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Frasier
Frasier

Frasier was one of those rare things, a comedy series that relied on smarts (and the odd pratfall) to get its laughs. Cleverly transposing the beloved Cheers stalwart to his home town of Seattle and shifting the broader format of the original show to suit the unique quirks of its new characters, the most successful spin-off of all time was wordy and wise and not averse to indulging in the odd moment of high farce. Like the quality comedy theatre it aspired to emulate, Frasier's appeal will continue to endure.

Best Episode
The Show Must Go Off (Season 8, episode 12). In a episode that really showcases the pompous appeal of the Crane brothers, Frasier and Niles, attempt resurrect the career of a Shakespearean actor (Derek Jacobi) who they idolized as a child only to find that he's a talentless ham.

Did You Know?
Although he played his father, John Mahoney is only 15 years older than Kelsey Grammer.

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