Having returned to his native Seattle after living for many years in Boston, psychiatrist Frasier Crane is still settling in. He now hosts a radio call-in show, something his psychiatrist brother Niles frowns upon, but all in all is quite happy. Niles has bad news for him however about their father Martin, a retired policeman who has a dodgy hip after being shot on duty. Martin had a bad fall in his bathroom and it's obvious he can no longer live alone. A reluctant Frasier agrees that his somewhat cantankerous dad can move in with him. Martin's dog Eddie is part of the package as well. Niles offers to help out by sharing the cost of a physical therapist and Martin decides he want to hire Daphne Moon, a slightly wacky Brit who claims to be somewhat psychic. Written by
Did You Know?
In the pilot episode, Frasier and Martin have a fight over Frasier just wanting to hear "thank you" from Martin for allowing him to move in. Before John Mahoney
(Martin) hugs Kelsey Grammer
goodbye in the finale, his line is "Thank you, Frasier." See more
The series context is that Frasier's dad is an ex-cop and Frasier became a psychiatrist despite his father's desires. In Cheers: #8.9 (Two Girls for Every Boyd), Frasier reveals that his father was a scientist and wanted him to become a psychiatrist; but he was reluctant to do so. See more
I mean "burden" in its most positive sense.
As in, "Gee what a lovely burden"?
When the title "Frasier" (in blue letters) and the usual silhouette of Seattle are on screen, a red light blinks at the highest point of the Space Needle. See more
Tossed Salads and Scrambled Eggs
Written by Bruce Miller
and Darryl Phinnessee
Performed by Kelsey Grammer See more