Frasier: Season 1 (1993 - 1994)


Season 1

Critics Consensus

Kelsey Grammer's erudite persona instantly gives this Cheers spinoff a distinctive personality -- bolstered by a well-balanced ensemble and a genuinely literary sense of wit.



Critic Ratings: 12


Audience Score

User Ratings: 46
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Air date: Sep 16, 1993
Air date: Sep 23, 1993
Air date: Sep 30, 1993
Air date: Oct 7, 1993
Air date: Oct 14, 1993
Air date: Oct 21, 1993
Air date: Oct 28, 1993
Air date: Nov 4, 1993
Air date: Nov 11, 1993
Air date: Nov 18, 1993
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Series 1 of the 'Cheers' spin-off in which psychiatrist Frasier Crane returns to his native Seattle, where he hosts a call-in radio show and spars with his fussy brother, their father and dad's physical therapist.


Kelsey Grammer
as Frasier Crane
David Hyde Pierce
as Niles Crane
John Mahoney
as Martin Crane
Jane Leeves
as Daphne
Luck Hari
as Waitress
Richard Poe
as Chopper Dave
Rachel Rosenthal
as Martha Paxton
Kathleen Noone
as Aunt Patrice
John Rubinstein
as Phillip Hayson
Stephanie Dunnam
as Mrs. Newman
John Brandon
as Policeman
Pamela Gordon
as Marvella
as Sam Fukuto
Judith Ivey
as Voice of Lorraine
Pat Crowley
as Marion Lawlor
Julie Gill
as Waitress
Bette Rae
as Elizabeth
Cleto Augusto
as Delivery Man
June Claman
as Aunt Bobbie
Christine Lahti
as Voice of Laura
Laurie Walton
as Waitress
Paul Perri
as Director
Bebe Neuwirth
as Dr. Lilth Sternin
Edward Hibbert
as Gil Chesterton
Bruno Kirby
as Voice of Marco
George Deloy
as Father Mike
Valerie Curtin
as Mrs. Warren
Jeff Daniels
as Voice of Doug
Shawna Casey
as Stage Manager
Reba McEntire
as Voice of Rachel
Christopher Reeve
as Voice of Leonard
JoBeth Williams
as Voice of Danielle
George DelHoyo
as Father Mike
Kathryn Danielle
as Bonnie Weems
Griffin Dunne
as Voice of Russell
Patti LuPone
as Voice of Pam
Murray Rubinstein
as Allen Freedman
Brett Miller
as Football Player
Eddie Van Halen
as Voice of Hank
Juile Gill
as Waitress
Dr. Timothy Leary
as Voice of Hank
Gina Ravarra
as Waitress
Katheryn Danielle
as Bonnie Weems
John McMartin
as Fletcher Grey
Ivory Ocean
as Bartender
Joe Mantegna
as Voice of Derk Mann
Tommy Hilfiger
as Voice of Robert
Maxine Elliott
as Mrs. Grey
Robert Klein
as Voice of Gary
Jay Leno
as Voice of Don
Marion Dugan
as Patient
Piper Laurie
as Voice of Marianne
Amy Lloyd
as Receptionist
Ken Levine
as Voice of M.C.
Henry Mancini
as Voice of Al
Trish Ramish
as Tawny Van Deusen
Malcolm McDowell
as Voice of Dr. Bruga
Carl Reiner
as Voice of Roger
Elijah Wood
as Voice of Ethan
Amy Alexandra Lloyd
as Receptionist
Mark Sawyer
as Bob Peterson
Aileen Fitzpatrick
as Committee Member
Steve Young
as Voice of Blake
Mel Brooks
as Voice of Tom
Rosemary Clooney
as Voice of Gladys
Dominick Dunne
as Voice of Jeff
Ben Stiller
as Voice of Barry
Eric Stoltz
as Voice of Don
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Critic Reviews for Frasier Season 1

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (8)

From the pilot episode on, the award-winning The Good Son, the programme became the go-to for excellent writing, brilliant acting and a level of emotion not often seen in primetime sitcoms.

Aug 18, 2018 | Full Review…

One of the most successful spin-offs ever because its creators transformed an egotistical, vain, and pompous supporting character into a funny, likable leading man.

Aug 18, 2018 | Full Review…

It's an unusual bunch, and Grammer deftly handles his role as ringmaster of this circus. Perhaps because his character is already so familiar, Grammer's Frasier can elicit a huge laugh simply by intoning three or four words.

Aug 18, 2018 | Full Review…

In the tradition of Cheers, the show thrives by selling up distinct, contrary personalities and making them collide for a half-hour each week. So far the writing is sharp and punchy.

Aug 18, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

Frasier does not manufacture laughs as consistently as one might expect from a Cheers offspring, it's still a cleverly written show with a quality cast that bodes well for the future.

Aug 18, 2018 | Full Review…

Two opera-loving, egg-head heroes in one show-unprecedented in TV history, I believe. Every scene between Frasier and Niles is just about priceless.

Aug 18, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

Without trivializing the hard truths of life and relationships, or patronizing the audience with cheap laughs, it encompassed remarkable emotional range.

Aug 14, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Frasier is that most elusive of episodic beasts: a show that not only matches the brilliance of its parent programme - in this case the bar-based sitcom behemoth Cheers - but arguably improves on it.

Jun 26, 2018 | Full Review…

Just try and find another spin-off worth its weight in tossed salads and scrambled eggs.

Jun 26, 2018 | Full Review…

The premise is a wonder of economy. The scripters have packed humor and exposition into the pilot without crowding.

Jun 20, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Played with finely tuned pomposity by Kelsey Grammer...

Jan 31, 2018 | Full Review…

The show looks like one of the brighter entities in the incoming freshman sitcom class, a series that constructs its characters and situations with care and skill from the start rather than relying on seeking to confirm expectations.

Jan 26, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Frasier: Season 1

  • Mar 03, 2019
    Successfully hilarious adult sit-com manages to combine sophisticated humor with more farcical situations and its cast of characters (plus guest appearances) splendidly clash and reconvene in each episode.
  • Dec 21, 2017
    When television shows were well written and witty! Niles and Martin are my fave!
  • Jan 12, 2017
    While it's not Cheers, it's the next best thing. Frasier manages to find its own footing and be pretty funny in the process. The support staff along side Kelsey Grammer is brilliantly cast. Very easy low cal binge.
  • Jul 22, 2016
    Good start to the series.

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