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Life Lessons from Frasier Crane

Oh, Frasier Crane.

The Seattle-based psychologist and radio host may have begun his television tenure on "Cheers" in the 1980s, but he's remembered for his stint on the most successful spinoff show of all time. "Frasier" was on the air for a total of 11 seasons between 1993 and 2004. The show collectively won a total of 37 Emmy Awards during its run, including four wins apiece for leading actors Kelsey Grammer (Frasier Crane) and David Hyde Pierce (Niles Crane), as well as a five-year consecutive win for Outstanding Comedy Series from 1994 to 1998.

Known for his cosmopolitan wisdom, there are plenty of everyday nuggets of wisdom the iconic character of Frasier can offer to those earning extra money at home with paid surveys on the side. Here are just a few!

There's no substitute for the finer things in life
Frasier is certainly well-off between his regular job as a psychiatrist and his popularly syndicated radio show, and he's not afraid to show off this wealth. During the show, we often see Frasier and his younger brother Niles (also a wealthy psychiatrist) attend art gallery openings and operas before returning to lush penthouse apartments with perfect views of Seattle's space needle. Viewers of all classes could giggle as the brothers marveled comically at Eames chairs and indulged in "air violin" playing as opposed to the traditional "air guitar." These traits are contrasted hilariously by the characters that surround the Cranes, most of whom are more relatable, middle-class types who bring them back to earth.

Take care of your own
In spite of his oft-arrogant taste in home furnishings and opera composers, Frasier cannot be accused of being anything short of a family man. His father, Martin Crane, is a retired undercover cop with physical disabilities who lives with his eldest son and is accompanied by Irish caretaker Daphne Moon, with whom his youngest son is infatuated. Though Niles and Frasier do not live together, they see each other frequently, and Frasier cares for his young son Freddie in select episodes throughout the season in spite of his tense relationship with ex-wife Lillith (played by Bebe Neuwirth, originally on "Cheers.")

Know when you need some therapy
In spite of his credentials, Frasier Crane certainly appears to have a few problems maintaining balance in his own life. The character has repeated struggles with maintaining relationships with women though he seems to have no problem attracting them, and is notoriously and often hilariously anal-retentive when it comes to organization and the quality of life he strives to maintain. A perfectionist psychologist doesn't always bode well for his patients, but it certainly makes for good TV.

When you earn extra money online by taking paid surveys, you can have some cash on hand to purchase any of the seasons of this wonderful show on DVD to learn some life lessons yourself. There are even more "Frasier" life hacks to be learned when you fill out surveys for money, all you need to do is make the time for yourself to take it in!


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