- Enjoy £1.00 credit to spend on movies or TV on Amazon Video when you purchase a DVD or Blu-ray offered by Amazon.co.uk. A maximum of 1 credit per customer applies. UK customers only. Offer ends at 23:59 GMT on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 Here's how (terms and conditions apply)
- Find all the best television shows from the other side of the pond in our US TV store and catch the latest shows in our 2014's Hottest TV page.
Frasier - Season 3 [DVD]
Get £1 Off Amazon Video*
|Price:||£15.00 & FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over £20. Details|
- Choose from over 13,000 locations across the UK
- Prime members get unlimited deliveries at no additional cost
- Find your preferred location and add it to your address book
- Dispatch to this address when you check out
Special Offers and Product Promotions
Frequently Bought Together
All 24 episodes from the third series of the sitcom about a middle-aged Seattle psychiatrist beset by problems largely of his own making. In 'She's the Boss', Frasier (Kelsey Grammer) falls out with Kate (Mercedes Ruehl), the new station manager. 'Shrink Rap' has Frasier and Niles (David Hyde Pierce) deciding to work together - with disastrous results. 'Martin Does It His Way' sees Frasier discover a half-finished song written by his dad (John Mahoney). 'Leapin' Lizards' finds Frasier turning the tables on Bulldog (Dan Butler) and playing a practical joke all of his own. 'Kisses Sweeter Than Wine' has Daphne (Jane Leeves) get very excited about the man from the floor polishing service. 'Sleeping With the Enemy' sees Frasier attempt to represent the staff in a pay dispute. 'The Adventures of Bad Boy and Dirty Girl' finds Frasier and Kate taking their relationship onto the airwaves. In 'The Last Time I Saw Maris', Niles is thrown out of the house by his wife. 'Frasier Grinch' has Frasier embark on some last-minute Christmas shopping. 'It's Hard to Say Goodbye If You Won't Leave' sees Frasier and Kate spend the night in an airport lounge when she announces that she's leaving for Chicago. 'The Friend' finds Frasier looking for a new friend. 'Come Lie With Me' has everyone concerned that Daphne might leave the Crane household. 'Moon Dance' sees Daphne and Niles dance the tango together - but does it mean as much to her as it does to him? 'The Show Where Diane Comes Back' finds Frasier agreeing to finance the Seattle production of his ex-fiancee's (Shelley Long) play about a bunch of losers in a bar. 'A Word to the Wiseguy' has the Crane brothers get involved with a shady character. 'Look Before You Leap' sees Frasier getting ready to sing an operatic aria in public. 'High Crane Drifter' finds Frasier involved in a cafe dispute. 'Chess Pains' has Frasier suffer a chess beating at the hands of his father. 'Crane vs Crane' sees the Crane brothers back opposing sides in a court case. 'Police Story' finds Frasier falling for a policewoman. In 'Where There's Smoke There's Fired', Frasier must help his agent Bebe (Harriet Sansom Harris) give up smoking. 'Frasier Loves Roz' has Roz (Peri Gilpin) mistakenly believe that Frasier is declaring romantic intentions towards her. 'The Focus Group' sees Frasier get uptight when a focus group member declares his show less than perfect. And finally, in 'You Can Never Go Home Again', Frasier remembers the day he first came to Seattle.
With this third season, Frasier scored an impressive hat trick, winning its third successive Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series. You don't need too much analysis to get to the bottom of this unprecedented success. The series was a primetime oasis of wit and sophistication, with welcome forays into farce that pricked Frasier's bubble of pomposity. His priceless reactions to the assaults on his dignity are worthy of Jack Benny. Frasier (Kelsey Grammer) can be infuriating, as in 'The Focus Group,' in which he is obsessed with knowing why a lone focus group participant (guest star Tony Shalhoub) doesn't like him. But he is also endearing in his delusional view of himself as, in the words of one mocking bystander, a 'man of the people.' Frasier meets his match in new station owner Kate Costas (Oscar-winner Mercedes Ruehl). Their combative relationship turns to lust over the course of the first 10 episodes.But the season's most pivotal story arc is the separation of Niles (David Hyde Pierce) and Maris. 'Moon Dance,' which marked Grammer's directorial debut, is a series benchmark, as a crestfallen Niles tangos with his unrequited love, Daphne (Jane Leeves), at a high society ball. Not that the Crane family still doesn't have issues to work out. Frasier cannot abide being beaten at chess by Martin (John Mahoney) in 'Chess Pains.' Frasier and Niles ill-advisedly go into joint practice in 'Shrink Rap,' and find themselves on the opposite sides of a sanity hearing in 'Crane vs. Crane.' Lilith is sorely missed, but in this season's blast-from-the-past episode, Shelley Long returns in 'The Show Where Diane Comes Back.' It is a joy to see Cheers resurrected, if only in Diane's self-absorbed new play, which Frasier agrees to back. And any episode with Frasier's amoral agent Bebe (Harriet Sansom Harris) is must-see television. Frasier's humor was character-based, rather than topical, giving it a longer shelf life. For those who lament the end of one of television's gold standard series, this boxed set will be excellent therapy. --Donald Liebenson Synopsis
Frasier is a half-hour comedy series set in Seattle, which chronicles the lives of an eloquently pompous radio show host, Dr. Frasier Crane, (Kelsey Grammer), his competitive, high-brow brother Niles (David Hyde Pierce), their crotchety father Martin (John Mahoney) and Martin's semi-psychic, live-in home-care provider, Daphne (Jane Leeves). A show that made history by becoming the first series, comedy or drama, to achieve a record five consecutive Emmy wins for Outstanding Comedy Series, Frasier has earned a total of 30 Emmy Awards.
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
Top Customer Reviews
As mentioned in previous reviews, the genious of the series lies in the absolutely brilliant writing job behind it. It's packed with witty puns, intelligent lines and clever references. I deeply enjoy the recurring themes and conflicts of the show, like Maris in all her absurdity, the two brothers' neverending rivalry and jealousy, and of course Niles' hopeless infatuation with Daphne. They serve well to tie the episodes and even seasons together, allowing us viewers to feel somehow connected to the characters and sad for Niles and Frasier every time they fly high only to be shot down (which happens, well, all the time).
The acting is top notch - David Hyde Pierce's brilliant timing and wonderfully theatrical body language cracks me up every time, and Kelsey Grammer and Jane Leeves always deliver awesome performances.
As any other 20-something episode set, this season has its slower points ("Chess Pains" comes to mind) but also stunning highlights that I enjoy over and over, like "The last time I saw Maris", "Moon Dance" and "Crane vs. Crane".
All in all I can only give this set my best recommendations for all those who enjoy intelligent comedy and good acting.
The series begins with a new, female, station manager at the KACL radio station (She's The Boss). She also happens to be more than a match for Frasier in sharp-wittedness. This brings Frasier down to Earth and leads to some awkward and funny moments for Frasier (Sleeping with the Enemy & The Adventures of Bad Boy and Dirty Girl).
Niles' story also develops significantly during this season. His marriage to the never-seen Maris is now well and truly on the rocks (The Last Time I saw Maris) and his infatuation with Daphne reaches new levels (Moon Dance). Bebe Glazer makes another welcome appearance as the unscrupulous and manipulative agent from hell (Where There's Smoke, There's Fired). As tradition we also get a re-union with a "Cheers" character, with Diane Chambers paying Frasier a visit.
The only negative comment I can make is that there are hardly any extras on this DVD box-set. I personally wasn't disappointed by this but others may feel differently.
After finishing this series (it took only a week) I was left with the difficult choice of watching earlier or later seasons; I did both!
Extras are not generous on this set. All we have are two banal montages; one featuring Bulldog, the other the mystery that is Maris. There is also a thirteen minute feature where `The Crane Brothers Remember Season Three', and an eight-minute "Conversation with Art Director Roy Christopher'.
Alas, the presence of canned laughter is now clearly present in this season. Perhaps they needed to fill the space after some of the cheap and easy `gags' that now appear with more regularity. But there are still some jewels to behold, and if you want to know what Niles means when he tells Frasier, "Your lips say yes, but your cuticles speak volumes", then you're going to have to buy the set.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The best Amercan sitcom ever made and sadly it's like will never get made again
Because it costs to much. So it really is a one off shining example of this format