Maxwell uses Yetta's letters as the basis for a play on Broadway beating out Andrew Lloyd Webber who also wanted to use them.


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Yetta Rosenberg (as Ann Guilbert)
Rachel Chagall ...
Renee Cohen ...
Jared Doud ...
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Isaac Chernotsky ...
Sam Mountain ...


Fran and Maxwell are aghast after they find Niles and C.C. in bed together. Luckily Niles and C.C. didn't see Fran and Maxwell. With this new turn of events, both Niles and C.C. rescind their respective resignations. Meanwhile, Maxwell's latest play closes prematurely without making it to Broadway. In place, he's looking for a new production to mount. Fran thinks that the love letters that Yetta wrote to her true love - a dining room captain on the ship she took when she emigrated to the US to meet her prearranged marriage partner, that being Fran's eventual Grandfather - would make great material for a play. Without reading the letters, Maxwell thinks not. However, Andrew Lloyd Webber thinks they would; the letters were mistakenly sent to him. Webber is in negotiations with Yetta for the rights. However, Sylvia tells them that she has Yetta's power of attorney. Sylvia ends up not being a push-over in her own negotiations with her son-in-law. However, Maxwell eventually does get the ... Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Family | Romance





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23 April 1999 (USA)  »

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When Fran and Maxwell are questioning if Yetta (Ann Morgan Guilbert) is of sound mind, she often refers to them as Rob and Laura Petrie of "The Dick Van Dyke Show" (1961). Guilbert played Millie Helper/Crumbermacher in 63 episodes in that show. See more »


Maxwell Sheffield: [Maxwell and Fran know Niles and C.C. spent the night together, but Niles and C.C. don't know they know] C.C., I uh, thought you resigned last night.
C.C. Babcock: Oh, can't a girl have a change of heart?
Fran Sheffield: I think a change of clothes would do you better. Aren't you wearing the same thing you wore yesterday?
C.C. Babcock: Um, yes. Whenever I find something I really love I always buy two and wear it the next day. Haven't you ever noticed?
Fran Sheffield: No.
C.C. Babcock: Well, get used to it, it's going to start happening a lot.
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