Season 4 Episodes

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Fran's Gotta Have It

Season 4, Episode 26 - Air Date: 5/21/1997
Mr. Sheffield is going to London to convince Celine Dion into doing Broadway. Fran decides to go after him and take advantage of the romantic scenario to solve their situation once and for all.
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The Boca Story

Season 4, Episode 25 - Air Date: 5/14/1997
Sylvia decides to invest in a condo in Boca Raton.
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The Heather Biblow Story

Season 4, Episode 24 - Air Date: 5/7/1997
Fran is shocked to learn that her biggest rival, Heather Biblow (who stole her fianc? and her job) is starring on her favorite soap opera, The Young and the Restless.
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You Bette Your Life

Season 4, Episode 23 - Air Date: 4/30/1997
Fran offers herself for the charity auction Mr. Sheffield is putting together with Bette Midler.
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No Muse Is Good Muse

Season 4, Episode 22 - Air Date: 4/23/1997
After watching Tasha's (a new female rock star) video on MTV, Fran decides to write lyrics of her own about her misery and suffering and make it big in showbiz.
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The Passed-Over Story

Season 4, Episode 21 - Air Date: 4/9/1997
Fran's high school classmate, Morgan Faulkner, is hired by Mr. Sheffield as the star of his upcoming play.
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The Nanny & the Hunk Producer

Season 4, Episode 20 - Air Date: 4/2/1997
After winning the Tony Award for play of the year - for "The Widower", beating his longtime rival, Andrew Lloyd Webber - a tabloid starts to publish fake stories about Mr.
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Fran's Roots

Season 4, Episode 19 - Air Date: 3/12/1997
A woman calls Fran saying she might be her mother due to a mix up that happened in the hospital the day she was born.
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The Facts of Lice

Season 4, Episode 18 - Air Date: 3/5/1997
After Niles is depressed about his life as a butler, he begins to act strange and while he is cleaning, he drops a piece of paper containing a list of items that convinces Fran that Niles is possibly a murderer due to his recent strange behavior and the contents of his list.
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Season 4, Episode 17 - Air Date: 2/19/1997
Mr. Sheffield calls from the limo saying he has to repair a mistake he made to Fran 6 months ago.
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The Bank Robbery

Season 4, Episode 16 - Air Date: 2/12/1997
Yetta's got a new boyfriend, who's much younger than her (he's 60) and already proposed.
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The Nose Knows

Season 4, Episode 15 - Air Date: 2/5/1997
Fran freaks out on Mr. Sheffield after he brings home a model and makes out with her in the living room.
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The Fifth Wheel

Season 4, Episode 14 - Air Date: 1/29/1997
Fran decides to stop chasing men like Dr. Miller told her. Sylvia doesn't like that at all and blames Mr.
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Kissing Cousins

Season 4, Episode 13 - Air Date: 1/15/1997
Fran meets an incredible man at a singles bar. He's Jewish, he's a doctor, he's rich, he's everything Fran ever dreamed of in a man.
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Danny's Dead and Who's Got the Will?

Season 4, Episode 12 - Air Date: 1/8/1997
Danny Imperiali, Fran's former fiance, is dead. At his funeral (while comforting Danny's widow, Heather Biblow, played by guest star Pamela Anderson), she meets a Jewish man who is ignored by his former lover's family and got nothing after he died.
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Hurricane Fran

Season 4, Episode 11 - Air Date: 12/18/1996
Fran decides to spend her holidays away with Val, but this time just the two of them, no Mr. Sheffield, no kids, nobody but the two single gals.
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The Car Show

Season 4, Episode 10 - Air Date: 12/11/1996
Maggie wants a new car, but since her father won't give her one she convinces Fran to enter a beauty pageant to win one for her.
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Season 4, Episode 9 - Air Date: 11/20/1996
Maggie wants a tattoo, Fran already has one and Mr. Sheffield is intrigued with the idea of finding out where Fran's tattoo is hidden.
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An Affair to Dismember

Season 4, Episode 8 - Air Date: 11/13/1996
Nigel Sheffield arrives in New York, but since Maxwell is too busy to spend time with him he has Fran show him around town.
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The Taxman Cometh

Season 4, Episode 7 - Air Date: 11/6/1996
Jay Leno leaves his dog under the care of Mr. Sheffield. Meanwhile, Fran is being audited for her taxes, and not even flirting and champagne can help her out.
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Me and Mrs. Joan

Season 4, Episode 6 - Air Date: 10/30/1996
Maxwell's father is in town and Fran decides to help end the Sheffield family feud inviting James Sheffield over for dinner.
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Freida Needa Man

Season 4, Episode 5 - Air Date: 10/16/1996
Fran's Aunt Freida has gone broke and moves into the Sheffield residence.
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The Rosie Show

Season 4, Episode 4 - Air Date: 10/9/1996
Fran, Val and Gracie go to The Rosie O'Donnell Show and Fran is picked out of the audience to talk to Rosie.
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The Bird's Nest

Season 4, Episode 3 - Air Date: 10/2/1996
Fran takes Gracie to the Loehmann's Semi Annual Red Star Clearance and has to fight over a green sweater with another woman.
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The Cradle Robbers

Season 4, Episode 2 - Air Date: 9/25/1996
Mr. Sheffield is furious when he finds out Maggie is seeing a 25-year-old man.
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The Tart with Heart

Season 4, Episode 1 - Air Date: 9/18/1996
Fran and Maxwell return from their trip to Paris, and Fran couldn't be happier. Just as they are about to get home, Mr.