Okay, here’s definitive proof that there is nothing stronger than the power of the human spirit: The live studio audience for 2004’s Frasier finale has been waiting in the studio for the past 13 years just in case Frasier ever comes back.
Whenever you think about giving up on something, just remember this incredible studio audience.
Despite the fact that all cast and crew members left the Paramount lot more than 4,800 days ago, this studio audience has remained patiently in its seats in the event that NBC orders a reboot of its beloved series. Although there is no sign that Kelsey Grammer, David Hyde Pierce, or the other stars are interested in reuniting, not a single one of the 180 people who watched Frasier sign off with a poignant final radio broadcast has given up hope. This unshakeable audience fills its days by practicing clapping and laughing so it will be sharp if the show ever does comes back.
If you’re not inspired right now, we don’t know what to tell you.
The recent reboot of Will & Grace gave the Frasier finale audience a real shot in the arm, suggesting that NBC might be pursuing a strategy of bringing old shows back. Word quickly got around the darkened studio that the live audience for the Will & Grace series finale in 2006 foolishly dispersed immediately after the taping, thereby missing the filming of the reboot, and the Frasier loyalists decided that they did not want to make that same devastating mistake.
We’re not crying, you’re crying!
Rain or shine, day or night, you can find this audience patiently waiting for Kelsey Grammer and the gang to come back and start setting up for another season of Frasier. Despite the fact that several of the older audience members have died over the past few years, this audience remains unshaken and completely focused. No matter what, this group continues to stare ahead in anticipation for episode 265 to commence. And that’s something we can all celebrate.