Early in season one's "Here Comes the Brood", C.C. told Gracie that Fran only pretended to love her because of her job. Fran straightened her right out with one of the best speeches ever, all with a charming smile on her face:
- Don't forget Fran's conversation, reassuring Gracie that she really does love her:
Fran: It's true: I do get paid to take care of you. But I don't get paid extra for loving you. And I do.
Gracie: I love you too.
Fran: Oh, let's face it, Grace. I'm no Ivana Trump. Of course, neither is she anymore. I got one lousy Christmas club account with maybe 49 cents in it, so I gotta work for a living. Lucky for me, I got the best job in the whole wide world. I love you.
Gracie: So you don't just do it for the money?
Fran: Believe me, by the time they take out state, and federal, and FICA, it's a labor of love.
- The sight of Maxwell dancing with Gracie standing on his toes is simply adorable, as Sylvia notes.