Fran suggests that her cantor boyfriend should audition for Maxwell's next show.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Cantor Gary Isaacs
Rachel Chagall ...
Burt Bacharach
Manny Kleinmuntz ...
Magda Harout ...
Helen Verbit ...
Woman in synagogue
Maria Elena Maglaris ...
Debbie Berkowitz


Fran starts dating Gary Isaacs, the handsome new cantor at Sylvia's temple. On a chance meeting with Burt Bacharach at the Sheffield household at which Gary wows Bacharach with his singing, Maxwell and C.C. hire Gary as a performer for their new Bacharach penned musical. Gary credits Fran for changing his life, this change which includes leaving his position as cantor at the temple for good. This announcement puts Sylvia and Fran in the temple's bad books, but more importantly in what they believe God's bad books. Fran tries to talk Maxwell into reneging on his contract with Gary, however Maxwell goes in the other direction by promoting Gary to star of the show when an accident sidelines the original lead actor. But the temple, Fran and Maxwell are all eventually left out in the cold when Gary gets a more lucrative job offer in a Hollywood movie. But Fran still has to make restitution to God before life between the Fines and the Jewish religion get back to normal. Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Family | Romance






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29 April 1996 (USA)  »

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The title refers to the old Eddie Canter Show from radio. See more »


When Fran is talking to the cantor about not having been at that Temple since a child attending Sunday School, she misspeaks. Sunday School is a Protestant activity, not Jewish as Temple meetings occur during the Sabbath (Fri eve to Sat eve). See more »


[first lines]
Fran Fine: [comes down stairs] Oh, Ni-les.
Niles: Hmm?
[Fran daintily turns]
Niles: Oooh, Friday night; dressed to kill...
[leans toward her slightly and lowers his voice]
Niles: going to temple to pray for a date?
Fran Fine: [demurely excited] Ma said they got a new cantor. And he's single and gorgeous. I'm hoping for a religious experience.
Niles: [lightly chuckles] Does anyone in your faith ever take a vow of celibacy?
Fran Fine: Just me.
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References Evita (1996) See more »


Change My Mind
Written by Tonio K. and Burt Bacharach
Performed by Philip Casnoff
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