Some days you want to sneak one in on your NBC exec.

One of my guilty pleasures is watching random series shows from the 90s and 80s. Somewhat recently this has meant watching a spin-off sitcom from the people that brought you Cheers called Frasier.

It takes the character of Dr. Frasier Crane (Kelsey Grammer) who was merely a fixture in the bar and builds a goofy little life around him. Unfortunately it also removed some of his willingness to be social with the working class and maybe made the show a little too clean for TV, oh well. It ran for 11 seasons and produced two-hundred and sixty-four episodes.

I find it amusing mainly since I can turn it on and do something else while it remains in the background, unlike Lost which really requires your attention to get the full experience.

Anyway, that was an excessively long introduction to get to the point of telling that there’s a post up on Ken Levine’s blog where he describes an interesting turn of events for the show’s production. The producers and the writers of the show worked together to hide a rather significant detail from the network until it aired. I’d tell you what that is, but that would spoil the joy of reading the article and finding out some behind-the-scenes details of a television sitcom.

Enjoy.

Author: Jack Slater

A Philadelphian exiled to Hawaii. You can follow or contact me on Twitter where I'm @TimeDoctor, via the contact page, or via e-mail to zjs AT zacharyjackslater dot com More here.

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