The pinnacle of witty television writing, Frasier's recipe for comedy was fairly simple: Frasier pompously claims something, only for the exact opposite to happen in the next moment. And it worked for 11 seasons. The best episodes were always the ones influenced by Lubitsch and the creme de la creme of comedy of manners of the 30s and 40s.
i've probably seen every episode at least 5 times by now (probably more to be honest). with wit and silliness, they mastered the art of the sitcom. one of my only qualms: i don't think they handled gil chesterton's character well - his flamboyance was a running gag - and there was no reason he and frasier wouldn't be friends, which to me sends a discriminatory message.
A LOST EPISODE--Three Weddings and a Wedding: Niles, newly divorced, becomes addicted to marriage. He marries Roz. He marries Mrs Lubinski. He marries Martin. He marries Frasier. He does not marry Daphne. He certainly does not marry Eddie—not in this country, buddy. The Seattle Police try to arrest Niles but he marries them all. Daphne has her eyebrows waxed.
What was supposed to be a simple spinoff of "Cheers" turned into one of the best sitcoms of the 90's...there are so many good memories to savour... dad's chair, eyesoring Frasier's immaculate apartment, Eddie the Dog's unnerving habit of simply staring at Kelsey, Niles's awkward years long infatuation with the "psychic" housemaid Daphne..brought a level of sophistication and smarts to the typical format....