Frasier

The WORST episodes of Frasier

Every episode of Frasier ever, ranked from worst to best by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The worst episodes of Frasier!

After many years spent at the "Cheers" bar, Frasier moves back home to Seattle after his policeman father Martin Crane 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. Hired by Frasier, Daphne Moon also moves in as Martin's personal physiotherapist. Also living nearby is his younger brother Niles Crane, who is also a Psychiatrist.

Last Updated: 10/19/2022Network:NBC
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Don Juan in Hell (2)
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6.32
383 votes

#1 - Don Juan in Hell (2)

Season 9 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/25/2001

Still trying to decide whether to date Claire or Lana, Frasier is confronted by Diane and Lilith in a dream sequence.

Directors: Kelsey Grammer
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Freudian Sleep
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6.73
643 votes

#2 - Freudian Sleep

Season 11 - Episode 14 - Aired 2/3/2004

Frasier grows depressed because no one is calling into his show. He mistakenly believes that Martin is inviting him along on his weekend in the mountains with Ronee, failing to realize that Martin was actually talking to Eddie. Niles and Daphne also come along after Niles overhears a sarcastic remark by Ronee and mistinterprets it as an invitation. Frasier is plagued by anxieties and cannot sleep during the trip. He first dreams that he has killed Niles and married Daphne. Niles mocks him for having such a simple dream, which he says is clearly a sign that he envies his brother's life. Frasier also has a nightmare about his problems with the show. Niles dreams about being a bad father, while Daphne suffers a nightmare in which she continually gains weight and Niles fools around with other women. Martin also has an unusual dream in which he chides his family members for letting their worries overcome them, before bursting into a song and dance number about his positive attitude. Unlike the other Cranes, Martin sleeps soundly.

Directors: Cynthia J. Popp
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Analyzed Kiss
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6.90
655 votes

#3 - Analyzed Kiss

Season 10 - Episode 23 - Aired 5/13/2003

Julia becomes extremely depressed after breaking up with Avery, who had never followed through on his promise to leave his wife for her.

Directors: Katy Garretson
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Taps at the Montana
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6.92
821 votes

#4 - Taps at the Montana

Season 6 - Episode 18 - Aired 3/25/1999

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.

Directors: David L.
Writer: David Lloyd
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Mary Christmas
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6.92
619 votes

#5 - Mary Christmas

Season 8 - Episode 8 - Aired 12/12/2000

Frasier learns that Dr. Mary will be his co-host for the annual Christmas parade.

Directors: Pamela Fryman
Writer: Eric Zicklin
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Dinner Party
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6.94
886 votes

#6 - Dinner Party

Season 6 - Episode 17 - Aired 3/11/1999

Frasier and Niles plan to host a dinner party to toast Seattle's newest couple. They're concerned after overhearing an errant answering machine recording questioning the Crane boys' relationship.

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Legal Tender Love and Care
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6.94
653 votes

#7 - Legal Tender Love and Care

Season 8 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/28/2000

Frasier starts dating the lawyer who is defending Daphne and him against Donny's lawsuit.

Directors: Pamela Fryman
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Cranes Unplugged
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6.94
598 votes

#8 - Cranes Unplugged

Season 8 - Episode 10 - Aired 1/16/2001

Freddy returns and Frasier takes him and Martin on a camping trip.

Directors: Kelsey Grammer
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War of the Words
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6.94
689 votes

#9 - War of the Words

Season 9 - Episode 18 - Aired 3/12/2002

Frederick wins the National Spelling Bee, but the judges find that Frasier was mouthing the letters of the words during the competition.

Directors: Sheldon Epps
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Three Faces of Frasier
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6.94
660 votes

#10 - Three Faces of Frasier

Season 7 - Episode 21 - Aired 5/4/2000

Frasier is honored when a classy local restaurant chooses a caricature of him to go on their 'Wall of Fame', but Frasier obsesses when the drawing isn't quite to his liking.

Directors: Pamela Fryman
Writer: Jon Sherman
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Shutout in Seattle (2)
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6.94
324 votes

#11 - Shutout in Seattle (2)

Season 6 - Episode 24 - Aired 5/20/1999

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.

Directors: Pamela Fryman
Writer: David Isaacs
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Sharing Kirby
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6.95
645 votes

#12 - Sharing Kirby

Season 9 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/20/2001

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.

Directors: Kelsey Grammer
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The New Friend
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6.96
642 votes

#13 - The New Friend

Season 8 - Episode 7 - Aired 12/5/2000

Frasier makes friends with Roz's new boyfriend, but when they break up Frasier hides from Roz that he's still hanging out with the guy. Roz gets back together with Luke and feels ashamed to tell Frasier about it since he was so supportive when they broke up. They keep the circle of secrets until they both get locked in Luke's closet and witness Luke making out with another girl. They both feel bad for lying to each other and accidentally get pushed out of the closet when Roz inflates Luke's boat. Meanwhile, Martin is mad at Niles because Niles put Eddie in a kennel while he was away instead of taking him to his house as planned.

Directors: Scott Ellis
Writer: Bob Daily
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Hot Pursuit
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6.98
608 votes

#14 - Hot Pursuit

Season 7 - Episode 18 - Aired 3/23/2000

Frasier and Roz are forced to room together at a broadcasting conference. Niles worries when Martin accepts a surveillance job from Donny.

Directors: Sheldon Epps
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Morning Becomes Entertainment
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6.99
632 votes

#15 - Morning Becomes Entertainment

Season 7 - Episode 19 - Aired 4/6/2000

Frasier and Bebe fill in as guest hosts on television's A.M. Seattle. Frasier finds the spotlight so appealing he may forsake his radio duties for a permanent job on television.

Directors: Pamela Fryman
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Don Juan in Hell (1)
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7.00
536 votes

#16 - Don Juan in Hell (1)

Season 9 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/25/2001

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.

Directors: Kelsey Grammer
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The Bad Son
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7.00
705 votes

#17 - The Bad Son

Season 8 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/31/2000

When Frasier's car breaks down, he and Roz decide to take the bus. There, Frasier spots an attractive woman whom he tries to start a conversation with, but unfortunately he slips and falls and the woman leaves the bus. But Frasier won't give up so easily: he overheard her conversation with a friend and now he knows her name and job, so he goes after her. She works in a retirement home, where Frasier takes his father to, pretending they're interested in having Martin live there. Frasier scores his date, but spends the entire time worrying about his father when Miranda tells him his father filled an application – later to be discovered that it was only done so Martin could play poker with the residents. Meanwhile, Niles and Daphne are separated during their romantic dinner on the roof when Niles gets locked in the hall.

Directors: Sheldon Epps
Writer: Rob Hanning
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Semi-Decent Proposal
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7.01
582 votes

#18 - Semi-Decent Proposal

Season 8 - Episode 21 - Aired 5/15/2001

Frasier must take Lana to her surprise birthday party, but he takes interest in Claire.

Directors: Katy Garretson
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Frasier's Edge
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7.02
625 votes

#19 - Frasier's Edge

Season 8 - Episode 9 - Aired 1/9/2001

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.

Directors: David L.
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Hot Ticket
star
7.02
733 votes

#20 - Hot Ticket

Season 6 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/15/1998

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

Directors: David L.
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Mother Load (2)
star
7.02
710 votes

#21 - Mother Load (2)

Season 9 - Episode 13 - Aired 1/15/2002

Daphne and Niles continue to try and hide the fact that they have moved in with each other from Mrs. Moon. She makes such a mess of things that the only way she will leave is if Simon takes care of her, but Simon has left for California. Meanwhile, Frasier's neighbor Cam drapes the American flag over his balcony, and Frasier cannot complain because it would seem unpatriotic.

Directors: Sheldon Epps
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A Passing Fancy
star
7.03
311 votes

#22 - A Passing Fancy

Season 8 - Episode 22 - Aired 5/15/2001

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.

Directors: Kelsey Grammer
Writer: Jon Sherman
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Room Full of Heroes
star
7.04
682 votes

#23 - Room Full of Heroes

Season 9 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/30/2001

Frasier holds a "Dress as Your Hero" Halloween party, but nobody can tell who he is. Meanwhile, Niles dresses as Martin, Daphne as Elton John, Martin as Joe DiMaggio and Roz as Wonder Woman for the party.

Directors: Wil Shriner
Writer: Eric Zicklin
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Rooms with a View (2)
star
7.06
636 votes

#24 - Rooms with a View (2)

Season 10 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/19/2002

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.

Directors: Kelsey Grammer
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Forgotten but Not Gone
star
7.06
642 votes

#25 - Forgotten but Not Gone

Season 8 - Episode 18 - Aired 4/17/2001

Now that Frasier has landed a segment on Gil's gastronomic show about wine, he's ready to resign the Wine Club, just as Niles takes over the presidency duties. When no member from the club calls in his show, Frasier fears Niles is plotting against him in a vindictive sort of way, which is proven to be true when he finds out Niles forbid the members to call Frasier's show. The two start a fight and it takes Martin to yell at them in front of everybody so they will peace up again. Lastly, they get so embarrassed that they both quit the wine club and start their own. Meanwhile, Martin struggles with his new, hard-working physical therapist, Frederica.

Directors: Pamela Fryman
Writer: David Lloyd
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