The Nanny

You Bette Your Life

Season 4, Ep 23, Aired 4/30/97
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  • Episode Description
  • Fran accidentally makes a gifted child give up his piano skills.

  • 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

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (9)

    • Sylvia: (to Fran) How come you're standing next to Fidel Castro? (Fran takes the paper) Fran: Ma, that's Miss Babcock. Niles had the paper first.

    • Maxwell: (about a charity auction they're organizing) Good idea, C.C., putting Tom at our table. Fran: (overhearing) So who's Tom, and does he have a Cruise, Hanks or Selleck after his name? Maxwell: Rosenstein. Fran: Does he have a Dr. before it? Maxwell: He happens to be one of the richest men in New York, and if shmoozed properly will be investing five million dollars in our next show. Fran: Wow. Never mind what he's got in front or after his name. Does he have an "and Mrs." anywhere near it?

    • Bette Midler: I adore your accent. Fran: Oh thanks, I owe it all to Queens. Bette Midler: Same with me and my career.

    • Bette Midler: (about the New York Restoration project) You know, we're not here just to clean up the parks. We're going to get all the trash out of this city. I did my part. I moved to L.A.

    • (Niles is standing in a gown in the kitchen, as Bette passes by chasing Fran) Niles: Oh, Miss Midler. I'm one of your biggest fans! Bette Midler: (Looks Niles up and down and laughs) That's a shocker!

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    Notes (1)

    • Fran mentions her "Donna Pescow autographed TV Guide" when offering Maxwell items for the auction. Fran Drescher made her movie debut in "Saturday Night Fever" which starred Donna Pescow.

    Trivia (1)

    • Watch the actor who plays Keith. When he enters the house, he doesn't have his glasses on. When the camera changes the angle, suddenly he does.

    Allusions (2)

    • The title of this episode is based on Groucho Marx's 1950 radio and TV game show You Bet Your Life.

    • Fran: ...he's gonna turn into Tommy! This is a reference to Tommy, the first of The Who's two full-scale rock operas. Tommy was the traumatized protagonist. Tommy became deaf, dumb, and blind as a result of being a witness to the death of his mother's lover at the hand of his father, Captain Walker.

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