Frasier (1993–2004)
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A KACL team competes in a weight-loss marathon with another radio station for a trip to Las Vegas. Niles and Martin nurse an ailing pigeon back to health.


Sheldon Epps


David Angell (created by), Peter Casey (created by) | 9 more credits »


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Episode complete credited cast:
Kelsey Grammer ... Dr. Frasier Crane
Jane Leeves ... Daphne Moon
David Hyde Pierce ... Dr. Niles Crane
Peri Gilpin ... Roz Doyle
John Mahoney ... Martin Crane
Dan Butler ... Bulldog Briscoe
Edward Hibbert ... Gil Chesterton
Patrick Kerr ... Noel Shempsky
Bess Armstrong ... Kelly Kirkland
Bill Kirchenbauer ... Wayne
Stanley Tucci ... Morrie (voice)
Penny Marshall ... Celeste (voice)
Estelle Parsons ... Celeste's Mother (voice)
Hilary Duff ... Britney (voice)
Tom McGowan ... Kenny Daly


The KACL team has a weight loss competition with a competing radio station. The whole team pigs out just before the first weigh-in just in order to bloat the original numbers. Frasier, however, refuses to participate in such an act of "blatant unsportsmanship". In the episode's sub-plot, a pigeon flies into Frasier's glass window. Niles and Martin take it upon themselves to nurse it back to health. At the initial weigh-in, Frasier recognizes one of his "mortal enemies" from his high school days participating on the opposing team. The two make a bet on the outcome of the winner, with Frasier's dignity pitted up against a new chess set. The KACL team undergoes increasingly extreme measures to lose weight, including a complete fast 24 hours before the final weigh-in. Furthermore, Frasier has converted his bathroom into a steam room, and invites the entire KACL team to use it to shed some more weight before the final weigh-in. In conclusion of the sub-plot, Eddie takes the pigeon out of ...

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weight loss | pigeon | team | bird | animal | See All (8) »




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Did You Know?


The sub-plot about Daphne abusing Niles in her sleep was previously used in the "Mad About You" episode "Nat & Arley" (1999). See more »


Martin Crane: What happened to your wrist?
Dr. Niles Crane: Oh, uh, she rolled over in her sleep and pinned me again. I even saw it coming this time, like the big rock in that Indiana Jones movie.
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Crazy Credits

When the title "Frasier" and the usual silhouette of Seattle are on screen, an airplane flies across the sky, with a "KACL" banner behind it. See more »


References Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) See more »


Tossed Salads and Scrambled Eggs
Written by Bruce Miller and Darryl Phinnessee
Performed by Kelsey Grammer
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Weight! Please Weight!
6 November 2019 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

When two opposing radio stations attempt to lose weight in a contest, craziness ensues. There participants literally starve themselves into potential victory. Meanwhile, Martin and Niles attempt to save an injured pigeon who ran into their window.

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6 January 2004 (USA) See more »

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