Frasier Online Episode Guide -> Season 1 -> Episode 1.21
Travels With Martin
Written by: Linda Morris & Vic Rauseo
Directed by: James Burrows
Original US airdate: 14th March 1994
Original UK airdate: 16th September 1994
Frasier's brochures for a vacation have arrived, and he plans to go alone.
However, Roz shames him by telling him he is taking her mother with her,
so Frasier resolves to try and improve his relationship with his father
by going on vacation with him and lets him choose the destination. Martin
wants to see America in a Winnebago, an American motor home, and Frasier
is excited on the outside but appalled on the inside. So he tries to convince
Niles to come with him because he is worried about what will happen when
the two of them are alone, who refuses until Martin announces he has convinced
Daphne to come, for the same reason, upon which Niles agrees immediately.
Once on the road, Martin wants to go to Mount Rushmore but as they approach
the turn-off, Frasier decides they should become free spirits and go where
the wind takes them. Although initially appalled, Martin eventually enjoys
it and they stop off at a tourist place where you can have your photo
taken with a grizzly bear. As they have the photo taken, Daphne learns
they are in Canada and screams - she doesn't have her Green Card yet.
The rest of them resolve to try and smuggle her back across the border.
As they approach the border, they are pulled over - will they make it
pass the border guard with Frasier and Niles on edge and Daphne only able
to say 'Sure' in an American accent......?
|Episode Title Cards|
- Frasier's vacation brochures have arrived:
Roz: There's nothing wrong with pampering yourself on your vacation - after all you do work 3 hours a day.
Frasier: He's counting on this trip - he was going on it with
Niles: Yes, but she lucked out and died (!).
- Frasier tries to convince Niles to come with him and Martin
on their trip:
Frasier: Niles, you have to come with us.
Niles: Frasier, you're my brother - that entitles you to my bone marrow and one of my kidneys, but this is an imposition.
- Frasier's way of distracting Niles from Daphne in the Winnebago.
- Frasier comments about Martin's obsession of covering a certain
number of miles:
Frasier [to Martin]: Your way of relaxing seems like an obsession, eh Niles.
[Frasier turns to see Niles filming a sleeping Daphne]
- Daphne's reaction as the photo is taken.
- A border guard enters the Winnebago to talk to everyone:
Guard [to Niles]: What was the purpose of your trip, sir?
Niles: Fun (!!!).
After Martin suggests they drive to Yellowstone Park while Niles
and Daphne sleep:
Frasier: It'll be a nice surprise for the two of them.
Martin: I've got a better surprise - let's tell Daphne we're in Mexico!
|Frasier Online Episode Review|
A brilliantly funny, and to my mind, classic episode of the show which is John Mahoney's favourite episode too. The episode deals very well with the common thread of Frasier's relationship with his father by showing that when Frasier tries to bond with his father it fails, but when they don't try they get along just fine. There are also many great moments such as the scene where they have their photo taken with the bear, and trying to get past the border guard with Daphne being only able to say 'Sure' in an American accent. Superb from start to finish, this is an undoubted high point of the first season
|Latest Viewer Episode Review|
Avg. Viewer Review:
Total Number of Reviews: 14
Travels With Martin Fantasic and Funny Episode , Jun 07, 2011
Reviewer: Carys Humphreys from Carmarthen, Wales,United Kingdom
This episode is funny especially the part where Daphne said "Well, you've certainly got this trip well-planned, Mr. Crane!Whenever I take a holiday I just grab a fresh pair of knickers and see where the wind takes me"! and Niles looks at Dpahne backside after she makes this coment, and when Frasier said Niles... Niles! after noticing Niles looking at Daphne, Frasier then pulls hard right on the steering wheel making the vehicle
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