[11.12]Frasier-Lite


Frasier-Lite   Written by Sam Johnson, Chris Marcil, Jeffrey Richman,
 	                   Jon Sherman, Bob Daily, and Patricia Breen                
                                             Directed by Sheldon Epps 
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Production Code: 11.12
Episode Number In Production Order: 252
Original Airdate on NBC: Jan. 6, 2004
Transcript written on Feb. 11, 2004

Transcript {Kelly Dean Hansen}

Skyline: Plane with KACL banner.

ACT I

Scene 1 - KACL
Frasier is taking a call.

Frasier: Well, Morrie, if you're not cheating on your wife, and she 
         still suspects you, then we're obviously dealing with a trust 
         issue.
 Morrie: [v.o.] More like a crazy issue.  And I know where she gets it, 
         from her mother — who, by the way, came for Thanksgiving and 
         still hasn't left.  Happy New Year!
Frasier: Perhaps we should tackle these issues one at a time...

Over the line Frasier hears loud knocking.

 Morrie: I'm in the bathroom, Celeste!  A little privacy?! [into phone] 
         See how she gets?
Frasier: Well, perhaps what is needed here is...

There is a click as Celeste picks up on another phone.

Celeste: [v.o.] You think I don't know who you're talking to in there, 
         huh, Morrie?  It's your little whore, isn't it?  Hello, whore.
Frasier: Celeste, if I could interrupt for just a moment...
Celeste: A man?!  It's worse than I thought.

Another click.

 Mother: [v.o.] Celeste?
Celeste: Hang up, Ma!
 Mother: You're all on the radio.  I'm listening down in the kitchen.
 Morrie: How about washing a dish or two while you're down there?

Yet another click.

Britney: [v.o.] I cannot stand this yelling!  I'm running away from home.
 Morrie: Oh, hang up the phone, Britney, you're going nowhere.
Frasier: And neither is this conversation. [He cuts off the line.] 
         Well, that's our show for today, with a brief program 
         note.  My KACL colleagues and I are competing against 
         a team at KPXY to see who can shed the most pounds for 
         charity.  We're off to  our first weigh-in right now.  
         You can keep track of our progress  on Channel 6's 
         Coffee with Kelly.  Wish us luck.

Bulldog, Kenny, Gil, and Noel rapidly enter the studio carrying cake 
boxes, bags, etc.

Bulldog: Okay, everybody, let's power this crap down.
Frasier: Why?
  Kenny: The more you eat before the contest, the more you artificially 
         boost your starting weight.

They all begin to eat voraciously, except Frasier.

Bulldog: Yeah, we got cheeseburgers, donuts, french fries, tacos...
    Gil: And a duck confit that's as rich as Donald Trump and twice as 
         greasy.
Frasier: Well, it hardly seems in the spirit of the competition.  The 
         entire purpose here is to raise awareness about the obesity 
         epidemic in this country...

He is interrupted by Bulldog shoving a cheeseburger in his face.

    Roz: Come on, Frasier, the winning team gets a free trip to Vegas!

All except Frasier cheer.

    Gil: Four glorious days in Sin City, with all its gaudy brilliance, 
         the feathered headdresses, the fishnet stockings...[He eats a 
         morsel.]
  Kenny: I'm just wearing an aloha shirt, myself.
Bulldog: Come on, Shempsky, pick up the pace.
   Noel: I have a digestive disorder where if I eat too much or too 
         little I get incapacitating stomach cramps.
    Roz: It's OK, Noel, you do what's right for you. [suggestively, 
         moving closer to him] But wouldn't a trip to Vegas be really 
         fun?  And remember, what happens in Vegas... [enticingly 
         brings a donut to his face] stays in Vegas.

He quickly begins to devour the donut from her hand.

Bulldog: Eat up, Doc!
Frasier: I will do no such thing!  It is not fair, and it is 
         unsportsmanlike.
Bulldog: Ah, who's it gonna hurt?

Noel doubles over in pain and groans.

Bulldog: Shake it off, kid, nobody likes a whiner.

Bulldog slaps Noel's head.  

FADE OUT

PIGEON DROPPING
Scene 2 - Frasier's apartment Martin opens the door to Niles and Daphne Martin: Hey, Niles, Daph. Daphne: [rushing to the powder room] Oh, no time for chitchat, pregnant lady coming through. Martin: [noticing that Niles has a bandage on his hand] What happened to your wrist? Niles: 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. [He hangs his coat.] Martin: Does she know she did it? Niles: No, no, no, I didn't want to hurt her feelings, so I just— I just, uh, made up an excuse... [looking out to the balcony] What is Eddie doing? Martin sits in his chair. While he is speaking, Niles, notices something on the window, wipes it away with his handkerchief. Martin: Oh, he's waiting for a pigeon friend of his. We call him Barney. Flies on the balcony every day and they stare at each other. Those crazy animals. Yesterday they did it for three hours. Niles scoffs in disbelief as he sits on the couch. Martin: No, I'm not making it up, I watched them the whole time. As Niles sits, he bumps his sore wrist. Daphne exits the powder room and sees him wince. Daphne: Oh, is your wrist still bothering you, dear? Niles: Oh, just a little flare-up. Daphne: Poor thing slept on it funny. Woke up screaming like a dying rabbit. She sits. Frasier enters. They greet him. Martin: Hey, Fras, how was the weigh-in? Frasier: Oh, it was appalling, thank you. My teammates ridiculed me for not pigging out beforehand. You know what is it about teams and, and competitions that just brings out the worst in people? He hangs his coat. Martin: Here we go again. Daphne: What? Niles: Well, Frasier and team sports are not a happy mix. Freshman year, in a bid to please Dad... Frasier: There is no need to tell that story. Niles: Frasier inadvertently joined the girls' field hockey team. Frasier: [off their chuckles] The sign-up sheet said "F. Hockey." I assumed it meant "freshman" hockey. Martin: The little plaid skirt didn't tip you off? Frasier: [seething] I thought it was a kilt! He exits. Daphne: Well, I'm starving. Where should we go for dinner? A loud thud is heard against the balcony window. Daphne: What was that? Martin: [gasping] Barney! Oh, Daph, would you take Eddie to my room? I don't want him to see this. Daphne: Come on, boy, come on now. She and Eddie exit. Martin and Niles go to the window. Martin: Oh, how did this happen? Niles: Oh, now, Dad, birds do fly into windows. Martin: I know, that's why I keep a safety smudge right there... huh, where'd it go? Niles realizes. Martin rounds on him. Martin: Niles! Niles: I'm, I'm, I'm sorry. It's, it's a reflex. I-I, I don't even know I'm doing it. They exit to the balcony and stare down. Martin: Are you happy? You killed Eddie's little friend. Poor little guy. [then] Well, what should we do, just kick him over the edge? Niles: Dad, wait, he's still breathing! Martin: Oh! Pick him up! Niles: But birds are notorious carriers of disease. Martin: Oh, here, use my hanky. Niles: [rejecting the hanky] I'll take my chances. He picks up the bird. Martin: Oh, don't you quit on us, Barney! You're gonna be good as new. They head back inside. But Niles is watching Barney so intently that he bumps his own head on the glass. Martin: [as they re-enter] See, that's why we need a safety smudge. FADE TO: Scene 3 - Channel 6 studio Host Kelly is wrapping up with a chef. [N.B. Bess Armstrong reprises her role as morning-show host Kelly Kirkland from [8.08] Mary Christmas.] Kelly: We'll be right back, to see how our teams are doing in the first week of our Fat to Fit Weight Loss Challenge, so stay right here. Kelly samples something from a spoon the chef offers. The KACL team is to the side, wearing shorts and corporate T-shirts. Bulldog: Hey, look, it's them. The KPXY team are all wearing golden training robes. Roz: Oh, those robes! It makes them look like they're in some kind of cult. Noel: Like the high priests of Asmodeus the Destroyer. [off their looks] Asmodeus - demon of lusts, eater of worlds. Does nobody read my e-mails? Kelly: Welcome back. So let's see how our teams fared this week. Come on in, guys! Come on in! Frasier notices a large, balding man on the KPXY team. Frasier: Kenny, who's that last guy on their team? Kenny: Oh, uh, Wayne Shafter. He's their new general manager. Frasier: [deep and ominous] So...we meet again, Wayne Shafter. Kenny: You know him? Frasier: We went to high school together. He was the captain of the football team - Mr. Popularity - and my chief rival for the affections of our Swedish exchange student Giselle Johannson- Janson. Kenny: Yeah, so, uh, how'd that work out? Frasier: Great. We got married and had six kids. What do you think? Kenny walks away. Frasier decides to make the first contact. Frasier: Wayne Shafter? Wayne: Yeah? Frasier: Frasier Crane. Wayne: Hey, F. Hockey! [He laughs and shakes Frasier's hand.] What have you been up to? Frasier: Oh, you know, not much. Harvard, Oxford, M.D., Ph. D., and then just recently, I... Wayne: Hey, remember that time I took your chess set and made you cry? Frasier: You did not make me cry. I chose to cry as a tactic to elicit sympathy and thereby regain my chess set. Wayne: [scoffing] I threw it in the dumpster behind the cafeteria, didn't I? Frasier: I don't know. It was never found. Wayne: No, I did. Kelly: [who has been talking in the background] And last up for KACL, my old friend, Dr. Frasier Crane. Frasier: Hi, Kelly! [He gives her a friendly embrace.] Kelly: Hey, Fras, good to see you, get up. He steps onto the scale. Kelly: Ouch! One pound heavier, Fras. KPXY cheers quietly. Frasier: Well, that can't be, I've added a salad to every meal. Bulldog and the rest of the team glare at him. Kelly: So, at the end of one week, it's KPXY down 17 pounds, KACL down 9. That's all the time we have. Join me tomorrow when my guests will be the Senior Citizens' Handbell Chorus. Have a neat day! Kelly gives a sunny wave, and the teams join her. Frasier: [pleading his case to his team] Listen. Muscle weighs more than fat, you know, and the way I've been working out lately... Bulldog: Yeah, save it, lard-ass. The team begins to exit. Wayne calls after Frasier. Wayne: Hey, you know, Crane, when they say "Take one for the team," they don't mean another cruller. [He laughs.] Frasier: Oh, shut up, Shafter, you're a cruller. Wayne: Oh, give it up. I'll drop you a postcard from Vegas. Frasier: I'll tell you what, we are going to win this competition, Mister. And when we do, you will replace that chess set. Wayne: Okay, deal. But if we win, you're showing up at our station in your little field hockey uniform. Frasier: You're on, you fat scoundrel. Wayne: All right, shake on it. Wayne offers his hand. Frasier goes to take it, and he pulls it away. Wayne: Psych! Oh, sorry. Sorry, that wasn't cool. Here you go. Frasier falls for it again, and Wayne again pulls back his hand. Wayne: Psych! Frasier begins to exit. Wayne: Hey, hey, hey, wait a minute, it's not a deal unless we shake on it. Come on. Frasier's look says "I'm not falling for it again." Wayne: Come on. I wouldn't do it for a third time. [He smiles.] Frasier: All right. The hand is again pulled back when Frasier reaches for it. Wayne: Psych! God, I missed you! He laughs heartily. FADE OUT. END OF ACT I ACT II Scene 4 - Frasier's apartment Niles and Daphne enter. Niles has a whiplash brace on his neck. Daphne: Hello, Martin! Niles: Hey, Dad! Martin rises from his chair and takes in Niles's brace. Niles: How's Barney doing? Martin: Oh, he's doing a lot better today. Niles: Great. I brought him a treat. Millet and sunflower kernels with added calcium for beak conditioning. [Daphne goes toward the kitchen.] Martin: Mmm. What happened to your neck? Niles: Oh... [He gives a sidelong glance at Daphne.] Fell out of bed. Daphne: He's been so accident-prone lately. Every morning it's something else. She goes into the kitchen. Martin: Shamu jump the tank again? Niles: Fortunately, I moisturized right before bed, so I squirted out like a watermelon seed. Frasier enters in a track suit, very winded. Martin: You all right, son? Frasier: Walked upstairs. Niles: Why did you walk upstairs? Frasier: Burning calories. He begins to do calisthenics against the table behind the couch. Daphne: Oh, yes, I saw you on TV. You know, that Kelly Kirkland is quite an actress. I once saw her in a production of Love Letters with Bill Nye, the Science Guy. [indicating] Tears. A beat as they take that in. Frasier: I've decided to rededicate myself to this diet. The opposing team is captained by my old high school nemesis, Wayne Shafter. Niles: [gasps, then] Which one was he? Frasier: Thick neck, dead eyes... snapped your PBS umbrella. Niles grimaces. Frasier: For the next two weeks, I shall be a speed-walking, calorie- burning, pound-shedding machine. Daphne, didn't you purchase some sort of stomach-tightening apparatus for Dad? Daphne: The Ab Blaster or the Flab Buster? Frasier: Right. I'll tell you what. Bring me both of them. I'll put them together, see if I can get a real good workout going. He notices Niles and Martin caring for Barney. Frasier: So... is that bird nesting in my cashmere scarf? Martin: Yeah, we tried a whole bunch of them. That's the one he likes best. Frasier: All right, that's it. I want that sky rat out of here. Martin: Oh, no! Eddie will be crushed. The bird's like his pet. Frasier: Eddie is a pet. He doesn't get to have a pet. Frasier exits toward his bedroom. Niles: [petting the bird] Well, I guess Barney has pretty well recovered. Martin: [wistfully] Yeah, I guess. Well, time to go, Barney. Oh, Eddie, don't worry. He'll come back and visit you. Niles: It's kind of hard letting him go. They exit to the balcony. Niles: Now I know how you must have felt all those times when you dropped me off at musical theater camp. Sad and frightened... He goes out the door, Martin lingers. Martin: [with a meaningful pause] Lots of emotions, son. He follows Niles onto the balcony. Niles: Barney, remember us fondly as you spread your wings and soar free. Niles shuts his eyes and throws the bird upward. Martin's eyes and head follow the bird as he drops like a rock. Martin: Oh, my God! Barney! Niles: [searching the skies] Where did he go? Is he soaring free? Martin: He bounced off the railing, and landed on the Cunninghams' balcony. Niles: Dad, look! His wing just moved! He's alive! Martin: I'll go get him. Niles: Hurry, hurry! Martin goes back inside. Niles: [yelling down] Don't you die! I love you, you tough old bird! [then] Not you, Mrs. Cunningham. FADE TO: Scene 5 - KACL Kenny is in the booth. Bulldog enters. Both of them are edgy. Bulldog: Hey, what did I tell you about smoking in the booth? Roz enters from the studio holding a cigarette. Roz: Oh, bite me. I need something to kill my appetite -besides your STUPID, UGLY FACE!! Bulldog backs off. Kenny: Gotcha, Bulldog. Bulldog pinches Kenny's nipple, hard. Kenny: Ow! What did I tell you about that? [N.B. In fact, David Hyde Pierce is the only member of the regular cast who does not smoke. He also insists that Jane Leeves not have a cigarette before any scene that requires him to kiss her.] Gil enters. Gil: Thieves! Brigands! I had three-and-a-half ounces of sashimi- grade ahi in the fridge and one of you has stolen it. Bulldog: Not me. Roz: Well, it wasn't me! And it wasn't Noel. He thinks I'm going to do him in Vegas, so he's barely eaten in two weeks. [She laughs.] That's why he keeps fainting. They all stare at Kenny. Roz drags her cigarette. Kenny: All right, I took it and I liked it! What are you going to do about it? [Bulldog pinches his nipple again.] Ow! It wasn't even your fish! [Bulldog pinches his other nipple.] OW! Unseen before, Noel now rises from the floor, bumping his head on the desk. Noel: How long was I out that time? Roz: [suggestively] Ten minutes, big boy. Noel: I've got a bump the size of an egg. Kenny: Don't say "egg." Noel: Don't tell me what to say. Gil: I'm still waiting for my ahi. Roz: Put a sock in it, Princess. Gil: How dare you? Roz: How dare you! Bulldog: Should I crack the egg, Noel, huh? They all begin to scream at each other at once. Frasier enters. Frasier: People! People, STOP IT! They are silent. Frasier: Now, listen, I understand that we're all a bit cranky... Gil: Cranky? We're starving. I'm not sure I can hold on much longer. Frasier: We've only got one day more to go. We can't crack now when we're this close to victory! All right, everyone - take a deep breath. They all inhale. Roz begins to hack in an obvious smokers' cough. Frasier: Yes, Roz, cough it all up. We don't want any extra phlegm weight. A crowd outside the studio begins to sing "Happy Birthday." Noel: Whose birthday is it? Kenny: Gina in accounting. Roz: Who's Gina again? Bulldog: New chick. So-so face, a little big in the can. Gil: Perhaps I'll go wish dear Gina well. Bulldog: Hey, good idea. They all agree. Frasier: Now, that's the team spirit! We may be dieting, but we can still nourish ourselves on some good office fellowship. Please give Gina my regards as well. Bulldog: Okay, Doc, see ya. They all say good-bye to Frasier and exit the booth. Frasier: [to himself] Oh, it's a good team... Good people... Behind him, they all race past the window. Frasier: [realizing] Good God! [calling and running after them] Wait! It's not worth it! It's sheetcake! FADE TO:
BYE BYE BIRDIE
Scene 6 - Frasier's apartment The team are all there. Bulldog is wearing a loud silver jumpsuit and doing rapid step exercises, up and down the little step. Gil is seated on the couch, Kenny is in Martin's chair, Roz is smoking near the balcony window. Gil: Will you stop that infernal bouncing? Bulldog: No, sir. No, sir. Gotta keep moving. Constant movement equals constant calorie burn. You sure you guys don't want some appetite suppressants? Bulldog stops briefly and gulps down several pills from a bottle. Roz: What the hell are those things anyway? Bulldog: [over-stimulated] They're fine, they're fine, they're natural, they have ginseng. He takes another shot of them, and begins to do stair exercises again. Frasier is standing in front of the door and is bumped when Niles and Martin try to enter. Frasier: Oh, come on in, Dad. Martin and Niles enter, Niles carrying a bag. Martin: What's going on? Frasier: Well, we had a bit of a discipline breakdown. We've all agreed to spend the last twelve hours before the final weigh- in policing each other. It's a good thing you had dinner out. I've purged the apartment of all foodstuffs. Niles: Who's that gentleman on the floor? All: Noel. Frasier: He passes out from time to time, but not to worry, I'm sure the next searing stomach cramp will bring him around. Noel rises from in front of the fireplace with a loud groan. Frasier: [patting Noel on the back] There you are. You can set your watch by him. All right, everybody. I believe my bathroom has probably finished its transformation into a steam room by now. If you'll all join me, we can relax and sweat off a few extra ounces. Bulldog: [excitedly] Okay, you heard the doc, let's go, let's go, let's go. Frasier leads them all back, Bulldog shepherding them from the rear. He slaps Noel's head as they go. Niles and Martin approach the box on the bookcase containing the bird. Niles: [opening the box] Hey, Barney. How's my favorite patient? Niles reaches a hand in. Martin: Hey, making progress. He doesn't even flinch anymore at the sound of your voice. Niles: He's letting me stroke his wing. You know what? I'm going to put this birdseed in a bowl. Niles goes back to the kitchen. Martin: [to the bird] Oh, you know, there's a sad little fellow who's been dying to say hello to you all day. He places the box on the floor next to Eddie. Martin: That's better. Eddie, come on, say hello. Eddie rapaciously sticks his head in the box and grabs the bird. Martin: Oh, my God, Eddie! Eddie! Eddie runs into the hallway carrying Barney in his jaws. Niles: [o.s.] Hey, Dad? Martin: Oh, no. He grabs the box and places it back on the bookshelf, closing the lid. Niles: [coming out of the kitchen with a bowl] I've been thinking. You know... Martin: [shushing him] Shh. Keep it quiet. That wing rub you gave him put him right to sleep. Niles: Well, that's kind of sweet. Well, uh, I'll just go home. He sets down the bowl of birdseed. Niles: You know, Dad, I think he may like me even more than he likes Eddie. Martin: [with simultaneous irony and truth] No contest. Niles exits. Martin heads back. FADE TO: Scene 7 - Frasier's bathroom The room is filled with steam. The "team" are all there, only visible as an odd arm and leg here and there. Bulldog is still wearing his jumpsuit, Roz is wearing a robe, and the other men are wearing towels. Bulldog: How much longer, Doc? Frasier: Another half an hour. Roz: I can't keep my cigarette lit. Noel's voice comes from the floor, indicating he is lying down. Noel: [weakly] Roz, take my hand. Roz: Fine, Noel, I'll take your stupid hand. She gets up and fumbles around. Roz: Where are you...? Gil: Roz! Roz: Oh, my God! Put on a towel, you perv. Gil: If I had known this sort of thing went on in steam rooms, I'd never have let you lure me in. Frasier: All right, just relax, team. Feel the steam literally melting the pounds away. A moment of silence. Kenny: Oh, I'm about to faint. I'm going to grab some water. He exits. Bulldog: You sure you want to leave him alone out there? He could be on his way to Pizza Hut. Frasier: Good point. I'll just go check on him. He exits. By now everyone is practically invisible. Roz: It's weird, my skin tastes kind of salty. Beat. Bulldog: Oh, I'd say mostly sweet, but a little salty. Heh, heh, heh. Roz: That wasn't me, Bulldog. Gil: That was me you licked. And if it happens again, I shall consider it strike one. CUT TO: Kenny walking toward the kitchen wearing a robe. On the way he sees the birdseed and samples it. Kenny: Mmm. He walks back to the kitchen. Frasier follows, belting his robe. On the way, he observes the bird's feathers on the floor. He picks one up and releases it, horrified. He opens the bird's box, sees the bird is gone, and jumps back. Kenny enters from the kitchen, licking his finger and picking his teeth. Frasier eyes him with suspicion and shock. Kenny looks guilty. Frasier: Kenny... what did you just eat? Kenny: [sucking his teeth] Nothing. Frasier: You have a toothpick! Kenny: Oh, all right, I couldn't take it anymore. I only had a mouthful. Frasier: [screaming] Dear God! The rest of the team rushes in. Noel and Gil are now wearing robes, and Gil — this kills me — has a pink towel wrapped turban-style around his head. Bulldog: What happened? Frasier: This ravenous madman's just eaten a live pigeon! Kenny: No, I didn't! I only had some seeds. Gil: If Kenny gets seeds, we all get seeds. Roz: Where are they? Bulldog: No, get away! I saw them first! They all rush toward the birdseed and struggle for it. Roz: No, give me those! The bowl goes flying and scatters birdseed all over the floor. They clamber over Martin's chair, diving for the birdseed. Frasier: Stop it! Stop it! Stop this madness! Look at yourselves! They stop and look up. Roz's hair is completely messed up. Frasier: Dear God, we are hours away from victory and look at you, plucking around the floor like a clutch of crazed capons. Try to conjure up some image to give us strength. Imagine yourselves winning. Imagine yourselves in Vegas! Roz: [whining] I'm still hungry! Martin enters from the hallway. Martin: Stay out of the hallway, Eddie just threw up a dead pigeon, and now he's eating it again. Martin exits. They all rise saying such things as "Okay, that's it," and "That'll do it for me." Kenny spits out the seed residue in his mouth. FADE TO: Scene 8 - Channel 6 Studio Kelly Kirkland introduces the segment. Kelly: Next up, the final weigh-in in our Fat to Fit Weight Loss Challenge, so stay right here. The team are in their KACL T-shirts. Frasier: Okay. Everybody take off your watches, jewelry, hairpins, shoes, anything that'll add just an ounce of weight. The other team, led by Shafter, enters in their robes. Wayne: Hey, Crane! Looking forward to seeing you in your field hockey skirt. Frasier: Oh, yeah? I'm going to be so busy playing with that new chess set you're gonna buy me that I won't even have time to put on my skirt... Not that I still have it! Kelly: Welcome back! And here they are, come on in folks! KPXY, you're up first. The KPXY team is weighed. Instead of a one-person scale, for the final weigh-in they've prepared a trampoline-sized scale for the whole team, with a big electronic display. Bulldog: Okay, guys. Huddle up, here's the plan. I'll stand in the middle. You surround me, and lift me up, so I'm not even touching the scale. They stare at him. Bulldog: What? The scale dings. Kelly: Wow, you have lost an impressive 44 pounds, 2 ounces. Great job, guys! The KPXY team congratulates each other. Noel: [delirious] I see giant steaks with legs. Bulldog: You're hallucinating. [He slaps Noel's head.] Just pull it together. Kenny: Uh, no, he's right. It's the Beef Council Dancers. They're on after us. Noel slaps Bulldog's head. Kelly: Okay, Team KACL, up you go. They mount the scale. It dings. Kelly: Oh, my goodness! 44 pounds even. You lose by two ounces! They all begin to groan. Roz: No! I'm not getting emphysema for this. She reaches for her purse and grabs a pair of scissors, handing it to Gil. She then lifts her ponytail. Roz: Cut me! Gil: I can't! Roz: Cut me, damn it! Gil grimaces as he does so. Roz puts down her ponytail and the scissors. The scale now changes to 44 lb. 3 oz. Kelly: Oh, my God! 44 pounds, 3 ounces! They're on their way to Vegas! The KACL team cheers (as does the studio audience). The KPXY team reacts with disgust, and appear to want to cry foul. The KACL team goes off to the side Kelly: Don't go away! When we come back, we have a little dance number that's both "rare" and "well done." She smiles broadly. The show fades out to music. Shafter approaches Frasier. Wayne: Okay, Crane, you won. Frasier: Yes, I did, Shafter. Wayne: So, where do I pick up this chess set? Frasier: The Rook Nook. Ask for Cyril. Tell him you were sent by Dr. Frasier Crane... Frasier holds out his hand for Wayne to shake. He takes the bait. Frasier: PSYCH... He pulls his hand back as Wayne goes to shake it. Frasier: ...iatrist. The KACL team cheers, giving Frasier hugs and high-fives. FADE OUT END OF ACT II Credits: The team is enjoying a small feast from a side table in the television studio. They all exit together, except for Noel, who indicates that he will follow. Roz is the last to leave. Noel rushes back to the scale area and picks up the lock of Roz's hair. He sniffs it lovingly, and tucks it inside his shirt, whereupon he rushes back in the direction the team left.

Guest Appearances

 Special Guest Star
 DAN BUTLER as Bulldog

 Guest Starring
 EDWARD HIBBERT as Gil Chesterton
 PATRICK KERR as Noel Shempsky
 BESS ARMSTRONG as Kelly Kirkland
 BILL KIRCHENBAUER as Wayne Shafter

 Guest Callers
 STANLEY TUCCI as Morrie
 PENNY MARSHALL as Celeste
 ESTELLE PARSONS as Celeste's Mother
 HILLARY DUFF as Britney

 and
 TOM McGOWAN as Kenny

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