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Martin – Season 3

Podcast Episode Synopsis: We get into the scoobidy doobidy of it all, chess games, and the excellence that is families supporting each other.

“Martin Does it His Way” is such a delightful episode. It is great to see more of Martin’s life and interests. It is also so lovely to see Niles and Frasier want something great and exciting for their dad and encourage him and help him. We really love families who actively support each other. I wonder what that’s about.

Chess is boring, I think we can all agree. But this is a nice use of chess to unpack the relationship between Martin and Frasier. And it’s a great moment for Martin to get to put his snobby son in his place.

Martin surveys a chess board
Martin outwits Frasier at chess, we all win. Season 3, Episode 18

Martin is a great dad. He knows when to step in and help out his stubborn son. We should all be so lucky.

Martin Crane beams at Frasier after getting him the outlaw laser robo geek.
What a good dad. Season 3, Episode 9

He is also a real goofball and that is so incredibly enjoyable. It’s fun to see the teenage embarrassment that Frasier and Niles still have about their weird dad and I love seeing Martin continue to torture them with it.

I definitely do suggest watching “Martin Does it His Way” and enjoying the heck out of Kelsey Grammer’s performance of “She’s Such a Groovy Lady” at the funeral service. Oh goodness it cracks me up.

Frasier gives the audience a thumbs up sign.

Episodes to Check Out

“Martin Does it His Way”. This time there can only be one!

Martin – Season 2

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

Podcast Episode Synopsis: We get gushy about our fave television dad.

Guys, we really love Martin and the show gets better as we learn more about the supporting characters like Martin. We get to see how good Martin was at his job, which adds great depth to this already great and loveable character.

The show also does a great job of showing what different transitions in different people’s lives look like. Martin is still fairly new to retirement and the show sensitively takes the time to pay attention to him and his journey.

I could listen to Martin say “I love YA” all day. It is a great example of how the show is working to soften Martin’s character and make him more of a real person. We really don’t really spend enough time talking about how freaking amazing the episode “Breaking the Ice” is. It is a masterclass of writing and also just a charming episode that explores the complicated relationship between three men who love each other but don’t always see eye to eye. We do, however, basically recommend this episode for every topic this season.

Episodes to Check Out

“Retirement is Murder” and “Breaking the Ice”

Taryn’s Patented Lilith Count

0, sadly.

The Duct Tape Appreciation Society (Martin, Season 1)

Welcome to the show notes for the Martin episode of Season 1 of Café Nervosa. We hope you enjoy the podcast!

Podcast Episode Synopsis: We get into what makes Martin and his duct tape-covered recliner so great

First up, Martin is awesome and when he gets under Frasier’s skin is when we get to see Frasier as more of a human.

Martin’s chair is so important to the show. We’ll probably keep talking about this for most of the podcast.

Martin believes that sex is something between you and the person you’re doing it to. This line will always crack me up. Read More