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Yetta's Letters 

Maxwell uses Yetta's letters as the basis for a play on Broadway beating out Andrew Lloyd Webber who also wanted to use them.

Writers:

Robert Sternin (developed by), Prudence Fraser (developed by) | 7 more credits »

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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Fran Drescher ... Fran Sheffield
Charles Shaughnessy ... Maxwell Sheffield
Daniel Davis ... Niles
Lauren Lane ... C.C. Babcock
Nicholle Tom ... Margaret 'Maggie' Sheffield (credit only)
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
Renee Cohen ... Young Yetta
Jared Doud Jared Doud ... Richard
Ryan McPartlin ... Performer #3
Isaac Chernotsky Isaac Chernotsky ... Steven Spielberg
Sam Mountain Sam Mountain ... Andrew Lloyd Webber
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Storyline

Fran and Maxwell are aghast after they find Niles and C.C. in bed together. Luckily Niles and C.C. didn't see Fran and Maxwell. With this new turn of events, both Niles and C.C. rescind their respective resignations. Meanwhile, Maxwell's latest play closes prematurely without making it to Broadway. In place, he's looking for a new production to mount. Fran thinks that the love letters that Yetta wrote to her true love - a dining room captain on the ship she took when she emigrated to the US to meet her prearranged marriage partner, that being Fran's eventual Grandfather - would make great material for a play. Without reading the letters, Maxwell thinks not. However, Andrew Lloyd Webber thinks they would; the letters were mistakenly sent to him. Webber is in negotiations with Yetta for the rights. However, Sylvia tells them that she has Yetta's power of attorney. Sylvia ends up not being a push-over in her own negotiations with her son-in-law. However, Maxwell eventually does get the ... Written by Huggo

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Genres:

Comedy | Family | Romance

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 April 1999 (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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Trivia

When Fran and Maxwell are questioning if Yetta (Ann Morgan Guilbert) is of sound mind, she often refers to them as Rob and Laura Petrie of "The Dick Van Dyke Show" (1961). Guilbert played Millie Helper/Crumbermacher in 63 episodes in that show. See more »

Quotes

Niles: [coming into the kitchen singing after Fran and Maxwell saw him and C.C. in bed together] I'm too sexy for my apron, too sexy for my bagel holder, too sexy for my sub-zero, too sexy...
Niles: [notices Fran and Maxwell] I, uh, I couldn't sleep. I was, uh...
Fran Sheffield: Too sexy?
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Connections

References Titanic (1997) See more »

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