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how did kelsey play fraiser for over 20 yrs?

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    azn2o6

    [1]Feb 21, 2006
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    i dont get it if the show started in 1993 and ended in 2004 wouldnt that mean he only played fraiser for 11 yrs only?? if so why does it all keep saying o yeah hes played the same character fraiser for over 20 yrs?
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    april-rose01

    [2]Feb 22, 2006
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    The character wasn't so central but he played the same character, Frasier Crane, neurotic guy psychiatrist, in
    Cheers since some time in the '80's so it does add up to 20 years between the two shows. Frasier was originally a spin off (like Joey from Friends, but better!)
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    azn2o6

    [3]Feb 23, 2006
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    april-rose01 wrote:
    The character wasn't so central but he played the same character, Frasier Crane, neurotic guy psychiatrist, in
    Cheers since some time in the '80's so it does add up to 20 years between the two shows. Frasier was originally a spin off (like Joey from Friends, but better!)


    ooo i never really watched cheers so i didnt know.. but now i do thx
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    Chev_350

    [4]Feb 27, 2006
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    plus he was on Wings wasn't he?
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    Hungry_Homer111

    [5]Mar 2, 2006
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    Chev_350 wrote:
    plus he was on Wings wasn't he?


    Yeah, but that was only in one episode. That was the episode "Planes, Trains, And Visiting Cranes"
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    PikeBishop

    [6]Mar 17, 2006
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    Kelsey tied the all-time record for playing the same character on network televison. He shares that with James Arness, who played Marshal Matt Dillon on "Gunsmoke" for twenty years.
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    BuskieBoy

    [7]May 13, 2006
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    They even have an inside joke about the fact!
    In the episode, "Caught in the Act" (episode 11-15) his ex-wife NannyG, played by Laurie Metcalf, is lamenting about her being a children's entertainer for 20 years. She says to Frasier, "Do you know what it's like to play the same character for 20 years?!"
    Which is a fun jibe about him playing Frasier for 20 years.
    (9 on Cheers and 11 on Frasier)

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    alanwarsap

    [8]Aug 4, 2006
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    I watched that episode last night on Paramount comedy channel in the U.K. 
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    michaeljoey

    [9]Aug 4, 2006
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    so did i. it was very funny
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