Hot-tempered journalist Maya Gallo got herself fired from yet another job when she made an anchorwoman cry on the air with some gag copy on the teleprompter. Unable to find a job anywhere ... See full summary »
Laura San Giacomo,
A free spirited yoga instructor finds true love in a conservative lawyer and they got married on the first date. Though they are polar opposites; her need of stability is fulfilled with him, his need of optimism is fulfilled with her.
Al Bundy is a misanthropic women's shoe salesman with a miserable life. He hates his job, his wife is lazy, his son is dysfunctional (especially with women), and his daughter is dim-witted and promiscuous.
Drew is an assistant director of personnel in a Cleveland department store and he has been stuck there for ten years. Other than fighting with co-worker Mimi, his hobbies include drinking ... See full summary »
Dr. Frasier Crane, a successful Boston therapist, moves to Seattle to get a new start on life. He has a radio talk show, which he uses to relay his wit and wisdom to others, but at times he struggles with his own problems with his salt-of-the-earth father, his pretentious brother, and his friends and co-workers.Written by
Maris, Niles' wife for much of the series is unseen on-camera, but often the subject of plotlines and jokes. Her maiden name was never revealed on the series. Maris is immensely wealthy, much wealthier than Niles, as well as spoiled, dominating, and neurotic. Many of the characters pointedly dislike her, with Frasier stating, "Maris is like the sun, except without the warmth". In a further humorous vein, David Hyde Pierce passively describes Maris during a Montréal comedy performance (which he performed in-character) as "a wife who's like a refugee from Taming of the Shrew." See more »
In some episodes, the Space Needle can be seen in the view from Frasier's apartment. In other episodes it's missing completely. See more »
[after Frasier has just met Daphne, Martin's new kooky, live-in physiotherapist]
The whole idea of getting somebody in here was to help ease my burden! Not to add to it!
Oh, do you hear that, Eddie? We're a burden.
Oh Dad! Dad, you're... you're twisting my words! I meant burden in its most positive sense!
As in, "Gee, what a lovely burden?"
Something like that, yes!
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The series title changes color and the Seattle skyline image has a different animation with each episode. See more »
I enjoy watching Seinfeld and Becker more than I enjoy watching Frasier, but Frasier leaves them both behind in genuine sitcom quality. The cast is brilliant and the writing is absolutely top-notch. The first 5 seasons was probably the best display of American sitcom of all time, if not international sitcom. Unfornunately the show ran out of steam in the final few series when the energy seemed to slip away from both the writing and acting.
Frasier is a real comedy lovers comedy. Even though it pokes fun at wine-loving snobs, it's upper-class feel may have kept some from experiencing the show. While it's not my all-time favourite show, Frasier is undoubtedly the most professional sitcom that I have ever seen.
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