Frasier (1993–2004)
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The Doctor Is Out 

A misunderstanding leads the town to believe that Frasier is gay.


David Lee


David Angell (created by), Peter Casey (created by) | 4 more credits »


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Episode cast overview:
Kelsey Grammer ... Dr. Frasier Crane
Jane Leeves ... Daphne Moon
David Hyde Pierce ... Dr. Niles Crane
Peri Gilpin ... Roz Doyle
John Mahoney ... Martin Crane
Patrick Stewart ... Alistair Burke
Edward Hibbert ... Gil Chesterton
Caroline Lagerfelt ... Glinka
David Muller ... Barry
Donald Sage Mackay ... Eduardo
Amita Balla ... Waitress
David Jahn ... Bar Patron
Adrian R'Mante ... Servant
Michael Sean McGuinness ... Clive
Benjamin Bratt ... Kevin, the Caller (voice)


Suspecting that Roz's new boyfriend is secretly gay, Frasier follows him and inadvertently winds up in a gay bar. Before long, the rest of Seattle considers him "outed." The news actually improves his friendship with Alistair Burke, the director of the Seattle Opera. Drunk with status, Frasier tries to ignore the obvious implications. Written by crouchbk

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Release Date:

30 September 2003 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Both Patrick Stewart and Kelsey Grammer were both Starship Captains on Star Trek: The Next Generation: Cause and Effect (1992) Season 5 episode 18 See more »


Niles says that Allistair is the first gay friend of Frasier's who thought Frasier was also gay. Given how reacted to them, it seems unlikely he'd forget the events of Frasier: The Matchmaker, where just that did indeed previously happen. See more »


Dr. Frasier Crane: Oh dad, do you care for a coffee?
Martin Crane: Nah, I can see why you might think I would though. Guy walks into a coffee bar, you can't blame people for thinking he likes coffee.
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Crazy Credits

When the title "Frasier" and the usual silhouette of Seattle are on screen, an animated elevator rises up inside the Space Needle. See more »


Tossed Salads and Scrambled Eggs
Written by Bruce Miller and Darryl Phinnessee
Performed by Kelsey Grammer
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One of the best episodes in the entire series
20 April 2008 | by blanche-2See all my reviews

Admittedly the final years of Frasier weren't overall as stellar as its first seasons, but "Frasier: The Doctor is Out" in season 11 is an example of the brilliant writing the show was still capable of. Patrick Stewart is hilarious as a gay, egomaniacal opera director who assumes Frasier is gay after he is outed by a fan on the radio. Frasier, on the trail of Roz's new boyfriend, walks into "Bad Billy's" bar wearing shorts too small for him because his own shorts split while he was playing squash. The bartender is someone he knows - "I guess you're surprised to see me in here," Frasier says, which is followed by a moment of silence before the bartender says, "Okay." Frasier then finds himself one-half of one of Seattle's "power couples" in a side - or should I say shorts - splitting episode. Borrowing from "Some Like It Hot," this is one not to be missed.

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