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Stark Raving Mad: Sometimes a Fritter Is Just a Fritter

After Ian changes a character's name in his latest novel to Renska, Henry learns that this is the name of a waitress in the diner that Ian frequents. Under the misapprehension that Ian's in love with her, Henry decides to meddle. Meanwhile, Jake takes Maddie's place at school and fills out a teacher evaluation that leads her professor to think that Maddie's hot for him.

Episode Info
Episode number: 1x3
Production Number: 1ADM03
Airdate: Thursday October 07th, 1999

Director: Ted Wass
Writer: David A. Goodman

Guest Stars
Dorie BartonDorie Barton
As Tess Farraday
Craig CadyCraig Cady
As Waiter
John VickeryJohn Vickery
As Professor Forrest St. James
Marilyn ChildMarilyn Child
As Anna (Renska's Mother)
Victor Raider-WexlerVictor Raider-Wexler
As Nicholas (Renska's Father)
Episode Notes
Guest star Victor Raider-Wexler and later guest-star Frances Conroy ("The Pigeon") both appeared in the film "Die, Mommie, Die!," which was cast by Jeff Greenberg, the casting director for "Stark Raving Mad." It's also worth noting that series star Dorie Barton (Tess Farraday) originated the role of daughter Edith in the stage version of "Die Mommie Die!" (the role went to actress Natasha Lyonne in the film version).

Episode Quotes
Ian: I just feel that names that end with "y" are weak, Henry.

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