I have to be perfectly honest, I don't even know why I started watching Frasier, the television series. After all, I wasn't a big fan of Cheers and rarely caught the original air date of those episodes. This is partially due to the fact that when Cheers premiered, I was a mere boy (quite literally, as I was only 5 years old). And when it ended in 1993 I had probably only watched a handful of episodes.
I may not know why I started watching Frasier but I certainly can tell you why I continued to watch it. Each episode seemed smartly written and had a bit of wit I hadn't experienced before. Sure, in the early episodes the characters weren't quite evolved and the chemistry wasn't always perfect, but the writing carried the torch. As the seasons continued and the characters evolved, Frasier really hit its stride.
Way back around 1999, I was building my career in the technology industry and was in a department where a few of my co-workers were fans of the show. Quotes, dialogue, and actions from Frasier became commonplace and provided some humorous stress relief. So much so, in fact, that we found the need to look up specific dialogue on the internet either to get the exact phrase or to verify the spelling of a particular unfamiliar word (e.g., Lalique, glockenspiel, Orpheus and Eurydice, etc.). Enter "The Frasier Files", originally a Geocities site, which contained episodes of Frasier transcribed by Simon Aw, Matthew Barr, Kathy Churay, Michelle Cushley, Andrea Day, Erin Evans, Abby Fletcher, Kelly Dean Hansen, Nick Hartley, David Langley, Michael Lee, John Masson, Iain McCallum, Allie Murray, Shawne Wang, Paul Warner, and Brandon Westerheim. Our hunger for Frasier quotes had been satiated for the moment.
A search for a particular quote in early 2010 within the "Dinner Party" episode came up empty, much to my surprise. It was only then that I came to the realization that Geocities was permanently shutdown. In an effort to save the transcripts and create a historical archive of Frasier content, this site was created. While I don't watch Frasier episodes as much as I used to (perhaps even rarely as life has been moving forward quite fast), I still feel the need to preserve the existing content. And when a fleeting moment arises, new content will be added as well (top ten, trivia, etc.). I hope you enjoy the site.