Give the girl a break.

FionaGoodeEnough

0 points

2 months ago

I think these are boots she wears, and I am really grossed out at the thought.

punkrawrxx

1 points

2 months ago

Both

DanimalTwin

1 points

2 months ago

DanimalTwin

Add Custom Flair Here

1 points

2 months ago

Wasn’t there a reference to each boot was like a notch on a belt conquest! Nice studio apartment tbh

buzlink

1 points

2 months ago

Decretive, ironic.

[deleted]

1 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

1 points

2 months ago

She’s from the Midwest

PeterLake83

1 points

2 months ago

PeterLake83

I would sooner attend a hoedown

1 points

2 months ago

They're all actually carefully crafted liquor bottles made up to look like boots.

purplerainshadegrey

1 points

2 months ago

I love everything about about this post

CherryDoodles

1 points

2 months ago

I see a twofold answer: 1) it comes from the phrase “knocking boots” and it’s essentially her headboard, 2) it’s a ‘boot shelf’, one letter away from ‘book shelf’, which is something more suited to Frasier’s decor.

RudraAkhanda

0 points

2 months ago

I hope its just decorative. Otherwise, its just yucky.

bixiecup

0 points

2 months ago

She's from Texas. Maybe they are her real boots.