The Nanny

Season 5 Episode 9

Educating Fran

Aired Wednesday 8:30 PM Dec 10, 1997 on CBS
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Educating Fran
Fran goes to Maggie's school to have a word with her Philosophy teacher and ends up developing a crush on him. After having to ask Maggie for her approval, Fran starts dating the gorgeous Jewish bachelor, which, of course, upsets Mr. Sheffield (who won't do anything regarding his true feelings towards Fran). Fran lies about her age to Professor Steve, and later pays the price when his astrologist tells him he should be with a woman in her mid-thirties – C.C.!moreless

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    Ann Morgan Guilbert

    Ann Morgan Guilbert

    Yetta Rosenberg

    Fran Drescher

    Fran Drescher

    Fran Fine Sheffield

    Charles Shaughnessy

    Charles Shaughnessy

    Maxwell Sheffield

    Lauren Lane

    Lauren Lane

    Chastity Claire "C.C." Babcock

    Daniel Davis

    Daniel Davis


    Nicholle Tom

    Nicholle Tom

    Margaret "Maggie" Sheffield

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (1)

      • Goof: When Maxwell wakes up Niles on the night Fran is out with Professor Steve, he repeatedly presses the center button on the kitchen intercom to call Niles' room. Some nights later, when Fran wakes up Niles after Professor Steve dumps her, she repeatedly presses the left button on the kitchen intercom to call Niles' room.

    • QUOTES (11)

      • Maxwell: Niles, are you awake?
        Niles: Of course, I was getting the papers ready for my route.

      • Fran: Niles are you asleep?
        Niles: No I was just going out to the barn to milk Bessy.

      • Niles: I LOVE YOU!!
        Fran and Maxwell: We love you too, Niles.

      • Fran: If you don't want me to go out with him, let me know. Your opinion is more important to me than a date.
        Maggie: I don't want you to go out with him.
        Fran: Then I won't. I love you and wouldn't want to jeopardize that.
        Maggie: I love you too.
        Fran: PLEASE LET ME GO OUT WITH HIM!!! I'm gonna grow old and die waiting for your father!

      • Steve: You want to get dinner sometime?
        Fran: You know, I'm seeing... a therapist about this very problem.

      • Maxwell: It's driving me crazy, her being out with some other man. I can share these feelings with you because I'm not in love with you.
        Niles: Nobody looks good at two in the morning.

      • Niles: Why don't you just tell him your real age.
        Fran: Why don't you just take a dip in the dead sea with a hemorrhoid.

      • C.C.: (introducing herself) Hello Steve, C.C. Babcock. I understand you're a professor. And you're going out with Nanny Fine. What's the matter, research wouldn't give you a chimp?

      • Niles: (to C.C) We can't all learn Spanish the way you did, chasing frightened tourists down the streets of Pamplona.

      • Yetta: Read me my horoscope.
        Fran: Oh, OK. Ah, Scorpio. Tomorrow, you will awaken...
        Yetta: (excitedly) Whoo-hoo!

      • C.C.: Why the Hell are you watching a Spanish soap opera?
        Niles: Ssshh! Something big just happened.
        C.C.: What?!
        Niles: I have no idea.

    • NOTES (1)

      • Fran's birthday is revealed to be on November 26. Fran Drescher's real birthday is on September 30. She also mentions being born in 1970 ("give or take a year or six", she says). Later on she admits being 34 - which would make her born in 1964.

    • ALLUSIONS (1)

      • The episode title is a play on the title of a stage comedy, Educating Rita, commissioned by the Royal Shakespeare Company. The play was later adapted to film in 1983, and starred Michael Caine.

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