Diagnosis Murder/Food Fight

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Food Fight
Season 5, Episode 23
Airdate April 30, 1998
Written by Jacquelyn Blain
Directed by Ron Satlof
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Food Fight is the twenty-third episode of the fifth season of Diagnosis Murder, and the one hundred eighth episode overall.

Starring: Dick Van Dyke (Dr. Mark Sloan), Victoria Rowell (Dr. Amanda Bentley), Charlie Schlatter (Dr. Jesse Travis)

and Barry Van Dyke (Steve Sloan)

Guest Stars: Leslie Easterbrook (Helen Froelich), Conrad Janis (Willy Andrews), David L. Lander (Fred McCaron), Erin Moran (Cynthia Bennett), Don Most (Emerson Horan), Pat Morita (Martin Gaylord)

Co-Starring: Kim Little (Nurse Susan Hilliard), Kevin McNally (EMT)


Plot Overview

Mark must get to the bottom of things when competition between caterers for the annual hospital fundraiser's ball turns deadly.


Arc Advancement





The Show

Oddly, this episode is DM's tribute to Happy Days and its spinoff series, featuring Erin Moran (Joanie Cunningham), Pat Morita (Arnold, the diner owner) and Donny Most (Ralph Malph), as well as Leslie Easterbrook and David L. Lander (Rhonda and Squiggy, respectively, from Laverne and Shirley) and Conrad Janis (Mindy's dad from Mork and Mindy).

Behind the Scenes

Allusions and References

Memorable Moments