Psychiatrist Dr. Frasier Crane (Grammer) returns to his hometown of Seattle, Washington, following the end of his marriage and his life in Boston (as seen in Cheers). His plans for a new life as a bachelor are complicated when he is obliged to take in his father, Martin (Mahoney), a retired Seattle Police Department detective, who has mobility problems after being shot in the line of duty during a robbery. Frasier hires Daphne Moon (Leeves), as Martin’s live-in physical therapist and care giver, and tolerates Martin’s dog Eddie (Moose). Frasier’s younger brother Niles (Pierce), a fellow psychiatrist, frequently visits. Niles becomes infatuated with, and eventually falls in love with, Daphne, but does not confess his feelings to her until the final episode of the seventh season. (source: wikipedia.com)
I could eat tossed salad and scrambled eggs all the day long (and much of the night too if needed) if Kelsey Grammer, David Hyde Pierce, John Mahoney, Peri Gilpin and Jane Leeves were serving them to me.
And in manner of speaking they still are as I pull out the DVD boxsets containing all 264 episodes of Frasier that were broadcast between 1993 and 2004, and watch them as regularly as is humanly possible.
The show hasn’t dated a bit and remains as smart, funny and character-rich as it was when I first saw the episode ‘lo those many years ago.
Not that long really I guess but long enough to justify getting the gang together for a reunion special, part of this year’s Entertainment Weekly’s special series of TV show reunions that have been running over the last couple of weeks, as well as in their magazine.
Granted the interviews are brief and tailored to a breakfast show audience but it’s so good to see everyone sort of together again – the guys in Chicago and the girls in L.A. – and be reminded once again how great they all were together.
Frasier is without a doubt one of the finest sitcoms ever made and I am glad they chose to honour this amazing enduring show.