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Call Me Fran 

Fran's father will not use the basketball tickets that come from Mr. Sheffield. Fran questions her relationships with men and Maxwell agrees to call her Fran.

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C.C. Babcock
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Margaret 'Maggie' Sheffield
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Brighton Sheffield
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Grace Sheffield
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Sylvia Fine
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Val Toriello
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After Fran's father, Morty, doesn't show up to a Knicks game which she gave him as a gift, she learns that Morty declined only because he knows Fran got the tickets from Maxwell, from who he wants nothing. His attitude is because he sees Fran wasting her life on a man who will not marry her. Fran is hurt since she doesn't have her father's approval and has felt she never has. Dr. Miller's diagnosis of the situation is that Fran has always been attracted to men who keep her at arms length, much like her father, in order to resolve an unresolvable issue directly with her father. Based on this and Maxwell's inability to change, Sylvia inadvertently convinces Fran that she is the one who needs to make a change. She first decides to change the nature of her relationship with Maxwell purely to that of employee and employer, but when that doesn't result in a satisfactory outcome, she decides to leave the house for good. Will Maxwell make the necessary change before Fran leaves? Meanwhile, ... Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Family | Romance

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21 January 1998 (USA)  »

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Fran Drescher's first episode as a director. See more »

Goofs

Gracie takes a tray of hot cookies out of the oven and only a few seconds later Brighton picks one up and eats it; which would be impossible without him getting burnt. See more »

Quotes

Maxwell Sheffield: Don't you look adorable today.
Fran Fine: Thank you.
Maxwell Sheffield: You know, you could be Margaret's sister.
Fran Fine: Oh sister...
Fran Fine: [under her breath] ... stepmother.
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References Operation Dumbo Drop (1995) See more »

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