All of Frasier’s “callers” on the radio show were celebrities (video)

I LOVE the TV show “Frasier,” but had no idea all the calls in to his show were actually real celebrities.

The callers included Jodie Foster, Matthew Broderick, Ray Liotta, Billy Crystal, and Elijah Wood.  There are many more, conveniently compiled in the video below.




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  • englishsunset

    …and that is exactly why I like him.

  • Tone

    I ride a fixie too. Have at it.

  • The_Fixer

    Yes, you’re right and I remember that one now, too.

    I think that one of the reasons why the show was so good is that it didn’t rely on the Seattle setting to be funny. Talk radio is everywhere, and so are semi-crazy psychiatrists.

  • slappymagoo

    Wasn’t there also an episode that took place primarily on the monorail? I think it was supposed to be that Frasier was being honored with a Frasier Crane day and key to the city sorta deal, but then he gets stuck on the monorail and misses it.

  • slappymagoo

    So is “touche” to be honest.

    You can’t win for losing, can ya? :D

  • Kimm Ryland

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  • Topher

    As are all 11 seasons of Cheers.

  • Topher

    All 11 seasons are available on NetFlix.

  • cole3244

    i like frasier as an actor and despise his politics which clouds my opinion of him.

  • Tone

    LOL touche! :D
    The mayhap is an artifact of my years as a monk in the Society for Creative Anachronism. Now *that* is pretentious.

  • The_Fixer

    Yes, they did do precious little to remind people that the show took place in Seattle. The only episode that I can recall being Seattle-centric was when Frasier made the mistake of dissing the town by complaining about the weather, saying that mildew should be the official city (or state?) flower.

  • dcinsider

    I agree that his politics are creepy but this show was hilarious and while conservative, he supports marriage equality, so he is not THAT KIND of conservative.

  • cm

    David Hyde Pierce, Dan Butler, John Mahoney? For a conservative, Kelsey Grammar was pretty inclusive for that era.

  • Monophylos Fortikos

    Yeah, that is a good point. I take some consolation in knowing that Grammer doesn’t really have anything like a career these days.

  • Monophylos Fortikos

    The accusation of “pretentious condescension” goes well with the “mayhap” at the end there.

  • emjayay

    For balance, David Hyde Pierce is gay, married, and pretty cool.

  • Jacobi made for a magnificent ‘Master’ on Doctor Who ;-)

  • Tone

    I guess I am in the minority because I thought the show was horrid, nearly unwatchable. Only a masochist would sit through half an hour of their brand of pretentious condescension and think at the end that they were entertained. Interesting how many celebs got on board though. Birds of a feather mayhap.

  • SkippyFlipjack

    Have to admit, as much as I liked the show. Kelsey Grammar’s place in the pantheon of Hollywood conservatives makes it a little tough to watch these days.

  • Monophylos Fortikos

    I’m not a huge fan of “Frasier” but if it were playing right now on TV I’d probably watch it; I actually liked it better than “Cheers”. I’m especially fond of the episode in which Sir Derek Jacobi plays a ham actor named Jackson Hedley whom the Crane brothers both loved in their youth but who, they realize to their horror when they try to finance a revival of his career, was truly dreadful even back then. Watching the immensely talented Jacobi play the worst dramatic actor who lived is one of the funniest things I’ve ever seen.

    On the other hand, Niles Crane’s creepy, stalker-ish fixation on Daphne got really old really fast. Also, why set a show in Seattle if you’re never going to do anything that suggests Seattle? Aside from the fake skyline about the only thing in the show I can remember that was even vaguely Seattle-like was that they went to a generic-looking coffeeshop all the time.

  • keirmeister

    Frasier was such an awesomely foppish show. Loved it!

  • TampaZeke

    If you watch the credits of the last show of each season you’ll see, “Thank you for calling” and then a scrolling list of celebrity names that “called in” that season. They did it at the end of each season.

    Some voices/accents were impossible to miss; like Reba McEntire.

  • Butch1

    He was at his best on that show and the writers were terrific! What timing. ;-)

  • The_Fixer

    Ha! I loved this show, and still watch it in reruns when one of the local stations picks it up. I had no idea that they had famous people doing the calls. Great fun to hear some of those calls again and to know who was behind the voices.

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