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Frasier is an American sitcom created by David Angell, Peter Casey and David Lee and is a spinoff from the series Cheers, which was created by Glen Charles, Les Charles and James Burrows.

The series sees newly divorced psychiatrist Frasier Crane (Kelsey Grammer) leave behind his old life in Boston and relocate to his hometown of Seattle, Washington. He begins a new career as the host of his own radio call-in show, where he is assisted by his sassy, somewhat promiscuous producer Roz Doyle (Peri Gilpin). Frasier quickly learns from his anal retentive younger brother Niles (David Hyde-Pierce) that their disabled father Martin (John Mahoney) is no longer able to live alone and Frasier reluctantly agrees to take him in (along with Martin's favorite recliner and his dog, Eddie (Moose)). In order to help Martin with his physical therapy, he and Frasier ultimately hire a live-in housekeeper and therapist, Daphne Moon (Jane Leeves), a quirky British woman who believes she is psychic. The five quickly form a strange family unit and Frasier comes to realize that even though his new life may not be what he planned, that does not mean that it is bad.

Frasier was broadcast on NBC for eleven seasons, from September 16, 1993 to May 13, 2004.[1] It has been in syndication since 1997. Although the actual episode titles were rarely formally displayed on-screen, each episode had two or three 'title cards', flashed up on a black backdrop during an episode (usually at the start of one of the three parts of the original US broadcast). These pertained to the particular sequences of the episodes themselves, often in ways which were not immediately obvious. Many referred to classical literature and cultural subjects, while a small percentage were also the overall titles of the episodes. 264 episodes of Frasier were broadcast. Paramount Home Entertainment/CBS DVD has released all 11 seasons on Region 1, Region 2 and Region 4 DVD. In addition, the series was made available for streaming through services such as Netflix and Amazon Video.

Series overview[edit]

Season Episodes Originally aired
First aired Last aired
1 24 September 16, 1993 (1993-09-16) May 19, 1994 (1994-05-19)
2 24 September 20, 1994 (1994-09-20) May 23, 1995 (1995-05-23)
3 24 September 19, 1995 (1995-09-19) May 21, 1996 (1996-05-21)
4 24 September 17, 1996 (1996-09-17) May 20, 1997 (1997-05-20)
5 24 September 23, 1997 (1997-09-23) May 19, 1998 (1998-05-19)
6 24 September 24, 1998 (1998-09-24) May 29, 1999 (1999-05-29)
7 24 September 23, 1999 (1999-09-23) May 18, 2000 (2000-05-18)
8 24 October 24, 2000 (2000-10-24) May 22, 2001 (2001-05-22)
9 24 September 25, 2001 (2001-09-25) May 21, 2002 (2002-05-21)
10 24 September 24, 2002 (2002-09-24) May 20, 2003 (2003-05-20)
11 24 September 23, 2003 (2003-09-23) May 13, 2004 (2004-05-13)

Episodes[edit]

Season 1 (1993–94)[edit]

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No. in
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Title Directed by Written by Original air date U.S. viewers
(million) [2][3][4][5]
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 challenges Frasier to a fist fight. Although Frasier agrees in the heat of the moment, Martin is angry to later learn he has no intention of going through with it.
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 did not 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
Frasier is told a rumor that one of the KACL on-air staff is getting fired. When sportscaster Bob 'Bulldog' Briscoe is called into a meeting with management, Frasier assumes the rumor is true and accidentally reveals it to him. As a result, Bulldog quits the station while Frasier learns that his job was actually safe. Feeling guilty and after feeling pressure from Martin, Frasier decides to go to the station manager and beg for Bulldog's job back... only to learn the rumor was true and it was actually Frasier who was about to be 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. Putting his affairs in order, Frasier becomes determined to find more about the physician to the point he decides to attend his shiva.
12 12 "Miracle on Third or Fourth Street" James Burrows Christopher Lloyd December 16, 1993 (1993-12-16) 25.6
Frasier's plans for a merry Christmas with Frederick, Martin and Niles are derailed after Lilith cancels the plans to take Frederick to Austria. Already angry, Frasier then has a bitter argument with Martin in the days before Christmas and Frasier agrees to do the Christmas Day shift at the radio station where he and Roz are forced to endure the most depressing show ever. Just when things do not seem to be able to get any better, Frasier is humbled by 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 is surprised to learn that Martin has been sleeping with a woman from his building, however he then broadcasts this fact in his next show, embarrassing the woman and infuriating Martin. Feeling guilty, Frasier resolves to get them back together. 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. Meanwhile Daphne accidentally buys Bulldog, however her uneasiness quickly gives way to enjoyment when he splashes out for their 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 by a street con, Frasier claims to always be able to spot a criminal, so Martin challenges him to a test: several of Martin's friends come over to play cards, including one ex-con. Frasier wins if he can spot the con, but he fails completely, losing the bet. Before the ex-con is revealed, Daphne agrees to go on a date with him. Martin is concerned and tries to forbid the date, but Frasier accuses Martin of being judgmental. Later, when Niles hears about the date, he is concerned for Daphne's safety and convinces Frasier to go check on her/rescue her. At the dive bar the ex-con took her to, Daphne is scamming a pool player, running the table and taking his money. It turns out she already threw her date out of the bar for getting fresh. Frasier and Niles show up and get in trouble with one of the locals, who demands money they do not have. Daphne wagers her winnings on making an unlikely shot against Frasier and Niles receiving a beating. Daphne almost makes the shot, but fails, and the three flee the bar.
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 because she found a letter from Frasier asking if reconciliation is possible. Niles is mad at Lilith for snickering during Maris's wedding vows. Lilith offers an extremely condescending apology, which Niles eagerly accepts. It turns out Lilith thought Frasier had left the letter after his last visit a few weeks before, but he actually wrote the letter before he first left for Seattle, a year earlier. Mortified, Lilith tries to leave in a huff but catches her purse in his door, further destroying her dignity. Later, Frasier meets her at her hotel room to go to dinner as friends, but they end up falling into bed and making passionate love through the night. In the morning, Lilith looks at the breakfast and says "This was a mistake," which Frasier takes as an admission about their relationship and quickly recites his own litany of reasons why they should not reconcile. When Lilith says she was talking about the breakfast, Frasier is mortified. Lilith breaks down, but Frasier reassures her that she is a strong woman, and they agree to part as friends.
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) N/A
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 is not allowed to leave the US because she does not have her green card yet.
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.

Season 2 (1994–95)[edit]

No. in
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No. in
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Title Directed by Written by Original air date U.S. viewers
(million)
25 1 "Slow Tango in South Seattle" James Burrows Martin Weiss September 20, 1994 (1994-09-20) 20.7[6]
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.
26 2 "The Unkindest Cut of All" Rick Beren Dave Hackel September 27, 1994 (1994-09-27) 20.6[6]
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.
27 3 "The Matchmaker" David Lee Joe Keenan October 4, 1994 (1994-10-04) 22.4[6]
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.
28 4 "Flour Child" James Burrows Christopher Lloyd October 11, 1994 (1994-10-11) 23.4[6]
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.
29 5 "Duke's, We Hardly Knew Ye" James Burrows Linda Morris & Vic Rauseo October 18, 1994 (1994-10-18) 21.0[6]
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.
30 6 "The Botched Language of Cranes" David Lee Joe Keenan November 1, 1994 (1994-11-01) 23.8[6]
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.
31 7 "The Candidate" James Burrows Chuck Ranberg & Anne Flett-Giordano November 8, 1994 (1994-11-08) 19.2[6]
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.
32 8 "Adventures in Paradise: Part 1" James Burrows Ken Levine & David Isaacs November 15, 1994 (1994-11-15) 21.8[6]
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.
33 9 "Adventures in Paradise: Part 2" James Burrows Ken Levine & David Isaacs November 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.
34 10 "Burying a Grudge" Andy Ackerman David Lloyd November 29, 1994 (1994-11-29) 22.5[6]
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.
35 11 "Seat of Power" James Burrows Steven Levitan December 13, 1994 (1994-12-13) 21.1[7]
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.
36 12 "Roz In the Doghouse" James Burrows Chuck Ranberg & Anne Flett-Giordano January 3, 1995 (1995-01-03) 24.1[7]
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.
37 13 "Retirement Is Murder" Alan Myserson Elias Davis & David Pollock January 10, 1995 (1995-01-10) 21.0[7]
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.
38 14 "Fool Me Once, Shame On You, Fool Me Twice..." Philip Charles MacKenzie Christopher Lloyd February 7, 1995 (1995-02-07) 21.3[7]
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.
39 15 "You Scratch My Book..." Andy Ackerman Joe Keenan February 14, 1995 (1995-02-14) 19.4[7]
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.
40 16 "The Show Where Sam Shows Up" James Burrows Ken Levine & David Isaacs February 21, 1995 (1995-02-21) 26.4[7]
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).
41 17 "Daphne's Room" David Lee Linda Morris & Vic Rauseo February 28, 1995 (1995-02-28) 21.1[7]
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.
42 18 "The Club" David Lee Elias Davis & David Pollock March 21, 1995 (1995-03-21) 19.8[8]
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.
43 19 "Someone to Watch Over Me" James Burrows Don Seigel March 28, 1995 (1995-03-28) 22.0[8]
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.
44 20 "Breaking the Ice" Philip Charles MacKenzie Steven Levitan April 18, 1995 (1995-04-18) 20.6[8]
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.
45 21 "An Affair to Forget" Philip Charles MacKenzie Chuck Ranberg & Anne Flett-Giordano May 2, 1995 (1995-05-02) 17.9[8]
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.
46 22 "Agents in America, Part III" Philip Charles MacKenzie Joe Keenan May 9, 1995 (1995-05-09) 17.9[8]
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.
47 23 "The Innkeepers" James Burrows David Lloyd May 16, 1995 (1995-05-16) 17.9[8]
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.
48 24 "Dark Victory" James Burrows Christopher Lloyd and Linda Morris & Vic Rauseo May 23, 1995 (1995-05-23) 18.9[8]
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.

Season 3 (1995–96)[edit]

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No. in
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Title Directed by Written by Original air date U.S. viewers
(million)
49 1 "She's the Boss" Philip Charles MacKenzie Chuck Ranberg & Anne Flett-Giordano September 19, 1995 (1995-09-19) 21.8[9]
There is a new station manager at KACL, and it's a woman called Kate Costas (Mercedes Ruehl). She has a reputation for being a fearsome perfectionist, and everyone at her last radio station was afraid of her. She quickly instils a similar atmosphere at KACL (even Bulldog is scared), although Frasier is not prepared to be intimidated. Therefore, when she instructs him to change his show in various sensationalist ways (such as themed shows and giving priority to "juicier calls"), he flatly refuses to co-operate, reasoning that she cannot fire one of the station's highest-rated hosts. His show is promptly moved to the graveyard shift, spoiling his sleep patterns and making Roz bitterly resentful, but Frasier still refuses to back down. Eventually, the two of them devise a plan whereby they believe they can both obey and humiliate the boss at the same time. Meanwhile, Eddie has started a feud with a Doberman in the condo above Frasier's, and Niles wants a gun for personal security. There is a debate between Frasier and Kate about the Bartok's Concerto for Orchestra and which key it is in; in fact, both of them are wrong.
50 2 "Shrink Rap" David Lee Christopher Lloyd September 26, 1995 (1995-09-26) 20.6[10]
Niles, dejected, is on the couch of couples therapist Dr. Schachter. His relationship with Frasier (also present) is clearly quite tense and falling apart. Each explains the situation from his own perspective, with corresponding flashbacks: Frasier tells how a young woman called his show with an intriguing recurring dream, but unfortunately they were almost out of time; Niles is having problems with a tenant in his office, a practitioner of scream therapy. When Frasier revealed his discontent with radio psychiatry, and his wish to return to private practice, Niles proposed that the solution to his difficult psychiatrist co-tenant is to replace him with Frasier. The prospect of working together and consulting each other excited the two brothers initially, but the first day brought one argument after another, culminating in the dissipation of Niles' therapy group, and the defenestration of Frasier's schefflera plant. It is at this point that Dr. Schachter intervened from across the corridor and offered to help, having no clue as to what he was letting himself in for.
51 3 "Martin Does It His Way" Philip Charles MacKenzie David Lloyd October 10, 1995 (1995-10-10) 25.9[11]
Frasier's Aunt Louise, who was not popular in the family for her tendency to criticise everyone, has died. Frasier has been left in charge of organising her memorial and delivering a eulogy, and Niles is responsible for disposing of her ashes. Neither appreciates their task. Meanwhile, Daphne lets slip a little secret that Martin has: he has a collection of songs in a shoebox which he wrote years ago for Frank Sinatra, always dreaming that one day he may open a concert with them. The problem is that only the words are written down; the tunes are all in his head. This, of course, is no obstacle for his sons, who are instantly keen to help out.
52 4 "Leapin' Lizards" Philip Charles MacKenzie Chuck Ranberg & Anne Flett-Giordano October 31, 1995 (1995-10-31) 18.6[12]
When Bulldog targets a series of pranks at Frasier (which culminates in Frasier singing "Three Little Maids" from The Mikado in a falsetto voice live on air), Frasier decides to play a prank of his own on Bulldog–only to watch in helpless horror as Kate becomes his unintended victim.
53 5 "Kisses Sweeter Than Wine" Philip Charles MacKenzie Anne Flett-Giordano November 7, 1995 (1995-11-07) 19.9[13]
Frasier is angling to become the maître de chez of his wine club, so is holding a special wine tasting session in his apartment to try to win them over. Naturally, this means that Martin's chair will have to be moved, but as Niles and Frasier attempt to move it into Martin's room, Niles drops his end which scratches a small dent in Frasier's wooden floor. Frasier is aghast as the wine club members will pick up on any little detail, even though Martin can't even see it, but Niles tells him he will bring along his miracle-working handyman Joe DeCarlo tomorrow to fix it. When Joe arrives, Frasier is anxious that the work be done by 5 pm, as that's when his guests arrive, and so is relieved when Joe tells him he'll be done by midday. Daphne, on the other hand, develops an instant attraction to Joe and him to her. This concerns Niles, who tells Daphne that he is known as "love-'em-and-leave-'em Joe" with a string of affairs behind him. When Frasier returns home a few hours later, he finds his apartment in a state of disarray with holes in his walls and workmen everywhere. Joe tells him that when he plugged in the sander, a circuit blew and this has led to faulty wiring being discovered. However, he assures Frasier, he'll be finished by 4 pm. The news is not so good for Joe when he asks out Daphne, who turns him down flat. Martin wants to know why, and guesses it's something Niles has said as his nose his bleeding; this only happens when he lies. Frasier takes issue with his brother's actions and forces him to tell Daphne the truth, as well as get Joe to ask Daphne out again. Frasier, though, is more concerned about his apartment, especially as he arrives home at 4:30 pm to find his apartment still unfinished. Frasier panics again: the water is cut off, the gas pipes are damaged, and his guests will arrive soon. But Martin tells his sons to give him all the cash they have, which he then offers to the workers to finish the job quickly.
54 6 "Sleeping With the Enemy" Jeff Melman Linda Morris & Vic Rauseo November 14, 1995 (1995-11-14) 18.8[14]
The support staff at KACL are very indignant because Kate refuses to pay their annual 5% raise. However, they are also too frightened to confront her about it. The decision does not affect the on-air talent, but Roz persuades Frasier to rally his colleagues round in support of those who are affected (and also to act as spokesman in place of Noel). They all march determinedly to Kate's office, but when she comes out everyone else dissipates, leaving Frasier to argue their case alone. The discussion grows to a fierce argument, which in turn suddenly transforms into an intense mutual lust, whereupon Kate kisses Frasier passionately before throwing him out. This presents him with two problems: the guilt of having betrayed the support staff; and the question of whether Kate's kiss was meaningful, or just a deliberate manipulative technique.
55 7 "The Adventures of Bad Boy and Dirty Girl" Philip Charles MacKenzie Joe Keenan November 21, 1995 (1995-11-21) 20.5[15]
Frasier is beginning to think that things are moving too quickly with Kate, and that he should tell her this. However, while filling in for "The Happy Chef" on KACL, Kate arrives in the studio just after Frasier has sent Roz home early to tell him that she thinks they should slow down. Frasier is relieved, but the ensuing conversation involves them describing themselves as a "bad boy" and a "dirty girl". This leads to their passion engulfing them again and they are soon at it on the studio desk where they manage to flick the "on-air" button and their every word is then broadcast to Seattle. Martin and Daphne are shocked to hear the on air romance while Niles crashes his car after hearing the broadcast. The next morning, everyone is dying to know just who "dirty girl" is, but Kate has some bad news: Frasier is being suspended for a week after the broadcast. She comes round to his apartment later to apologize, but they both end up being trapped in a service lift with a bed, a music box and some musk oil. Their passion reignites but stops when the elevator restarts and the removal man gets into the service elevator.
56 8 "The Last Time I Saw Maris" Philip Charles MacKenzie Ian Gurvitz November 28, 1995 (1995-11-28) 22.9[16]
Maris has been missing without trace for three days. Frantic, Niles is convinced that she's been kidnapped; plans to sweep the koi pond, however, are put on hold when Maris' recent credit card transactions are checked, indicating that she is merely indulging in a shopping expedition in New York City, and Niles is relieved. Frasier, on the other hand, is subdued and annoyed, and he points out Maris' lack of concern in going on a shopping spree without leaving word. He persuades Niles to stand up to his wife for a change and confront her about her selfishness, which he does. However, rather than apologising, Maris demands a divorce and throws Niles out. Frasier feels responsible, and gives Niles sanctuary at his place, but is unable to talk Maris round. Eventually Maris agrees to take Niles back on the condition that he apologize to her, however he finds himself uncertain on if he should just that or refuse to be pushed around anymore.
57 9 "Frasier Grinch" Philip Charles MacKenzie David Lloyd December 19, 1995 (1995-12-19) 24.8[17]

It is Christmas Eve and Frasier is excited as his son Frederick is coming to stay with him for the first time since his parents' divorce. Niles believes he and Maris may be reconciled soon, but then he discovers that she has cancelled his credit cards, not to mention his mobile phone service. Back at KACL, Frasier is giving his Christmas broadcast which includes an inspiring Christmas story, but Gil and Bulldog try to distract him by wrapping him in tinsel and bringing in the Christmas party stripper, Candy Cane. Frasier arrives home later to find that Martin has decorated his apartment just as it was when he was a child, much to Frasier's annoyance. Then he discovers that, instead of the educational toys he ordered for his son, he has instead received one Franklin Crane's presents, which included a Barbie doll and kitchen set. This means the pressure is on for Frasier and Niles to ensure, in very little time, that Frederick still has a happy Christmas, and although to Frasier this means educational gifts, Martin is less convinced.

NOTE: This is the first appearance of Frederick in the series.
58 10 "It's Hard to Say Goodbye if You Won't Leave" Philip Charles MacKenzie Steven Levitan January 9, 1996 (1996-01-09) 23.0[18]
Roz finally manages to get Frasier to reveal the identity of "Dirty Girl", with whom he had an affair that was accidentally broadcast live on KACL. Frasier finds himself thinking about Kate constantly, and wondering if they made the right decision not to pursue any relationship. Daphne encourages him not to let fear of rejection get in his way, but just as Frasier is on the point of breaching the subject with Kate at work, she announces that she is moving to Chicago that night to start a new job. They say goodbye and that seems to be the end, but Niles decides to call around later that day with a video of Casablanca, and the ensuing conversation starts Frasier thinking again.
59 11 "The Friend" Philip Charles MacKenzie Jack Burditt January 16, 1996 (1996-01-16) 19.3[19]
Niles has tickets for the race track at the weekend, and offers them to Frasier; he prefers not to go, as something about the jockeys reminds him of Maris. When Martin declines the invitation to join him, Frasier suddenly realizes that he has a shortage of friends in Seattle, as most of his old ones are back in Boston. He talks on the theme of making friends on his radio show later, saying how he hopes he comes across as approachable, and receives several messages from people touched by his words, who ask if they can meet him on a friendly basis. Most of them range from eccentric to seriously disturbed, but there is one fax which seems to come from a fairly normal man, name of Bob Reynolds. Frasier arranges to meet him at Café Nervosa, and once there, when Bob quotes Mark Twain during the conversation, Frasier instantly thinks this is a great opportunity and suggests they have dinner together. However, it does not take long for Bob to show his true colors: he is a photographer at a local supermarket, who likes wearing a tam o'shanter and has an obsessive interest in barbecue food. Frasier is ready to turn down the offer of dinner, but then finds out Bob is also in a wheelchair
60 12 "Come Lie With Me" Philip Charles MacKenzie Steven Levitan January 30, 1996 (1996-01-30) 21.3[20]
After spending the night together at Frasier's place, Daphne and Joe try without success to conceal the fact from Frasier and Martin at breakfast. The situation does not bother Martin, but Frasier feels uncomfortable at the idea of them sleeping together under his roof, and he expresses his concern to Daphne. She explains that Joe's house is under construction, so given Frasier's feelings she decides to look for her own place. At first this seems like an ideal solution, but after Frasier and Martin spend a whole weekend together without her in the apartment, the two are ready to kill each other and begin to appreciate just what a calming influence she was between them. Meanwhile, Niles is finding that his separation from Maris is cutting him off from several high-profile social events.
61 13 "Moon Dance" Kelsey Grammer Joe Keenan & Christopher Lloyd & Rob Greenberg & Jack Burditt
and Chuck Ranberg & Anne Flett-Giordano & Linda Morris & Vic Rauseo
February 6, 1996 (1996-02-06) 22.9[21]
Niles is scanning the society page when he sees a picture of Maris with another man. Although Niles is annoyed at first, Martin tries to convince him that he should try to get out a bit as well. This he does by arranging to take Marjorie Nash, the Fruit-At-The-Bottom yogurt heiress to one of Niles' society events, the Snow Ball. He then realizes that he cannot dance but Daphne then offers to teach Niles everything he needs to know. Just as soon as Niles is getting into the swing of things, Marjorie calls to say that she cannot make it. Niles prefers not to tell Daphne, but having already seen the way he looks at her, Martin says that he might end up saying something he would regret and tells him to inform Daphne of the truth, which Niles does. Daphne then suggests she go with Niles to the Ball instead, an invitation that Niles accepts. At the ball, Niles and Daphne do a series of dancing that he learned to try to show everyone at the ball that he is not mourning his divorce. When a tango starts playing and Daphne starts teaching Niles how to dance a tango, he accidentally bursts out that he "adores" her. Daphne says that she adores him too, which shocks and pleases Niles as they continue to dance. When the dance is over, Niles realizes that Daphne thought that he was just acting to try to impress everyone in the room, which hurts Niles. Out of the blue, an attractive former associate of Niles' walks up to him, giving him a card and telling him that if he would ever like to take her dancing, all he need do is call. At first, Niles decides not to accept her proposal, but as he leaves with Daphne, he turns around and takes the card with him.
62 14 "The Show Where Diane Comes Back" James Burrows Christopher Lloyd February 13, 1996 (1996-02-13) 19.8[22]
Diane Chambers (Shelley Long) shows up at the studio one day, and Frasier (who still resents her for leaving him at the altar) finds out she's in town for a performance of her new play. He invites her to dinner, determined to show her how much he's moved on from her, despite Niles's suggestion that he should confront her about being left at the altar in order to get closure. When Diane arrives, she boasts of her own riches and success only to eventually break down and confess she isn't doing as well as she claimed. Feeling sorry for Diane, Frasier agrees to fund her play despite everyone warning him he may be falling for her again. However, when invited to dress rehearsal, he finds the subject matter of the play to be all too familiar.
63 15 "A Word to the Wiseguy" Philip Charles MacKenzie Joe Keenan February 20, 1996 (1996-02-20) 20.5[23]
Niles brings news of Maris' legal troubles: she has had a minor road accident, but while the police were filing the report, they came across a heap of unpaid parking tickets. Niles initially asks Martin to exert his influence, but his father refuses on principle. Roz, however, informs Niles of a man named Jerome Belasco, who "makes wishes come true". When Niles and Frasier meet this man, he quickly dispels the issue, and Niles is so overwhelmed with joy that he promises to help Jerome "any time". Very soon, they get a return visit at Frasier's apartment (without having told him the address). Jerome explains that his fiancée, Brandy, keeps refusing to set a wedding date, and he wants Frasier to persuade her, in his capacity as a therapist. This seems like a relatively easy return favor, although Frasier hates the idea of compromising his professional ethics. Then Brandy calls into the show at KACL and complains about Jerome's unpleasant work hours, his poor performance in bed, her suspicions of his infidelity and, above all, his forbidding her from getting a job. In all conscience, Frasier is unable to advise the marriage, and subsequently has little time to wait before finding out Jerome's reaction.
64 16 "Look Before You Leap" James Burrows Chuck Ranberg & Anne Flett-Giordano February 27, 1996 (1996-02-27) 20.8[24]
It is February 29, Leap Year Day, and Frasier is encouraging everyone to shake up their routine and do something different: he commends a trip to a friend's birthday party in Montana to his father, and a new haircut to Daphne. Also, when Roz tells how she met a man on a bus and subsequently lost him again, Frasier encourages her to use the radio show to find him. He himself decides to sing a challenging aria ("Ella mi fu rapita; Parmi veder le lagrime") from Verdi's Rigoletto at the PBS Pledge Drive that evening, instead of the traditional Buttons and Bows. Niles, meanwhile, is in a very good mood, and announces to Frasier that Maris has offered him a half-hour window in her schedule, but rather than discussion, her plan is sex. In this matter, Frasier advises caution, and although Niles concedes that his brother is right, exercising self-control proves a real challenge, and the challenge only gets greater as everyone else's leaps start to turn into falls.
65 17 "High Crane Drifter" Philip Charles MacKenzie Jack Burditt March 12, 1996 (1996-03-12) 20.3[25]
The world around Frasier seems to be losing its manners. People are using his parking space, queue-jumping in shops, talking during films at the cinema, smoking in elevators; shop assistants are ignoring him or being rude; even his own neighbors make unnecessary noise. He feels that he stands alone in upholding common courtesy, and eventually loses his patience in a crowded Café Nervosa, forcibly ejecting a man who claimed a table just before him. He is not proud of his behavior afterwards, but Martin is, having read the story in the People of Seattle column. Suddenly, everyone around is hailing Frasier as a hero, and Niles is jealous. However, his actions must have repercussions: firstly, a wave of phone calls to KACL report how people have started emulating him; secondly, the man he targeted threatens to sue. Luckily, Niles helps out with the latter by provoking the man to ensure a counter-suit, which works.
66 18 "Chess Pains" Gordon Hunt Rob Greenberg March 26, 1996 (1996-03-26) 21.5[26]
Frasier has acquired a 19th-century Parisian chess set, designed by a student of l'École des Beaux-Arts. Niles is in complete awe, but Frasier cannot persuade him to play, so he asks his father. Martin professes not to know much about the game (he prefers checkers), but agrees nonetheless, and proceeds to win conclusively. Frasier is astonished, believing himself to be the superior player, and the following day requests a re-match, but Martin defeats him again, several times. Unfortunately, each defeat makes Frasier crosser, and even more determined to win the next time. Meanwhile, Daphne suggests to Niles that if he needs companionship, he should get a dog. The animal he brings back from the pet shop is remarkably thin, highly strung, and refuses to heed a single command. Niles says he felt mysteriously drawn to her, but cannot work out why.
67 19 "Crane vs. Crane" Philip Charles MacKenzie David Lloyd April 9, 1996 (1996-04-09) 20.1[27]
Niles announces that he has been retained to testify in a high-profile legal action to be broadcast on Court TV; local millionaire Harlow Safford (Donald O'Connor) is, at age 78, apparently showing signs of senility, so his son is trying to get him committed. Niles has agreed to speak as an expert witness to Safford's mental instability. Frasier is initially happy to accept Niles' diagnosis, but the next day, a member of Safford's legal team visits Frasier at work, and asks him to meet Safford in an attempt to try to get his brother to change his mind. Arriving at Safford's mansion, Frasier discovers that the old man's house has a fireman's pole, a giant model railway and lollipops on demand. Safford himself, a charming man who appears quite coherent and stable, explains that his eccentricities are merely his effort to embrace life and make the most of his health while he still can, and give something back to the world that has been kind to him. Charmed by Safford, Frasier feels his brother has made a misdiagnosis, and attempts to convince him to change his testimony; Niles becomes outraged and intensely defensive, convinced that Frasier is merely trying to overshadow his rare moment of glory. The two argue, and Frasier, convinced that Niles is letting his desire for fame and publicity cloud his judgement and blind him to the truth of the matter, decides to testify in favor of Safford.
68 20 "Police Story" Philip Charles MacKenzie Sy Rosen April 23, 1996 (1996-04-23) 21.1[28]
Whilst rushing to deliver Roz to a date, Frasier is stopped for speeding by an attractive police officer (Jane Kaczmarek). He explains that he is a radio personality, and the officer, noticing from his driving license that it is his birthday, eventually agrees not to issue a ticket. Once home, Frasier persuades his father to phone the police station, whereby he find out that the officer's name is Maureen and she is a regular at McGinty's. Seizing the opportunity, Frasier goes there with Martin to see if they can find her, but when they do, it is Martin that she asks to meet again (while Frasier is buying the drinks). Anxious not to hurt his son's feelings, Martin asks Niles for advice, and Niles, having tried several times to be allowed to tell Frasier the news himself, suggests one date with Maureen to see if they get on well. Unfortunately, this date ends up happening on the evening that Daphne and her English friends call round to the flat, and persuade Frasier to go and find Maureen at McGinty's again.
69 21 "Where There's Smoke, There's Fired" Philip Charles MacKenzie Joe Keenan April 30, 1996 (1996-04-30) 18.2[29]
KACL has a new owner: an eighty-five-year-old Texas millionaire Wilford S. Boone, who likes to be called Big Willy. Frasier learns that he owns 30 stations across the US, and could put Frasier's show into national syndication so begins a charm offensive with Big Willy. The millionaire, however, offers Frasier a chance to get into his good books early: he is about to marry his younger mistress, but she has a filthy habit: she smokes. Big Willy is going away for a long weekend, and says that if Frasier can cure her of her habit, the marriage can go ahead. Frasier agrees to try but doesn't realize how hard it is going to be until he meets Big Willy's bride-to-be: his agent Bebe Glazer. Frasier forces Bebe to spend the weekend at his apartment to make sure she is not tempted, during which we learn that both Martin and Daphne used to smoke. They both try to convince her that she can quit her habit, but Bebe launches into a long speech on the pleasures of smoking which begins to weaken Martin and Daphne's resolve. She then catches Daphne having a quick cigarette on the balcony, and tries to blackmail her into giving her one, but Frasier catches her and then discovers Martin having one in the powder room and manages to persuade her that she should give up unless she wants to lose out on Big Willy's inheritance. Three weeks later is the wedding, but Big Willy has a fatal heart attack at the altar and despite Bebe's efforts to animatedly make him move, the wedding is cancelled. Frasier later consoles her at his house by saying she may yet find another Big Willy.
70 22 "Frasier Loves Roz" Philip Charles MacKenzie Suzanne Martin May 7, 1996 (1996-05-07) 17.8[30]
Roz is going to a wedding as a bridesmaid, and has to wear a revolting lime-green dress to make sure the bride is radiant by comparison. The occasion starts her thinking about settling down, instead of moving from one brief relationship to another, and Frasier suggests she look for a man with more substance than superficial flash. Soon afterwards, he and Niles see her in Café Nervosa with someone, whom Niles recognizes as his least favorite patient: a compulsive womanizer called Ben Collins. He shares this detail with Frasier, but in the strictest confidence as one therapist to another, and as a result Frasier cannot tell Roz why she is dating the wrong man without contravening his professional ethics. He still tries to convince her, without giving a reason, and after a conversation with Daphne, Roz begins to wonder if he is doing this out of more than just friendship.
71 23 "The Focus Group" Philip Charles MacKenzie Rob Greenberg May 14, 1996 (1996-05-14) 17.3[31]
Frasier's show on KACL is presented to a focus group of twelve people, and unbeknownst to them, Frasier and Roz watch from behind a two-way mirror as they give their feedback. The reactions are almost all positive, except for one man, Manu Habib (Tony Shalhoub), who keeps quiet. When asked directly, he says he does not like the host, giving no reason. Roz is delighted with the overall response, but Frasier starts to obsess over why this one man does not like him. Meanwhile, Niles is being overcharged for an art restoration job, after he slightly damaged a Jackson Pollock at a gallery opening. He has a spontaneous argument with Daphne, which he finds very exciting although he regrets every word spoken in anger, and later on tries baiting her to recreate the experience.
72 24 "You Can Go Home Again" David Lee Linda Morris & Vic Rauseo May 21, 1996 (1996-05-21) 16.8[32]
Frasier and Roz celebrate the third anniversary of Frasier's show, and their time spent together making it, with presents: Roz gives Frasier a taped copy of the first ever episode of The Dr. Frasier Crane Show. Later that day, Frasier returns home to find Daphne on the phone, calling him a dictatorial tyrant who won't let her go home to Britain. It turns out she's on the phone to her mother, trying to wrangle her way out of another boring-but-obligatory return visit home, as she only gets one week of vacation a year and she wants to spend it somewhere like Acapulco. Frasier puts on the tape of his first ever show, and as his awkward voice starts, prepares himself for a bumpy ride as he remembers his first show and his early days back in Seattle surrounding it.

Season 4 (1996–97)[edit]

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73 1 "The Two Mrs. Cranes" David Lee Joe Keenan September 17, 1996 (1996-09-17) 21.8[33]
74 2 "Love Bites Dog" Jeff Melman Suzanne Martin September 24, 1996 (1996-09-24) 19.8[33]
75 3 "The Impossible Dream" David Lee Rob Greenberg October 15, 1996 (1996-10-15) 14.5[33]
76 4 "A Cranes' Critique" Jeff Melman Dan Cohen & F. J. Pratt October 22, 1996 (1996-10-22) 15.5[33]
77 5 "Head Game" David Lee Rob Greenberg November 12, 1996 (1996-11-12) 20.4[34]
78 6 "Mixed Doubles" Jeff Melman Christopher Lloyd November 19, 1996 (1996-11-19) 18.4[34]
79 7 "A Lilith Thanksgiving" Jeff Melman Chuck Ranberg & Anne Flett-Giordano November 26, 1996 (1996-11-26) 19.6[34]
80 8 "Our Father Whose Art Ain't Heaven" Jeff Melman Michael B. Kaplan December 10, 1996 (1996-12-10) 16.9[35]
81 9 "Dad Loves Sherry, the Boys Just Whine" James Burrows Joe Keenan January 7, 1997 (1997-01-07) 19.1[36]
82 10 "Liar! Liar!" James Burrows Chuck Ranberg & Anne Flett-Giordano January 14, 1997 (1997-01-14) 18.1[36]
83 11 "Three Days of the Condo" David Lee Michael B. Kaplan January 21, 1997 (1997-01-21) 19.1[36]
84 12 "Death and the Dog" James Burrows Suzanne Martin February 11, 1997 (1997-02-11) 15.3[37]
85 13 "Four For the Seesaw" Jeff Melman David Lloyd February 18, 1997 (1997-02-18) 15.4[37]
86 14 "To Kill a Talking Bird" David Lee Jeffrey Richman February 25, 1997 (1997-02-25) 17.2[37]
87 15 "Roz's Krantz and Gouldenstein Are Dead" Jeff Melman William Lucas Walker March 11, 1997 (1997-03-11) 17.4[38]
88 16 "The Unnatural" Pamela Fryman Michael B. Kaplan April 1, 1997 (1997-04-01) 16.9[39]
89 17 "Roz's Turn" Joyce Gittlin Joe Keenan April 15, 1997 (1997-04-15) 16.0[39]
90 18 "Ham Radio" David Lee David Lloyd April 22, 1997 (1997-04-22) 15.4[39]
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"Three Dates and a Break Up" Jeff Melman Rob Greenberg April 29, 1997 (1997-04-29) 15.8[40]
93 21 "Daphne Hates Sherry" Kelsey Grammer Chuck Ranberg & Anne Flett-Giordano May 6, 1997 (1997-05-06) 14.7[40]
94 22 "Are You Being Served?" Gordon Hunt William Lucas Walker May 13, 1997 (1997-05-13) 16.3[40]
95 23 "Ask Me No Questions" Jeff Melman Dan Cohen & F. J. Pratt May 20, 1997 (1997-05-20) 19.2[40]
96 24 "Odd Man Out" Jeff Melman Suzanne Martin May 20, 1997 (1997-05-20) 20.0[40]

Season 5 (1997–98)[edit]

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97 1 "Frasier's Imaginary Friend" David Lee Rob Greenberg September 23, 1997 (1997-09-23) 21.5[41]
The story continues from the previous episode ("Odd Man Out"), after Frasier spontaneously decides to board a plane to Acapulco with Joanna. She soon switches seats after learning this. While reading a magazine, he realizes that the model in it is actually the woman sitting next to him on the plane, who introduces herself as Kelly Easterbrook (Sela Ward). She tells him she is a supermodel and a student of zoology. The pair share a steamy time together in Mexico, but while Kelly wants to continue seeing Frasier, she asks him to not tell anyone about them, as she is currently breaking up with a football player and wants this kept out of the media. As it turns out, no one back in Seattle at home or at work will believe that Frasier met anyone in Mexico, still less that it was a supermodel. In fact, Niles, Daphne and Martin worry that, given the desperate state of his love life, he must be inventing a girlfriend. Eventually, Frasier decides to prove that Kelly exists by attempting to snap a photo of her while she's sleeping, only to be caught in the act. She runs out on him, just before his family gets home. Luckily for Frasier, Kelly comes back to get her things, right in front of everyone.
98 2 "The Gift Horse" Pamela Fryman Ron Darian September 30, 1997 (1997-09-30) 19.6[42]
It's Martin's 65th birthday, and instead of competing with each other as they have always done over who can buy Dad the best present, Frasier and Niles decide to set a limit on how much they can spend this year, with Frasier deciding to get Martin a wallet and matching keycase, while Niles gets him a subscription to a brewery that will deliver a different case of beer each month. However, when Niles reveals that his gift is $100 over the limit, Frasier can't believe what he's hearing, so Niles suggests he just put $100 in the wallet, and so the matter seems resolved. Meanwhile, Sherry has big plans for Martin's birthday party (even if it's Daphne who's doing all the work), and has found a picture of Martin back in his police days of him aboard his beloved police horse Agides, which Sherry intends to blow up to life-size, with Martin recalling how much he used to love the horse. The rivalry, however, between Frasier and Niles over the gift they are going to buy Martin escalates again when both Cranes return their gifts for something bigger. Frasier thinks he has won after buying an enormous TV complete with massive speakers that he hates, but knows Martin will love, but when Niles sees it, Frasier wonders why his brother is not twisting and writhing in jealousy. The answer is soon revealed: Niles has managed to track down Martin's police horse Agides and set him up on a stable for him to visit any time he likes. Frasier realizes Niles has won, and the pair take their father down to the stables to meet Agides. At first he is overjoyed to see him, but Martin then becomes quite melancholy after a while, which seems to continues throughout his party too. After the party, Niles and Frasier discover their father down at the stables talking to Agides about the sadness of aging, which causes Niles to graciously say that Agides came from himself and Frasier (as long as his brother gets rid of the big-screen TV from his apartment).
99 3 "Halloween" Pamela Fryman Suzanne Martin October 28, 1997 (1997-10-28) 20.7[43]
Niles is throwing a literary-themed Halloween party, and Roz fears she might be pregnant. The episode begins at Frasier's apartment where Niles is preparing for the party. Later at KACL during Frasier's show, Roz begins messing up all of the calls, causing one technical difficulty after another. Frasier confronts her only to find out she might be pregnant. Frasier convinces Roz to go to Niles's party, hoping that will get her mind off her possible pregnancy. That night at the party, Frasier accidentally lets out that Roz might be pregnant and soon the wrong gossip spreads among the party guests. The entire ordeal ends with a drunken Niles proposing to Daphne, who he thinks is pregnant with Frasier's baby. Just as Frasier is attempting to reassure the party guests about what is really going on, Roz interrupts him. She lets everyone know that she has just heard from her doctor confirming the news: she is pregnant.
100 4 "The Kid" Jeff Melman Jeffrey Richman & Suzanne Martin November 4, 1997 (1997-11-04) 20.0[44]
Following the events of the Halloween party, Frasier and Niles are full of contrition. Roz left the party in a hurry and refused to answer the telephone all night, but at KACL the next day she seems to be fine, and announces that she will keep the baby. She also tells Frasier that, while planning to raise the child alone, she did break the news to the father, who happens to be now living in Cairo and working as an architect. However, later on she drops by Frasier's apartment, and as she is telling the others the same story, Frasier notices that this time she says the father is an archaeologist. After some interrogation, Roz admits that she has not told the father, though she does know who it is. Frasier finds the answer by chance at Café Nervosa, while being served by a cheerful young waiter called Rick. When Roz finally tells Rick, he is prepared to drop out of college and marry her, but Roz insists that he not ruin his life and sends him away gently.
101 5 "The 1000th Show" David Lee Christopher Lloyd & Joe Keenan November 11, 1997 (1997-11-11) 18.8[45]
The KACL station manager wants to meet with Frasier, to talk about his one thousandth radio broadcast which is soon to take place. Frasier is expecting some sort of elaborate public celebration, and maintains that this sort of circus is not what he wants. Roz calls his bluff by speaking to the station manager herself and persuading him to drop the celebration plans entirely. When Frasier hears about this, he changes his tune and admits that maybe some low-key celebration would be appropriate. Before long, Frasier Crane Day is proclaimed in Seattle, and a massive public rally is organized for the broadcast, to take place at the Space Needle with the mayor in attendance. Niles jokes about it endlessly to mask his overt jealousy. On the day itself, Frasier decides to take a leisurely stroll with Niles over to the rally in plenty of time, and uses it as the opportunity for a quasi-regal walkabout, waving to people in the street. Unfortunately, a series of disastrous events impedes his progress, and Roz is compelled to start the broadcast without him. Frasier finally manages to arrive at his rally thanks to a chauffeur who escorted him for free. In exchange, Frasier decides not to go to the rally and instead befriends the chauffeur, John, by listening to him confide about his familial situation for free.
102 6 "Voyage of the Damned" Pamela Fryman Jeffrey Richman November 18, 1997 (1997-11-18) 17.8[46]
Frasier, Roz, Niles and Martin take a cruise to Alaska. Frasier is booked as the celebrity guest, and is disappointed when he discovers that the living quarters are abysmal, and there turns out to be no one on board wanting to see him, nor any other well-known entertainment acts. Roz is pursued by a 1970s dance musician, Carlos "The Barracuda" del Gato. Niles is on the cruise trying to forget his troubles; it is his wedding anniversary and he should have been with Maris, but she disappeared off to Switzerland. What he does not know is that Frasier left a message suggesting she join them, hoping it would be a pleasant surprise for Niles. Unfortunately, Maris sees a friend of hers, Mimi, attempting to seduce Niles. Meanwhile, Martin attempts to eat as much as he can from the buffet.
103 7 "My Fair Frasier" Jeff Melman Jay Kogen November 25, 1997 (1997-11-25) 17.8[47]
Frasier meets Samantha, a high-profile criminal defense attorney, while in a shop trying to return an unwanted gift for Roz. She actually comes to his rescue by persuading the shop assistant to give him store credit. He invites her to dinner to say thank you, and before they finish the hors d'œuvre she asked out of the blue if they could go somewhere and have sex. Over time, Frasier's family become confused when it emerges that he is the more submissive one in their relationship.
104 8 "Desperately Seeking Closure" Pamela Fryman Rob Hanning December 9, 1997 (1997-12-09) 17.8[48]
Frasier has been thoroughly enjoying sharing the glamorous lifestyle that Sam leads, having just spent a weekend in Aspen. Meeting Niles at Café Nervosa, he cannot help some gratuitous name-dropping while talking about the weekend, and all Niles can do is sit there gritting his teeth. Frasier is, therefore, rather taken aback when Sam breaks up with him over dinner the following day. She insists that it is nothing to do with him; only that she feels their relationship has run its course. Frasier is not convinced, and for a while afterwards agonizes over what he did wrong, or what aspect of his character she disliked. He even tries asking her several times, and his family become concerned. Martin insists that he is just too analytical all the time, and Roz and Daphne join in with a list of other character flaws. Niles, however, once this has passed, seems to find an answer while looking over Frasier's photographs from Aspen.
105 9 "Perspectives On Christmas" David Lee Christopher Lloyd December 16, 1997 (1997-12-16) 19.2[49]
The episode is mostly in the form of flashbacks from Martin, Daphne, Niles, and Roz in turn, who tell their stories while receiving massages (their Christmas present from Frasier). Christmas is approaching, and everyone in the Crane household has been having a miserable time. Martin has volunteered to play the part of a Wise Man in a local church pageant, and one of the requirements is to sing "O Holy Night", which contains one dangerously high note. He has not told Daphne, but she detects he is keeping something from her, and knowing that he was expecting the results of a recent physical examination, she fears the worst. Niles gets trapped in the Elliot Bay Towers elevator and has to climb out, completely ruining his brand new suit. Frasier takes a phone call from Roz's mother, who will be visiting for Christmas, and advises her to be sympathetic to Roz about her pregnancy weight gain, unaware that Roz has yet to tell her mother she is pregnant. Roz, of course, is absolutely furious when she finds out.
106 10 "Where Every Bloke Knows Your Name" Jeff Melman Rob Hanning January 6, 1998 (1998-01-06) 18.2[50]
Frasier is losing interest in everything he and Niles do together, such as their wine clubs. He decides to try other things, such as Martin's poker game that night with Roz, Duke, Frank, Leo, and Jimmy. After giving up due to not understanding Duke's rules, Frasier goes with Daphne to an English pub, The Fox & Whistle. At first Frasier doesn't fit in with the other British expats, but soon is playing pool, singing songs and knocking back pints of beer with all the other patrons. Daphne thinks Frasier will go home soon, but Frasier enjoys it and wants to go again. When Frasier starts going to the pub every night, Daphne feels that Frasier is invading her turf, and Niles feels neglected. Daphne is worried and cross, as her place where she goes to get away from the Cranes has been invaded by Frasier. Martin suggests she tell him, but when she does it is revealed Daphne has only been going there a month, just two more weeks than Frasier has. Frasier and Daphne decide to have a game of darts to see who will be the bar regular. Both do well, but Frasier, despite winning, is run out of the pub after making anti-British comments in the heat of battle.
107 11 "Ain't Nobody's Business If I Do" David Lee Jay Kogen January 13, 1998 (1998-01-13) 19.6[51]
Daphne finds an engagement ring in Martin's underwear drawer and cannot resist telling Frasier and Niles. They are slightly shaken at the idea of Sherry taking their mother's place, but they agree that their father's happiness is most important to them. Soon afterwards, Sherry tells Martin that someone has been asking questions about her at McGinty's, and Martin immediately thinks his sons have hired a private investigator to check up on her. They deny it, but Frasier realizes that Niles is guilty and insists that he call off the investigation. He does this, but before departing the detective presents him with a half-finished report, which the brothers read and discover that Sherry has been married before, six times. This worries them, but they decide to find out if Martin knows. Of course, so far he is not even aware that they know about the ring.
108 12 "The Zoo Story" Pamela Fryman Joe Keenan January 20, 1998 (1998-01-20) 16.6[52]
Frasier has to choose whether to return to his heartless former agent, Bebe Glazer, or stick with his current representative, well-meaning but non-confrontational Ben. Maris' insistence that Niles fire their latest couples' therapist, and Niles' refusal to do so, put their weekly conjugal visits on hiatus. Ben brings Frasier the wrong sort of publicity and Niles has trouble controlling his pent-up urges, but Frasier insists that both he and Niles do the ethical thing: Frasier must stay with his ethical agent, and Niles must not fire a perfectly good counselor just to have sex.
109 13 "The Maris Counselor" Jeff Melman David Lloyd February 3, 1998 (1998-02-03) 18.4[53]
Niles has good news: his couples counseling with Maris is going exceptionally well. In fact, at the advice of their therapist, Dr. Schenkman, he is planning to surprise Maris that evening with a romantic evening. Unfortunately, while preparing his erotic surprise in the bedroom, complete with roses and classical music, he is unaware of an unexpected guest, also planning his own romantic rendezvous with Maris in that very bedroom. He is soon horrified to discover that his wife's illicit lover is Dr. Schenkman himself. He feels infuriated and devastated by his therapist's betrayal. To make matters worse, Schenkman claims to be in love, and to have never met a warmer, kinder, more selfless soul. The shock and pain of this event reduce Niles to tears in the middle of a couples therapy session the next day, which Frasier is helping him to run. After some thought, Niles wonders if it could be a case of transference and decides to have one more attempt at talking to Maris. However, while approaching the house, he has a sudden realization: he has done this so many times before, and yet this is the final outcome.
110 14 "The Ski Lodge" David Lee Joe Keenan February 24, 1998 (1998-02-24) 17.6[54]
Roz wins a free trip to a ski lodge, including lessons from a skiing instructor, but is talked into trading them to Frasier in return for a big-screen TV. So Frasier decides to take the whole family to the ski lodge, including Daphne and her friend Annie (played by guest star Cynthia Lamontagne), a swimsuit model. There they meet Guy (played by guest star James Patrick Stuart), a gay ski instructor, who likes Niles and thinks Niles likes him back. This is confirmed by misinformation given by Martin who has hearing difficulty due to a blocked ear. Throughout the episode confusion arises as Frasier pursues Annie, who desires Niles. Niles, however, longs to confess his feelings for Daphne, while Daphne attempts to pick up Guy, who thinks that Daphne and Annie are together. Throughout the night, a farce of ill-intended, romantic room visitations ensues, culminating in Frasier lamenting that despite a 5 way love triangle no one was "lusting" for him.
111 15 "Room Service" David Lee Ken Levine & David Isaacs March 3, 1998 (1998-03-03) 18.3[54]
Lilith has come to Seattle to tell Frasier that her new husband has left her for the interior decorator. Frasier is worried, as they have been in this situation before, and he finds Lilith irresistible when she is vulnerable. He exhorts Niles to help him resist temptation, particularly when she goes to dinner with them wearing a very revealing new dress. Ironically, after getting drunk, it is Niles and Lilith who sleep together in her hotel room. The next morning they realize what happened, and Lilith hastens to conceal the encounter from Frasier when he suddenly appears at the hotel. However, she and Niles ordered breakfast the previous night on room service, and the waiter delivering it has very unfortunate timing.
112 16 "Beware of Greeks" Jeff Melman David Lloyd March 17, 1998 (1998-03-17) 16.4[55]
Frasier receives a visit at KACL from his half-Greek cousin, Nikos, who is planning to get married soon and wants Frasier, Martin and Niles to come to the wedding. They realize that his fearsome mother, Zora (guest star Patti LuPone), did not send the invitations. This is due to a long-standing rift between her and Frasier: five years ago, he advised Nikos to follow his preferred career (juggling) rather than go to medical school as Zora wanted. Since then, she refuses to speak to or acknowledge him, Niles or Martin at all, and she imposes the same restrictions on her husband Walt, Martin's brother. Consequently, Martin is not keen to attend the wedding, and neither is Niles, in case he runs into cousin Yvonne ("Yvonne the Terrible", as Frasier calls her), who has a crush on him. Frasier, however, wants to see Nikos happy, and after accepting his invitation, manages to reconcile with Zora on condition that he never gives advice to Nikos again. He finds this promise harder to honor than he expected, when he deduces that Nikos' affections lie elsewhere.
113 17 "The Perfect Guy" Jeff Melman Rob Greenberg March 24, 1998 (1998-03-24) 18.1[56]
There is a new man at KACL: Dr Clint Webber (guest star Billy Campbell), the host of a show on health issues. Frasier finds it no surprise that Roz thinks he is attractive, but it soon becomes apparent that all the other women at the station share this view, and Bulldog is not happy. Frasier himself decides that he can endure this man being more attractive than he is, assuming that there are other areas in which he surpasses Clint. Before long, though, he learns that Clint is also an old Oxonian, an expert squash player, fluent in French and a godson of José Carreras. Frasier maintains that he is not jealous, and tries to cultivate a friendship with Clint, but the list of his skills and abilities seems to grow over time. Eventually, when as a guest on Frasier's radio show, Clint interposes an alternative diagnosis for a caller and she prefers it, Frasier changes his tune, and thereafter refuses to rest until he has discovered just one flaw or deficiency. Meanwhile, after taking a shopping trip with Niles, Martin becomes involved in a disagreement with the owner of an expensive French gourmet shop, but unfortunately Eddie forms an attachment to its overpriced dog food.
114 18 "Bad Dog" Pamela Fryman Suzanne Martin April 7, 1998 (1998-04-07) 15.9[57]
While waiting in a long line at Café Nervosa, a conversation between Bulldog, Frasier and Roz about the upcoming SeaBee radio awards (and the extremely embarrassing maternity dress that the pregnant Roz must wear) is interrupted when Frasier spots a man who has a gun. In the chaos that follows, it appears that Bulldog acts heroically when he pulls Roz out of the way and causes the gunman to flee. The other patrons of the café proclaim him a hero, and the story appears later on the news. Frasier, however, was seemingly the only witness to what actually occurred: Bulldog saw another man reaching for his wallet and thought that he was the actual gunman and rather than bravely pushing Roz out of the way, cowardly attempted to use her as a human shield, only happening to knock his coffee onto the real gunman, thus defusing the robbery attempt entirely by accident. Frasier is disgusted that Bulldog would knowingly accept praise for something that he did not do. Angrily confronting him with the truth, Frasier decides not to reveal it to everyone, but will instead wait for Bulldog's conscience to get the better of him. As Bulldog learns (on-air) that he will receive a special Man of the Year award for his actions, Frasier expects him to own up eventually. Time passes and the SeaBee ceremony approaches, and with Bulldog's apparent lack of guilt driving Frasier to distraction, he decides to use his position as host of the awards to engineer a few surprises. His tricks fail, but Martin comes up with a simple way to expose Bulldog as a fraud-he states that he sees a man with a gun. Bulldog repeats his cowardly actions, and everyone turns their favor.
115 19 "Frasier Gotta Have It" Dan Butler Rob Greenberg April 21, 1998 (1998-04-21) 16.1[58]
Frasier begins a steamy love affair with Caitlin (played by guest star Lisa Edelstein), a free-spirited artist. Whenever they are together they have wonderful sex, but hardly any conversation. Frasier thinks that she may be the one, but realizes they have nothing in common after Niles makes a few remarks about Frasier's fling. Niles tries to get Frasier to admit that this 'relationship' is based solely on sex, but Frasier insists that he has a real future with Caitlin. Frasier begins to obsess about this, and wonders if he should carry on with the relationship. Martin, Roz and Daphne all share with Frasier their memories of relationships that were steamy but superficial. Niles, of course, tries to make up a story but gets caught. Also, Niles can't get enough of Daphne's story about sunbathing in the nude. Frasier is convinced that he must break up with Caitlin and goes to her loft to tell her. However, after howling at the moon, carnal desires overwhelm Frasier again.
116 20 "First Date" Kelsey Grammer Rob Hanning April 28, 1998 (1998-04-28) 19.3[59]
Niles has decided to take the plunge and ask Daphne out on a date. He calls around to Frasier's apartment, but loses his nerve at the crucial moment and takes refuge in the kitchen with his brother. While discussing his problem, Daphne wanders in and overhears him saying how he is in love, though she does not hear a name. She is embarrassed at first, but then congratulates Niles and asks who this woman is, and once again Niles loses his nerve and says the first name that comes into his head: that of his neighbor Phyllis. He then makes a pretense of phoning this Phyllis to ask her out, arranging dinner that evening at his place. Later on, Daphne appears ahead of the scheduled time to help him get dinner ready and create a romantic atmosphere. Frasier also turns up, and then so does the real Phyllis. Daphne naturally assumes this is Niles' date, and Niles starts to panic. Frasier decides to intervene to help his brother out.
117 21 "Roz and the Schnoz" Ken Levine Jeffrey Richman May 5, 1998 (1998-05-05) 16.7[60]
Roz is having her apartment painted, so Frasier offers to put her up. Martin is off to San Francisco for the weekend with Duke, to relive a Korean War furlough they once shared. Later, Frasier gives Daphne a pair of inexpensive earrings from the local pharmacy, which she confuses for real sapphires, in honor of her five-year employment anniversary. Roz receives a fowarded call from the Garretts, the parents of Rick, the father of Roz's baby. Roz is somewhat alarmed, but Frasier thinks it a good idea to meet them. Nervous and even a bit embarrassed; once they arrive, both Frasier and Roz find it hard to ignore that both Steve and Paula Garrett have absurdly large noses. Roz struggles to keep a straight face, as do Niles and Daphne. Martin too, having cut his trip short due to a gay parade and mass wedding. Roz thanks Frasier for arranging this meeting with Rick's parents; the Garretts then show Roz a picture of Rick before his nose job.
118 22 "The Life of the Party" Jeff Melman Suzanne Martin & Jeffrey Richman May 12, 1998 (1998-05-12) 15.6[61]
Frasier and Niles realize that they are both in a rut with their love lives and on the advice of Martin decide to throw a singles party. At the party, both Frasier and Niles compete over the same woman; however, situations keep arising that pull them away from her (a fire in the kitchen for instance). Meanwhile Martin is having problems of his own; after dyeing his hair on the advice of Daphne he realizes that it has run and stained one of Niles' expensive chairs; Roz also finds a lack of interest from men due to her pregnancy. Halfway through the evening, Roz's water breaks (all over Niles' new Turkish prayer rug), and she is rushed to the hospital, where she gives birth to her daughter, Alice May Doyle. Frasier, Martin, Niles and Daphne all turn up to see her (the woman Niles and Frasier were pursuing left with the barman). The group leaves a sleeping Roz with her baby.
119 23 "Party, Party" Jeff Melman David Lloyd May 19, 1998 (1998-05-19) 17.7[62]
Frasier arrives 45 minutes late for a meeting at Café Nervosa with Tricia, a young woman he met at the opera. He grovels and suggests lunch the next day at Le Petit Bistro, and she agrees before dashing off. Niles then appears with a proud grin on his face, and announces that he has started a fling with a woman in Elliott Bay Towers, Allison Landis. The next day, Frasier's car breaks down and he misses the second date with Tricia, but leaves an apologetic message offering any other time if she will only give him one more chance. Martin tells him he has plans for Frasier's impending birthday celebrations, but Frasier is not keen and makes his excuses. However, when Niles waves an invitation to the Safari Club black tie reception on that day under his nose, Frasier decides not to stay in after all, though he refrains from telling his father. Unfortunately, his birthday turns out to be busier than he planned: firstly he has to sneak past Martin to get to the Safari Club gathering at Allison's apartment; then Tricia calls and says she is leaving town that evening for Spokane, so he has to leave without embarrassing Niles; then, on returning to the apartment to collect his keys before meeting her, he discovers that Martin and Daphne have organized a surprise party for him. While trying to see her before she leaves town, Frasier has many things get in his way, including Niles's party with Allison and more guests for Frasier's party. He finally meets Tricia outside her apartment and offers to drive her to Spokane, but is dismayed to find that she is a member of an evangelical religious group.
120 24 "Sweet Dreams" Sheldon Epps Jay Kogen May 19, 1998 (1998-05-19) 21.3[62]

Bulldog and Gil are recording an advertisement for a new sponsor at KACL: Happy Dreams tea, which promises pleasant dreams to anyone drinking it. When he hears this, Frasier is disgusted. On the way home, with Daphne as chauffeur, he stops at a protest rally that is taking place in support of Hirsch & Sons bookshop, which is under threat of demolition. Frasier and Daphne join the protest, but when the police move in and start making arrests, Frasier panics and flees, leaving Daphne at the mercy of the officers. He is subsequently ashamed of his cowardice. As a result, when the new station manager instructs him to read the same sponsor advert as Bulldog and Gil, he objects on principle and refuses, making a stand on the air. This costs him his job, but he feels better, even rejuvenated. The new manager, Kenny, is impressed that Frasier upheld his principles so adamantly, and decides to confront the station owner, Joe Martin, about the sponsor's advert, while asking Frasier to return to work. Unfortunately, it is then Kenny's turn to clear his desk, and Frasier feels responsible and decides to act once more. He and the other on-air talent of KACL approach Joe Martin (Miguel Sandoval). Frasier talks with him and convinces him that he needs to take risks. Martin agrees with Frasier and reveals that his true name is Jose Martinez. He informs everyone that KACL will become a 24/7 Latino music station, and Frasier realizes that all he has done is managed to get all the on-air talent (including himself) fired.

Note: During the closing credits, the main theme is replaced with a Salsa version.

Season 6 (1998–99)[edit]

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121 1 "Good Grief" Pamela Fryman Christopher Lloyd September 24, 1998 (1998-09-24) 28.3
After losing his job at KACL, Frasier has taken up a number of projects (including painting, writing his memoirs and composing an operetta). Niles thinks that he is dealing with the loss of his job the way people deal with a death, and is currently stuck in denial. He progresses through anger after Gil steals a new job offer out from underneath him, and bargaining, but gets himself stalled in depression when he finds out that his fan club has only three members who humiliate him by holding a public rally to protest Frasier’s firing. Frasier starts drastically overeating and the family, worried about his food habits, stage an intervention and force Frasier to finally let out his grief and accept the loss of his job.
122 2 "Frasier's Curse" Pamela Fryman Jay Kogen October 1, 1998 (1998-10-01) 25.2
Frasier believes reunions are cursed as they always happen when he is at a low point in his life, such as his divorce with Lilith and being left at the altar by Diane. He is thus not keen to go on a reunion of the Bryce Academy, where he expects to be humiliated for being unemployed, single and living with his father. Although Niles and Roz encourage him to go, a catastrophic job interview at another radio station on the same day makes Frasier change his mind, about which Roz is very cross. But Frasier reconsiders after a former classmate sees him walking outside the supermarket in shabby clothes pushing a shopping trolley and may spread rumors at the reunion that Frasier is homeless.
123 3 "Dial M for Martin" Ken Lamkin Rob Greenberg October 8, 1998 (1998-10-08) 25.7
Frasier is out of work and single, and has been having numerous arguments with his father. Over coffee at Café Nervosa, Roz advises Martin to consider moving in with Niles for a spell, to give Frasier some space during this difficult time. Niles is initially hesitant, but as soon as Martin mentions that Daphne would come with him, he agrees instantly. However, Niles' place has several flights of stairs, and Daphne points out that if Martin can negotiate these by himself, he no longer needs a live-in physical therapist. She is sorry to bid farewell to the Cranes, but decides to look for a new position, and Niles panics. While moving Martin into his apartment, Niles "accidentally" kicks away his father's cane and he falls over. He claims to be fine, but Frasier suspects that this was the desperate action of Niles' unconscious mind, in an attempt to make Daphne stay. He shares this theory with Martin, although insists it is probably nonsense, but this heightens Martin's paranoia and he becomes increasingly afraid that Niles is unconsciously trying to harm him.
124 4 "Hot Ticket" David Lee Jeffrey Richman October 15, 1998 (1998-10-15) 22.2
Frasier and Niles have tickets to "the theatrical event of the season", in which the great actor Sir Trevor Aimsley will be making his final appearance before retirement. It is a prestigious event where people go to be seen. However, on the evening in question, the theatre usher refuses to let the brothers in, pointing out that their tickets were for the matinée performance. Frasier keeps Niles calm and suggests they try again the following evening, and he phones some contacts to obtain tickets, but without success. Swallowing their pride with great difficulty, they stand in the cancellation line, and are at the front of the queue when they are greeted by the Kendalls, a couple who regularly socialize with the Seattle elite. They cannot bear to admit that they are queuing for cancellations, and miss their opportunity for tickets by leaving the line. The evening only seems set to get worse when they are invited by the Kendalls to dinner with Sir Trevor after the performance, and face the prospect of making conversation about a play which they have not seen.
125 5 "First, Do No Harm" Sheldon Epps Jordan Hawley & William Schifrin October 29, 1998 (1998-10-29) 24.6
Martin has arranged for Frasier to meet up again with Duke's daughter, Marie (Teri Hatcher), whom he first met when they were both children. Frasier is pleasantly surprised at how beautiful she has become, and enjoys having dinner with her, but cannot help noticing that she has some neurotic tendencies. She meticulously arranges her cutlery and food, and avoids even looking at the balcony owing to acrophobia. Later on, she tells him in great detail about a recurring dream she has. When Frasier relates these idiosyncrasies to Niles, his brother posits the suggestion that Marie is attracted to him because of his psychiatric expertise. Frasier is indignant, but cannot get the idea out of his mind, and later finds his suspicions confirmed, causing him to break up with Marie. Martin is angry, fearing the possible repercussions on his friendship with Duke, and Niles suggests Frasier give the relationship another chance. This he does, but Marie's recurring dream is still exercising his mind, causing Niles to change his opinion about the source of the problem.
126 6 "Secret Admirer" Pamela Fryman Lori Kirkland November 5, 1998 (1998-11-05) 22.1
Frasier has been dating Nancy, a former KACL worker, with whom flirting is persistently through her playful confession of having ESP, and things seem to be going well. Niles is also in a good mood, as he and Maris have reached a financial settlement. Then one day, after a squash game with Niles, Frasier discovers some Cartier cufflinks in his bag, with an unsigned note from someone who misses him. He is thrilled at the possibility that he has a secret admirer as well as Nancy, and Martin has to tolerate his gloating for some time. Soon afterwards, a waitress at Café Nervosa brings him a box containing a Patek Philippe pocket watch, saying it was delivered earlier by a woman. Frasier is even more thrilled, but then Niles discovers a card in the box, indicating that the gift was actually intended for him. This can only mean one thing: Maris wants him back. He refuses to sign the settlement, and she sends him one last gift: the shredded settlement papers and a nickel, accompanied with a note stating that this is all Niles will have left after the divorce.
127 7 "How to Bury a Millionaire" Pamela Fryman Lori Kirkland November 12, 1998 (1998-11-12) 22.0
Driving to Niles' apartment at the Montana with the intention of taking him to dinner, Frasier and Martin are astonished to see Niles drive past them in a cheap hatchback. When Niles sees them, he makes haste to get away from them as quick as possible. Bewildered by his actions and incensed by his bare-faced claims that he is in his apartment when calling him on his car phone to question him, Frasier eventually gets Niles to admit that he has been forced by his on-going divorce from Maris to buy a cheaper car, as his Mercedes has been repossessed. Back in his apartment, Frasier suggests that they make a list of his expenses in order to enable him to economize; it soon becomes apparent that his apartment is by far his greatest expense. Although Niles insists that it is modest (despite having three floors and possessing a library, a study and a gift-wrapping room) and pleads that his ability to get into the Montana was a necessary ego-boost after his wife's abandonment, Frasier eventually convinces him that he has no choice but to move out in order to avoid bankruptcy. He allows Niles to stay with him, but after two weeks, his picky habits have started to wear on the nerves of everyone else present. Frasier vows to help Niles find an apartment. To that end, after a long day of apartment searching, both men find themselves at the Shangri-La, a cheap bachelor's apartment complex that falls well below their high standards; unfortunately for Niles, however, it is the best that he can afford, and upon learning that he has outstayed his welcome at Frasier's, Niles has no choice but to move in.
128 8 "The Seal Who Came to Dinner" David Lee Joe Keenan November 19, 1998 (1998-11-19) 21.7
Niles' gourmet club will soon be awarding the annual Golden Apron Award, and the final phase of the contest requires each contender to host a dinner party at his/her home. Since Niles is deeply ashamed to allow the club into his apartment at the Shangri-La, Frasier offers to let him use his place. This seems ideal, especially when Martin mentions that there is a meteor shower predicted on the evening in question, and Frasier's balcony would be useful as an observation deck. However, Niles discovers a crack in one of the windows, with tape over it, and promptly says the party will have to be somewhere else. He remembers that Maris has a beach house that would present a perfect setting, and she is out of the country. Frasier is offended at the rejection of his own apartment, but Niles says he can still attend the party. On first inspection of the house, everything seems fine, until they follow the trail of a horrendous smell and discover a dead seal lying on the beach outside. Desperate that this evening should go well, Niles and Frasier must then hurry to dispose of the creature before the party starts.
129 9 "Roz, a Loan" Pamela Fryman Janis Hirsch December 10, 1998 (1998-12-10) 23.6
Roz is in a difficult financial situation, struggling to pay for her rent and baby clothes. KACL's ratings are suffering as a result of the new format, but the management still will not change it. Frasier does not expect this to last, and offers to lend Roz $1500 to help her along in the meantime. He is surprised afterwards to see that she seems to be spending rather extravagantly: spa treatment, expensive lunches, perfume. He wonders if he should talk to her about this, but Martin and Niles firmly advise him not to get involved, especially since he specifically said to Roz that the money was hers to use as she pleased. Niles is also suffering from reduced spending power, and when he discovers that Martin has not used a spa gift certificate that Niles gave him as a birthday present, he begs his father to use it now for the two of them. Martin is eventually persuaded to use the certificate, but the experience is not as relaxing as it should be for either of them. Fortunately, it is not long before KACL re-considers and gives Frasier and his colleagues their jobs back, although Frasier is still troubled.
130 10 "Merry Christmas, Mrs. Moskowitz" Kelsey Grammer Jay Kogen December 17, 1998 (1998-12-17) 25.0
Christmas is approaching, and while out shopping with Roz and looking for a menorah for his son, Frasier makes a covert attempt to purchase a sweater for Roz. Just before she realises, another woman steps in and rescues Frasier by pretending that she is buying it. She recognises him from the radio, and when he offers his thanks and asks if he can return the kindness, she suggests a date with her daughter, Faye. Frasier accepts, and is pleasantly surprised when he meets her, although she is embarrassed at being fixed up by her mother. Things go well for a while between them, and Faye visits Frasier's apartment with Helen one day on their way to catch a plane to Florida. It is at this point that Frasier discovers that Faye was under the impression that he was Jewish, and although this is not a problem for her, she is worried what her mother will think. He agrees to hide the Christmas decorations and play along, also getting Niles and Martin on side. The deception proves tricky to sustain, as Eddie appears dressed in a Santa Claus costume, someone calls round trying to deliver a Christmas tree, and Daphne is busy organizing a holiday revue downstairs (from which Niles appears dressed as Jesus).
131 11 "Good Samaritan" Sheldon Epps Alex Gregory & Peter Huyck January 7, 1999 (1999-01-07) 24.6
Frederick is visiting Frasier for his birthday, however Frasier is troubled as, having always believed that people are fundamentally decent and good, he now finds his beliefs and patience tested when he attempts a series of acts of kindness and they all turn out badly. Firstly, he finds and returns a lost wallet in Café Nervosa, and the owner accuses him of stealing money from it; secondly, he helps a woman load a dog into her car at the airport, and she drives away without thanking him; thirdly, he stops to help a man with a flat tire, and the man calls in to KACL threatening to sue him for damage to his car. Later, driving home in the rain, he comes across a stranded woman and considers whether or not to give her a ride. Despite the events of the day, he decides to help her, only to discover that she is a prostitute (and also a transvestite), and that the police are watching everything. He is arrested and held at Martin's old precinct, where Martin and Niles must bail him out. Upon returning home Frasier has to explain what happened to Frederick since the incident gained media attention. When Frederick asks; "So are you saying you shouldn't help people?," we return to Frasier in the car contemplating whether or not to give the woman a ride (the preceding events having been what Frasier later describes as a 'bad daydream'). Despite knowing that this good deed, like all the others, may backfire he still decides to help her. He discovers that the woman, highly appreciative of his help, is not a prostitute but actually a fellow resident of his building.
132 12 "Our Parents, Ourselves" Pamela Fryman Janis Hirsch January 21, 1999 (1999-01-21) 23.6
Roz's mother is visiting, and Frasier suggests fixing her up with Martin. They do their best to make it look accidental (Frasier and Niles go with their father to McGinty's, and Roz brings her mother soon afterwards), but Martin and Joanna see straight through them. They spend some time together that evening at a jazz club, and when they arrive back at Frasier's apartment later they both seem to be in a good mood. After Roz and Joanna have left, Martin privately admits to Frasier that he found her very boring company, but Roz reports that her mother had a wonderful evening and hopes to see Martin again before she leaves Seattle. Frasier does not have the heart to tell Roz the truth, and tries to engineer one more rendez-vous to spare Joanna's feelings, inviting them to watch the Super Bowl on television at his place. He chooses not to tell Martin that they are coming until the last minute, at which point he discovers that Martin has also invited someone along.
133 13 "The Show Where Woody Shows Up" Pamela Fryman Rob Greenberg February 4, 1999 (1999-02-04) 24.8
Frasier receives a phonecall during his show at KACL from Woody Boyd (Woody Harrelson), an old friend from Cheers, who has just arrived in Seattle for the week. Frasier suggests they have dinner and catch up, and decides to keep it simple: takeaway pizza and beer at his apartment. He and Woody have a most enjoyable evening exchanging stories from the old days, and at the end Frasier suggests lunch the next day at a Mexican place. When he returns from that, he privately admits to Martin that he is no longer enjoying spending time with Woody, since they have nothing in common except a few old stories. He also feels bad for him as Woody is still bartender while he is a famous psychiatrist. However, he cannot bring himself to hurt his friend's feelings, so continues to meet up with him. After one particularly grim evening spent with Woody, Gil and Noel at a karaoke bar, he decides that he can take no more, but his luck seems to have changed when Woody suddenly knocks on his door and says he is leaving town right away. Frasier bids him farewell, then goes out with Niles for a late supper to celebrate. Once at the cantina, he has a shock when he spots Woody hiding behind a menu at the bar. Woody explains that he feels sorry for Frasier, as he still lives with his father and goes out with his brother. Frasier realizes that Woody does have a good life that keeps him happy, and tells him how lucky he is. They agree to share a last beer and promise to reconnect in five or ten years. The episode ends with Gil and Noel performing in karaoke.
134 14 "Three Valentines" Kelsey Grammer Rob Hanning February 11, 1999 (1999-02-11) N/A
There are three main story lines in this episode, all centered around St. Valentine's Day: (1) In preparation for a date whom Niles has invited over to Frasier's apartment for dinner, Niles attempts to iron a crease out of his trousers, and disaster ensues when they catch fire and he loses control of the extinguisher. (2) Frasier is meeting with Cassandra Stone, the station's new marketing manager, but is unsure as to whether it is a romantic date or just a business meeting. Frasier consistently receives mixed signals, but things seem to be turning Frasier's way when she invites him up to her hotel room. (3) Both without dates, Martin and Daphne decide to have a meal together and discover what it is like to be dateless.
135 15 "To Tell the Truth" David Lee Rob Hanning February 18, 1999 (1999-02-18) 27.7
Niles's divorce proceedings continue to go badly; the lawyers representing his wife, Maris, have motioned to postpone the trial date for eight months in order to drain money from him with Niles's lawyers more than happy to allow this since it means more cash for them. Frasier recommends he find himself new lawyers, and Roz suggests an ex-boyfriend of hers: Donny Douglas, nicknamed "The Piranha" by the legal community. Niles is desperate enough to swallow his distaste and go along to meet Donny. At first, the cheery, uncouth, slobby lawyer seems to confirm his worst fears, but he is immediately impressed by the sheer steel and ultra-aggressive manner that Donny displays in dealing with Maris' high-brow lawyers, who are immediately cowed into submission, and this persuades him to allow Donny to represent him. Proceedings now having been brought forward, Donny begins preparing the family for deposition. In the process, it is revealed that Frasier is incapable of lying under oath. As it is soon revealed that one of the questions will revolve around Niles' feelings towards Daphne, this poses something of a problem; Maris' lawyers are claiming that Niles was in love with Daphne throughout the period that the marriage was breaking apart, and that this had a negative impact on the marriage. Daphne and Donny are unconcerned, but Niles panics and hides underneath Frasier's piano after he realises Frasier is having serious ethical concerns about lying under oath to help Niles. As Niles prepares for the inevitability he may have to come clean to Daphne about his feelings for her, Donny discovers the true source of Maris' family fortune - urinal cakes, rather than lumber as she had always claimed. To spare herself embarrassment, Maris agrees to a quick divorce to ensure Niles' silence however his happiness is quickly quashed upon discovering Daphne and Donny have started dating.
136 16 "Decoys" Pamela Fryman David Lloyd February 25, 1999 (1999-02-25) 25.6
Donny is now going out with Daphne, which Niles is not happy about. On the plus side, Donny has managed to secure something for him out of the divorce settlement: Maris' lake-front cottage, Shady Glen. Frasier suggests he go with Niles and Martin to spend a weekend there, to take his brother's mind off his troubles. It turns out that Martin will have to arrive a day later because of a dental appointment, but Frasier does not mind driving him. Niles tries to persuade Daphne to join them, but she declines. He then devises a plan to split her up from Donny, by inviting him to the cottage, and also inviting Roz, whom he used to date. He hopes that they may re-connect. Things start to become more complicated when Frasier and Martin arrive ahead of schedule, and Niles pretends that Roz is there for his benefit; and then Daphne also appears, having changed her mind about coming.
137 17 "Dinner Party" David Lee Jeffrey Richman March 11, 1999 (1999-03-11) 21.9
Frasier decides to hold a dinner party, and there is lots to plan. First, he and Niles have to find a date on which they are both available, and subsequently persuade Martin to reschedule his poker game. Next, they have to find a good caterer. Then they must finalize a guest list, and to save argument they choose using a blackballing system. Once all these are sorted, they can start inviting people. Unfortunately, when the Walburts ring back to accept the invitation, the answering machine takes the message, and Frasier and Niles hear the couple talking about them before they realize they are still connected. This leads the brothers to worry that their friends see them rather like a married couple themselves. Also, they hear Allison Walburt say to her husband, "You get the one [Dr Crane], you get that other one", and this leads them to wonder which one she is referring to as "that other one". As a result, the dinner party is over before its started.
138 18 "Taps at the Montana" David Lee David Lloyd March 25, 1999 (1999-03-25) 23.1
Niles returns from a miserable meal with Frasier; both Daphne and Maris were seated at the tables next to them in romantic dates with their new boyfriends. He reveals that he still has not moved back into the Montana, as his apartment is currently occupied by a sub-tenant, Dr. MacLowery. Frasier decides to help him, and asks MacLowery to move out early. Unfortunately, they discover too late that MacLowery is an avid tap dancer, and the noise from his enthusiastic routines have infuriated the other residents of the building. As a result, representatives from the building's board of tenants arrive to tell Niles that the board is seriously considering terminating his lease. In order to get the board back on his side, Niles and Frasier organize a drinks gathering for the next meeting in order to persuade them to change their minds, with Roz present to stand-in for the caterers, who cancelled. The party does not start off well; the guests are hostile, the hors d'oeuvres are slow to appear and Niles' attempts at wit impress no one. And much worse, Niles' pet cockatoo suddenly drops dead. When someone suggests that they play a party game of "Murder", in which one guest pretends to murder another, Mr. Probst's heart condition catches up with him, and suddenly Niles has two fatalities to cope with.
139 19 "IQ" David Lee Rob Hanning & Jay Kogen April 8, 1999 (1999-04-08) 21.7
Niles, Frasier, Martin and Roz attend a silent auction for the Kelly Anne Grunther Foundation. Martin puts into place a scheme to allow him to acquire a gas barbecue for the lowest bid possible; he claims it was recalled due to dangerous design flaws. Roz attempts to prevent Noel Shempsky from winning the "day behind the scenes of the Dr. Frasier Crane Show", by flirting with a young woman who is bidding because she's attracted to Roz. Niles stumbles upon an auction for a luncheon with three Nobel Laureates, and soon finds himself bidding against Frasier. Their sibling rivalry quickly rears its ugly head and the two become determined to beat the other. When the auction closes, Niles has the highest bid, but a second seat at the table is opened up as long as Frasier can match him. The two brothers are aghast to realise that they have paid over $8,000 for a lunch. Later that night, over sherry in Frasier's apartment, Niles and Frasier ask themselves where their harsh sibling rivalry originated, and reminisce about how they once took IQ Tests while they were younger. Their mother never told them the answers; only that they were 2 points apart. In an effort to bring closure to their rivalry once and for all, Martin reluctantly agrees to show them the results, and it soon transpires that whilst Frasier has an IQ level of 129, Niles has the larger IQ: 156. At first, their responses are mature and non-competitive, but their true feelings cannot be concealed for long. The brothers attempt to outdo each other by studying all night in a university library. Frasier drinks a great deal of coffee to stay awake, and Niles takes some allergy medicine to deal with his dust mite and parchment allergy problem. The medicine makes him dopey, and he proceeds to pass out at the luncheon table, destroying everything, just as the Nobel Laureates walk into the room.
140 20 "Dr. Nora" Katy Garretson Joe Keenan April 29, 1999 (1999-04-29) 21.4
Frasier is in Café Nervosa interviewing candidates for a new radio psychiatrist at KACL, whose show will run alongside his own. He thinks he has found an unbeatable contender (Dr. Gordon Edelstein), and Niles, who knows his work, expects him to be right. In the end, however, he recommends Dr. Nora Fairchild, who spends most of her interview paying him compliments, even pretending to think Niles is the older brother. Frasier feels proud to have a protégé, until he actually hears her in action. She turns out to be an advocate of old-fashioned values, condemning pre-marital sex, divorce, single parenthood and the like, and her approach to therapy is not so much constructive criticism as outright abuse. Frasier is embarrassed and angry and withdraws his recommendation, however it turns out that this is no longer a factor; Dr. Nora attracts so much attention (positive and negative) that Kenny wants to keep her on and decides to make her a permanent fixture. When she openly criticises Frasier's advice to one particular caller on air and makes clear her intention to undermine and embarrass him at every opportunity, he and Roz decide on a declaration of war. Fortunately, Niles has been listening to this caller and the way Dr. Nora dealt with her, and he has a more subtle way of approaching the problem.
141 21 "When a Man Loves Two Women" David Lee Alex Gregory & Peter Huyck May 6, 1999 (1999-05-06) 20.0
Frasier announces at breakfast that he had a date the previous evening, and Martin and Daphne immediately offer their sympathies. They change their tune when Cassandra appears from the bedroom. Martin takes a shine to her when she greets him with a hug and compliments him on his eyes; she barely acknowledges Daphne, and then forgets her name. Niles arrives to play squash with Frasier, and has to cancel when he learns about the date. Frasier has good feelings about this new relationship, until he runs into Faye at Café Nervosa. She has been in Paris for a month, and has no idea that Frasier has a new girlfriend, and he finds himself unable to tell her. She is still with him the next morning, so the rest of the family realise that he is dating two women. Frasier soon comes to the decision that he cannot juggle two women, and must choose between them. Martin advocates choosing Cassandra; Daphne prefers Faye, who noticed and admired her new haircut. Niles turns up, and discovers he has to re-schedule the squash game again, but he has a trick for compelling Frasier to make his choice. Unfortunately, even when the choice is made, Frasier still has to end one relationship, and this proves more difficult than he expected.
142 22 "Visions of Daphne" Robert H. Egan Janis Hirsch & Lori Kirkland May 13, 1999 (1999-05-13) 21.5
Martin has news for Frasier: he has just seen Donny buying an engagement ring. They first plan to keep this from Daphne, but she walks in halfway through their conversation. When she hears the news, she is thrilled and excited. Martin and Frasier then plan not to tell Niles, but again he walks in at the wrong moment, and after initially pretending that Daphne's mother is dying, the real story comes out and Niles is crushed. Soon after this, Daphne visits Niles unexpectedly at his office, and asks for advice. She tells him that she had a psychic vision in which a mysterious figure in a red bow tie appeared at her wedding, and said he was "the true love of her life". Niles betrays his professional integrity and advises her not to marry Donny. Frasier, when he hears about this later, reckons that psychologically the vision means she is having second thoughts. Additionally, of course, he knows exactly why Niles gave the advice he did, and loses patience with his brother when he arrives a few moments later wearing a red bow tie. Later that evening, Daphne decides to go through with marrying Donny, claiming that perhaps her visions are false. She suddenly has another, however, and this one contains her true love holding a dragon. Martin laughs, and Daphne agrees that it is probably false. Back at home, however, Niles opens a present that Roz had offered him earlier. It contains a dragon statue.
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"Shutout in Seattle" Pamela Fryman David Isaacs May 20, 1999 (1999-05-20) 27.2
Niles has been having a difficult time recently, being surrounded by happy couples: Frasier and Faye; Daphne and Donny; and now Martin and Bonnie, a waitress from McGinty's. He meets Roz late one Saturday in Café Nervosa, and she has also had a bad day; her date cancelled earlier, and she resents the waitress serving them, whom she knows from the gym. The next day, Frasier is surprised to discover that she gave into her loneliness and slept with Bulldog, and is now mortified with embarrassment. Later on, Daphne confides in him the awful truth that she has lost her engagement ring, and is trying to conceal the fact from Donny. Niles apparently goes missing, not answering any phone calls, and Frasier and Martin suddenly panic in case he, also driven by loneliness, has gone back to Maris. They hasten to the Montana, only to discover that he is with Kit (Jessica Cauffiel), the waitress from Café Nervosa whom Roz dislikes. Roz, incidentally, seems unable to resist the temptation to sleep with Bulldog again, but when he refers to her as his girlfriend, she is repulsed by the idea. However, she cannot bear to tell him this after he announces that KACL has fired him. The Crane couples start to have problems: Frasier keeps calling Faye Cassandra by mistake; Martin is annoyed by the way Bonnie's poodle, Lady, dominates Eddie. Niles seems happy with Kit, even if his uncharacteristic new leather jacket and use of youthful slang terms like "buzz-kill" mystify his brother. In reality, the lifestyle does not suit him.


Season 7 (1999–2000)[edit]

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145 1 "Momma Mia" Kelsey Grammer Rob Hanning September 23, 1999 (1999-09-23) 25.2
Roz has fixed Frasier up on a blind date, but before she turns up at Café Nervosa, Frasier has already introduced himself to another woman at the counter; Mia Preston (played by Rita Wilson), a children's author whose books he used to read to Frederick. He finds her intriguing, and they begin to date. When Niles and Martin meet her, they are startled to discover that she looks just like the brothers' late mother, Hester, which Frasier does not realize. The three Cranes plan to spend the weekend at a cabin where they vacationed years ago to celebrate Martin's birthday. As a gift the brothers bring old home movies transferred to videotape. Frasier sees the resemblance when watching the home movies, in which his mother appears, and realizes to his horror that he is dating her spitting image.
146 2 "Father of the Bride" David Lee Mark Reisman September 30, 1999 (1999-09-30) 23.7
Frasier is trying to decide on a wedding present for Daphne and Donny, and Roz is apprehensive in case she is asked to be a bridesmaid, recalling her previous experiences (all of which involved wearing awful dresses). After a conversation with Martin, Frasier decides to pay for the wedding flowers. Unfortunately, when he announces this to Daphne, he is suffering from a bout of hiccups brought on by some jerky Martin made him eat, he only manages to get as far as saying: "Dad and I would be honored to pay for your wedding...". Daphne, who has so far been trying not to let her mother take control of the ceremony and arrangements because she is paying, is delighted. Consequently, Frasier feels obliged not to complete the sentence. However, he becomes so involved with the details of organizing everything, trying to plan things his way, that Daphne starts to worry that she will have the same problem as with her mother. Meanwhile, Niles is very pleased at having met an attractive woman through what he presumes to be a dating service. The name "Executive Match" rings bells with Frasier, as he heard Donny use it while discussing a client on the phone; it is, in fact, an escort agency, which means that Niles is unwittingly dating a call girl.
147 3 "Radio Wars" Sheldon Epps Sam Johnson & Chris Marcil October 7, 1999 (1999-10-07) 21.3
Frasier is very annoyed at getting a prank phonecall very early in the morning from KACL's new morning team, Carlos and the Chicken; everyone else finds it hilarious. He seizes the opportunity to speak to them at Café Nervosa later that day, but they claim to be fans of his show and not to have intended any offense, so he graciously refrains from any angry outburst. Unfortunately for him, he receives another prank call later, whilst enjoying a bath, during which, suspecting nothing, he is actually persuaded to sing down the phone and to stamp around the floor of the bathroom simultaneously. Desperate for revenge, Frasier sits up all night composing a scathing speech of rebuttal, intending to read it on air to humiliate his rivals. Martin advises him against it, promising that it will only exacerbate the problem. The last straw comes when Roz calls Frasier to notify him about Carlos and the Chicken's current broadcast: a medley of sound effects and sound bites, engineered to sound like a sex session between him and Roz.
148 4 "Everyone's a Critic" Pamela Fryman Joe Keenan October 14, 1999 (1999-10-14) 20.9
The owner of KACL has sent her daughter, Poppy Delafield, to start an internship at the station. Everyone finds her unbearable because she can never stop talking, though they are all too polite to say so. Meanwhile, Niles is very pleased with himself; he has been appointed art critic of a posh magazine, The Monocle, and is now attending performances for free and socializing with the elite of Seattle]. Frasier becomes envious, and asks Kenny if he could host an arts show on KACL, to fill a recently vacated slot in the schedule; Kenny says no. Frasier therefore decides that he must approach someone in a more senior position. To this end, he has a subtle conversation with Poppy, to persuade her to suggest his idea to her mother. She loves the idea, but some of the subtlety is lost on her, including the crucial component of who should host the show. Martin is pleased when Eddie kills his first rat, but then trouble starts when he encourages him to repeat his success, and the victim turns out to be a missing hamster.
149 5 "The Dog that Rocks the Cradle" Pamela Fryman Bob Daily October 21, 1999 (1999-10-21) 22.0
Since being fired from KACL, Bulldog (Dan Butler) has been working as a pizza delivery man, as Frasier discovers when Bulldog brings one to his apartment. Roz is also there with Alice, and when Frasier sees how pleased Alice is to see Bulldog, he suggests to Roz that she employ him as a babysitter for the following day, when she has a date. It has been a month since Roz's last date, so she is keen not to miss this one, and follows Frasier's suggestion. However, when her date arrives at her door, Bulldog answers it and scares him away, telling him to phone and cancel like a gentleman. This gives him the opportunity to spend the evening with Roz and Alice, and Roz never suspects a thing. She then organizes more dates during the week, and Bulldog scares them away too, but Roz cannot remain oblivious for long. Meanwhile, Niles has been fighting to reclaim a plot in Verdant Hills, a prestigious cemetery, which he lost after his divorce. He and Frasier encourage their father to organise something for himself, but Martin does not like to tempt fate.
150 6 "Rivals" Katy Garretson Christopher Lloyd November 4, 1999 (1999-11-04) 20.7
When Frasier escapes Poppy at Café Nervosa by leaving Niles in his place, Poppy is suddenly less talkative than usual; she finds Niles warm, charming and handsome. Frasier returns home and finds a strange woman in a towel using the phone. It soon turns out that her name is Regan, she recently moved in next door, and Martin rescued her when she accidentally locked herself out. Martin explains to his son that he brought her for his benefit, and though not very grateful for this interference, Frasier does find Regan attractive, and intends to ask her out. When Niles meets her, Frasier detects recognition in his face (Regan is one of Niles' patients), and thinks he may have competition; he finds Niles' admission that he has taken a shine to Poppy unconvincing. Niles, in turn, thinks Frasier's persistent hostile remarks about Poppy mask a latent attraction, and so does not believe that he really likes Regan. Both couples attend a charity ball, each brother assuming that the other is pursuing his date, with disastrous consequences.
151 7 "A Tsar is Born" Pamela Fryman Charlie Hauck November 11, 1999 (1999-11-11) 18.6
Antiques Roadshow comes to Seattle, and after an enjoyable evening watching the previous show together, Martin and his sons decide to take a family heirloom for appraisal. The object, which is a pewter clock, turns out to be Russian, and is one of a collection made exclusively for the imperial Romanov family. It is valued at $25 000, which Martin is delighted by. Frasier and Niles are more interested in the Romanov connection, and they know that their great-great-grandmother was from Russia. They decide to research their family history, thrilled at the possibility that they may be descended from royalty, but they do not tell Martin, who thinks they are ashamed to be Cranes. They soon find that the clock was last seen in Moscow in the same year that their great-great-grandmother emigrated, and the excitement grows when Dr. Myshkin from the Russian embassy phones to say he has something important to tell them. What they do not know is that Martin is planning to sell the clock.
152 8 "The Late Dr. Crane" Robert H. Egan Rob Hanning November 18, 1999 (1999-11-18) 18.9
Frasier and Niles have a minor car accident and end up at the hospital. While waiting for Frasier to be seen, Niles discovers that Maris' plastic surgeon, who is still sending him the bills for Maris' botox treatments, is based here. He takes the opportunity to confront this Dr. Mel Karnofsky, and finds that she is a young-looking, attractive divorcée with a fussy nature akin to his own and an interest in the arts. Unable to master enough courage to ask her out, he pretends to be interested in some botox treatment for himself. Frasier is shocked, but not half as shocked as when a local news report announces his death later that day. The mistake had been made when he left the hospital early, and someone else took his place in the line and suffered a fatal heart attack. When reading his obituary in the newspaper, Frasier reflects on his life, and all the things he has yet to achieve. Martin, meanwhile, enjoys the attention and free drinks he receives from everyone who thinks he has just lost his son.
153 9 "The Apparent Trap" Kelsey Grammer Dan O'Shannon November 25, 1999 (1999-11-25) 20.5
Frederick is coming to celebrate Thanksgiving with his father, while Lilith spends the holiday with a colleague. At the last minute, this colleague cancels, and Lilith asks Frasier if she can join them. He concedes, acknowledging that the season should be a celebration of family, even though there is still some awkwardness between Lilith and Niles following their brief tryst. Lilith happens to be writing an article about raising a child after divorce, and Frederick suggests she collaborate with Frasier, and do so while she stays at the apartment. He then goes to some effort to bring his parents closer together, saying privately to each how much the other is missing them, setting up mood lighting and romantic music. It is not long before they realize they are being set up, but they cannot help wondering if Frederick has some other motive behind his elaborate scheme.
154 10 "Back Talk" Pamela Fryman Lori Kirkland December 9, 1999 (1999-12-09) N/A
It is Frasier's birthday, and he is not in a particularly celebratory mood, being surprisingly snappy towards Daphne concerning her living arrangements with her fiancé, Donny. The day is further strained when Frasier, leaning over to blow the candle out from a cupcake as a joke, pulls a muscle in his back, thus seizing himself up. He is thus forced the indignity of wearing a girdle, but is nevertheless determined to do his radio show. He manages to get through five seconds before a sneezing fit brought on by a birthday gift of some flowers, coupled with his bad back, sees him collapse in pain, and he is forced to enlist Niles' help in getting him home. Finding a seat is the first hurdle, and to the horror of both brothers, the only one comfortable enough is Martin's battered old recliner. Niles suggests that Frasier undertake a mental exercise; as there is seemingly nothing physically wrong with him, the problem may be emotional, so it may help if he expresses his worries out loud. Frasier thus finds himself talking about his problems with Eddie, and realizes that the reason he's been so sharp with Daphne lately is because she will soon be leaving his life. He determines to make amends for his behavior and ensure that Daphne feels loved before she leaves. Unfortunately, Daphne has been home all the time, and finally emerges, unnoticed, to hear Frasier confess that he loves her. She does not realize that his feelings are platonic, and is horrified and embarrassed. Her interpretation is further supported when Martin, hearing that "Dr. Crane" has confessed his feelings for Daphne, assumes she referring to Niles and confirms it. Frasier soon realizes that, as Niles has not been present to confess anything, Daphne has misinterpreted. He takes the opportunity to assure her of this. Daphne is relieved, and gives Frasier a massage as his strong medication begins to work. Unfortunately, in his drowsy state, his speech is unguarded, and when she revisits what Martin said, he reveals that it is Niles that has feelings for her. Daphne is shocked as Frasier explains that Niles is crazy about her and has been for years before falling asleep. Later, Frasier doesn't remember revealing Niles's secret leaving him and Martin believing they successfully dodged a bullet while Daphne attempts to get used to this new information.
155 11 "The Fight Before Christmas" Pamela Fryman Jon Sherman December 16, 1999 (1999-12-16) 28.5
Frasier is planning his Victorian Christmas party at home, and is trying to keep it a secret at KACL, having only invited Roz out of his work colleagues. He has also invited Cam Winston, deciding to call their feud to a temporary halt. Daphne is having an awkward time, as Frasier does not remember what he said under the influence of his painkillers, and Niles does not yet realize that she knows his feelings. Niles, meanwhile, has to offer his condolences in person to Maris after her old gardener Yoshi dies, but Frasier advises him not to tell Mel. She eventually finds out and is very angry, so Niles does his best to talk her round. Frasier's Christmas party is a disaster, and it does not take long for him to find out why: Cam Winston is holding a rival party in his apartment, and poaching all Frasier's guests. Daphne panics when she learns that Niles and Mel have broken up, and still more when she overhears Frasier in the kitchen advising Niles to "make his feelings clear to her" (not knowing that he means Maris).
156 12 "RDWRER" Kelsey Grammer Sam Johnson & Chris Marcil January 6, 2000 (2000-01-06) 24.1
Chez Henri has burned down, and Frasier and Niles feel like the new millennium has been canceled. They must now make alternative plans for their New Year's celebrations. Martin is in a better mood, having received the customized number plates he ordered for his new Winnebago RV. The plates read "RDWRER", which he claims is short for "Road Warrior". Frasier and Niles remember that the Wine Club is hosting a celebration in Sun Valley to which they are invited, but unable to find a flight at short notice, they end up traveling with Martin in the Winnebago. The trip is a difficult experience for Frasier and Niles to bear, though Martin thoroughly enjoys himself, whether driving or sitting in the back watching Austin Powers videos. They stop for a snack at a roadside café, and while Martin peruses the menu and Frasier attempts, unsuccessfully, to socialize with the locals, an exhausted Niles retires for a nap and ends up leaving in the wrong Winnebago. All of a sudden, Sun Valley is out of the question, as the Cranes now have to make sure they are at least together to ring in the New Year.
157 13 "They're Playing Our Song" David Lee David Lloyd January 13, 2000 (2000-01-13) N/A
When Kenny decides that each show on KACL requires a special theme jingle, Frasier struggles to think of one. Still trying harder, Frasier cancels dinner with Niles, and when he reveals why, Niles is interested and offers to help. Making the tune extremely complex, Frasier enlists Niles as the announcer for a dramatic monologue. Meanwhile, when brushing his teeth, Martin invents a catchy little tune for Frasier, who dismisses it instantly. Still thinking something is missing from his tune, Frasier hires an orchestra and choir to perform in it. He has also promised Roz's new boyfriend Leon a role, eventually giving him the part of lead triangle (the regular player has tinnitus). Daphne, Kenny and Martin arrive and join Roz to listen to Frasier's long-awaited song. At the end of the two-minute piece (which combines a Broadway musical-style chorus with an incongruous film-score background for Niles' monologue), Kenny is left speechless. In private, he then explains he did not want something so elaborate. Daphne talks Martin into singing his ditty. Kenny loves it and tells Frasier to come up with something more like that. Starting again, Frasier can't think of anything and admits that he doesn't think he can do 'simple'. He asks Martin's advice, and is told to try "saying what you do" and then adds a tune to it, allowing him to come up with another catchy jingle which Frasier hates at first, but he eventually relents and adds his own words to it.
158 14 "Big Crane on Campus" Sheldon Epps Mark Reisman February 3, 2000 (2000-02-03) N/A
Frasier runs into Lorna Lenley (Jean Smart) at Café Nervosa, who went to his school and was one of the most popular girls. She is now working in real estate. He used to have a crush on her, but never had the courage to ask her out, and suddenly meeting her again, he reverts to the same state of mind and asks if she can come round to appraise his apartment. She arrives that evening, and Niles can hardly believe his eyes, also remembering her from school. Eventually, Frasier admits to Lorna the real reason he wanted to see her, and she takes it very well. In fact, she stays for dinner, and is still with Frasier the following morning. It is at this point that he sees another side to her: she smokes, she shouts down the phone, she is not very refined, and Frasier becomes concerned that they have no future together. However, soon afterward she invites him to accompany her to the retirement dinner of their school football coach, and he imagines the reactions of the formerly popular students if they saw him arrive with Lorna. Meanwhile, Niles enlists Daphne to help him cook dinner for Mel, and a tender moment between them ends with an interruption by Martin. When she snaps at his father, Niles suspects that she may be in love with him. Upon hearing this, Frasier tells him that he merely imagined Daphne's discomfiture and misinterpreted what he did see.
159 15 "Out with Dad" David Lee Joe Keenan February 10, 2000 (2000-02-10) N/A
It is Valentine's Day. Niles cancels a boys' night out with Frasier at the opera to be with his girlfriend Mel. Hoping to meet a beautiful woman he has been eying from across his box at the opera for several weeks, and not wanting to go alone, Frasier asks Martin to go with him. Having to choose between that and staying at home to watch Sophie's Choice with Roz and Daphne, Martin decides on the former and accompanies Frasier to see Rigoletto. Later at the opera, Frasier sees the gorgeous woman. He and Martin meet her (Emily, Marg Helgenberger) and the woman's mother, Helen (Mary Louise Wilson), during intermission. As Helen tries to ask Martin out on a date, Martin, finding her unattractive, panics. After a pause he lies and tells her he is gay. That evening, Emily brings her gay uncle, Edward (Brian Bedford), to Frasier's apartment, hoping to set him up with Martin. Martin does not realize that Edward is gay until it is largely too late. Realizing Edward's true sexuality and heightened interest in him, Martin pretends that he and Niles are an item. Niles finds a way out and leaves. While Frasier hopes to have a long Romantic night with Emily, Edward reminds her that he needs to get home as it is getting late. Emily readies to leave as she is Edward's ride. Just then, in the spirit of Valentine's Day, Martin offers to give Edward a ride home, giving Frasier and Emily the evening together.
160 16 "Something About Dr. Mary" Wil Shriner Jay Kogen February 17, 2000 (2000-02-17) N/A
Roz is going on holiday, and desperate to avoid having her replaced by Chuck Ranberg (who has a distracting speech impediment), Frasier decides to hire someone from outside KACL. He appoints a woman from a community outreach program called Mary Thomas (Kim Coles), who is initially reluctant to speak during the broadcast, even to introduce callers, but soon overcomes that and even interrupts with her own advice. Her style is very different from Frasier's, and her delivery is very light-hearted and jovial. Frasier finds this irritating, but is reluctant to be critical. Martin attributes this to the fact that Mary is black, believing that his son is too sensitive about that. The listeners enjoy this new style, and callers even start addressing her as "Dr. Mary". Kenny is so pleased that he makes the arrangement permanent and moves Roz to Gil's show; Frasier is horrified, but has no idea how to voice his grievances without sounding bigoted. He suggests to Kenny that Mary should be allowed to present a show as call screening is limiting her and Kenny agrees, but the result is not what he expected as Kenny makes her his co-host. Between Mary and the new call screener (who is just as outspoken), Frasier finds himself barely able to get a word in on his own show. Meanwhile, Daphne sustains an injury by being in the wrong place during Niles' demonstration of his new skills at kickboxing. Niles is mortified, and insists on doing all Daphne's household chores until she has fully recovered. Martin decides to take advantage of the fact that, until now, his son had no idea what these chores were.
161 17 "Whine Club" Kelsey Grammer Bob Daily & Jon Sherman February 24, 2000 (2000-02-24) 21.3
Frasier is very excited about the prospect of being elected "Corkmaster" of his local wine club, which he has asked Niles to nominate him for. During conversation on the subject with Roz, discussion turns to Mel, and Frasier admits that he does not know her very well, so suggests having Sunday brunch that week to get to know her better. However, whilst Niles is getting ready for the wine club meeting, Mel insidiously manages to convince him to run against his brother for the position of Corkmaster, playing on his pride. As a result, at the meeting that night Frasier is stunned when Niles reveals his intention to run against him. When the votes come in at a tie, a wine-tasting tiebreaker overseen by the outgoing corkmaster (Anthony Heald) sees Niles narrowly win. Frasier is gracious in defeat, until he discovers that Mel provided the impetus for Niles' decision to stand. This revelation is just one of a series of events during the brunch that bring out a collective distaste for Mel among all present, although no one says anything to her or Niles. Frasier is sorely tempted, realizing that her emasculating influence is comparable to that of Maris. Meanwhile, Martin has embarked on an affair with Claire Wojadubakowski, an old friend whose husband Stan was buried a few weeks before. As Martin and Stan were quite close, he is feeling quite guilty over this, and endeavors to conceal the fact from Frasier.
162 18 "Hot Pursuit" Sheldon Epps Charlie Hauck March 23, 2000 (2000-03-23) 14.0
Donny asks for Martin's help in obtaining surveillance photos for one of his court cases. Martin is thrilled at the idea of a stakeout, remembering his days with the police force; Niles is worried about the potential risks of the neighborhood, and decides to go along and keep his father company. Frasier and Roz are attending a broadcast conference out of town, and when Frasier discovers that he has no room at the hotel, he asks to sleep on Roz's couch. She reluctantly agrees, conceding that neither of them is likely to need the room if the cocktail party is the usual Bacchanalian revel. Unfortunately, they both suffer similar lack of success, and end up together in Roz's room sharing champagne and stories. Frasier, it happens, has been growing a beard, which Roz says makes him "like Frasier, but not Frasier"; he has a similar reaction when she shows him a blond wig that she bought on a whim. Somehow the idea of being strangers holds a mutual excitement for them...
163 19 "Morning Becomes Entertainment" Pamela Fryman Rob Hanning & Jay Kogen April 6, 2000 (2000-04-06) 16.7
Roz brings disturbing news to Café Nervosa: Frasier's show is being taken off the air for a week. This happens to be at the time when he is re-negotiating his contract with KACL, so he believes this is a tactic of theirs. Bebe Glazer soon tells him that the situation is bleak, but he and Roz have been offered the chance to host AM Seattle on television. This is a lower brow program, of a much lower caliber than his own, but for a long time Frasier has dreamed of appearing on television, and decides to accept. Roz turns up on the first day with a fever and delirium, and is thus incapable of co-hosting, so Bebe steps into her place. During the show, Frasier makes several valiant attempts to raise the level of decorum, but Bebe artfully keeps it light, persuading him to do impressions and so forth. By the end of the week, they are both intoxicated by the experience. However Frasier learns that Bebe is stalling the negotiations with KACL and starts to suspect that she is angling to make their move to AM Seattle permanent. Meanwhile, Martin's eyesight seems to be deteriorating and causing embarrassment, and Daphne has been pestering him to get some glasses. He has no idea that the choice he finally makes is a pair of women's glasses, despite the mirth they provoke from everyone.
164 20 "To Thine Old Self Be True" Robert H. Egan Dan O'Shannon April 27, 2000 (2000-04-27) 20.4
Donny is having trouble with his best man, who cannot organize his bachelor party, so Frasier volunteers to make the arrangements for him. Donny's instinctive reaction is to refuse, but Frasier insists, hoping he can overturn the impression that he is too much of an aesthete for this job. Daphne is relieved when she finds out, predicting that Frasier will organize a low-key, civilized event. Martin decides to help out by inviting a stripper (Rachel York) to the apartment for an interview, and she turns up dressed as a policewoman. Frasier runs into difficulty when he gives her some suggestions about an encore for her act, and they end up handcuffed together, without a key to release them. Frasier then has to do his best to hide this fact from Daphne, and numerous visitors, including Mel, Maris and his neighbor, Regan.
165 21 "The Three Faces of Frasier" Pamela Fryman Jon Sherman May 4, 2000 (2000-05-04) 16.8
Frasier has an announcement to make, for which he is taking Martin, Daphne and Niles out to dinner at Stefano's Italian restaurant. Niles refuses to go, making up an excuse about a patient's crisis; the truth is, he had an embarrassing experience at this restaurant as a child, and is still traumatized by it. Frasier has to make the announcement without him: the restaurant is putting a sketch of his face on their Seattle Wall of Fame, and the unveiling is that very evening. He is most proud, until he sees the caricature; the artist has exaggerated the forehead, presumably to convey a man of learning. Frasier insists on returning the following evening with Niles, to have a tactful word with Stefano about changing it. Luckily, the artist is also in the restaurant, so Stefano agrees to his request. The new caricature has a more proportioned forehead, but Niles points out that it is not recognizable as Frasier, and suddenly they are back where they started.
166 22 "Dark Side of the Moon" David Lee Lori Kirkland May 11, 2000 (2000-05-11) 23.0
Daphne is receiving anger management therapy, in the wake of a four-car pile-up. She explains her situation to Dr. McCaskill (S. Epatha Merkerson), and the episode continues in flashback: Donny has organized a surprise bridal shower for Daphne, held at Niles' apartment, and has invited a special guest, announcing him as Daphne's favorite brother. She is thrilled, expecting to see Stephen. It turns out to be Simon, and judging by the expression on his sister's face, he is definitely not her favorite. Frasier was also expecting Stephen, and had already agreed to let him stay at Elliott Bay Towers, so he is not pleased that Donny invited the wrong brother. Having Simon as a guest proves very trying for Frasier, especially when he intercepts a friend of Daphne's whom Frasier was hoping to ask out, and gives him a cold. Daphne's patience is also tested to the limit when she finds herself waiting on her brother as much as Frasier and Martin, and being treated no better. Then Donny arrives unexpectedly with his parents, a day ahead of schedule, and when Daphne discovers her favorite dress has been ruined in the laundry, that proves to be the final straw. Dr. McCaskill wonders why Daphne keeps mentioning her favorite dress, and why she was wearing it to the bridal shower she didn't know she was having. It is revealed in flashback that Daphne wore the dress because she thought she'd be spending the evening alone with Niles, which forces her to face that her feelings for him may have changed, and she's no longer sure that Donny is the man she loves.
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"Something Borrowed, Someone Blue" Pamela Fryman Christopher Lloyd & Joe Keenan May 18, 2000 (2000-05-18) 33.7
Frasier, Daphne, Niles, Mel and Martin return from the funeral of Morrie, the doorman of Elliott Bay Towers. Martin bears a final gift from Morrie; a rare bottle of wine. Niles confesses to Frasier that he feels anxious about his relationship with Mel. After Niles denies that he still possesses feelings for Daphne, Frasier urges his brother to seize the moment and move on. Daphne reveals to Frasier that she knows about Niles' seven-year crush on her and she has fallen in love with him. When Niles returns from a retreat, however, he announces that he and Mel are married. Frasier tells Niles that Daphne knows how he feels towards her, and that there is a possibility she shares his feelings. Managing to get Daphne alone, Niles tells her that he loves her and they share their first intended romantic kiss. Daphne then tells Niles that they have made too many commitments to others to back out now. The next morning, Niles sits in the Winnebago, unable to watch Daphne be married. Martin and Frasier join him and prepare to enjoy the rare bottle of wine, only to discover that the wine is undrinkable. Frasier and Martin leave Niles alone, until Daphne, in her wedding dress, asks if he wants to go on a date. She has chosen him, and can finally call him "Niles".


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"And the Dish Ran Away with the Spoon" Pamela Fryman David Angell & Peter Casey October 24, 2000 (2000-10-24) 28.6
Niles and Daphne, inside Martin's Winnebago, are about to run from Daphne's wedding. As they reach the end of the driveway, they both realise that they cannot run from their responsibilities and bravely choose to go back and face the music. Reluctantly, Daphne confesses her feelings for Niles to Donny, and Niles breaks up with Mel. The next day, both Niles and Daphne are more intimate but more uncomfortable around each other. Daphne receives flowers from Donny, accompanied by a summons, revealing that Donny is suing her for emotional distress and breach of contract. Against Martin's advice, Frasier goes to see Donny, and attempts to persuade him to drop the lawsuit. Unfortunately, he inadvertently reveals his own minor role in events, which only prompts Donny to add him to the lawsuit. Niles, meanwhile, is not faring much better; Mel has no desire to be embarrassed by her husband leaving her for another woman after only four days. As a result, she agrees to grant Niles a divorce, but she has a list of demands: she will end the marriage, after what she deems a suitable period of time; meanwhile, Niles will play the dutiful husband in public. Niles agrees, but is less than thrilled to hear that their first social function will be their wedding reception, to be held that night. Daphne is less than pleased to hear about Niles and Mel's arrangement, still less his wedding reception, which means that Niles must cancel a date the two had planned. The reception proves far from enjoyable for the "happy couple". Mel in particular is not pleased to see Frasier, having heard from Donny about his "minor involvement" in their recent unhappiness and attempts to embarrass him by forcing him to make a speech, only for Frasier to toast Niles and 'the love of his life', pointedly meaning Daphne. Mel is left seething, and takes spiteful pleasure in pointing out to Niles that, under the terms of their arrangement, he cannot be seen in public with Daphne. When she hears this, Daphne is furious and very upset, rashly wishing she could reverse the last few days. Frasier's attempts to mediate and avoid an argument only sees Niles and Daphne viciously turn on him, angrily blaming him for his interference and for ruining everything. Daphne storms to her room, and Niles, refusing to apologize to Frasier, is thrown out of the apartment. Soon afterwards, Daphne timidly attempts to initiate a conversation with a hurt and unreceptive Frasier, before tearfully apologizing. Frasier accepts Daphne's apology and they reconcile. He decides to help her and Niles out once more: if they cannot go out to dinner, he will bring the dinner to them.
171 3 "The Bad Son" Sheldon Epps Rob Hanning October 31, 2000 (2000-10-31) 18.6
Frasier espies an attractive woman while travelling on a bus in the rain. He is not quick enough to introduce himself before she disembarks, but he does hear enough of her conversation to gather that her name is Miranda, and she works at a retirement home called The Colonnade. Encouraged by Niles, he decides to go there, and tricks Martin into accompanying him; Martin believes they are on the way to see a basketball game. Frasier finds Miranda, and pretends that he is considering The Colonnade as a home for his father. Later on in the conversation, he asks her for a date, and she accepts. Meanwhile, Martin has been talking to some of the residents, who are playing poker. Frasier, of course, has no real intention of putting Martin into the home; it is only later, on his date with Miranda, that he learns his father has filled in the application. Niles and Daphne have planned a romantic dinner together, hoping to watch a meteor shower. Frasier moves them onto the roof of Elliott Bay Towers, so that he and Miranda can have some privacy. In the course of the evening, the door onto the roof closes, separating Niles and Daphne until the night watchman arrives.
172 4 "The Great Crane Robbery" Katy Garretson Gayle Abrams November 14, 2000 (2000-11-14) 18.2
The new owner of KACL is a young computer billionaire who is a fan of Frasier's radio show. Frasier arranges a meeting at his apartment so that he can offer some suggestions to improve the show. Once the owner, Todd, arrives and they start talking, Frasier learns that Todd has become rich so quickly that he now finds himself in high society with no idea how to dress, behave or hold conversation. He is clearly in awe of Frasier's own apartment and sense of style, so Frasier offers to act as his mentor. He is subsequently very surprised when his protégé does not merely take advice from him; he replicates his clothes, his car, even the design of his apartment. Niles is struggling to keep up with Mel's demands. She announces that he must be seen to drive her away, by behaving badly and thus humiliating himself in public. Since it is against his nature not to act with the utmost decorum at all times, he finds this demand difficult, and when he finally manages to obey it, Mel's plan backfires spectacularly.
173 5 "Taking Liberties" Kelsey Grammer Sam Johnson & Chris Marcil November 21, 2000 (2000-11-21) 18.1
Frasier is perusing the "Help Wanted" section of the newspaper when Niles arrives at Café Nervosa, intent on drowning his sorrows in espresso. He is still trapped in his marriage with Mel, who is still forcing him to act the fool at various social gatherings, now merely out of spite. The latest occasion was at the funeral of a local luminary, who Frasier is interested to learn employed a butler whose services are now available. So it is that Ferguson, a classically trained and refined Englishman from a long line of butlers, comes to live in the Crane household, immediately impressing the family with his polite manner and charming intelligence. He advises Frasier on appropriate gifts to send to the new chairman of the Opera Board, Alan Murchie, to gain his favour and therefore secure a vacant place on the Board. When hearing of Daphne and Niles' clandestine relationship, he expresses a belief that social class remains too strong a presence in such relationships, inevitably dooming them to failure. Frasier decides to hold a pre-opera party, at which his place on the board will hopefully be sealed. Once again, Ferguson's talents prove essential, both in organising the party and ensuring that Martin is removed. Niles arrives to go on a date with Daphne, but unfortunately, Mel has been invited along to the party at the last minute. Daphne begins to despair that the charade will never end and that Niles will not risk his social standing for her. She soon sees, however, that Niles has a breaking point.
174 6 "Legal Tender Love and Care" Pamela Fryman Saladin K. Patterson November 28, 2000 (2000-11-28) 17.9
Frasier has hired an expensive lawyer to represent him and Daphne in the lawsuit that Donny is bringing against them. He claims to have chosen the best; everyone else believes he chose the prettiest. When Abby arrives to have a meeting with them at Frasier's apartment, she makes the startling announcement that Donny has just called and dropped the case. Daphne and Niles are delighted, but Frasier, though pleased for them, is anxious not to lose the opportunity to get to know Abby better. He suggests a celebratory dinner, and Abby interprets this as being for everyone, so he has to clarify when he walks her to the elevator. Fortunately, she is happy to go out with him; unfortunately, when he receives her bill, he cannot help feeling that he is being overcharged. Martin has his own ideas about how trustworthy lawyers are. Daphne gets another shock soon after the first: while out at dinner with Frasier, Niles, Martin and Abby, she runs into Donny, who announces that he is engaged again.
175 7 "The New Friend" Scott Ellis Bob Daily December 5, 2000 (2000-12-05) 16.4
While waiting at a restaurant for Niles to turn up, Frasier espies Roz with a man, and asks if he can join them. Before long, Roz receives a phonecall from her babysitter and has to leave in a hurry, which gives Frasier a few minutes of conversation with her date, Luke. He learns that Luke lives on a boat, having dropped out of Harvard and sailed around the world in search of adventure, and he has plenty of stories to tell. He and Frasier get on well for some time afterwards, until Roz arrives at Frasier's apartment in tears one day and announces that she caught Luke with another woman and dumped him. Frasier knows that he owes it to Roz, who was his friend first, not to continue spending time with Luke, but he is in the middle of helping Luke write his memoirs, and since he does not make good friends very often, he cannot bring himself to end the friendship. He decides to spare Roz's feelings by not telling her this; little does he know that she also has trouble keeping away from him. Martin becomes cross with Niles on discovering that, instead of looking after Eddie while Martin was on a fishing trip, Niles put him in a kennel (although he insists it was a spa). He seems not to have noticed that Daphne is beginning to gain weight.
176 8 "Mary Christmas" Pamela Fryman Eric Zicklin December 12, 2000 (2000-12-12) 15.9
It is nearly time for the Seattle Christmas Parade, and Frasier, who as a child viewed this event as marking the official start of Christmas, is keen to co-host the KACL coverage with Kelly Kirkland. He ingratiates himself by inviting her for a meal at his apartment, and prepares dishes that have featured in her Channel 6 show. She is very happy to give him the job, but the following day Kelly announces that she has food poisoning and is unable to host at all. Suddenly, Frasier finds himself co-hosting with Dr. Mary Thomas, recently returned to KACL by popular demand.
177 9 "Frasier's Edge" David Lee Jon Sherman & Dan O'Shannon January 9, 2001 (2001-01-09) 18.1
KACL has nine nominations in this year's Seattle Broadcasting Awards, and Frasier is being given the Stephen R. Shafer Lifetime Achievement Award. He receives some flowers and a congratulatory note from his old Harvard mentor, Dr. William Tewkesbury. His analytical mind raises a concern that the note says: "you must be very proud" (not "I am proud of you"). He decides to call on Dr. Tewkesbury before attending the award ceremony, to ask him about a possible subtext in the note. There is none; his secretary wrote it for him. However, the ensuing conversation sets Frasier thinking about his achievements, and he suddenly feels a terrible sense of emptiness. Meanwhile, Martin is doing his best to give Niles constant reassurance that, although Frasier is the one receiving an award, Niles is just as successful. Niles is touched, but finds his efforts a little tiresome. Daphne has continued to eat constantly and put on weight, and Niles is the only one who hasn't noticed.
178 10 "Cranes Unplugged" Sheldon Epps Lori Kirkland January 16, 2001 (2001-01-16) 17.9
In the wake of his conversation with Dr. Tewkesbury, Frasier has decided to stop defining his success by his career, and to focus on his son. To this end, he invites Frederick to stay for the weekend, and makes several plans for edifying activities. He is disappointed when Frederick, now thirteen, arrives and shows no interest in spending time with his father. He prefers watching MTV, playing on his Game Boy and talking on the phone with his friends. Frustrated, Frasier decides to take his son on a camping trip, so they can bond away from all electronic distractions. When Frederick protests Frasier decides to bring Martin as well. Meanwhile, Daphne is trying to set Roz up with Niles' squash partner, an attractive surgeon called Jack, but Roz is distressed when he cancels at the last minute, claiming a medical emergency.
179 11 "Motor Skills" Pamela Fryman Story by: Sam Johnson & Chris Marcil
Teleplay by: Eric Zicklin
January 30, 2001 (2001-01-30) 17.1
After an embarrassing occasion when Frasier's car broke down and he had to admit to his date that he knew nothing about engines, he and Niles decide to attend an evening class in basic car maintenance. The experience reminds them of being back at school, but this time they struggle and decide to quit. However, when Daphne and Martin reveal to Niles and Frasier respectively just how proud they are, they wonder if their decision to quit was too hasty. Roz persuades them to try an approach that they never used at school. Roz has bought a Dalmatian puppy for Alice and asks Martin for some help looking after him. However, Roz becomes annoyed when Martin starts to become overbearing in his efforts, even to the extent of naming the dog before Alice has a chance.
180 12 "The Show Must Go Off" Robert H. Egan Mark Reisman February 6, 2001 (2001-02-06) 14.2
While attending a science fiction convention for the benefit of his son, Frasier espies Jackson Hedley (Derek Jacobi), an actor whom he remembers from childhood; it was this man who first introduced him to the delights of William Shakespeare. He has long since given up the stage and now plays an android called Tobor in TV show Space Patrol. Frasier thinks (and Niles later agrees with him) that this was a great loss to the theatre, and the brothers decide to revive Hedley's career by producing a one-man show for him. Hedley is delighted by the proposition. However, when they see him in action, the brothers start to have their doubts as to whether it is really such a good idea.
181 13 "Sliding Frasiers" Pamela Fryman Dan O'Shannon & Bob Daily February 13, 2001 (2001-02-13) 14.7
Frasier is in Café Nervosa trying to decide whether to wear a smart suit or a casual sweater to go speed dating. The episode has two parallel storylines, which interchange throughout. They diverge at the point where he makes the decision: (1) Frasier chooses the suit. He then collides with an attractive woman on the way out of the café, falls and injures his shoulder. The woman, Monica, takes him to hospital, and he returns home afterwards in an excellent mood. He then proceeds to dote on Monica, sending her endless flowers, poems and chocolates. At first, she is touched by his attention, but by the time they attend the Heart Association benefit dinner together on Valentine's Day, she is becoming tired of it. Meanwhile, Roz has been getting on very well with Mike Schafer, a KACL employee whom she encountered in Nervosa. Daphne decides to cook a special meal for Niles, but accidentally includes an ingredient he is allergic to. As a result, he falls ill which ruins a surprise trip to Cancun he had planned for the two. (2) Frasier chooses the sweater, and while Monica collides with Mike in the background, he goes speed dating and has a miserable evening. He returns home later in a foul mood, which is not helped by Daphne and Niles reveling in their relationship as they prepare for their trip (since Frasier did not injure his shoulder, he carried Daphne's grocery bags and spotted the ingredient that Niles was allergic to). Roz suggests Frasier join her for the benefit dinner, and offers to bring a date for him. He is horrified when he discovers that this blind date is one of the women he encountered speed dating. (Outcome) Both storylines converge at an intersection, where both versions of Frasier, after listening to an enamoured caller on a repeat broadcast of his show, decide to make a U-turn towards the restaurant where the caller had mentioned she was the chef and had put forth the proposition of meeting her there on any occasion. During the credits scene, Martin ends up doing the same thing, albeit with minor differences, in both scenarios: relaxing in his chair, drinking beer, and petting Eddie.
182 14 "Hungry Heart" Kelsey Grammer Gayle Abrams February 20, 2001 (2001-02-20) 16.6
Kenny appears at Frasier's apartment in a panic, and explains that he has a date with a young woman he met in a bar. Frasier, realising that Kenny does not want to jeopardise his marriage, offers to go to the restaurant and make his apologies to this Janis. What he does not realise is that Janis left a message on Kenny's answering machine at home, and Kenny's wife went first to the restaurant, chased Janis away, then sat and waited for her husband. Frasier arrives, and assumes that she is Janis, and she decides not to tell him the truth. They end up dining together, and Frasier believes he has saved Kenny's marriage. However, when they decide to meet again, Kenny starts to suspect that his wife is having an affair. Meanwhile, Daphne has now gained so much weight that even Niles cannot ignore it, especially when she has a fall in the apartment and it takes all three Crane men to lift her back up. Niles promises to help her lose weight, but Daphne is unable to stop eating just like that.
183 15 "Hooping Cranes" Kelsey Grammer Jon Sherman February 27, 2001 (2001-02-27) 12.9
Frasier receives four free tickets to a Seattle SuperSonics basketball game from a grateful caller and Martin is delighted thinking his son put a lot of effort into getting them. They both go with Niles to the game, and Martin sells the fourth ticket. Both his sons find the experience tedious, and insist on repeatedly switching seats. Then Niles is shocked to hear that his seat number has been selected to attempt a shot at the basket at half-time with the chance to win a pickup truck. Everyone else is even more shocked when he makes the shot successfully and he spends the next few days enjoying the notoriety. Frasier is pleased for his brother initially but soon becomes annoyed at all the glory he is receiving for a fluke shot. Meanwhile Roz has started dating a Frenchman who speaks no English.
184 16 "Docu.Drama" David Lee Sam Johnson & Chris Marcil March 6, 2001 (2001-03-06) 17.7
Roz has the chance to create her own documentary, and she has decided to use the theme of outer space. Frasier persuades her to let him act as narrator, assuring her that he has no problem working for her for a change. However, at the first meeting they have with the scriptwriters, Frasier makes many suggestions and Roz dismisses them all. This leads to an argument, in which she accuses him of being overbearing and he quits the programme. The atmosphere between them is tense for a while afterwards, with neither agreeing to apologise or back down. Then Roz announces that she has replaced Frasier with former astronaut John Glenn. He is furious, but determined to prove that she was shutting him out deliberately. Meanwhile, Martin and Niles decide to build a kite together for the recently reinstated spring kite festival. They are extremely proud of their dragon, but Martin forbids Niles from testing it outdoors. Niles, however, cannot resist the temptation of a handy balcony.
185 17 "It Takes Two to Tangle" Wil Shriner Rob Hanning March 27, 2001 (2001-03-27) 15.7
Bryce Academy is in danger of closure, and Frasier and Niles are desperate to find benefactors to help save their old school. Having no success with alumni, they decide to organise a party for some wealthy friends of theirs. Unfortunately, almost all the guests turn out to be short of funds themselves, but then the brothers espy Penelope Janvier, a rich widow with her own foundation. Martin meets her first, and she asks him out, much to his sons' surprise, although they realise this could prove useful to them. They are even more surprised some time later, when Martin returns from dinner with Penelope, and has another woman with him called Estelle. He announces that he plans to juggle the women, as he has seen Frasier do. This turns out not to be the only potential problem for the brothers, when they meet Penelope's obstructive son, William.
186 18 "Forgotten But Not Gone" Pamela Fryman David Lloyd April 17, 2001 (2001-04-17) 13.3
On the night of Niles' inauguration for a second term as Corkmaster of the Wine Club, Frasier arrives late and announces his resignation. It turns out that he plans to host a new segment on KACL at the end of Gil Chesterton's Restaurant Beat, called the Wine Corner, and he prefers not to do both. Frasier invites the members of the club to call into the show to enliven the discussion. He is subsequently very disappointed to receive no calls from them whatsoever. He discovers that Niles, annoyed at being upstaged at his inauguration, is using a rule in the Wine Club constitution to prohibit all Wine Club members from calling in. This leads to a rift between the brothers, which Martin refuses to tolerate. He, meanwhile, has a temporary new physical therapist called Frederica who works him very hard but provides excellent food.
187 19 "Daphne Returns" Pamela Fryman Dan O'Shannon & Bob Daily May 1, 2001 (2001-05-01) 17.6
Daphne is returning home from the weight spa after her recent struggles with weight, and Niles goes to collect her. He is excited about their planned weekend getaway, and the chance that he will finally get to consummate his relationship with Daphne. Returning from the spa, however, Daphne reveals that her therapist, Gloria, informed her that her recent weight gain stemmed from her own insecurity about her relationship with Niles. Niles is hurt and defensive about this revelation, and so Daphne’s welcome-home party is an unusually tense affair. Niles’ touchy and mean-spirited remarks about Gloria’s advice begin to set Daphne’s mood on edge, until she angrily tells Niles to leave. The next day, Frasier visits Niles at his office to help sort matters out. He suggests to Niles that Gloria’s advice might be sound, as Daphne has seven years of Niles’ fantasy to live up to; Niles insists, however, that he has a realistic appraisal of Daphne and her virtues. Niles and Frasier revisit several previous episodes in flashback with the later incarnations of the characters edited into the original scenes with chroma key compositing. It soon becomes clear that, contrary to his protests, Niles has placed Daphne on a pedestal and has formed an unrealistically idealised impression of her and her virtues. Niles is shaken. Frasier suggests that this is because Niles is afraid of embracing the real, flawed Daphne in case her flaws prove too much for the relationship to survive, thus resulting in Niles having spent the previous seven years pining for nothing more than a dream. Niles decides to sort things out with Daphne, and his approach to the problem is direct but effective.
188 20 "The Wizard and Roz" Sheldon Epps Saladin K. Patterson May 8, 2001 (2001-05-08) 14.5
Frasier has been receiving some informal therapy from Dr. Tewkesbury, his old Harvard mentor, whom he holds in the highest esteem. He runs into him unexpectedly one day at Café Nervosa, and introduces him to Roz. He is subsequently startled when, calling round to Roz's apartment a few days later, he finds Dr. Tewksbury there with Roz, wearing one of her robes. It turns out that they got on well after that initial introduction. After that, Frasier cannot get the image of his esteemed mentor in a silk robe out of his head. Daphne makes Niles promise not to go to Nervosa after she has a premonition that something bad will happen to him there. She later catches him in there with a coffee, and is very angry. They decide to call in a specialist, who can apply scientific methods to test her alleged psychic abilities.
189 21 "Semi-Decent Proposal" Katy Garretson Lori Kirkland May 15, 2001 (2001-05-15) 15.6
While shopping for a DVD player, Frasier meets an attractive woman called Claire. He soon discovers that she is a friend of Lana, former prom queen of his school whom he dated briefly in the past. Claire confides in him that she is organising a surprise birthday party for Lana, and asks Frasier if he can bring her, pretending it is a friendly date; Frasier agrees, but only to gain access to Claire, whom he finds more appealing. Unfortunately, he does not realise that Lana already has someone in mind to match up with Claire, so once at the party he has to compete for her attention. Lana is also looking for someone to tutor her son in U.S. History.
190 22 "A Passing Fancy" Kelsey Grammer Jon Sherman May 15, 2001 (2001-05-15) 15.6
Lana has agreed to ensure that Frasier gets a chance with Claire, if he tutors her son Kirby in U.S. History so that he gets a passing grade. Frasier finds Kirby difficult to motivate, until he introduces him to Roz. They come to their own arrangement: Kirby promises to study hard if Frasier can persuade Roz to accompany him to his prom. Roz has already asked Frasier for a particular day off, so she can queue for tickets to a Bruce Springsteen concert, and he has refused. Now, therefore, he offers to get the tickets for her if she will do this for Kirby. All these arrangements are secrets, but they can only stay under wraps for so long.
191 23 "A Day in May" Kelsey Grammer Eric Zicklin & Lori Kirkland May 22, 2001 (2001-05-22) 17.9
On this particular day, the three Crane men are all in different places: Frasier is reluctantly helping Lana as she tries to sell a house, despite the depressed owner driving away all potential buyers; Niles and Daphne take Eddie for a walk in the park, and Niles meets Jim, an attractive dog owner whom Daphne sees there often; Martin is attending the parole hearing of the man who shot him years ago.
192 24 "The Cranes Go Caribbean" Kelsey Grammer Mark Reisman & Rob Hanning May 22, 2001 (2001-05-22) 17.9
Frasier is planning to take Claire on a trip to Belize. He has a collection of brochures which Martin finds, and he also decides to go, hoping to do some fishing. Frasier discusses the plan with his brother, and Daphne overhears and assumes Niles is planning to go with her, to celebrate one year of their relationship. In the end, they all go, but Frasier and Claire arrive late after missing their flight; Lana drove them to the airport and her impatient driving caused an accident. Frasier has increasing difficulty enjoying himself, arriving late and discovering that his special room has been given away, that his restaurant table is gone, and that most of the fish on the menu has run out. Martin, however, has great fun fishing, and Niles and Daphne sample the experience of public nudity, not realising that there is a fisherman nearby with a telescopic camera lens.

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"Don Juan in Hell" Kelsey Grammer Sam Johnson & Chris Marcil
Lori Kirkland
September 25, 2001 (2001-09-25) 19.6
Frasier and his family are still with Claire in Belize. Niles and Martin think Claire is wonderful (although Daphne resents this), but Frasier is troubled by a dream he had about Lana, and wonders if he is with the right woman. On returning to Seattle, he meets a man at a lost luggage office who is torn between two women, and who asks Frasier's advice as a psychiatrist. Frasier says he must consider whom he would spend the rest of his life with, prompting him to choose his ex-wife over his new woman. This sets Frasier thinking, and on returning to his apartment he finds Claire and breaks up with her, to the indignation of the rest of his family (and also Daphne, surprisingly). He then attends Kirby's graduation party with Roz, hoping to discuss his feelings with Lana, but is astonished when the man from the luggage office also turns up. It turns out that this man, Bob, is Kirby's father, who left Lana for his dental hygienist. Now he wants her back, acting on Frasier's advice. Lana throws him out, and then retires to her bedroom. Kirby begs Frasier to talk to her, and in the end he takes the honourable course by advising Lana to talk to Bob, since she clearly still has feelings for him. Returning home later in a state of distress, Frasier finds his family totally unsympathetic, and something Martin says particularly upsets him: "It's not easy coming up with happy talk every time you can't make it work with a woman." Frasier takes a drive by himself to think about this, and his thoughts manifest themselves on screen as a discussion between him, three former partners (Diane Chambers and ex-wives Lilith Sternin & Nanette Guzman) and even his late mother, as he searches for a reason why his relationships often fail. Before the search is over, he is confronted with a crowd consisting of "every woman [he] ever dated".
195 3 "The First Temptation of Daphne" Kelsey Grammer Gayle Abrams October 2, 2001 (2001-10-02) 16.5
While looking for a recipe in Niles' briefcase for him, Daphne mistakenly opens a file containing case notes for one of his patients. She discovers that this woman, Heather, is in love with Niles. He explains that transference is common among psychiatric patients, but also insists that he cannot discuss any specific case. Daphne, however, is tormented by curiosity, and Roz encourages her to find out more about this woman. This involves another visit into Niles' briefcase, entailing a breach of confidentiality that could jeopardise his entire career if it were known. Martin returns from a fruitless hunting trip, and Frasier is horrified to discover that he has unknowingly brought a cricket with him into the apartment. They cannot catch it, but they can always hear it. Anxious to avoid any solution involving dangerous chemicals, for Eddie's sake, Martin suggests using a gecko as a predator.
196 4 "The Return of Martin Crane" David Lee Dan O'Shannon & Bob Daily October 9, 2001 (2001-10-09) 15.1
Martin is about to start a new job as a security guard, and the occasion dredges up memories of the fateful day years ago when he was shot. These memories appear in flashback. Frasier has ordered a special congratulatory cake, which Roz delivers. Meanwhile, Niles has bought Daphne tickets to a Billy Joel concert for that evening, and she has bought him tickets to a festival of Mongolian throat-singing, also for that evening. This means they have to decide which to attend, so Niles offers Frasier the tickets to the throat-singing concert. Martin then points out that someone has to walk Eddie at 10 p.m, so as he prepares to leave for work, the others discuss (and argue) who should do this job. When Roz arrives with the cake, she finds herself drawn into the argument.
197 5 "Love Stinks" Katy Garretson Saladin K. Patterson October 16, 2001 (2001-10-16) 15.5
Frasier feels dejected one morning when he discovers a graffiti poem about him on the toilet wall at work, calling him a snob. He decides to host a party for the entire station in an attempt to get to know everyone better. He asks Roz to invite her new boyfriend, Roger, but she claims that she thinks Roger would be uncomfortable with the people at the party. When Frasier asks whether this has anything to do with Roger’s occupation (waste collector), Roz tersely denies having any problem. She later changes her mind, but closely watches Roger at the party and cuts in quickly every time his profession is mentioned in conversation. When Roger overhears Roz saying to Kenny that not everyone has a job they are proud of, he promptly leaves. After the party, Frasier has made friends with everyone, but he rues this new popularity among people with whom he has nothing in common, and wants things to be back the way they were. Meanwhile Roz feels upset after the break-up with Roger and admits to still being in love with him, although she cannot get past the issue of his job.
198 6 "Room Full of Heroes" Wil Shriner Eric Zicklin October 30, 2001 (2001-10-30) 15.4
Frasier is holding a Halloween fancy-dress party, which he is attending dressed as Sigmund Freud; the theme is that the guests arrive dressed as their personal heroes. Martin is dressed as Joe DiMaggio, and Daphne as Elton John. Roz arrives dressed as Wonder Woman, claiming she thought it was a superhero theme party. Niles arrives last, dressed as his father. Martin is thrilled and touched by the gesture, but Frasier is aghast and feels that Niles is making a blatant attempt to show him up and curry favour with Martin. Frasier has devised a party game: in character as their hero, each player draws a slip of paper with a question or situation, and must act out their hero's response in character. Its appeal wanes fast, and the party degenerates into drinking. Frasier, seeing his thoroughly-planned game fall apart, angrily storms out. He then has to confront the children of the building, who call him "Old Man Crane" and believe that he eats people's brains.
199 7 "Bla-Z-Boy" Robert H. Egan Jon Sherman November 6, 2001 (2001-11-06) 14.5
Over breakfast one morning, Martin happens to comment to Frasier that the day marks the eighth anniversary of the day that Martin moved in with him. The revelation makes Frasier unusually touchy, especially towards his father. His temper worsens when Martin accidentally spills oil over the carpet when trying to remedy a squeak in his recliner; Frasier irrationally views the accident as a deliberate act of hostility on Martin's part. He moves the furniture onto the balcony while the carpet is replaced, and the chair, positioned underneath a telescope in direct sunlight, catches fire. When the brothers notice, their efforts to put it out only serve to knock the chair off the balcony. Ill-disposed to take a positive view of the situation after Frasier's recent behaviour, Martin angrily accuses him of deliberately destroying the chair in retaliation. When the hostility between father and son reaches the point where the two are no longer speaking, Niles decides to use his experience as a couples therapist to mediate. Frasier has an exact, new replica of Martin's old chair built. Daphne has expressed an interest in playing the piano, so Niles offers to give her lessons. He also agrees to teach Roz, who picks up the technique much more quickly than Daphne. Niles is willing to persevere with Daphne, until he hears that she has been taught before, and her last teacher committed suicide.
200 8 "The Two Hundredth Episode" David Lee Rob Hanning November 13, 2001 (2001-11-13) 19.3
Frasier is celebrating two thousand editions of his show at KACL, with a guest appearance from Bill Gates, who ends up taking several calls about Microsoft products. Returning home afterward, Frasier opens a cupboard in his bedroom which is revealed to be full of cassette tapes, all containing recordings of his shows. Just after adding the two thousandth edition to his collection, he notices that one of the other cases is upside down, and on closer examination, finds that it contains a Hall & Oates tape. He calls in Niles, Martin and Daphne to find out who is responsible. Daphne confesses that she borrowed the tape and accidentally broke it. This prompts Frasier to broadcast an appeal to anyone who has a recording of the missing show. Niles becomes worried how the incomplete nature of his brother's collection is affecting him; staying in, sleeping late, not dressing. Frasier insists that he is quirky rather than obsessed, but when someone calls KACL and announces that they have the tape he seeks, he and Niles get a first-hand look at how far an obsession can go.
201 9 "Sharing Kirby" Kelsey Grammer Heide Perlman November 20, 2001 (2001-11-20) 19.3
Frasier and Roz are interviewing candidates for an internship at KACL. Kirby Gardner appears unexpectedly, and Frasier is worried when Kenny seems to favour him for the job. He has a quiet word in Kirby's ear, pretending that he has not been offered the job, but promises to find him another position. Soon afterwards, learning that Niles has acquired a case of Château Haut-Brion that he refuses to share, Frasier suggests his brother employ Kirby to help rearrange his library, as a form of revenge. Niles does so, and is horrified at the chaos that ensues. However, he then learns that Kirby knows the grand-daughter of the reclusive William Mulvehill, the owner of an impressive wine collection. He persuades Kirby to call on his behalf, and he discovers that Mulvehill will allow one visitor to the wine cellar. Frasier soon finds out about this, and the brothers subsequently compete at doing favours for Kirby, in the hope of being selected as that visitor.
202 10 "Junior Agent" Scott Ellis Bob Daily November 27, 2001 (2001-11-27) 16.4
The Seattle radio airwaves have a new star psychiatrist: Dr. Zach, a doctor from whom Frasier differs entirely. Dr. Zach's brand of radio is, as Frasier describes it, "suggestive smarmy sleaze", but it has become very popular. Kenny suggests Frasier emulate him a little to improve the ratings. Frasier prefers the idea of raising the advertising budget; Kenny disagrees. This prompts Frasier to contact his agent, but upon arriving at Bebe Glazer's office, he learns that her newest client is Dr. Zach himself. She passes Frasier on to her former assistant, Portia Sanders (Kristin Chenoweth), who has become a "full-fledged junior agent". Frasier refuses and storms out angrily, deciding to end his association with Bebe's agency. However, he finds Portia very persistent, determined to prove her abilities to him. Meanwhile, he is disappointed not to have any more offers from agents, so considers representing himself. Martin attempts to avoid a medical examination by asking Niles to write a prescription for him. Niles refuses to violate his ethics, so Martin devises a plan by which he hopes to force his hand.
203 11 "Bully for Martin" Stuart Ross Eric Zicklin December 11, 2001 (2001-12-11) 16.4

Frasier discovers that Martin's supervisor at work, Rich, is treating him badly, being unnecessarily bossy and disrespectful. It upsets Frasier to see his father in this situation, even though Martin insists that it does not bother him, because he respects the chain of command. Frasier decides to speak to the owner of the security company, who also happens to be Rich's son, and in order to ensure that their conversation remains confidential, he agrees to hire a bodyguard on a trial basis from the company. Unfortunately, this seems to do more harm than good, when Rich receives a reprimand from his son and assumes that Martin went over his head to complain. Meanwhile, Roz is boring everyone by talking endlessly about how well her relationship with Roger is going. It reaches the point where, no matter how obscure the topic of conversation, she can always turn it back to Roger. Eventually Niles, although he disapproves of his brother's meddling in Martin's business, agrees to help him solve the problem by confronting Rich, just to get away from listening to Roz.

Guest voice: Andy García
204 12 "Mother Load: Part 1" Sheldon Epps Lori Kirkland January 8, 2002 (2002-01-08) 14.0
Frasier is furious when he finds his parking space in Elliott Bay Towers encroached upon by the new SUV belonging to Cam Winston, his neighbour and nemesis. He takes the case to the condo board, and is delighted when his impassioned oration persuades them to rule that Cam must park in the sub-basement. However, Cam lives in the apartment above Frasier's, and he devises a suitable method of revenge, involving the American flag. Niles asks Daphne to move in with him, and she eagerly accepts, but when she receives a phonecall from her mother announcing an impending visit, she asks that the move be postponed. When Gertrude Moon arrives, Niles discovers why: she still believes Daphne to be a virgin. Rather than bring her husband, Gertrude turns up with Simon, Daphne's brother. For the next few days, both Crane brothers have a terrible time to endure, as Gertrude stays with Niles and Simon with Frasier.
205 13 "Mother Load: Part 2" Sheldon Epps Lori Kirkland January 15, 2002 (2002-01-15) 14.3
Daphne's father has walked out, and all her brothers except Simon support him. Her mother, Gertrude, continues to stay with Niles, but eventually Frasier grows tired of hosting Simon and throws him out. After unsuccessfully asking Roz for help, Simon decides to go and visit some friends in California, leaving Daphne to look after her mother. Daphne is already getting tired of entertaining Gertrude's delusion that she is still a virgin, and when her mother responds to the news of Simon's departure by commending his independence, Daphne finally loses patience. Cam Winston has completely obscured Frasier's view out of his apartment by hanging an American flag down over the balcony. Frasier is determined to take the case to the condo board, even though Martin warns him that any action he takes will just come across as an insult to the flag. At the subsequent and farcical meeting, Cam Winston responds to each of Frasier's complaints with professions of heartfelt patriotism, and receives enthusiastic approval from everyone else. In the end, Cam offers Frasier a deal: in return for moving the flag, he wants Frasier's parking space.
206 14 "Juvenilia" Katy Garretson Sam Johnson & Chris Marcil January 22, 2002 (2002-01-22) 13.8
Kenny announces to Frasier and Roz that some recent research into KACL listeners shows that Frasier's average listener is an older gentleman who keeps the radio on for company. He suggests Frasier reach out to the youth, by appearing on Teen Scene; Frasier, who appeared once before on that show, refuses initially, but when approached for an autograph by a young woman working for a hospice, he reluctantly consents. The representative of the Teen Scene panel whom he meets first, Emily, seems very intelligent and pleasant. Things change drastically when the show starts, and the panel asks Frasier numerous probing questions about his personal life. Fortunately, Kirby Gardner, who went to the same school as the panel members, is on hand to help out. Meanwhile, Niles decides to steal a street sign with Daphne's name on it as a romantic gesture. Daphne discovers that Martin kissed a woman named Peg at a work party, and although he insists that it was nothing special, he spends a few days waiting by the telephone in case she calls.
207 15 "The Proposal" Wil Shriner Rob Hanning February 5, 2002 (2002-02-05) 14.8
Niles is planning to propose to Daphne, and he wants everything to be just perfect. Frasier helps him to choose a ring; Roz advises him on what (and what not) to say; and even Martin takes part in the wine-tasting, although after several glasses he discovers why, when Niles asks him to take Daphne's mother out for the evening. He reluctantly agrees, and has to spend the evening fending off Gertrude's amorous advances. Meanwhile, while Frasier and Niles are arranging everything at Niles' apartment, and Wolfgang Puck is preparing dinner for them, Daphne arrives in a terrible state and announces that she has the flu. Suddenly, Frasier has to smuggle numerous participants out of the apartment unseen, but Niles soon realises that the event itself need not be postponed.
208 16 "Wheels of Fortune" Jerry Zaks Ken Levine & David Isaacs February 26, 2002 (2002-02-26) 19.0
Lilith's half-brother, Blaine Sternin (played by Michael Keaton), has come to Seattle. Frasier remembers him as an expert con-man, who sold him futures in kelp and stole a valuable salt server from him years ago. He is now resolutely determined not to fall for any more scams. Blaine turns up at his door in a wheelchair, announcing that he had a car accident which left him paralysed from the waist down. He claims to have had a deep religious conversion and seen the error of his ways, and to be working now as a preacher. He returns the salt server and asks Frasier for forgiveness. Niles, Martin and Daphne are all convinced, but not Frasier, and he refuses to rest until everyone else realises what a charlatan this man is.
209 17 "Three Blind Dates" Kelsey Grammer Gayle Abrams March 5, 2002 (2002-03-05) 17.8
Niles, Daphne and Roz feel sorry for Frasier when he tells them that he will be attending an art exhibition alone one evening. They realise that he has not had a proper relationship since Claire, and conspire to see if they can find suitable women for him to date. Niles suggests a former patient of his, Lisa, who has several interests in common with Frasier. He tries to engineer circumstances in which they could meet by chance, taking Frasier along to the bookstore which she owns, but without success. Roz then brings an artistic friend of hers called Suzanna to dinner at Frasier's apartment, but she and Frasier have a disagreement over the work of Benjamin Locklear. Finally, Martin puts Frasier in touch with a young woman called Kris, whom Frasier finds very attractive, but during their pre-dinner drinks at her favourite bar she starts playing pool with some friends and her attention disappears from Frasier almost completely. It is only when she sends him next door to get some change that his fortunes begin to improve.
210 18 "War of the Words" Sheldon Epps Saladin K. Patterson March 12, 2002 (2002-03-12) 14.4
Frederick is due to compete in the National Spelling Championship, and Frasier has been training him very thoroughly, even in stance and diet. Frederick does extremely well in the spelling bee, and is crowned National Champion. However, the parents of the runner-up notice an anomaly when watching the recording: it seems that Frasier was unconsciously mouthing the letters of the final word as Frederick spelled it out. The trophy is then re-awarded to the runner-up, Warren Clayton, but Frederick and Frasier are still invited to the finalists' banquet, where they are subjected to taunts and accusations of cheating. Frederick will not tolerate his father being called a cheater, and challenges Warren to a re-match.
211 19 "Deathtrap" Kelsey Grammer Jon Sherman April 2, 2002 (2002-04-02) 14.9
The first scene of this episode is a flashback to Frasier and Niles as schoolchildren, stealing a skull from the school science laboratory to use in a production of Hamlet. The Cranes' old family house is up for sale, and Frasier and Niles decide to pay it another visit, wondering if it would be worth purchasing and turning into a bed and breakfast. The owner, Mr Lasskopf, has no memory of them, but Martin remembers that he never returned their security deposit. The brothers soon realise that the house is too small to be a bed and breakfast, but then they remember that there is a memory chest hidden under a loose floorboard, so they return secretly after dark to find it. First, however, they find a human skull, and leap to the conclusion that they have stumbled upon an unsolved murder, involving Mrs Lasskopf.
212 20 "The Love You Fake" Katy Garretson Sam Johnson & Chris Marcil April 9, 2002 (2002-04-09) 14.2
Frasier's feud with Cam Winston has reignited after a leak in Frasier's apartment has been traced to Cam's washer dryer, leading Frasier to bribe the building's handyman to cut off Cam's water supply. Cam then comes down to complain, and seeing Eddie rather unwell and discovering Frasier's dislike of him, suggests that his mother, a vet who happens to be staying with him, could help out. Everyone gets along well with Cam's mother, except Frasier, who sees it as consorting with the enemy. Cam is none too pleased either at his mother talking to someone from Frasier's apartment. Martin and Cam's mother decide the time has come for Frasier and Cam to reconcile, so they decide to pretend they are a couple. This causes Frasier and Cam to come to some agreement via a treaty. Niles is conducting an experiment with a new contraption (the Segway), and is annoying everyone by refusing to share it. Daphne wants a washer dryer in the apartment.
213 21 "Cheerful Goodbyes" Sheldon Epps Heide Perlman April 30, 2002 (2002-04-30) 14.1
Frasier, Martin, Niles and Daphne are in Boston for a conference that Frasier and Niles will attend. They encounter Cliff Clavin (played by John Ratzenberger) at the airport bar, who thinks Frasier is in town for his retirement party, and end up going along to the party with him before dinner. Martin hits it off with Norm Peterson (George Wendt). Both are able to correctly figure out the other's preferred method of beer consumption by their handshake, and they swap beer stories. Daphne meets Cliff, and takes all of his erroneous trivial facts and stories at face value. Niles is the only person not having a good time; he has to prepare an introduction for Frasier's speech, and must continually postpone a dinner reservation at a fancy restaurant. Niles's mood changes, though, when Carla Tortelli (Rhea Perlman) begins telling him of all the pranks and jokes that she and the others used to play on Frasier. Eventually, Cliff confides in Frasier, saying that he does not believe any of his supposed friends actually care that he plans to leave town. When Cliff leaves for a walk around the block, Frasier shares this news, and inspires everyone to deliver speeches in Cliff's honor. Everything is going well...until Carla, after years of frustration at Cliff's chatter, snaps. She goes on a long rant, discussing how joyous she is that he is finally leaving, and claims that the last years of her life would have been more enjoyable had she been "covered in open sores and thrown into a pit of starving rats!" Upon hearing this, Cliff pauses...and announces that only a true friend would make such a wonderful, humorous speech. He decides that he cannot leave such good friends, and opts to stay in Boston! This naturally infuriates Carla, who tries to shoot Cliff with a harpoon gun he received as a present as the others restrain her.
214 22 "Frasier Has Spokane" Wil Shriner Eric Zicklin May 7, 2002 (2002-05-07) 15.8
Frasier's show has been picked up by a station in Spokane, and he excitedly announces that he and Roz have been invited there by the station to do their first show from Spokane. Once off air, he also learns from Roz that she and Roger have broken up. Frasier wants to help, but Roz says she is OK about it. Once in Spokane, Frasier appears at a press conference to introduce himself and Roz to the local media. During this conference the reporters are obnoxious and condescending as they say that he will probably never be able to live up to local icon Neil Sullivan (affectionately known as Sully by the locals). When Sully arrives to make a final appearance and to wish Frasier luck the reporters give a dramatic final send-off. Things do not go too smoothly during Frasier's show either; every caller wants him to go back to Seattle, with some deciding to boycott the station until Sully comes back on the air. Frasier is determined to show the local audience his brand of therapy can help, and so convinces Roz to call in with a problem. Originally Roz improvises and says she is afraid of the dark. But Frasier delves deeper into the problem and this soon develops into him resolving Roz's feeling of loss and emptiness over the break-up with Roger. Meanwhile, Martin, Niles and Daphne work together to try to build a TV table. Earlier in the episode when Martin expresses his desire to build the TV table, Niles recalls his childhood hatred of building things with Martin as Martin was never any good. But in a turn of events Daphne is the real bossy one and not only upsets Niles but Martin also.
215 23 "The Guilt Trippers" Wil Shriner Lori Kirkland May 14, 2002 (2002-05-14) 13.6
It is Daphne's birthday which culminates in everyone giving Daphne her presents: Frasier and Martin buy her a journal, while Niles surprises her with a trip to Hawaii for just the two of them. Daphne's mother's constant moaning leads to Daphne wanting to change her birthday wish. After the party, Roz does not want to go home, as she would be alone; Alice is at her grandmother's. This leads to Frasier and Roz spending the evening in conversation. However, both of them get a shock the next morning when they realize they slept together. Frasier tries to get Roz to talk about what happened, but she wants to leave as quickly as possible. After listening to Daphne feeling sad about the fact that her father will not be able to give her away at her wedding, Niles has a brainstorm. He asks Daphne to take her mother to Hawaii to try to cheer her up. There is a method to his madness: he is planning to fly to England and try to convince Daphne's father to come to Seattle and reconcile with Daphne's mother. Frasier, meanwhile, is worried that Roz's refusal to discuss what happened between them will endanger their relationship, so on hearing that Roz has gone to visit her parents in Wisconsin, he decides to fly there and see her. So Martin drops Daphne and her mother off at the airport, followed by Niles, then Frasier. He stays at home with a new robot dog for company, although only Eddie seems to be able to make it respond to commands.
216 24 "Moons Over Seattle" Sheldon Epps Bob Daily May 21, 2002 (2002-05-21) 17.2
Niles has flown to Manchester and located Daphne's father, Harry Moon. He attempts to persuade Harry to come to America with him and reconcile with his wife. Harry throws Niles out of the pub six times, and each time Niles tries again. Eventually, Harry agrees to go with him to see Daphne (partially motivated by the fact Niles is willing to pay for the plane ticket, which he ensures is first-class). When Daphne and her mother return from their trip to Hawaii, Daphne is delighted to see her father, but Gertrude is furious and upset. Niles tells Daphne that he had to go and fetch Harry, and Daphne reacts angrily because he never consulted with her first. Still, Niles is determined to keep trying to reunite her parents, and arranges for them to have an expensive dinner together at Chez Henri. The occasion, after a promising start, ends in disaster, and Harry decides to return to England, while Gertrude plans to make her permanent home in America. Daphne begins to lose faith in the idea of true love, but Harry assures her that she's met the right man in Niles and tells her how persistent he was in persuading him to visit. Overwhelmed by how much he is prepared to do to make her wishes come true, Daphne shows up on Niles' doorstep late that night and asks him to marry her immediately. Without a word, Niles leads her out of the apartment.

Season 10 (2002–03)[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date Viewers
(millions)[67]
217 1 "The Ring Cycle" Kelsey Grammer Jon Sherman September 24, 2002 (2002-09-24) 21.1
218 2 "Enemy at the Gate" Kelsey Grammer Lori Kirkland October 1, 2002 (2002-10-01) 14.5
219 3 "Proxy Prexy" Cynthia J. Popp Chris Marcil October 8, 2002 (2002-10-08) 14.3
220 4 "Kissing Cousin" Scott Ellis Eric Zicklin October 15, 2002 (2002-10-15) 13.8
221 5 "Tales From the Crypt" David Lee Saladin K. Patterson October 29, 2002 (2002-10-29) 12.7
222 6 "Star Mitzvah" Sheldon Epps Sam Johnson November 5, 2002 (2002-11-05) 11.6
223 7 "Bristle While You Work (Part 1)" Sheldon Epps Tom Reeder November 12, 2002 (2002-11-12) 17.3
224 8 "Rooms With A View (Part 2)" Kelsey Grammer Dan O'Shannon & Lori Kirkland & Bob Daily November 19, 2002 (2002-11-19) 18.3
225 9 "Don't Go Breaking My Heart (Part 3)" Jerry Zaks Bob Daily November 26, 2002 (2002-11-26) 14.7
226 10 "We Two Kings" Jerry Zaks Patricia Breen December 10, 2002 (2002-12-10) 13.8
227 11 "Door Jam" Scott Ellis Heide Perlman January 7, 2003 (2003-01-07) 12.0
228 12 "The Harassed" Kelsey Grammer Chris Marcil January 14, 2003 (2003-01-14) 12.4
229 13 "Lilith Needs a Favor" Sheldon Epps Lori Kirkland February 4, 2003 (2003-02-04) 14.9
230 14 "Daphne Does Dinner" Katy Garretson Heide Perlman February 11, 2003 (2003-02-11) 12.8
231 15 "Trophy Girlfriend" Kelsey Grammer Saladin K. Patterson February 18, 2003 (2003-02-18) 12.8
232 16 "Fraternal Schwinns" Sheldon Epps Sam Johnson February 25, 2003 (2003-02-25) 12.1
233 17 "Kenny on the Couch" David Lee Bob Daily March 4, 2003 (2003-03-04) 9.3
234 18 "Roe to Perdition" Jerry Zaks Jon Sherman March 18, 2003 (2003-03-18) 9.4
235 19 "Some Assembly Required" Wil Shriner Patricia Breen April 1, 2003 (2003-04-01) 9.2
236 20 "Farewell, Nervosa" Kelsey Grammer Eric Zicklin April 22, 2003 (2003-04-22) 9.3
237 21 "The Devil and Dr. Phil" Wil Shriner Sam Johnson & Chris Marcil April 29, 2003 (2003-04-29) 11.1
238 22 "Fathers and Sons" Kelsey Grammer Jon Sherman May 6, 2003 (2003-05-06) 10.9
239 23 "Analyzed Kiss" Katy Garretson Saladin K. Patterson & Heide Perlman May 13, 2003 (2003-05-13) 10.4
240 24 "A New Position for Roz" Kelsey Grammer Lori Kirkland May 20, 2003 (2003-05-20) 11.5

Season 11 (2003–04)[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date Millions
(millions)[68]
241 1 "No Sex Please, We're Skittish" David Lee Bob Daily September 23, 2003 (2003-09-23) 11.5
242 2 "A Man, A Plan And A Gal: Julia" Kelsey Grammer Jon Sherman September 23, 2003 (2003-09-23) 14.5
243 3 "The Doctor is Out" David Lee Joe Keenan September 30, 2003 (2003-09-30) 11.8
244 4 "The Babysitter" Kelsey Grammer Jeffrey Richman October 7, 2003 (2003-10-07) 11.7
245 5 "The Placeholder" Sheldon Epps Lori Kirkland Baker October 14, 2003 (2003-10-14) 11.2
246 6 "I'm Listening" Sheldon Epps Heide Perlman October 28, 2003 (2003-10-28) 11.0
247 7 "Maris Returns" Kelsey Grammer Chris Marcil November 4, 2003 (2003-11-04) 10.2
248 8 "Murder Most Maris" Scott Ellis Sam Johnson November 11, 2003 (2003-11-11) 11.9
249 9 "Guns N' Neuroses" Scott Ellis Jon Sherman November 18, 2003 (2003-11-18) 11.6
250 10 "SeaBee Jeebies" Kelsey Grammer Patricia Breen December 2, 2003 (2003-12-02) 10.7
251 11 "High Holidays" Sheldon Epps Christopher Lloyd December 9, 2003 (2003-12-09) 11.7
252 12 "Frasier-Lite" Sheldon Epps Sam Johnson & Chris Marcil & Jeffrey Richman and
Jon Sherman & Bob Daily & Patricia Breen
January 6, 2004 (2004-01-06) 10.9
253 13 "The Ann Who Came To Dinner" Scott Ellis Sam Johnson & Chris Marcil January 13, 2004 (2004-01-13) 10.8
254 14 "Freudian Sleep" Cynthia J. Popp Lori Kirkland Baker February 10, 2004 (2004-02-10) 12.2
255 15 "Caught in the Act" Kelsey Grammer Joe Keenan February 24, 2004 (2004-02-24) 10.1
256 16 "Boo!" Katy Garretson Jeffrey Richman March 16, 2004 (2004-03-16) 10.4
257 17 "Coots and Ladders" Kelsey Grammer Heide Perlman March 25, 2004 (2004-03-25) 8.2
258 18 "Match Game" Katy Garretson Bob Daily March 30, 2004 (2004-03-30) 11.2
259 19 "Miss Right Now" Scott Ellis Ken Levine & David Isaacs April 6, 2004 (2004-04-06) 10.4
260 20 "And Frasier Makes Three" Scott Ellis Sam Johnson April 20, 2004 (2004-04-20) 10.8
261 21 "Detour" Kelsey Grammer Chris Marcil April 27, 2004 (2004-04-27) 12.4
262 22 "Crock Tales" Sheldon Epps Jon Sherman & Bob Daily May 4, 2004 (2004-05-04) 14.3
263
264
23
24
"Goodnight, Seattle" David Lee Christopher Lloyd & Joe Keenan May 13, 2004 (2004-05-13) 33.7[69]


Specials[edit]

Title Original air date
"Analyzing Laughter" May 13, 2004 (2004-05-13)
Frasier takes a trip down memory lane by explaining to his therapist about the past 11 years since he moved to Seattle from Boston while highlights from the show are shown.

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