Cast – Season 3

Podcast Episode Synopsis: We talk about some of our favourite guest stars and then bag on Kelsey Grammer.

Donald O’Connor is a great example of how this show was able to get some of the best guest stars. He is a legend in musical theatre and the show perfectly showcases him here.

Donald O'Connor wearing a red fireperson's hat.
The great Donald O’Connor calling Frasier “Sparky”, Season 3, Episode 19

We have wanted to talk about Noel Shempsky for a while and I am so glad we get to delve into him, especially when he has some real standout moments this season. His special fainting ability is just one adorable aspect of his personality. He really owns it, and I love it.

I personally enjoy the callers a lot. It sends me down internet rabbit holes, but fun bit of trivia, I tend to come up with the references off the top of my head when we record. So I hope you enjoy literally the first thing I can think of for these accomplished actors.

Sigourney Weaver and Ray Liotta in a car in the movie Heartbreakers
The best film of 2001, Heartbreakers.

Blair Brown played Nina. We came up with it shortly after recording. And Fringe is truly great.

It is time we get to talk about Shelley Long. A living legend who rules. Shelley Long is absolutely delightful in her episode. Diane really gets the best of Frasier and he is increasingly powerless against her.

Shelly Long as Diane Chambers in Frasier (season 3)

Episodes to Check Out

“The Show Where Diane Comes Back” and “The Adventures of Bad Boy and Dirty Girl”

Cast – Season 2

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

Podcast Episode Synopsis: We talk about our favourite moments from star Kelsey Grammer, discuss our weird world of shared obscure references with our Who’s Calling segment and go deep into some obscure IMDB pages.

It’s cast time! Kelsey Grammer is a good actor. He is the centre of this universe for good reason, and by extension Frasier is the centre of the show for good reason. Something that we don’t often see from the character is that he actually is super good at his job. The episode “Dark Victory” is an earnest episode and I appreciate the emotion that is put into this character. Lauren goes to the opposite end of the  spectrum and loves when Frasier goes all in on something stupid, and she is not wrong for loving this. To sum up, despite ourselves we really respect Grammer’s acting abilities.

I love talking about Who’s Calling. Lauren surprises me with recognizing two callers. Including star of One Magic Christmas, Mary Steenburgen. Readers will note that it is not wholly surprising that Lauren recognized her because she genuinely loves her. If I’m being honest I am not 100% sure where this love comes from. I’ll just have to keep citing One Magic Christmas. Lauren and I have a DEEP well of shared pop culture information, and this is our time to really get into it. It’s a good look into our shared brain, as frightening as that may be.

Further into our discussion of good and great guests from this show. When discussing Téa Leoni, I give a real botched synopsis for Jurassic Park III. And I somehow failed to acknowledge her role in Deep Impact. Swing and a miss, me. We get to talk about Diedrich Bader, Nathan Lane, John C. McGinley, and the great Ted Danson. I get in there with some hot takes about national treasure, Ted Danson.

The nonsense we each bring is basically that dudes suck. Nothing new here.

Episodes to Check Out

“Retirement is Murder” and “Dark Victory”

Taryn’s Patented Lilith Count

1 , with thanks to Lauren for slipping her in there.