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Roz arranges a date between Frasier (Kelsey Grammer) and her insurance-agent friend, Ann (Saturday Night Live's Julia Sweeney). It's strictly a temporary measure until a more lasting relationship comes along, Roz assures Frasier: Ann is merely "a placeholder" to "keep your muscles toned." When the date turns out to be a disaster, a desperate Frasier scrambles for a graceful way to ditch Ann and go home alone. Meanwhile, a thief has been stealing things from Niles (David Hyde Pierce) and Daphne (Jane Leeves); and the affection between Martin (John Mahoney) and Ronee (Wendie Malick) grows stronger.


Kelsey Grammer
as Frasier Crane
David Hyde Pierce
as Niles Crane
John Mahoney
as Martin Crane
Jane Leeves
as Daphne
Julia Sweeney
as Ann Murphy
Wendie Malick
as Ronee Lawrence
Tom McGowan
as Kenny Daly
Laurie Johnson
as Mrs. Gablyczyck
Krista Allen
as Liz Wright
Paul Michael
as Mr. Serafini
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