Long-running American sitcom FRASIER went out in style last night (13MAY04)
with a show of stars.
The regular cast was joined by ROBBIE COLTRANE, RICHARD E GRANT, LAURA
LINNEY, WENDY MALLICK, JENNIFER BEALS and ANTHONY LAPAGLIA as they bid
"Goodnight Seattle" one final time.
The hour-long finale was packed with big decisions and big moments as
Frasier's dad MARTIN (JOHN MAHONEY) wed his girlfriend RONNIE (Mallick) and the
TV shrink's brother NILES (DAVID HYDE PIERCE) became a dad when his wife DAPHNE
went into labour in a vet's surgery.
Meanwhile, Frasier (KELSEY GRAMMER) quit his radio job in Seattle for a
new post in San Francisco after first inadvertently worrying his family and
friends he was dying.
The show ended with Frasier embracing his family and quoting TENNYSON on
his radio show, before sending out a special message, "For 11 years you've
heard me say I'm listening, well, you were listening too, and for that I am
The final scene left the door open for future shows as Frasier touched
down in Chicago, Illinois, instead of San Francisco in a bid to win the hand of
his girlfriend CHARLOTTE (Linney).
And the starry touch didn't end there - as the credits rolled on the final
Frasier, stars like DAME HELEN MIRREN, BENJAMIN BRATT, HILARY DUFF and PENNY
MARSHALL, who were among those who provided voices to Frasier's talk show
callers over the
years, were remembered.