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Frasier (season 1)

The first season of Frasier originally aired from September 16, 1993 to May 19, 1994 on NBC, consisting of a total of 24 episodes.[1]

Frasier (season 1)
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Country of originUnited States
No. of episodes24
Original networkNBC
Original releaseSeptember 16, 1993 – May 19, 1994
Season chronology
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List of Frasier episodes




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TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateU.S. viewers
11"The Good Son"James BurrowsDavid Angell & Peter Casey & David LeeSeptember 16, 1993 (1993-09-16)28.1
Dr. Frasier Crane, formerly of Boston, has recently arrived back in his birthplace of Seattle to restart his life following his painful divorce. Unfortunately, his independence is soon threatened by the fact that his father Martin is incapable of living by himself, and must move into Frasier's apartment.
22"Space Quest"James BurrowsSy Dukane & Denise MossSeptember 23, 1993 (1993-09-23)29.2
After Martin moves into his apartment with his physical therapist Daphne and dog Eddie, Frasier struggles with the loss of his personal space and his tensions with Martin. He repeatedly failing to get any kind of solitary time at home or work, he decides to try forging a bond with his gruff father.
33"Dinner at Eight"James BurrowsAnne Flett & Chuck RanbergSeptember 30, 1993 (1993-09-30)28.7
Frasier and his brother Niles decide to treat Martin to the fancy restaurant Le Cigare Volant in an attempt to improve his sense of style, but soon learn some unpleasant truths about themselves. Meanwhile, Niles meets Daphne for the first time and is instantly smitten with her, despite already being married.
44"I Hate Frasier Crane"David LeeChristopher LloydOctober 7, 1993 (1993-10-07)28.5
After being insulted on Frasier's show following a bad review, newspaper columnist Derek Mann challenges Frasier to a fist fight. Although Frasier agrees in the heat of the moment, Martin is angry to later learn he has no intention of going through with it. After learning of the shame he put Martin through when he ducked out of a similar situation as a child, Frasier resolves to meet the challenge.
55"Here's Looking at You"Andy AckermanBrad HallOctober 14, 1993 (1993-10-14)30.9
Frasier buys Martin a telescope as a gift. While looking through it Martin spots a woman, Irene, with whom he becomes romantically involved.
66"The Crucible"James BurrowsSy Dukane & Denise MossOctober 21, 1993 (1993-10-21)28.9
Frasier organizes a cocktail party to show a painting he recently bought, but the painter informs him that she did not paint it. When Frasier's attempts to return the painting to the gallery fail, he plots revenge against the gallery owner.
77"Call Me Irresponsible"James BurrowsAnne Flett & Chuck RanbergOctober 28, 1993 (1993-10-28)27.0
Frasier gives advice to a caller, Marco, to break off his relationship with his girlfriend, Catherine, because of his inability to commit. However when Catherine and Frasier end up going on a date, Niles questions his brother's ethics.
88"Beloved Infidel"Andy AckermanLeslie EberhardNovember 4, 1993 (1993-11-04)29.6
After accidentally seeing Martin with an old family friend at a restaurant, Frasier and Niles begin to wonder whether Martin had an affair while married.
99"Selling Out"Andy AckermanLloyd GarverNovember 11, 1993 (1993-11-11)28.0
Frasier meets Bebe Glazer, a smarmy talent agent who sweet-talks him into doing a series of product endorsements. He finds himself conflicted when she arranges a television ad for a product he does not support, knowing that the money earned could go towards his son's college fund.
1010"Oops!"James BurrowsDenise Moss & Sy DukaneNovember 18, 1993 (1993-11-18)29.3
Frasier is told a rumor that one of the KACL on-air staff is getting fired. When sportscaster Bob 'Bulldog' Briscoe is called into a meeting with management, Frasier assumes the rumor is true and accidentally reveals it to him. As a result, Bulldog quits the station while Frasier learns that his job was actually safe. Feeling guilty and after feeling pressure from Martin, Frasier decides to go to the station manager and beg for Bulldog's job back... only to learn the rumor was true and it was actually Frasier who was about to be fired.
1111"Death Becomes Him"Andy AckermanLeslie EberhardDecember 2, 1993 (1993-12-02)30.6
After the premature death of Martin's physician, who was similar to Frasier in physique, behavior and temperament, Frasier begins to obsess about his own mortality. Putting his affairs in order, Frasier becomes determined to find more about the physician to the point he decides to attend his shiva.
1212"Miracle on Third or Fourth Street"James BurrowsChristopher LloydDecember 16, 1993 (1993-12-16)32.6
Frasier's plans for a merry Christmas with Frederick; Martin and Niles are derailed after Lilith cancels the plans to take Frederick to Austria. Already angry, Frasier then has a bitter argument with Martin in the days before Christmas, and Frasier agrees to do the Christmas Day shift at the radio station, where he and Roz are forced to endure the most depressing show ever. Just when things do not seem to be able to get any better, Frasier is humbled by a demonstration of human kindness from an unexpected quarter.
1313"Guess Who's Coming to Breakfast?"Andy AckermanMolly NewmanJanuary 6, 1994 (1994-01-06)30.4
Frasier is surprised to learn that Martin has been sleeping with a woman from his building, however he then broadcasts this fact in his next show, embarrassing the woman and infuriating Martin. Feeling guilty, Frasier resolves to get them back together. Roz is going out with Noel Shempsky, a Star Trek addict.
1414"Can't Buy Me Love"James BurrowsChuck Ranberg & Anne Flett-GiordanoJanuary 20, 1994 (1994-01-20)32.6
Frasier takes part in a bachelor auction, where he is bought by a model, Kristina. Frasier, hoping to have sex with her, arranges an impressive dinner for them at his apartment. Kristina arrives at Frasier's apartment telling him that she has some quick business to take care of before their date and needs him to look after her daughter Renetta. Reluctant, Frasier realizes that his chances of getting sex from Kristina are better if he does this minor act of kindness. Frasier, always the psychiatrist, learns from Renetta that her mother is not a good person and neglects her often, causing him to rethink his beautiful date. Meanwhile Daphne accidentally buys Bulldog, however her uneasiness quickly gives way to enjoyment when he splashes out for their date.
1515"You Can't Tell a Crook by His Cover"Andy AckermanDavid LloydJanuary 27, 1994 (1994-01-27)30.5
After Roz is scammed out of $10 by a street con, Frasier claims to always be able to spot a criminal, so Martin challenges him to a test: several of Martin's friends come over to play cards, including one ex-con. Frasier wins if he can spot the con, but he fails completely, losing the bet. Before the ex-con is revealed, Daphne agrees to go on a date with him. Martin is concerned and tries to forbid the date, but Frasier accuses Martin of being judgmental. Later, when Niles hears about the date, he is concerned for Daphne's safety and convinces Frasier to go check on her/rescue her. At the dive bar the ex-con took her to, Daphne is scamming a pool player, running the table and taking his money. It turns out she already threw her date out of the bar for getting fresh. Frasier and Niles show up and get in trouble with one of the locals, who demands money they do not have. Daphne wagers her winnings on making an unlikely shot against Frasier and Niles receiving a beating. Daphne almost makes the shot, but fails, and the three flee the bar.
1616"The Show Where Lilith Comes Back"James BurrowsKen Levine & David IsaacsFebruary 3, 1994 (1994-02-03)33.1
Frasier's ex-wife Lilith visits him in Seattle because she found a letter from Frasier asking if reconciliation is possible. Niles is mad at Lilith for snickering during Maris's wedding vows. Lilith offers an extremely condescending apology, which Niles eagerly accepts. It turns out Lilith thought Frasier had left the letter after his last visit a few weeks before, but he actually wrote the letter before he first left for Seattle, a year earlier. Mortified, Lilith tries to leave in a huff but catches her purse in his door, further destroying her dignity. Later, Frasier meets her at her hotel room to go to dinner as friends, but they end up falling into bed and making passionate love through the night. In the morning, Lilith looks at the breakfast and says "This was a mistake," which Frasier takes as an admission about their relationship and quickly recites his own litany of reasons why they should not reconcile. When Lilith says she was talking about the breakfast, Frasier is mortified. Lilith breaks down, but Frasier reassures her that she is a strong woman, and they agree to part as friends.
1717"A Mid-Winter Night's Dream"David LeeChuck Ranberg & Anne Flett-GiordanoFebruary 10, 1994 (1994-02-10)32.8
After Niles has a fight with Maris, Niles and Daphne have a moment of mutual attraction during an attempt to make a reconciliation dinner. Stranded at Niles' mansion during a storm, Frasier must reach them before they do something Niles will regret.
1818"And the Whimper Is..."James BurrowsDenise Moss & Sy DukaneFebruary 17, 1994 (1994-02-17)N/A
Frasier discovers that he has been nominated for a local broadcasting award, and winning it obsesses him - until he meets an unlucky competitor for the same award.
1919"Give Him the Chair!"James BurrowsChuck Ranberg & Anne Flett-GiordanoMarch 17, 1994 (1994-03-17)29.8
Frasier is tired of Martin's favourite chair and gets rid of it, replacing it with a new one. Martin demands his old chair back. The old chair is easily located on the set of a school production, but the recovery proves more difficult.
2020"Fortysomething"Rick BerenSy Dukane & Denise MossMarch 31, 1994 (1994-03-31)27.1
Worrying about impending middle age, Frasier strikes up a tentative romance with a shop assistant several years his junior.
2121"Travels with Martin"James BurrowsLinda Morris & Vic RauseoApril 14, 1994 (1994-04-14)25.5
Frasier, Martin, Niles and Daphne go on a road trip in a Winnebago. Trouble starts when they drive over the border into Canada only to learn that Daphne is not allowed to leave the US because she does not have her green card yet.
2222"Author, Author"James BurrowsDon Seigel & Jerry PerzigianMay 5, 1994 (1994-05-05)26.2
Niles has been invited to pitch a book, however his deadline is looming and he has no ideas. Backed up against a wall by his published, Niles agrees with a suggestion to write a book on sibling relationships with Frasier. However, when it comes to actually writing the book the two have trouble even getting started so decide to lock themselves in a hotel room to get the book both started and finished. When hours pass without them even writing an opening sentence, Frasier and Niles quickly descend into a brawl.
2323"Frasier Crane's Day Off"James BurrowsChuck Ranberg & Anne Flett-GiordanoMay 12, 1994 (1994-05-12)28.3
Frasier falls ill and is confined to bed, but when it becomes clear that KACL restaurant critic Gil Chesterton is attempting to steal his timeslot, Frasier begs Niles to take over. When Niles unexpectedly becomes quite a success, a feverish Frasier begins to imagine plots against him and decides to drag himself to the station no matter what.
2424"My Coffee with Niles"James BurrowsDavid Angell & Peter CaseyMay 19, 1994 (1994-05-19)29.7
Over their daily coffee, Frasier and Niles discuss life and happiness. For the first time, Niles acknowledges he may have feelings for Daphne. Frasier considers if he is happy with his new life in Seattle.

Awards and nominationsEdit

American Comedy awards

46th Annual Creative Arts Emmy awardsEdit

46th Annual Directors Guild awards

51st Annual Golden Globe awards

20th Annual People's Choice awards

46th Annual Primetime Emmy awards

1st Annual Screen Actors Guild awards

10th Annual Television Critics Association awards

Viewers for Quality Television awards

  • 1994 Best Quality Comedy Series - Nominated[25]
  • 1994 Best Lead Actor in a Quality Comedy Series (Kelsey Grammer) - Nominated[26]
  • 1994 Best Supporting Actor in a Quality Comedy Series (David Hyde Pierce) - WON[27]
  • 1994 Best Supporting Actress in a Quality Comedy Series (Jane Leeves) - Nominated[28]

Writers Guild awards

  • 1995 Episodic Comedy ("A Mid-Winter Night's Dream") (Chuck Ranberg & Anne Flett-Giordano) - Nominated[29]


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