Frasier

Goodnight, Seattle (2)

Season 11, Ep 25, Aired 5/13/04
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  • Episode Description
  • The series finale of Fraiser finds Martin and Ronee on the verge of matrimony, and Niles and Daphne preparing for labor. Meanwhile, Frasier prepares for his career in a new city.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Kelsey Grammer

    Dr. Frasier Crane

  • Jane Leeves

    Daphne Moon Crane

  • David Hyde Pierce

    Dr. Niles Crane

  • Peri Gilpin

    Roz Doyle

  • John Mahoney

    Martin Crane

  • Fan Reviews (7)
  • Oh dear!

    By NotFamous1982, Aug 26, 2006

  • Though not as good as some finales that I have seen before, I will always hold this episode very close to my heart.

    By howesyboi, Apr 12, 2007

  • The best series finale ever

    By Manolito71, Apr 22, 2006

  • Goodbye Frasier.

    By dmarex, Apr 09, 2010

  • Awesome ending

    By aussieforgood, Mar 01, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (7)

    • Roz: You've always been just like a brother to me. Which is weird, I know, because we slept together and...

    • Ronee: Well, Marty, we'd better get going. I've got a crazy morning. Roz: Me, too. I've got a 7:30 meeting, and then I've got to fire someone. Daphne: Who? Roz: Whoever scheduled the 7:30 meeting.

    • Bebe: Frasier! It's done. When destiny calls, Bebe calls back and screws destiny to the wall.

    • Niles: I'll miss the coffees.

    • (Frasier's final farewell to his listeners on KACL after reading Ulysses.) Frasier: I've been thinking about that poem a lot lately. And I think what it says is that, while it's tempting to play it safe, the more we're willing to risk, the more alive we are. In the end, what we regret most are the chances we never took. And I hope that explains a little this journey on which I'm about to embark. I have loved every minute with my KACL family and all of you. For eleven years you have heard me say, 'I'm listening.' Well, you were listening too. And for that I am eternally grateful. Goodnight, Seattle.

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    Notes (17)

    • In the scene at Cafe Nervosa when Roz reveals that she is the new station manager, writer/producers Bob Daily, Lori Kirkland Baker, Jon Sherman and Heide Perlman can be seen as coffee-sipping patrons in the background.

    • In the scene at the vets, the cat owner is played by Jeff Greenberg who was the shows casting director. His cat was called Saladin named after writer Saladin K Patterson.

    • In the scene where Frasier gives his farewell speech on KACL, behind him through the glass can be seen creators David Lee and Peter Casey as well as writers Joe Keenan and Christopher Lloyd and editor Ron Volk

    • With a final total of ten appearances, this episode earns Harriet Sansom Harris the "bronze medal" for third place among recurring characters, placing her behind Luck Hari (11) and Edward Hibbert (12).

    • At the 2004 Emmy Awards, Kelsey Grammer won the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for his performance in the episode "The Doctor is Out". In addition David Hyde Pierce won the Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for his performances in the episodes "No Sex Please, We're Skittish" and "Goodnight, Seattle (2)". The show was also nominated for Outstanding Casting for a Comedy Series.

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    Trivia (3)

    • While gathered together on Frasier's balcony, Martin, Frasier, and Niles are talking. Frasier mentions "It's just an hour by plane" (between San Francisco and Seattle). Most commercial flights run in the two hour to two and a half hour range between those two cities.

    • In "Don't Go Breaking My Heart (3)" in the flash-forward to Niles' and Daphne's second child's birth, Niles is holding a girl. In this episode, Daphne gave birth to a boy.

    • When the moving man takes Martin's chair away, it squeezes through the front door on its way out; but when the delivery man brought the chair into Frasier's apartment in the pilot, it didn't squeeze through the door, it came in easily. It is a different chair, but they're supposed to be identical.

    Allusions (1)

    • Frasier: "... To strive, to seek, to find and not to yield."
      Frasier's farewell to Seattle are the last nine lines of Lord Alfred Tennyson's poem "Ulysses."

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