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Me and Mrs. Joan 

Fran tries to have Maxwell and his father make peace by inviting the secretary that broke up his parent's marriage to dinner.

Director:

Dorothy Lyman

Writers:

Robert Sternin (developed by), Prudence Fraser (developed by) | 3 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)
Joan Collins ... Joan Sheffield
Robert Vaughn ... James Sheffield
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Storyline

Maxwell and Fran accidentally run into Maxwell's estranged father, James. The estrangement occurred because James ran off with his secretary, Joan, leaving his family behind. Fran decides to bring the Sheffield family back together by inviting James for dinner. Maxwell is livid, especially as James brings Joan along. On the surface at least, Joan and James are an older, British version of Maxwell and Fran, except that James eventually married Joan. Because of the elder Sheffield's nuptials, Fran ends up being the one who is livid since Maxwell won't commit to her. But Maxwell thinks that perhaps his father does has the right attitude about life and he decides that he should make a go with it with Fran. But his decision to do so takes just as quick a turn in the other direction when cavalier advice from James adversely affects Sylvia, and by association, Fran's life. Meanwhile, Brighton decides to go to ballet class in order to pick up girls. After going, he changes his mind with all ... Written by Huggo

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Genres:

Comedy | Family | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 October 1996 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Goofs

When Joan and Fran are discussing how Joan first seduced Maxwell's dad, Fran starts pouring a glass of lemonade; during Joan's punchline, the camera pans to Joan. then back to Fran who is still holding the now completely empty glass, and re-pours the lemonade and hands it to Joan. See more »

Quotes

Mr. James Sheffield: Thanks for inviting me over son. It takes a big man to do that.
Maxwell Sheffield: [talking about Fran] Acually, it takes a woman with big hair!
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Connections

References Babe (1995) See more »

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