The answer is, of course, the latter -- but Frasier is totally unprepared for the assault on his peace of mind when Martin's outspoken, cockney physical therapist, Daphne (Jane Leeves), and the old man's phlegmatic dog, Eddie, move in as well.This landmark Frasier episode won Emmy awards for writers David Lee, David Angell, and Peter Casey, and for director James Burrows.In this first episode of the long-running sitcom Frasier, former Bostonite (and Cheers regular) Frasier Crane (Kelsey Grammer) arrives in Seattle to accept a job as a radio psychiatrist on station KACL.Advised by his brother, Niles (David Hyde Pierce), that their ex-policeman father Martin (John Mahoney) has been having trouble living alone since sustaining the gunshot wound that prompted Martin's retirement, Frasier is faced with a dilemma -- should he bundle Martin off to a nursing home or should he invite his dad to move in with him at his swanky new apartment?
More Frasier (Kelsey Grammer) hasn't had a moment's peace or solitude since his father Martin (John Mahoney) and Martin's brash physical therapist, Daphne (Jane Leeves), moved into his apartment.
Making matters worse, everyone from fellow KACL radio personality Bulldog (Dan Butler, in his first Frasier appearance) to Martin's dog, Eddie, has been making demands on Frasier's time.
More This episode of Frasier marks the first meeting between Niles (David Hyde Pierce) and Daphne (Jane Leeves) -- though it could hardly be called an historic moment.
As for the plot proper, Niles and his brother, Frasier (Kelsey Grammer), are still bending over backward trying to please their cranky father, Martin (John Mahoney), with an astonishing lack of success.
In their latest effort, the erudite brothers agree to accompany Martin to his favorite restaurant, The Rustic Timber Mill, a joint in which neither Frasier nor Niles would be caught dead under any other circumstances.
More The biggest feud since the Hatfields and the Mc Coys breaks out in Seattle when a local newspaper critic prints an unfavorable review of Frasier Crane's (Kelsey Grammer) radio show.