No Fat
Marie carrying the tofu turkey in "No Fat"
Season 3
Episode 10
Air Date November 23, 1998
Cast Ray Romano
Director(s) Steve Zuckerman
Writer(s) Ellen Sandler
Preceded by The Lone Barone
Followed by The Apartment

No Fat is the 10th episode of Season 3, and is episode 57 of the full 210 episodes for the entire series. In this episode, to Ray's dismay, Marie changes the traditional Thanksgiving dinner.

Episode Information[edit | edit source]

Synopsis[edit | edit source]

After attending the Senior Health Fair, Marie realizes that she and Frank need to eat healthier if they want to live longer. So she begins to alter some of the things she cooks. And Thanksgiving just happens to be coming up soon.

Ray is supportive of his parents for wanting to eat healthier, but he doesn't like the fact that Marie is NOT making turkey on Thanksgiving. Instead, they have to sit through an entire meal of tofu turkey.

Running Gags[edit | edit source]

Ray, as always, refers to Debra with some funny nickname. In this particular episode, he entered the scene and said, "Hi Pinky." He then continued and said hi to Debra, instead calling his mother Pinky.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

Actress Patricia Heaton was pregnant at the time of filming for this episode, so she did not appear in many of the shots. And when she did, she either wore big, baggy clothing or held an object, such as a blanket, in front of her to cover up the pregnant belly.

Robert's dog Shamsky was mentioned but did not make an appearance in this episode.

Debra's parents (Warren and Lois) were also mentioned indirectly, but did not make an appearance.

Quotes[edit | edit source]

  • FRANK: The homeless?! They're chowing down at some mission. Lucky bastards.

  • FRANK: I rolled over in bed and suddenly there was no Great Wall of Marie to stop me.

  • RAY: Why didn't you bring your dog, Robert?
  • ROBERT: (still staring at the tofu turkey) I don't think Shamsky would eat this.
  • RAY: Yeah, but we could eat him.
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