Kelsey Grammer Just Teased a 'Frasier' Comeback and We Are so Excited | 22 Words

I don't know about you, but of all the classic sitcoms of the '90s, Frasier was hands-down my favorite. It had the perfect mix of hilarious slapstick, touching moments, and memorable characters, and as a kid, I would plop down in front of the TV whenever a new episode aired and happily watch rerun after rerun when it aired in syndication.

There are so many memorable moments that will forever be etched in my brain, like the time the can of shaving cream explodes while Niles is in the bathroom, when Frasier sings "Buttons and Bows" on public television but forgets all the words, or when Frasier and Niles try to run a restaurant and, of course, it all ends up going horribly, horribly wrong.

My fellow Frasier lovers, listen up: It seems the talks of a much-anticipated reboot might actually be coming to fruition. So just what is in store for those Tossed Salads and Scrambled Eggs? Keep scrolling to find out!

If you were alive between 1993 and 2004, you probably watched 'Frasier.'

One of the quintessential sitcoms of the '90s, Frasier was a show you could watch with your parents and feel instantly more "grown-up" due to all the advanced humor in it.

Sure, it had its fair share of goofy moments.


In fact, pretty much any scene with Niles in it involves some sort of hilarious display of physical comedy. That man could do a pratfall like none other.

But after re-watching the series as an adult, I've realized that a lot of the humor was surprisingly sophisticated.


Like this existentialist joke, for example. What kid would have any idea why this was funny? I clearly had no idea what Frasier was talking about, yet I laughed anyway.

Or this quip about multiple personality disorders.


Okay, okay... so this probably wasn't the most sensitive joke in regards to mental health. But it was the '90s, after all. I'd like to think we've come a long way since then.

'Frasier' stood out from other popular sitcoms of its time because of its unique set of characters and clever writing.


Unlike Friends and Seinfeld, Frasier just seemed classier. Binge-watching six episodes in a row made you feel less like a garbage person and instantly more cultured, refined and – dare I say – maybe even smarter than before? Okay, that's probably reaching a bit, but it helps me sleep better at night.

So you can't blame people for getting overly excitable every time a 'Frasier' reboot is mentioned.

Kelsey Grammer has been talking casually about his interest in getting the Seattle gang back together for years, but the idea seemed to be scrapped due to a lack of creative direction for the new project.

The main issue was what direction to take the new show in.

Grammer has said that no one wants to simply "redo what we once had," but at the same time wouldn't want to move forward without the original cast members.

But Grammer's recent comments while a guest on "The Late Late Show" has "Frasier" fans frothing at the mouth with anticipation.

Apparently, a “group of writers" are currently hard at work discussing details for what Grammer calls “the third act of Frasier." IT'S REALLY HAPPENING, PEOPLE.



While the previous reports of a Frasier revival have been mostly just speculation and wishful thinking on Grammer's part, this new information has been the most concrete of what we've heard so far, and it's insanely exciting.

Now, before you totally lose it, there are a few things to consider.


While the original Frasier was set in Seattle, the reboot would most likely be set somewhere new, such as Chicago, which is where he ended up in the final episode. This is a bit of a tough pill to swallow since the show's whole identity revolved around its Pacific Northwestern setting.

Also, it would have to go on without the Crane patriarch.


John Mahoney, who played the lovable curmudgeon Martin Crane, passed away in February of 2018 from complications from throat cancer. “Something has changed in their lives. Certainly, John Mahoney died over a year ago and we would probably deal with that a little bit with dad being gone," Grammer said. How are we supposed to watch Frasier without Martin?!

Who will put out Dancing Santa every Christmas?


Or be the voice of reason when Frasier and Niles come up with one of their harebrained schemes? It's just not Frasier without him!

And what about Eddie?!


I find it hard to believe that Frasier would be willing to take Eddie all the way to Chicago with him after his father's death. But who knows... maybe this new "Fras" will finally realize that he loved Eddie all along and the two will become BFFs. Hey, we can dream, can't we?

Another difference between the beloved original and the planned reboot?


Frasier will no longer be a radio psychiatrist. “He’s passed the radio show," said Grammer. “He might be an art dealer, he might be a professor. We don’t know yet."

Okay, let's take a moment to process this news.


This means that Frasier will no longer be solving people's personal problems over the airways and will instead be in some new profession that, while probably still ripe with hilarious scenarios, just doesn't seem "Frasier-y" enough.

Also, what does this mean for Roz?


As Frasier's producer-turned-friend, Roz soon became a central character on the show, and her overt sexuality and outspoken nature was a great match for Frasier's stuffy disposition.

If Frasier was no longer in radio, he would no longer have Roz, either.


After all, why would Roz and her young daughter Alice relocate all the way to Chicago for no reason? It just doesn't add up!

Oh, and let's not forget about Niles and Daphne.


After lusting after his "ideal woman" for years, the two finally got together in season 8 in the episode titled "And the Dish Ran Away with the Spoon." In the final shows, we see them get married and start a family of their own. Would they really move across the country to follow Frasier?

Grammer dropped several more tidbits during his interview with James Corden.


Corden mentioned the Will & Grace reboot, which picked up right where it left off in the original series. A Frasier revival would not follow that same path and would instead take place somewhere in the future for our beloved characters.

The crowd at 'The Late Late Show' was beyond excited at even the mention of a reboot.


At one point during the interview, Grammer mentions that there "might be some appetite for it," to which the audience erupted in applause and shouts of "woo-hoo." Can you blame them?

Corden then makes an epic suggestion.


"What if he becomes a corrupt lawyer," says Corden, referencing Kelsey's newest role in the Fox drama Proven Innocent. "And the two shows just..." Corden then trails off before making an "explosion" motion with his hands.

Grammer, and the audience, seem all for the idea.


"And then Niles comes in and says, 'Do you realize what you're doing?! You're not a lawyer!"

Granted, it is a pretty amazing idea.


But I, for one, am really pulling for a reboot that takes things in a new direction but still holds onto the spirit and dynamic between characters as the original did.

Luckily, Grammer seems to agree.


“We just have to make sure it’s going to be a great show. If it’s not a great show and we don’t hear a pitch that really hits it out of the park, it probably won’t happen," he said during a panel for his new show.

He also seems to have a soft spot for the pretentious radio Psychiatrist.


“He was a wonderful character to play," he added. "I have a wonderful life. I played Frasier for 20 years. It might happen again, it might not."

Twenty years of playing the same character had to have been a pretty unique experience.


Grammer originated the character on the hit show Cheers, which ended in 1993 after 11 seasons. Lilith's character, brilliantly played by Bebe Neuwirth, also first made her appearance at the iconic bar, and would later appear in several episodes of Frasier as his ex-wife.

Grammer ended up winning four Emmy awards for his portrayal of Dr. Frasier Krane.

After playing the good doctor for such a long time, it's not surprising that he wants to put a fresh spin on the character. "I don't want to go back to the same apartment and pretend I never left Seattle," Grammer added during an interview on The Today Show.

During its 11-year run, "Frasier" earned numerous awards and rave reviews.


The series brought home five consecutive Emmys for Outstanding Comedy Series, and the cast and crew also picked up 32 Emmys over the course of 11 seasons.

While the thought of a reboot is exciting, it's hard to deny what a perfect ending the final episode was for the characters we came to know and love.

Martin ends up marrying his girlfriend Ronee, Daphne gives birth to her first child with husband Niles, and Frasier ends up leaving Seattle to follow his girlfriend Charlotte, played by Laura Linney.

During the final moments of the episode, Frasier gives a farewell speech to his faithful radio listeners.

"While it’s tempting to play it safe, the more we’re willing to risk, the more alive we are. In the end, what we regret most are the chances we never took. And I hope that explains, at least a little, this journey on which I am about to embark. I have loved every minute with my KACL family, and all of you. For eleven years you've heard me say, "I’m listening." Well, you were listening, too. And for that, I am eternally grateful. Goodnight, Seattle." It seems, when it comes to revisiting this iconic series, that Grammer is just attempting to follow the advice of his former friend, Dr. Frasier Crane. Now excuse me while I binge-watch the entire series again to prepare for the reboot.