The BEST Episodes of Frasier

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jul 17, 2019

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.

Goodnight, Seattle (2)

#1 - Goodnight, Seattle (2)

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 8.30
102 votes
Directors: David Lee
Writers: Joe Keenan, Christopher Lloyd
Something Borrowed, Someone Blue (2)

#2 - Something Borrowed, Someone Blue (2)

Season 7 - Episode 24

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 8.12
107 votes
Directors: Pamela Fryman
Writers: Christopher Lloyd (II), Joe Keenan
Goodnight, Seattle (1)

#3 - Goodnight, Seattle (1)

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 8.08
178 votes
Directors: David Lee
Writers: Joe Keenan, Christopher Lloyd
The Matchmaker

#4 - The Matchmaker

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 8.01
304 votes
Directors: David Lee
Writers: Joe Keenan
Out with Dad

#5 - Out with Dad

Season 7 - Episode 15

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

star 8.00
249 votes
Directors: David Lee
Writers: Joe Keenan
The Two Mrs. Cranes

#6 - The Two Mrs. Cranes

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 7.99
299 votes
Directors: David Lee
Writers: Joe Keenan
The Ski Lodge

#7 - The Ski Lodge

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 7.99
272 votes
Directors: David Lee
Writers: Joe Keenan
Ham Radio

#8 - Ham Radio

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 7.98
262 votes
Directors: David Lee
Writers: David Lloyd
The Proposal

#9 - The Proposal

Season 9 - Episode 15

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.

star 7.93
208 votes
Directors: Wil Shriner
Writers: Rob Hanning
High Holidays

#10 - High Holidays

Season 11 - Episode 11

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 7.93
219 votes
Directors: Sheldon Epps
Writers: Christopher Lloyd
Moon Dance

#11 - Moon Dance

Season 3 - Episode 13

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 7.92
271 votes
Directors: Kelsey Grammer
Writers: Joe Keenan, Christopher Lloyd (II), Rob Greenberg, Jack Burditt, Chuck Ranberg, Anne Flett-Giordano, Linda Morris, Vic Rauseo
Something Borrowed, Someone Blue (1)

#12 - Something Borrowed, Someone Blue (1)

Season 7 - Episode 23

Daphne becomes extremely depressed the week before her wedding, and cannot stop crying. Niles tells Frasier that he is having second thoughts about his relationship with Mel.

star 7.89
233 votes
Directors: Pamela Fryman
Writers: Christopher Lloyd (II), Joe Keenan
Shutout in Seattle (2)

#13 - Shutout in Seattle (2)

Season 6 - Episode 24

Niles is lonely and desperate when he realizes he has no romantic prospects while Daphne, Frasier and even Martin are all happy. Niles dates a younger woman and adopts her trendy culture. Meanwhile, Roz takes up with Bulldog, but can't bring herself to dump him after he loses his job at the station.

star 7.88
84 votes
Directors: Pamela Fryman
Writers: David Isaacs
An Affair to Forget

#14 - An Affair to Forget

Season 2 - Episode 21

Niles takes up a sword to fence for Maris' honor after a caller to Frasier's show gives Frasier the idea that Maris is having an affair with her fencing instructor.

star 7.88
256 votes
Writers: Chuck Ranberg, Anne Flett-Giordano
The Innkeepers

#15 - The Innkeepers

Season 2 - Episode 23

Frasier and Niles open their own restaurant, "Les Frères Heureux" (The Happy Brothers). When Opening Night arrives, everything that can go wrong does.

star 7.87
261 votes
Directors: James Burrows
Writers: David Lloyd
The Doctor is Out

#16 - The Doctor is Out

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 7.87
231 votes
Directors: David Lee
Writers: Joe Keenan
Back Talk (1)

#17 - Back Talk (1)

Season 7 - Episode 10

Frasier injures his back while blowing out birthday candles.

star 7.86
257 votes
Directors: Pamela Fryman
Writers: Lori Kirkland
To Thine Old Self Be True

#18 - To Thine Old Self Be True

Season 7 - Episode 20

Frasier tries to throw a bachelor party for Donny.

star 7.86
202 votes
Directors: Robert H. Egan
Writers: Dan O'Shannon
Dark Side of the Moon

#19 - Dark Side of the Moon

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 7.86
231 votes
Directors: David Lee
Writers: Lori Kirkland
The Love You Fake

#20 - The Love You Fake

Season 9 - Episode 20

Frasier is still fighting with his neighbor Cam Winston, so Martin and Cam's mother pretend to be in love.

star 7.86
207 votes
Directors: Katy Garretson
Writers: Chris Marcil, Sam Johnson
Deathtrap

#21 - Deathtrap

Season 9 - Episode 19

Frasier and Niles return to their childhood home and recall what they believe to be a murder.

star 7.85
197 votes
Directors: Kelsey Grammer
Writers: Jon Sherman
Daphne's Room

#22 - Daphne's Room

Season 2 - Episode 17

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

star 7.85
261 votes
Mixed Doubles

#23 - Mixed Doubles

Season 4 - Episode 6

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 7.85
285 votes
Directors: Jeff Melman
Writers: Christopher Lloyd (II)
Star Mitzvah

#24 - Star Mitzvah

Season 10 - Episode 6

As Frasier prepares for Frederick's bar mitzvah, Noel offers to translate Frasier's speech into Hebrew in exchange for an autograph from a science fiction convention. However, when Frasier doesn't keep his end of the bargain, Noel uses his wealth of Star Trek knowledge to take revenge.

star 7.83
219 votes
Directors: Sheldon Epps
Writers: Sam Johnson
Halloween

#25 - Halloween

Season 5 - Episode 3

Everyone attends Niles' literary themed Halloween party, including Roz, who tells Frasier she may be pregnant.

star 7.83
271 votes
Directors: Pamela Fryman
Writers: Suzanne Martin