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Brighton's handsome French tutor proposes to Fran who finds out he is flirting with other women and needs a green card.

Director:

Dorothy Lyman

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 ... Maggie Sheffield
Benjamin Salisbury ... Brighton Sheffield
Madeline Zima ... Grace Sheffield
Renée Taylor ... Sylvia Fine
Rachel Chagall ... Val Toriello
Paolo Seganti ... Philippe
Gloria Gifford ... INS Officer
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Storyline

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. Written by Huggo

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Genres:

Comedy | Family | Romance

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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Niles: [to C.C] You could have foreign men worship you too. Go to India. You'd be sacred.
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Connections

References Rodan (1956) See more »

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The Nanny Named Fran
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Performed by Composed & Performed by Ann Hampton Callaway
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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Yiddish | French

Release Date:

6 May 1996 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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