Special Sub-Topic: The Fine Details
|What college did C.C. Babcock attend in her younger days?|
Bryn Mawr University. C.C. Babcock mentioned in earlier episodes of the show that she had attended Bryn Mawr University in her younger days. Her education was the source of a big ego-trip for C.C., and a topic she enjoyed bragging about to anyone who would listen.
|During season 2, Fran helped Maggie get a part time job doing which of the following?|
Helping out as a candy-striper at the hospital. After observing how much Maxwell spoiled the children, Fran convinced him to allow Maggie to get a part-time job. Maggie wanted to work at The Gap with her boyfriend Peter, but instead Fran gets her a volunteer job as a candy-striper at the hospital in order to "build character".
|In the earlier episodes, which extra room within the mansion appeared on the show which was completely taken out after season 1?|
The butler's pantry. In season 1, there was a butler's pantry between the kitchen and the great room, and it was a place where Niles and Fran shared many private conversations. After the first season, the set was changed and the pantry was completely taken out to improve the layout of the home for production purposes. There were many changes made to the set after the first few episodes, but the pantry was the most significant change.
|How many plays did Maxwell Sheffield produce in London before packing up and moving to New York City?|
7. Maxwell mentioned in earlier episodes that he had produced seven flops in London before moving to New York, "Sleepy, Dopey, Lousy, and Closey" among them.
|Gracie and C.C. shared one thing in common: They both went to the same therapist. |
True. Gracie started therapy with Dr. Bort right after her mother passed away, when she was 2 or 3 years old. When C.C. mentioned she was looking into seeing a therapist herself, Gracie refered her to Dr. Bort.
|What was Fran's sister Nadine's occupation?|
Caterer. Fran's sister Nadine made a living as a caterer (Fran's friend Val was the donut shop clerk). Her profession was highlighted during an episode of season 2: Nadine moved into the Sheffield home after seperating from her husband, and during her stay she attempted to score with Maxwell by appealing to his taste buds with delicious home-cooked meals.
|In the animated opening sequnce of the show, there was a tiny difference between Fran's outfit in the animation and the actual first episode. What was it? |
Her suit was black on the first show, but red in the animation. Many loyal fans of the show have noticed that the suit Fran was wearing in the animated opening sequence of the show was red, but the suit she wore in the actual first episode was black. There was one other noticable thing in the animated sequence that was different from the actual storyline: There was a "Help Wanted" sign placed in the bridal shoppe window after Fran was kicked out "on her fanny". This didn't really make sense because as we all know, Danny gave Fran's job to Heather Biblow.
|Where did Maxwell and Fran share their first "real" kiss, and in which season did it occur?|
Sardie's Restaurant, season 1. In the first season, the couple shared their first "real" kiss at the restaurant Sardie's after the reviews came in for Maxwell's most recent hit play. Max kissed Fran in gratitude for giving the play a great review on television.
|Why did Fran's ex-beau Danny decide to marry Heather Biblow?|
Heather was several months pregnant. Danny felt obligated to marry Heather because she was VERY pregnant with his child. Niles relayed this information to Fran in the season 2 episode "Having His Baby", telling her that Heather was "out to here" when he saw her.
|Gracie had pets she named "Mr. Sheffield" and "Ms. Fine". What kind of animals were they? |
Hamsters. Gracie had two hamsters to begin with, "Ms. Fine" and "Mr. Sheffield". The two hamsters had babies - Maggie, Brighton and Gracie..."There was a C.C., but Ms. Fine ate her."
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