Season 3 Episode 14

Out of the Frying Pan

Aired Friday 9:30 PM Feb 05, 1993 on ABC
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Episode Summary

After knocking the daylights out of Earl with a frying pan, Baby stars in commercials, putting the Sinclairs into the show-biz spotlight. Earl is fired by the studio and Fran continues to get more into the Hollywood lifestyle, neglecting Earl. After Fran realizes that Earl has finally become close to Monica, now that she is never home, it gets her to reconsider Baby's new 'career'.moreless

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    Sam McMurray

    Sam McMurray


    Guest Star

    Michael McKean

    Michael McKean


    Guest Star

    Jason Alexander

    Jason Alexander

    Grown Baby

    Guest Star

    Suzie Plakson

    Suzie Plakson

    Monica DiVertibrae/Sally

    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (0)

    • QUOTES (9)

      • Earl: I'm not so sure this is all about the kid anymore, and Monica happens to agree with me.
        Fran: You and Monica were talking about me?
        Earl: A lot of people are talking about you, Fran, and not all of it's good.
        Fran: Just say what you came here to say.
        Earl: Allright, I think you're getting just a little too caught up in this thing called show business.
        Fran: Anything more?
        Earl: Yeah, I got more, plenty more, you say you're doing this for the Baby? Well let me ask you this, who gets a ride in the limo? Who gets the cappuchino? Who gets herself a brand new dress for the awards ceremony?
        Fran: You think that's all this is?
        Earl: It doesn't matter what I think, it's what you think, and you better think hard.

      • Earl: I wish we'd never gotten involved with that corrupt world of money and power. Of course if they hadn't fired me, I wouldn't be saying any of this.
        Monica: No Earl, you're right, this is no place for someone like Fran.
        Earl: Geeze, you and I actually agree on something, now I'm really depressed.

      • Fran: I'm only doing this for the baby's college fund.
        Assistant: (holding up two dresses) Mrs. Sinclair, for your awards dinner?
        Fran: That one.
        Earl: Frannie, he just fired me!
        Fran: I realize that, Earl, but it would be irresponsible for me to walk out on the baby's career. I'll need an evening bag to go with that!
        Assistant: Right.
        Earl: He's a kid, he doesn't need a career!

      • Fran: You want to know how I'm going to raise my baby? Well it is not going to be on some movie lot surrounded by a bunch of two faced manipulative cellular phonies. He's going to be raised right here by a family who loves him and knows what's best for him.

      • Baby: There's my limo, call my agent, I'll be on the coast, I'm a player, gotta love me.

      • Baby: I don't know why I married you! (hits Earl with a frying pan, the pan breaks)
        Fran: Oh no! Well, maybe we can glue back together.
        Earl: No, the last time we did, I couldn't get my hat off.
        Charlene: Isn't that the 4th pan he's broken this month?
        Robbie: I count 5.
        Earl: 6 if you count the wok.

      • Baby: Saturday morning, got to make pancakes.
        Fran: You're imitating me, aren't you?
        Baby: Kids, breakfast is ready, hurry up, getting cold. (pause, bitter tone) Fine! Don't eat! I cook, I clean, when do I get to have a life?
        Fran: That's enough, sweetheart.
        Baby: I'm sick and tired of picking up after you kids!
        Fran: Cut it out.
        Baby: We spoiled them all!

      • Robbie: These scripts are ridiculous...a baby's family goes on vacation and leaves him home alone? It's just not possible.
        Fran: So we'll get a rewrite, script writers are a dime a dozen.

      • Fran: I thought you were giving your brother a bath.
        Charlene: He didn't like the bubbles I used so he fired me.
        Robbie: Yeah, he fired me too.

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    • ALLUSIONS (1)

      • Home Alone:

        Robbie: A baby's family goes on vacation and leaves him home alone? It's just not possible.

        This is a reference to the 1990 movie, Home Alone.