Season 2
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Country of originUnited States
No. of episodes24
Original networkNBC
Original releaseSeptember 20, 1994 (1994-09-20) –
May 23, 1995 (1995-05-23)
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The second season of the American sitcom Frasier commenced airing in the United States on September 20, 1994 and concluded on May 23, 1995. It continues to follow Dr. Frasier Crane's experiences as a radio psychiatrist and efforts to get closer to his father and brother. The second season aired Tuesdays at 9:00 pm in the United States, after moving from its previous Thursday night time slot.[1] The season was released on DVD as a four-disc boxed set on January 6, 2004 by Paramount Home Entertainment.[2]

In 1997, TV Guide ranked "The Matchmaker" #43 on its list of the 100 Greatest Episodes.[3]



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See also: List of Frasier episodes

No. in
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateU.S. viewers
251"Slow Tango in South Seattle"James BurrowsMartin WeissSeptember 20, 1994 (1994-09-20)20.7[4]

Frasier is shocked and offended to learn that an old friend (John O'Hurley) has turned a romantic episode from Frasier's past into a popular novel but did not credit him in the acknowledgments. When the writer's apology fails to provide the closure he seeks, Frasier tracks down the woman concerned, his former piano teacher (Constance Towers).

Guest Caller(s): James Spader as Steven
262"The Unkindest Cut of All"Rick BerenDave HackelSeptember 27, 1994 (1994-09-27)20.6[5]

When Eddie fathers a litter of puppies by a neighbor's dog, Frasier gets irritated at Martin, who is supposed to have had Eddie neutered. With Martin unwilling to subject Eddie to the procedure, Frasier attempts to arrange it instead.

Guest Caller(s): Lily Tomlin as Rita
273"The Matchmaker"David LeeJoe KeenanOctober 4, 1994 (1994-10-04)22.4[6]

Sympathetic about Daphne's unsatisfactory love life, Frasier tries to fix her up with Tom Duran, the new station manager (Eric Lutes). Tom is gay, and interprets Frasier's invitation to dinner as romantic interest.

Guest Caller(s): None
284"Flour Child"James BurrowsChristopher LloydOctober 11, 1994 (1994-10-11)23.4[7]

After witnessing a birth, Niles contemplates becoming a parent. Meanwhile, Frasier attempts to retrieve a get-well card for a colleague because he wrote an inappropriate message on it.

Guest Caller(s): Amy Madigan as Maggie
295"Duke's, We Hardly Knew Ye"James BurrowsLinda Morris & Vic RauseoOctober 18, 1994 (1994-10-18)21.0[8]

Frasier and Niles discover that their successful new investment group is about to tear down Martin's favorite bar, Duke's.

Guest Caller(s): None
306"The Botched Language of Cranes"David LeeJoe KeenanNovember 1, 1994 (1994-11-01)23.8[9]

When Frasier makes a disparaging remark about Seattle's weather, he offends his listeners. His attempt to remedy the situation by speaking at a charity dinner makes things worse.

Guest Caller(s): Alfre Woodard as Edna; Sandra Dee as Connie
317"The Candidate"James BurrowsChuck Ranberg & Anne Flett-GiordanoNovember 8, 1994 (1994-11-08)19.2[10]

When the congressional candidate whom Martin supports demeans Frasier on air, he decides to publicly support the man's opponent, Phil Patterson (Boyd Gaines). Patterson confides in Frasier that he believes he was once abducted by aliens, causing Frasier to question his competency to run for public office. Frasier accidentally reveals the story on-air, and Patterson is heavily defeated at the polls.

Guest Caller(s): Sydney Pollack as Holden Thorpe
328"Adventures in Paradise: Part 1"James BurrowsKen Levine & David IsaacsNovember 15, 1994 (1994-11-15)21.8[11]

After Frasier admires a woman, Madeline Marshall (JoBeth Williams), featured in a magazine article on eligible singles in Seattle, Roz brings them together. They start seeing each other, and travel to Bora Bora for a romantic weekend, only to encounter Frasier's ex-wife Lilith (Bebe Neuwirth) staying at the same resort.

Guest Caller(s): Art Garfunkel as Chester
339"Adventures in Paradise: Part 2"James BurrowsKen Levine & David IsaacsNovember 22, 1994 (1994-11-22)N/A

The encounter with Lilith at the end of the preceding episode leads to significant complications on Frasier's romantic getaway.

Guest Caller(s): Kevin Bacon as Vic. Special Appearance: Shelley Long as Diane Chambers.
3410"Burying a Grudge"Andy AckermanDavid LloydNovember 29, 1994 (1994-11-29)22.5[12]

When Maris is admitted to the hospital for a facelift, Niles and Frasier discover that Martin's former police partner, Artie (Lincoln Kilpatrick), from whom he is estranged, is also hospitalized, and they try to mend the rift.

Guest Caller(s): Betty Comden as Linda; Adolph Green as Walter
3511"Seat of Power"James BurrowsSteven LevitanDecember 13, 1994 (1994-12-13)21.1[13]

After Martin bemoans his sons' rarefied tastes and avoidance of all that is ordinary, they try to prove him wrong by fixing the toilet; they make the problem worse, call in a plumber, and find that they have hired Danny Kriezel (John McGinley), a bully who tormented Niles long ago, and his brother Billy (Mike Star), who bullied Frasier.

Guest Caller(s): Macaulay Culkin as Elliott
3612"Roz in the Doghouse"James BurrowsChuck Ranberg & Anne Flett-GiordanoJanuary 3, 1995 (1995-01-03)24.1[14]

After Bulldog asks Roz to be his producer, Frasier insults her by suggesting that he asked her only because he wants to have sex with her. Roz takes up the position, leaving Frasier with a series of incompetent replacements. As Frasier swallows his pride and prepares to apologize and beg Roz to return, Bulldog does indeed attempt to sleep with Roz.

Guest Caller(s): Carly Simon as Marie; Rosie Perez as Francesca
3713"Retirement is Murder"Alan MyersonElias Davis & David PollockJanuary 10, 1995 (1995-01-10)21.1[15]

With the help of Niles and Daphne, Frasier uses his psychiatric expertise to help Martin solve an old murder case that has puzzled him for years. Martin takes his findings to the police, gets kudos for solving the case, and at a small celebration gives Frasier credit. However, they discover that Frasier in fact believed a chimpanzee to have been responsible for the crime.

Guest Caller(s): Mary Steenburgen as Marjorie
3814"Fool Me Once, Shame on You. Fool Me Twice..."Philip Charles MacKenzieChristopher LloydFebruary 7, 1995 (1995-02-07)21.3[16]

Frasier's briefcase is stolen and, because it contains his personal effects, so are his dry cleaning and his car. Shortly thereafter, a woman calls KACL, claiming to have spent the previous night with Frasier and canceling their second date. Frasier decides to confront the thief (played by Nathan Lane). He corners him in the bar and makes him confess to everything he has done, even having the thief call the police himself. As Frasier tries to find out why he did it, the police walk in and the robber has Frasier arrested, backed up by a woman Frasier failed to flirt with.

Guest Caller: Joan McMurtery as Heather
3915"You Scratch My Book..."Andy AckermanJoe KeenanFebruary 14, 1995 (1995-02-14)19.4[17]
Frasier pretends to be a fan of several insubstantial self-help books in order to pursue a romance with the author (Shannon Tweed). Meanwhile, Niles attempts to cover up the losses when he helps Daphne invest some money.
4016"The Show Where Sam Shows Up"James BurrowsKen Levine & David IsaacsFebruary 21, 1995 (1995-02-21)26.4[18]
Sam Malone (Ted Danson), Frasier's longtime friend from Cheers, visits Seattle to seek relationship advice from him. A seemingly straightforward counsel turns into an ethical dilemma when Frasier realizes that he has had an intimate encounter with Sam's fiancée (Téa Leoni).
4117"Daphne's Room"David LeeLinda Morris & Vic RauseoFebruary 28, 1995 (1995-02-28)21.1[19]
Frasier retrieves a book from Daphne's room while she's out, and she is displeased when she finds out. Although he agrees to respect her privacy, he finds himself there again, while trying to return some medication which he took previously.
4218"The Club"David LeeElias Davis & David PollockMarch 21, 1995 (1995-03-21)19.8[20]

When Niles hears about openings at an exclusive club that has long fascinated the brothers, Frasier decides that he would also like to try for membership.

Guest Caller(s): Gary Sinise as Sid
4319"Someone to Watch Over Me"James BurrowsDon SeigelMarch 28, 1995 (1995-03-28)22.0[21]

Frasier's show is nominated for a radio award, but his concerns about Kari (Renée Lippin), an over-enthusiastic admirer whose attentions verge on stalking, make it a less-than-pleasant evening.

Guest Caller(s): John Lithgow as Madman Martinez
4420"Breaking the Ice"Philip Charles MacKenzieSteven LevitanApril 18, 1995 (1995-04-18)20.6[22]
After Roz and Frasier talk about emotional connection, Frasier decides to accompany his father and Niles on an ice-fishing weekend in an effort to deepen their relationship.
4521"An Affair to Forget"Philip Charles MacKenzieChuck Ranberg & Anne Flett-GiordanoMay 2, 1995 (1995-05-02)17.9[23]

Frasier receives a call on air from a woman whose husband he suspects to be having an affair with Maris.

Guest Caller(s): Glenne Headly as Gretchen
4622"Agents in America, Part III"Philip Charles MacKenzieJoe KeenanMay 9, 1995 (1995-05-09)17.9[24]
When the station rejects Frasier's demand for a raise, he enlists his manipulative agent Bebe Glazer to help.
4723"The Innkeepers"James BurrowsDavid LloydMay 16, 1995 (1995-05-16)17.9[25]
After the brothers hear that Seattle's oldest restaurant is closing its doors, they decide to buy it and become restaurateurs.
4824"Dark Victory"James BurrowsChristopher Lloyd and Linda Morris & Vic RauseoMay 23, 1995 (1995-05-23)18.9[26]

Frasier tries to cheer up Roz—unhappy because she is missing a family reunion—by inviting her to the birthday party he is throwing for Martin.

Guest Caller(s): Shelley Duvall as Caroline


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