Fran hosts a tea party for Maggie's friends, however Maxwell wonders if Fran has the class to pull it off.


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Episode complete credited cast:
Lauren Lane ...
Maureen Wentworth
Cindy Wentworth
Heather Lynne Allen ...
Magda Harout ...
Madam Moleska (as Maga Harout)


Although she did it for her own selfish ulterior motives, C.C. has arranged with one of Maxwell's wealthy investors, Maureen Wentworth, for Maggie to become a debutante. Maxwell and Fran think it a good idea. Maggie on the other hand doesn't. Fran quickly discovers that Maggie's reluctance is more fear as all the other pre-deb's she knows are popular and cliquish. To alleviate Maggie's fears, Fran gives her pointers on how to infiltrate a clique. Part of Fran's grand scheme frightens C.C.: Fran plans to host a potluck mother-daughter debutante tea, which will include as guests Maureen and her head-of-clique daughter, Cindy. Both Maxwell and Niles also secretly worry about how Fran will come across to the snobbish upper class mothers. On Fran's urging, Maxwell and Niles become Fran's collective Professor Henry Higgins. The day of the party arrives and Fran looks the part and even sounds the part, but certain parts of Fran's natural speech idioms can't be hidden. But most importantly, ... Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Family | Romance





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17 November 1993 (USA)  »

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In the background of the study, as Maxwell and Niles are discussing Nanny Fine's shortcomings, a poster for My Fair Lady, for which the inspiration for this episode is drawn, can be seen. See more »


When C.C first came to the house and put down a file on the front table, a staff in a red/pink shirt can be seen in the background. He/she tried to walk across the hallway but upon seeing the cast shooting, retreated back. See more »


Maureen Wentworth: What a lovely artifact. Is it Mayan?
Fran Fine: [pointing to Maxwell] No. It's his'n.
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References The Love Boat (1977) See more »


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