Fresier Reboot : Everything We Know About This Sitcom

Frasier (/frer/) is an American television sitcom that ran for 11 seasons on NBC from September 16, 1993, to May 13, 2004, with the first episode airing on September 16, 1993, and the last episode airing on May 13, 2004. A collaboration between Grammnet (2004) and Paramount Network Television resulted in the creation and production of the show by David Angell, Peter Casey, and David Lee (under the banner of Grub Street Productions).

The series was developed as a spin-off of the popular television sitcom Cheers. It is the continuation of the story of psychiatrist Frasier Crane (Kelsey Grammer), who returns to his hometown of Seattle to host a talk radio show there. Martin (John Mahoney), a retired police officer, and his younger brother Niles (David Hyde Pierce), a fellow psychiatrist, are among the people with whom he rekindles his relationship. Peri Gilpin, who played Frasier's producer Roz Doyle, and Jane Leeves, who played Daphne Moon, Martin's live-in caretaker, were both featured in the series' cast.

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As a result of the series' critical acclaim, the show and its cast were awarded a total of thirty-seven Primetime Emmy Awards, which was a record at the time for a scripted series.

For a total of five consecutive years, it was also awarded the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series. A revival has been given the green light, and it is expected to premiere on Paramount+ in 2022.

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Overview

After his marriage and life in Boston come to an end, psychiatrist Frasier Crane (Grammer) returns to his birthplace of Seattle, Washington (as seen in Cheers). His ambitions for starting a fresh life as a single guy are jeopardised. To make matters worse, he is obligated to take in his father, Martin (Mahoney), a retired Seattle Police Department detective who suffers from mobility issues as a result of being shot in the line of duty during a heist.

Frasier and Martin examine candidates for a live-in physical therapist and carer for his father after reluctantly taking him in. Martin is particularly interested in hiring a British caregiver, much to Frasier's chagrin, and after a brief fight, the two agree to employ Daphne Moon (Leeves) for the job. Frasier's adjustment to living with his father, with whom he has little in common, and his frequent annoyances with Martin's dog, Eddie, take up a significant portion of the series. Frasier spends a lot of time with his younger brother, Niles (Pierce), who is also a psychiatrist and falls in love with Daphne and eventually marries her.

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On the talk radio station KACL, Frasier broadcasts The Dr. Frasier Crane Show, a call-in psychiatry show. Roz Doyle (Gilpin), Frasier's producer, becomes his friend in the series despite their lack of common ground. She is described in the programme as straightforward and acerbic, and her relatively shallow relationships with men are a source of debate until she falls pregnant with her daughter, Alice. Roz and Frasier, on the other hand, have a professional regard for one another and a sardonic sense of humour, and they become close friends over time. The local coffee shop, Café Nervosa, is frequented by Frasier and the other characters in the show, making it a frequent setting.

Martin Crane routinely clashes with his sons, who have costly preferences, intellectual hobbies, and great self-esteem. The brothers' close bond is tense at times, and their sibling rivalry occasionally causes havoc. However, for two psychiatrists who make their career by treating other people's problems, they are frequently poor at dealing with each other's issues. Other recurring themes in the series include Niles' relationship with his unseen first wife, Maris (whom he later divorces), Frasier's relationship with his ex-wife, Lilith (who lives in Boston with their son Frederick), Frasier's search for love, Martin's new life after retirement, and the two brothers' various attempts to gain acceptance into le tout Seattle.

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Characters

Main

Kelsey Grammer as Frasier Crane, a radio psychiatrist, in a commercial for US Treasury bonds with Hyde Pierce and Mahoney. He is a fussy, uptight, cultured, and pompous individual. Frasier epitomises upper-class elegance, although he is sympathetic to working-class culture, having grown up with an educated mother and a “ordinary Joe” father.

Jane Leeves, who plays Daphne Moon (later Crane), is an English immigrant from Manchester who works as a physiotherapist and live-in aid for Frasier.

Frasier's younger brother, Niles Crane, is played by David Hyde Pierce. He works as a private psychiatrist. Niles' snobbish, worried tendencies create a foil for Frasier's own troubles, as he is educated, cold-hearted, and more arrogant than Frasier. Despite his eccentricities and quirks, he is brave, compassionate, and well-intentioned, which more than compensates for his eccentricities and quirks in the eyes of his loved ones.

Roz Doyle, the producer of Frasier's radio show, is played by Peri Gilpin. Roz, one of two unmarried women in the series, is a stark contrast to Daphne, a native of Bloomer, Wisconsin. Roz's search for love and liberal approach to dating is the focus of many hilarious jokes throughout the episode, particularly from Niles.

Martin Crane, Frasier's and Niles' father, played by John Mahoney, is an opinionated and laid-back Seattle police detective who was forced to retire due to a gunshot wound to his hip.

Eddie, Martin‘s pet dog, is played by Moose. Eddie irritates Frasier in a variety of ways, including looking at him for long periods of time. Despite this, Frasier occasionally shows Eddie love by caressing him, walking him, or giving him culinary goodies.

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Recurring

Bob “Bulldog” Briscoe (seasons 4–6; recurring season 1; special appearance seasons 2–3; special guest seasons 7 & 9–11) is the womanising, sexist host of “Bob “Bulldog” Briscoe and the Gonzo Sports Show,” which airs after Frasier on KACL.
Sherry Dempsey (seasons 4–5), played by Marsha Mason, is Martin's colourful girlfriend, whose preferences and beliefs sometimes cause animosity and disagreements with the rest of the family.
Patrick Kerr as Noel Shempsky (seasons 6–11; guest seasons 1 & 3–5), KACL technical assistant and enthusiastic Star Trek aficionado who speaks fluent Klingon and regularly harasses Roz. Edward Hibbert as Gil Chesterton (seasons 2–8 & 10–11; guest season 1), KACL's sophisticated, camp restaurant reviewer.

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Harriet Sansom Harris as Bebe Glazer (seasons 1-11), Frasier's flirty and deceptive agent. Tom McGowan as Kenny Daly (seasons 7–11; guest seasons 5–6), KACL's station manager. Niles describes her as “Lady Macbeth without the sincerity,” and she will go to any length to secure the greatest deal for herself or her clients.
Millicent Martin as Mrs. Moon (season 9–10; guest season 7, 11), Daphne's mother Brian Klugman as Kirby (season 9; guest season 8), Bob and Lana's son, and part-timer at KACL Millicent Martin as Mrs. Moon (season 9–10; guest season 7, 11), Daphne's mother Brian Klugman as Kirby (season 9; guest season 8), Bob and Lana's son, and part-timer at KA

Notes

The main cast remained the same throughout the whole 11-year run. [19] When the show concluded in 2004, Grammer had played Frasier Crane for a total of 20 years, including nine seasons on Cheers and a one-time appearance as the character on the show Wings, for which he received an Emmy nomination. He shared the record for the longest-running character on American primetime television with James Arness' depiction of Matt Dillon on Gunsmoke at the time. [20] The voice cast of The Simpsons has now broken the record, as has Richard Belzer's role of John Munch and Mariska Hargitay's portrayal of Olivia Benson in live action (both on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, among several other series). For his depiction of Frasier, Grammer was briefly the highest-paid television actor in the United States, while Jane Leeves was the highest-paid British actress.

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Reunions

Since 1990, Grammer has provided the voice of Sideshow Bob on The Simpsons. Cecil Terwilliger, the character's brother, was introduced in a 1997 episode (while Frasier was still in production), played by Pierce, as a reference to the episode title “Brother from Another Series.” Several Frasier references were included in the episode, including a Frasier-style rendition of The Simpsons theme for a transition and its iconic title card for the same thing. In the 2007 episode “Funeral for a Fiend,” Pierce and Grammer reprised their roles as Cecil for the second time (the first since Frasier ended). Dr. Robert Terwilliger, played by Mahoney, was introduced as the brothers' father in this episode.

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