A scheming Frasier finally works his way into hosting the annual televised Christmas parade but he is horrified to learn that his wildly successful protege - the sassy, brassy radio host known as Dr. Mary will be his substitute co-host, prompting a battle royale for control of the microphone.
Frasier leaves his wine club to host a new radio feature called "The Wine Corner" and is angered to learn that a resentful Niles; the club's overbearing "corkmaster" has ordered it's old members not to participate in the program.
Niles gets jealous of an old flame of Daphne's at the dog park. Frasier teaches Lana about honesty in selling a problematic piece of real estate and Martin secretly attends the parole hearing of the man who shot him.
The radio station hires a handsome new doctor to host a call-in medical show, but Frasier, nursing his male ego, is determined to find a flaw in his new colleague, who seems just a little "too perfect."