To get her away from boys - Eric in particular - Maxwell decides to send Maggie to a convent in Switzerland for a study vacation over the Christmas holidays. Although Fran disagrees with Maxwell's strategy, Fran does believe that a trip would be beneficial for Maggie at this age, much like Fran's own time at a kibbutz in Israel at that age. That's enough to convince a previously skeptical Maggie - she's decided to go to a kibbutz. Fran does talk Maxwell into letting Maggie go. However, Fran changes her mind when she remembers back to why she had so much fun on her trip: that's when she lost her virginity. Fran tells Maxwell the truth. But Maxwell has the perfect solution: the entire family will commune on the kibbutz. However, Yossi, the boy to whom Fran lost her virginity, is still working on the kibbutz, as is his son, who does not fall far from the tree.
Did You Know?
Per the title, a kibbutz is a collective community based on agriculture and practices scientific socialism. See more
In flashbacks, Val and Fran discuss how they will con Sylvia into letting Fran go to the kibbutz by claiming they want to connect with "the ancient [Jewish] heritage of our people". However, numerous episodes of the series firmly establish that Val is Italian and Roman Catholic, not Jewish, and thus has no ancient Jewish heritage to connect with. See more
Miss Fine. I've made a decision.
I simply can't risk Margaret spending her whole winter vacation with that boy, so I'm sending her abroad.
A broad? You want her swinging that way?
References Six Degrees of Separation
The Nanny Named Fran
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