‘Frasier’ takes up residence in MT&R

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NEW YORK — Paramount Network TV on Tuesday donated all 264 episodes of “Frasier” to the Museum of Television & Radio in Gotham, where the acclaimed laffer joined a handful of other shows with full residence status.

MT&R prexy Stuart Brotnam accepted the collection from “Frasier” exec producer Peter Casey during a luncheon honoring the cast and exec producers of the show, which airs its series finale Thursday on NBC.

Brotnam made it clear that not just any hit show deserves shelf space inside the museum, and that “Frasier” is “undeniably one of the most successful television sequels of all time.”

In 1998, “Frasier” became the first comedy or drama series to win five consecutive Emmy Awards for Outstanding Series, surpassing “All in the Family,” “The Dick Van Dyke Show,” “Hill Street Blues” and “Cheers,” the skein from which “Frasier” was created. “Frasier” has garnered 31 Emmys during its 11-year run, more than any other show in television history.

The MT&R houses full episodes of “The Honeymooners,” “I Love Lucy,” “MASH,” “Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman,” “Cheers,” “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” “The Bob Newhart Show” and “Sex and the City.”

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