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Samson, He Denied Her 

Fran and C.C. sit on a jury of a case that mirrors Fran's life.

Director:

Dorothy Lyman

Writers:

Robert Sternin (developed by), Prudence Fraser (developed by) | 3 more credits »

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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
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)
Robert Urich ... Judge Jerry Moran
Robert Costanzo ... Juror #4
Luigi Amodeo ... Vincenzo / Bernie Schwartzberg
Gloria Gifford ... District Attorney
Barry Livingston ... Defense Attorney
Laura Kightlinger ... Kiki Hanson
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Storyline

Fran is dwelling even more on the thing Maxwell told her on the plane and took back as Maxwell tells her he made a mistake six months earlier. However the mistake to which he is referring isn't quite what Fran was thinking. It doesn't help matters that Fran and C.C. are called to jury duty, the case of Kiki Hanson, a scorned woman (she, a maid - the accused) who was rebuffed by her employer named Vincenzo (a romance novel cover model), when he told her he loved her and then took it back. Kiki is accused of "cutting it all off". Reminiscent of "12 Angry Men", Fran tries to convince the other eleven jurors that Kiki is not guilty, for exactly the same reasons that Maxwell is completely wrong in taking back what he said to her. In the end, if nothing else, the case makes Fran realize why Maxwell took it back, which is of some comfort to her. Meanwhile, the Sheffield's need another nanny in Fran's absence. The entire household dies of hunger after a week with their replacement nanny. Written by Huggo

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Genres:

Comedy | Family | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 February 1997 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The title is actually a take on commercial romance novels, where the handsome male denies the woman his love. The accused, Vincenzo, is a brunette Fabio type who works as a model for romance novels. See more »

Quotes

Defense Attorney: [walking over to Fran, reading the piece of paper on his clipboard] Juror number 2. Sorry, but under 'marital status', does this say 'Divorced'?
Fran Fine: [looking at what she wrote] No. 'Disgusted'.
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References Samson and Delilah (1949) See more »

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