The Best Episodes Directed by David Lee

Frank Paints the House

#1 - Frank Paints the House

Everybody Loves Raymond Season 5 - Episode 24

When Ray and Debra find Frank painting their house, they find out that Marie put him up to the job due to his retirement. But, when Frank paints it the color they don't like, Ray fires him. That's when Marie reveals the truth behind Frank's retirement.

star 8.23
287 votes
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Bad Moon Rising

#2 - Bad Moon Rising

Everybody Loves Raymond Season 4 - Episode 22

Ray's attempts to alleviate Debra's PMS moodiness only make her more irritable. When Ray witnesses Debra's hypersensitive mood and generally annoyed reaction to everything he says and does, he checks the calendar and realizes it's going to be a long couple of days ahead. In his desire to get a "quick fix" for Debra's womanly problems – thus making his life a heck of a lot easier – he turns a bad situation worse by suggesting that a simple pill will help with his wife's insufferable mood swings.

star 7.97
443 votes
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The Doctor is Out

#3 - The Doctor is Out

Frasier Season 11 - Episode 3

Frasier and Niles suspect that Roz's new boyfriend, Barry, is gay. They see Barry on the street and believe that he has gone into a gay bar. Frasier, worried that Barry is leading Roz on, goes inside to confront him. Niles discovers that Barry actually went into an apartment building next door to the bar. He goes into the bar to tell Frasier, and a misunderstanding causes the patrons to believe the Crane brothers are actually lovers. A caller then "outs" Frasier on his show the next day. Martin feels very uncomfortable about the public thinking his son is gay. Alistair Burke, the head of the Seattle opera guild, befriends Frasier and begins spending a lot of time with him. The rest of the family realizes that Alistair thinks of Frasier as his boyfriend, but Frasier insists that this is not true. Frasier, Niles and Daphne attend a party, where Frasier discovers that everyone in attendance thinks that he and Alistair are a couple. Frasier is finally forced to come clean with Alistair about his sexuality after learning that Alistair expects to take their relationship to the next level very soon.

star 7.94
813 votes
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It's So Nice to Have a Mather Around the House

#4 - It's So Nice to Have a Mather Around the House

Wings Season 4 - Episode 7

Brian and Joe gain a new roommate after Brian accidentally sinks Lowell's houseboat.

star 7.89
53 votes
Twisted Sister

#5 - Twisted Sister

Wings Season 6 - Episode 2

The arrival of Helen's elder sister Casey to Nantucket sidetracks Joe's plan to give Helen an engagement ring.What was originally planned to be an evening for two at Lexington's becomes a party of four,with Casey along to catch up with Helen and Brian along to occupy Casey.Then,before Joe can give Helen his ring,Casey gives Helen an even bigger ring as a gift,and Joe's angry frustration brings the night to a halt.He apologizes later that night and gives her the ring,but once again Casey drops in to spoil things.Helen finally stands up to Casey,after one, to many of her snide remarks.Casey then reveals that her husband has left her,and she has no where to go.So Helen invites her to stay with her for as long as she wants.

star 7.88
73 votes
The Two Mrs. Cranes

#6 - The Two Mrs. Cranes

Frasier Season 4 - Episode 1

When Daphne's ex-fiance comes to visit, she tries to let him down easy by pretending to be married to Niles. However, when Frasier, Martin, and Roz get involved in the charade, the evening spirals out of control.

star 7.84
828 votes
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Out with Dad

#7 - Out with Dad

Frasier Season 7 - Episode 15

An unlikely chain of events forces Martin to pretend to be gay on Valentine's Day.

star 7.79
752 votes
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The Ski Lodge

#8 - The Ski Lodge

Frasier Season 5 - Episode 14

The Crane household and Daphne's good friend Annie take a weekend trip to a ski lodge, leading to romantic misunderstandings.

star 7.77
857 votes
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Goodnight, Seattle (2)

#9 - Goodnight, Seattle (2)

Frasier Season 11 - Episode 24

In part 2 of the finale of Frasier, Eddie is taken to the vet by the family during Martin and Ronee's wedding rehersals, Niles and Daphne have very good news. Martin prepares to move out of appartment 1901 and Frasier decides on the offer put to him by his agent.

star 7.77
263 votes
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Ham Radio

#10 - Ham Radio

Frasier Season 4 - Episode 18

Frasier's ambitious plans to put on a "classic" radio drama are foiled after the actors, perturbed by Frasier's tyrannical style, revolt.

star 7.64
840 votes
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Goodnight, Seattle (1)

#11 - Goodnight, Seattle (1)

Frasier Season 11 - Episode 23

In part 1 of the finale of Frasier, Frasier struggles to put together a wedding for Martin and Ronee, Some of Daphne's brothers come to Seattle and Frasier gets an offer from his agent that he is considering whether to take or not.

star 7.63
600 votes
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Two Jerks and a Jill

#12 - Two Jerks and a Jill

Wings Season 4 - Episode 6

The arrival on Nantucket of beautiful new helicopter pilot, Alex Lambert soon has the brothers chasing after her, despite her obvious non-interest. Meanwhile, Antonio gets invited to the Tuesday Night Rat Shoot where he upstages Lowell in front of his buddies.

star 7.62
50 votes
Perspectives on Christmas

#13 - Perspectives on Christmas

Frasier Season 5 - Episode 9

Each member of Frasier's family tells a masseuse all about their eventful day, which includes Martin's participation in a church Christmas pageant and Niles' experience being trapped in an elevator.

star 7.57
781 votes
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Shrink Rap

#14 - Shrink Rap

Frasier Season 3 - Episode 2

Frasier and Niles attempt to go into practice together, leading to one disaster after another. This episode begins in a psychiatrist's office with the Crane boys detailing their escapade, and goes on to tell the story through flashbacks.

star 7.56
867 votes
Ain't Nobody's Business If I Do

#15 - Ain't Nobody's Business If I Do

Frasier Season 5 - Episode 11

Daphne accidentally finds an engagement ring in Martin's dresser, frightening Niles and Frasier with the spectre of "Stepmother Sherry."

star 7.56
772 votes
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Three Days of the Condo

#16 - Three Days of the Condo

Frasier Season 4 - Episode 11

Frasier fights against the condo board president's tyranny when his plans to install a door knocker are denied.

star 7.55
687 votes
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To Kill a Talking Bird

#17 - To Kill a Talking Bird

Frasier Season 4 - Episode 14

Niles hosts a party to break in his new apartment. Unfortunately, his new pet bird, Baby, picks the night of the party to attach itself firmly to Niles' head.

star 7.50
760 votes
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Room Service

#18 - Room Service

Frasier Season 5 - Episode 15

Lilith comes to Seattle after her husband leaves her for a man, and throws herself at Frasier. Frasier uses all his willpower to resist, but Niles isn't as strong.

star 7.50
844 votes
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Joe Blows (1)

#19 - Joe Blows (1)

Wings Season 5 - Episode 7

Joe feels the weight of the world coming down on him as everyone comes to him to help solve their problems. As the stress mounts, he knows he must make a drastic change.

star 7.49
49 votes
The Matchmaker

#20 - The Matchmaker

Frasier Season 2 - Episode 3

Frasier sets up a date for Daphne with the new station manager, Tom, unaware that Tom is gay and believes he's actually dating Frasier.

star 7.49
949 votes
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Frasier's Imaginary Friend

#21 - Frasier's Imaginary Friend

Frasier Season 5 - Episode 1

Frasier returns from Acapulco after a torrid affair with a supermodel/zoologist who's sworn him to secrecy regarding her identity. No one believes Frasier when he finally divulges her identity, instead believing that Frasier's finally lost his marbles.

star 7.46
755 votes
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You Can Go Home Again

#22 - You Can Go Home Again

Frasier Season 3 - Episode 24

Roz gives Frasier a copy of his first broadcast as a present to celebrate his three-year anniversary at KACL. As he listens, Frasier remembers the events as he first arrived in Seattle and reunited with Niles and Martin.

star 7.45
753 votes
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Tales from the Crypt

#23 - Tales from the Crypt

Frasier Season 10 - Episode 5

Frasier is infuriated when Bulldog successfully pulls several practical jokes on him. He vows to get revenge, and plots an elaborate prank that he takes way too seriously. Martin and Roz predict that he will fail because he is terrible at carrying out pranks. Frasier seeks the help of an unlikely ally to prove them wrong. Meanwhile, Mrs. Moon wages a prank war of her own against a trick or treater who eggs Niles' door after he forgets to buy Halloween candy.

star 7.45
729 votes
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To Tell the Truth

#24 - To Tell the Truth

Frasier Season 6 - Episode 15

Niles dumps his top-notch lawyers for a down and dirty scrapper when Maris moves to postpone their settlement. The new attorney, Donny Douglas, warns Niles that in depositions, Maris' attorneys will be asking about Niles' passion for another woman, Daphne. Niles fears Frasier's compulsive truthfulness will let the cat out of the bag.

star 7.44
790 votes
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A Midwinter Night's Dream

#25 - A Midwinter Night's Dream

Frasier Season 1 - Episode 17

Niles tries to patch up another disagreement with Maris with a romantic dinner, which Daphne offers to prepare. Frasier comes charging to the rescue as he realizes that Daphne and Niles are all alone on a dark and stormy night.

star 7.43
1009 votes
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The Impossible Dream

#26 - The Impossible Dream

Frasier Season 4 - Episode 3

Frasier and Niles struggle to interpret Frasier's recurring dream, in which Frasier finds himself in bed with Gil Chesterton.

star 7.43
768 votes
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Head Game

#27 - Head Game

Frasier Season 4 - Episode 5

Niles is the talk of Seattle after a brief session with the local basketball team's slumping star turns the player's fortunes around. Justifiably proud of himself, Niles is mortified to learn that Reggie believes his good luck is due to Niles' hair.

star 7.40
731 votes
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The Seal Who Came to Dinner

#28 - The Seal Who Came to Dinner

Frasier Season 6 - Episode 8

Niles hosts a party at Maris' beach house in the hopes of winning his dinner club's prestigious "Golden Apron" award. Niles panics when he discovers a very pungent--and very dead--seal on the beach.

star 7.38
727 votes
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The Botched Language of the Cranes

#29 - The Botched Language of the Cranes

Frasier Season 2 - Episode 6

Frasier's advice to a caller prompts criticism after he offends all of Seattle. To get back in their good graces, Frasier agrees to emcee a charity benefit, which in true Crane style only leads to further calamity.

star 7.35
888 votes
Intervention

#30 - Intervention

Titus Season 1 - Episode 8

Christopher grows concerned when his father's lack of drinking turns the elder Titus into a mild-mannered, boring guy. In an effort to get his mean-spirited, mischievous dad back, Titus stages an intervention with Dave, Tommy and Erin's reluctant help. They surprise Ken at home and beg him to admit he has a ""non-drinking problem."" Nothing seems to work — not even a visit from Ken's boss who tells him he's not as effective sober. Ken assures them that he can start drinking whenever he wants. Finally, Christopher hands him a beer and throws down the gauntlet, calling Ken a ""wussy."" Ken takes a drink and, as the alcohol fog rolls in, gets his fighting spirit back. As a special thank you to his concerned friends and family, Ken reveals their darkest secrets: Titus embezzled money from the company to invest in a car, and lost it when the car was smashed in a hit and run; Erin's worried Titus will snap just like his lunatic mother; and Dave is the one who hit Titus' car! The intervention qui

star 7.34
113 votes
The Club

#31 - The Club

Frasier Season 2 - Episode 18

Niles and Frasier sabotage each other's chances for acceptance into Seattle's prestigious Empire Club.

star 7.33
981 votes
I Hate Frasier Crane

#32 - I Hate Frasier Crane

Frasier Season 1 - Episode 4

After a newspaper critic prints an unflattering column about his radio show, Frasier starts a feud which culminates in a physical challenge.

star 7.32
1198 votes
Father of the Bride

#33 - Father of the Bride

Frasier Season 7 - Episode 2

Frasier and Martin inadvertently offer to pay for Donny and Daphne's wedding. Frasier's meddling drives Daphne crazy. Meanwhile, Niles doesn't realize he's dating a prostitute.

star 7.31
814 votes
No Sex Please, We're Skittish

#34 - No Sex Please, We're Skittish

Frasier Season 11 - Episode 1

When Roz regrets her behaviour toward Frasier, and dislikes her new job, she wishes to patch things up and return to KACL. However, Frasier, whose relationship with Julia is beginning to blossom, fears that there's a lot more going on. Meanwhile, Daphne and Niles decide to start trying to conceive.

star 7.31
745 votes
They're Playing Our Song

#35 - They're Playing Our Song

Frasier Season 7 - Episode 13

Frasier goes overboard when he writes a theme song for his show.

star 7.28
744 votes
Dark Side of the Moon

#36 - Dark Side of the Moon

Frasier Season 7 - Episode 22

Daphne is overcome with rage when her mooching brother visits for the wedding. She also begins to believe that Niles may be more than just a friend.

star 7.26
726 votes
When a Man Loves Two Women

#37 - When a Man Loves Two Women

Frasier Season 6 - Episode 21

Frasier is unable to choose which women he wants to date, Faye or Cassandra.

star 7.26
733 votes
IQ

#38 - IQ

Frasier Season 6 - Episode 19

Niles and Frasier compete with each other upon discovering the results of a childhood IQ test. Their all-night study sessions ruin their luncheon with three geniuses.

star 7.25
760 votes
Docu.Drama

#39 - Docu.Drama

Frasier Season 8 - Episode 16

Roz asks Frasier to narrate her space documentary.

star 7.23
613 votes
Desperately Seeking Closure

#40 - Desperately Seeking Closure

Frasier Season 5 - Episode 8

Frasier desperately tries to find out what went wrong when Sam breaks off their relationship.

star 7.23
763 votes
The 1000th Show

#41 - The 1000th Show

Frasier Season 5 - Episode 5

The whole town is abuzz over "Frasier Crane Day" as Frasier celebrates his 1000th broadcast with a large outdoor gala.

star 7.14
774 votes
Kenny on the Couch

#42 - Kenny on the Couch

Frasier Season 10 - Episode 17

Kenny becomes extremely depressed after his divorce is finalized. Frasier offers to refer him to another psychiatrist, but Kenny says that he would prefer to discuss his problems with Frasier. Frasier reluctantly agrees, but doesn't take any money. Frasier is thrilled about getting to work with a patient again, and quickly delves into Kenny's childhood issues and cites them as the source of his relationship problems. Kenny remains depressed, so Martin lets him tag along to McGinty's. They have a good time drinking and hanging out. Kenny decides to follow Martin's advice and start getting out of the house so that he can take his mind off his problems. He tells Frasier that he doesn't want to come in to see him anymore. Frasier is furious with Martin, and takes issue with his father's comments about psychiatry. However, Martin finally reminds him that Kenny is far from the only person with problems, and suggests that Frasier start treating patients again. Meanwhile, Niles and Daphne begin practicing yoga with an instructor who caters to Seattle's elite. Although he won't admit it, Niles grows jealous when Daphne proves to be much more flexible than he is.

star 7.13
600 votes
The Return of Martin Crane

#43 - The Return of Martin Crane

Frasier Season 9 - Episode 4

Martin remembers his last days as a cop while on his way to his new job.

star 7.11
517 votes
Net Worth

#44 - Net Worth

Everybody Loves Raymond Season 5 - Episode 20

Debra becomes angry when Ray contributes $1,000 to his friends' hair brained scheme to open a go-cart business without first consulting her.

star 7.08
313 votes
Hot Ticket

#45 - Hot Ticket

Frasier Season 6 - Episode 4

Frasier and Niles try to score tickets to the hottest play in town without lowering their social standing.

star 7.03
720 votes
Frasier's Edge

#46 - Frasier's Edge

Frasier Season 8 - Episode 9

Frasier is delighted to hear that he's been awarded a lifetime achievement award, but freaks out after he receives flowers from his mentor with a card that doesn't say exactly what he hoped. Moments before the awards dinner, Frasier goes down to his mentor's office and confronts him about the reason he wrote what he did in the card, and soon beings a ride of self-analysis and looks back on his life, wondering why he feels so empty despite all his achievements. Meanwhile, Martin tries to reassure Niles he's just as good a psychiatrist as Frasier, even though he's not receiving any awards, and Roz wonders why Daphne is putting on so much weight.

star 7.02
626 votes
Taps at the Montana

#47 - Taps at the Montana

Frasier Season 6 - Episode 18

Niles manages to reacquire his prestigious apartment at the Montana, only to find that the tenant's association is trying to evict him due to his sub-tenant's incessant tap dancing. Niles' attempt to throw a luxurious dinner party to win over the board goes wrong when first his bird, then a guest die.

star 6.90
815 votes