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Subject: Contents General 1.01 What is _Frasier_? 1.02 Who are the stars? 1.03 Where and when can I see it? 1.04 How long has _Frasier_ been on? 1.05 What critical awards (e.g. Emmys) has _Frasier_ won? 1.06 How can I write to the cast? 1.07 When will _Frasier_ be in syndication? 1.08 How much longer will _Frasier_ be around? The Net 2.01 Is there an episode guide? 2.02 Are there any WWW pages? 2.03 Does anyone associated with the show read alt.tv.frasier? 2.04 Is there a _Frasier_ mailing list? The Show 3.01 What kind of a dog is Eddie? 3.02 What radio station is Frasier's show on? 3.03 Is Daphne aware of Niles's infatuation with her? 3.04 Does anyone have a list of Maris's quirks? 3.05 What is the name of the coffee house that Frasier and Niles 3.06 Why is Frasier's dad alive on _Frasier_ when he was dead on 3.07 Why aren't the places that the characters visit really places in 3.08 What is latte? 3.09 What is a "bwat"? 3.10 What was the deal with the magnifying glasses in the tag scene 3.11 What breed is Niles's Maris-like dog? The Actors 4.01 Didn't I see Frasier on _Wings_? (or What else has Kelsey 4.02 Didn't I see Daphne on _Murphy Brown_? (or What else has Jane 4.03 Didn't I see Niles in _Caroline in the City_? (or What else has 4.04 Didn't I see Roz on _Cheers_? (or What else has Peri Gilpin 4.05 Didn't I see Bulldog on _Caroline in the City_? (or What else 4.06 Didn't I see Martin on _Cheers_? (or What else has John Mahoney 4.07 Didn't I see Eddie at the Super Bowl? (or What else has Moose Miscellaneous 5.01 Has anyone from _Cheers_ (besides Frasier) appeared on 5.02 Is Jane Leeves's accent real? 5.03 Has anybody noticed that the guest callers are famous people? 5.04 What does "Tossed Salads and Scrambled Eggs" mean? 5.05 Did you know that Kelsey Grammer performs the theme song? 5.06 Has anybody noticed that some lines in the theme song change? 5.07 Has anybody noticed that the logo at the beginning changes? 5.08 Is Christopher Lloyd the producer the same as the _Taxi_ and 5.09 Is Dan Butler gay? 5.10 Is David Hyde Pierce gay? Comments between [[ and ]] indicate I'm looking for help. A | in the left margin indicates new or changed information.
Subject: 1.01 What is _Frasier_? _Frasier_ is a television comedy based on the character "Frasier Crane" from _Cheers_. Frasier has moved to Seattle, his home city, and is the host of a talk radio psychology/advice program. His father, Martin, moves in with him in the first episode, as does Daphne, Martin's physical therapist. Frasier's brother Niles, also a psychiatrist, is a frequent visitor.
Subject: 1.02 Who are the stars? Kelsey Grammer as Frasier Crane Jane Leeves as Daphne Moon David Hyde Pierce as Niles Crane Peri Gilpin as Roz Doyle Dan Butler as Bob "Bulldog" Briscoe and John Mahoney as Martin Crane Moose as Eddie (the dog) Edward Hibbert as Gil Chesterton (recurring)
Subject: 1.03 Where and when can I see it? _Frasier_ runs for one-half hour on the following networks: [[please report any changes]] Australia Channel Nine, Fridays, 21:00 Belgium Ka2, Mondays, 19.30 h Canada MITV, Thursdays, 9:30 pm (Nova Scotia) CTV, Mondays, 9:30 pm (Quebec) Global, Tuesdays, 9:00 pm (Ontario) Calgary 7 (CICT), Tuesdays, 10:00 pm (Calgary) U-TV (CKVU), Tuesdays, 9:00 pm PT (Vancouver) [[other time zones?]] In other areas, the local station usually broadcasts at the same time as the NBC station on their cable system. Finland YLE1, Fridays, 19:05 | Germany | Sat.1, Fridays (Thursday night), 00:45 CET Ireland RTE1, Saturdays, 10.50 pm Israel Channel 3, Weekdays, 23:20 Norway TV2, Tuesdays Fridays, 22.30 Peru RTP, Sundays, 20:30 Spain Canal+, Monday to Friday, 22:30 United Kingdom Channel 4, Fridays, 10.00 pm United States NBC, Tuesdays, 9:00ET / 8:00CT / 8:00MT / 9:00PT pm [[other countries?]] Satellite Feed Sat T1 Tr# 3 vertical, Mondays, 8:30 pm ET (Tuesdays, 01:30 GMT)
Subject: 1.04 How long has _Frasier_ been on? The 1993-1994 season was _Frasier_'s first season. The first episode was aired on 16 September 1993.
Subject: 1.05 What critical awards (e.g. Emmys) has _Frasier_ won? Among _Frasier_'s awards are 3 consecutive Emmys for Outstanding Comedy series. Here is a probably incomplete list of _Frasier_'s critical awards: Primetime Emmys: 1993-4: Outstanding Comedy Series Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: Kelsey Grammer Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series: James Burrows for "The Good Son" Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series: David Angell & Peter Casey & David Lee for "The Good Son" Outstanding Editing for a Series (Multi-Camera): Ron Volk for "The Show Where Lilith Comes Back" 1994-5: Outstanding Comedy Series Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: Kelsey Grammer Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: David Hyde Pierce Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series: David Lee for "The Matchmaker" Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series: Chuck Ranberg & Anne Flett- Giordano for "An Affair to Forget" 1995-6: Outstanding Comedy Series Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series: Joe Keenan & Christopher Lloyd & Rob Greenberg & Jack Burditt and Chuck Ranberg & Anne Flett- Giordano & Linda Morris & Vic Rauseo for "Moon Dance" Outstanding Editing for a Series (Multi-camera): Ron Volk for "The Show Where Diane Comes Back" Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy Series or Special: Dana Mark McClure, Thomas J. Huth, David M. Weishaar, Robert Douglass for "Kisses Sweeter Than Wine" | 1996-7: | Outstanding Comedy Series | Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series: David Lee for "To Kill a | Talking Bird" Golden Globes, Television: 1994 Best Comedy Series (tie with _Mad About You_) 1995 Best Actor, Musical or Comedy: Kelsey Grammer Viewers for Quality Television Quality Awards: 1993-4: Best Supporting Actor, Quality Comedy: David Hyde Pierce 1994-5: Best Quality Comedy Best Actor, Quality Comedy: Kelsey Grammer Best Supporting Actor, Quality Comedy: David Hyde Pierce Best Supporting Actress, Quality Comedy: Jane Leeves 1995-6: Best Quality Comedy Best Actor, Quality Comedy: Kelsey Grammer Best Supporting Actor, Quality Comedy: David Hyde Pierce 1996-7: Best Quality Comedy Best Actor, Quality Comedy: Kelsey Grammer Best Supporting Actor, Quality Comedy: David Hyde Pierce Television Critics Association Awards: 1994 Achievement in Comedy -- Series 1995 Achievement in Comedy -- Series 1996 Achievement in Comedy -- Series 1997 Achievement in Comedy -- Actor: David Hyde Pierce Banff Television Festival: 1994 Best Comedy Series 1995 Best Comedy Series 1996 Best Comedy Series American Comedy Awards: 1994: Funniest Male Performer in a Television Series (Lead): Kelsey Grammer Funniest Supporting Male -- Television: David Hyde Pierce 1995: Funniest Male Performer in a Television Series (Lead): Kelsey Grammer Funniest Supporting Male -- Television: David Hyde Pierce 1996: Funniest Supporting Male -- Television: David Hyde Pierce Screen Actors Guild Awards: 1995 Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Comedy Series: David Hyde Pierce Directors Guild of America Awards: 1993 Television Comedy: James Burrows for "The Good Son" 1994 Television Comedy: David Lee for "The Matchmaker" Writers Guild of America Awards: 1994-5 Episodic Television Comedy: Joe Keenan for "The Matchmaker" Others: 1994 People's Choice Award, Best Comedy 1995 GLAAD (Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) Award for "The Matchmaker" 1994 George Foster Peabody Award
Subject: 1.06 How can I write to the cast? (Name) Paramount Pictures 5555 Melrose Ave. Hollywood, CA 90038 USA
Subject: 1.07 When will _Frasier_ be in syndication? Paramount is selling _Frasier_ to local stations for syndication starting Fall 1997.
Subject: 1.08 How much longer will _Frasier_ be around? NBC and Paramount recently worked out a deal to renew _Frasier_ for 3 more seasons (through the 1999-2000 season). After that, the series may be renewed again.
Subject: 2.01 Is there an episode guide? Yes. The _Frasier_ Program Guide, written by Dean Adams, is available at: ftp://rtfm.mit.edu/pub/usenet/news.answers/tv/program-guides/ http://www.nyx.net/~dnadams/frasier.html Included in the Program Guide are episode descriptions, guest cast and caller listings, program notes, and more.
Subject: 2.02 Are there any WWW pages? Yes, the URLs are http://www-personal.umich.edu/~messina/frasier/ http://www-personal.umich.edu/~geena/frasier.html http://www.geocities.com/Hollywood/Hills/5469/ http://www.geocities.com/Hollywood/8883/frasier.htm | http://www.nbc.com/entertainment/tvcentral/shows/frasier/index.html [[ others? ]]
Subject: 2.03 Does anyone associated with the show read alt.tv.frasier? Yes, more than one member of the _Frasier_ creative team reads and participates in alt.tv.frasier, among them David Lee, a creator, executive producer and director. For this reason, story ideas should not be posted to this newsgroup. As a rule, television producers do not accept unsolicited story ideas, and the posting of story ideas to this newsgroup may cause them to stop reading it for legal reasons.
Subject: 2.04 Is there a _Frasier_ mailing list? Yes. To join, mail your Real Name and Subscription Address to <Frasier-Admin@odetics.com>. They also have a WWW page at http://home.cc.umanitoba.ca/~umstoro2/
Subject: 3.01 What kind of a dog is Eddie? Eddie is a wire-haired Jack Russell Terrier. (Actually, Moose is a Jack Russell Terrier. It is possible that Eddie is a different breed than the dog who plays him.)
Subject: 3.02 What radio station is Frasier's show on? Frasier works for KACL, 780 AM. Not-so-coincidently, the creators of _Frasier_ are named (A)ngell, (C)asey, and (L)ee.
Subject: 3.03 Is Daphne aware of Niles's infatuation with her? No, it would seem that she isn't. In "Roz in the Doghouse," Daphne says, "Dr. Crane is always dropping by and bringing me little gifts and he's not after anything."
Subject: 3.04 Does anyone have a list of Maris's quirks? Yes. There is a list in the "Program Notes" Appendix of the _Frasier_ Program Guide. (See "Is there an episode guide?")
Subject: 3.05 What is the name of the coffee house that Frasier and Niles frequent? The coffee house is named Cafe Nervosa. "Nervosa" is a psychological term meaning "the debilitating psychological addiction to an object, belief, or behavior pattern." Seattle is known for its coffee houses, so the producers decided that a coffee house would be a good non-work/non-home setting.
Subject: 3.06 Why is Frasier's dad alive on _Frasier_ when he was dead on _Cheers_? On _Cheers_, there were several references, one by Frasier's mother [[anyone care to confirm that? I've never seen that episode]], that Frasier's father was a scientist who had died. But in _Frasier_, he is a retired police officer. In the "The Show Where Sam Shows Up" episode, Frasier says that he told the gang at Cheers that his father was dead because he and Martin had just had a fight. When Martin asks Frasier why he told them he was a scientist, Frasier responds, "What did it matter? You were dead!" Apparently, the creators decided that _Frasier_ would be a better show with Frasier's dad than without him.
Subject: 3.07 Why aren't the places that the characters visit really places in Seattle? Real places (generally) aren't used so that if the owner/manager/etc. is portrayed negatively, it is not a real person. If Frasier were to visit a real restaurant and then complain about the service, the show would be slighting a real establishment and opening the door for legal action.
Subject: 3.08 What is latte? From: Dave Oberman You take a tall glass (or a big cup), dump in a shot of espresso (or two, for a double latte), and fill it to the top with steamed milk.
Subject: 3.09 What is a "bwat"? From: Kenneth Chidi Anyadike Literally translated, "boite" (the i should have a circumflex) is French for "box." "Boite" is usually a term to describe a small place (e.g. coffee house) one feels comfortable in.
Subject: 3.10 What was the deal with the magnifying glasses in the tag scene of one episode? The tag scene of [[which episode was it?]] featured the characters sitting on the couch and looking at something through magnifying glasses. According to David Lee, they were trying to read the credits, which are squeezed into the right-most one-third of the screen on NBC.
Subject: 3.11 What breed is Niles's Maris-like dog? The consensus among alt.tv.frasier dog aficionados is that Girl is a Whippet.
Subject: 4.01 Didn't I see Frasier on _Wings_? (or What else has Kelsey Grammer done?) TV Series, regular: _Frasier_ (1993) .... Dr. Frasier Crane _Cheers_ (1982) .... Dr. Frasier Crane (1984-) TV Series, guest: _The John Larroquette Show_ (1993) "More Changes" (1995) .... Dr. Frasier Crane _Star Trek: The Next Generation_ (1987) "Cause and Effect" (1992) .... Capt. Morgan Bateson _The Simpsons_ (1989) recurring .... Sideshow Bob (voice) _Wings_ (1990) "Planes, Trains and Visiting Cranes" (1992) .... Dr. Frasier Crane (Emmy Nomination) _Another World_ .... Dr. Canard _One Life to Live_ _The Guiding Light_ TV Mini-series: _Crossings_ (1986) .... Craig Lawson _George Washington_ (1984) .... Lieutenant Stewart _Kennedy_ (1983) .... Stephen Smith Movies, Feature and TV: _Writer's Block_ (1998) .... Howard Spitz _Anastasia_ (1997) .... Vladimir (voice) _Down Periscope_ (1996) .... Lt. Cmdr. Tom Dodge _London Suite_ (1996) (TV) .... Sydney Nichols _Runaway Brain_ (1995) .... Dr. Frankenollie (voice) _The Innocent_ (1994) (TV) .... Detective Frank Marlow _Beyond Suspicion_ (1993) (TV) .... Ron McNally ... aka _Appointment for a Killing_ (1993) (TV) _Galaxies Are Colliding_ (1992) .... Peter _Top of the Hill_ (1989) (TV) _Dance 'Til Dawn_ (1988) (TV) .... Ed Strull TV Specials: _Kelsey Grammer Salutes Jack Benny_ (1995) (special) .... host Commercials: McDonalds (1995) Lexus (1997) .... 5th Avenue
Subject: 4.02 Didn't I see Daphne on _Murphy Brown_? (or What else has Jane Leeves done?) TV Series, regular: _Frasier_ (1993) .... Daphne Moon _Throb_ (1986) .... Blue _Red Dwarf_ (American pilot) (unaired) .... Holly TV Series, guest: _Caroline in the City_ (1995) "Caroline and the Bad Back" (1995) .... Daphne Moon _Seinfeld_ (1989) "The Virgin" (1992) .... Marla _Seinfeld_ (1989) "The Contest" (1992) .... Marla _Murphy Brown_ (1988) recurring (1989-1993) .... Audrey Cohen _Who's the Boss_ (1984) "Parental Guidance Suggested" (1990) .... Ms. Adams _Hooperman_ (1988) "Stakeout" (1989) .... Annie _The Benny Hill Show_ (1969) TV Mini-series: _Pandora's Clock_ (1996) .... Rachel Sherwood Movies, Feature and TV: _Us Begins With You_ (1998) _James and the Giant Peach_ (1996) .... Ladybug (voice) _Miracle on 34th Street_ (1994) .... Alberta Leonard _Mr. Write_ (1994) .... Wylie _To Live and Die in L.A._ (1985) .... Secena Commercials: AT&T
Subject: 4.03 Didn't I see Niles in _Caroline in the City_? (or What else has David Hyde Pierce done?) TV Series, regular: _Frasier_ (1993) .... Dr. Niles Crane _The Powers That Be_ (1992) .... Theodore Van Horne TV Series, guest: _The Simpsons_ (1989) "Brother From Another Series" (1997) .... Cecil Terwilliger (Sideshow Bob's brother) (voice) _Caroline in the City_ (1995) "Caroline and the Cat Dancer" (1996) .... Jimmy Callahan _The Outer Limits_ (1995) "The Sentence" (1996) .... Jack _Caroline in the City_ (1995) "Caroline and the Bad Back" (1995) .... Dr. Niles Crane _Dream On_ (1990) "The Guilty Party" (1992) .... Jerry Dorfer _Crime story_ (1986) _Spenser: For Hire_ (1985) "The Man Who Wasn't There" (1986) .... O'Neill Movies, Feature and TV: _A Bug's Life_ (1998) .... (voice) _Nixon_ (1995) .... John Dean _Wolf_ (1994) .... Roy _Addams Family Values_ (1993) .... Delivery Room Doctor _Sleepless in Seattle_ (1993) .... Dennis Reed _The Fisher King_ (1991) .... Lou Rosen _Little Man Tate_ (1991) .... Garth _Vampire's Kiss_ (1989) .... Theater Guy _Bright Lights, Big City_ (1988) .... Bartender at Fashion Show _Crossing Delancey_ (1988) .... Mark _Rocket Gibraltar_ (1988) .... Monsieur Henri Commercials: Lipton Iced Tea (voice) Despite rumors to the contrary, he was not in _The Terminator_ or _Moving Violations_. That is another actor named David Pierce.
Subject: 4.04 Didn't I see Roz on _Cheers_? (or What else has Peri Gilpin done?) TV Series, regular: _Frasier_ (1993) .... Roz Doyle _Flesh 'n' Blood_ (1991) TV Series, guest: _Early Edition_ (1996) "After Midnight" (1996) .... Lenore _The Outer Limits_ (1995) "Out of Body" (1996) .... Dr. Rebecca Warfield _Pride & Joy_ (1995) _The John Larroquette Show_ (1993) "More Changes" (1995) .... Roz Doyle _Cheers_ (1982) "Woody Gets an Election" (1993) .... Holly Matheson _Designing Women_ (1986) "Shovel Off to Buffalo" (1993) _Wings_ (1990) "Four Dates That Will Live in Infamy" (1992) .... Barbara #242 _Matlock_ (1986) "The Pro" (1990) _21 Jump Street_ (1987) "The Currency We Trade In" (1988) _Max Monroe: Loose Cannon_ Movies, Feature and TV: _The Secret She Carried_ (1996) (TV) _Fight for Justice: The Nancy Conn Story_ (1995) (TV) .... Charlotte Parks
Subject: 4.05 Didn't I see Bulldog on _Caroline in the City_? (or What else has Dan Butler done?) TV Series, regular: _Frasier_ (1993) .... Bob "Bulldog" Briscoe TV Series, guest: _Caroline in the City_ (1995) "Caroline and the Dearly Departed" (1997) .... Kenneth Arabian _Caroline in the City_ (1995) "Caroline and the Gay Art Show" (1995) .... Kenneth Arabian _The X-Files_ (1993) "Die Hand Die Verletzt" (1995) .... Jim Ausbury _Picket Fences_ (1992) "Duty Free Rome" (1993) .... Joe Henley _Roseanne_ (1988) recurring (1991-1992) .... Art _Quantum Leap_ (1989) "Southern Comforts" (1991) _Life Goes On_ (1989) _The Single Guy_ (1995) "Pilot Redux" (unaired) Movies, Feature and TV: _The Assassination File_ (1996) (TV) .... Harvey Young ... aka _Out In the Cold_ (1996) (TV) _The Fan_ (1996) .... Garrity _I Love Trouble_ (1994) .... Wilson Chess _Dave_ (1993) .... Reporter _Rising Sun_ (1993) .... Ken Shubik _Captain Ron_ (1992) .... Zachery _Columbo: No Time to Die_ (1992) (TV) _From the Files of Joseph Wambaugh: A Jury of One_ (1992) (TV) _The Rape of Dr. Willis_ (1991) (TV) .... Styvesant _The Silence of the Lambs_ (1991) .... Roden _The Long Walk Home_ (1990) .... Charlie _Longtime Companion_ (1990) .... Walter _Manhunter_ (1986) .... Jimmy Price ... aka _Red Dragon: The Pursuit of Hannibal Lecter_ (1986) _Country Gold_ (1982) (TV) .... Jonathan Theatre _The Only Thing Worse You Could Have Told Me_ (his autobiographical one-man show) New York, Los Angeles
Subject: 4.06 Didn't I see Martin on _Cheers_? (or What else has John Mahoney done?) TV Series, regular: _Frasier_ (1993) .... Martin Crane _The Human Factor_ (1992) .... Dr. Alec McMurtry _H.E.L.P._ (1990) .... Chief Patrick Meacham _Chicago Story_ (1982) .... Lt. Roselli _Quatermass and the Pit_ (1958) TV Series, guest: _3rd Rock From the Sun_ (1996) "Body & Soul & Dick" (1996) .... Dr. Hanlin _Cheers_ (1982) "Do Not Forsake Me, 'O My Postman" (1992) .... Sy Flembeck TV Mini-series: _Favorite Son_ (1988) .... Lou Brenner ... aka _Target: Favorite Son_ (1988) Movies, Feature and TV: _Mariette in Ecstasy_ (1996) .... Dr. Claude Baptiste _Primal Fear_ (1996) .... John Shaughnessy _She's the One_ (1996) .... Mr. Fitzpatrick _The American President_ (1995) .... Leo Solomon _The Hudsucker Proxy_ (1994) .... Chief _Reality Bites_ (1994) .... Grant Gubler _In the Line of Fire_ (1993) .... Sam Campagna _Striking Distance_ (1993) .... Vince Hardy _The Secret Passion of Robert Clayton_ (1992) (TV) .... Robert Clayton Sr. _The Water Engine_ (1992) (TV) _The 10 Million Dollar Getaway_ (1991) (TV) .... Jimmy _Article 99_ (1991) .... Doctor Henry Dreyfoos _Barton Fink_ (1991) .... W.P. Mayhew _Love Hurts_ (1991) .... Boomer _Unnatural Pursuits_ (1991) _The Image_ (1990) (TV) .... Irv Mickelson _The Russia House_ (1990) .... Brady _Dinner at Eight_ (1989) (TV) .... Oliver Jordan _Say Anything..._ (1989) .... James Court _Betrayed_ (1988) .... Shorty _Eight Men Out_ (1988) .... Kid Gleason _Frantic_ (1988) .... Williams _The House of Blue Leaves_ (1987) (TV) .... Artie Shaughnessy _Moonstruck_ (1987) .... Perry _Suspect_ (1987) .... Judge Matthew Helms _Tin Men_ (1987) .... Moe _The Manhattan Project_ (1986) .... Lieutenant Colonel Conroy ... aka _Deadly Game_ (1986) _Streets of Gold_ (1986) .... Linnehan _Trapped in Silence_ (1986) (TV) .... Doctor Winslow _Code of Silence_ (1985) .... "Prowler" Representative _First Steps_ (1985) (TV) .... '60 Minutes' Producer _Through Naked Eyes_ (1984) (TV) .... Police Captain _Mission Hill_ (1982) _Will: The Autobiography of G. Gordon Liddy_ (1982) (TV)
Subject: 4.07 Didn't I see Eddie at the Super Bowl? (or What else has Moose done?) Commercials: Rold Gold Pretzals .... Sparky
Subject: 5.01 Has anyone from _Cheers_ (besides Frasier) appeared on _Frasier_? Yes, Lilith has appeared in 4 episodes. Sam Malone visited and updated Frasier on the ongoings of the _Cheers_ gang. Diane Chambers also visited, (in addition to appearing briefly in Frasier's dream in an earlier episode).
Subject: 5.02 Is Jane Leeves's accent real? She really has an English accent, but it's not Daphne's.
Subject: 5.03 Has anybody noticed that the guest callers are famous people? Yes. The guest callers are listed in Dean Adams's _Frasier_ Program Guide. (See "Is there an episode guide?")
Subject: 5.04 What does "Tossed Salads and Scrambled Eggs" mean? From: David Lee Its been fun watching the different theories regarding the meaning of "Tossed Salads and Scrambled Eggs" pop up over the last few years. I don't think "Hamlet" has been as closely scrutinized or more divergently interpreted. Here is what I (and the songwriters and other two creators of the show) thought it meant when we decided on it. Hey baby I hear the blues a'callin' play on words: He's got the blues and referencing that he takes phone calls Tossed Salads and Scrambled Eggs mixed up people who call in And maybe I seem a bit confused Well, maybe, but I got you pegged the core of Frasier's character: He is a nutcase himself much of the time, but can analyze the problems of others But I don't know what to do with those Tossed Salads and Scrambled Eggs except these damn callers They're callin' again they're calling again Subject: Another analysis From: Bill Jennings Here's my Personal Theory (tm) as to the meaning behind the _Frasier_ theme. What do tossed salad and scrambled eggs have in common? They are both things that, once made, can't be unmade. As the Gershwin song goes, "You Can't Unscramble Scrambled Eggs". While the phrase can be applied to Frasier's callers, I think it has more to do with his family and friends. Frasier has put himself into a situation that he can't get out of. Sort of like tossed salad and scrambled eggs.
Subject: 5.05 Did you know that Kelsey Grammer performs the theme song? Yes. It's in the closing credits: "Theme Performed by Kelsey Grammer."
Subject: 5.06 Has anybody noticed that some lines in the theme song change? Yes. The different variations of the theme are documented in Dean Adams's _Frasier_ Program Guide. (See "Is there an episode guide?")
Subject: 5.07 Has anybody noticed that the logo at the beginning changes? Yes. The variations of the opening animation are documented in the _Frasier_ Program Guide. (See "Is there an episode guide?") The color of the "Frasier" in the opening title graphic indicates the season Season 1: Blue Season 2: Red Season 3: Green Season 4: Purple Season 5: ?
Subject: 5.08 Is Christopher Lloyd the producer the same as the _Taxi_ and _Back to the Future_ Christopher Lloyd? No, he's a different Christopher Lloyd.
Subject: 5.09 Is Dan Butler gay? Yes.
Subject: 5.10 Is David Hyde Pierce gay? If you really want to discuss who's gay and who's not, read the newsgroup alt.showbiz.gossip. Frankly, most alt.tv.frasier readers have grown tired of these "discussions."
Subject: Feedback If you can fill in information requested between [[ and ]] or if I've left out a question that has come up one too many times, please post an article to alt.tv.frasier or send mail to Matt Messina <messina@umich.edu>. I welcome any and all feedback, suggestions, submissions or corrections.
Subject: Acknowledgements Thanks go to the following people for contributing to this FAQ: Dean Adams David Lee Bill Jennings Kenneth Chidi Anyadike Jeffrey A Zahnen David Parr Patti Shock Shannon Myers Anna Matyas Edward Wong Paula Cramer Peter E Reissner John Kerr Bruce Golden Tanya Noreen forrest Siobhan Harper-Jones Richard Keen Doug Cook Bill Spotz Catherine A Payne Jeff B. Chris Monique Ricketts Erwin Sterk Daniel Gilmore Rich Setchell Les Faby Lenesh Shah P. Moloney Dan Hartung Dave Oberman Teresa Preston Larisa Glyn Whiteside Doug Yovanovich Kevin Gray Adam Blechman Johnny Sharp Juha Kivijarvi Toni Lahti Tommi Ojanpera Jon Bjorgum Pekka Ranta Jonathan Anthony Reimer Paul OHare Marco Antonio Ramaswamy Ian Dickerson Liron Kapara Robert Lopez-Portillo Jani Kivisola Michael Lee Carles Sanchez Marco Gruss all contributors to the Internet Movie Database
Subject: Legalese The alt.tv.frasier FAQ is Copyright (C) 1997 by Matt Messina. All or parts of it may be freely distributed provided that a minimum copyright notice of: "Copyright (C) 1997 by Matt Messina" is included. It may not be sold for profit or incorporated in commercial documents without the permission of the copyright holder. Permission is expressly granted for this document to be made available for file transfer from installations offering unrestricted anonymous file transfer on the Internet. The copyright holder can be reached via Internet Electronic Mail at <messina@umich.edu>.

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