Fun Facts

Kelsey Grammer was briefly the highest paid television actor in the U.S. for his portrayal of Frasier, while Jane Leeves was the highest paid British actress.

Following his many appearances on Cheers, Grammer tied the record for the longest running character in prime time, equaling James Arness’ twenty years as Marshal Dillon on Gunsmoke.

Niles’ existence as Frasier’s brother creates a Cheers continuity flaw, since Frasier once mentioned that he was an only child.

Lisa Kudrow auditioned for the part of Roz Doyle.

Only one episode was filmed in Seattle—S5E5: “The 1000th Show” (which was the 101st episode).

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2 thoughts on “Fun Facts

    • I like it in two very different senses: 1) as a subject for this kind of light-hearted criticism (episode blogs need to have a ‘mockumentary’ format– you can’t wholly endorse the artistic merit of the show, and you can’t completely crap on it either. The endeavor requires a kind of delicate comedic balance), and 2) I genuinely enjoy the ’90s nostalgia folded into its textures and tones.

      As far as recommending other shows, for the benefit of someone who straight enjoys watching the show, I guess I’d recommend Third Rock from the Sun, maybe Perfect Strangers. Frasier has a pretty unique personality, so it’s kind of hard for me to tell which aspects of it I’m looking to point you to in other shows. I don’t think you can go wrong with Third Rock. Thanks for reading, and as always, “NILES!!!” 😉 -Andrew

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