16 September 1993
Psychiatrist Frasier Crane returns to his hometown of Seattle to host a radio talk show, but soon discovers he could use a shrink himself when his disabled father moves in.
23 September 1993
Still adjusting to his new home life with Martin, Daphne, and Eddie, Frasier spends a day searching for a quiet place to read his book alone.
30 September 1993
Frasier and Niles's plan to "improve" their father's tastes by taking him to a fancy restaurant rebounds on them when he takes them to his favorite place, a rustic steakhouse.
7 October 1993
Frasier gets drawn into a war of words with columnist Derek Mann, leading to Mann challenging Frasier to a fight.
14 October 1993
Frasier buys Martin a telescope as a gift, leading to a long-distance relationship with a woman named Irene.
21 October 1993
Frasier throws a cocktail party to exhibit a new painting he has bought, but is humiliated when the artist shows up and declares it a forgery.
28 October 1993
After Frasier advises an unfaithful man to break off with his girlfriend, the girlfriend herself angrily confronts Frasier at the station. They start dating, but Niles insists that Frasier is ethically barred from getting involved with his "patient's" girlfriend.
4 November 1993
After seeing an emotional meeting between Martin and an old family friend, Frasier and Niles begin to suspect that their father had an affair when they were boys.
11 November 1993
Frasier signs with Bulldog Briscoe's agent, Bebe Glaser, who convinces him to do commercial endorsements.
Season 1, Episode 10: Oops18 November 1993
Frasier hears an office rumor that Bulldog is going to be fired; while he is repeating it to someone, Bulldog overhears, flies off the handle and quits his job, insulting the station manager. When it turns out the rumor wasn't true, Frasier must plead with the manager on Bulldog's behalf.
2 December 1993
Frasier becomes obsessed with his own mortality after a doctor his own age dies of a sudden heart attack. He begins making plans for his own funeral, and trying to discover how the man died.
16 December 1993
Frasier is looking forward to his first visit from Frederick in time for Christmas, but when the visit is canceled, Frasier takes out his disappointment on his family. He and Martin end up having a vicious argument, and Frasier chooses to spend Christmas Day at the station rather than with Martin. After spending a day listening to Seattle's loneliest and most depressed people, Frasier trudges to a seedy diner for his Christmas dinner, but gets an unexpected boost of Christmas spirit from the regulars.
6 January 1994
Frasier is surprised and flustered when a neighbor spends the night with Martin, and quickly makes a fool of himself talking about it over the air.
20 January 1994
Frasier and Bulldog participate in a bachelor auction to benefit Martin's police association. Frasier is "bought" by a model, but spends the night of their date babysitting her 12-year-old daughter. Daphne, meanwhile, is trapped in a date with Bulldog.
27 January 1994
When Roz gets scammed by a con artist, Frasier boasts that he's too smart for such tricks. Martin challenges him to figure out which of his three poker buddies is an ex-convict. Frasier loses the bet, but Martin is appalled to hear that Daphne has made a date with the man (as is Niles).
3 February 1994
Lilith visits Frasier in Seattle, wondering if there's any chance of reconciliation.
10 February 1994
Worried that Niles's infatuation with Daphne is getting out of control, Frasier suggests that he try spicing up his sex life with Maris. Niles's attempt at role playing leads to him being kicked out of the house. Martin suggests a romantic dinner to reconcile her, and Daphne offers to prepare it. On the night of the dinner, an electrical storm traps her and Niles together in his mansion.
17 February 1994
Frasier and Roz are nominated for a Seattle Broadcasting (SeaBea) Award, and go to extreme lengths to influence the members of the committee. On the night of the awards ceremony, Frasier is discomfited to find that his fellow nominee is Seattle radio legend Fletcher Gray, nominated eleven times before, without success.
17 March 1994
Frasier gets rid of Martin's loathsome armchair, convincing himself that Martin will be happier with a vibrating leather recliner. When Martin angrily demands his old chair back, Frasier tracks it to an elementary school production of "Ten Little Indians," in which he must take a part in order to get the chair back.
31 March 1994
Frasier becomes suddenly aware of his age, and so is not sure how to react when a young woman asks him out.
14 April 1994
The Cranes and Daphne go on a road trip in a Winnebago, but a quick trip across the Canadian border causes certain complications.
5 May 1994
Frasier and Niles try to collaborate on a book about sibling relationships.
12 May 1994
Dr. Frasier Crane takes a much-needed day off from his radio psychiatry broadcast.
19 May 1994
Frasier and Niles spend the entire episode in conversation at Cafe Nervosa.
20 September 1994
Frasier is outraged to learn that Thomas Jay Fallow, an author acquaintance from his days in Boston, has used the story of Frasier's first sexual experience as the basis for his best-selling romance novel.
27 September 1994
An irate neighbor presents Frasier with a litter of puppies which she claims are Eddie's. Frasier insists that Martin have Eddie fixed, which touches off an argument between the two over Frasier's house rules.
4 October 1994
Frasier's plan to "fix up" Daphne with his new boss goes awry when Frasier learns his secret.
11 October 1994
Frasier, Niles, and Martin help to deliver a baby when their taxi driver goes into labor in the middle of the road. Niles decides to experiment with fatherhood by carrying around a sack of flour as an imaginary baby. Frasier's ill-considered message on an ailing employee's get-well card leads him to steal it from the man's hospital room.
18 October 1994
Frasier and Niles are surprised and pleased when Martin invites them to share a drink at Duke's, his favorite bar. Guilt overcomes them, however, when they realize that they are investors in the developer that has targeted Duke's for demolition.
1 November 1994
When an on-air gaffe tarnishes Frasier's public image, he tries to rebuild it by emceeing a charity event.
8 November 1994
Frasier and Niles disapprove of Martin endorsing a right-wing political candidate.
15 November 1994
Frasier starts dating Madeline Marshall, a businesswoman profiled in "Seattle" magazine. As their relationship gets more serious, he proposes a weekend trip to Bora Bora.
22 November 1994
After Lilith's presence on Bora Bora causes Frasier to lose control, he returns to Seattle and tries to patch up things with Madeline.
29 November 1994
Artie Walsh, Martin's estranged old partner, is in the hospital, and Frasier tries to heal the rift between them.
13 December 1994
Niles becomes agitated when the plumber called over to fix Frasier's toilet turns out to be Danny Kriezel, his nemesis from junior high. Frasier encourages Niles to speak to Danny as one adult to another, but finds his own resolve tested when confronted with Danny's older brother Billy.
3 January 1995
Bulldog asks Roz to produce his show; Frasier scornfully dismisses the offer as yet another attempt to get Roz into bed. Feeling unappreciated, Roz angrily quits and works for Bulldog. Bulldog's ratings soar while Frasier's plummet, but he refuses to swallow his pride, certain that it's only a matter of time before Bulldog makes his move.
10 January 1995
Frasier is excited when he believes that he's cracked Martin's long-unsolved case, the "Weeping Lotus" murder.
7 February 1995
Frasier's gullibility makes him a target twice over for an identity thief.
14 February 1995
Frasier dates pop psychologist Dr. Honey Snow, trying to conceal his low opinion of her work. Niles strings Daphne along with phony stock payoffs to earn hugs and kisses from her.
21 February 1995
Sam Malone visits Frasier in Seattle; it turns out he needs advice on whether to go through with his wedding. Complications arise when Frasier realizes that he had an affair with Sam's fiancée, Sheila.
28 February 1995
Frasier casually wanders into Daphne's bedroom, making her furious with him. He apologizes, but inadvertently does it again, this time catching her naked in the shower. Meanwhile, Niles desperately tries to soften Maris after he foolishly believes her declaration that she wants no birthday party or presents.
Season 2, Episode 18: The Club21 March 1995
Frasier and Niles put themselves forward as candidates for two vacant memberships in Seattle's exclusive Empire Club; upon learning that there is only one vacancy, they try to sabotage each other at the opening cocktail party.
28 March 1995
Frasier becomes increasingly paranoid when it appears that one of his callers is stalking him. He hires a bodyguard to accompany him to the SeaBea awards.
18 April 1995
Martin prepares for his annual ice-fishing trip, but when Duke cancels, Niles volunteers to go along, wanting a chance to bond with his father. Frasier does so too, ruminating that his father has never in his life said "I love you" to him.
2 May 1995
One of Frasier's callers, a German woman named Gretchen, suspects that her husband is having an affair with his client. Frasier suspects that the woman is Maris. When Niles finds out, he challenges the (very large) man to a duel.
9 May 1995
Bebe, Frasier's agent, convinces him to sham sick during his contract negotiations. After she issues an ultimatum to the station manager, the two spend a tense night at his apartment, and sleep together. The next morning, he tries to let her down gently, but then hears that she is threatening to jump from the station window.
16 May 1995
Visiting a venerable old Seattle restaurant before its final closing, Frasier and Niles decide to buy the place. Disasters ensue on their opening night, including a mass walk-out by the staff, the fire sprinklers going off, and a car crashing through the wall.
23 May 1995
Frasier comes home in the mood to celebrate Martin's birthday, only to find he and Daphne arguing over doing his exercises for the umpteenth time, and Niles furious at him for "stealing" one of his patients. When a blackout traps the family and Roz in the apartment, Frasier gamely tries to carry on the party atmosphere.
19 September 1995
Kate Costas takes over as KACL's station manager; when Frasier angrily rejects her suggestions to improve his show, she banishes him to the midnight-4AM time slot.
Season 3, Episode 2: Shrink Rap26 September 1995
Frasier and Niles go to a couples' therapist after their sibling rivalry makes a disaster of their attempt to run a psychiatry practice together.
10 October 1995
The boys discover a box full of song lyrics that Martin wrote for Frank Sinatra; with their help, he sets one to music and sends it off. Frasier tries to compose a sincere eulogy for a despised late aunt, while Niles tries to find the perfect place to scatter her ashes.
31 October 1995
Bulldog, with Kate's encouragement, plays a series of practical jokes on Frasier. Frasier tries to retaliate, but his first and last attempt sends Kate to the emergency room.
7 November 1995
While Frasier frantically prepares to host an important party, Niles tries to dissuade Daphne from pursuing a romance with Frasier's contractor.
14 November 1995
Kate cancels the annual raise for the station staff; with Roz's encouragement, Frasier organizes the on-air talent to strike, and is elected to negotiate with Kate. Their negotiation turns into a vicious argument, which turns into a passionate affair.
21 November 1995
During a late-night broadcast, Kate and Frasier's overwhelming attraction to each other gets the better of them, and they are heard having sex over the air.
28 November 1995
Maris disappears without a trace for two days; when a frantic Niles finds out that she has simply flown to New York for a shopping trip, he angrily confronts her, leading to their separation.
19 December 1995
Frasier eagerly awaits a visit from Frederick for Christmas, but a crisis occurs when the gifts he has mail-ordered go astray. He has no choice but to fight his way into the mall on Christmas Eve.
9 January 1996
When Kate announces that she is leaving to manage a station in Chicago, Frasier tries to explore the possibility of a deeper relationship with her. He follows her to the airport for a romantic goodbye, but her flight is delayed, leaving them time to find out whether they really have anything in common.
Season 3, Episode 11: The Friend16 January 1996
Frasier sends out a radio call for a new friend, and ends up meeting Bob, a barbecue-obsessed photographer. Frasier can't stand the man's company, but because Bob is in a wheelchair, feels too guilty to dump him.
30 January 1996
After Joe spends the night with Daphne, Frasier feels uncomfortable and asks her not to entertain guests in his home. Daphne proposes that she take an apartment of her own. Frasier eagerly agrees to this, looking forward to getting his study back, but changes his mind when a weekend without Daphne leads to he and Martin nearly killing each other. Niles sinks deeper and deeper into denial as his separation from Maris leads to his shutout from his circle of high-society friends.
Season 3, Episode 13: Moon Dance6 February 1996
Realizing that it's time he started dating again, Niles takes Daphne to a society ball.
13 February 1996
The arrival of Diane Chambers in Seattle puts Frasier on an emotional rollercoaster ride.
20 February 1996
The police issue a warrant for Maris's arrest after she fails to pay a stack of unpaid parking tickets. To help their reconciliation, Niles goes to a local "fixer," Jerome Belasco. Jerome solves the problem, but wants a favor in return: Frasier must advise Jerome's fiancée, Brandy, to marry him right away.
27 February 1996
In honor of February 29th, Frasier encourages the people around him to "take a leap" and do something outside their comfort zone. Unfortunately, their attempts result in failures and make him have doubts about his own leap.
12 March 1996
After a day and a half of experiencing other people's rude and inconsiderate behavior, Frasier reaches saturation point when a man casually steals his and Niles's table at Cafe Nervosa. Frasier ejects the man from the café. Next day, he is hailed as a hero in the paper, but is horrified when his act sparks off a series of "etiquette lessons" by people all over Seattle.
26 March 1996
Frasier buys an elaborate antique chess set, but becomes obsessed by his inability to win against Martin.
9 April 1996
Niles eagerly agrees to appear as an expert witness at the capacity hearing of an elderly timber baron, knowing that the proceedings will be televised. The man approaches Frasier for a second opinion. Frasier agrees to meet with the man, and finds him perfectly sane, leaving him no choice but to testify against Niles in court.
23 April 1996
Frasier pursues an attractive police officer who pulls him over. When he and Martin track her down to a cop bar, she comes on to Martin.
30 April 1996
KACL's new owner, an eighty-five year old Texan with a nationwide chain of radio stations, has a job for Frasier: make his fiancée quit smoking. Frasier reels when he realizes the woman is Frasier's agent, Bebe Glaser.
7 May 1996
When Roz is depressed about her love-life, Frasier advises her to look for a less-flashy, more substantial kind of man. He is alarmed when she starts dating one of Niles's patients, a compulsive womanizer. Frasier can't tell her the truth without violating doctor-patient confidentiality, but his oblique hints about the subject lead Roz to conclude that Frasier is romantically interested in her.
14 May 1996
Frasier's show is aired to a focus group. Eleven out of twelve people have nothing but good things to say, but Frasier becomes obsessed with the twelfth man. Niles repeatedly tries to provoke Daphne after getting turned on by a fierce argument with her.
21 May 1996
On the third-year anniversary of Frasier's show, Roz gives him a tape of their first broadcast. Frasier listens to it, flashing back to his rough first day on the job, and his rougher attempt on the same day to reconnect with Martin.
17 September 1996
Daphne's ex-fiancé, Clive, visits her in Seattle to declare his continuing love for her. Rather than tell him the truth, that she can't see a future for them, she pretends to be married to Niles.
24 September 1996
Roz sets Frasier up with her friend Sharon, but Bulldog steals her away. After spending the weekend with her, Bulldog shocks both Frasier and Roz by falling in love with her. Martin searches for the maker of his classic shoes.
15 October 1996
Frasier is tormented by a recurring erotic dream in which he wakes up in a cheap hotel bed with Gil Chesterton. He desperately searches for any psychological explanation besides the obvious one.
22 October 1996
Frasier and Niles are thrilled to catch sight of T.H. Houghton, a reclusive author from their youth. They are aggravated, however, when Martin forms a friendship with the man but they are consistently unable to meet him.
Season 4, Episode 5: Head Game12 November 1996
Frasier takes a leave of absence, and Niles fills in on his show for a week. Giving some brief advice to one of Bulldog's guests, a basketball player, Niles turns his game around. Niles is elated to be the center of attention from fans, and from Martin. He later realizes that the player's improvement has less to do with Niles's advice than a belief that ruffling his hair brings good luck.
19 November 1996
Joe breaks up with Daphne, and Niles eagerly decides to make his move. Frasier advises him to wait a day. Niles does, but is crushed when Roz takes Daphne to a singles bar and she meets a man. What makes it weird is that the man, Rodney, looks, dresses, talks, and acts exactly like Niles.
26 November 1996
Frasier, Martin, and Niles fly to Boston for Thanksgiving. Frasier and Lilith go together for an interview with the principal of an exclusive boarding school, hoping to gain a spot for Frederick. They are so dogged that the principal agrees to admit Frederick if they both promise that he'll never lay eyes on either of them again.
9 December 1996
Martin accompanies Frasier and Niles to their favorite restaurant, where Frasier heaps praise on the hideous paintings that the owner has bought to secure a good table. Martin and the boys get into a fight over who should pay the check. Later, Martin feels bad and makes up by buying Frasier one of the paintings. Frasier can't bear to tell him the truth. Meanwhile, Niles's spineless side is on display in response to Maris's underhanded tactics to draw guests away from a party he's throwing on the same night as hers.
7 January 1997
Maureen, Martin's policewoman girlfriend, breaks up with him. Martin is delighted, and takes up with Sherry, a barmaid at McGinty's. Frasier and Niles can't stand the woman, but neither has the guts to say so.
14 January 1997
Frasier feels guilty when he finds out that a prank they played in prep school led to a bully being expelled. Frasier tracks the man down, and finds out he is in prison.
21 January 1997
Frasier runs for condo board president, against the tyrannical Ms. Langer. Niles lends his apartment to Martin for a romantic evening with Sherry, but inadvertently walks in on the two of them in flagrante.
11 February 1997
Eddie is feeling depressed, and Martin calls a dog psychiatrist. Frasier and Niles make fun of the idea, but ruminating about the possible reasons for Eddie's funk leads them to dwell on all the reasons to be unhappy with their own lives.
18 February 1997
Frasier and Niles, on a whim, share a table at Cafe Nervosa with two attractive women, which develops into a double date and then a weekend trip to the country.
25 February 1997
Niles invites his new neighbors over for a dinner party, but has trouble removing his new pet bird from the top of his head.
11 March 1997
Roz is sentenced to community service for a speeding ticket. Visiting elderly people in a retirement home, she panics when one, and then another of her charges dies suddenly.
1 April 1997
Frederick comes to visit Seattle. Hearing Bulldog planning the station team's softball game, Frederick wonders why Frasier isn't playing. Bulldog covers and says Frasier is a great athlete. Frederick wants to see his dad play, and Frasier, rather than let him down, tries to learn to hit a ball in two days. Niles is eaten up with jealousy when Daphne's innocent fondness for Frederick allows for more intimate contact than he's ever experienced.
Season 4, Episode 17: Roz's Turn15 April 1997
A vacant time slot opens at the radio station, and Roz applies for a job hosting her own show. Frasier muses aloud that he'll be sorry to lose her as his producer. Unfortunately, Bebe overhears, and sabotages Roz. In contrition, Frasier asks Roz what he can do to make it up to her. She tells him to fire Bebe.
Season 4, Episode 18: Ham Radio22 April 1997
Frasier tries to direct an old-time radio drama for KACL, but his over-directing turns the show into a complete disaster - just as Niles predicted.
29 April 1997
Frasier hosts a benefit party at his apartment, and is ecstatic when three women come on to him. However, his first date is ruined by Sherry's obnoxious intrusion. The next morning, he is surprised to see Martin and Sherry fighting, and then break up. Daphne tries to adopt an American accent. After a chance meeting with a gossipy high school friend, during which she looks less than her best, Roz becomes obsessed with trying to find him again and impress him.
6 May 1997
During a heat wave, Sherry's constant presence at the apartment gets on Daphne's nerves. They get into a serious fight, and she storms out of the apartment. Unable to find another place, she asks to spend the night with Niles. Frasier tries to fight off the flu.
13 May 1997
Niles suggests to Maris that they go into marriage counseling; she responds by serving him with divorce papers. Daphne tries to throw out a box of Martin's unused junk. Frasier and Niles look through it and find an old scientific journal by their mother. She observes that Frasier has a fear of physical contact, and Niles is easily cowed by females. Niles confesses that he returned the divorce papers with a groveling note begging Maris to take him back. While Maris is away, he and Frasier sneak into her mansion to steal them back.
20 May 1997
Over coffee at Cafe Nervosa, Niles asks Frasier if he thinks Niles and Maris are meant to be together. Frasier typically over-analyzes the question, turning to everyone for advice, and obsessing about the proper answer to the point of obliviousness to anything else.
27 May 1997
Frasier's loneliness is brought into sharp focus during an evening when all his family and friends have a date except him; eating alone in a restaurant, the last straw comes when a man at the next table proposes to his fiancée, to the applause of everyone. Frasier finds himself drawn to a mysterious woman's voice when she leaves a wrong-number message on his machine. He goes to meet her at the airport. She is pleased to meet him, but confesses that she's married. Though he is disappointed, Frasier is still pleased with his own adventurousness, and on a whim he boards a plane for Acapulco.
23 September 1997
Frasier brings back a supermodel girlfriend from his trip to Acapulco. Unfortunately, he has some trouble convincing his friends and family that she is real.
30 September 1997
For Martin's 65th birthday, Frasier and Niles engage in their yearly competition to buy him the better gift. They keep one-upping each other, until Frasier makes the ultimate sacrifice and buys Martin a humongous big screen TV. Niles, however, trumps him by buying Martin his old patrol horse, Agides.
Season 5, Episode 3: Halloween28 October 1997
Roz confesses to Frasier that she thinks she's pregnant. Niles hosts a costume party for the Library Association, with everyone dressed as literary characters. Frasier lets the news slip at the party. Niles, who is getting drunk, overhears it and misconstrues it to mean that Frasier has impregnated Daphne.
Season 5, Episode 4: The Kid4 November 1997
Learning she is pregnant, Roz breaks the news to the baby's father, a 20-year-old waiter at Cafe Nervosa.
11 November 1997
Frasier's show marks its 1,000th broadcast. In celebration, the mayor declares "Frasier Crane Day" and arranges a public rally at the Space Needle. Frasier acts embarrassed by the fuss, but his true feelings are revealed when a series of mishaps frustrates his and Niles's attempts to get to the rally.
18 November 1997
Frasier agrees to give a celebrity lecture on a cruise to Alaska, and invites Niles and Martin along. Trouble ensues when Maris also comes along, and spots a flirtatious society friend coming on to Niles.
25 November 1997
Frasier dates Samantha, a high-powered attorney. He and his family become confused when it is clear that he is not the one "wearing the pants" in their relationship.
9 December 1997
After Sam breaks up with Frasier, he obsesses over her possible reasons.
16 December 1997
While receiving massages for their holiday stress, each member of the Crane family relates the story of the last few days, with subtle differences based on their own perspectives. Martin rehearsed a song with an impossibly high note to appear in a Christmas pageant; Daphne overheard him talking about it and mistakenly thought he was dying; Niles ruined his brand-new suit while trying to escape from a stuck elevator; and Frasier mistakenly let slip to Roz's mother that she was pregnant just before they appeared together as Santa and Mrs. Claus.
6 January 1998
Bored with his usual routine, Frasier shuns Niles's company and becomes taken with the "Fox and Whistle," a British pub Daphne frequents.
13 January 1998
Daphne finds an engagement ring in Martin's drawer. Appalled at the prospect of having Sherry for a stepmother, Niles hires a private detective to check out her background. Furious, Frasier orders the investigation called off, but not before the detective reports that Sherry has no less than six ex-husbands. Worried that she is unable to maintain a relationship, the boys try to drop hints to Martin. Martin angrily informs them that he's known about her other marriages from the beginning. It turns out, though, that Martin has decided to break up with her because he knows she isn't interested in marrying again.
20 January 1998
While the station is re-negotiating everyone's contract, Frasier refuses to re-sign with Bebe, and instead chooses as his agent an earnest do-gooder named Ben. He finds his resolve tested when Ben's angle, to connect Frasier's public image with a rare crane at the zoo, goes embarrassingly wrong.
3 February 1998
Niles is optimistic about his progress with Maris under their new marriage counselor, Dr. Schenkman. Deciding to surprise Maris with a nooner at her house, he is devastated to find Schenkman already waiting in her bed. He tells Niles they plan to get married. Niles finally decides to end his marriage. Martin looks forward to a date with an attractive neighbor, but it turns out his date is with her 86-year-old mother.
24 February 1998
Roz wins a weekend at a ski lodge, and trades it to Frasier. Daphne invites along her friend Annie, a swimsuit model. Frasier is taken with her, but she is interested in Niles. Added to the mix is their very handsome French ski instructor, Guy. Daphne is taken with him, but he is interested in Niles. That night, confusion runs rampant.
3 March 1998
An unexpected visit from Lilith stirs old passions in Frasier and new ones in Niles.
17 March 1998
Frasier's cousin, Nikos, is getting married. His mother Zora, Frasier's aunt-by-marriage, has blacklisted the Crane family since Frasier advised Nikos to follow his heart in choosing his career (which meant dropping out of medical school to be a street juggler). Knowing that Martin misses his brother, Walt, Frasier begs Zora for forgiveness, and she joyfully invites them to the wedding. Niles is less than thrilled, knowing that it means seeing their man-hungry Cousin Yvonne again. At the rehearsal dinner, Frasier is troubled. To him it is obvious that Nikos misses his old girlfriend, and that his wealthy fiancée is only aiming a barb at her snobbish parents. He is hesitant to speak out, knowing that Zora will dismember him if he does.
24 March 1998
Dr. Clint Webber, the station's new host on health issues, is not only dazzlingly handsome, but also an Oxford graduate, a gourmet chef, a star athlete, and a polyglot. Frasier makes a pretense of friendliness, but after a while admits his jealousy and searches for a flaw, any flaw, in Clint's seeming perfection. Martin makes fun of a gourmet foods store that Niles frequents, and its French proprietor, Robert, but is forced to apologize when Eddie becomes hooked on the store's dog food.
Season 5, Episode 18: Bad Dog7 April 1998
Bulldog becomes a hero when he appears to thwart an attempted armed robbery at the café. Only Frasier saw what really happened: mistaking a different man for the robber, he pulled Roz in front of him as a human shield, inadvertently spilling his coffee on the actual robber. When Bulldog basks in his acclaim and refuses to confess, Frasier prepares an elaborate surprise to draw out his conscience at the SeaBea awards.
21 April 1998
Frasier has a torrid affair with Caitlin, a young artist. Their physical chemistry is perfect, but Frasier feels guilty when he realizes they have nothing else in common. Overpowering lust distracts his attempts to break up with her, until a night at her apartment when she reveals some of her crazier habits.
Season 5, Episode 20: First Date28 April 1998
Daphne overhears Niles talking about the woman he loves without realizing it is her. When she asks him who it is, his courage fails and he randomly names a neighbor woman, Phyllis. Daphne offers to prepare dinner for both of them at his apartment. While working together, they enjoy each other's company so much that Niles is prepared to tell her the truth, until the real Phyllis shows up at the door.
5 May 1998
Roz stays with Frasier while her new apartment is being painted, and panics when she receives a message from Rick's parents, her baby's future grandparents. Frasier invites them for dinner. Both parents have enormous noses, and the Crane family spends the whole evening desperately trying to hide their laughter.
12 May 1998
Fed up with their pathetic love lives, Frasier and Niles throw a singles party at Niles's apartment. They are soon at odds over the same woman. Martin tries dyeing his hair to appear younger for the party.
19 May 1998
Frasier tries repeatedly to arrange a date with a young woman he met at the opera, but is late time and again because of some accidents. On the last night before she leaves Seattle, she agrees to meet him, but Frasier must find a way to escape from his own surprise birthday party. Niles preens over his new relationship with Allison, Frasier's attractive neighbor, but panics when he finds out that Allison is married, to a gun-crazy big game hunter.
19 May 1998
On their way home, Frasier and Daphne join a protest outside a condemned bookstore. When the police start arresting the protesters, including Daphne, Frasier panics and flees. Feeling guilty, he impetuously takes a stand against the station's new policy of reading on-air advertisements. The new station manager, Kenny Daly, takes his cause to a higher authority, and is fired. Frasier and a group of the on-air talent protest directly to Mr. Martin, the station owner. Frasier gives a speech on believing in principles and following one's heart. Inspired, Mr. Martin announces that he is changing the station's format from talk to salsa music, leading to the firing of all the on-air talent.
Season 6, Episode 1: Good Grief24 September 1998
Frasier deals with the loss of his job as though it were a loved one, moving through the five traditional stages: denial, anger, bargaining, grief and acceptance, each with some weird results.
1 October 1998
Frasier's high school reunion comes around, but he has come to believe that a curse will hit him with some fresh misfortune, as it has for every previous reunion.
8 October 1998
With Frasier home all day, he and Martin get into explosive arguments. Roz suggests that Martin move in with Niles for a while. Niles is as enthused at the idea as Frasier was six years before, but changes his mind rapidly when he realizes Daphne will be coming too. Then she announces that Martin's hip has improved enough for her to find another job. After a series of minor accidents, Martin becomes afraid that Niles is trying to injure him on purpose.
Season 6, Episode 4: Hot Ticket16 October 1998
Frasier and Niles are obsessed with getting tickets to the final performance of a sold-out play. Since they are less concerned with seeing the play than with being *seen* seeing the play, they are too embarrassed to take tickets from the cancellation line, and instead try to fake having seen it, at a society party where the play's lead is the guest of honor.
29 October 1998
Martin sets Frasier up with Duke's gorgeous daughter, Marie. Their relationship blooms, but after a while he becomes suspicious that she is only interested in free therapy.
5 November 1998
An anonymous person leaves an expensive gift in Frasier's squash bag, with a note pleading for a second chance. Thinking he has a secret admirer, Frasier excitedly calls a host of old girlfriends, in spite of the fact that he's already in a promising new relationship with Nancy, a former co-worker. A second gift arrives, and it turns out the woman is Maris. Dr. Schenkman has dumped her, and she wants Niles back. Frasier finds out the truth, but too late; a string of return messages arrives in the middle of his date, destroying his relationship with Nancy. Niles tells Maris their marriage is over for good, and she vows to bleed him penniless in their divorce proceedings.
12 November 1998
Maris repossesses Niles's car and his legal bills exceed his salary. He is forced to drive a hatchback and give up his apartment at the Montana for a tiny studio at the "Shangri-La."
19 November 1998
When Niles' Gourmet Club has its annual "Golden Apron Awards", Niles decides to throw a dinner party in hopes of obtaining the illustrious apron. He and Frasier break into Maris' beach-side cottage to hold the festivities, but an unexpected guest makes matters rather difficult for the two of them.
10 December 1998
While in between jobs, new-mother Roz finds herself in financial trouble and Frasier allows her a loan of fifteen hundred dollars. But Frasier soon begins to suspect that her spending of the money is somewhat irresponsible and decides to confront Roz about it. Meanwhile, KACL dumps their all-Salsa format and rehires the old team.
17 December 1998
A Jewish woman sets Frasier up with her daughter because she thinks he's Jewish as well.
7 January 1999
Frasier has become fed up with the way the modern world treats good Samaritans. His son Freddie comes to visit and one night, while driving home, Frasier stops to help a woman stuck in the rain, only to discover that she is a prostitute.
21 January 1999
Frasier and Roz set his father Martin up with her mother Joanna on a "blind date". Afterwards, Martin announces that he never wants to see her again while Joanna cannot wait to see Martin a second time. It all comes to a head when Frasier invites Roz and Joanna over to watch the Superbowl, but Martin has invited Bonnie, a waitress from McGinty's, whom he is interested in dating.
4 February 1999
Frasier's old bartender at Cheers in Boston, Woody, shows up in Seattle to visit his old friend. Things turn bad after their first night reunion when Frasier realizes that he has moved on with his life and left Woody in the past.
11 February 1999
Three different act long stories following Frasier, Daphne, Niles and Martin on Valentine's Day. Niles prepares for a date at Frasier's apartment, but ends up lighting the apartment on fire. Martin and Daphne, both dateless, head out for dinner. Frasier is confused as to whether or not his date with Cassandra, a promotional manager at KACL is just a business meeting or actually a date.
18 February 1999
Niles' and Maris' divorce proceedings heat up and Niles hires Roz's ex-boyfriend Donny Douglas, a cut-throat lawyer who soon has Maris' legal team on the ropes. However, when Maris claims that Niles was in love with another woman through their marriage, Niles fears he may have to come clean about his crush on Daphne.
Season 6, Episode 16: Decoys25 February 1999
Niles, still reeling from Daphne and Donny's new relationship, wins Maris' old cottage in the woods from the divorce. In an attempt to win Daphne from Donny, he invites Roz and Donny up to the cabin in hopes that their old relationship might spark some new feelings.
11 March 1999
Frasier and Niles decide to host a dinner party at Frasier's apartment. It becomes more complicated than either of them could have imagined and it leads them to think that maybe the brothers are spending too much of their time together.
25 March 1999
With the divorce with Maris finally settled, Niles moves back into his luxurious apartment in the Montana. But when the tenant Frasier chose to let the apartment comes under attack, Niles is subject to severe scrutiny from the Montana Board, who tell Niles that they are considering kicking him out of the building once and for all. In an attempt to wrangle the support of the Board back to his side, Niles decides to throw a dinner party for the members, but with disastrous results.
Season 6, Episode 19: IQ8 April 1999
Frasier and Niles' long time competitiveness is reawakened at a silence auction where the two spend eight thousand dollars for a lunch with three Nobel Prize winners. Determined to find the root of the fierce competition, the two remember an old IQ test they took to which they never found out the results. The brothers dig through their childhood papers and find the IQ test. Now the only question is which one of them has the higher points?
Season 6, Episode 20: Dr. Nora29 April 1999
Frasier's radio show is doing well in its ratings, and KACL has decided that another show in the same genre would do well. They ask Frasier to hire another doctor to fill the slot and he is immediately taken with an intelligent woman named Dr. Nora. Frasier is suddenly shocked to realize that Dr. Nora is not all that she appeared to be.
5 May 1999
Fraiser has begun dating Cassandra Stone, the beautiful woman whom he spent Valentine's Day. Everything is going well until Faye Moskowitz comes back to town and Frasier remembers how much he enjoyed spending time with her. He begins to date both women, but soon discovers the prestigious dating level is not all it is cracked up to be.
13 May 1999
Martin sees Donny buying an engagement ring for Daphne and, while relaying the information to Frasier, accidentally tells the bride-to-be herself. When Niles finds out, he is absolutely devastated. The next day, Daphne comes to Niles' office saying that she had a vision that she should not marry Donny and that the man of her dreams is waiting for her somewhere.
20 May 1999
Part One of Two. In the wake of Daphne's engagement to Donny, Niles becomes frequently distant, leading Martin and Frasier to believe that he has run back to his ex-wife Maris. Meanwhile, Martin begins dating Bonny the waitress, and as his relationship with Faye deepens, Frasier begins having Fruedian slips, continuously referring to her as Cassandra, the woman Frasier was dating before Faye.
20 May 1999
Part Two of Two. Niles has started dating Kit, a wild waitress from Cafe Nervosa. Frasier becomes increasingly worried about Niles when he begins to adopt Kit's wild, free-spirited approach to life. Meanwhile, Martin is upset with Bonny when her dog, Lady, begins dominating Eddie and Frasier is even more worried about his situation with Faye when Cassandra begins popping back into his life.
Season 7, Episode 1: Momma Mia23 September 1999
Frasier starts dating Mia Preston, a children's book author. Everyone except him realizes she is the spitting image of his and Niles's mother, Hester.
30 September 1999
Daphne complains about her mother's pushiness in planning her wedding. Frasier makes a Freudian slip that leads her to think that he and Martin are offering to pay for her wedding, which she joyfully accepts. Before long, Frasier becomes even more domineering than her mother. Niles, depressed about Daphne's impending nuptials, decides to try a dating service and is elated to be matched with an attractive blonde named Sabrina. But Frasier learns from Donny that the service in question is actually a call girl ring.
Season 7, Episode 3: Radio Wars7 October 1999
Frasier is repeatedly made the butt of phone pranks by KACL's new comedy team, "Carlos and the Chicken." When the team announces a contest for a covert photo of Frasier's hindquarters, he decides to retaliate by composing an oration, a move ridiculed by his family and friends.
14 October 1999
When Niles lands a job as a magazine art critic, Frasier is jealous.
21 October 1999
After losing his job at KACL, Bulldog is delivering pizzas. Seeing how well he gets along with Alice, Roz offers him a job as a babysitter. After a while, she finds that he is driving away her dates so he can declare his own feelings for her. Martin, pressured by his sons, makes arrangements for his own burial.
Season 7, Episode 6: Rivals4 November 1999
No one at the station can stand the owner's airhead daughter, Poppy, but Niles finds himself taken with her. Frasier finds a half-naked woman in his apartment, and she introduces herself as his new neighbor. Both brothers start dating, but a misunderstanding leads both of them to conclude that they are competing for the same woman.
11 November 1999
The rift between Martin and his sons' tastes is bridged when they find they are all fans of "The Antique Roadshow." The boys have a great time watching it on TV, and when the Roadshow comes to Seattle, they all go. Martin takes along an old family heirloom, a rather ugly pewter clock. Frasier and Niles are stunned to hear that it was originally made for the Romanovs (the Russian royal dynasty). Believing the clock is a link to their own royal blood, Frasier and Niles launch an investigation into its origins.
18 November 1999
A minor fender-bender sends Frasier to the hospital. While waiting, Niles hears the name of Maris's plastic surgeon, Mel Karnofsky, and decides to confront him about a billing error. An annoying man bores Frasier into leaving the office, and the man uses Frasier's name to jump the line. Niles is surprised to find that Mel is actually a woman, with whom he has a lot in common. The man at the hospital dies suddenly, and Frasier is mistakenly thought dead for a day. He takes it as a wake-up call, doing his best to live life to the fullest every day. Niles doesn't have the nerve to ask Mel for a date, so instead he has repeated cosmetic surgeries from her.
18 November 1999
Lilith and Frederick come to Seattle for Thanksgiving dinner with the Cranes. Frederick maneuvers Frasier and Lilith into spending an evening together, and they begin to suspect that he is trying to get them back together. Or is he just trying to guilt them into buying him a moped?
Season 7, Episode 10: Back Talk9 December 1999
On his birthday, Frasier is seized with crippling back pain. Niles wonders if he's stressed, and while recovering at home, Frasier muses aloud about why he's unhappy. One reason is that he's still single, and he will miss Daphne's companionship after she gets married. Daphne, overhearing, misunderstands him to mean that he has feelings for her. Frasier resolves the confusion, but while he's doped up on painkillers, lets slip to Daphne the truth about Niles's feelings for her.
16 December 1999
Daphne is unsure how to deal with Niles's feelings for her. Roz assures her there's nothing to worry about: Niles has a girlfriend now, and she's engaged to Donny. However, Niles has a meeting with Maris to console her over the loss of a friend, a meeting that he keeps secret from Mel. Frasier lets slip the secret, and Mel angrily breaks up with Niles, making Daphne very nervous. Frasier's Christmas party competes with one thrown by his rival neighbor, Cam Winston.
Season 7, Episode 12: RDWRER6 January 2000
Frasier tells Roz about his family's adventure on the Millenial New Year... Chez Henri, where they planned to spend it, burned down, so they drove toward Sun Valley in Martin's Winnebago, for a party thrown by a wine club friend. Hijinks ensue en route, starting when a drowsy Niles boards the wrong Winnebago at a truck stop.
13 January 2000
All the on-air personalities are writing jingles to introduce their shows. Frasier typically overdoes when crafting his.
3 February 2000
At Cafe Nervosa, Frasier runs into his unrequited high school crush and former prom queen, Lorna Lynley (Smart). The courtship gives Frasier a chance to live up the high school glory days that he never had.
10 February 2000
Fraiser's new girlfriend thinks Martin is gay and tries to set him up with her uncle.
17 February 2000
When Roz takes a vacation, Frasier hires Mary, a producer fresh out of of training, to fill in for the week. Soon, Mary starts taking over Frasier's show, but Frasier is hesitant to say anything because she's black. Meanwhile, Niles shows off his new kick-boxing skills with disastrous results.
Season 7, Episode 17: Whine Club24 February 2000
Frasier begins to think that Niles' new girlfriend may be slightly manipulative, a suspicion that is brought to the forefront when Niles suddenly announces he wants to run against Frasier to be the prestigious Corkmaster of their wine club.
23 March 2000
Frasier and Roz share a room at a broadcasting conference, which is notorious for being a meet market. However, both strikeout miserably and return to the room dejected. The combined effects of both their recent dating dry spells and their respective new looks (Frasier has beard stubble and Roz tries on a blonde wig) cause them to seek each other for companionship. Martin takes on a stakeout job at Donny's request, but Niles has his concerns.
6 April 2000
Frasier's show is pulled off the air for a week, supposedly to give a new talk show a try, but Frasier has figured out the real reason: leverage against him in his contract negotiations with the station. Thinking two can play that game, Bebe lines up a one-week guest spot on AM Seattle, a morning TV talk show, for him and Roz. When Roz shows up on Monday with a raging fever, Bebe steps in as his co-host. They're such a hit that the TV station wants them on a permanent basis, which fame-struck Bebe desperately wants while Frasier wrestles with decision. Meanwhile, Martin begrudgingly accepts that his vision is failing and agrees to get glasses, but embarrassingly chooses women's frames.
27 April 2000
Frasier learns that comely neighbor Regan Shaw has recently become available again, but is shy about approaching her because his previous encounters with her resulted in him looking foolish. Meanwhile, Donnie is looking for someone to organize his bachelor party, but balks when Frasier offers, due to his stuffy perception. Out to prove he can be "just one of the guys", Frasier auditions a stripper for the event, only to become handcuffed to her. Unable to get them off, he desperately tries to hide his predicament from both Daphne, who is against a raunchy bachelor party, and Regan.
4 May 2000
Frasier is honored to have his caricature hung on the wall of his favorite Italian restaurant, but is less than pleased with the likeness.
11 May 2000
In a session with her therapist, Daphne recalls (through flashbacks) a series of unfortunate events following the surprise shower that her fiancé, Donny, threw for her.
18 May 2000
Just when Daphne decides to profess her love for Niles, he drops a stunning bombshell.
18 May 2000
On the eve of her wedding, Daphne's torn between the man she loves and the man she's engaged to marry.
24 October 2000
After Niles and Daphne run out on her wedding, they return to do the honorable thing and face their jilted lovers. Donnie and Mel each seek some sort of revenge: Donnie sues Daphne, and then threatens to sue Frasier as well for his part in the affair; Mel promises Niles his divorce, but only after he agrees to put in some public appearances with her as newlyweds.
24 October 2000
The tension of Donnie's lawsuit and Mel's demand that Niles and Daphne not be seen in public together (which nixes their planned first date) erupts in a major fight among Frasier, Niles and Daphne. Frasier vows never again to meddle in their affairs, but comes up with a plan to help smooth things over.