The BEST Episodes of Frasier
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Dec 27, 2020
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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#5 - 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.
#6 - 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.
#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.
#8 - 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.
#9 - 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.
#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.
#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.
#12 - 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.
#13 - 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.
#14 - 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.
#15 - 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.
#16 - 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."
#17 - 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.
#18 - 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.
#19 - 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.
#20 - 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.
#21 - 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.
#22 - 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.
#23 - The Proposal
Season 9 - Episode 15 - Aired Feb 5, 2002
Niles plans on proposing to Daphne, so he prepares his speech; buys a ring; and hires a choir, a string quartet, a trumpet player and Wolfgang Puck. But Daphne's mother is still staying with them, and on the night Niles plans to propose, Daphne begins to feel ill.
#24 - 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.
#25 - 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.