First appearance "Pilot" (1.01)
Last appearance "Kitty Doesn't Live Here Anymore" (5.24)
Guest appearances 7.24, 13.08

Kitty Barker is a main character in the Frasier-based fan fiction spin-off Maris.


Kitty is introduced in the pilot episode as Maris Crane's dog-walker. She is high-strung and demanding but retains several friendships during her time at the mansion. In Season 3, Kitty resigns as dog-walker after discovering a flair for interior design, and is re-hired by Maris in this capacity. At the end of Season 5, Kitty is approached by world renown fashion designer Franco Belmont, who offers her a job at his prestigious company in Milan, Italy. Despite doubting that her interior design skills will apply in fashion, Kitty eventually accepts the opportunity and bids farewell to the mansion.

At the start of the series, Kitty is engaged to Jim, a somewhat abrasive but loving plumber. However, towards the end of Season 1, Kitty begins to have feelings for new employee and friend Ben Cook. At the end of the season, Kitty and Jim marry, but after Kitty shares a kiss with Ben, she gets the marriage annulled prior to the start of Season 2. For a short period of time, Kitty attempts to avoid Ben, feeling guilty for deserting Jim. Mid-way through the season, she is forced to confront their attraction to each other during a blackout, and they start seeing each other with the promise of no strings attached. At the end of the season, Kitty discover she is pregnant. Her relationship with Ben becomes strained for a short time in Season 3 following her announcement, until Ben realises having a family with her is exactly what he wanted and proposes. Kitty marries Ben towards the end of the season, then gives birth to their son, Philip Cook, in the finale. Kitty appears to be happily married to Ben until early in Season 5, when they separate following an argument. Despite doing it for what she thinks is all the wrong reasons, Kitty ultimately reaches the conclusion that there were many faults in their marriage, which would've eventually caused it to deteriorate anyway. In the season finale, Kitty departs for a job in Milan after arranging joint custody with Ben. Kitty makes sporadic guest appearances in the series following her departure, ending with Season 13 when it is revealed that she has married an esteemed dog breeder.

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