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You Can Go Home Again
Episode Details

Written by: Linda Morris & Vic Rauseo

Directed by: David Lee

Original US airdate: 21st May 1996

Original UK airdate: 13th December 1996

Cast Information
Main Cast
Frasier Crane .... Kelsey Grammer
Niles Crane .... David Hyde Pierce
Martin Crane .... John Mahoney
Daphne Moon .... Jane Leeves
Roz Doyle .... Peri Gilpin
Recurring Cast
Guest Cast
Waiter .... John Rajeski
Guest Callers
Angela .... Sherry Lansing

Episode Synopsis

To mark the third anniversary of his radio program, Roz gives Frasier a tape of his very first broadcast, while he gives Roz some earrings. When he arrives home, Frasier finds Daphne on the phone to his mother trying to get out of a visit home to Manchester because she wants to go to Acapulco instead. She finds that trips home start with a wonderful reunion but there's nothing more after that to look forward to, but would feel guilty if she didn't see them. She decides to call the travel agent to see which trip would be less expensive, while Frasier settles down with Eddie to listen to the tape of his very first show....

We then flashback to the day of his first broadcast and see Frasier practicing some vocal exercises, and then meets Roz Doyle for the first time - apparently, Frasier has been dumped by his previous producer Dave and Roz has been forced to take over. He wants to have no call screening, but his first show is a disaster - during which he finds Roz angling to get transferred to another show before telling Frasier she thinks psychiatry is a load of bull. Later that day, Frasier and Roz are in Cafe Nervosa where she is going through a long list of improvements that Frasier should make. After she leaves, he sees his brother Niles who reluctantly joins him despite not having seen him in 2 years. Niles asks if he has seen their father yet, which Frasier hasn't, so he invites him along that afternoon. Frasier remembers their father as a cranky old geezer, but Niles is insistent he has changed. Once they get there, however, Frasier realises his brother has tricked him so when Niles ups and leaves, he tries to have a conversation with his father.....

Episode Title Cards
  • May 21, 1993 1:57PM
  • May 21, 1993 5:13PM

Episode Highlights

- Daphne feels guilty about not wanting to go home to see her family:
Daphne: Why is it so easy to love our families yet so hard to like them?
Frasier: Well, Daphne, that is the kind of question that makes life so rich - and psychiatrists richer!

- Just before his first show, Frasier learns his previous producer has dumped him and Roz has taken over:
Frasier: Dave has 15 years of experience. I'd rather prefer he did it.
Roz: Well, that makes 2 of us, doesn't it (!)

- Frasier discovers Roz is trying to get transferred 5 minutes into his first show:
Frasier: Abe Lincoln had a brighter future when he picked up his tickets at the box office!

- Frasier remebers his father as a grouchy sourpuss after he got shot:
Frasier: He made his roommate cry, and he was in a coma!

- After another of Niles' seat dusting displays in the cafe:
Frasier: I'd forgotten what a weird little person you are!

- Martin wonders whether Niles out-of-character performance is because he is drunk:
Niles: Seeing the three of us together in the same room again, who needs alcohol for that?
Martin: I do!
Frasier: I do!

- After hearing the tape of his first show, Frasier gives Daphne an extra weeks vacation:
Frasier: Being part of a family takes effort, and that effort often means you need a week in Acapulco!

Frasier Online Episode Review

A perfect end to the 3rd series that takes us to the day of Frasier's very first radio show broadcast, as well as seeing one of Frasier's first reunions with his brother and father in Seattle - not to mention a brief glimpse of Daphne. I loved the way Niles managed to persuade Frasier that their father had changed, only for him to discover it was a ruse to get Frasier to deal with their father now he was in Seattle, as well as Niles passing Eddie's staring to Frasier. I also really enjoyed seeing Frasier's first (disastrous) radio show, while Frasier's reaction to Roz's attempt to get a transfer during his first show is a classic piece of Frasier. This is a great end to another terrific season of 'Frasier' as it shows us how far everyone one has come in the 3 years we have been watching.


85 %

Latest Viewer Episode Review

Avg. Viewer Review: 89.3%
Total Number of Reviews: 3

Fascinating, Dec 06, 2011

Reviewer: Sammy J from Melbourne, Australia

Frasier's flashback to his first week in Seattle is subtly written and
perfectly directed. In fact, the only flaw is that I keep getting
distracted by whether Frasier should've had his hair from "The
Good Son".

Seeing Frasier meet Roz is great enough, but his stilted reactions
with Niles and Martin are endlessly fascinating. The realisation hits
that Frasier's time in Boston really did sever his connection to the
family, and it's to the credit of all three actors that their vastly
changed relationships make perfect sense in hindsight. John
Mahoney is particularly strong as the embittered, stuck-in-his-
ways Martin. Throw into the mix a delightful Eddie scene, and the
beginning of the running joke that Mrs. Moon thinks Frasier is a
tyrant, and you have a grand episode.

"Frasier" is three-for-three on heartfelt, all-around entertaining
season finales.

Rating: 100%


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