After the Frasier reboot was confirmed to be finally happening, SNL wasted no time pointing out its biggest issue that needs to be rectified.
Saturday night live I wasted no time pointing out the biggest problem with Frasier which should address the next reboot. During ViacomCBS Investor Day, it was officially announced that the classic sitcom is making a comeback with Kelsey Grammer headlining the show as Frasier Crane. Nothing is known about the additional cast or the details of the story; However, the news was more than enough to excite fans who were hoping to see the eccentric psychiatrist turned radio host back on the small screen.
A spinoff of the equally successful NBC comedy, Health, Frasier It began when Frasier moved back to Seattle from Boston and was reunited with his family: father, Marty (John Mahoney) and brother, Niles (David Hyde Pierce). Rounding out the cast were Peri Gilpin as Roz Doyle and Jane Leeves as Daphne Moon. Running for 11 seasons and ending in 2004, it was a massive and critical success, winning 37 Primetime Emmy Awards, including five consecutive Primetime Emmy wins for Outstanding Comedy. As loved as he was, Frasier It was not a perfect show, and the new renaissance may rectify some of the errors of the original execution.
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That includes the show’s lack of diversity, something the latter SNL weekly update he pointed. On the show, co-host Colin Jost brought up the news of Frasier’s return, and to remind those who may be too young to know what it is, he called it “the show that made Friends look black.” The reference, of course, is to the beloved New York-based sitcom that has also been retroactively criticized for its lack of diversity, implying that Frasier he was an even worse offender in that realm. It is not a criticism without merit. Aside from the fact that its main cast doesn’t have any BIPOC characters, it also barely featured any of them in any capacity at all times. FrasierThey are 11 years in the air.
In Frasier Season 7 featured a black woman, Dr. Mary (Kim Coles) to temporarily replace Roz who was on vacation, but the entire narrative was bordering on racism, particularly as Frasier defended stereotypes when posing as her. To be fair, Frasier, the character, wanted to do the right thing and not be offensive, to the point where he tiptoed around Dr. Mary, something Marty and Niles mentioned. Still, the show could have handled the arc better, especially as a series that rarely featured characters from BIPOC.
With the Frasier reboot is coming, you need to make sure you don’t make the same mistake as Saturday night live he pointed. Seattle is quite a diverse city, so it’s hard to believe the Cranes barely mixed with BIPOC during the 11 years the show chronicled their everyday lives. It is still uncertain what the revival has in store, as Grammer previously hinted that it might not even be set in Seattle, as it could address Frasier’s move and his settlement elsewhere. Whatever the case, it is important that your producers are aware of these criticisms and are actively repairing them; not just for the simple fact of doing so, but also to ensure that the Frasier Revival has a good chance to thrive in this time of cultural and social awakening for America.
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