If you don’t remember John Cusack showing up on “Frasier,” that’s because he didn’t — at least not physically in person. In “Frasier” Season 4, Episode 8 (“Our Father Whose Art Ain’t Heaven”), Cusack lends his voice to the character of Greg, a caller on the radio show of one Dr. Frasier Crane (Kelsey Grammer). Greg calls into the Harvard-educated psychiatrist’s radio hour for help with a number of particularly troubling issues. During his call, Greg complains of mood swings, as well as symptoms of aphasia and apraxia. According to WebMD, aphasia is a language disorder that affects a person’s ability to communicate, while apraxia is a neurological disorder that affects a person’s ability to move.
After explaining his issues, Greg concludes, “And I just want to pull my teeth out, Dr. Crane. What do you think?” Frasier responds, “Well, Greg, two possible diagnoses come to mind. Either you are seriously mentally ill, and you should be institutionalized immediately, or you are a first-year psychology student.” When Greg confirms he is a psychology student, Frasier explains that students often unintentionally manifest the symptoms they’re studying. In response, Greg asks what he should do until the manifestation of symptoms passes. Frasier simply replies, “Just relax … And it might be a good idea to postpone reading about male sexual disorder until after spring break.”
Cusack is far from the only celebrity to act as a caller on “Frasier.” Through the show’s 11-season run, the likes of Mel Brooks, Carrie Fisher, Matthew Broderick, and Ben Stiller — among others — all call in for a bit of advice from the good doctor.
The Best Episode In Bel-Air Season 1
The ending of “Bel-Air” Season 1 is a strong and emotional one, and it’s hardly a surprise that the final episode of Season 1 has the highest rating on IMDb by a considerable margin. This is perfectly understandable, because as Variety points out, “Where To?” is “Bel-Air’s” version of the original show’s classic “Papa’s Got a Brand New Excuse” — you know, the heartbreaking one where a chance reunion with Will’s father (Ben Vereen) ends up reaffirming that he doesn’t have what it takes to want to be a part of Will’s life. “How come he don’t want me, man?” the desolate Will asks Uncle Phil (James Avery) in the end.
Apart from its connections with the legendary episode, “Where to?” has other things going for it, as well. In this version, Will’s dad Lou is played by Marlon Wayans, and his backstory is reimagined pretty heavily. Because of this, the episode’s broad strokes might be similar to the original, but things actually play out in a very different way than “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” handles the brief father-son reunion.
With an IMDb rating of 7.8 out of 10, “Where to?” stands head and shoulders above the rest of the season — even the second highest-rated episode, “Yamacraw,” only has a 7.4 rating.
Never Have I Ever Season 3: Plot, Cast, and Everything Else We Know
Indian-American teen Devi Vishwakumar (Maitreyi Ramakrishnan) is coming back to our screens soon with a new season of Never Have I Ever. Mindy Kaling’s Netflix series was renewed for a fourth and final season before season 3’s air date was even announced. With the third season’s release date confirmed, fans can start to get excited to see what will happen next for the high schoolers.
Knowing the show has a predetermined endpoint means this season could be setting up storylines that they’ll see through for the next two seasons. This gives them more room to explore other themes and more time to set up longer, more complex plot points. There are no hints as to what those could be, but we can speculate based on how the last season ended. Which, if you recall, was on a high note for everyone but Ben (Jaren Lewison).
While you wait for Devi and her friends to return, you can practice for a 24-hour relay or pick out what to wear to the next dance on your social calendar. Here’s everything we know about the next season of Never Have I Ever.
The last season left the audience with some questions. Devi and Paxton (Darren Barnet) are back together, and everyone knows about it since they danced in front of everyone at the school dance. Ben is left devastated after Eleanor (Ramona Young) revealed he was Devi’s first choice of boyfriend, not the popular swimmer. Based on the shirt her best friend is holding in the image above, maybe things with Paxton will get a bit more serious (or Devi wants them to get there). After all, it wouldn’t be the first time she tried to sleep with him.
But, there could be another wrench in Devi’s love life. Newcomer Des (Anirudh Pisharody), an Indian student that attends a private school, is being introduced this season, but his storyline isn’t known. Could Devi, or maybe Aneesa (Megan Suri), transfer to the private school? Is he someone Devi’s mom tries to set her up with? Is he simply a family friend? Only time will tell.
Devi wasn’t the only one to (re-)kindle a romance at the dance. Her cousin Kamala (Richa Moorjani) and Eleanor may have new relationships bloom this season. Trent (Benjamin Norris), one of Paxton’s friends, compliments Eleanor on her performance in the play, calling her a “star” and “transcendent.” Sparks seemed to fly when he asks her to dance, and, despite calling her the wrong name, she dances with him. The two could make a great couple, especially in comparison to the guys she dated before. Kamala evades an arranged marriage proposal by dashing out of the house and to the school dance, where she meets English teacher Manish Kulkarni (Utkarsh Ambudkar). They seemed to hit it off when they met, and maybe her coming to the school’s event will push them closer together.
But where does this all leave Ben? Will he try and interfere with Devi’s relationship, break up with Aneesa, mourn his loss, or date someone else entirely? The promotional images don’t give us much to go on, as he and Devi appear to be having a friendly debate as always.
Maitreyi Ramakrishnan is back as Devi. If you’d like to watch more of her work while you wait, she voices Priya in the Pixar/Disney+ film Turning Red. Devi’s two best friends, Fabiola and Eleanor, are returning, with Lee Rodriguez and Ramona Young (Z Nation, Legends of Tomorrow) continuing in the roles, respectively. Darren Barnet (Samurai Rabbit: The Usagi Chronicles) is coming back to portray Paxton, with Jaren Lewison reprising Ben. Based on the released promotional images, Poorna Jagannathan (The Out-laws) is back as Devi’s mother, Nalini, and Richa Moorjani will continue to play Devi’s cousin Kamala. Season 2 newcomer Megan Suri is also returning to play Aneesa. It’s expected that John McEnroe, the professional tennis player, will return as Devi’s narrator.
Other cast members confirmed for the next season are Jack Seavor McDonald as Eric, the captain of the robotics team, and Benjamin Norris as Trent, one of Paxton’s friends. Though not confirmed, several characters should make repeat appearances. These include Niecy Nash as Devi’s therapist Dr. Jamie Ryan, Utkarsh Ambudkar as English teacher Manish Kulkarni, Ranjita Chakravarty as Devi’s grandmother, and Adam Shapiro as “Facing History” teacher Lyle Shapiro. Recurring cast members Dino Petrera as Jonah, Lily D. Moore as Rebecca, Christina Kartchner as Eve, and Dana G. Vaughns as Marcus are likely to appear in an episode or two, based on previous seasons.
One new cast member was announced in January by Deadline. Anirudh Pisharody is joining the cast as the recurring character Des. He’s described as “an Indian student who goes to an elite private school.”
Deadline confirmed that the new season will be available to stream on August 12, 2022.
Each season of Never Have I Ever has introduced another character’s narrator in addition to Devi’s. Season 1 introduced Ben’s narrator as Andy Samberg, while season 2 revealed Gigi Hadid as Paxton’s. It’s probable that another narrator will be revealed; the only question is who the voice will belong to. So far, those narrators have belonged to Devi’s love interests. If the new character Des ends up as a love interest, there’s the potential for the next narrator to be his. If he doesn’t become a love interest, perhaps another character’s partner, like Trent, could have their narrator divulged.
Until August rolls around, you can pick out who your narrator would be or rewatch the first two seasons to make sure everything is fresh in your mind when season 3 hits screens.