Played by: Fran Drescher and Charles Shaughnessy

Fran Fine starts out as the brassy Jewish girl from Queens, the polar opposite of Maxwell Sheffield, a British producer of Broadway productions who hires her to look after his kids. The two fall in love, and by love we mean lust, as they have nothing in common, intellectually speaking. Paula Abdul and MC Skat Cat were right: Opposites do attract—for the purpose of passionate copulation.