‘Frasier’: The Cast Member Who Got the Most Fan Mail
One of the best ensemble sitcoms of all time, Frasier enjoyed eleven seasons and a successful run on NBC.
Although all the cast members were beloved by fans, there’s one who got the most mail out of all of them.
A ‘Frasier’ reboot is in the works
According to Vulture, the enormously popular sitcom based on the psychiatrist with the radio show will indeed be receiving reboot treatment. The show’s star, Kelsey Grammer, who played the cultured, snooty, yet vulnerable Frasier Crane, wants the classic show’s continued story to start from a wholly new point than where the series left off.
Many of the show’s characters will be returning, except of course for John Mahoney, who died in 2018.
“We’ve got it hatched,” Grammer said in 2019. We’ve hatched the plan, what we think is the right way to go. We’re sort of on standby a little bit. Working out a couple of possible network deals that we’re circling.”
“Frasier is sort of in a second position to that at this point. So there’s still stuff going on. But a revisit to Frasier, Frasier’s world is I think definitely going to come.”
That ‘Frasier’ theme song – tossed salads and scrambled eggs
One of the most distinctive parts of the show is its closing credits theme song. Sung by the star himself, Kelsey Grammer, it’s jazzy and a little dizzy in that its lyrics could be about anything.
The song’s composer, Bruce Levine, was interviewed by a blogger in 2012 and revealed a bit of the background on the vague tune.
“I . . . wrote the song/music itself,” Levine said, “but then needed a lyric that would work, so I called my friend Darryl Phinnessee who is really talented and really smart.”
“I gave him the idea of the show and he called back with the idea of ‘Tossed Salads and Scrambled Eggs.’ At first I was a bit baffled myself until he explained that these were things that were ‘mixed up’. . ..like Frasier Crane’s patients. . .”
Eddie received the most fan mail of any of the ‘Frasier’ cast
Although you’d think it might be any of the ensemble cast who would receive the most mail, it’s not. It was Eddie, the adorable, scene-stealing Jack Russell Terrier.
Eddie, whose real name was Moose, sadly passed away in 2006. He appeared in 192 episodes of the show, starting in 1993, and shared the role of Eddie with his son, Enzo.
His trainer Mathilde de Cagny discovered him at a rescue organization. She told People magazine at that time, “He just had an incredible charisma and was such a free spirit.”
The Baltimore Sun reported in 1993 that Moose was receiving at the NBC mailroom hundreds of letters each week. Apparently, this amazing dog was being flooded with requests for breeding and more job offers.
Cathy Morrison served as a Universal Studios dog trainer on the show and initially trained Moose for a year and a half.
“He was hard to train because he was incorrigible,” she said. “You’d come home and you’d find him up on the table. He would have eaten something on the table. Or he was ripping into something. All the time, some kind of mischief.”
Eventually, Moose became well-trained in glaring at Kelsey Grammer and the rest is history.