The Nanny

The Passed-Over Story

Season 4, Ep 21, Aired 4/9/97
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  • Episode Description
  • Fran is jealous of an old high school classmate that ended up very successful.

  • 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

    Niles

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • Fran is jealous of a former high school class mate turned superstar, and even more so when Maggie becomes her lacky.

    By SailorXMan, Aug 21, 2005

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (19)

    • Fran: (while holding a glass of milk) Got guilt?

    • Fran: Ma, do you ever worry you've made all the wrong choices in life? Sylvia: Well, sometimes I'm sitting across from your father... Fran: Yeah? Sylvia: And I can't help but wonder... Fran: Yeah? Sylvia: Is he going to finish that lambchop?

    • C.C.: Aren't you ashamed of being butler? Niles: I don't know Morgan Faulkner. C.C.: No, I mean in general.

    • Maggie: Hi! Fran: Oh, sweetie! Hi, angel! Maggie: Oh, this job is so cool. Today, I met Woody Allen. Fran: Oh, is that exciting?! You stay away from him.

    • Maxwell: Does everyone eat like this on the Jewish holidays, Ms. Fine? Fran: Why do you think we wandered the desert for 40 years? We were walking off the meal.

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    Trivia (2)

    • In this episode we see Fran telling Morgan Faulkner they attended Hillcrest High together, but in "Material Fran" she tells Kathy they went to Flushing High together.

    • In the scene in the kitchen, Fran takes a sip of her milk and sets it down on the right side of the plate of cookies. It is considerably less than half full. She looks down at her watch, and Brighton walks into the kitchen. The glass of milk miraculously moves to the left side of the plate, and is half full again.

    Allusions (5)

    • Morgan: If I listened to my father, I'd be working at that bridal shop in Flushing. This is an allusion to the former job Fran had before she became the nanny, as sang in the opening credits.

    • Fran: You know, her first acting job was sitting on Baretta's shoulder. This is a reference to Fred the Cockatoo, the bird who sat on Tony Baretta's shoulder in the series, Baretta. Baretta was a detective series that ran from 1975-1978.

    • Fran: Look who you've got on the payroll... Harpo, Groucho, and Draino! (Referring to herself, C.C., and Niles) Harpo and Groucho are two of the famous Marx brothers, sibling comedians who appeared in vaudeville, stage plays, film, and television. Draino is a play on the name of another brother, as all of their stage names ended with the letter "o"...Chico, Harpo, Groucho, Gummo, and Zeppo.

    • The episode title is a parody play of Passover, a Jewish holiday which commemorates the exodus of the Hebrews from Egypt. The holiday last for eight days.

    • Got Milk? Fran guilt trips C.C. after she makes fun of her and when she leaves the kitchen, Fran picks up a glass of milk and says "Got Guilt?", basing it on the very popular milk commercial slogan.

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