The BEST Episodes of Frasier

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Mar 18, 2020

Network: NBC

After many years spent at the "Cheers" bar, Frasier (Kelsey Grammer) moves back home to Seattle after his policeman father Martin Crane (John Mahoney) gets shot in the hip on duty. After Martin struggles with living alone after the incident, he moves in with Frasier in his luxury apartment at the Elliot Bay Towers along with his dog Eddie (played by Moose and later Enzo). Hired by Frasier, Daphne Moon (Jane Leeves) also moves in as Martin's personal physiotherapist. Also living nearby is his younger brother Niles Crane (David Hyde Pierce), who is also a Psychiatrist.

The Doctor is Out

#1 - The Doctor is Out

Season 11 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 30, 2003

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
786 votes
Directors: David Lee
Writers: Joe Keenan
The Two Mrs. Cranes

#2 - The Two Mrs. Cranes

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 17, 1996

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 7.83
772 votes
Directors: David Lee
Writers: Joe Keenan
Moon Dance

#3 - Moon Dance

Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired Feb 6, 1996

Daphne gives Niles ballroom dancing lessons, as he prepares for the annual "Snow Ball". When his date falls ill, Niles takes Daphne to the ball, providing him with the night of his life.

star 7.79
804 votes
Directors: Kelsey Grammer
Writers: Anne Flett-Giordano, Christopher Lloyd (II), Chuck Ranberg, Jack Burditt, Joe Keenan, Linda Morris, Rob Greenberg, Vic Rauseo
Out with Dad

#4 - Out with Dad

Season 7 - Episode 15 - Aired Feb 10, 2000

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

star 7.76
703 votes
Directors: David Lee
Writers: Joe Keenan
Sleeping with the Enemy (1)

#5 - Sleeping with the Enemy (1)

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 14, 1995

The staff go into open revolt after Kate cancels their annual raise. Frasier, chosen to represent the employees, marches into Kate's office to demand raises and finds himself locked in a passionate embrace.

star 7.75
804 votes
Directors: Jeff Melman
Writers: Linda Morris, Vic Rauseo
The Ski Lodge

#6 - The Ski Lodge

Season 5 - Episode 14 - Aired Feb 24, 1998

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

star 7.74
802 votes
Directors: David Lee
Writers: Joe Keenan
Mixed Doubles

#7 - Mixed Doubles

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 19, 1996

Just as Niles finally gets up the nerve to express his feelings to Daphne, Frasier convinces him it could be a huge mistake. Niles is furious with Frasier after Daphne picks up a Niles-clone at a singles bar.

star 7.70
813 votes
Directors: Jeff Melman
Writers: Christopher Lloyd (II)
High Holidays

#8 - High Holidays

Season 11 - Episode 11 - Aired Dec 9, 2003

Frasier is shocked when Frederick comes to visit sporting his new "goth" look. Meanwhile, realising that he never rebelled in his adolescance, Niles decides to try marijuana...with unexpected results.

star 7.70
639 votes
Directors: Sheldon Epps
Writers: Christopher Lloyd
Goodnight, Seattle (2)

#9 - Goodnight, Seattle (2)

Season 11 - Episode 24 - Aired May 13, 2004

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 7.67
243 votes
Directors: David Lee
Writers: Christopher Lloyd, Joe Keenan
Frasier Crane's Day Off

#10 - Frasier Crane's Day Off

Season 1 - Episode 23 - Aired May 12, 1994

Frasier comes down with the flu, so food critic Gil Chesterton fills in for him. When paranoid Frasier believes both Gil and subsequent fill-in host Niles are after his job, he's more determined than ever to get back on the air.

star 7.67
986 votes
Directors: James Burrows
Writers: Anne Flett-Giordano, Chuck Ranberg
Travels with Martin

#11 - Travels with Martin

Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired Apr 14, 1994

The Cranes and Daphne set off on a road trip in a Winnebago to Mount Rushmore. Trouble ensues when Martin takes them into Canada, where Daphne, due to legal particulars, isn't allowed.

star 7.65
995 votes
Directors: James Burrows
Writers: Linda Morris, Vic Rauseo
Author, Author

#12 - Author, Author

Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired May 5, 1994

Sibling rivalry flares when Frasier and Niles decide to collaborate on a self-help book.

star 7.64
981 votes
Directors: James Burrows
Writers: Don Seigel, Jerry Perzigian
The Adventures of Bad Boy and Dirty Girl (2)

#13 - The Adventures of Bad Boy and Dirty Girl (2)

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 21, 1995

Kate and Frasier agree to slow their relationship down. All of Seattle hears about it when they lose their resolve and make out in the radio booth. Seattle's abuzz as they try to figure out the identity of "Dirty Girl."

star 7.63
724 votes
Writers: Joe Keenan
Daphne's Room

#14 - Daphne's Room

Season 2 - Episode 17 - Aired Feb 28, 1995

Daphne decides to move out of the Crane residence after Frasier continually invades the privacy of her room.

star 7.63
847 votes
Something Borrowed, Someone Blue (2)

#15 - Something Borrowed, Someone Blue (2)

Season 7 - Episode 24 - Aired May 18, 2000

Frasier does not see Daphne again until everyone arrives at the hotel for her wedding. He offers his sympathy about Niles, but she claims that she was just suffering pre-wedding jitters. Frasier doesn't believe her. Martin warns him not to interfere unless he is absolutely sure that it is the right thing. Frasier observes Niles and Daphne sharing a dance after the rehearsal dinner, and realizes that they are obviously in love. He takes Niles upstairs to talk, and tells him about Daphne's feelings. A panicked Niles is unsure of what to do. He tries to talk to Daphne alone, but everyone keeps interrupting them. He finally tells her that he loves her and would leave Mel to be with her. Just as he asks how she feels about him, her family bursts in and takes over the room. Niles and Daphne take refuge on the balcony. She kisses him passionately and admits that she loves him, but then rejects him because she thinks it would be too hard to undo their commitments. The next day, Nil

star 7.62
308 votes
Directors: Pamela Fryman
Writers: Christopher Lloyd (II), Joe Keenan
Ham Radio

#16 - Ham Radio

Season 4 - Episode 18 - Aired Apr 22, 1997

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

star 7.61
787 votes
Directors: David Lee
Writers: David Lloyd
Kisses Sweeter Than Wine

#17 - Kisses Sweeter Than Wine

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 7, 1995

Frasier hires a contractor to buff a small scratch out of the floor on the day he is to host a wine tasting, only to find everything spiral into a major catastrophe, as problems pile onto each other. Meanwhile, Daphne can't take her eyes off the handsome contractor.

star 7.61
764 votes
Writers: Anne Flett-Giordano
Goodnight, Seattle (1)

#18 - Goodnight, Seattle (1)

Season 11 - Episode 23 - Aired May 13, 2004

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 7.61
568 votes
Directors: David Lee
Writers: Christopher Lloyd, Joe Keenan
Adventures in Paradise (2)

#19 - Adventures in Paradise (2)

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 22, 1994

Frasier makes a fool of himself in Bora Bora, obsessed with one-upping Lilith.

star 7.60
647 votes
Directors: James Burrows
Writers: David Isaacs, Ken Levine
Three Valentines

#20 - Three Valentines

Season 6 - Episode 14 - Aired Feb 11, 1999

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.

star 7.59
748 votes
Directors: Kelsey Grammer
Writers: Rob Hanning
And the Whimper is...

#21 - And the Whimper is...

Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired Feb 17, 1994

At his carnivorous agent's urgings, Frasier campaigns hard to win a Seabee, Seattle radio's biggest award, only to regret his actions when he learns that Seattle's most eminent talk show host is retiring at the end of the year.

star 7.58
819 votes
Directors: James Burrows
Writers: Denise Moss, Sy Dukane
The Maris Counselor

#22 - The Maris Counselor

Season 5 - Episode 13 - Aired Feb 3, 1998

Niles and Maris' new counselor, Dr. Schenkman, advises Niles to inject some spontaneity into their relationship, inspiring Niles to surprise Maris in her bedroom. Niles isn't quite prepared for what he finds.

star 7.58
730 votes
Directors: Jeff Melman
Writers: David Lloyd
Shrink Rap

#23 - Shrink Rap

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 26, 1995

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 7.57
814 votes
Directors: David Lee
Writers: Christopher Lloyd (II)
The Good Son

#24 - The Good Son

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 16, 1993

Six months after moving back to Seattle to start his career as a radio psychiatrist, Frasier is forced to take in his father Martin, a disabled former police officer, and his dog Eddie, and to hire Daphne Moon, a housekeeper and physical therapist.

star 7.57
1,525 votes
Directors: James Burrows
Writers: David Angell, David Lee, Peter Casey
The Show Where Lilith Comes Back

#25 - The Show Where Lilith Comes Back

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired Feb 3, 1994

Frasier's ex-wife Lilith comes to Seattle, ostensibly to attend a convention, but as Frasier soon discovers, Lilith has ulterior motives.

star 7.57
855 votes
Directors: James Burrows
Writers: David Isaacs, Ken Levine