Maxwell is ready to propose to Fran and thanks to Niles everyone already knows it. At the big announcement dinner everyone is there except Maxwell.



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Yetta Rosenberg (as Ann Guilbert)
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Rabbi Margulies
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Things are going well romantically between Maxwell and Fran after Maxwell finally tells Fran that he loves her and doesn't take it back. Despite C.C. convincing Fran that Maxwell will extend their courtship indefinitely, Fran ultimately learns from Niles that Maxwell is prepared to pop the question. Maxwell swore Niles to secrecy who in turn swears Fran to secrecy. Fran however tells Sylvia who tells everyone in the western world. Thus everyone knows that everyone knows that Maxwell is going to propose, except for Maxwell who still thinks that only Niles knows. Maxwell sets up an extended family dinner so that he can propose in front of everyone important in Fran's life. Needing to say his final goodbye as a single man to his first wife Sara, Maxwell calls Fran to tell her that he's running a little late. However he doesn't show up for the dinner. Everyone but Fran is convinced that he has run out on her, but Fran knows something has happened. Fran's right - Maxwell got mugged, the ... Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Family | Romance





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4 March 1998 (USA)  »

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In the teaser Fran is so happy Maxwell told her he loved her, and Gracie asks if she's (Fran) sick of hearing it yet, like her (Gracie). However just moments later when she makes the announcement in front of everyone, Gracie jumps for joy as everyone else as if hearing it for the first time. See more »


[Fran and Maxwell have just finished kissing]
Chastity Claire 'C.C.' Babcock: Maxwell, we have business to attend to other than playing kissy face with the help.
Fran Fine: Oh, come on, Miss Babcock. I'm not really that much help.
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References Flashdance (1983) See more »


Written by Terry Kirkman
Performed by The Association
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