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Season 4 of American comedy series Frasier aired on NBC television network.


The fourth season primarily focuses on the romantic relationships of the main characters.

In the season premiere, Daphne gets a blast from the past when her ex-fiancée comes to town for a visit. Planning to let him down gently, Daphne pretends to be married to Niles but things get complicated when Roz (who is supposed to be Frasier’s “wife,” “Maris”) soon gets the hots for Clive and Daphne reconsidering her own feelings upon finding out that he is now successful. Ultimately, the charade falls apart when Clive calls them all “unfortunate human beings.”

Now separated from Maris, Niles finds himself as a bachelor much like his brother. Niles first has a short-lived romance with a woman named Adelle, at the same time Daphne has one with a Niles doppelganger. Niles and Frasier also take a shot in the dark and meet two interior decorators and decide to take them to a cabin in the country for the weekend, only for a series of errors to occur and ruin the weekend.

In other events, Martin becomes involved with Sherry Dempsey, whom both the boys and Daphne come to dislike, Niles moves into a luxurious new apartment, Roz takes a shot at becoming a host on KACL, the family travel to Boston to celebrate Thanksgiving with Lilith, Frasier and Niles discover that they were named after lab rats and Niles, while filling in for Frasier doing his radio show, becomes somewhat of folk hero when he (or rather, his hair) helps a Sonics player break a slump.


Kelsey Grammer as Frasier Crane
Jane Leeves as Daphne Moon
David Hyde Pierce as Niles Crane
Peri Gilpin as Roz Doyle
Dan Butler as Bulldog (11 episodes)
and John Mahoney as Martin Crane

Special Guest Stars

Marsha Mason as Sherry Dempsey (5 episodes)
Robert Prosky as T.H. Houghton ("A Crane's Critique")
Bebe Neuwirth as Lilith Sternin ("A Lilith Thanksgiving")
Patricia Wettig as Stephanie ("To Kill A Talking Bird")
James Earl Jones as Norman Royster ("Roz's Krantz & Gouldenstein Are Dead")
Linda Hamilton as Laura ("Odd Man Out")
Bobby Sherman ("The Unnatural")

Guest starring

Edward Hibbert as Gil Chesterton (3 episodes)
Trevor Einhorn as Frederick Crane (2 episodes)
Donna Bullock as Adair Peck (2 episodes)
Maria del Mar as Leslie Wellman (2 episodes)
Pauley Perrette as Waitress (2 episodes)
Scott Atkinson as Clive ("The Two Mrs. Cranes")
Jen Campbell as Sharon ("Love Bites Dog")
Michael Whaley as Pete ("Love Bites Dog")
Kay E. Kuter as Homeless Man ("Love Bites Dog")
Lorenzo Newton as Reggie Macklemore ("Head Game")
Kevin Farrell as Rodney ("Mixed Doubles")
Allison Mackie as Adelle ("Mixed Doubles")
Paxton Whitehead as Dr. Campbell ("A Lilith Thanksgiving")
Lisa Banes as Pamela ("A Lilith Thanksgiving")
Jane Lynch as Cynthia ("A Lilith Thanksgiving")
Nicholas Walker as Francois ("Our Father Whose Art Ain't Heaven")
Jane Kaczmarek as Maureen ("Dad Loves Sherry, The Boys Just Whine")
Carlene Watkins as Susan Rajeski ("Liar! Liar!")
Saul Stein as John Rajeski ("Liar! Liar!")
Željko Ivanek as Dr. Arnold Shaw ("Death And The Dog")
Lisa Darr as Laura Paris ("Four For The Seesaw")
Megan Mullally as Beth Armstrong ("Four For The Seesaw")
Rosemary Murphy as Carol Larkin ("To Kill A Talking Bird")
Lois Smith as Moira ("Roz's Krantz & Gouldenstein Are Dead")
Harriet Sansom Harris as Bebe Glazer ("Roz's Turn")
Kathryn Joosten as Vera Glazer ("Roz's Turn")
Doug Carfrae as Professor Pete ("Roz's Turn")
Patrick Kerr as Noel Shempsky ("Ham Radio")
Richard Easton as Mel White ("Ham Radio")
Rebeccah Bush as Kimberly Egan ("Three Dates And A Breakup: Part 1")
Jeffrey Corbett as John Coughlin ("Three Dates And A Breakup: Part 1")
Alan Wilder as Leo Pasquale ("Are You Being Served?")
Cindy Katz as Elise Edmunds ("Ask Me No Questions")
Irene Olga Lopez as Marta ("Ask Me No Questions")


Luck Hari as Waitress (3 episodes)
Byrne Piven as Dr. Sigmund Freud ("The Impossible Dream")
Lisa Melilli as Dream Girl ("The Impossible Dream")
Pauley Perrette as Rebecca ("The Impossible Dream")
Bette Rae as Elizabeth ("The Impossible Dream")
Steven Rotblatt as Bar Patron ("A Crane's Critique")
Ken Magee as Guard ("Head Game")
Stu Lantz as Sportscaster ("Head Game")
Loren Lazerine as Fan ("Head Game")
Lisa Dergan as Cheerleader ("Head Game")
Christopher M. Brown as Lenny ("Head Game")
Geoff Callan as Hank ("Head Game")
Jim Graci as Game Announcer ("Head Game")
Richard Gilbert Hill as Elliot ("A Lilith Thanksgiving")
John Prosky as Preston ("A Lilith Thanksgiving")
Rosey Brown as Prisoner ("Liar! Liar!")
Tom Lagleder as Dr. Stephen Kagen ("Death And The Dog")
Andrew Heckler as Dr. Claman ("Four For The Seesaw")
Nancy Linari as Elaine Hensley ("To Kill A Talking Bird")
Jack Sydow as Alfred Larkin ("To Kill A Talking Bird")
Wayne Alexander as Peter Soutendeck ("To Kill A Talking Bird")
Brandi Burkett as Wella ("To Kill A Talking Bird")
Lisa Akey as Christine ("To Kill A Talking Bird")
Hope Allen as Maxine ("Ham Radio")
Jack Betts as Ian ("Ham Radio")
Roger Keller as Coughing Man ("Daphne Hates Sherry")
Michael McFall as Messenger ("Are You Being Served?")
Luck Hari as Waitress ("Are You Being Served?")
Gerry Gibson as Tom ("Are You Being Served?")
Lisa Coles as Woman At Airport ("Odd Man Out")
Miles Marsico as Johnny ("Odd Man Out")
Joshua Greene as Ethan ("Odd Man Out")
Carl Reggiardo as Maitre D' ("Odd Man Out")
Tom Astor as Waiter ("Odd Man Out")
Kris Edlund as Amanda ("Odd Man Out")
Dulcy Rogers as Woman With Chair ("Odd Man Out")
Layne Beamer as Husband ("Odd Man Out")


Marv Albert as Jerry ("Love Bites Dog")
Julius "Dr. J" Erving as Mike ("Love Bites Dog")
Bob Costas as Jake ("Love Bites Dog")
Kieran Culkin as Jimmy ("The Impossible Dream")
Christopher Durang as Rudy ("The Impossible Dream")
Wendy Wasserstein as Linda ("Head Game")
John Cusack as Greg ("Our Father Whose Art Ain't Heaven")
Patty Duke as Alice ("Death And The Dog")
Eric Roberts as Chet ("Roz's Krantz & Gouldenstein Are Dead")
David Benoit as Doug ("Three Dates And A Breakup: Part 1")


  • Dan Butler is added to the main cast, although Butler does not appear in every episode


73 1 The Two Mrs. Cranes 17 September 1996
74 2 Love Bites Dog 24 September 1996
75 3 The Impossible Dream 15 October 1996
76 4 A Crane's Critique 22 October 1996
77 5 Head Game 12 November 1996
78 6 Mixed Doubles 19 November 1996
79 7 A Lilith Thanksgiving 26 November 1996
80 8 Our Father Whose Art Ain't Heaven 10 December 1996
81 9 Dad Loves Sherry, the Boys Just Whine 7 January 1997
82 10 Liar! Liar! 14 January 1997
83 11 Three Days Of The Condo 21 January 1997
84 12 Death And The Dog 11 February 1997
85 13 Four For The Seesaw 18 February 1997
86 14 To Kill A Talking Bird 25 February 1997
87 15 Roz's Krantz & Gouldenstein Are Dead 11 March 1997
88 16 The Unnatural 1 April 1997
89 17 Roz's Turn 15 April 1997
90 18 Ham Radio 22 April 1997
91 19 Three Dates And A Breakup: Part 1 29 April 1997
92 20 Three Dates And A Breakup: Part 2 29 April 1997
93 21 Daphne Hates Sherry 6 May 1997
94 22 Are You Being Served? 13 May 1997
95 23 Ask Me No Questions 20 May 1997
96 24 Odd Man Out 20 May 1997