If everything had gone Kelsey Grammer’s way, Frasier might have ended up nothing more than an idea.
“My initial feelings were that Frasier should die with Cheers,” Grammer told ABC’s Chris Connelly on the set of EW’s latest Reunions issue. Of course, Grammer eventually changed his mind — paving the way for 11 seasons of intellectually-laced farce on Frasier.
Before signing on for the show, though, Grammer made a few requests: specifically, that his character not be married, and that his onscreen child would make only occasional appearances. “Of course,” adds Grammer, “I forgot to mention I didn’t want any animals on the show.”
Jack Russell Terrier-lovers will forever thank him for making that mistake.
Watch below to see Grammer and his TV family — David Hyde Pierce and John Mahoney — reunite in Chicago as the show’s female leads, Peri Gilpin and Jane Leeves, meet in Los Angeles. Though they’re in separate locations, they share a love for the TV series that brought them together — all mixed up like tossed salads and scrambled eggs.