Character: Babette the Caller
Created by: David Angell, Peter Casey, David Lee
Directed by: Kelsey Grammer
Written by: Heide Perlman
Produced by: Maggie Blanc
Other cast: Kelsey Grammer, Jane Leeves, David Hyde Pierce
Episodes: 11x17
Original airdate: March 16, 2004
Episode title: Coots and Ladders
Genre: Comedy
Running time: 21min

Through a series of unnecessarily detailed flashbacks, Frasier confesses to Niles that, bored with his job and jealous of his family's happiness, he has stolen a small trinket from an elderly neighbor's apartment. He and Niles crash her surprise birthday party to try and return it in secret.