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 ...
Did You Know?
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
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"?
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
Tossed Salads and Scrambled Eggs
Written by Bruce Miller
and Darryl Phinnessee
Performed by Kelsey Grammer See more