The Nanny

The Unkindest Gift

Season 3, Ep 11, Aired 11/27/95
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  • Episode Description
  • Brighton's filming of a bris, and him fainting during the ceremony, ends up on America's Wackiest Home Videos.

  • 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 (12)

    • Sylvia: Fran, you're probably wondering why I'm acting so strange. Fran: Ma, you've been here for two seconds. You yelled, you ate. The only thing strange is that you haven't showed me a wedding announcement from a girl I went to high school with. Sylvia: It's in my purse.

    • C.C.: Maxwell, I can't believe you won't let me read your first novel. I've never been so insulted in my life. Niles: You've never been so insulted? Well now, I'm insulted.

    • (Brighton turns camera onto Sylvia while eating blueberry pie) Sylvia: You know I don't like to be filmed when I'm eating. Fran: Which is why there's more footage of Bigfoot than of her.

    • Maxwell: Miss Fine! (Fran hides behind the kitchen door; Maxwell comes into the kitchen) Maxwell: Niles, have you seen Miss Fine? Niles: Sorry, sir, I think she's gone out. Maxwell: Oh, what a shame, because here I am standing with Barbra Streisand... (Fran runs out from behind the door) Fran: I love you, I love you! (realizing she's not there) What is the ONE THING I asked you NEVER to joke about?

    • Yetta: (at the Bris) Franny, you let someone bring a mangy pet in here? It's very unsanitary for the baby. Fran: Yetta, that is the baby! Yetta: I guess I shouldn't have given him that meatball that fell on the floor!

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    Notes (4)

    • Guest Morty Drescher is Fran Drescher's real life father. Her mother, Sylvia Drescher, is also present on the bris scene. Just watch closely and you'll find her.

    • The scene where Fran walks in a Dr. Quinn scene were actually filmed on the Dr. Quinn set.

    • When Fran tries to get back in the lot, she hops on a Murphy Brown cast figure.

    • Some of the external scenes were filmed outside the The Nanny studio.

    Trivia (2)

    • This episode is named The Unkindest Cut on the complete third season DVD set.

    • When Fran is wandering around the studio looking for a restroom, she mutters a song she makes up to the tune of the Bonanza theme song. Fran mutters, "Meanwhile, where do ya pee?", but the closed caption says, "Grandma will get paid." *Edit* According to the closed-captions on the third season DVD set, it says "Meanwhile, where do you pee?" for sure.

    Allusions (1)

    • Fran compares herself to Aunt Clara. This is a reference to a character in the 1964 series Bewitched.

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