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  • Maggie is preparing for her first sweet sixteen party and Fran suggests she get her hair done at the Fine patronized salon, The Chatterbox. The Chatterbox is owned by Mr. Anthony, a handsome New Yorker who serenades his swooning female customers with songs popularized by heartthrobs, and who wears his t-shirts and jeans a couple of sizes too small. In Mr. Anthony's employ is Kim, the boisterous Chinese manicurist, and Claude, the flamboyantly gay second hairstylist. The Chatterbox is however missing a shampoo girl; Fran brings along Mary Ruth, a naive and slightly simple actress Fran met at one of Maxwell's auditions, who she thinks Mr. Anthony could hire for the shampoo girl position. Mary Ruth had just been dumped by her boyfriend, has no where to live and desperately needs a job. Mr. Anthony does hire the inexperienced Mary Ruth, and even lets her live in the back room of the salon. Mr. Anthony regrets hiring her when Mary Ruth finds a photograph of his ex-wife that his thirteen year-old son, Mimo, had been hiding. Mary Ruth thinks the photograph represents something missing in Mr. Anthony's life and uses it to bring Mr. Anthony and Mimo closer together, but she may not have the opportunity to do so before Mr. Anthony goes through with his threat to fire her first. At the end, Fran and Niles also benefit from their collective encounter at The Chatterbox.

    - Written by Huggo
  • Maggie receives a party invitation so Fran takes her to her favorite beauty salon. Fran gets a job there for an actress who loses a Sheffield audition.

    - Written by laird-3


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