Frasier: Season 2 (1994 - 1995)

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Season 2
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Air date: Sep 20, 1994

In this first episode of Frasier's second season, Frasier Crane (Kelsey Grammer) discovers, to his horror, that his old Boston acquaintance, Thomas Jay Fallow (John O'Hurley), whom he took into his confidence back at Cheers, has written a sexy bestseller in which one of the characters is based on Frasier. Worse still, the novel describes in vivid detail the moment in which the 17-year-old Frasier surrendered his virginity to his piano teacher, Clarice (Constance Towers). A confrontation with Fallow leads to an awkward reunion with the now-elderly Clarice -- and yet another surprise for our beleaguered hero.

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Air date: Sep 27, 1994

Another crisis looms at the Crane household when Eddie the dog sires a litter of puppies. Solemnly, Frasier (Kelsey Grammer) and Niles (David Hyde Pierce) declare that it is high time Eddie was neutered. When Martin (John Mahoney) balks at taking his pet to the vet, Frasier grabs the bull (or the dog) by the horns and makes the trip himself. Unfortunately, Eddie catches on to what's in store for him and runs out of the vet's office in a panic, leading Frasier and Niles on a frantic search throughout the length and breadth of Seattle.

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Air date: Oct 4, 1994

Eric Lutes makes his first appearance as Tom Duran, KACL radio's new station manager. Ever the "good fellow," Frasier (Kelsey Grammer) tries to arrange a date between the handsome and personal Tom and Daphne (Jane Leeves). What Frasier doesn't know is that Tom is gay -- and when talk of a night on the town is brought up in casual conversation, Tom jumps to the conclusion that Frasier is asking him out. This episode won an Emmy award for director David Lee and received an additional honor from the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD).

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Air date: Oct 11, 1994

Although he and Maris are childless, Niles (David Hyde Pierce) begins wondering if he'd make a good father. To "prepare" himself, he begins to carry a ten-pound sack of flour all around Seattle. While Niles is thus occupied, his brother, Frasier (Kelsey Grammer), is asked to sign a get-well card for a fellow KACL employee who is going to the hospital. Unaware that the man is undergoing a risky kidney-transplant operation, Frasier has laced the card with some inappropriate "dark" humor -- and not unexpectedly he soon comes to regret his misguided mirth.

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Air date: Oct 18, 1994

Accompanying Martin (John Mahoney) to Duke's, his favorite tavern, Frasier (Kelsey Grammer) and Niles (David Hyde Pierce) learn that the establishment is about to be torn down to make way for a new mini-mall. Our heroes spend the rest of the episode trying to keep this depressing news from their father. They're less worried about hurting Martin's feelings than incurring his anger; it seems that both Frasier and Niles have a considerable financial interest in that mini-mall. Listen for a cute in-joke referring to Kelsey Grammer's previous series, Cheers.

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Air date: Nov 1, 1994

When a gloomy listener places a call to Frasier's radio show, Frasier (Kelsey Grammer) flippantly advises the woman to cheer herself up by moving out of Seattle -- or, to use his mocking designation, "The Emerald City." Forced to apologize to his outraged listeners, Frasier succeeds only in making the situation worse. Hoping to compensate for past mistakes, Frasier offers to emcee a local charity benefit -- and by the end of the evening he has gone down for the third time.

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Air date: Nov 8, 1994

An upcoming election causes a rift between Frasier (Kelsey Grammer) and Martin (John Mahoney) when Frasier, turned off by the platform of Martin's favorite candidate, decides to support the man's opponent, Phil Patterson (Boyd Gaines). At first, Frasier's choice seems to be a model of logic and sanity, but when Patterson begins prattling on about space aliens and extraterrestrial conspiracies, Frasier realizes that he has cast his lot with a looney tune. Unfortuantely, Frasier finds this out just before he is to film an endorsement for the addlepated Patterson.

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Air date: Nov 15, 1994

In this first episode of a two-part story, Frasier (Kelsey Grammer) is swept off his feet by sexy businesswoman Madeleine (JoBeth Williams). So smitten is our hero that he invites Madeleine on a romantic runaway to the isle of Bora Bora. Upon arriving in the tropical paradise, Frasier runs smack dab into his ex-wife, Lilith Sternin (Bebe Neuwirth in her second Cheers appearance). And the worst is still to come -- Art Garfunkel makes a memorable "appearance" as one Frasier's call-in radio listeners.

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Air date: Nov 22, 1994

Conclusion. Lilith's unexpected appearance with her new beau disrupts Frasier's romantic excursion with Madeline (JoBeth Williams). Lilith: Bebe Neuwirth. Brian: James Morrison. Frasier: Kelsey Grammer.

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Air date: Nov 29, 1994

When Maris to goes to the hospital for some cosmetic surgery, Frasier (Kelsey Grammer) pays her a visit. He also runs into an ex-policeman named Artie (Lincoln Kilpatrick), who is also having an operation -- and who happens to be the former partner of Frasier's dad, Martin (John Mahoney). Aware of the quarrel that drove Artie and Martin apart many years earlier, helpful Frasier tries to stage-manage a reconciliation. The "guest-voice" cast in this episode will give a kick to fans of Singin' in the Rain.

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Series 2 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 ex-cop father and dad's physical therapist.

Critic Reviews for Frasier Season 2

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (3)

It's the comedy of rueful recognition, brilliantly played by Emmy-winner [Kelsey] Grammer and the rest of the cast.

Apr 21, 2020 | Full Review…

Offers punches that are beginning to turn weary.

Aug 18, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

One of the best things about the second season of Frasier is the way the series has come to mix its high and low humor. This is the only sitcom that can get a real laugh out of an obvious play on words.

Aug 18, 2018 | Rating: A | Full Review…

The Crane family really came into its own in this second run, embracing the verbal dexterity and high farce that became the show's hallmarks.

Jul 6, 2018 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

Producer/writers David Angell, Peter Casey and David Lee turn the show into a sizzling sparkler of one-liners, insights into character, plays on words, surprise and unexpected physical comedy.

Apr 21, 2020 | Full Review…

The entire cast is used well, and [Kelsey] Grammer is at his hammy best sweetening a script that falters only when it relies on multiple double entendres.

Apr 21, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

This was the show at its hysterical best.

Aug 18, 2018 | Rating: 10/10 | Full Review…

Plays with those memories of Cheers... But the comedy writing also provides its share of fun. Every other line is a punch line, and several that deal with gender and Sam-as-mock-sex-symbol are irresistible.

Aug 18, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Frasier: Season 2

  • 4d ago
    It's like it was the best season
  • Mar 17, 2019
    The second season continues in the same high quality of sophisticated and slapstick comedy and delivers some classic episodes, like The Innkeepers, Flour Child and The Matchmaker.
  • Apr 17, 2017
    After a much better than average first season, the second season proves that this show is a classic. Some of the greatest episodes of the entire series can be found in the second season.
  • Feb 10, 2017
    Frasier continues to be really funny and entertaining. A really exciting concept done well always leads to a long running series.
  • Jul 22, 2016
    Season was very good, lots of laughs

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