Recently having celebrated its 30th anniversary, Frasier is one of the most successful and beloved sitcoms of all time. It’s also one of tv’s most honored tv shows ever winning 37 Emmys with 108 nominations. Long story short: It’s pretty good. 11 years of smart humor, relatable and lovable characters, a perfect ensemble cast, a lovable Russell Terrier named Eddie, and all of the iconic and classic episodes from the show that I and many others love to pieces makes this a sitcom for the ages. The fact that this spin off managed to not simply match its parent show in Cheers, but to surpass it in popularity and quality is no mean feat.
Like with everything else, we all have our favorites and I certainly have my favorite seasons of Frasier that I rank along the lines of how many A+ episodes the season has in my humble opinion. With much due respect to seasons 8, 9 and 10, all of which had a few strong episodes to boast about, the remaining seasons are the ones closest to my heart and ranking them is no easy task.
8. Season 11.
Favorite Episodes: Murder, Most Maris parts 1 and 2, No Sex Please, We’re Skittish, A Man, a Plan and a Gal: Julia, Caught In The Act, The Doctor is Out, Seabee Jeebies, High Holidays, Boo!, Goodnight Seattle Parts 1 and 2.
While Frasier never got bad, the later seasons weren’t as strong as the previous seven with the loss of co-creator David Angell’s passing from the horrific 9\11 plane attacks being such a devestating loss as well as the show having reached its peak. But the final season was a return to top form with plenty of classic episodes giving the show a great send off.
7. Season 1.
Favorite Episodes: The Good Son, My Coffee With Niles, Dinner at Eight, Death Becomes Him, You Can’t Judge a Crook By His Cover, The Show Where Lilith Comes Back, Guess Who’s Coming to Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner?, Miracle on Third or Fourth Street.