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"Frasier" The Friend (1996)

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Frasier: Season 3: Episode 11 -- Frasier befriends Bob, a wheelchair-bound man whom he doesn't have the heart to "dump" after he discovers they have nothing in common.


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Original Air Date:
16 January 1996 (Season 3, Episode 11)
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. | Add synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Kelsey Grammer ... Dr. Frasier Crane

Jane Leeves ... Daphne Moon

David Hyde Pierce ... Dr. Niles Crane

Peri Gilpin ... Roz Doyle

John Mahoney ... Martin Crane

Griffin Dunne ... Bob
Ben Mittleman ... Ralph
Luck Hari ... Waitress

Diane Behrens ... Patron #1

David Jackson Willis ... Patron #2 (as David Jay Willis)

Armistead Maupin ... Gerard (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Gregg Berger ... Gordon (voice) (uncredited)

Moose ... Eddie (uncredited)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Philip Charles MacKenzie 
Writing credits
David Angell (created by) &
Peter Casey (created by) &
David Lee (created by)

Jack Burditt (written by)

Glen Charles (based on the character "Frasier Crane" created by) &
Les Charles (based on the character "Frasier Crane" created by)

Produced by
David Angell .... executive producer
Maggie Blanc .... producer (as Maggie Randell)
Jack Burditt .... co-producer
Peter Casey .... executive producer
Anne Flett-Giordano .... producer
Mary Fukuto .... co-producer
Kelsey Grammer .... executive producer
Joe Keenan .... co-producer
David Lee .... executive producer
Steven Levitan .... co-executive producer
Christopher Lloyd .... executive producer
Linda Morris .... executive producer
Chuck Ranberg .... producer
Vic Rauseo .... executive producer
Original Music by
Bruce Miller 
Cinematography by
Ken Lamkin (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Ron Volk 
Casting by
Jeff Greenberg 
Art Direction by
Roy Christopher 
Set Decoration by
Ron Olsen 
Costume Design by
Audrey M. Bansmer 
Makeup Department
Bruce Hutchinson .... makeup artist
Marilyn Patricia Phillips .... hair stylist
Production Management
Bill Carroll .... unit production manager
Tony Hicks .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Katy Garretson .... first assistant director
Hilarie Jutras .... second assistant director
Art Department
Victor Anderson .... propmaker
Steven J. Monroe .... construction coordinator
Sound Department
Adam De Coster .... foley artist
Nick Els .... sound mixer
Dana Mark McClure .... production sound mixer
Randal S. Thomas .... sound effects
Camera and Electrical Department
Jeff Durling .... dimmer operator
Arien Hatch .... film loader
Michael T. James .... grip
Gary Armstrong .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Casting Department
Helen Mossler .... casting executive
Cathy Reinking .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Marie H. Burk .... costume supervisor
Music Department
Kelsey Grammer .... performer: theme song
Darryl Phinnessee .... composer: theme lyrics
Chips Swanson .... music editor
Other crew
Cindy Collins .... assistant to producers
Rosie Dean .... production coordinator
Peter Ferland .... assistant to producers
Anne Geiger .... assistant to producers
Peggy Illman .... assistant to producers
Gabrielle James .... script supervisor
Nicole Kallis .... assistant to producers
Polly Levy .... assistant to producers
David Lloyd .... creative consultant
Brian Mallut .... assistant to producers
Dani Morris .... assistant to producers
Jeffrey Pfefferle .... assistant to producers
John Rajeski .... assistant to producers
Jim Rose .... technical coordinator
Susan Rosen .... assistant to producers
Jeffrey Schneider .... legal counsel
David Suther .... assistant to producers
Rita VanderWaal .... assistant to producers

Series Crew
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Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
David Angell  created by
Peter Casey  created by
David Lee  created by

Production CompaniesDistributors

Additional Details

23 min (DVD)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:PG | Canada:PG (video rating)

Did You Know?

This episode has a very similar plot to the Bill Murray movie What About Bob? (1991). As both feature a prominent psychiatrist who has trouble dealing with an overbearing man named Bob.See more »
Continuity: After 10 minutes Bob left Cafe Nervosa with his BBQ-Bible is on his lap. The table is empty. A shot later when Frasier walks out, the BBQ-Bible is back on the table.See more »
Martin:[contemplating Daphne's health drink] There just aren't enough drinks that build up a nice head of black foam.See more »
Movie Connections:
References Beauty and the Beast (1991)See more »
Tossed Salads and Scrambled EggsSee more »


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Mark Twain Quote, 20 October 2008
Author: (natasha-gannon) from United Kingdom

hi, i was just wondering does anybody know the Mark Twain quote Fraiser says in this episode??? i remember thinking it was a very very good one & i liked the quote a lot! but i can't really remember what it was exactly and i really would like to know! Fraiser and Bob both say it at the same time and thats when Fraiser thinks he and Bob have some stuff in common and thinks he's made a new friend............ that is until Bob starts going on about BBQ's! So any help on this subject would be a great help. and very much appreciated. thank you very very very much in advance for any help you may be able to give... My kind regards. Natasha

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