The WORST Episodes of Frasier

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Oct 24, 2021

Network: NBC

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.

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Don Juan in Hell (2)

#1 - Don Juan in Hell (2)

Season 9 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 25, 2001

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

star 6.30
377 votes
Directors: Kelsey Grammer
Writers: Lori Kirkland Baker
Freudian Sleep

#2 - Freudian Sleep

Season 11 - Episode 14 - Aired Feb 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.

star 6.74
642 votes
Directors: Cynthia J. Popp
Writers: Lori Kirkland Baker
Taps at the Montana

#3 - Taps at the Montana

Season 6 - Episode 18 - Aired Mar 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.

star 6.90
818 votes
Directors: David Lee
Writers: David Lloyd
Analyzed Kiss

#4 - Analyzed Kiss

Season 10 - Episode 23 - Aired May 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.

star 6.91
655 votes
Directors: Katy Garretson
Writers: Heide Perlman, Saladin K. Patterson
Mary Christmas

#5 - Mary Christmas

Season 8 - Episode 8 - Aired Dec 12, 2000

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

star 6.92
614 votes
Directors: Pamela Fryman
Writers: Eric Zicklin
Dinner Party

#6 - Dinner Party

Season 6 - Episode 17 - Aired Mar 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.

star 6.93
891 votes
Shutout in Seattle (2)

#7 - Shutout in Seattle (2)

Season 6 - Episode 24 - Aired May 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.

star 6.94
312 votes
Directors: Pamela Fryman
Writers: David Isaacs
Three Faces of Frasier

#8 - Three Faces of Frasier

Season 7 - Episode 21 - Aired May 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.

star 6.94
658 votes
Directors: Pamela Fryman
Writers: Jon Sherman
War of the Words

#9 - War of the Words

Season 9 - Episode 18 - Aired Mar 12, 2002

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

star 6.94
690 votes
Directors: Sheldon Epps
Writers: Saladin K. Patterson
Legal Tender Love and Care

#10 - Legal Tender Love and Care

Season 8 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 28, 2000

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

star 6.94
651 votes
Directors: Pamela Fryman
Writers: Saladin K. Patterson
Sharing Kirby

#11 - Sharing Kirby

Season 9 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 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.

star 6.96
643 votes
Directors: Kelsey Grammer
Writers: Heide Perlman
Cranes Unplugged

#12 - Cranes Unplugged

Season 8 - Episode 10 - Aired Jan 16, 2001

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

star 6.96
595 votes
Directors: Kelsey Grammer
Writers: Lori Kirkland
Hot Pursuit

#13 - Hot Pursuit

Season 7 - Episode 18 - Aired Mar 23, 2000

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

star 6.98
605 votes
Directors: Sheldon Epps
Writers: Charlie Hauck
The New Friend

#14 - The New Friend

Season 8 - Episode 7 - Aired Dec 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.

star 6.98
638 votes
Directors: Scott Ellis
Writers: Bob Daily
Morning Becomes Entertainment

#15 - Morning Becomes Entertainment

Season 7 - Episode 19 - Aired Apr 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.

star 6.99
635 votes
Directors: Pamela Fryman
Writers: Jay Kogen, Rob Hanning
Don Juan in Hell (1)

#16 - Don Juan in Hell (1)

Season 9 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 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.

star 7.00
537 votes
Directors: Kelsey Grammer
Writers: Chris Marcil, Sam Johnson
The Bad Son

#17 - The Bad Son

Season 8 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 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.

star 7.01
706 votes
Directors: Sheldon Epps
Writers: Rob Hanning
Frasier's Edge

#18 - Frasier's Edge

Season 8 - Episode 9 - Aired Jan 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.

star 7.02
627 votes
Directors: David Lee
Writers: Dan O'Shannon, Jon Sherman
Semi-Decent Proposal (1)

#19 - Semi-Decent Proposal (1)

Season 8 - Episode 21 - Aired May 15, 2001

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

star 7.03
582 votes
Directors: Katy Garretson
Writers: Lori Kirkland
Hot Ticket

#20 - Hot Ticket

Season 6 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 15, 1998

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

star 7.03
724 votes
Directors: David Lee
Writers: Jeffrey Richman
Room Full of Heroes

#21 - Room Full of Heroes

Season 9 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 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.

star 7.03
685 votes
Directors: Wil Shriner
Writers: Eric Zicklin
Mother Load (2)

#22 - Mother Load (2)

Season 9 - Episode 13 - Aired Jan 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.

star 7.03
710 votes
Directors: Sheldon Epps
Writers: Lori Kirkland
A Passing Fancy (2)

#23 - A Passing Fancy (2)

Season 8 - Episode 22 - Aired May 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.

star 7.04
305 votes
Directors: Kelsey Grammer
Writers: Jon Sherman
Forgotten but Not Gone

#24 - Forgotten but Not Gone

Season 8 - Episode 18 - Aired Apr 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.

star 7.05
649 votes
Directors: Pamela Fryman
Writers: David Lloyd
Rooms with a View (2)

#25 - Rooms with a View (2)

Season 10 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 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.

star 7.06
640 votes
Directors: Kelsey Grammer
Writers: Bob Daily, Dan O'Shannon, Lori Kirkland Baker