TV review by
Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media
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Popular with kids
Intelligent, mature farce is a classic.

Parents say

age 14+
Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 12+
Based on 22 reviews

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The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.

Positive Messages

The show depicts strong, positive family relationships between the Crane men, as well as strong friendships among the characters. There's plenty of pettiness, and themes include single parenthood, divorce, unrequited love, and other mature topics, but the undercurrent is all about being there for friends and family.

Positive Role Models & Representations

The main characters all have their flaws, but overall they care about each other and are there for the people who need them. Homosexual stereotypes are prevalent at times, and differences between social classes are often highlighted (Frasier and Niles can be very snobby).


Minor pushing and shoving on occasion. Actions don't cause physical harm -- they're played for laughs.


Frequent (if fairly mild) sexual innuendo and farce that might go over the head of young viewers. Some making out and hanging around in robes/relatively skimpy outfits, but no simulated sex acts. Many of the characters are looking for love.


Mild: "damn," etc.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

Frequent adult consumption of alcohol, including beer, wine, and hard liquor. Prescription drugs are sometimes consumed, but not abused. Adult use of tobacco products is sometimes noticeable, particularly among supporting characters.

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this long-running Cheers spin-off is geared toward an adult audience, so it naturally has a lot of adult humor, including frequent sexual innuendo. Due to some of the characters' fastidiousness and other debonair qualities, there are many references to homosexuality (some of which reinforce stereotypes). That said, the show features strong positive relationships between a father and his adult sons, between brothers, and among friends.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written bySkye_Ak January 24, 2019

Great Show

This show has some mild sex scenes( such as nuzzling necks, kissing, and snuggling) but depending on the maturity of your child they shouldn’t be affected by it... Continue reading
Adult Written byDecember. June 15, 2020

Brilliant Sitcom

'Frasier' follows the life of radio psychiatrist Dr. Frasier Crane, his father Martin Crane, Martin's live-in physiotherapist and health-care wor... Continue reading
Teen, 15 years old Written bytoopy April 10, 2021
Teen, 14 years old Written byWhatanexitright... December 27, 2020

Most episodes are 13+

Some episodes go as low as 8+, but this is a mature 80’s show

What's the story?

A spin-off of the popular sitcom Cheers, FRASIER follows snobbish, insecure, twice-divorced psychiatrist Dr. Frasier Crane (Kelsey Grammer) from Boston to Seattle, where he hosts a radio advice show. Both at work and at home, Frasier finds himself trying to maintain an appearance of intellectual superiority and sophistication while dealing with the lunacy that seems to be constantly surrounding him and his good-hearted but equally flawed family members and co-workers.

Is it any good?

While Frasier's farcical comedy often borders on the absurd, it's an intelligent, grown-up sitcom that -- believe it or not -- is heavily influenced by Shakespeare's comedies and other literary classics. What also makes this series engaging is that it's very much about family.

They may be a source of continual headaches and endless drama to each other, but the Cranes are also one another's support and strength through the worst of their catastrophes, which include botching restaurant openings, on-air mishaps at the radio station, and, during more heartfelt moments, romance woes and broken hearts. In short, this ensemble series reminds viewers that a little disorder in our lives can bring a lot of laughs and a lot of love.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about how families come in different shapes and sizes. Who makes up a family and why? What makes a family strong? Which characters are part of Frasier's "family" on the show?

  • Discuss issues of class and image. Why is it so important for some people to feel superior to others?

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