Trivia: John Mahoney plays Kelsey Grammer's father in the series, even though in real life he's only 15 years older than Grammer.

Trivia: The producers were careful not to put stools in Cafe Nervosa, in order to distance it visually from the eponymous bar in "Cheers."

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Trivia: Lisa Kudrow was originally cast to play Roz Doyle but was replaced with Peri Gilpin before filming began.

Trivia: "Tossed Salads and Scrambled Eggs", the song played over the ending credits, is performed by Kelsey Grammer.

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Trivia: David Hyde Pierce has been Emmy-nominated for his portrayal of Niles every year since 1994 (winning in '95, '98 and '99) for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series.

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Trivia: Frasier was not originally meant to have a brother. But the show's creators saw David Hyde Pierce and realised he looked remarkably like a younger Kelsey Grammer. So the character of Niles was created especially for him.

Trivia: During the show's eleven year run, there have been many celebrities who voiced the callers on Frasier's radio talk show, but are uncredited; most phoned in their lines, instead of recording at the studio. On the DVDs, the list of each season's celebrity phone voices are noted after the season finale. Some celebrities included: Mary Tyler Moore, as Marjorie, who couldn't confront her boss; Christopher Reeve, as Leonard, an agoraphobic who was afraid of wide open spaces; Matthew Broderick, as Mark, who liked to see himself on stores' video cameras; Elijah Wood, as Ethan, who got beaten up at school for being smart, and then insulted Frasier's answer; Ben Stiller, as Barry, who couldn't stop crying long enough to even talk about his problem; Ron Howard, as Stephen, who heard people talking to him through his radio; Carrie Fisher, as Phyllis, who had insomnia (Frasier fell asleep while on air, before he heard her problem) and Frasier advised, "Things will look better in the light of day, my advice is to sleep on it."; real-life husband/wife Phil Donahue and Marlo Thomas, as the married couple Larry and Sophie, who wanted a few of her girlfriends to come over on Super Bowl Sunday, but Larry refused unless Frasier was actually able to answer a football question on air; and many other enjoyable ones.

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Trivia: Kelsey Grammer has been a recurring guest star on the Simpsons for many years as Sideshow Bob, and in the episode "Brother From Another Series", David Hyde Pearce appears as his brother Cecil. The two are later joined by John Mahoney, who plays their father Robert in the episode "Funeral for a Fiend".

Trivia: The last 3 initials of the radio station, KACL, are taken from the creators' names, David Angell, Peter Casey, and David Lee.

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Trivia: The series was originally going to feature Niles' wife Maris. But after the first couple of seasons, the writers found they had too much fun writing her as an unseen character, and as the descriptions of her became more outlandish and contradictory, they felt finding the right actress would be too difficult.

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Trivia: The celebrity callers into the radio show aren't truly uncredited. At the end of each season, the final episode shows pictures of the celebrities that "called in" during the season.

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Trivia: The opening of the show actually has multiple scenes. The space needle sometimes has a blinking light or sometimes has radio waves. Sometimes lightning hits it. Sometimes a plane with a KACL banner or a helicopter flies across. Christmas shows have Christmas lights. There are also others.

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Trivia: Lisa Kudrow auditioned for the role of Roz. She had actually appeared before in an episode of Cheers, when she played a character called Emily who was giving Woody acting lessons. Peri Gilpin, who got the part of Roz, also played a reporter in Cheers season 11 - "Woody gets an election."


Trivia: In ep. 1.20, "Fourtysomething", Frasier's admirer Carrie thinks that Bulldog is gay and overcompensating by acting as macho as he does. In ep. 1.24 "My Coffee With Niles", Niles asks Frasier if it means something that he just started using the word "Wow" and Frasier replies that "It means you're a gay man. Your life with Maris was a charade and you should have come out of the closet years ago. Are you going to tell dad or shall I?" In ep. 2.03 "The Matchmaker", Frasier's friend Tom thinks that Martin is gay. These are most likely references to the fact that these three straight characters are all portrayed by gay actors, namely Dan Butler, David Hyde Pierce and John Mahoney.


Trivia: The Cafe Nervosa is supposedly located at the real Seattle intersection of 3rd Street and Pike. Among the four businesses at the corner in real life is a Starbucks.


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