Everybody Needs a Bubby


September 26, 1994

Written by

Diane Wilk

Directed by

Lee Shallat-Chemel

Previous Episode

The Playwright

Next Episode

Material Fran

Yetta's retirement home is being fumigated for termites, so Sylvia asks Fran to let Yetta stay over for a few days. Fran has a tough time convincing Mr. Sheffield to let Yetta stay. Maggie has a new boyfriend and Fran discovers that Yetta told her to go for it. Mr. Sheffield decides to break into Yetta's room after they smell smoke coming from it and they find Yetta with a man in her bed, which only makes Mr. Sheffield more upset and C.C. more depressed. But luckily Fran discovers that Yetta told Gracie to go for it (since she was afraid of the end of the world), not Maggie, who decided to dump her boyfriend.

Cast Edit

Main Cast Edit

Recurring Cast Edit

Guest Cast Edit

  • Ralph Manza as Saul Kanasal

Quotes and Trivia Edit

Quotes Edit

Maxwell: Please, Miss Fine. I'm just not in the mood.
Fran: Gee, no man has ever said that to me before. Although, I'm sure Lisa Marie is getting an earful of it.

(Maxwell and Fran catch Yetta and Saul in bed together)
Fran: Oh my God! Yetta!
Yetta: What a coincidence, Saul said the same thing not 10 minutes ago.

Brighton: You know, Yetta turns out to be pretty cool. She gave me a hundred bucks for my bar mitzvah. Of course, she also thinks my name is Schmuey.

C.C.: Maxwell, have I ever told you how much I love working out of the house? I feel I belong here. And the children are really warming up to me.
(Phone rings, C.C. answers)
C.C.: Hello! No, there's no Maggie here, you have the wrong number.

Yetta: (commenting on Brighton and Grace) These kids. They got nothing from you!
Sylvia: Mom, these aren't Fran's children. Fran doesn't have any children. She's not married. SHE'S ALL ALONE!!!
Fran: Louder, Ma. I don't think they heard you IN URUGUAY!!!
Sylvia: Meanwhile, why doesn't anyone ever eat these fruits?
Yetta: Even the grapes?

C.C.: There is nothing you can say to ruin this glorious feeling that I have.
Niles: You wanna bet?
(Short pause)
Niles: Grandma Yetta, aged 80, living in a home, got a heap 'o good loving last night... And you?

Maxwell: Well, Miss Fine, it's seems I've underestimated your booby.
Fran: That's Bubbe. Nobody's ever underestimated MY boobies.

Trivia Edit

  • In this episode, Fran reminds Yetta that her grandfather got carried away by the Cossacks, but in "Yetta's Letters," Yetta says she didn't even meet Fran's grandfather until she emigrated to the US.