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Frasier was a straight up spinoff right? Like his character on Frasier is the same person from cheers? Does he mention having a brother or handicapped father or anything?

Towards the end of cheers does he basically say "I need a new start, I'm moving to seattle" or is there more to it than that?






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Frasier was a straight up spinoff right? Like his character on Frasier is the same person from cheers?

Yup. Same person.

And oddly enough, I've never watched a single episode of Frasier. Just never thought it was something I'd be interested in at the time. I had friends who LOVED it though.

From Wiki, first sentence of the background of the show:
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Psychiatrist Dr. Frasier Crane (Grammer) returns to his hometown of Seattle, Washington, following the end of his marriage and his life in Boston (as seen in Cheers).

Frasier Crane was in about 500 episodes of TV. That's insane if you think about it.



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Wow that is crazy. Kelsey Grammer's had himself a nice little career.

ETA: I only started watching frasier because my parents watched it all the time, I then watched it regularly as I got older. It used to be my go-to show to watch in bed before falling asleep. Not surprisingly though, nobody else my age has seen more than an episode or 2 and all think it's stupid. I just love his and Niles' characters, they both play those roles perfectly.



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Frasier Crane was in about 500 episodes of TV.

He's no Detective Munch. Munch has been on something like a dozen TV shows.






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He's no Detective Munch. Munch has been on something like a dozen TV shows.

He's the guy that connects all those TV shows to the same "universe," right?

Not as many episodes as Frasier, but more shows. Per Wiki:
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122 episodes (HLOTS)
4 episodes (L&O)
1 episode (X Files)
311 episodes (SVU)
1 episode (The Beat)
1 episode (TBJ)
1 episode (Arrested Development)
1 episode (The Wire)
442 episodes (total)






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Most successful TV character/actor of all time?


Close but I would vote for



Played the same character (in all but name) for 23 years

with a tip of the Stetson to:






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Red X on your first pic. Lucy?





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Something I learned from watching Community DVD commentary is that whichever writer introduces a new character in an episode gets paid every time that character appears in the show (or another show). So whoever came up with Frasier and Munch (if it wasn't the main producers/writers anyway) got way paid.





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Red X on your first pic. Lucy?


yes, edited






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I'll start another thread since I've hijacked this one enough (sorry, WG).





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Frasier was a straight up spinoff right? Like his character on Frasier is the same person from cheers? Does he mention having a brother or handicapped father or anything?
No. His mother is in one episode. They really just pulled all of Fraisier's family out of thin air.

I love Frasier. The show really does pick up when he comes on board.







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Something I learned from watching Community DVD commentary is that whichever writer introduces a new character in an episode gets paid every time that character appears in the show (or another show). So whoever came up with Frasier and Munch (if it wasn't the main producers/writers anyway) got way paid


It's probably not very much, comparatively speaking

Whoever created the Frasier character got more, since that character was the basis for a TV series. But even then the writers might not have had a good deal.

I do know many writers have been screwed out of profit participation, such as those who created Good Times and Welcome Back Kotter.






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Sam and Diane both appeared on the television show Frasier...





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I've watched every episode of Cheers





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it being referred to as one of the most influencial sitcoms ever. Is that accurate and should I watch it?


I'm not sure about the influential part, but it is damn funny, so I'd recomend it.






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Frazier Crane as a recurring character pre-Lilith was my favorite time, but honestly I love the old "coach" episodes. Woody was a funny character as well but different than the coach. I never missed an episode of this show growing up





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Cliff Clavin is in my top 3 TV characters of all time.





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Cliff Clavin is in my top 3 TV characters of all time


I always hear great things about Cliff but like I said so far he's barely spoken. I'm excited to see his role pick up.






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Cliff Clavin's Little Known Quotes
- It's a little known fact that cows were domesticated in Mesopotamia and were also used in China as guard animals for the forbidden city.

- It's a little known fact that smartest animal is a pig. Scientists say if pigs had thumbs and a language, they could be trained to do simple manual labor. They give you 20-30 years of loyal service and then at their retirement dinner you can eat them.

- I wonder if you know that the harp is a predecessor of the modern day guitar. Early minstrels were much larger people. In fact, they had hands the size of small dogs.

- Everyone is the Swiss Army owns a Swiss Army Knife. That's why no one messes with Switzerland.

- If you were to go back in history and take every president, you'll find that the numerical value of each letter in their name was equally divisible into the year in which they were elected. By my calculations, our next president has to be named Yellnick McWawa.

- If memory serves, the umbilical chord is 90% postassium.

- They did a study between postal workers and chimpanzees. They proved chimps were 32% slower. Of course, they were better with public relations.

- There's no rule against postal workers not dating women. It just works out that way.

- It's a little known fact that the tan became popular in what is known as the Bronze Age.






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The Clavin Jeapardy episode is all time classic.





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