Maggie is nervous and excited about bringing her Jewish boyfriend Michael over to the house to meet Maxwell and Fran for the first time. Maxwell wants Fran to appear to Michael to be a demure mother figure. When Michael comes over, he and Maggie seem to be very serious about each other, which is exciting Fran. Maxwell on the other hand is furious at Fran for being so liberal with Maggie's life. Maxwell states that Maggie needs a mother, not a friend. Indeed, Maggie states to Fran that she and Michael are going to move into together, again Maxwell blaming Fran for not being more mother-like in her advice to Maggie. To appease Maxwell, Sylvia suggests to Fran that she try old fashioned Jewish guilt to get Maggie to move back home. But guilt doesn't work. But perhaps old fashioned reverse psychology may.
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[upon meeting Maggie's boyfriend Michael for the first time
Gee, you look very familiar to me.
Yes. Yes, you do. Are you an actor? Have you read for me before?
No, I'm a model. I don't read.