Fran, Val and C.C. all go out together and Fran is the only one who doesn't find a date.



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Val's Date
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As part of her on-going therapy, Fran decides to give up men. After C.C. discovers her on-line fling is ending (a mutual decision when each finds out who the other is), Fran, Val and C.C. decide to have a series of girl's nights out. The girl's only club quickly dwindles as Val ends up with a guy and C.C. ends up with a guy, leaving Fran all alone. Although she initially declines the invitation, Fran decides to be the fifth wheel in C.C. and Val's double date. Fran feels totally out of place in this situation. But Maxwell is just as miserable at home alone without Fran keeping him company. So they decide to practice being alone together. Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Family | Romance





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29 January 1997 (USA)  »

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The title is based upon the expression "the fifth wheel" meaning a useless extra item on a four wheel vehicle. See more »


C.C. Babcock: I've got to hurry home and get on the internet. I met the most fabulous man online.
Fran Fine: Oh? What's his name?
C.C. Babcock: I don't know. We go by screen names. His is Porschepuppy.
Brighton Sheffield: [just coming into the conversation] YOU'RE goodandplenty?
C.C. Babcock: [sitting down on the stairs] I am so embarrassed! The things I said. The things he said... you know, he's got quite a vocabulary for a fifteen year old.
Niles: Oh cheer up. You should be happy someone's still interested in those old floppy disks.
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Written by Annie Lennox and David A. Stewart
Performed by Eurythmics
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