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…