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The Engagement 

Maxwell is ready to propose to Fran and thanks to Niles everyone already knows it. At the big announcement dinner everyone is there except Maxwell.

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)
Rachel Chagall Rachel Chagall ... Val Toriello
Vasili Bogazianos ... Burglar
Sandy Hackett Sandy Hackett ... Rabbi Margulies
Jim Lau ... Mr. Chung
Jake McKinney Jake McKinney ... Jake
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Storyline

Things are going well romantically between Maxwell and Fran after Maxwell finally tells Fran that he loves her and doesn't take it back. Despite C.C. convincing Fran that Maxwell will extend their courtship indefinitely, Fran ultimately learns from Niles that Maxwell is prepared to pop the question. Maxwell swore Niles to secrecy who in turn swears Fran to secrecy. Fran however tells Sylvia who tells everyone in the western world. Thus everyone knows that everyone knows that Maxwell is going to propose, except for Maxwell who still thinks that only Niles knows. Maxwell sets up an extended family dinner so that he can propose in front of everyone important in Fran's life. Needing to say his final goodbye as a single man to his first wife Sara, Maxwell calls Fran to tell her that he's running a little late. However he doesn't show up for the dinner. Everyone but Fran is convinced that he has run out on her, but Fran knows something has happened. Fran's right - Maxwell got mugged, the ... Written by Huggo

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Genres:

Comedy | Family | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 March 1998 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Goofs

In the teaser Fran is so happy Maxwell told her he loved her, and Gracie asks if she's (Fran) sick of hearing it yet, like her (Gracie). However just moments later when she makes the announcement in front of everyone, Gracie jumps for joy as everyone else as if hearing it for the first time. See more »

Quotes

Maxwell Sheffield: Oh, Niles, Niles. Come here. I want to tell you something.
Niles: Uh-hm.
Maxwell Sheffield: Niles, can you keep a secret?
Niles: Well, I'm good until I meet another person.
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Connections

References Flashdance (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

Cherish
Written by Terry Kirkman
Performed by The Association
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