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Diet on the set

What TV stars are eating

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While seaQuest‘s aquatic actor, Ensign Darwin, is content munching on smelts between takes, his human peers can be a lot pickier. Here’s a peek at the break-time fare on a few other TV shows:

FRASIER Like the erudite Dr. Crane, the folks on this Cheers spin-off appreciate fine cuisine. Recent menu: Roasted pork loin with cranberry port wine sauce, New Zealand seacod topped with roasted corn relish. Junk food: Trail mix, raisins, and nonfat-yogurt-covered pretzels. Cravings: Director James Burrows must have popcorn.

NORTHERN EXPOSURE Long hours in freezing temperatures require meals that stick to the ribs. Recent menu: Chicken Marbella (from the 1982 Silver Palate Cookbook), lots of Tex-Mex. Junk food: Fruit desserts like blueberry cobbler. Cravings: Janine Turner (Maggie) has a cheese quesadilla and a Coke with ice every morning; John Cullum (Holling) is partial to greens with vinegar.

MARRIED… WITH CHILDREN Though dinner at the Bundys’ is far from nutritious, the set is health conscious. Recent menu: Vegetable lasagna, salad, fruit for dessert. Junk food: Scarce; if there is any, it usually belongs to David Faustino (Bud). Cravings: There’s plenty of bottled water; Ted McGinley (Jefferson) is a runner.

MURPHY BROWN Apparently FYI‘s obstinate correspondent isn’t so hard to please when it comes to food. Recent menu: Fish and chicken à la Warner Bros. commissary. Junk food: A full table of cookies and cake. Cravings: Candice Bergen (Murphy) can’t live without onion bagels.