Fran is involved with a charity auction hosted by Maxwell and Bette Midler. Fran takes a child prodigy to Yetta's nursing home and the death of a resident so traumatizes the child that he swears he will never play the piano again.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Yetta Rosenberg (as Ann Guilbert)
Rachel Chagall ...
Bette Midler
Tom Rosenstein
Danny Dayton ...
Man at Nursing Home
Don Siess ...
Keith Rosenstein
Mort Drescher ...


Maxwell and C.C. are planning a charity auction for the New York Restoration Project. Fran decides to invite herself when she learns that the Project's Chair, Bette Midler, is hosting the event. Fran also decides to do her philanthropic part by offering one day of nanny services for auction. Maxwell isn't expecting Fran to raise much money, but wearing a skimpy outfit at the auction, Fran manages to raise $5 thousand. The winning bid was by Keith Rosenstein, the quiet yet precocious preteen son of Tom Rosenstein, a potential investor of Maxwell's latest production. Maxwell is concerned that Fran is going to do something wrong in her day with Keith to risk Tom's investment in the play. As Keith is an aspiring concert pianist, Fran talks him into playing at Yetta's nursing home. Keith soon decides never to play the piano again when someone in the audience at the home dies during his performance. Tom is ready to pull his money from both Maxwell's show and Bette's charity, until an ... Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Family | Romance





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30 April 1997 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Bette Midler was the real life Chair of the New York Restoration Project, to which both CBS and TriStar made charitable contributions. See more »


When Fran is introduced to the boy and she shows him to the piano, his glasses disappear and reappear. See more »


Maxwell Sheffield: [about a charity auction they're organizing] Good idea, C.C., putting Tom at our table.
Fran Fine: [overhearing] So who's Tom, and does he have a Cruise, Hanks or Selleck after his name?
Maxwell Sheffield: Rosenstein.
Fran Fine: Does he have a Dr. before it?
Maxwell Sheffield: He happens to be one of the richest men in New York, and if shmoozed properly will be investing five million dollars in our next show.
Fran Fine: Wow. Never mind what he's got in front or after his name. Does he have an "and Mrs." anywhere near it?
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References Tommy (1975) See more »

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