When her mother throws her father out of the house, Fran seeks advice from her grandmothers. She also thinks that Mr. Sheffield needs a change in his life.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Lauren Lane ...
Yetta Rosenberg (as Ann Guilbert)
Marilyn Cooper ...
Grandma Nettie


Fran thinks that Maxwell is predictable. Upon reflection, Maxwell tends to agree, but doesn't exactly know what to do about it. On Fran's side, she thinks his predictability is taking the spark out of their relationship. Concurrently, Fran is feeling of no use when Grace shows how grown up she's getting and wants to do things without Fran. And Sylvia and Morty have broken up after having a fight. Fran enlists the help of her grandmothers, Yetta and Nettie, to get her parents back together. Sylvia and Morty don't need anyone's help as they reconcile on their own. With this turmoil over but still reeling over the Grace situation, Fran needs some stability in her life and turns to her Rock of Gibraltar, Maxwell. However, Maxwell surprises her. Now all Fran needs to do is get Maxwell back to a state where he doesn't surprise her. Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Family | Romance





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22 January 1996 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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[Maxwell is reflecting on his predictability]
Maxwell Sheffield: [after asking Fran if she likes the tie he's wearing] Yes or no?
Fran Fine: Well, it wouldn't be Monday without your Monday tie.
Maxwell Sheffield: [ripping off his tie] That's it, it's gone. All right, what else don't you like?
Fran Fine: I'm not crazy about the pants.
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The Nanny Named Fran
Performed by Composed & Performed by Ann Hampton Callaway
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