There’s a bag of chips next to the bed. Half empty. Normally salt and vinegar is a terrible combination before bed, but it’s time to indulge a bit. He’s already taken his finger out of the dam, why not just let the water really pour through. It’s just the kind of mood Brooks Lennon lets himself be in when he’s watching “Frasier” probably.
He can’t watch Frasier all the time. He has responsibilities. A job. Friends. Family. He knows where his priorities lie. But he also knows when it’s time to let go of his cares. His worries. His fears, his doubts, and the stress of the everyday, there’s a warm bath he can sink into: The warm bath that is the ups and downs of the lives of Dr. Frasier Crane and his brother Niles we guess.
He’s seen this episode before. That doesn’t matter though. He’s seen every episode. He knows the beats. The pauses needed to feel the full effect of the laugh track. The twists and turns that make Frasier Crane’s relationship with Lillith beautifully doomed. But it all feels the same as the first time he turned on the show most likely.
Each time he watches Niles ironing in the 9.0/10 rated IMDB rated 1999 episode “Three Valentines” written by Rob Hanning, he feels just like that little kid coming home from soccer practice. Sitting in the living room. Turning on the TV. And pouring his blue Gatorade into the proper glass for light-bodied wine. Just like his hero, Dr. Frasier Crane we can pretty much assume.
Sometimes he wishes he hadn’t been so gifted at soccer. His teammates don’t understand when he tries to talk about the opera or the geopolitics of the Russo-Japanese War or listen to the soundtrack of Kelsey Grammer’s (the actor who played Dr. Frasier Crane on NBC’s “Frasier”) Broadway debut in “La Cage aux Folles”, musical based on the book of the same name by Jean Poiret. They simply want to talk about soccer. But there’s so much more than that. He loves soccer. But there’s also art and the classics and Bach. He wants to tell them there’s so much more. He wants to tell them that there’s so much...so much...so much “Frasier” to be had in the world you have to think to be honest we’re just guessing but it feels pretty accurate.
But tonight that doesn’t matter. Because all there is...is Frasier.