Frasier: Season 3
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But the season's most pivotal story arc is the separation of Niles (David Hyde Pierce) and Maris. "Moon Dance," which marked Grammer's directorial debut, is a series benchmark, as a crestfallen Niles tangos with his unrequited love, Daphne (Jane Leeves), at a high society ball. Not that the Crane family still doesn't have issues to work out. Frasier cannot abide being beaten at chess by Martin (John Mahoney) in "Chess Pains." Frasier and Niles ill-advisedly go into joint practice in "Shrink Rap," and find themselves on the opposite sides of a sanity hearing in "Crane vs. Crane." Lilith is sorely missed, but in this season's blast-from-the-past episode, Shelley Long returns in "The Show Where Diane Comes Back." It is a joy to see Cheers resurrected, if only in Diane's self-absorbed new play, which Frasier agrees to back. And any episode with Frasier's amoral agent Bebe (Harriet Sansom Harris) is must-see television. Frasier's humor was character-based, rather than topical, giving it a longer shelf life. For those who lament the end of one of television's gold standard series, this boxed set will be excellent therapy. --Donald Liebenson
- All 24 episodes from the 1995-96 season
- The Crane Brothers Remembers Season 3 - Features Interviews with Kelsey Grammer and David Hyde Pierce
- A Conversation with Art Director Roy Christopher
- Bulldog Crazy
- The Mystery Of Maris: The Breakup Begins
- Celebrity Voices - Including: Matthew Broderick, Carrie Fisher, Teri Garr, Laura Dern, Cyd Charisse, Ray Lioatta, Jodie Foster, Joan Allen, Jane Pauley, David Duchovney and more!
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The entirety of the show takes place in mostly three places - Frasier's radio station where he works with show producer Roz Doyle (Peri Gilpin), Frasier's apartment, and the favorite hangout of Niles and Frasier, Café Nervosa. A witty comedic exploration of the nation's clash of cultures (also illustrated by Frasier's run-ins with sports guy Bob "Bulldog" Briscoe), Frasier stands alone as one of the best-written shows in television history. Not a single episode can be considered a dud.
The Frasier (Season 3) DVD offers a number of hilarious episodes including the season premiere which heralds the arrival of a new station manager, Kate Costas (Mercedes Ruehl), with whom Frasier begins a passionate love affair. Given that Frasier is the voice of his peers in contract negotiations, the two compromise on employee salaries and agree to keep their romance a secret.Read more ›
The first ten episodes chronicle the blistering relationship between Frasier and his boss, Kate Costas (a mannered, but still very good Mercedes Ruel). Their argueing and contempt for each other naturally leads to sparks which are detailed in the wonderful episode "Sleeping with the Enemy". Their relationship ends rather whimsfully in "It's Hard To Say Goodbye If You Won't Leave".
Plenty of guest appearences also helped to elevate this season, especially Griffen Dunne as a wheelchair-bound, yet very annoying person who wants to be Frasier's friend (in "The Friend"). Shelly Long reprises her "Cheers" character Diane Chambers in "The Show Where Diane Comes Back". This episode also features a re-creation of the famous "Cheers" bar (done in a stage play) and Frasier and Diane finally get some closure to their relationship. "Wings" and future "Monk" star Tony Shaloub gets in one of his typical brilliant characters in "The Focus Group".
And let's not forget the underatted actor Harry Yulen as the guy who can "fix things" in "Word to the Wiseguy". Yulen manages to be both a little creepy, yet somehow put upon by his unseen girlfriend. A great performance and a very good episode.
Frasier's agent-from-hell Bebe makes a great appearence in "Where There's Smoke, Their's Fired". Her line to Daphne ("I'll make you a star!") is delivered with all the enthusiasm and malevolence we expect from Bebe. And Frasier's relationship with Roz is put to the test in "Frasier Loves Roz".Read more ›
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Loved it the 1st time around and enjoying it again all these years later.Published 4 days ago by Barbara B
ARE YOU KIDDING? I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, Frasier! Please keep it on Amazon Prime. It's a classic, therefore, it never goes out of style :)!!!!!!!!Published 4 days ago by Smiley
one of the US sitcoms of yester year that is still outstanding. When this was made they had good actors and writers.Published 5 days ago by Louis G. Decker