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That's Midlife 

After Fran beats him in tennis, Maxwell is feeling old and goes out and buys a younger image and a sports car.

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
Joyce Brothers ... Dr. Joyce Brothers (as Dr. Joyce Brothers)
Monica Seles ... Monica Seles
DeeDee Rescher ... Dotty (as Dee Dee Rescher)
Sue Goodman Sue Goodman ... Young Jewish Woman
Mariah O'Brien ... Young Jewish Woman
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Storyline

Maxwell's latest play is a flop. He lost a tennis match to just learning tennis player Fran. He has been biting everyone's heads off at the smallest little issues. These issues makes Maxwell reflect on his life, which he thinks has been a total failure. On false pretenses, Fran manages to get Maxwell to see a psychologist to talk about his problems. With the regular psychologist away, Maxwell sees the substitute psychologist, Dr. Joyce Brothers. Her diagnosis of Maxwell: midlife crisis. Her diagnosis is accurate as Maxwell changes his attire from suits and ties to jeans, t-shirts and leather jackets, he buys a Porsche sports car, he dyes the gray streak out of his hair and he wants to quit working. Fran has to figure out how to convince him that his life is a total success. Although she manages to do so, it's not before there's a major failure just before a climax. Written by Huggo

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Genres:

Comedy | Family | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 March 1996 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The title is a parody of the song "That's Life" written by Dean Kay and Kelly Gordon for Frank Sinatra. See more »

Quotes

Maxwell Sheffield: [asking Fran to join him for a game of tennis] So Miss Fine, are you ready to play with me?
Fran Fine: [excitedly, thinking of something more intimate] You bet! and when we're done, how about a little tennis?
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Connections

References Mod Squad (1968) See more »

Soundtracks

The Nanny Named Fran
(uncredited)
Performed by Composed & Performed by Ann Hampton Callaway
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