Frasier: Season 6 (1998 - 1999)

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Air date: Sep 24, 1998

Season five of Frasier begins with the entire KACL staff looking for new jobs after the station installs a "salsa" music format and fires them en masse. This situation is particularly painful for radio psychologist Frasier Crane (Kelsey Grammer), especially since it was he who was largely responsible for his co-workers' plight. As he sends out resumes and vainly awaits for potential employers to beat a path to his door, Frasier tries to lessen his grief by spending his spare time in such pursuits as cooking and furniture design -- while everyone around him wonders how much of Frasier's anger, denial, and frustration they will able to withstand.

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Air date: Oct 1, 1998

Still out of a job after several weeks, Frasier (Kelsey Grammer) is convinced that he is living under a curse. This conviction is aggravated when our hero receives an invitation to his high-school reunion, where he will be surrounded by dozens of successful former classmates, all of them undoubtedly fully employed. Should Frasier avoid humiliaition by turning down the invitation, or should he put on a brave face and show up -- and risk being exiled to the "nerd table"?

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Air date: Oct 8, 1998

Frasier (Kelsey Grammer) is still unemployed, and his father Martin (John Mahoney) is fed up to the gills with his son's wearisome self-pity. Finally, Martin can stand no more, and asks if he can move in with his other son Niles (David Hyde Pierce). Naturally, the answer is "yes"--especially since Martin will be bringing along his attractive caregiver Daphne (Jane Leeves), for whom Niles has been secretly (?) carrying a torch for nearly six years. Unfortunately, it looks as though Daphne won't be around much longer.

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Air date: Oct 15, 1998

Frasier (Kelsey Grammer) and Niles (David Hyde Pierce) would give anything to see the hottest play in town, but tickets are nowhere to be had, not for any price. Undaunted, the Crane brothers launch all manner of schemes both above-board and underhanded to gain entrance to the big show. What happens next should surprise no one who has followed Frasier, though it certainly comes as a shock to the characters. Fritz Weaver guest stars as celebrated stage actor Sir Trevor Aimsley.

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Air date: Oct 29, 1998

Having previously demonstrated her sharp comic timing on a memorable episode of Seinfeld, former Lois and Clark leading lady (and future Desperate Housewives co-star) Teri Hatcher appears on Frasier as a gorgeous young lady named Marie. Still in the depths of unemployment, Frasier's misery is alleviated when Marie, the daughter of his old buddy Duke, appears to be interested in him. But what Frasier (Kelsey Grammer) doesn't know -- at least at first -- is that Marie is a mass of messy neuroses, who may be dating him only to get some free psychological advice.

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Air date: Nov 5, 1998

Unemployed for lo these many weeks, Frasier (Kelsey Grammer) could certainly use a major ego boost. Thus, when he receives a message from what appears to be a secret admirer, Frasier is on the proverbial Cloud Nine. Unfortunately, the message was not meant for him but for his brother Niles (David Hyde Pierce). And to make things dicier, the "admirer" is none other than Niles' estranged wife Maris. Will Niles and Maris get back together -- and will Frasier mess up his own love life by pursuing a "sweetheart" that doesn't really exist?

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Air date: Nov 12, 1998

Most of the previous sixth-season Frasier episodes have dealt with the financial woes of Frasier Crane (Kelsey Grammer), who lost his radio call-in show when station KACL decided to adopt a "salsa" format. As it turns out, Frasier is not the only Crane who will be tightening his belt in the future. Depressed over his impending divorce from wife Maris, Frasier's brother Niles (David Hyde Pierce) has been hit with the double whammy of court costs and alimony -- and now it is his turn to cut down costs by temporarily moving in with Frasier.

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Air date: Nov 19, 1998

Niles (David Hyde Pierce) isn't going to let the fact that he and wife Maris have called it quits spoil his upcoming beach party, where he hopes to win the "Golden Apron" award from his dinner club. Indeed, the fact that he plans to hold the party in Maris' beach house is, in itself, a powerful statement. Unfortunately, the festivities are spoiled by something even more powerful: the stench emanating from the carcass of the dead seal that has washed up on shore.

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Air date: Dec 10, 1998

The "all-salsa" format at Seattle radio station KACL has apparently laid a large and noxious egg. Can it be that station management will reverse its earlier decision and rehire all of its talk-show hosts -- including Frasier (Kelsey Grammer)? And what of Frasier's equally unemployed producer (and new single mother) Roz (Peri Gilpin), who after hitting up Frasier for a 1,500-dollar loan proceeds to squander the money on frivolities?

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Air date: Dec 17, 1998

The Christmas season affords Frasier (Kelsey Grammer) yet another opportunity to advance his love life -- or bollix it up. It all starts when Frasier is rescued from an embarrassing shopping blunder by a certain Mrs. Helen Moskowitz (Carole Shelley). This leads to a deepening relationship between Frasier and Helen's attractive daughter Faye (played by future Judging Amy star Amy Brenneman). The trick now is to convince Mrs. Moskowitz's that Frasier is Jewish! This episode won an Emmy Award for writer Jay Kogen.

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Series 6 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.

Cast

Kelsey Grammer
as Frasier Crane
David Hyde Pierce
as Niles Crane
John Mahoney
as Martin Crane
Jane Leeves
as Daphne
Patrick Kerr
as Noel Shempsky
Saul Rubinek
as Donny Douglas
Amy Brenneman
as Faye Moskowitz
Virginia Madsen
as Cassandra Stone
Edward Hibbert
as Gil Chesterton
Tom McGowan
as Kenny Daly
Bonnie Raitt
as Voice of Denise
Trevor Einhorn
as Frederick Crane
Laura Harring
as Rebecca Wendell
Randy Pelish
as Customer
Rosa Blasi
as Waitress
Christopher Durang
as Sebastian Melmoth
Eva Marie Saint
as Joanna Doyle
Rosemary Murphy
as Carol Larkin
Saul Rubinek
as Donny Davis
Catherine Dent
as Cladudia Kynock
Sharon Madden
as Mrs. Woodson
Tim Monoson
as Percy Williams
Jack Sydow
as Alfred Larkin
William Hunt
as Mr. Draper
Fritz Weaver
as Sir Trevor Aimsley
Peter Waldman
as Violinist
Arnie Burton
as Chef Marcel
Betsy Gardner
as Laura Hilton
Carole Shelley
as Helen Moskowitz
Rocky McMurray
as Shangri-lino
Randy Doney
as Dr. MacLowery
Tina Arning
as Rebecca
Gregory Jbara
as Bartender
Lombardo Boyar
as Delivery Man
Phil Donahue
as Voice of Larry
Christine Baranski
as Dr. Nora Fairchild
Mimi Hines
as Mrs. Latimer
Marilyn Child
as Gretchen Koontz
Ross Gottstein
as Wallet Guy
Howard Shangraw
as Auction Official
Raymond Harris
as Officer McClean
Phyllis Katz
as Woman at Auction
Ken Daly
as Man on the Street
Bill Morey
as Mr. Probst
James Cunningham
as Dr. Rob Mandel
Beverly D'Angelo
as Voice of Audrey
Marlo Thomas
as Voice of Sophie
Dan Kern
as Maitre d'
Piper Laurie
as Mrs. Mulhern
Fritz Weaver
as Sir Trevor
Susan Blakeslee
as Party Guest
Michael Marino
as Patrolman
Rosemary Murphy
as Carol Larkin
Joseph Lindgren
as Dr. Zafrin
Joe Howard
as Ticketseller
Nina Mann
as Miss Finn
Gregory Jbara
as Bartender
Arnie Burton
as Chef Marcel
Fiona Hale
as Mrs. Hawkins
Jack Sydow
as Alfred Larkin
Gillian Anderson
as Voice of Jenny
Simon Brooke
as Bartender
Rosa Blasi
as Waitress
Eugene Lee
as Officer Athramis
Natalija Nogulich
as Mrs. Kendall
Sharon Madden
as Mrs. Woodson
Lynn Tufeld
as Waitress
Martha McFarland
as Sister Patsy
Jack Donner
as Mr. Hawkins
Joseph Lindgren
as Dr. Zafrin
Dawn McMillan
as Waitress
Marilyn Child
as Gretchen
Andrea Andes
as Bulldog's Date
Randy Doney
as Dr. MacLowrey
Craig Green
as Caterer
Ron Howard
as Voice of Stephen
Mimi Hines
as Mrs. Latimer
Piper Laurie
as Mrs. Mulhern
William H. Macy
as Voice of Ralph
Bill Morey
as Mr. Probst
Eric Ware
as Off. Sarti
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Critic Reviews for Frasier Season 6

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (3)

Plummeted on the sophistication meter the minute it ascended to the ''Seinfeld'' slot.

Aug 18, 2018 | Full Review…

In the end, you need some reason to like sitcom characters. Frasier, for all his veniality, is rewarding company.

Aug 18, 2018 | Full Review…

Frasier can be a beautifully written and acted farce. Yet, in its sixth season, the show is more often sliding into repetition.

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

For a good example of the series' comic economy, check out the hugely enjoyable "Dinner Party," a real-time episode that never leaves Frasier's apartment.

Apr 21, 2020 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

Some of the magic starts to wane in this season, but it's still full of classic moments.

Aug 18, 2018 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

It's wildly funny stuff -- as funny a half-hour of television as you'll find anywhere. And funnier than 99 percent of the theatrical comedies you could spend your hard-earned money to go see.

Aug 18, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Frasier: Season 6

  • Sep 07, 2017
    Still fresh and entertaining, Frasier shows no signs of slowing down.
  • Jul 22, 2016
    Lots of family oriented episodes. Woody makes an appearance from Cheers, but it should have been funnier.

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