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Frasier: Season 1

Kelsey Grammer , Jane Leeves , Andy Ackerman , David Lee    Unrated   DVD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)
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Thanks to sharp writing and a pitch-perfect ensemble cast, Frasier became one of the smartest and funniest television shows of the 1990s. Following the 1993 demise of Cheers, Diane's fussy psychiatrist boyfriend, Frasier Crane (Kelsey Grammer), seemed an unlikely candidate for a spin-off series, yet the show earned smash ratings and dozens of Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Comedy Series and Outstanding Lead Actor (Grammer) in the very first season. In an inspired bit of casting, Grammer was matched with David Hyde Pierce as his brother and fellow psychiatrist Niles, and the rest of the players included his radio-program manager, Roz (Peri Gilpin), his father, Marty (John Mahoney), his father's physical therapist, Daphne (Jane Leeves), and the dog Eddie (Moose).

In the first season, Frasier and Marty try to learn how to coexist in the same apartment; Niles and Daphne spend a stormy evening in Niles's house; Frasier acquires pushy agent Bebe (Harriet Sansom Harris) and searches for love with Amanda Donohoe among others; his ex-wife Lilith (Bebe Neuwirth) makes a guest appearance; the family takes a cross-country trip in a Winnebago; and the two brothers collaborate on a book.

Bonus features aren't spectacular, but are a cut above many similar DVD sets. Executive producers Peter Casey and David Lee provide a commentary track on the pilot episode. In a 20-minute making-of segment, they and the principal cast members discuss the creation of the show, casting (Lisa Kudrow was the other finalist for the character of Roz), and the mystery of the omni-absent Maris. "Frasier Crane's Apartment" looks at the set and props, and each disc spotlights a few of the celebrity voices that appeared as the radio show's callers. --David Horiuchi

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Season One of FRASIER finds the recently divorced Boston psychiatrist, Dr. Frasier Crane (Grammer), at a new place in his life. Last seen gracing the bars of Cheers, Frasier has a new life in his home town of Seattle as a popular radio psychiatrist, which has given him the chance to spread his words of wit and wisdom to the masses. Sharing an apartment with his ex-policeman father, Marty (Mahoney), and his father’s English physical care assistant Daphne (Leeves), Frasier must also cope with his psychiatrist brother Niles (Pierce) and Eddie the dog.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Love Frasier Aug. 12 2013
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
The DVD was an awesome start to my Frasier collection. It was in perfect condition and brought many laughs. I look forward to purchasing the rest of the seasons! Also...it arrived before the expected arrival date which was a bonus!
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5.0 out of 5 stars hilarious June 8 2013
By Andrew
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Nice to see these original episodes.. hilarious. I'll probably have to get more of the series, in the end. So glad the bachelor-auction with Daphne, and the vibrating chair were both in this season.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best comedy April 9 2013
Format:DVD
This program was amazing from the very first show. The actors are FANTASTIC. I had to buy my sister her own copy of this dvd because I couldn't part with mine.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Frasier will leave you laughing... May 24 2003
Format:DVD
Big Frasier fan here. Been one for awhile. In fact, the TV show has been a staple in my television diet since it's premiere way back in 1993. After the ending of Cheers, it was hard to imagine that anything could be as funny! Enter Frasier, revamped, making a new life in Seattle, reattaching himself to his family. Let the hilarity ensue.
The release of the first season of Frasier on DVD is a masterstroke. Finally, you'll get all the wonderfully hilarious episodes of season 1 at your fingertips to love and enjoy all over again. See the first spark of Niles and Daphne. Meet agent Bebe for the first time. Watch Eddie tormenting Frasier ruthlessly. It's all there, and many, many, many laughs. In fact, laugh out loud laughs.
You know you watch TV and you see something and you go, that's funny. But you don't laugh. Frasier makes you laugh out loud, even if sitting alone. Wonderful writing, expert directing, and the acting all lend themselves to your enjoyment.
To be honest, it's the performances of the main cast that really stand out in this selection too. Kelsey Grammer's comedic timing is impeccable. David Hyde Pierce's everso fussy Niles plays off Kelsey's Frasier like a pair of matching bookends. John Mahoney is wonderfully gruff as Martin, while Jane Leeves plays a more cockney-ish version of Daphne, which would get more toned down later. Peri Gilpin, as one of my favorite characters Roz, has her edge back and biting. It's fun to watch these characters and actors as they started, and to realize how far they've come.
Frasier always was a comedy for the thinking person. I think these DVD's are superb, and for the price you get quite bit. It's well worth your investment of time and money. Invite Frasier into your home, and enjoy!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The continuing story of Dr. Frasier Crane June 18 2004
Format:DVD
After Cheers wrapped up for good in the spring of 1993,producers spun off Kelsey Grammer's character,Dr. Frasier Crane who first appeared in 1984. This is the first of eleven seasons and the tenth in which we see the hilarious psychiatrist. David Hyde Pierce is Frasier's brother. Peri Gilpin(her character) also becomes a friend and/or love interest of Frasier's. Not many people thought this spinoff would be successful(many spinoffs didn't become as popular as their parent shows). Only one other spinoff(at least that I know of) that lasted eleven seasons was The Jeffersons,whose parent show is All In The Family. Grammer continued to be nominated for and win a multitude of Emmys for his character(he was and did for Cheers).
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars great season July 9 2003
Format:DVD
I love frasier, this show is awesome. Having it on DVD is soooooooooooo cool, the bonus features are pretty cool too.
now the reasons I gave it only, 3 stars.
1. no captions, I don't normally use them, but some times I like to turn them on, some times it's hard to tell exactly what was said.
2. no episode descriptions, it's nice to have a brief description of the episode before you watch it.
but all in all, it's a good buy for a Frasier fan.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars greatest sitcom ever March 19 2003
Format:DVD
First season of frasier was somethin i never could have imagined from a tv show. Season one set the ground for a series that was about to come propably the most loveable sitcom in the world.
Why frasier is so good?the chemistry between the"original three"(fras, marty and niley) is so spectacular that it alone would keep in front of the tv screen for hours. but it is just not that. fiery dialogs, amazing actors, both leading roles and supporting ones, full of remarks to history, culture, entertainment, human relationships, snoby lifestyle and much much more.
Its unbelieveable that after so many years frasier still keeps its fresh touch, and doesnt bore or make one yawn.
This dvd version is a biggest boon;) that can happen to all of us fras-a-holics.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars No captioning is UTTERLY inexcusable!! May 20 2003
Format:DVD
Paramount needs to be told just what a COLOSSAL blunder it was not to include any captioning of any sort on these DVD's. It isn't just inexcusable--for this particular show with all the foreign words and elevated language--it's a downright TRAVESTY!!
There is NO excuse for this. NONE! This is the ONLY DVD I have EVER seen with no captioning at all, and it needs it more than almost any other TV show. This is a fatal flaw. Let Paramount know how unacceptable this is!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Frasier - First Season
I recently bought the First Season on DVD and I was not disappointed. I have been taping the show in syndication every weekday and watching that episode when I got home from work. Read more
Published on Oct. 27 2006 by E. J. Vardon
5.0 out of 5 stars FRASIER! FRASIER! FRASIER! - I CAN NEVER GET ENOUGH!
Frasier is one of the best sitcoms ever (the best, in my opinion, being FRASIER, ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS, CHEERS, SEINFELD and THE SIMPSONS- I love them all) and I am eagerly awaiting... Read more
Published on July 13 2004 by Ms Stef
4.0 out of 5 stars Funny
I never liked the show until right around the time when it was taken off of the air. Like I said before, there aren't many spin-off's from other series that end up being... Read more
Published on June 18 2004 by Red
5.0 out of 5 stars Even better now that I'm older
While I certainly enjoyed Frasier as a young(er) twenty-something the first time around, re-experiencing these episodes on DVD has exceeded all of my expectations. Read more
Published on June 10 2004 by Miss Jane
5.0 out of 5 stars I'm not going to like this show...
and I was right, I didn't like it...I LOVED IT!!! I was a little late getting on the Frasier train. Read more
Published on May 25 2004 by K. Morgan
5.0 out of 5 stars One of my favorite shows.
I just bought the first season for my mother, for Mother's Day. I am sad to see Fraiser go off the air and I am sad that Friends is the off the air. Read more
Published on May 11 2004 by justin
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic comedy. It's still funny after many viewings.
I live in the UK, so we're a bit behind with our DVD releases (Season 2 out in May 2004 here). It's great to get whole series in one compact box set to watch over and over again,... Read more
Published on April 26 2004 by Annie-lizzy
5.0 out of 5 stars Even Wittier then Cheers!
Frasier is a terrific show, it is a spinoff of Cheers in which Kelsey Grammer's character Frasier was one of the best characters and as good as Cheers is I have to say that... Read more
Published on April 14 2004 by Thebookwoman
1.0 out of 5 stars not as good as "CHEERS"
"Frasier" is ok, but it can't hold a candle to its forefather "CHEERS", which in my opinion is the greatest show of all time.
Published on Feb. 23 2004 by chris
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