Frasier (1993–2004)
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Dad Loves Sherry, the Boys Just Whine 

When Martin's policewoman girlfriend Maureen breaks up with him, he's delighted and takes up with McGinty's barmaid Sherry. Frasier and Niles can't stand her, but neither has the guts to say so.


James Burrows


David Angell (created by), Peter Casey (created by) | 4 more credits »


Episode complete credited cast:
Kelsey Grammer ... Dr. Frasier Crane
Jane Leeves ... Daphne Moon
David Hyde Pierce ... Dr. Niles Crane
Peri Gilpin ... Roz Doyle
John Mahoney ... Martin Crane
Marsha Mason ... Sherry Dempsey
Jane Kaczmarek ... Maureen Cutler


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Niles meets Frasier at Café Nervosa to hear bad news: Maureen (Jane Kaczmarek), Martin's girlfriend, intends to break up with Martin as she feels they have nothing in common. Niles himself has better news to share: he has won an award for an article he has written about a narcissistic opera singer, but is nervous about bringing Martin to the awards dinner, as he fears Martin will embarrass him in front of his friends and colleagues with tales from his childhood. Martin, as it turns out, reacts to the break-up extremely well: having come to the same conclusion as Maureen, he has in fact found another woman, Sherry (Marsha Mason), whom he has been seeing. Later, at his birthday celebrations, Daphne, Niles and Frasier meet Sherry. It soon transpires that, whilst incredibly friendly and sociable, she is loud, boisterous and brash, and to make matters worse, plays the banjo. Frasier and Niles soon take a disliking to her, but nevertheless pretend to like her for the sake of Martin's ...

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This episode reveals that Maureen and Marty have been seeing each other ever since they started dating in the episode Police Story, which aired eight months earlier. Despite this, Maureen did not appear on the show in the interval, nor was it ever mentioned that Marty was in a relationship during all that time. See more »


Martin's birthday is coming up in this January episode. In the first-season June episode "My Coffee with Niles", Martin's birthday was also coming up. See more »


[on Sherry]
Frasier: Dad has to be politely told that even though he may enjoy her company he has no right to... what's the polite word for "inflict"?
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Crazy Credits

When the title "Frasier" and the usual silhouette of Seattle are on screen, a hot air balloon rises to the sky from behind the "buildings". See more »


References Mail and Female (1937) See more »


Tossed Salads and Scrambled Eggs
Written by Bruce Miller and Darryl Phinnessee
Performed by Kelsey Grammer
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Martin's New Girl
5 October 2019 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

When Sherry, played by Marsha Mason, becomes Martin's new girlfriend, the flamboyant character drives Niles and Frasier crazy. She is a very coarse party girl, full of life, and the opposite of the boys. They are fearful that she is going to embarrass them and they feel they need to let Marty know. It's another one of those episodes that I found a bit dull.

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7 January 1997 (USA) See more »

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