The Nanny S02, Ep01 – Fran-Lite

Show: The Nanny
Season: 2
Episode: 1
Title: Fran-Lite
Original Air Date: September 12, 1994


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Favorite Quotes:

* Fran: All work and no play
Niles: Makes the man rich enough to pay our salaries.

* Fran: Well what could be so humiliating about being smaller in a locker room?

* Fran: Oh he’s so naïve. I hope he doesn’t come walking out with RuPaul.

* Fran: The man’s got a life and I don’t. It’s a world gone mad.

* Miss Babcock: Good God, it’s multiplying.

* Fran: If anyone knows what a sweaty man smells like, it’s me.


Synopsis: It’s the first day of school and Fran and Niles are thrilled. After the kids leave Niles destroys the Nintendo. Fran is looking at the list of most eligible bachelors and Max has moved up to number three. He’s not amused. The kids come home and the noise returns with them. Gracie is excited about school. Brighton comes in very unhappy. Fran goes to check on him. When he tells her what is wrong, she misunderstands. Fran goes straight to Mr. Sheffield. It takes him a few minutes to catch on. Once he understands he’s distressed. Mr. Sheffield tries to talk to Brighton and it goes badly. Val is over. She and Fran have plans. They invite him to join him. He decides he doesn’t want to go. They egg him on and he decides to go with them. Mr. Sheffield gets into the club, but Fran and Val are left standing in line. Max comes out and tells them he met someone. He brings her out. She looks and sounds like Fran. At the house, Max is getting ready to go out with Leslie again. Niles is curious what she looks like. When he opens the door he does a double and triple take. He runs for Miss Babcock. Niles drags her in the living room to show her the Fran twins. CC is horrified. Niles can’t resist. He has to ask Max if Leslie reminds him of someone. But he gets it wrong. In the living room the two twins are having a blast. Fran is excited for them as they leave. It is driving Niles insane that no one sees how similar she is to Fran. Brighton comes in actually totally normal and Fran suspects something. He didn’t go to gym class. She goes to check on him. He starts talking about how he’d need to grow another foot to be equal to the other guys. Now she’s in territory she can handle. Later than night, Fran is watching at the door because Mas isn’t home yet. Max comes home. He tells her that they have broken up. He thanks her for reminding him that he’s still alive.

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The Nanny S01, Ep23 – The Playwright

Show: The Nanny
Season: 1
Episode: 23
Title: The Playwright
Original Air Date: September 19, 1994


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Favorite Quotes:

* Fran: It’s not my place, God will punish you.

* Fran: Brighton that was very mean! Now look what you’ve done, you made her wheeze.

* Fran: Do I sound like I’m coming down with a cold?
Niles: Constantly.

* CC: I don’t want to risk offending him, we’re on the verge of a breakthrough.
Niles: Oh good, maybe he’ll find a personality we like.

* Fran: I don’t think I’d be comfortable sitting on wooden balls. At least not on the first date.

* Fran: Jeffrey, I think I pulled a hustle muscle.

* Fran: See you did the right thing and God smiled on you. God, Maybelline and half a box of Kleenex.


Synopsis: Fran and Niles are sorting laundry. Brighton and a classmate enter to work on a science project. The dance is brought up. Fran works her magic to get Brighton to ask his science partner to the dance. At school, Fran arrives. Brooke, his science partner, brings up the dance. He acts like a jerk though. In the taxi ride home Fran continues berating him. The taxi driver starts in on Fran. Turns out the taxi driver went to high school with Fran. Out of guilt she goes out with him. It’s now the day of the date and Fran is feigning sickness. She fakes a fever and Niles busts her. CC tries to get Max to read her psychiatrists play but he refuses. Fran arrives at the restaurant for her date. Turns out Jeffrey has written a play. He also wants to do the hustle with her. Then he goes too far and proposes. When she turns him down he goes out on the window ledge. To convince him to get off the ledge she tells him who she works for. Back at the house, Brooke is getting revenge on Brighton by only doing a potato science project. Fran races to Max’s office for help. She asks him to read her dates play so he won’t jump to his death. Max goes to the restaurant to read the play. Max states it’s a brilliant and he wants to buy it. Jeffery is so excited he falls off the ledge, but lands safely in a mountain of garbage. It’s the night of the dance and he’s waiting for Brooke to arrive. She arrives and Brighton is shocked.

The Nanny S01, Ep22 – I Don’t Remember Mama

Show: The Nanny
Season: 1
Episode: 22
Title: I Don’t Remember Mama
Original Air Date: May 16, 1994


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Favorite Quotes:

* Fran: Trust no one.

* Fran: I’m a fake? Let she who is without silicon cast the first stone.

* CC: Nanny Fine’s pageant has turned into a complete disaster. Niles break out the bubbly.

* Niles (to CC): You have no power here. Be gone before someone drops a house on you.

* Grace: Me and Fran are going to kick some country club butt.


Synopsis: Fran is getting ready for Mother’s Day. She’s converting some old videos for her mom. She asks Niles about how they celebrate it and finds out that Max tries to distract everyone on that day. This year they join a country club. There is a Mother/daughter pageant on Mother’s Day and Max doesn’t want them to be in it. He’s afraid she’ll be hurt. At the house, Fran and Grace are practicing a magic trick. Grace is going to saw Fran in half. While she is stuck in the box she talks to the kids about their Mom. She is cut in half and CC is thrilled. CC decides to be a jerk and spins her around. It’s now the day of the competition and they check out the rest of the entrants. The talent part begins. They take a break and one of the other girls comes to chat with Grace. Grace tells her that Fran is her nanny. The mother of that child goes into a rage over it. Grace is forced to admit that she doesn’t have a mother because she died and runs off upset. At the house, Max finds Niles juggling. He’s hiding from CC. She hunts him down. However, she falls on the oranges that Niles was juggling. Grace and Fran come running in and Max wants to know what’s going on. CC is delighted. Max goes to check on Grace. Fran then talks…too much. Grace tells them she is upset because she doesn’t remember her mother. Max tells her how much her mother loved her and apologizes for not telling her that more often. It’s now the talent show again. Fran and Grace do a puppet show. After the puppet show they head back stage and meet Patti LaBelle. She and her daughter are in the pageant too. She sings with her daughter. They win first runner up. At the house, they watch family videos of Fran. Max comes in with a video of their mother.

The Nanny S01, Ep21 – Frannie’s Choice

Show: The Nanny
Season: 1
Episode: 21
Title: Frannie’s Choice
Original Air Date: April 27, 1994


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Favorite Quotes:

* Fran: Everyone’s got their own life but me.

* Fran: Happy is not a good color on that woman.

* Max: No one could every replace you Miss Fine.

* Fran: Do we have to tell the children?
Max: I think they’ll notice you’re missing.

* Max: The incredible thing was you let her get away.
Niles: Yes, I was remarkably stupid, wasn’t I sir?

* Max: You think it’s easy for us to watch you walk out that door and throw your life away on that Neanderthal.


Synopsis: Fran is fixing a teddy bear for Grace. Max comes in in a tuxedo. Niles runs off to his butler’s meeting. Everyone heads out but Fran. Val pops over. Val tells her that Danny broke up with Heather and has been asking about her. She will talk to him, and be the one to do the dumping. Val gets Danny to come out. The kids are with Fran as well. He tries to apologize and fails miserably. He starts kissing her. She turns to leave and he proposes to her. She tells him she has to think about it. Fran goes to her mother to tell her the good news. But her mom thinks it’s Max who proposed. When she tells her it’s Danny her mom is not happy. They talk about dating. Fran is unsure, she just keeps thinking about the kids. She decides to marry Danny. Back at the house, Niles is very upset about losing Fran. Niles makes Fran tell Max she is getting married. CC is so excited she practically offers to pay for everything. Max is upset that she is marrying Danny after how he treated her. But he offers to pay for her honeymoon. She doesn’t want to tell the kids, but Max makes her. The kids get upset. CC starts singing and everyone runs for it. Max starts interviewing nannies to replace Fran. Max keeps comparing the applicants to Fran. Niles tells him a story to try and get him to wake up. It’s the day of Fran’s leaving. CC comes in singing and happy. Fran comes down the stairs with her make up bag. The doorbell rings and Danny yells through the door. He comes in for introductions. Danny and Fran have a little fight. Grace wrote a poem for Fran. Everyone pretends to be happy for her except Brighton. The truth comes out. Fran doesn’t want to go. Fran dumps him. Then he hits on CC. Fran stays and they all go out to celebrate.

The Nanny S01, Ep20 – Ode to Barbra Joan

Show: The Nanny
Season: 1
Episode: 20
Title: Ode to Barbra Joan
Original Air Date: April 13, 1994


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Favorite Quotes:

* Niles: Miss Babcock, there’s a gentleman on line 3 who claims to be your father and I admire him for having the guts to admit it.

* Fran: My mother said blood is thicker than water and you can wash them both off of plastic slip covers.

* CC: I would like him to meet the man in my life.
Max: Oh by all means, bring him along.

* Niles: Put your fingerprints on one more crab puff and you’ll find mine on your neck.

* CC: Nanny Fine, we’re Babcock’s, we don’t plotz.

* Fran: I feel just like Cinderella.
Niles: Only in this case there’s an evil step-daughter.

* Sylvia: Oh, Fran this is the most exciting moment of my life. Dressing my daughter for Barbra Streisand.

* Max: There’s someone at the door.
Niles: And I thought another angel got its wings.

* CC: People misunderstand me. They think I’m a self-centered, cold-hearted witch.

* Max: Miss Fine has an annoying way of being right about those kind of things.


Synopsis: Fran introduces Brighton. He’s on a Little League baseball team. Miss Babcock’s father calls. Fran gets upset at CC because she doesn’t want to see her own father. It’s a different evening and Niles and cooking dinner for CC and her father. She’s freaking out. Brighton comes back from baseball practice. CC’s father arrives. Everyone is getting along at dinner. He mentions Streisand, it’s Barbra Streisand. Fran freaks out. CC isn’t impressed with her so her father invites Fran to the concert instead. Fran faints. When she finds out she’ll be in the front row, she faint’s again. He then tells her they are going back stage and she faints a third time. In Max’s office, he’s thrilled because he’s going to speak at a symposium. CC comes in worried about her father. She only cares about her inheritance. Mr. Babcock and Fran arrive home with a dress for the concert that night. Poor Niles is still having foot issues. CC comes in grumping about them being out. Niles takes a pot shot and CC faints. They continue teasing her after she comes to. Max tells Brighton he won’t be able to take him to the baseball game and Brighton lets him off easy. Fran and Max chat in his office. She talks about kids who are upset with their fathers and CC is outside the window acting out each thing she mentions. Later that night, Fran is getting ready for the concert. She tells her mom what’s going on with CC and her dad. Sylvia has brought all kinds of Barbra memorabilia. The doorbell rings and it’s Mr. Babcock. Fran comes down the stairs looking amazing. She tells Mr. Babcock that she can’t go. She tells him in a roundabout way he needs to take CC. She tries to facilitate a reunion with the father and daughter. CC comes downstairs just as the two hug. She locks herself in the bathroom with cigarettes. Sylvia breaks into the bathroom. Fran and CC have a heart to heart, sort of. Sylvia tries to worm her way to the concert. He winds up taking CC to the concert instead of Fran. Max takes a lesson from Fran and cancels his speech to take Brighton to a Mets game. Brighton, however, has made other plans. Fran and Sylvia listen to the whole concert over the phone. Mr. Babcock tells them he has a surprise for them and puts Barbra on the phone.

The Nanny S01, Ep19 – The Gym Teacher

Show: The Nanny
Season: 1
Episode: 19
Title: The Gym Teacher
Original Air Date: April 6, 1994


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Favorite Quotes:

* Fran: Val, what comes at the end of a sentence?
Val: A parole?

* Fran: Gracie, where do you come up with these things?
Gracie: Usually during hopscotch.

* Max: Niles, please, I’m trying to work.
Niles: As opposed to what I’m doing, which is a hobby.

* Fran: Meanwhile, why’d you change your name?
Teacher: I got married.
Fran: To a man?

* Fran: So you’re married and I’m not? How could this be?

* Fran: You know, marriage has mellowed her.

* Fran: Who would have thought that we’d both be facing demons from our past?

* Fran: The worst that can happen is he’ll set you on fire again. How many times can he do that before it gets old?

* Fran: It’s better to have tried and stunk then to never have stunk at all.


Synopsis: Fran comes home from shopping to find Maggie home sick. She’s trying to get out of gym class. The next day, she is still trying to get Fran to help her out of gym class. Brighton tries to blackmail Maggie over it, but she wins. In Max’s office, Niles is cleaning the windows but the sound is driving Max nuts. He calls Fran into his office because he got a call from Maggie’s school about her having a heart murmur. CC pops in and provides a distraction. She wants to use Alan Beck, but Max is not interested. CC convinces him because he’ll sell six months of tickets. Fran still has to deal with Maggie cutting gym class. The two go to meet the teacher. When the teacher comes out, it’s Fran’s old gym teacher. The news is bad. Fran will try to coach her. Meanwhile, at Max’s play, Alan Beck finally arrives. Alan is still a bully. Fran appears at the play as well. Alan hits on her. Back at the school, its Fran and Maggie to practice. Mrs. Stone (the PE teacher) heckles them before she leaves. In the kitchen, Niles is trying to help Fran. She has hurt herself at the gym. Max comes in complaining about Alan Beck. He gives Fran the same pep talk she gave him. The day has come for Maggie to take her midterm in gym. She fails miserably. Mrs. Stone gives her an F. Then she chokes on the ball from the whistle. Maggie now gets an A because Fran saved her life. In Max’s office, Alan gives him a long list of demands. However, Max puts him in his place. Then scares him with a blowtorch. As Alan leaves, the living room is full of actors to take his place. Alan caves in. Fran would like to play Mrs. Roosevelt but Max isn’t having it.

The Nanny S01, Ep18 – Sunday in the Park with Fran

Show: The Nanny
Season: 1
Episode: 18
Title: Sunday in the Park with Fran
Original Air Date: March 23, 1994


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Favorite Quotes:

* Gracie: CC, how come your dog hates you?

* CC: If I had to like every one of my friends I wouldn’t have any.

* Fran: That’s PTA, Mother Hubbard.

* Fran: Oh, can that women ever suck up.
Niles: Hmm. If she came with attachments, we could throw out the Hoover.

* Fran: Too bad we didn’t have this conversation out in the garden, the plants would have loved the fertilizer.

* Fran: You don’t need a nanny, you need a hobby.

* Max: He’s probably calling to try and steal you away.
Fran: I might be available.

* Max: What a charming little snot, tot.

* Fran: A man like you deserves a good finger every now and then.

* Fran: Bartender, I think somethings wrong with your tv. I sound so nasal.


Synopsis: Max and CC are excited because Fran’s family is so large and helping fill the seats at opening night. Fran gives their dinner requests, but it’s not dinner theater. Fran says they won’t come without food. Niles prepares a picnic for Fran and Gracie to take to the park. CC walks in the with Chester. He hates CC but loves Fran. CC comments on the basket returned by one of the critics. Turns out his son goes to school with Gracie. CC wants Gracie to invite Frank Junior to the park. She doesn’t want to. CC, however, calls Frank Sr. and makes the play date. Fran and Gracie try to go to the park without Frank Jr. but CC stops them. The two race to Max’s office. Fran gets there first. She barricades the door and CC tries to break it down. At the park, Frank Jr. starts shooting things with his gun. She talks to a woman in the park, but that woman thinks she’s got a lot of kids until she explains she’s the nanny. Frank jumps on Grace’s back. She is finally forced to whack him with a French bread. Back at the house, Max is looking for a lost note pad. Fran and Grace return from the park but leave out the Frank Jr. drama. Max gives Fran a big guilt trip. Niles takes a call from Mr. Bradley. It goes badly. As Max asks about what happened with Frank Jr, CC comes in. No one is happy. Max is furious. He decides to invite Frank Sr and Frank Jr over for Fran to apologize. The fridge is still not working and no one is allowed to open it. Then Fran walks in and opens the fridge doors wide. The day has arrived when the Franks will arrive. Frank Sr starts insulting Max right away. Fran gives an apology but the Franks don’t accept it. Fran calls Chester as an excuse to escape. Niles brings out finger sandwiches. Frank Sr gets aggressive while Fran is holding Chester and he bites Frank Sr. Max stands up for Fran and Grace, as well as himself. Then he kicks the Franks out. Fran gushes over Chester. It’s now the night of the play and they are all getting a drink afterward. The reviews come on the tv. They announce that Frank is out with food poisoning, so instead it’s a fan review. It turns out it’s Fran. Max is so happy about the review that he kisses Fran. At the house, the repairman for the fridge finally arrives.

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