Frasier - The Complete Sixth Season
Year: 1998 - 1999
Length: 8 hours 48 minutes
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Audio: Dolby Digital English Stereo
Special Features: None
Suggested Retail Price: $39.99 USD
Season 6 is where Frasier reached its peak. The season stars with “Good Grief,” finding Frasier where we left him in season five - out of a job. This moderately funny episode has Frasier navigating the stages of grief.
Next up is “Frasier’s Curse.” In this episode, jobless Frasier frets about attending a class reunion and seeing more successful classmates.
A favorite of mine is “The Seal Who Came to Dinner.” Here, competitive Niles hosts a dinner party at Maris’ beach house, striving to one-up recent parties hosted by others. An unfortunate seal has other plans for Niles.
In “Merry Christmas, Mrs. Moscowitz,” Frasier must pretend to be Jewish when his girlfriend’s mother comes for a visit. This is Farce at Frasier’s finest, with some kitschy dialog not to be missed.
Woody, from Cheers, shows up in “The Show Where Woody Shows Up.”
“Three Valentines” has one of the funniest sequences of the series, as Niles prepares for a date. He draws blood, ruins his pants, messes up dinner, and catches the couch on fire. Classic stuff.
“Decoys” is another fine example of farce, as Niles plays cupid to Donny and Roz, so that he might have a chance with Daphne. Got that?
“Dinner Party” takes place entirely in Frasier’s apartment, as Frasier and Niles attempt to organize a dinner party. Only Frasier and Niles could make that funny.
The above episodes are merely some high points. The entire season is loaded with the farcical humor and sardonic wit that I love Frasier for.
The Video for Frasier season six is much like the previous seasons - quite good. Contrast is good, with good definition in the whites as well as in the shadows. The picture is adequately sharp and detailed. Color saturation is good. There were no compression artifacts of note in the random episodes that I screened for this review.
The audio is Dolby Digital 2.0. Frequency response is good. Dialog sounds great - clean, clear and broad in range. Music sounds excellent, with good bass response. This sounds as good as one would expect a TV sitcom to sound.
I feel like a broken record, here - but since season two, I’ve seen no change in the A/V quality of these sets... it’s all good.
There are no special features.
Season six is Frasier at its best. We’ll be seeing a slide in episode quality in future seasons (in my opinion)... so grab this one and enjoy. Good transfers, no extras, nice price.