Frasier (1993–2004)
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The Botched Language of Cranes 

When an on-air gaffe tarnishes Frasier's public image, he tries to rebuild it by emceeing a charity event.


David Lee


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Episode complete credited cast:
Kelsey Grammer ... Dr. Frasier Crane
Jane Leeves ... Daphne Moon
David Hyde Pierce ... Dr. Niles Crane
Peri Gilpin ... Roz Doyle
John Mahoney ... Martin Crane
Dan Butler ... Bulldog Briscoe
George DelHoyo ... Father Mike (as George Deloy)
Helen Geller Helen Geller ... Sister Joselia
Moose ... Eddie
Alfre Woodard ... Edna (voice)
Sandra Dee ... Connie (voice)


After advising a depressed caller that she'd be better off leaving rain-washed Seattle, Frasier receives a barrage of angry responses from his listeners. He apologizes over the air, but only makes it worse. He then tries to buff up his public image by agreeing to emcee a hospital benefit dinner. Written by crouchbk

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Release Date:

1 November 1994 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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The celebrity callers in this episode are Alfre Woodard (Edna) who is depressed about living in rain-washed Seattle, and Sandra Dee (Connie) who calls to berate Frasier (Kelsey Grammer) for claiming Seattle is depressing. See more »


Dr. Frasier Crane: I'd like to just say, as I've been saying for the last three hours, that it was not my intent to... cause anyone offense. But it seems obvious that I have, I would like to say this: I apologize. I do not find Seattle a depressing place to live. It would take more than clouds to obscure the beauty of her landscape and more than drizzle to dampen the warmth and good fellowship that makes Seattle the only place in this bad old world that I care to call home. 'Till Monday, then, this is Dr. Frasier...
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Crazy Credits

When the title "Frasier" (in red letters) and the usual silhouette of Seattle are on screen, a rain cloud that starts to emit rain appears in the sky. See more »


References The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962) See more »


Tossed Salads and Scrambled Eggs
Written by Bruce Miller and Darryl Phinnessee
Performed by Kelsey Grammer
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Words Can Kill
28 September 2019 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

Frasier is fed up with the weather in Seattle and when a depressed caller talks to him, he suggests she leave the city. This brings a raft of venom from his listeners and other Seattle residents. Ultimately, he agrees to speak at a charity event to help get his cred back. But a trip to the men's room at an inopportune time sinks him.

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