The Nanny

The Grandmas

Season 3, Ep 17, Aired 1/22/96
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  • Episode Description
  • Fran finds out her mother kicked her father out of the house.

  • 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


  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • The whole prolouge is wonderful Fran: It's monday morning which means Ms Babcock has just arrived, she's handing Niles her coat, she's saying careful i just cleaned my fur, to which he responds, don'tt cough up any hair balls...............And righ

    By tennis_mag, Jul 21, 2005

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (12)

    • Fran: Every morning, it's the same thing. I come in, I sit down, you tell me I look gorgeous... Maxwell: I don't do that. Fran: Well, you should start!

    • Fran: No one in my family is divorced! Niles: What about your sister? Fran: They're not divorced. They're just miserable.

    • C.C.: Oh, Nanny Fine, get a grip. My mother left when I was four. Niles: She wanted a girl.

    • Fran: Oh, Mr. Sheffield, I know what you're doing, and, believe me, I'm very flattered, but don't go changing to try and please me. Maxwell: No, Miss Fine. You are right. I was far too boring. I need to mix it up, keep them guessing. Fran: No. I miss boring. I want it. I need it. I gotta have it! (Niles walks in the room and, hearing that last sentence, has a surprised look on his face and quickly leaves)

    • Fran: Mr. Sheffield, I'm home! Oh, thank God nothing ever changes here. Where are you, my dependable, stable, Rock of Gibraltar, stodgy, uptight, totally predictable-- (Maxwell comes out wearing a hideous but flashy blue blouse, holding two glasses and a wine bottle) Fran: Oh my God! Is that my blouse?!

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    Notes (4)

    • The song that plays when Maxwell comes to the living room, after Fran calls out for him, is French composer Maurice Ravel's most famous musical composition, BolĂ©ro.

    • Both of Fran's grandmothers appear in this episode. However in Episode 8 (The Christmas Episode) she revealed that her grandmother had died and gave her the watch she pawned in that episode.

    • When Fran calls Gracie's play date, she speaks to "Mrs. Lombardi". This is a refference to Frank Lombardi, a regular writer for the show.

    • This is the first time we see Fran's other grandma, Nettie.

    Allusions (1)

    • Fran: (to Maxwell) You don't need to go changing... to try to please me.

      This is a lyric from the song "Just the Way You Are" by Billy Joel.

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