This Bizarre Theory Proves Clueless and Frasier Could Be Connected
As you know, we love a good conspiracy theory about our beloved TV shows and movies. We filled you in recently on the mind-blowing way that Phoebe met her brother on Friends way before they “officially” met. And today, there’s a new theory going around that possibly connects two universes so vastly different that you’re going to automatically think there is no way the shows are related—but hear us out! As Hellogiggles so astutely noticed, Clueless has an interesting connection to Frasier via Brittany Murphy.
How, you may ask? In season one, episode 19 of Frasier, Brittany appears in one scene as a high school student. OK, so what? Well, she plays a high school student who is dressed almost identical to the way Tai is dressed when we first meet her at Bronson Alcott High in Clueless. If you recall, Tai was a transfer student that Cher couldn’t wait to give a Beverly Hills-approved makeover. Where Tai transferred from was never disclosed, but she nailed that ’90s Seattle grunge look—and, well, Frasier famously took place in Seattle…
So, it is possible that the character Tai originated on Frasier before she moved to California and met Cher, Dionne, Elton, and the gang! Also, Clueless hit theaters just one year after her appearance on Frasier, so the timing syncs up too. Sure, this might just be a case of an actress dressed in the style of the times, but the photos are so similar it’s striking. Here’s
Tai Brittany on Frasier:
And here she is on Clueless:
Are you still with us? Here’s one last thing: Tai’s last name was Frasier! That totally could have been a secret nod to the characters being one and the same, right? Maybe? OK, so it’s a stretch—but if nothing else, it’s a fun theory to bounce around!
If you want to see for yourself, you can watch the entire episode of Frasier on Hulu:
Photos: Alamy, Everett