Will the Doctor Be In?
Are you up for a little bit more Frasier?
The character that was first introduced in the third season of "Cheers" in 1984 and who later got his own hugely successful spinoff, could be back for another session as early as next year.
NBC's "Frasier" ran for 11 seasons -- from 1993 to 2004. The sitcom got a whopping 108 Primetime Emmy Award nominations, winning 37 times.
Grammer spoke about "Frasier" on "In Depth with Graham Bensinger," and revealed what stage they're at in the development of the show's reboot.
“We’ve got it hatched. We’ve hatched the plan, what we think is the right way to go. We’re sort of on standby a little bit," he told Bensinger.
Even though plans are up in the air, including deals with certain networks, Grammer makes it sound as if things could definitely happen.
"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."
Let's Revisit Sideshow Bob
Grammer also mentioned his role as Sideshow Bob on the long running show "The Simpsons."
The conversation recalled his interview on "The Graham Norton Show" in 2017 about how he came up with the voice for Sideshow Bob, who didn't actually have a voice until Grammer came along.
"Sam Simon, who created 'The Simpsons,' was one of the writers on 'Cheers' years ago. And as is my wont, I would walk onto the stage sometimes and I would usually sing 'Ohhhh, the good life!' in my best Tony Bennett."
"And he called me one afternoon and said, 'Can you still sing, Kels? Could you sing the Cole Porter song "Every Time We Say Goodbye?"' I said, 'Of course I could. I love that song.' "
When the time came for Sideshow Bob to speak, Grammer was there with just the right voice.
Grammer Was Planning His Career Before He Became Famous
Grammer told Norton he modeled the voice after a theater company owner he worked for in New York City, before he found success as an actor.
"I had logged away a voice years ago when I worked for a man named Ellis Raab," Grammer explained.
Grammer said Raab would tell stories and say strange things like "Oh, Kelsey. That baby should have been mine."
"This guy. I'm gonna use him some day," Grammer told Norton.
Watch It Over Scrambled Eggs
Watch the 7-minute interview on "In Depth with Graham Bensinger," here, so you can soak up every bit of Frasier you possibly can until we get some new material.