Frasier (1993–2004)
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The Good Son 

Psychiatrist Frasier Crane returns to his hometown of Seattle to host a radio talk show, but soon discovers he could use a shrink himself when his disabled father moves in.



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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 garykmcd

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16 September 1993 (USA)  »

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Jane Leeves's good friend, Valerie Bertinelli, was in the studio audience and her laughter can be heard throughout the episode. See more »


When discussing the possibility of a live-in health care worker, Martin suggests the room across from his, Frasier's study for her to stay. In later episodes, Martin's room is shown to be on the same side of the apartment as Frasiers, whereas Daphne's is on the opposite side past the kitchen. See more »


Daphne: [Frasier answers the door and Daphne is standing there with her hand down her blouse] Oh, hello. Caught me with me hand in the biscuit tin. I'm Daphne, Daphne Moon.
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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 »


References The Good Son (1993) See more »


Tossed Salads and Scrambled Eggs
Written by Bruce Miller and Darryl Phinnessee
Performed by Kelsey Grammer
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Can a pilot get any better?
4 May 2014 | by See all my reviews

Every time I watch this episode, and I can tell you that that is quite often, I believe for certain that as soon as it was aired, everybody would have known that they had something special on their hands. The acting is brilliant, with David Hyde Pierce perfectly capturing his very difficult character, and, of course, Kelsey Grammar bringing Frasier back to life. As well as the acting, I cannot praise enough the writing of the episode. The jokes are quick, genius, extremely humorous, sophisticated and brilliantly assembled. However, not only is the episode hilarious, but it also contains moments of emotion and passion, with the relationship between Frasier and his father sticking out. In fact, the writing deserves a special mention for the entirety of the 11 series, as to be able to be so consistently fantastic for so long is unmatched by any other programme, in my opinion. Having seen all 264 episodes, I can sincerely say that 'The Good Son' ranks as one of the best. If you only watch 3 of the 264, make sure they are this one, 'High Holidays' and 'Ham radio'.

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