Frasier (season 2)

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Frasier (season 2)
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Starring
Country of originUnited States
No. of episodes24
Release
Original networkNBC
Original releaseSeptember 20, 1994 – May 23, 1995
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List of Frasier episodes

The second season of the American sitcom Frasier commenced airing in the United States on September 20, 1994 and concluded on May 23, 1995. It continues to follow Dr. Frasier Crane's experiences as a radio psychiatrist and efforts of getting closer with his father and brother. The second season aired Tuesdays at 9:00 pm in the United States, after moving from its previous Thursday night time slot.[1] The season was released on DVD as a four-disc boxed set on January 6, 2004 by Paramount Home Entertainment.[2]

In 1997, TV Guide ranked "The Matchmaker" #43 on its list of the 100 Greatest Episodes.[3]

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Episodes[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateU.S. viewers
(millions)
251"Slow Tango in South Seattle"James BurrowsMartin WeissSeptember 20, 1994 (1994-09-20)28.7[4]

Frasier is shocked and offended to learn that an old friend (John O'Hurley) has turned a romantic episode from Frasier's past into a popular novel but did not credit him in the acknowledgments. When the writer's apology fails to provide the closure he seeks, Frasier tracks down the leading lady of the story — his long-ago piano teacher (Constance Towers) — and revisits a chapter from his past.

Guest Caller(s): James Spader as Steven
262"The Unkindest Cut of All"Rick BerenDave HackelSeptember 27, 1994 (1994-09-27)29.6[4]

When Eddie fathers a litter of puppies by a neighbor's dog, Frasier gets irritated at Martin, who is supposed to have had Eddie neutered.

Guest Caller(s): Lily Tomlin as Rita
273"The Matchmaker"David LeeJoe KeenanOctober 4, 1994 (1994-10-04)28.4[4]

Sympathetic about Daphne's unsatisfactory love life, Frasier tries to fix her up with Tom Duran, the new station manager (Eric Lutes), only to discover that Tom has misinterpreted his intentions.

Guest Caller(s): None
284"Flour Child"James BurrowsChristopher LloydOctober 11, 1994 (1994-10-11)27.4[4]

After witnessing a birth, Niles contemplates becoming a parent. Meanwhile, Frasier attempts to retrieve a get-well card for a colleague because he wrote an inappropriate message on it.

Guest Caller(s): Amy Madigan as Maggie
295"Duke's, We Hardly Knew Ye"James BurrowsLinda Morris & Vic RauseoOctober 18, 1994 (1994-10-18)29.0[4]

Frasier and Niles are caught in a bind when they discover that their successful new investment group is about to tear down Martin's favorite bar, Duke's.

Guest Caller(s): None
306"The Botched Language of Cranes"David LeeJoe KeenanNovember 1, 1994 (1994-11-01)30.8[4]

When Frasier makes a disparaging remark about Seattle's weather, he winds up in hot water with his listeners — and his attempt to remedy the situation by speaking at a charity dinner makes things worse.

Guest Caller(s): Alfre Woodard as Edna; Sandra Dee as Connie
317"The Candidate"James BurrowsChuck Ranberg & Anne Flett-GiordanoNovember 8, 1994 (1994-11-08)29.2[4]

When the congressional candidate whom Martin supports demeans Frasier on air, he decides to publicly support the man's opponent, but he re-evaluates his decision when the latter confides a secret that causes Frasier to question his competency to run for public office.

Guest Caller(s): Sydney Pollack as Holden Thorpe
328"Adventures in Paradise: Part 1"James BurrowsKen Levine & David IsaacsNovember 15, 1994 (1994-11-15)31.8[4]

After Frasier admires a woman featured in a magazine article on eligible singles in Seattle, Roz brings them together; a promising romance begins, but it results in a major shock for Frasier.

Guest Caller(s): Art Garfunkel as Chester
339"Adventures in Paradise: Part 2"James BurrowsKen Levine & David IsaacsNovember 22, 1994 (1994-11-22)N/A

The surprise encounter from the end of the preceding episode leads to significant complications on Frasier's romantic getaway.

Guest Caller(s): Kevin Bacon as Vic. Special Appearance: Shelly Long as Diane Chambers.
3410"Burying a Grudge"Andy AckermanDavid LloydNovember 29, 1994 (1994-11-29)22.5[4]

When Maris is admitted to the hospital for a facelift, Niles and Frasier discover that Martin's former partner, from whom he is estranged, is also hospitalized, and they try to mend the rift.

Guest Caller(s): Betty Comden as Linda; Adolph Green as Walter
3511"Seat of Power"James BurrowsSteven LevitanDecember 13, 1994 (1994-12-13)34.2[5]

After Martin bemoans his sons' rarefied tastes and avoidance of all that is ordinary, they try to prove him wrong by fixing the toilet; they make the problem worse, call in a plumber, and find that they've hired Danny Kriezel (John McGinley), a bully who tormented Niles long ago.

Guest Caller(s): Macaulay Culkin as Elliott
3612"Roz in the Doghouse"James BurrowsChuck Ranberg & Anne Flett-GiordanoJanuary 3, 1995 (1995-01-03)29.1[5]

After Roz sustains an injury, Frasier makes an offensive remark that prompts her accept to Bulldog's offer to be his producer. The partnership begins swimmingly (Roz even manages to get Wayne Gretzky on Bulldog's show) and Frasier suffers, but then Bulldog reveals his hidden agenda.

Guest Caller(s): Carly Simon as Marie; Rosie Perez as Francesca
3713"Retirement is Murder"Alan MysersonElias Davis & David PollockJanuary 10, 1995 (1995-01-10)32.0[5]
With the help of Niles and Daphne, Frasier uses his psychiatric expertise to help Martin solve a cold case that has puzzled him for years. Martin takes his findings to the police, gets kudos for solving the case, and at a small celebration gives Frasier credit — but Frasier's explanation of how he arrived at his conclusion raises more than a few eyebrows.
3814"Fool Me Once, Shame on You, Fool Me Twice..."Philip Charles MacKenzieChristopher LloydFebruary 7, 1995 (1995-02-07)21.3[5]
Frasier's briefcase is stolen and, because it contains his personal effects, so are his dry cleaning and his car. Shortly thereafter, a woman calls KACL, claiming to have spent the previous night with Frasier and canceling their second date. Frasier decides to confront the miscreant.
3915"You Scratch My Book..."Andy AckermanJoe KeenanFebruary 14, 1995 (1995-02-14)29.4[5]
Frasier pretends to be a fan of several insubstantial self-help books in order to pursue a romance with the author (Shannon Tweed). Meanwhile, Niles attempts to cover up the losses when he helps Daphne invest some money.
4016"The Show Where Sam Shows Up"James BurrowsKen Levine & David IsaacsFebruary 21, 1995 (1995-02-21)26.4[5]
Sam Malone (Ted Danson), Frasier's longtime friend from Cheers, visits Seattle to seek relationship advice from him. A seemingly straightforward counsel turns into an ethical dilemma when Frasier realizes that he has had an intimate encounter with Sam's fiancée (Téa Leoni).
4117"Daphne's Room"David LeeLinda Morris & Vic RauseoFebruary 28, 1995 (1995-02-28)29.1[5]
Frasier retrieves a book from Daphne's room while she's out, and she's displeased when she finds out. Although he agrees to respect her privacy, he finds himself there again, under more complicated circumstances.
4218"The Club"David LeeElias Davis & David PollockMarch 21, 1995 (1995-03-21)32.8[6]
When Niles hears about openings at an exclusive club that has long fascinated the brothers, Frasier decides he'd like to try for membership, too.
4319"Someone to Watch Over Me"James BurrowsDon SeigelMarch 28, 1995 (1995-03-28)32.0[6]
Frasier's show is nominated for a radio award, but his concerns about Kari (Renée Lippin), an over-enthusiastic admirer whose attentions verge on stalking, make it a less-than-pleasant evening.
4420"Breaking the Ice"Philip Charles MacKenzieSteven LevitanApril 18, 1995 (1995-04-18)30.6[6]
After Roz and Frasier talk about emotional connection, Frasier decides to accompany his father and Niles on an ice-fishing weekend in an effort to deepen their relationship.
4521"An Affair to Forget"Philip Charles MacKenzieChuck Ranberg & Anne Flett-GiordanoMay 2, 1995 (1995-05-02)28.3[6]
Frasier receives a call on air from a woman whose husband he suspects to be having an affair with Maris, leading to a confrontation with unexpected consequences.
4622"Agents in America, Part III"Philip Charles MacKenzieJoe KeenanMay 9, 1995 (1995-05-09)26.9[6]
When the station plays hardball instead of giving in to Frasier's demand for a raise, Frasier begins to worry — but his agent, the notorious Bebe Glazer, has a few tricks up her sleeve.
4723"The Innkeepers"James BurrowsDavid LloydMay 16, 1995 (1995-05-16)30.9[6]
After the brothers hear that Seattle's oldest restaurant is closing its doors, they decide to buy it and become restaurateurs; opening night is a real blast.
4824"Dark Victory"James BurrowsChristopher Lloyd and Linda Morris & Vic RauseoMay 23, 1995 (1995-05-23)29.7[6]
Frasier tries to cheer up Roz — unhappy because she's missing a family reunion — by inviting her to the birthday party he's throwing for Martin.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Du Brow, Rick (September 1, 1994). "Gearing Up for Fight Night on Tuesdays". Los Angeles Times. Tribune Publishing. Retrieved March 8, 2015.
  2. ^ "Frasier: Season Two". Amazon.com. Retrieved March 8, 2015.
  3. ^ "Special Collector's Issue: 100 Greatest Episodes of All Time". TV Guide (June 28-July 4). 1997.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Nielsen Ratings" (PDF). USA Today. September 11, 1995. pp. 3–11. Retrieved March 8, 2015.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g "Nielsen Ratings" (PDF). USA Today. September 11, 1995. pp. 1–7. Retrieved March 8, 2015.
  6. ^ a b c d e f g "Nielsen Ratings" (PDF). USA Today. September 11, 1995. pp. 1–12. Retrieved March 8, 2015.