C.C.'s father comes to visit. When C.C. turns down his offer to see Barbra Streisand in concert, Fran, who adores all things Streisand, gets the opportunity.



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Stewart Babcock, C.C.'s father, is coming for a visit. C.C. feels estranged from her father as she considers him to be demanding, critical and judgmental. When the dinner table conversation turns to Barbra Streisand - Stewart's company is backing Barbra's latest tour - C.C. mentions that she doesn't like Barbra. Because of that, Stewart invites a Barbra-idolizing Fran to Barbra's concert, which includes back stage access. C.C. feigns indifference but is really hurt that not only did her father not ask her to go, but has a date with Fran instead. Fran senses C.C.'s true feelings and is torn between her idolatry of Barbra and being sympathetic to C.C. Fran decides she needs to help bridge the gap between Stewart and C.C. Meanwhile, Maxwell reneges on taking aspiring Little Leaguer Brighton (he's actually more of an aspiring bench warmer) to a Mets game. Is Brighton also feigning indifference to his father's brush-off? Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Family | Romance


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13 April 1994 (USA)  »

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The title is an allusion to the song 'Ode to Billie Joe' written and recorded by Bobbie Gentry. See more »


Stewart Babcock: I suppose I have to show my face at this Streisand thing.
Fran Fine: [with excited rapid-fire delivery] Barbra Joan Streisand, born April 24, 1942 to Manny and Diana Streisand of 457 Schenectady Avenue, Brooklyn?!
Stewart Babcock: I take it you are a fan.
Fran Fine: Well, if you call turning your bedroom into a shrine, seeing all of her movies twenty-five times, paying two hundred dollars for a piece of chewing gum from the bottom of Barbra's shoe...
Maxwell Sheffield: Is that what that framed thing in your room is?
Fran Fine: Oh no, that's a sour ball that ...
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References Yentl (1983) See more »


The Way We Were
Muisc by Marvin Hamlisch
Lyrics by Marilyn Bergman and Alan Bergman
Performed by Renée Taylor and Fran Drescher
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