Fran: Every morning, it's the same thing. I come in, I sit down, you tell me I look gorgeous...
Maxwell: I don't do that.
Fran: Well, you should start!
Fran: No one in my family is divorced!
Niles: What about your sister?
Fran: They're not divorced. They're just miserable.
C.C.: Oh, Nanny Fine, get a grip. My mother left when I was four.
Niles: She wanted a girl.
Fran: Oh, Mr. Sheffield, I know what you're doing, and, believe me, I'm very flattered, but don't go changing to try and please me.
Maxwell: No, Miss Fine. You are right. I was far too boring. I need to mix it up, keep them guessing.
Fran: No. I miss boring. I want it. I need it. I gotta have it!
(Niles walks in the room and, hearing that last sentence, has a surprised look on his face and quickly leaves)
Fran: Mr. Sheffield, I'm home! Oh, thank God nothing ever changes here. Where are you, my dependable, stable, Rock of Gibraltar, stodgy, uptight, totally predictable--
(Maxwell comes out wearing a hideous but flashy blue blouse, holding two glasses and a wine bottle)
Fran: Oh my God! Is that my blouse?!
Fran: Daddy! Come outta there! What are you doing in there?
(Sylvia opens the door, glowing)
Fran: Ma! In the bathroom?
Sylvia: Well, it is the room he feels the most comfortable.
Fran: Please, spare me the details! I'm just happy you and Daddy got together again and made up.
Sylvia: Twice. Thank you for your hospitality, Nettie.
Sylvia: You better believe it!
Fran: I can't believe you guys! You're so selfish! Mom and Dad's splitting up isn't about you! (she starts to cry) It's about me!
Yetta and Nettie: (to each other) Look what you did!
Yetta: Franny! You want a pep mint?
Nettie: You want an ash-- Ashtray?! Where did I get this? (she looks at the label) "The Hilton." Oh, sure!
Fran: Yetta, you promised you were gonna quit smoking!
Nettie: She also promised she wouldn't eat anything gassy before we left.
Yetta: Meanwhile, did you get a seat on the express bus?
Fran: Oh, it is a wonder I have any class at all! (she finds something in her hair) Oh, there's that floss. (she uses the floss anyways)
(Fran opens the door and a huge cloud of smoke, and her grandmothers, come into the house)
Fran: Nanas! I thought you were gonna stop smoking!
Nettie: What, it's gonna stunt our growth?
Fran: Niles, will you prepare a little nosh? I got my grandmas coming over, Yettie and Nettie.
Niles: What shall I prepare: nuts, some English toffee, biscotti?
Fran: Yeah, that sounds good. Just put it in a blender with a couple of prunes.
Fran: It's Monday morning, which means Miss Babcock has just arrived. She's handing Niles her coat. She's saying, "Careful, I just cleaned my fur," to which he responds, "Don't cough up any hair balls." And right about now, she's getting even with him.
Niles: (off-camera) Aaaah!
(Niles walks in the room, limping)
Niles: Miss Babcock is here!
Fran: Me and Mr. Sheffield aren't even close to unscrewing. In fact, I think we're beginning to bore each other.
Sylvia: That's normal in a marriage.
Fran: But me and Mr. Sheffield aren't married.
Sylvia: Are you living with him?
Sylvia: Are you taking care of his kids?
Sylvia: Are you having sex?
Sylvia: Then you're married!
The song that plays when Maxwell comes to the living room, after Fran calls out for him, is French composer Maurice Ravel's most famous musical composition, Boléro.
Both of Fran's grandmothers appear in this episode. However in Episode 8 (The Christmas Episode) she revealed that her grandmother had died and gave her the watch she pawned in that episode.
When Fran calls Gracie's play date, she speaks to "Mrs. Lombardi". This is a refference to Frank Lombardi, a regular writer for the show.
This is the first time we see Fran's other grandma, Nettie.
Fran: (to Maxwell) You don't need to go changing... to try to please me.
This is a lyric from the song "Just the Way You Are" by Billy Joel.