Frasier (season 1)

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Frasier Season 1
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 24
Broadcast
Original channel NBC
Original run September 19, 1993 – May 19, 1994
Home video release
DVD release date July 21, 2003
Season chronology
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The first season of Frasier originally aired from September 16, 1993 to May 19, 1994 on NBC.[1]

List of episodes[edit]

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Title Directed by Written by Original air date U.S. viewers
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1 1 "The Good Son" James Burrows David Angell & Peter Casey & David Lee September 16, 1993 (1993-09-16) 28.1
Dr. Frasier Crane, formerly of Boston, has recently arrived back in his birthplace of Seattle to restart his life following his painful divorce. Unfortunately, his independence is soon threatened by the fact that his father Martin is incapable of living by himself, and must move into Frasier's apartment.
2 2 "Space Quest" James Burrows Sy Dukane & Denise Moss September 23, 1993 (1993-09-23) 27.0
After Martin and his physical therapist Daphne move in to his apartment, Frasier struggles with the loss of his personal space and his tensions with Martin.
3 3 "Dinner at Eight" James Burrows Anne Flett & Chuck Ranberg September 30, 1993 (1993-09-30) 25.7
Frasier and his brother Niles decide to treat Martin to the fancy restaurant Le Cigare Volant in an attempt to improve his sense of style, but soon learn some unpleasant truths about themselves. Meanwhile, Niles meets Daphne for the first time and is instantly smitten with her, despite already being married.
4 4 "I Hate Frasier Crane" David Lee Christopher Lloyd October 7, 1993 (1993-10-07) 24.2
After being insulted on Frasier's show following a bad review, newspaper columnist Derek Mann (Joe Mantegna) challenges Frasier to a fist fight, but Frasier has no intention of going through with the fight.
5 5 "Here's Looking at You" Andy Ackerman Brad Hall October 14, 1993 (1993-10-14) 23.9
Frasier buys Martin a telescope as a gift. Whilst looking through it Martin spots a woman, Irene, with whom he becomes romantically involved.
6 6 "The Crucible" James Burrows Sy Dukane & Denise Moss October 21, 1993 (1993-10-21) 22.4
Frasier organizes a cocktail party to show a painting he recently bought, but the painter informs him that she didn't paint it. When Frasier's attempts to return the painting to the gallery fail, he plots revenge against the gallery owner.
7 7 "Call Me Irresponsible" James Burrows Anne Flett & Chuck Ranberg October 28, 1993 (1993-10-28) 27.0
Frasier gives advice to a caller, Marco, to break off his relationship with his girlfriend, Catherine, because of his inability to commit. However when Catherine and Frasier end up going on a date, Niles questions his brother's ethics.
8 8 "Beloved Infidel" Andy Ackerman Leslie Eberhard November 4, 1993 (1993-11-04) 27.1
After accidentally seeing Martin with an old family friend at a restaurant, Frasier and Niles begin to wonder whether Martin had an affair while married.
9 9 "Selling Out" Andy Ackerman Lloyd Garver November 11, 1993 (1993-11-11) 25.0
Frasier meets Bebe Glazer, a smarmy talent agent who sweet-talks him into doing a series of product endorsements. He finds himself conflicted when she arranges a television ad for a product he does not support.
10 10 "Oops!" James Burrows Denise Moss & Sy Dukane November 18, 1993 (1993-11-18) 23.2
A false office rumor leads to sportscaster Bob 'Bulldog' Briscoe getting fired.
11 11 "Death Becomes Him" Andy Ackerman Leslie Eberhard December 2, 1993 (1993-12-02) 25.3
After the premature death of Martin's physician, who was similar to Frasier in physique, behavior and temperament, Frasier begins to obsess about his own mortality.
12 12 "Miracle on Third or Fourth Street" James Burrows Christopher Lloyd December 16, 1993 (1993-12-16) 25.6
After a bitter argument with Martin in the days before Christmas, Frasier agrees to do the Christmas Day shift at the radio station. It seems a depressing day until a demonstration of human kindness from an unexpected quarter.
13 13 "Guess Who's Coming to Breakfast?" Andy Ackerman Molly Newman January 6, 1994 (1994-01-06) 30.4
Frasier indicates in his radio show that Martin has been sleeping with a woman from his building. Roz is going out with Noel Shempsky, a Star Trek addict.
14 14 "Can't Buy Me Love" James Burrows Chuck Ranberg & Anne Flett-Giordano January 20, 1994 (1994-01-20) 27.1
Frasier takes part in a bachelor auction, where he is bought by a model, Kristina. Frasier, hoping to have sex with her, arranges an impressive dinner for them at his apartment. Kristina arrives at Frasier's apartment telling him that she has some quick business to take care of before their date and needs him to look after her daughter Renetta. Reluctant, Frasier realizes that his chances of getting sex from Kristina are better if he does this minor act of kindness. Frasier, always the psychiatrist, learns from Renetta that her mother is not a good person and neglects her often, causing him to rethink his beautiful date.
15 15 "You Can't Tell a Crook by His Cover" Andy Ackerman David Lloyd January 27, 1994 (1994-01-27) 27.8
After Roz is scammed out of $10, Frasier claims to always be able to spot a criminal, so Martin challenges him to do a test. Daphne agrees to go on a date with an ex-con.
16 16 "The Show Where Lilith Comes Back" James Burrows Ken Levine & David Isaacs February 3, 1994 (1994-02-03) 33.1
Frasier's ex-wife Lilith visits him in Seattle, wondering if there's any chance of reconciliation.
17 17 "A Mid-Winter Night's Dream" David Lee Chuck Ranberg & Anne Flett-Giordano February 10, 1994 (1994-02-10) 32.8
After Niles has a fight with Maris, Niles and Daphne have a moment of mutual attraction during an attempt to make a reconciliation dinner. Stranded at Niles' mansion during a storm, Frasier must reach them before they do something Niles will regret.
18 18 "And the Whimper Is..." James Burrows Denise Moss & Sy Dukane February 17, 1994 (1994-02-17)
Frasier discovers that he has been nominated for a local broadcasting award, and winning it obsesses him - until he meets an unlucky competitor for the same award.
19 19 "Give Him the Chair!" James Burrows Chuck Ranberg & Anne Flett-Giordano March 17, 1994 (1994-03-17) 29.8
Frasier is tired of Martin's favourite chair and gets rid of it, replacing it with a new one. Martin demands his old chair back. The old chair is easily located on the set of a school production, but the recovery proves more difficult.
20 20 "Fortysomething" Rick Beren Sy Dukane & Denise Moss March 31, 1994 (1994-03-31) 27.1
Worrying about impending middle age, Frasier strikes up a tentative romance with a shop assistant several years his junior.
21 21 "Travels With Martin" James Burrows Linda Morris & Vic Rauseo April 14, 1994 (1994-04-14) 25.5
Frasier, Martin, Niles and Daphne go on a road trip in a Winnebago. Trouble starts when they drive over the border into Canada only to learn that Daphne isn't allowed to leave the US.
22 22 "Author, Author" James Burrows Don Seigel & Jerry Perzigian May 5, 1994 (1994-05-05) 26.2
Attempting to collaborate on a book, Niles and Frasier lock themselves in a hotel room to get the book both started and finished, resulting in much tension on both sides.
23 23 "Frasier Crane's Day Off" James Burrows Chuck Ranberg & Anne Flett-Giordano May 12, 1994 (1994-05-12) 22.3
During a bout of illness, Frasier asks Niles to take over his show. When Niles unexpectedly becomes quite a success, a feverish Frasier begins to imagine plots against him.
24 24 "My Coffee With Niles" James Burrows David Angell & Peter Casey May 19, 1994 (1994-05-19) 29.7
Over their daily coffee, Frasier and Niles discuss life and happiness. For the first time, Niles acknowledges he may have feelings for Daphne.

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