The Nanny

Fran's Roots

Season 4, Ep 19, Aired 3/12/97
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  • Episode Description
  • Fran questions her heritage after a woman tells her there may have been a mixup at the hospital when she was born.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Ann Morgan Guilbert

    Yetta Rosenberg

  • Fran Drescher

    Fran Fine Sheffield

  • Charles Shaughnessy

    Maxwell Sheffield

  • Lauren Lane

    Chastity Claire "C.C." Babcock

  • Daniel Davis


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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (9)

    • Fran: A woman just called and told me that ma may not be my real mother. Maxwell: So are we happy or sad? Fran: We're thinking.

    • C.C.: I have a friend at CBS who wants to buy our show and turn it into a TV series. Niles: Whoa, back up. You have a friend?

    • Sylvia: (After hearing that Fran's blood test results came back negative, and that Lila is not her birth mother) Doctors make mistakes! We'll get a second opinion! Fran: Ma, you're embarassing me! Sylvia: Will you stop calling me "ma"?! Fran: Knock it off. You're my mother. If I can accept it... who's the bigger sport here?

    • Sylvia: (To Fran) Why are you pursuing this? I am your mother, and nothing that this woman will ever say will ever convince me that I am not! Lila: Would you two like a little privacy? We have a guest house. Sylvia: You hear that? Your mother has a guest house.

    • Niles: Miss Babcock called. And it looks as if she won't be moving to California. CBS decided not to do your play. Maxwell: Why? Niles: Because they saw it.

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    Trivia (3)

    • When Sylvia arrives to confront the woman who might be Fran's birth mother, she bursts in and says "You're black?" and points with her right hand, while holding her purse with her left. However, in the long shot, she is pointing with her left hand and holding the purse in her right hand.

    • While Fran is getting pulled over by the policeman, she turns the steering wheel to the left. However, she is not driving in England, so shouldn't she be turning the wheel to the right?

    • When Fran gets pulled over, she tells the officer that she was driving with her arms. However, when she was applying her makeup, her arms were not on the steering wheel, so it gave the illusion that the car was driving itself.

    Allusions (2)

    • C.C.: What? No comment from the quicker picker upper? (Referring to Niles) This is a reference to Bounty paper towels, and it's slogan "The Quicker Picker Upper". Over the years, it has been modified to "The Quilted Quicker Picker Upper".

    • Niles: Just tell them "show me the money"! This is a reference to the famous line from the movie, Jerry Maguire.

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