Friday, December 8, 2017

Dear Abby - Famous TV Dogs: Eddie from Frasier

Dear Friends,

I will be taking a break from my Famous TV Dogs series after this week, but wanted to share one more favorite dog with you.  Eddie, the Jack Russell Terrier from Frasier, is my Momma's favorite TV dog, and I am partial to him myself.  Regular readers will know that I am a "Doxie-Jack" (Dachshund - Jack Russell Terrier mix), so I love that Eddie is a Jack Russell.
Frasier was a popular TV series that aired from 1993 - 2004.  It tells the story of Dr. Frasier Crane (Kelsey Grammer), a radio psychologist who moved back home to Seattle to live with his elderly father, Martin, and Martin's dog buddy, Eddie.  Eddie appears in every episode and usually steals the scenes he is in.

Eddie was originally played by a dog named Moose.  Moose was born in 1990 in Florida.  He was a little too rambunctious for his original family, and they rehomed him with someone who trained dogs for television and movies.  Early in his career Moose appeared in the movie My Dog Skip

Moose trained for six months for the role of Eddie on Frasier.  His signature trick was giving Frasier a long, hard stare.  

Eddie stares at Frasier's photo
The actors would dab sardine oil and liver pate on their faces to encourage Moose to lick them on cue.

Eddie and Martin (John Mahoney)
Moose was made more famous by a calendar, and by a book called My Life as a Dog by  Brian Hargrove.

When Moose quit acting, his son Enzo took over the role for the last four seasons of the show.

Moose the dog later retired with his son Enzo.  He had a long life and passed away of natural causes at home at the age of 15 1/2.

Here is a little clip of Eddie giving his famous stare on Frasier:

Do you remember Eddie the dog from Frasier?  I would love to hear from you in the comments, below.

Wishing you a wonderful weekend!  I'll touch base next week before the holidays.

Abby xoxoxo


The Peculiar Treasure said...

Moose is so cute! And Enzo too! I wonder why TV shows often choose Jack Russels as their actor dog of choice? haha. They ARE cute.

Angela and Gizmo said...

I absolutely love Eddie! Moose and Enzo played him so perfectly. Frasier is a wonderful show and I love the characters, but Eddie is my favorite. Thank you for sharing, Abby.

aclassyfashionista said...

I always love reading these type of posts! They're so fun and I always learn a new fun fact! These pups were just the cutest!

nellwyn said...

I remember this dog and the show! He was so cute, I love terriers.

Unknown said...

Jack Russels are so cute! My neighbor has one and I love to see him out in the yard being rambunctious

FrugalMomma said...

I loved watching him on Frasier. He is such an adorable dog!

Liz Mays said...

Aww, they are too adorable! I wonder if they liked hanging out on set with the cast and crew.

barbarakwrites said...

Our family LOVES the show Frasier, and Eddie in particular. Thanks for sharing that clip of Eddie staring at Frasier. I can't stop laughing!

Crystal said...

I remember that dog! I love how much we connect to the pets in our favorite shows, as well as the human characters. I'm sure the actors loved the liver pate on their noses.

Neely said...

Eddie is one of my favs. I love Fraiser. it really never gets enough respect haha!

Brandy Ellen said...

I remember that show, I never did watch it but I have many a friends and elders who loved it. So cute there are so many popular, celebrity doggies!

Erica S ( said...

I remember this dog! We loved to watch Frazier and that dog was always perfect on that show.

Dianna said...

We loved Frazier (rewatched the entire series last year) and Eddie was just a sweetie. He added a lot to the humor!

Annemarie LeBlanc said...

I loved Eddie the dog. It always cracked me up when he did "the stare." He looked so at ease with his role in the sitcom, so much like he was human! I am amazed he lived a long life of 15 years!

Abby said...

Thanks, friends, for visiting! It looks like I know lots of Eddie fans. He is my favorite TV dog!

Abby xoxoxo

Unknown said...

Eddie was so cute and I so want a Jack Russell

Abby said...

My Momma and I agree - we both love Jack Russells!