Frasier is an American sitcom, broadcast on NBC for 11 seasons, premiering on September 16, 1993, concluding on May 13, 2004. The program was created and produced by David Angell, Peter Casey, David Lee in association with Grammnet and Paramount Network Television; the series was created as a spin-off of Cheers, continuing the story of psychiatrist Frasier Crane as he returned to his hometown of Seattle and started building a new life as a radio advice show host while reconnecting with his father and brother and making new friends. Frasier stars Kelsey Grammer, Jane Leeves, David Hyde Pierce, Peri Gilpin, John Mahoney; the show was critically acclaimed, with the show itself and the cast winning thirty-seven Primetime Emmy Awards, a record at the time for a scripted series. It won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series for five consecutive years; as of 2019, the possibility of a revival is being discussed and is in early development. Psychiatrist Dr. Frasier Crane returns to his home town of Seattle, following the end of his marriage and his life in Boston.
His plans for a new life as a bachelor are challenged when he is obliged to take in his father, Martin, a retired Seattle Police Department detective, who has mobility problems after being shot in the line of duty during a robbery. Frasier hires Daphne Moon as Martin's live-in physical therapist and caregiver, tolerates Martin's dog Eddie. Frasier spends time with his younger brother Niles, a fellow psychiatrist. Niles becomes attracted to, falls in love with, but does not confess his feelings to her until the final episode of the seventh season. Frasier hosts The Dr. Frasier Crane Show, a call-in psychiatry show on talk radio station KACL, his producer Roz Doyle is different from Frasier in many ways. She is working class, direct and, at least early in the series, has superficial relationships with many men; however and Frasier share a professional respect and a wry sense of humour, over time, they become best friends. Frasier and the others visit the local coffee shop, Café Nervosa; the Crane brothers, who have expensive tastes, intellectual interests, high opinions of themselves clash with their blue-collar, average Joe father.
The brothers' close relationship is tense, their sibling rivalry intermittently results in chaos. For a pair who make a living solving others' problems, they are comically inept at dealing with each other's myriad hangups. Other recurring themes include Niles's relationship with his never-seen wife Maris, Frasier's search for love, Martin's new life after retirement, the various attempts by the two brothers to gain acceptance into Seattle's cultural elite. Kelsey Grammer as Frasier Crane, a radio psychiatrist, he is a pedantic, finicky and sometimes pontifical man. Growing up with a cultured mother and "Average Joe" father, Frasier epitomises a synthesis of upper-class sophistication yet is still capable of working-class enjoyments. After returning to Seattle, he begins embracing his more cultured background but developed a more snobbish and haughty self due to rekindling his relationship with his brother Niles Crane. Despite his pretentious demeanour, Frasier has strong moral compass. David Hyde Pierce as Niles Crane, Frasier's younger brother, a psychiatrist in private practice.
Fastidious and far snobbier than Frasier, Niles' pedantic, neurotic qualities provide a foil for Frasier's own idiosyncracies. He is loyal and loving which more than makes it up in the eyes of his loved ones. Niles is close to his older brother, though their fiercely competitive natures provide much of the humour. Like Frasier, Niles prefers fine arts and intellectual pursuits to activities like sports, though he excels in squash and croquet. Niles is mysophobic, given to wiping his hands after human contact and wiping down chairs in public places before sitting on them. John Mahoney as Martin Crane and Niles's father, a down-to-earth and unpretentious Seattle police detective, forced to retire from the force due to a gunshot wound to his hip. Due to this injury inhibiting him from living alone, Martin is forced to accept Frasier's invitation to live with him upon Frasier's return to Seattle. Though his sons share little in common with him in terms of hobbies and personalities, their relationship deepens over the seasons.
Martin's relationship with Eddie. Jane Leeves as Daphne Moon, a Mancunian physiotherapist and live-in housekeeper hired by Frasier to help Martin with his physiotherapy. Daphne's eccentric, working class background and self-professed psychic abilities lead to Daphne's comical non-sequiturs about her unusual family, to the Cranes' incredulity. Despite her background, Niles falls for her instantly. Niles' obsession with Daphne and Daphne's obliviousness of this obsession is developed throughout the earlier seasons of the series. Peri Gilpin as Roz Doyle, the producer of Frasier's radio show. Originating from Bloomer, Roz is an attractive single woman with a euphonious voice much-remarked amongst Frasier's listeners, she has no shame about her promiscuity, the subject of many jokes and snide remarks from Frasier's brother Niles. Dan Butler as Bob "Bulldog" Briscoe (seasons 4–6.
SpongeBob SquarePants is an American animated television series created by marine science educator and animator Stephen Hillenburg for Nickelodeon. The series chronicles the adventures and endeavors of the title character and his various friends in the fictional underwater city of Bikini Bottom; the series' popularity has made it a media franchise, as well as the highest rated series to air on Nickelodeon, the most distributed property of MTV Networks. As of late 2017, the media franchise has generated $13 billion in merchandising revenue for Nickelodeon. Many of the ideas for the series originated in an unpublished educational comic book titled The Intertidal Zone, which Hillenburg created in 1989, he began developing SpongeBob SquarePants into a television series in 1996 upon the cancellation of Rocko's Modern Life, turned to Tom Kenny, who had worked with him on that series, to voice the title character. SpongeBob was going to be named SpongeBoy, the series was to be called SpongeBoy Ahoy!, but both of these were changed, as the name was trademarked.
Nickelodeon held a preview for the series in the United States on May 1, 1999, following the television airing of the 1999 Kids' Choice Awards. The series premiered on July 17, 1999, it has received worldwide critical acclaim since its premiere and gained enormous popularity by its second season. A feature film, The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie, was released in theaters on November 19, 2004, a sequel was released on February 6, 2015. In 2018, the series began airing its twelfth season; the series has won a variety of awards, including six Annie Awards, eight Golden Reel Awards, four Emmy Awards, 16 Kids' Choice Awards, two BAFTA Children's Awards. Despite its widespread popularity, the series has been involved in several public controversies, including one centered on speculation over SpongeBob's intended sexual orientation. In 2011, a newly described species of fungus, Spongiforma squarepantsii, was named after the cartoon's title character. A Broadway musical based on the series opened in 2017 to critical acclaim.
On February 14, 2019, it was announced. The series takes place in the benthic underwater city of Bikini Bottom, located in the Pacific Ocean beneath the real-life coral reef known as Bikini Atoll. In 2015, Tom Kenny confirmed that the fictitious city was named after Bikini Atoll, but denied an Internet fan theory that connected the series' characters to actual nuclear testing that occurred in the atoll; the citizens are multicolored fish who live in buildings made from ship funnels and use "boatmobiles," amalgamations of cars and boats, as a mode of transportation. Recurring locations within Bikini Bottom include the neighboring houses of SpongeBob and Squidward; when the SpongeBob crew began production on the series' pilot episode, they were tasked with designing the stock locations where "the show would return to again and again, in which most of the action would take place, such as the Krusty Krab and SpongeBob's pineapple house". The idea for the series was "to keep everything nautical", so the crew used a great amount of rope, wooden planks, ships' wheels, anchors and rivets in creating the show's setting.
Transitions between scenes are marked by bubbles filling up the screen, accompanied by the sound of water rushing. The series features "sky flowers" as a main setting material, they first have since become a common feature throughout the series. When series background designer Kenny Pittenger was asked what they were, he answered, "They function as clouds in a way, but since the show takes place underwater, they aren't clouds; because of the tiki influence on the show, the background painters use a lot of pattern." Pittenger said that the sky flowers were meant to "evoke the look of a flower-print Hawaiian shirt". The series revolves around an ensemble cast of his aquatic friends. SpongeBob SquarePants is an energetic and optimistic sea sponge who physically resembles a rectangular kitchen sponge, he lives in a submerged pineapple with his pet snail Gary. SpongeBob has a childlike enthusiasm for life, which carries over to his job as a fry cook at a fast food restaurant called the Krusty Krab, his greatest goal in life is to receive a license to drive a boatmobile.
His favorite pastimes include "jellyfishing," which involves catching jellyfish with a net in a manner similar to butterfly catching, blowing soap bubbles into elaborate shapes. Living two houses down from SpongeBob is his best friend Patrick Star, a dim-witted yet friendly pink starfish who resides under a rock. Despite his mental setbacks, Patrick still sees himself as intelligent. Squidward Tentacles, SpongeBob's next-door neighbor and co-worker at the Krusty Krab, is an arrogant and ill-tempered octopus who lives in an Easter Island moai, he enjoys playing the clarinet and painting self-portraits, but hates his job as a cashier and dislikes living between SpongeBob and Patrick, due to their childish nature. The owner of the Krusty Krab is a miserly red crab named Mr. Krabs who talks like a sailor and runs his restaurant as if it were a pirate ship. Mr. Krabs is a single parent with one teenage daughter, a sperm whale named Pearl, to whom he wants to pass down his riches. Pearl does not want to continue the family business and would rather spend her time
A television studio called a television production studio, is an installation room in which video productions take place, either for the recording of live television to video tape, or for the acquisition of raw footage for post-production. The design of a studio is similar to, derived from, movie studios, with a few amendments for the special requirements of television production. A professional television studio has several rooms, which are kept separate for noise and practicality reasons; these rooms are connected via intercom, personnel will be divided among these workplaces. The studio floor is the actual stage on which the actions that will be recorded and viewed take place. A typical studio floor has the following characteristics and installations: decoration and/or sets professional video camera mounted on pedestals microphones and foldback speakers stage lighting rigs and the associated controlling equipment. Several video monitors for visual feedback from the production control room a small public address system for communication a glass window between PCR and studio floor for direct visual contact is desired, but not always possibleWhile a production is in progress, people composing a television crew work on the studio floor.
The on-screen presenters themselves, any guests - the subjects of the television show. A floor manager, who has overall charge of the studio area stage management, who relays timing and other information from the television director. One or more camera operators who operate the cameras, though in some instances these can be operated from the PCR using remotely controlled robotic pan tilt zoom camera heads. Possibly a teleprompter operator if this is a live television news broadcast The production control room is the place in a television studio in which the composition of the outgoing program takes place; the production control room is also called a studio control room or a "gallery" – the latter name comes from the original placement of the director on an ornately carved bridge spanning the BBC's first studio at Alexandra Palace, once referred to as like a minstrels' gallery. Master control is the technical hub of a broadcast operation common among most over-the-air television stations and television networks.
Master control is distinct from a PCR in television studios where the activities such as switching from camera to camera are coordinated. A transmission control room is smaller in size and is a scaled-down version of centralcasting; the master control room houses equipment, too noisy or runs too hot for the production control room. It makes sure that coax cable and other wire lengths and installation requirements keep within manageable lengths, since most high-quality wiring runs only between devices in this room; this can include the actual circuitry and connections between The master control room in a US television station is the place where the on-air signal is controlled. It may include controls to playout television programs and television commercials, switch local or television network feeds, record satellite feeds and monitor the transmitter, or these items may be in an adjacent equipment rack room; the term "studio" refers to a place where a particular local program is originated. If the program is broadcast live, the signal goes from the PCR to MCR and out to the transmitter.
A television studio has other rooms with no technical requirements beyond broadcast reference monitors and studio monitors for audio. Among them are: one or more make-up and changing rooms a reception area for crew and visitors called the green room. Broadcast engineering Engineering technician Technical operator RF engineering A2 Electronic field production Electronic news-gathering Remote broadcast Outside broadcasting Television crew Television studies List of motion picture-related topics Film crew Production team Media related to Television studios at Wikimedia Commons
Dr. Niles Crane is a fictional character on the American sitcom Frasier, a spin-off of the television show Cheers, he was portrayed by David Hyde Pierce. Niles is the younger brother of Dr. Frasier Crane, the son of Det. Martin Crane and Dr. Hester Crane, husband of Daphne Moon, ex-husband of Maris Crane and Dr. Melinda Karnofsky, former brother-in-law to Nanette Guzman and Dr. Lilith Sternin, uncle to Frederick Crane. Pierce was hired because Frasier producers saw his headshot and commented on how much he looked like a young Kelsey Grammer. Unlike Frasier, part of whose background comes from Cheers, Niles' background is established over the course of Frasier. Pierce described Niles as "what Frasier would be if he had never gone to Boston and never been exposed to the people at Cheers." Niles was born in Seattle, Washington, in 1957, to Hester Crane, a psychiatrist, Martin Crane, a police officer. Like his older brother Frasier, Niles was named for one of his mother's lab rats. Like Frasier, Niles was an unusually sensitive child and a frequent target for bullies.
As a result, he was quite close to his older brother, at the same time fiercely competitive with him. Like Frasier, Niles prefers fine arts and intellectual pursuits to physical activities like sports, he is an established philanthropist. After attending the private Bryce Academy with Frasier, Niles' success in school led to matriculation at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut as an undergraduate, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, studied for a year at the University of Cambridge in Cambridge, England as a graduate student. Niles describes his profession as "the saving grace of my life", is respected professionally, he has a Jungian practice, specializes in marriage and family therapy. Niles is an authority on clinical psychosis, has had his research published in several psychiatric journals, serves on the board of the American Psychiatric Association, four of his patients have been elected to political office. Niles compares his own career to that of his brother, early in Frasier's career as a talk show host makes frequent jokes about the "fast-food approach to psychiatry" that Frasier practices through his radio show.
Niles sometimes admits, that he envies how his "big shot radio host" brother is well-known, Frasier's face appears on "the side of buses", he helps many "people who need it", while no one appreciates his own work. Niles, like Frasier, is haughty and fussy, has gourmet tastes, was described by an interviewer at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer as obsessive-compulsive, he wears double breasted suits and Trafalgar limited-edition suspenders. Although Frasier plays the piano, when they make music together Niles plays while Frasier sings, he is an admirer of the fine arts including opera and classical music, drinks fine wine and enjoys French food which he himself cooks, obsesses about knowing the right people and climbing the social ladder. At Cafe Nervosa, the coffee house he frequents with Frasier and other friends and family members, Niles' usual is a latte with a "whisper" of cinnamon, chocolate shavings or nutmeg. According to Daphne, he "would eat a worm if she gave it a French name," while Frasier at one point says, "I'm a teamster compared to you!"Also like his brother, Niles is intelligent.
His IQ is 156, well over the Mensa threshold, much higher than Frasier's. Unlike Frasier, Niles has a long list of phobias and medical conditions, many of which are psychosomatic. Most prominently, he is quite mysophobic, given to wiping his hands after human contact and wiping down chairs in public places before sitting on them, his nose begins to bleed whenever he tells a lie or acts against his code of ethics, he faints at the sight of his own blood. When stressed, Niles is prone to panic attacks and fits of hyperventilation. On more than one occasion, he's fainted. In one episode, he discloses. While divorcing his wife Maris Crane, he suffers from stress-induced narcolepsy. Physically weak and uncoordinated, Niles is hopeless at sports and video games able to catch objects after simple throws. However, in some episodes he is shown to be fair at basketball. On one occasion, while attending a basketball game, he is invited onto the floor to attempt a shot from half-court; the brothers are seen coming or going to squash matches, though Martin once commented in disbelief, "You have to wonder what goes on at that squash court!"
Accompanying Martin on the shooting range one day, Niles discovers. He is a fair fencer, has had some lessons in kickboxing. On other occasions he has expressed interest in lifting weights and taking karate lessons, but these ventures are laughed at by his father and brother and amount to nothing, he is a master speller, having come close to winning the national spelling competition as a youth and spell-checking the graffiti in a bathroom stall at a local
A reference work is a book or periodical to which one can refer for information. The information is intended to be found when needed. Reference works are referred to for particular pieces of information, rather than read beginning to end; the writing style used in these works is informative. Many reference works are compiled by a team of contributors whose work is coordinated by one or more editors rather than by an individual author. Indices are provided in many types of reference work. Updated editions are published as needed, in some cases annually. Reference works include dictionaries, encyclopedias, almanacs and catalogs. Many reference works are available in electronic form and can be obtained as application software, CD-ROMs, DVDs, or online through the Internet. A reference work is useful to its users. In comparison, a reference book or reference-only book in a library is one that may only be used in the library and may not be borrowed from the library. Many such books are reference works, which are used or photocopied from, therefore, do not need to be borrowed.
Keeping reference books in the library assures that they will always be available for use on demand. Some reference-only books are too valuable to permit borrowers to take them out. Reference-only items may be shelved in a reference collection located separately from circulating items; some libraries consist or to a large extent, of books which may not be borrowed. An electronic resource is a piece of information, stored electronically, found on a computer, including information, available on the internet. Libraries offer numerous types of electronic resources, such as subject research guides, electronic books and texts, electronic journals, library catalogs, reference sources, statistical sources, sound recordings, image databases. Plagiarism GeneralAmerican Reference Books Annual: ARBA. Littleton, Col.: Libraries Unlimited, 1970- Bergenholtz, H. Nielsen, S. Tarp, S.: Lexicography at a Crossroads: Dictionaries and Encyclopedias Today, Lexicographical Tools Tomorrow. Peter Lang 2009. ISBN 978-3-03911-799-4 Higgens, G. ed.
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Stephen McDannell Hillenburg was an American animator, voice actor, marine biologist. He was best known as the creator of the Nickelodeon animated television series SpongeBob SquarePants, which he directed and wrote, it has gone on to become the fifth longest-running American animated series. Born in Lawton and raised in Anaheim, Hillenburg became fascinated with the ocean as a child and developed an interest in art, he started his professional career in 1984, instructing marine biology, at the Orange County Marine Institute, where he wrote The Intertidal Zone, an informative comic book about tide-pool animals, which he used to educate his students. In 1989, two years after leaving teaching, Hillenburg enrolled at the California Institute of the Arts to pursue a career in animation, he was offered a job on the Nickelodeon animated television series Rocko's Modern Life after his success with The Green Beret and Wormholes, short films that he made while studying animation. In 1994, Hillenburg began developing The Intertidal Zone characters and concepts for what became SpongeBob SquarePants.
The show has aired continuously since its premiere in 1999. He directed The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie, which he intended to be the series finale. However, Nickelodeon wanted to produce more episodes, so Hillenburg resigned as the showrunner, he went back to making short films, with Hollywood Blvd. USA. In 2015, The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water was released. Besides his two Emmy Awards and six Annie Awards for SpongeBob SquarePants, Hillenburg received other recognition, such as an accolade from Heal the Bay for his efforts on elevating marine life awareness, the Television Animation Award from the National Cartoonists Society. Hillenburg was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis in 2017, but stated he would continue to work on SpongeBob SquarePants as long as possible, he died due to complications of the disease on November 26, 2018, at the age of 57. Stephen McDannell Hillenburg was born on August 21, 1961 at Fort Sill, a United States Army post in Lawton, where his father, Kelly N. Hillenburg Jr. worked for the U.
S. military. His mother, taught visually impaired students; when he was a year old, the family moved to Orange County, where his father began a career as a draftsman and designer in the aerospace industry. His younger brother, Bryan became a draftsman/designer as well. Hillenburg had no recollection of life only of growing up in Anaheim, California; when an interviewer asked him to describe himself as a child, he replied that he was "probably well-meaning and naive like all kids." His passion for sea life can be traced to his childhood, when films by French oceanographer Jacques Cousteau made a strong impression on him. Hillenburg said which he had not known existed, he liked to explore tide pools as a child, bringing home objects that "should have been left there and that ended up dying and smelling bad."Hillenburg developed his interest in art at a young age. His first drawing was of an orange slice. An illustration which he drew in third grade, depicting "a bunch of army men... kissing and hugging instead of fighting", brought him the first praise for his artwork, when his teacher commended it.
"Of course, this is 1970... She liked it because, I mean, in the middle of, she was, I would imagine, not a hundred percent for the war like a lot of people then.... I had no idea about the implications because I just thought it was a funny idea. I remember that still, that moment when she said,'oh my gosh, look at that'", Hillenburg elaborated, it was when he knew he "had some skill". He asserted that his artistry came from his mother's side, despite his father being a draftsman, noting that his maternal grandmother was "really gifted" and a "great painter". In the 1970s, someone took Hillenburg to the International Tournée of Animation at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, he was "knocked out" by the foreign animated films, including Dutch animator Paul Driessen's The Killing of an Egg. "That was the film that I thought was uniquely strange and that lodged itself in my head early on," he recounted. He attended Savanna High School in Anaheim, describing himself as a "band geek" who played the trumpet.
At age 15, he snorkeled for the first time. This experience, as well as subsequent dives, reinforced his interest in, led to his decision to study, marine biology in college: "The switch clicked and I decided I wanted to be a marine biologist, but I liked being an artist." Some of his high-school teachers, who knew of his interest in art and fascination with the ocean, advised him otherwise, saying: "You should just draw fish." However, the idea of drawing fish seemed boring to him and he was more riveted by "making weird, little paintings". During a few summers after finishing high school, he worked as a fry cook and lobster boiler at a fast-food seafood restaurant in Maine. Hillenburg went to Humboldt State University in California as a marine-science major, he minored in art, claimed that " blossomed as a painter in Humboldt." In 1984, he earned his bachelor's degree in na
Dr. Frasier Winslow Crane is a fictional character on the American television sitcoms Cheers and Frasier, portrayed by Kelsey Grammer; the character debuts in the Cheers third-season premiere, "Rebound", as Diane Chambers's love interest, part of the Sam and Diane story arc. Intended to appear for only a few episodes, Grammer's performance for the role was praised by producers, prompting them to expand his role and to increase his prominence. In Cheers, Frasier marries Lilith Sternin and has a son, Frederick. After Cheers ended, the character moved to a spin-off series Frasier, the span of his overall television appearances totaling twenty years. In the spin-off, Frasier moves back to his birthplace Seattle after his divorce from Lilith, who retained custody of Frederick in Boston, is reunited with a newly-created family: his estranged father Martin and brother Niles. Grammer received award recognitions for portraying this character in these two shows, in addition to a 1992 one-time appearance in Wings.
For his portrayal in Cheers, Grammer was nominated twice as the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series but did not win that category. For portraying the character in Frasier, Kelsey Grammer won four Emmy Awards out of eleven nominations as the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series and two Golden Globe Awards out of eight nominations for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series. Frasier Crane, an alumnus of Harvard University, Harvard Medical School, Oxford University, debuts in the two-part episode "Rebound", the premiere of Cheers season three, as a psychiatrist to help bartender Sam Malone recover from a brief return to alcoholism and cope with his breakup from Diane Chambers. Diane's fiancé throughout the third season, he and Diane are supposed to wed in Italy in "Rescue Me", the finale of season three. However, in "Birth, Death and Rice", the premiere of season four, Frasier enters the bar and tells Sam that he was jilted by Diane at the altar in Europe. A despondent Frasier, who gave up his practice to go to Europe, loses his job lecturing at a university in Europe.
In season four, he begins to attend Cheers for drinks and finds himself depending more and more on alcohol. In "The Triangle", Sam feigns symptoms of depression, planned by Diane, to help Frasier recover from alcoholism and regain his own self-confidence; this leads Frasier to conclude. However, upon arrival Frasier sees Sam and Diane arguing in the bar office, Sam admits the whole plan. Furious, Frasier declares himself to be sober, refuses to be a part of their relationship, vows to practice psychiatry again; the character becomes a permanent fixture among the other bar patrons by the end of season three, adds to his comedic repertoire an occasional penchant for commenting on the personality flaws of the other Cheers regulars, while still managing to remain a likable addition to the gang. As his role is expanded, Frasier becomes romantically involved with a stereotypical "intelligent, ice queen" Lilith Sternin, their first date in "Second Time Around" does not go well. In "Abnormal Psychology", Frasier and Lilith feel mutual attraction after Diane gives Lilith a makeover.
At first reluctant to start anew, they decide to go on another date. They live together for a year before being married one month before "Our Hourly Bread" as revealed in the episode, give birth to their son Frederick in "The Stork Brings a Crane".. In "One Hugs, the Other Doesn't", Frasier is revealed to have been married to Nanette Guzman, now known as the popular children's entertainer Nanny G; when Nanette sings a song implying her possible feelings for Frasier, Lilith attacks her during Frederick's second birthday party. In "Teaching with the Enemy", Lilith admits her affair with another man Dr. Louis Pascal, dooming their marriage. In "Is There a Doctor in the Howe?", a distraught Frasier is going to sleep with Rebecca Howe in his bed until Lilith unexpectedly returns and then—in the following episode "The Bar Manager, The Shrink, His Wife and Her Lover" —storms out the room and heads to Cheers. There, Lilith reveals that the eco-pod experiment with Pascal was a disaster—Pascal turned out to be claustrophobic among other mental problems—and she abandoned the project to return to Boston.
Frasier and Pascal converge on Cheers in pursuit of Lilith. Pascal, armed with a pistol, demands Lilith return to him, threatening to shoot Frasier and the others. Lilith demands that he shoot her first, which causes him to surrender to police. Although Frasier refuses to take Lilith back after all this, her pathetic sobbing wins him over, suggesting a reconciliation can occur. In 1993, after Cheers ended and Lilith divorce offscreen, Lilith is awarded custody of their son Frederick, with Frasier granted visiting rights. In the pilot "The Good Son", Frasier explains that he left Boston because he felt that his life and career had grown stagnant. Therefore, he returned to his original hometown of Seattle, where his father Martin and brother Niles live, to begin a fresh start. Frasier work