Welcome to the show notes for the Siblings episode of Season 2 of Café Nervosa. We hope you enjoy the podcast!

Podcast Episode Synopsis: A couple of siblings discuss how awesome these psychiatrist siblings are.

We start off talking about how Niles and Frasier have to one up each other and how it fuels the farcical nature of the show. We are not petty people, nor do we often enjoy petty people, but these Cranes make it oh so enjoyable. “The Innkeepers” and “The Club” are really stellar episodes to highlight how these two men, who so often have each other’s backs, are willing to turn on each other. Thankfully these petty squabbles never take away from the awesome base of their relationship.

I take a turn and talk about how great Niles and Frasier are as supportive, loving brothers who just want to see each other be the best version of themselves. It’s rare to see characters like this take so much stock in what the other has to say and take steps to change their behaviour. Kudos show for showing that growing as a human is a great thing to do.

Also a great thing to do: go to the spa! No matter who you are! Niles and Frasier support each other in their love of comfort and pampering despite what the world tells them. And spoiler alert: the world tells them that they should not enjoy things like spa treatments because they are dudes and that is full on malarky.

I think we can all agree that the younger sibling is often the more put upon one. And I await your fan mail to tell me how stalwart I have been being Lauren’s younger sister for these 32 years. [Ed’s note: Copernicus called, and you are not the centre of the universe!]

Episodes to Check Out

“The Innkeepers” and “Breaking the Ice”

Taryn’s Patented Lilith Count

0. Sad trombone.

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