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The Taxman Cometh 

Fran is watching Jay Leno's dog and getting audited by the Internal Revenue Service.

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 ... Maggie Sheffield
Benjamin Salisbury ... Brighton Sheffield
Madeline Zima ... Grace Sheffield
Renée Taylor ... Sylvia Fine
Ann Morgan Guilbert ... Yetta Rosenberg (as Ann Guilbert)
Jay Leno ... Jay Leno
Rich Little ... IRS Appeals Officer
Monty Hall ... Monty Hall
Dana Gould ... Josh Bassin
Richard Baker Richard Baker ... Cabbie
J.J. Gales J.J. Gales ... Darth Vader
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Storyline

Fran gets audited by the IRS. She has reason to be worried as she has falsified information on past returns. But she does whatever act of persuasion she can on the auditor, Josh Bassin. It doesn't work as she is issued a $5,000 tax bill. Maxwell convinces Fran to appeal the assessment. With Maxwell by her side, Fran thinks she's in luck when the appeals officer is a wannabe Broadway actor cum impressionist. Ultimately it's another show business connection that gets Fran out of her mess. Meanwhile, Maxwell tries to rekindle a "friendship" with Brighton just like they had when Brighton was a little kid. But Brighton, being a teenager, now has little in common with his father. And Jay Leno asks the Sheffields to look after Harley, his chihuahua, temporarily. Harley and Chester, C.C.'s dog, hit it off a little too well. Written by Huggo

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Genres:

Comedy | Family | Romance

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Trivia

A sequence between father and son plays to the tune of "My Best Friend", the theme song from the intro credits for Bill Bixby's The Courtship of Eddie's Father series. In said sequence, Brighton and Max conspicuously enter a steam room. Bixby famously starred in a play turned TV movie, called Steambath. See more »

Goofs

Chester and Jay Leno's dog mate and she becomes pregnant but in previous episodes CC has several times stated that Chester is "fixed". See more »

Quotes

IRS Appeals Officer: George Burns.
Fran Fine: Oh, great!
IRS Appeals Officer: You know, I got into Heaven, and um, I saw God and He wasn't feeling well. He sneezed; well I didn't know what to say.
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Connections

References Late Show with David Letterman (1993) See more »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 November 1996 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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