NBC, Grub Street Productions, in association with Paramount Television
An ensemble of eccentric and interesting characters marks this breakthrough series. Frasier delves into sensitive issues with inventive writing, exceptional characterization and unusual insight. As an example, one episode submitted for review by the Peabody Board involves Frasier being mistaken as homosexual by his new boss. Despite the delicate nature of this subject matter, the writing and performances were first-rate, even evocative of the classic scenes of mistaken identity common to Shakespeare and Moliere. Frasier is more than a spin-off from a previous program; it is an uncommonly good comedy of manners and mores in contemporary times. For this, NBC and the talented team of producers, writers and actors at Grub Street Productions, including David Angell, Peter Casey, David Lee, Chris Lloyd, Maggie Randall, Kelsey Grammer, John Mahoney, Jane Leeves, and David Hyde Pierce, among many others, are recognized with the Peabody Award.