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Making Whoopi 

Fran is depressed over her inability to conceive. She finds out that she is ovulating just as they are making an appearance on Hollywood Squares.

Writers:

Robert Sternin (developed by), Prudence Fraser (developed by) | 3 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
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
Dennis Dun ... Doctor Fu
Fred Stoller ... Fred, the pharmacist
Tom Bergeron ... Tom Bergeron
Coolio ... Coolio
Estelle Getty ... Estelle Getty
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Storyline

Fran and Maxwell learn that Fran didn't lose the baby - she never had it to begin with. Hers was a false pregnancy. However that doesn't make the news of "no baby" any easier to hear. But Fran and Maxwell, having originally thought she was pregnant, are now in mindset of wanting a child. Fran in particular is desperate to get pregnant and will do whatever she can to help that process along. She goes to see a Chinese herbalist, Dr. Fu, who prescribes some magic herbs. But Fran also learns that she and Maxwell have to abstain from sex until she's ovulating. Meanwhile, Maxwell learns that he's been approached to be a celebrity panelist on Hollywood Squares (1998) (they couldn't get Andrew Lloyd Webber), so he, Fran, Sylvia, Yetta and Val traipse off to California. Regardless of if Maxwell is having a good time on the show (he isn't), Fran drags him off the set during the middle of the show for more important matters: she's ovulating. Elsewhere, C.C. and Niles both fall under the spell of... Written by Huggo

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Genres:

Comedy | Family | Romance

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 November 1998 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Like Rosie O'Donnell first appearing as a cab driver and then as herself in her talk show, Whoopi had already previously appeared in the show as a decorator. See more »

Quotes

C.C. Babcock: [flirting] Heya Baby!
Niles: Hi Dumpling.
C.C. Babcock: Mmmmm you smell good today. What is that scent you're wearing?
Niles: Lemon Bowl Fresh. You're wearing those extra wide shoulder pads today.
C.C. Babcock: I'm not wearing any.
Niles: [intrigued] Better.
Margaret 'Maggie' Sheffield: [to Brighton] Should we be worried about this?
Brighton Sheffield: [stunned] No, let them experiment. I hope it's just a phase.
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Crazy Credits

The theme song is not shown, rather just the title card is seen. See more »

Connections

References Let's Make a Deal (1963) See more »

Soundtracks

The Nanny Named Fran
Performed by Composed & Performed by Ann Hampton Callaway
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