The Best Episodes Directed by Kelsey Grammer
#2 - Three Valentines
Frasier Season 6 - Episode 14
Valentine's Day experiences for Niles, Frasier, and Martin and Daphne comprise this episode. First, Niles' cozy dinner for two at Frasier's apartment is ruined when the couch catches fire. Next, Frasier can't figure out whether his ambiguous dinner companion sees him as a co-worker or a romantic prospect. Finally, Martin and Daphne dine together, commiserating about their loneliness.
#6 - Three Blind Dates
Frasier Season 9 - Episode 17
Niles sets Frasier up with Lisa, a patient who owns a bookstore, but they never run into each other. Roz sets Frasier up with Suzanne, an artist, who ends up hating Frasier. Martin sets Frasier up with Kris, an attractive girl from his building, who seems to know every man at the bar. But Frasier later runs into and hits it off with Lisa.
#8 - Detour
Frasier Season 11 - Episode 21
Frasier offers Charlotte a ride to the train station, as she is headed to Portland to give a speech at a businesswomen's convention. She seems evasive when he tries to make future plans, so he insists that she explain what is wrong. She tells him that she is moving back to Chicago in three weeks, and doesn't think they should keep seeing each other because it will just make saying goodbye more painful. Charlotte ends up missing her train as they talk.
#9 - Farewell, Nervosa
Frasier Season 10 - Episode 20
Frasier consults his old friend Avery for advice on his finances. Avery says that Frasier's spending habits are out of control. Frasier becomes depressed and heads out to Cafe Nervosa to think about a solution. He is disgusted to discover that the owner has hired an eccentric folk singer to perform every afternoon.
#10 - Enemy at the Gate
Frasier Season 10 - Episode 2
Frasier drives Niles back from shopping, realising he is going to be late for his show Frasier drives in and out of the garage. Forced to pay for this drive through, Frasier stages a parked protest.
#11 - Maris Returns (1)
Frasier Season 11 - Episode 7
Niles receives a phone call from a panicked Maris, who asks to meet him for lunch. She asks for advice on how to handle her violent, philandering lover. Niles recommends that she leave him immediately. Frasier and Martin warn Niles not to tell Daphne about the lunch, as she is experiencing severe mood swings due to her pregnancy. Niles wants to tell Daphne anyway, but changes his mind after she freaks out about a phone call from Maris. Niles ends up having to pile lie upon lie to keep the news from Daphne, and even has to throw her a baby shower at the last minute after she suspects that is the reason for his odd behavior and nervousness. Maris's lover, Esteban, shows up at the shower in search of Niles. He mistakenly punches out Frasier as he tries to retaliate for Niles' advice. Daphne is furious to learn that Niles lied to her, and storms out. She later returns, and Niles promises that Maris will never come between them again. Just then, a radio report announces that Maris has been arrested for Esteban's murder. Meanwhile, Frasier reconsiders his decision to return to private practice after his first two days are marred by a series of disastrous (and short) sessions.
#12 - Hungry Heart
Frasier Season 8 - Episode 14
Frasier intercedes to save station manager Kenny's marriage.
#13 - Momma Mia
Frasier Season 7 - Episode 1
Frasier falls for a woman who looks exactly like his late mother.
#14 - A Man, a Plan and a Gal: Julia
Frasier Season 11 - Episode 2
Niles accuses Frasier of sabotaging his relationships whenever things start to get serious. Frasier vows to "commit to commitment," and tries to win Julia back. She accepts his apology and sleeps with him, and the pair seems to be getting along well. However, Julia proceeds to offend the entire Crane family during a dinner that Niles and Daphne had scheduled to announce her pregnancy. She even inadvertently spills the beans about the pregnancy (she overheard Niles and Daphne discussing it) before the couple can make the announcement. Frasier tries to excuse her behavior because of his new dedication to commitment, but ultimately dumps her.
#15 - Taking Liberties
Frasier Season 8 - Episode 5
Frasier hires an authentic English butler after his original boss passes away, a tick in the life achievement box.
#16 - The Babysitter
Frasier Season 11 - Episode 4
Frasier and Niles go to a furniture store to pick out a couch for Frasier's new office. Niles cannot stop rambling; Frasier believes he is suffering from anxiety because of his impending fatherhood. Frasier, meanwhile, is experiencing doubts about his return to private practice, as he believes he has grown rusty. Frasier spots Ronee Lawrence, the boys' old babysitter. He invites her to come over to the apartment and catch up, as he hopes this will lead to romantic involvement for the pair. However, Martin also finds Ronee attractive, and decides to make his own move on her. When Ronee is called away to work, both men follow her to the club where she performs. Frasier is devastated to find that Ronee likes Martin, and falls into a depression. Frasier and Niles accidentally learn that Martin has been taking Viagra. Martin returns for his pills, but the brothers cannot put them back in time to hide their discovery. Martin is embarrassed, and explains that he could not perform with Ronee because he keeps picturing her as a teenager. Within the span of a few minutes, Frasier is able to diagnose and solve all three of the men's neuroses. He gloats about this and declares himself fit to return to private practice.
#17 - Daphne Hates Sherry
Frasier Season 4 - Episode 21
Sherry's meddling in Daphne's personal life hits a new low when she hands out Daphne's phone number to strangers. Daphne makes Niles' dreams come true when she seeks refuge from Sherry at his home.
#18 - Trophy Girlfriend
Frasier Season 10 - Episode 15
Tired of being humiliated in his club's annual squash tournament, Niles ditches Frasier and pairs with a younger partner. A P.E. teacher named Chelsea asks Frasier to team with her in the mixed doubles competition. They win the championship. Martin is overjoyed that one of his sons has finally earned a trophy for athletics. Niles winds up begging for Frasier to take him back after his new partner yells at him on the court. Frasier assumes that the tournament's conclusion means the end of his relationship with Chelsea, but they soon begin dating. Niles is surprised that Frasier would date a P.E. teacher after all of the abuse the brothers endured in gym class as children. When Frasier goes to Chelsea's school to pick her up, he sees her berating one of the students. This causes him to have flashbacks, and he can no longer look at Chelsea without seeing his old gym teacher, Coach Fuller. Frasier tries to convince Chelsea to be more sensitive to the children. Meanwhile, Frasier tries to persuade Roz and Julia to be more civil to one another. They cannot find any common ground, until they realize how much they enjoy insulting each other.
#19 - Caught in the Act
Frasier Season 11 - Episode 15
Roz is disappointed when she is unable to get Alice tickets to a concert by children's performer Nanny G. After his family reveals that he used to be married to her, Frasier agrees to help Roz secure tickets. He accompanies Roz and Alice to a bookstore appearance, and continually drops hints to Nanny G about the fact that he is single.
#21 - Fathers and Sons
Frasier Season 10 - Episode 22
Leland Barton, Hester's former research assistant, comes for a visit after a long absence from Seattle. Roz becomes alarmed when Leland confesses his deep affection for Hester.
#23 - The Harassed
Frasier Season 10 - Episode 12
Frasier is forced to give up ten minutes of his show for a new financial analysis segment. When the beautiful new stock market reporter's attitude rubs everyone the wrong way, Frasier misreads her signals, which lands everyone in a sexual harassment seminar.
#24 - The First Temptation of Daphne
Frasier Season 9 - Episode 3
A woman who is a wealthy business executive and a patient of Niles' has a crush on him, so Daphne looks through his patient files and goes to meet her to find out if they are having an affair. Meanwhile, Frasier and Martin try to catch a cricket loose in the apartment.
#25 - The Ring Cycle
Frasier Season 10 - Episode 1
After Daphne and Niles elope in Reno, they are forced to go through several fake ceremonies in not to upset friends and family who wanted to be at the wedding.
#26 - First Date
Frasier Season 5 - Episode 20
Niles finally decides to ask Daphne out to dinner, but when the moment comes, he can't quite get up the nerve.
#27 - Seabee Jeebies
Frasier Season 11 - Episode 10
Niles gains notoriety throughout Seattle because of his involvement in Maris's murder case. He and Daphne mingle with the city's social elite (including Bill Gates), and he is able to finagle reservations at booked restaurants. Frasier grows very jealous, but hopes that his two Sea Bee nominations (which break the record for most nominations in a career) will help him return to the spotlight. Kenny arranges for an interview, and Frasier invites the reporter to the ceremony. However, everything quickly begins to go wrong. Frasier loses his date because the event has to be scheduled for the morning due to Kenny's gaffe. He then loses both of the awards, and the attention of the reporter, who is much more interested in Niles. Roz, on the other hand, experiences the thrill of a lifetime when her judgmental sister--who has a seemingly perfect life--finally gets knocked off her pedestal.
#28 - Hooping Cranes
Frasier Season 8 - Episode 15
Frasier, Niles and Martin go to a Supersonics game, where Niles gets to make a half-court shot during halftime.
#29 - A Day in May
Frasier Season 8 - Episode 23
Niles becomes jealous when Daphne meets a dog lover. Lana becomes interested in Frasier when she tries to close a house sale. Martin meets a mystery woman.
#30 - A New Position for Roz
Frasier Season 10 - Episode 24
Roz tries to train the woefully incompetent Noel as Frasier's new producer as she prepares to leave KACL.
#31 - The Two Hundredth Episode
Frasier Season 9 - Episode 8
Frasier celebrates his 2000th radio broadcast and has tapes of every broadcast, except one. But it turns out an obsessive fan has the tape.
#32 - The Cranes Go Caribbean
Frasier Season 8 - Episode 24
Frasier is horrified when he learns Martin, Niles and Daphne are going to accompany him on his trip to Belize with Claire.
#33 - RDWRER
Frasier Season 7 - Episode 12
Niles gets separated from Frasier and Martin during a trip to Idaho on New Year's Eve.
#34 - Coots and Ladders
Frasier Season 11 - Episode 17
A panicked Frasier calls Niles over to the apartment and says that he has committed a crime. He explains the series of events that led up to this. When Frasier was overcome by a coughing fit, Roz took over the show and advised a caller to seek counseling to deal with kleptomania, which she described as being the result of someone needing the thrill of stealing to deal with the emptiness in his or her life. Frasier congratulated her on knowing what to say, but Roz said that it was easy because he is so predictable.
#35 - Rooms with a View (2)
Frasier Season 10 - Episode 8
Niles prepares to undergo heart bypass surgery. He is surprised to receive a call wishing him well from Maris, who had learned of his plight from a gossipy acquaintance. Frasier tries to keep Roz and the family at ease by researching the procedure (as well as the doctors' backgrounds) and printing out detailed descriptions for everyone. However, he winds up getting on the surgeon's nerves by questioning his approach to the operation. Martin tries to act as though everything is fine so that he doesn't have to deal with the fear and uncertainty of the situation. Roz tries to help the terrified Daphne stay calm. She refuses to think of other things, stating that she has no future until she knows that Niles is all right. Niles' drug-induced comment about the possibility of hospitals having "memories" about their patients prompts everyone to think back on past experiences in that hospital, from Niles' birth to a time that Roz mistook lipstick on Alice's cheek for a rash. Daphne grows more and more tense as they await word on the surgery. When Martin and Frasier repeatedly bicker about a candy bar stuck in the vending machine, Daphne smashes the machine with a fire extinguisher. She breaks down crying, and everyone does their best to console her. Niles' surgery goes even better than expected, and he begins his recovery. A relieved Daphne is finally able to bring herself to think about their future.
#36 - A Passing Fancy (2)
Frasier Season 8 - Episode 22
Lana promises to set up Frasier with Claire if he tutors Kirby, Lana's teenage son. Kirby agrees to study hard if Frasier can get him a date with Roz.
#37 - Don Juan in Hell (1)
Frasier Season 9 - Episode 1
The hourlong ninth-season opener finds Frasier in a romantic quandary. On one hand, he's attracted to the devoted and doting Claire, his companion on the Caribbean trip in last May's finale. Yet, he's also drawn to the "challenging, sexy" Lana, the enigmatic figure from his past. Now, the torn and agitated shrink seeks help with his plight from family members and even absolute strangers. But the most forthright advice comes from two even more unlikely sources: his former fiancée Diane and ex-wife Lilith, both of whom Frasier confronts in fantasy sequences.
#38 - Sharing Kirby
Frasier Season 9 - Episode 9
Frasier and Niles compete to see some rare wine, owned by a rich relative of Kirby's girlfriend. Meanwhile, Martin must wear a blood pressure monitor.
#39 - Cranes Unplugged
Frasier Season 8 - Episode 10
Freddy returns and Frasier takes him and Martin on a camping trip.