Frasier: Season 8 (2000 - 2001)

SEASON:

Season 8
Frasier

Critics Consensus

No consensus yet.

Not enough ratings to
calculate a score.

TOMATOMETER

Critic Ratings: 4

92%

Audience Score

User Ratings: 26

Other TV Shows

Rate And Review

User image

Verified

  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Rate this season

    Oof, that was Rotten.

    Meh, it passed the time.

    It’s good – I’d recommend it.

    Awesome!

    So Fresh: Absolute Must See!

    What did you think of this tv season? (optional)



  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Step 2 of 2

    How did you buy your ticket?

    Let's get your review verified.

    You're almost there! Just confirm how you got your ticket.

  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Rate this season

    Oof, that was Rotten.

    Meh, it passed the time.

    It’s good – I’d recommend it.

    Awesome!

    So Fresh: Absolute Must See!

    What did you think of this tv season? (optional)

  • How did you buy your ticket?

Episodes

Air date: Oct 24, 2000

In part one of Frasier?s eighth-season opener, the wedding of Daphne Moon (Jane Leeves) and attorney Donny Douglas (Saul Rubinek) has come to end before the knot has even been tied as Daphne runs off with her true love, Niles Crane (David Pierce). Left standing in the exhaust fumes of the fugitive couple's Winnebago are both Donny and Niles' vengeful bridge Dr. Mel Karnofsky (Jane Adams). The upshot of all this is an enormous lawsuit brought against Daphne by Donny and an even more sinister revenge cooked up by Mel. Originally telecast as a 60-minute special, this episode has since been reedited as two half-hours for syndication.

View Details
Air date: Oct 24, 2000

In the concluding half of Frasier's eighth-season opener, outraged lawyer Donny Douglas (Saul Rubinek) and infuriated plastic surgeon Mel Karnofsky (Jane Adams) draws up plans to get even with their respective mates Daphne (Jane Leeves) and Niles (David Hyde Pierce) for running out on them (Niles had sped off in the same Winnebago used by Daphne to escape her wedding to Donny). As Donny prepares to sue Daphne for breach of promise, Mel sharkishly promises to divorce Niles, with whom she had earlier eloped -- but only under certain humiliating conditions. Originally telecast as a 60-minute special, this episode has since been reedited as two half-hours for syndication.

View Details
Air date: Oct 31, 2000

Very much against his will, Frasier (Kelsey Grammer) must hop a bus rather than drive in the luxury to which he is accustomed (translation: his car has broken down). His humiliation is alleviated somewhat when he is attracted to cute fellow passenger Miranda (Tushka Bergen), who works at a retirement home. This leads to an elaborate subterfuge involving Frasier's dad Martin (John Mahoney) which backfires on both father and son. Elsewhere, the romantic rooftop dinner with Niles (David Hyde Pierce) and Daphne (Jane Leeves) doesn't quite turn out as either one of them planned.

View Details
Air date: Nov 14, 2000

If he wants to keep his job, Frasier must curry favor with Todd Peterson (Alan Tudyk), the youthful, self-made billionaire owner of station KACL. As it happens, Todd is shy around "high society" folks, and wants Frasier to give him a few pointers. The result: Todd turns into a Frasier clone, much to the dismay of the "original." Meanwhile, Niles continue humiliating himself in public to in order to secure his divorce from the vengeful Mel (Jane Adams) -- but the more he tries to run away from his contentious spouse, the more he is entangled in her web.

View Details
Air date: Nov 21, 2000

The Crane household is set on its ear when social-climbing Frasier (Kelsey Grammer) hires a "veddy" proper British butler named Ferguson (Victor Garber). Not only is he the perfect gentleman's gentleman, but Ferguson is also knowledge on all matters ranging from social decorum to gourmet food -- and he isn't afraid to express his opinions, albeit ever-so-respectfully. Ferguson, however, draws the line at any familiarity between employer and employee -- which does not rest well with the very "familiar" Daphne (Jane Leeves).

View Details
Air date: Nov 28, 2000

Relentless attorney Donny Douglas (Saul Rubinek) continues to press his lawsuit against Frasier (Kelsey Grammer) and Daphne (Jane Leeves), accusing Frasier of encouraging Daphne to run out on her wedding to Donny. Hoping to fight fire with fire, Frasier hires an attorney named Abby (Teri Polo), who has a reputation for being even more "down and dirty" than Donny. The fun (?) begins when Frasier starts dating the estimable -- and none too ethical -- Abby.

View Details
Air date: Dec 5, 2000

Frasier (Kelsey Grammer) takes a liking to Roz' new boyfriend Luke Parker (Gary Cole). Their friendship is such that when Roz (Peri Gilpin) breaks up with Luke, she soon patches things up with him for Frasier's sake. This leads to a dilemma when Roz is afraid to tell Frasier that she and Luke are back together again. The reason? Frasier was so sweet and consoling when the couple broke up, Roz doesn't want Frasier to think that his kind words were "wasted" on a happy romance! And just when things couldn't get any more complicated, good old Luke turns out to be not so "good old" after all.

View Details
Air date: Dec 12, 2000

Kim Coles returns as "Dr. Mary" Thomas, the sassy radio-advice-show rival of Frasier Crane (Kelsey Grammer). When Mary and Frasier are assigned to co-host Seattle's Christmas Parade, Frasier is none too happy about it -- especially since Mary had started out as his temporary employee and ended up as his chief competition. Even worse, the public clearly "loves" Dr. Mary more than Dr. Crane, a fact that leads to an uncharacteristic stream of over-the-air venom from Frasier just at a time when his audience was primed for a bit of Yuletide warmth and cheer.

View Details
Air date: Jan 9, 2001

Just before he is to receive a lifetime achievement award, Frasier (Kelsey Grammer) receives a congratulatory gift from his mentor, Prof. Tewksbury (René Auberjonois) along with an unsettling written note. Disturbed by the sentiments in the notes, Frasier is plunged into an intense, near-existentialist flurry of self-analysis, highlighted (or lowlighted!) by flashbacks from the past. Meanwhile, Martin (John Mahoney) tries to mollify Niles (David Hyde Pierce) who is envious of the attention being showered upon Frasier.

View Details
Air date: Jan 16, 2001

Trevor Einhorn returns as Frederick, the son of radio shrink Frasier Crane (Kelsey Grammer). During one of Frederick's visits to Seattle, Frasier becomes concerned that the boy is too wrapped up in his video games. The only "cure" for this obsession, reasons Frasier, is a good old-fashioned father-son bonding experience -- namely, and much to the delight of Frasier's own dad Martin (John Mahoney) -- a camping trip. Needless to say, however, neither of the younger Cranes is quite up to the rigors of roughing it -- certainly not Frasier!

View Details
Show More Episodes

Frasier: Season 8 Photos

Tv Season Info

Series 8 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 8

All Critics (4) | Top Critics (1)

I hate to say it, but Frasier just isn't the same since Niles and Daphne got together.

Aug 18, 2018 | Full Review…

The problem with this self-improvement storyline is that it cannot succeed... But it's an intriguing illusion of a crossroads.

Aug 18, 2018 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

This once-steady sitcom may now be stuck in neutral.

Aug 18, 2018 | Full Review…

Frasier is not the show it once was. And it's hard not to wonder if it isn't about time to put this old TV warhorse out to pasture before it breaks down altogether.

Aug 18, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Frasier: Season 8

  • Dec 20, 2017
    As Frasier rolls on, you wish all shows could be this smart. At this point it's one of the 10 best sit coms that have ever been on TV.
  • Jul 22, 2016
    You'll like it I think because Niles and Daphne finally get together, but there were stretches where I didn't laugh. Character of Daphne missing for long stretches.

News & Features