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:
Margaret 'Maggie' Sheffield
Grace Sheffield
Yetta Rosenberg (as Ann Guilbert)
Rachel Chagall ...
Val Toriello
Tom Rosenstein
Danny Dayton ...
Man at Nursing Home
Don Siess ...
Keith Rosenstein
Mort Drescher ...
Morty Fine


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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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 Bette is chasing Fran through the mansion, they run across the living room, back past the guest restroom, then left behind the glass doors. But running after both of them appears to be Yetta, however she isn't in the scene. See more »


Fran Fine: [discussing the upcoming charity auction] Wait a minute. What do you think that they would pay for a wise, responsible person to take care of their children for a day?
Maxwell Sheffield: Now that's a very good idea! Now, I might even bid on that my...
Maxwell Sheffield: [uncomfortably, after getting her point] Oh, you mean you.
Fran Fine: Excuse me, but what happened to the day when you actually tried to hide your horror?
Maxwell Sheffield: Um, uh, well, you see... the thing is... I'm afraid that, um... well, you're so good that, um, someone might, um, steal you ...
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References Angie (1979) See more »

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