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The first season of Frasier originally aired from September 16, 1993 to May 19, 1994 on NBC, consisting a total of 24 episodes. [1] The opening title card text color started as blue.

Frasier (season 1)
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Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 24
Original network NBC
Original release September 19, 1993 – May 19, 1994
Season chronology
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List of Frasier episodes



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Title Directed by Written by Original air date U.S. viewers
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1 1 "The Good Son" James Burrows David Angell & Peter Casey & David Lee September 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.

Guest Caller(s): Linda Hamilton as Claire; Griffin Dunne as Russell
2 2 "Space Quest" James Burrows Sy Dukane & Denise Moss September 23, 1993 (1993-09-23) 27.0

After Martin and his physical therapist Daphne move in to his apartment, Frasier struggles with the loss of his personal space and his tensions with Martin.

Guest Caller(s): Christopher Reeve as Leonard
3 3 "Dinner at Eight" James Burrows Anne Flett & Chuck Ranberg September 30, 1993 (1993-09-30) 25.7

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.

Guest Caller(s): Patti LuPone as Pam
4 4 "I Hate Frasier Crane" David Lee Christopher Lloyd October 7, 1993 (1993-10-07) 24.2

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.

Guest Caller(s): Joe Mantegna as Derek Mann; Judith Ivey as Lorraine
5 5 "Here's Looking at You" Andy Ackerman Brad Hall October 14, 1993 (1993-10-14) 23.9

Frasier buys Martin a telescope as a gift. Whilst looking through it Martin spots a woman, Irene, with whom he becomes romantically involved.

Guest Caller(s): Jeff Daniels as Doug
6 6 "The Crucible" James Burrows Sy Dukane & Denise Moss October 21, 1993 (1993-10-21) 22.4

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.

Guest Caller(s): Robert Klein as Gary
7 7 "Call Me Irresponsible" James Burrows Anne Flett & Chuck Ranberg October 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.

Guest Caller(s): Bruno Kirby as Marco; Eddie Van Halen as Hank
8 8 "Beloved Infidel" Andy Ackerman Leslie Eberhard November 4, 1993 (1993-11-04) 27.1

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.

Guest Caller(s): JoBeth Williams as Danielle
9 9 "Selling Out" Andy Ackerman Lloyd Garver November 11, 1993 (1993-11-11) 25.0

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.

Guest Caller(s): Carl Reiner as Roger
10 10 "Oops!" James Burrows Denise Moss & Sy Dukane November 18, 1993 (1993-11-18) 23.2

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.

Guest Caller(s): Jay Leno as Don
11 11 "Death Becomes Him" Andy Ackerman Leslie Eberhard December 2, 1993 (1993-12-02) 25.3

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.

Guest Caller(s): None
12 12 "Miracle on Third or Fourth Street" James Burrows Christopher Lloyd December 16, 1993 (1993-12-16) 25.6

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.

Guest Caller(s): Mel Brooks as Tom; Rosemary Clooney as Gladys; Dominick Dunne as Jeff; Ben Stiller as Barry; Eric Stoltz as Don
13 13 "Guess Who's Coming to Breakfast?" Andy Ackerman Molly Newman January 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.

Guest Caller(s): Piper Laurie Marianne; Henry Mancini as Al; Elijah Wood as Ethan
14 14 "Can't Buy Me Love" James Burrows Chuck Ranberg & Anne Flett-Giordano January 20, 1994 (1994-01-20) 27.1

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.

Guest Caller(s): None
15 15 "You Can't Tell a Crook by His Cover" Andy Ackerman David Lloyd January 27, 1994 (1994-01-27) 27.8

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.

Guest Caller(s): None
16 16 "The Show Where Lilith Comes Back" James Burrows Ken Levine & David Isaacs February 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.

Guest Caller(s): Timothy Leary as Hank
17 17 "A Mid-Winter Night's Dream" David Lee Chuck Ranberg & Anne Flett-Giordano February 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.

Guest Caller(s): None
18 18 "And the Whimper Is..." James Burrows Denise Moss & Sy Dukane February 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.

Guest Caller(s): None
19 19 "Give Him the Chair!" James Burrows Chuck Ranberg & Anne Flett-Giordano March 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.

Guest Caller(s): Malcolm McDowell as Dr. Bruga
20 20 "Fortysomething" Rick Beren Sy Dukane & Denise Moss March 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.

Guest Caller(s): Reba McEntire as Rachel
21 21 "Travels With Martin" James Burrows Linda Morris & Vic Rauseo April 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.

Guest Caller(s): None
22 22 "Author, Author" James Burrows Don Seigel & Jerry Perzigian May 5, 1994 (1994-05-05) 26.2

Attempting to collaborate on a book, Niles and Frasier lock themselves in a hotel room to get the book both started and finished, resulting in much tension on both sides.

Guest Caller(s): Christine Lahti as Laura
23 23 "Frasier Crane's Day Off" James Burrows Chuck Ranberg & Anne Flett-Giordano May 12, 1994 (1994-05-12) 22.3

During a bout of illness, Frasier asks Niles to take over his show. When Niles unexpectedly becomes quite a success, a feverish Frasier begins to imagine plots against him.

Guest Caller(s): Mary Tyler Moore as Marjorie; Patricia Hearst as Janice; Steve Lawrence as Howard; Eydie Gormé as Lois; Tommy Hilfiger as Robert; Garry Trudeau as Louis; Steve Young as Blake
24 24 "My Coffee With Niles" James Burrows David Angell & Peter Casey May 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.

Guest Caller(s): None


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