Because Brighton is failing French, Maxwell decides to hire a French tutor for him, leaving the decision of tutor to Fran. Fran lets her hormones take over as she hires Philippe, a young, handsome native Frenchman. There is an instant attraction between Fran and Philippe, who is the epitome of the Latin lover. Maxwell and Philippe don't really care for each other, partly because of the English/French divide, but also because Philippe is moving in on Maxwell's territory, namely Fran. Philippe quickly proposes to Fran, who accepts without reservation despite their short courtship. Maxwell is a bit skeptical that Philippe's motives are pure. He thinks that Philippe is only wanting a quickie marriage so that he can get a green card. But C.C. finds out what Philippe's true motivations in life are, which puts a kibosh on Fran and Philippe's relationship for good.
Did You Know?
What the Italian actor playing the French tutor is attempting to say in French is "Je t'adore" (I adore you) but Fran hears "shut the door", hence the joke. Just like in English, the phrase "I adore you" would be rarely---if ever---used in French in such context. See more
The French taught Brighton is wrong: he says "mon chéri" but that is masculine. Meaning he is saying "my darling" to a man. Instead, Brighton should have said "ma chérie", since they were talking about men romancing women, not other men. See more
You could have foreign men worship you too. Go to India. You'd be sacred.
The Nanny Named Fran
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