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Season 5 1997 - 1998

  • 1997-09-24T05:00:00+04:00 on NBC
  • 24 mins
  • 8 hours, 45 mins (24 episodes)
  • United States
  • English
  • Comedy

The fifth season of Frasier originally aired from September 23, 1997 to May 19, 1998 on NBC.


24 episodes

5x01 Frasier's Imaginary Friend

  • Season Premiere

    1997-09-24T05:00:00+04:00 — 22 mins

Frasier returns from Acapulco after a torrid affair with a supermodel/zoologist who's sworn him to secrecy regarding her identity. No one believes Frasier when he finally divulges her identity, instead believing that Frasier's finally lost his marbles.

5x02 The Gift Horse

  • 1997-10-01T05:00:00+04:00 — 22 mins

Frasier and Niles compete to buy their father the best birthday present, culminating with Niles buying Martin's old police horse and Frasier giving him a humongous television.

5x03 Halloween

  • 1997-10-29T05:00:00+03:00 — 21 mins

Everyone attends Niles' literary themed Halloween party, including Roz, who tells Frasier she may be pregnant.

5x04 The Kid

  • 1997-11-05T05:00:00+03:00 — 22 mins

Roz decides to keep her baby. Frasier prompts her to talk with the child's father.

5x05 The 1000th Show

  • 1997-11-12T05:00:00+03:00 — 24 mins

The whole town is abuzz over "Frasier Crane Day" as Frasier celebrates his 1000th broadcast with a large outdoor gala.

5x06 Voyage of the Damned

  • 1997-11-19T05:00:00+03:00 — 22 mins

Frasier is delighted to be a handpicked celebrity on a "luxury" cruise until he discovers it's luxurious in name only. Niles and Maris are on the outs after she tells him she'll be vacationing in Switzerland on their anniversary.

5x07 My Fair Frasier

  • 1997-11-26T05:00:00+03:00 — 22 mins

Frasier has a relationship with a high-profile criminal defense attorney, in which he finds himself in the more submissive role.

5x08 Desperately Seeking Closure

  • 1997-12-10T05:00:00+03:00 — 21 mins

Frasier desperately tries to find out what went wrong when Sam breaks off their relationship.

5x09 Perspectives on Christmas

  • 1997-12-17T05:00:00+03:00 — 22 mins

Each member of Frasier's family tells a masseuse all about their eventful day, which includes Martin's participation in a church Christmas pageant and Niles' experience being trapped in an elevator.

5x10 Where Every Bloke Knows Your Name

  • 1998-01-07T05:00:00+03:00 — 21 mins

Frasier tags along with Daphne to her favorite pub and realizes he's been missing a Cheers-like atmosphere ever since he left Boston. They find themselves at odds with one another when Daphne insists that Frasier stop frequenting "her" place.

5x11 Ain't Nobody's Business If I Do

  • 1998-01-14T05:00:00+03:00 — 22 mins

Daphne accidentally finds an engagement ring in Martin's dresser, frightening Niles and Frasier with the spectre of "Stepmother Sherry."

5x12 The Zoo Story

  • 1998-01-21T05:00:00+03:00 — 22 mins

It's re-negotiation time at KACL again. This time Frasier opts for ethics over avarice when he chooses do-gooder agent Ben (whose ideas include naming a bird at the zoo "Frasier Crane") over Bebe.

5x13 The Maris Counselor

  • 1998-02-04T05:00:00+03:00 — 22 mins

Niles and Maris' new counselor, Dr. Schenkman, advises Niles to inject some spontaneity into their relationship, inspiring Niles to surprise Maris in her bedroom. Niles isn't quite prepared for what he finds.

5x14 The Ski Lodge

  • 1998-02-25T05:00:00+03:00 — 22 mins

The Crane household and Daphne's good friend Annie take a weekend trip to a ski lodge, leading to romantic misunderstandings.

5x15 Room Service

  • 1998-03-04T05:00:00+03:00 — 22 mins

Lilith comes to Seattle after her husband leaves her for a man, and throws herself at Frasier. Frasier uses all his willpower to resist, but Niles isn't as strong.

5x16 Beware of Greeks

  • 1998-03-18T05:00:00+03:00 — 21 mins

The Cranes are reunited with a branch of the family when Frasier's cousin, Nikos, is getting married. First, Frasier has to soothe old wounds with Martin's sister-in-law, incurred when Frasier urged Nikos to pursue a career in juggling rather than medicine.

5x17 The Perfect Guy

  • 1998-03-25T05:00:00+03:00 — 22 mins

The whole radio station is buzzing over the incredibly attractive and talented new radio host, Dr. Clint Webber. Frasier tries desperately to find Clint's "Achilles heel," while Martin is thrown out of the only store in Seattle selling Eddie's favorite dog food.

5x18 Bad Dog

  • 1998-04-08T05:00:00+04:00 — 22 mins

Bulldog is falsely hailed as a hero for foiling a coffee shop robbery. Only Frasier knows what really happened, and the adulation heaped on Bulldog eats him up inside.

5x19 Frasier Gotta Have It

  • 1998-04-22T05:00:00+04:00 — 22 mins

Frasier tries to deny that his attraction to a younger woman is purely physical.

5x20 First Date

  • 1998-04-29T05:00:00+04:00 — 22 mins

Niles finally decides to ask Daphne out to dinner, but when the moment comes, he can't quite get up the nerve.

5x21 Roz and the Schnoz

  • 1998-05-06T05:00:00+04:00 — 22 mins

Roz is horrified to learn that Rick's family has a history of large noses. Meanwhile, Frasier can't bring himself to tell Daphne the earrings he bought for her aren't genuine sapphires.

5x22 The Life of the Party

  • 1998-05-13T05:00:00+04:00 — 21 mins

Tired of struggling to find dates, Frasier and Niles host a singles party that culminates with Roz giving birth.

5x23 Party, Party

  • 1998-05-20T05:00:00+04:00 — 22 mins

It's another raucous night for Frasier, as he needs to be in three places at once; a surprise birthday party, a Safari Club initiation meeting, and a date with a potential soul mate.

5x24 Sweet Dreams

  • 1998-05-20T05:00:00+04:00 — 22 mins

Frasier refuses to comply when the new station manager mandates that on-air talent must read commercials during their programs. Frasier leads his forces to "The Black Tower" to protest, reckoning that the might of the on-air talent will force management to accede to their demands.