(Setup: Six months before the events of the pilot, Frasier Crane divorces
his wife, Lilith, and moves from Boston to his hometown of Seattle, where
he becomes the host of a radio advice program.)
• Pilot: Frasier is forced to take in his handicapped father, Martin,
a retired police officer, and his dog, Eddie. Frasier also hires
Englishwoman Daphne Moon as a housekeeper and Martin's physical
• Niles, Frasier’s brother, becomes infatuated with Daphne.
• Frasier and Niles learn that their deceased mother, Hester, cheated on
Martin when they were boys.
• Frasier hires Bebe Glaser as his agent.
• Lilith visits Frasier in Seattle.
• Frasier and Roz are nominated for their first Seattle Broadcasting
• Frasier and Niles attempt to write a book about sibling rivalry.
• Finale: Over coffee at Café Nervosa, Frasier and Niles discuss
Frasier’s life in the year since he moved to Seattle.
• Bob “Bulldog” Briscoe, host of KACL’s Gonzo Sports Show
• Noel Shempsky, KACL Sales employee and Roz's ardent admirer
AWARDS & NOMINATIONS
BMI FILM & TV AWARDS
• BMI TV Music Award: Bruce Miller, Daryl Phinnessee
CASTING SOCIETY OF AMERICA AWARD (Artios)
• Best Casting for TV, Comedy Episodic: Jeff Greenberg
• Outstanding Comedy Series
• Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: Kelsey Grammer
VIEWERS FOR QUALITY TELEVISION AWARDS
• Best Supporting Actor in a Quality Comedy Series: David Hyde Pierce
CASTING SOCIETY OF AMERICA (Artios)
• Best Casting for TV, Pilot: Jeff Greenberg
• Outstanding Main Title Theme: Bruce Miller, Darryl Phinnessee
• Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: David Hyde Pierce
• Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: Kelsey Grammer
• Best Television Series - Musical or Comedy
• Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series,
or Motion Picture Made for TV: John Mahoney