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Canasta Masta 

After Brighton joins Sylvia's canasta team, Fran is dumped from it.

Director:

Lee Shallat Chemel (as Lee Shallat)

Writers:

Robert Sternin (developed by), Prudence Fraser (developed by) | 4 more credits »

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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Fran Drescher ... Fran Fine
Charles Shaughnessy ... Maxwell Sheffield
Daniel Davis ... Niles
Lauren Lane ... C.C. Babcock
Nicholle Tom ... Margaret 'Maggie' Sheffield
Benjamin Salisbury ... Brighton Sheffield
Madeline Zima ... Grace Sheffield
Renée Taylor ... Sylvia Fine
Ann Morgan Guilbert ... Yetta Rosenberg (as Ann Guilbert)
Steve Lawrence ... Steve Lawrence
Eydie Gormé ... Eydie Gormé (as Eydie Gorme)
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Storyline

Maxwell wants Brighton to partake in a typical "boy's" activity like baseball instead of spending so much time in front of the television. He had no idea that Fran would introduce him to canasta instead. On a visit to Sylvia's, Brighton proves himself to be a natural canasta player, which is good for the Fines because Yetta's team needs a fourth (the other two being Sylvia and Fran) for an upcoming tournament in Atlantic City since their regular fourth player, Gwen, has moved away. Maxwell is initially crushed to learn this news, especially since the team is called the Flushing Queens, but Niles convinces him to support his son in whatever endeavor he chooses to partake. So Maxwell decides to take the entire family to Atlantic City to support Brighton, Fran, Sylvia and Yetta. However Fran seems to be the odd person out when Gwen returns, and Sylvia and Yetta decide to drop Fran from the team in favor of Gwen and Brighton. Fran is devastated. But Brighton decides to take one for the ... Written by Huggo

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Genres:

Comedy | Family | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 January 1995 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Goofs

Fran alludes to cannibalism and the infamous Andes flight disaster, rejecting Sylvia's assertion that she'd eat Fran last with "Not if I was the only kosher corpse!" A kosher human corpse is a logical impossibly, as halakha enjoins Jews from the eating of human flesh, and humans would not meet the criteria for kosher animals even if it wasn't specifically prohibited. See more »

Quotes

Fran Fine: Cousin Marty was an idiot.
Sylvia Fine: Although, he could look up in the sky and tell you which pigeon was gonna poop on him.
Fran Fine: Yeah, but did he move? No!
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References The Flintstones (1960) See more »

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