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The Kibbutz 

Fran inadvertently talks Maggie into going to a kibbutz in Israel for the Christmas vacation instead of a convent.

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
Ofir Anschel Ofir Anschel ... Yossi
Michael Dow Michael Dow ... Yossi's Son
Virginia Graham ... Virginia Graham
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Storyline

To get her away from boys - Eric in particular - Maxwell decides to send Maggie to a convent in Switzerland for a study vacation over the Christmas holidays. Although Fran disagrees with Maxwell's strategy, Fran does believe that a trip would be beneficial for Maggie at this age, much like Fran's own time at a kibbutz in Israel at that age. That's enough to convince a previously skeptical Maggie - she's decided to go to a kibbutz. Fran does talk Maxwell into letting Maggie go. However, Fran changes her mind when she remembers back to why she had so much fun on her trip: that's when she lost her virginity. Fran tells Maxwell the truth. But Maxwell has the perfect solution: the entire family will commune on the kibbutz. However, Yossi, the boy to whom Fran lost her virginity, is still working on the kibbutz, as is his son, who does not fall far from the tree. Written by Huggo

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Genres:

Comedy | Family | Romance

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 December 1995 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Per the title, a kibbutz is a collective community based on agriculture and practices scientific socialism. See more »

Goofs

In flashbacks, Val and Fran discuss how they will con Sylvia into letting Fran go to the kibbutz by claiming they want to connect with "the ancient [Jewish] heritage of our people". However, numerous episodes of the series firmly establish that Val is Italian and Roman Catholic, not Jewish, and thus has no ancient Jewish heritage to connect with. See more »

Quotes

Fran Fine: It's so hard planning a vacation when you're single.
Niles: Yes it's much better when you have a family, so you can haul around their ski equipment and listen to 'Niles get me a brandy' 'Niles get me a comforter' 'Niles go out in the snow for a pizza!'
Maxwell Sheffield: [entering] Niles...
Niles: WHAT? is that on your shoe?
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Connections

References Good Times (1974) See more »

Soundtracks

The Nanny Named Fran
Composed & Performed by Ann Hampton Callaway
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