The Doctor is in
We really did not get to see enough of Frasier on television. Case in point, I only started watching Cheers because eleven seasons of Frasier just were not enough. It was exhilarating to get to know the character of Frasier Crane over twenty years as he enlightened us about high society and the finer things in life.
The show explored the dynamics of the father-son and brother-brother relationship between a father and son who were as different as chalk and cheese, and brothers who share so much in common and yet have not been able to forge a bond that reflect their shared interests and similarities.
Frasier was my introduction to the world of psychiatry and to the world of radio. Frasier helped us understand the issues in our lives as he helped the callers on his radio show. It was a wonderful way to explore the human condition set in the scenic city of Seattle.
“Family meeting! Family meeting!”
— Dick Solomon
“Bernard, I have served eleven governments in the past thirty years.
If I had believed in all their policies, I would have been passionately committed to keeping out of the Common Market, and passionately committed to going into it…
… A nationalisation freak and a privatisation maniac; but above all, I would have been a stark-staring, raving schizophrenic.”
— Sir Humphrey Appleby
“Education in this country is a disaster. We’re supposed to be preparing children for a working life. Three quarters of the time they’re bored stiff!”
”Well I should have thought that being bored stiff for three quarters of the time was an excellent preparation for working life.”
— Jim Hacker & Sir Humphrey