"I’m not going to blow anyone’s mind here when I say that the TV show Frasier, which aired from 1993 to 2004 and won 37 Emmys, is great," says Katie Heaney. "Or at least I won’t blow anyone’s mind but my own. As a kid Frasier was a show my parents allowed us to watch with them, which meant it was boring. (I was not allowed to watch Friends, which made it the only thing I wanted to watch.) And it is, to a 12-year-old. The jokes flew right over my crabby little head. There were no cute boys on it. Everything was beige. These are things that make Frasier all the more enjoyable to me now. Its problems are distinctly adult, which doesn’t mean they aren’t funny (like all the wine snob jokes when Frasier and Niles both vie to be president of wine club). I laughed out loud so often through the show’s early seasons that I surprised myself. For years I’d maintained that Frasier was boring and unfunny, I guess because that was the decision 12-year-old me made, and apparently she knew everything. You don’t have to tell me that’s dumb. I know. That is the entire reason I’m here."