'Dynasty' vs. 'Frasier': Broncos-Seahawks Super Bowl not TV's first Denver-Seattle battle

From left, Joan Collins, John Forsythe and Linda

From left, Joan Collins, John Forsythe and Linda Evans in "Dynasty." (Credit: ABC, 1986)

It will be a battle of the titans when the Denver Broncos take on the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLVIII (Sunday night at 6:30, Fox/5). In honor of the big game, we've put together another Denver-Seattle matchup, pitting "Dynasty," the sexy soap that took place in the Mile High City, against the Emerald City-set gem "Frasier."

 

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DYNASTY (1981-89)

Oil magnate Blake Carrington (John Forsythe); his wife, Krystle (Linda Evans, right), and his scheming ex, Alexis (Joan Collins).

FRASIER (1993-2004)

Shrink and radio show host Frasier Crane (Kelsey Grammer, above); his brother, Niles; their father, Martin, and Dad's caregiver, Daphne.

 

TOTAL EMMYS

DYNASTY (1981-89)

One for costume design.

FRASIER (1993-2004)

Thirty seven, a prime-time series record.

 

FAVORITE HANGOUT

DYNASTY (1981-89)

La Mirage, the fancy hotel -- and site of several catfights -- owned by Blake.

FRASIER (1993-2004)

Cafe Nervosa, where Frasier and Niles (David Hyde Pierce) drank a lotta latte.

 

HOT STUFF

DYNASTY (1981-89)

Claudia, who was married at different times to Blake's sons, Steven and Adam, starts a blaze that leads to the end of both La Mirage and Claudia.

FRASIER (1993-2004)

Eager to win over a focus group member who gives him a bad review, Frasier accidentally starts a fire that burns down the man's newsstand.

WEDDING DAY BLUES

DYNASTY (1981-89)

At the nuptials between Blake's and Alexis' daughter, Amanda, and Prince Michael of Moldavia, armed gunmen open fire on the guests. The floral arrangements don't fare too well, either.

FRASIER (1993-2004)

Moments before she's about to marry Niles' divorce lawyer, Donny Douglas, Daphne (Jane Leeves) runs off with Niles after he professes his love for her. The hors d'oeuvres don't fare too well, either.

 

HEART-STOPPING MOMENT

DYNASTY (1981-89)

Blake's rival, Cecil Colby, suffers a massive heart attack while having sex with Alexis.

FRASIER (1993-2004)

Martin (John Mahoney) suffers a mild heart attack when Frasier, dressed as a clown and wielding a cleaver, scares him.

 

ULTIMATE SMACKDOWN

DYNASTY (1981-89)

It's hard to decide which of Krystle and Alexis' catfights was the better clawfest -- season 3's lily pond slugfest or season 6's muddy melee.

FRASIER (1993-2004)

A publicity stunt involving Frasier and a crane being named for him goes awry when the bird starts pecking him and chasing him around a couch.

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