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.
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It's Mother's Day in this episode. See more
French culture: when the Sheffileld son opens the door, the French tutor kisses Brighton on the cheeks. Unless immediate family, French men do not kiss each other, merely greet by shaking hands. And, in such a professional relationship, which is brand new, that would be completely inappropriate in France. See more
[Fran realizes Philippe is a philanderer and shows him to the door
[at the threshold, on the outside looking at Fran inside
But chérie... je t'adore!
[Thinking, "Shut the Door"
[slams the door on his face
The Nanny Named Fran
Performed by Composed & Performed by Ann Hampton Callaway See more