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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 ... Maggie Sheffield
Benjamin Salisbury ... Brighton Sheffield
Madeline Zima ... Grace Sheffield
Renée Taylor ... Sylvia Fine
Ann Morgan Guilbert ... Yetta Rosenberg (as Ann Guilbert)
Rachel Chagall ... Val Toriello
Vasili Bogazianos ... Burglar
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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Goofs

After Maxwell leaves the theatre through the back, the door is shown to have no latching mechanism. It just wobbles back and forth after he carefully closes the door. Later, when Ms. Fine tries to open the door, the actor fakes pulling on the door. See more »

Quotes

[Fran telephones Sylvia]
Sylvia Fine: [picking up the telephone] Yes?
Fran Fine: [excitedly] I'm getting married!
Sylvia Fine: Sorry, Miss. You got the wrong number.
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Connections

Spoofs Lady and the Tramp (1955) See more »

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Cherish
Written by Terry Kirkman
Performed by The Association
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 March 1998 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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