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The Facts of Lice 

Fran thinks that Niles is plotting a murder when she finds a piece of paper he wrote with incriminating words. When she gives it back to him, he harshly questions her and threatens her if she read it.

Director:

Dorothy Lyman

Writers:

Robert Sternin (developed by), Prudence Fraser (developed by) | 4 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
Fred Stoller ... Fred, the pharmacist
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Storyline

Niles is in a foul mood. His mood gets worse when he drops a piece of paper, which Fran picks up and reads (but says she didn't). The paper reads like a list of items to check and do for a murderer. Thinking him a out to kill her, Fran realizes she truly knows nothing about Niles. Fran and Val decide to snoop around his bedroom to see if they can find any evidence of the murder he's going to commit. Later, Fran and Niles end up in the house by themselves. Fran fears for her life because she knows that Niles knows that she was in his bedroom, and that she read his piece of paper. Niles tells her as much and even says that he knows that Fran knows what's going on. Or does she? Meanwhile, Grace brings a case of lice into the Sheffield household. Maggie, Brighton and Fran all end up getting it as well, but not Maxwell. Fran believes this is a sign that Maxwell doesn't spend enough time with his children. Written by Huggo

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Genres:

Comedy | Family | Romance

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 March 1997 (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?

Trivia

Features yet another B&W sequence, this time showcasing Fran as the blonde "dame", and Maxwell as the private eye in his office. This is another parody of classic movies, this time a film Noir. See more »

Goofs

Val tells Fran that most serial killers have three names and lists 'John Wayne Gacy' and 'Richard Allen Speck'. Richard Speck's middle name was Franklin. See more »

Quotes

Niles: Why can't I be more like him? I'm as smart as he is, as talented as he is. Who came up with this system of the haves and the have nots?
Fran Fine: Uh, that would be the haves.
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Connections

References The Flintstones (1960) See more »

Soundtracks

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