This is the famous words spoken by Dr Frasier Crane played to perfection by Kelsey Grammer for the last 11 years. Besides the X-Files, Frasier was the only TV show over the last couple years I’ve always made an effort to watch. The X-Files also ended it’s run on SABC2 in 2004. I regularly record this show on my VCR. Tonight a 1-hour long show was broadcast. Frasier’s brother Niles (David Hyde Pierce) and his wife Daphne (Jane Leeves) had their first baby. Frasier’s dad, Martin got married to his fiancé Ronny (Wendy Malick) just after the birth of his 2nd grandson. Frasier and Niles were very competive from their younger days and become a great duo in the show. My best friend Rehelda once commented that I needed a “Niles” in my life. I’ve often felt a close affinity for the character of Frasier.

Most of my life I’ve felt slightly misunderstood like Frasier. I have idiosyncrasies like enjoying classical music as well as good R&B or Hip-Hop. I’ve always had an undying thirst for knowledge like Frasier. And perhaps the area I’ve felt mostly drawn to Frasier is in his continued search for love. Being a perfectionist Frasier always found fault with his dates or girlfriends. The few who came close to perfection always left him for some obscure reason. But the happiness with which he enjoyed every new adventure in love or life is what I’ll miss most. Just by the way one of my favourite coffee shops is Seattle Coffee Shop. Frasier lived in Seattle for the last 11 years and his favourite coffee shop is Cafe Nervosa!

You can watch a re-cap of the last 11 years on SABC3 on Monday, 30 August 21h30.