Frasier Online Episode Guide -> Season 4 -> Episode 4.09
Dad Loves Sherry, The Boys Just Whine
Written by: Joe Keenan
Directed by: James Burrows
Original US airdate: 7th January 1997
Original UK airdate: 5th September 1997
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After Maureen tells Frasier she is going to break up with Martin, Niles
informs him that he is the winner of a prestigious psycholgy in literature
award and is worried about Martin's performance. After their date, Maureen
chickens out of telling Martin leaving Frasier to blunder in and tell
Martin thinking he already knows. However, Maureen comes back and finally
tells him. Martin then says that this is great because he can finally
ask out a waitress he has had his eye on called Sherry Dempsey. He decides
to introduce her to the family and his birthday, and she is a loud, bold,
brassy, banjo playing waitress - the complete opposite to their mother,
and the boys are horrified. Although they keep their disdain under wraps,
after Sherry takes Daphne's ticket to Niles' award banquet, he resolves
to say something. Once again, Frasier blunders in and says they find her
not the kind of person they prefer to spend time with, thinking Niles
has already done so. How will the situation be resolved....?
|Episode Title Cards|
- Niles is telling Frasier about the award he has won:
Frasier: What case did you win for?
Niles: A gripping tale of a narcissistic opera singer. I called it 'Mememememe'
- Frasier can't believe the stuff Martin comes out with as Maureen
told him they were breaking up:
Martin: There ain't a dame alive who wouldn't rather break a guy's heart than think she hadn't even made a dent in it. I may not have been to Harvard, but I have been to the college of love.
Frasier: Apparently on a Spillane fellowship (!).
- Frasier and Niles are finding it hard to warm to Sherry:
Sherry: I love making people laugh. To me humour is like medicine.
Niles: Guess we must be in the placebo group (!!)
- Niles and Frasier trying 'Cold Duck'.
- Sherry gives Niles some post-separation advice:
Sherry: My mum used to say the only way to get over someone is to get under someone.
Niles: I didn't know Mae West had children (!).
Martin: Daphne has a cold, so Sherry's gonna use her ticket.
Frasier: What fun!!!!
- Martin senses that Niles is worried about something:
Niles: I'm just nervous about tomorrow night. Can't think why? [twangs Sherry's banjo].
- After blundering in again and Niles says something nice about
Frasier: Oh knock it off! I can see you're still waiting on that spine donor.
- After Frasier and Niles complain of Martin's treatment of Lilith
Martin: You're comparing someone as warm as Sherry to Frosty the Snow Wife!
|Frasier Online Episode Review|
A wonderfully funny episode that takes off as soon as Sherry arrives. As played by Marsha Mason, she is a wonderful creation and a perfect antidote to the pretentious Crane boys. There are numerous brilliant moments, such as Sherry's frequent cry of 'Gotcha' and Frasier's wonderful use of it on Niles. Overall, then, a fabulous episode that reinvigorates the series by adding a new character just when it's needed.
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Total Number of Reviews: 5
Welcome, Marsha Mason, Dec 11, 2011
Reviewer: Sammy J from Melbourne, Australia
I can only echo what has been said in previous reviews: Marsha
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