'Roseanne' Or 'Frasier'?

August 10th, 2012

The question is posed: "Roseanne" Or "Frasier"?

I'd put Frasier just slightly ahead. Roseanne's high points were possibly slightly higher than those of the Crane family, but on the other hand Roseanne's lows – by which I primarily mean the last season – plunged far lower.

Frasier suffered a bit once they moved the focus away from the supporting cast at the radio station but overall it was the more consistent show. Also, it had David Hyde Pierce, whose Dr Niles Crane might just have been my favourite sitcom character of the 1990s.

As a consolation prize, I'd award Dan and Roseanne Conner one-third of my 'Favourite Married Couple on TV' award. They have to share it with Tom and Barbara Good and Eric and Tami Taylor, but it's still quite an honour for them, even if I do say so myself…

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2 Responses to “'Roseanne' Or 'Frasier'?”

  1. Stuart Ian Burns Says:


  2. John Says:

    For me, Friends was a perfectly decent sitcom that turned into a RomCom/soap opera after a few seasons. Not to say that there still weren't fantastic moments – Ross saying the wrong name at his wedding being the one that comes to mind – but despite the show's longevity I never thought it came within a mile of Frasier or Roseanne as a sitcom.