The Nanny

Season 1 Episode 21

Frannie's Choice

Aired Wednesday 8:30 PM Apr 27, 1994 on CBS
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Episode Summary

Frannie's Choice
Fran must choose whether to stay with the Sheffields or not when her ex-boyfriend Danny returns, and proposes to Fran.

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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 (2)

      • At the very end of this episode, Fran is in a plane and she sits in a seat next to one of the producers of CBS and starts telling him that her life should be turned into a t.v. show. This happened in real life when Fran met him on a plane and started asking him if she could pitch ideas to him about her own show. That's when she was visiting her friend Twiggy in London and after spending time with Twiggy's children, sparked the idea of being a nanny. She pitched this idea to the same guy and Voila! The Nanny was born.

      • When Fran and Val are talking at the beginning of the episode, Fran takes two coffee mugs over to the kitchen island and puts tea bags in them to make tea. After Val says her line, the camera cuts back to Fran, and the mugs are now on the kitchen table in front of Val, but Fran puts the tea bags in them AGAIN.

    • QUOTES (7)

      • Danny: Hey Franny, hurry up and get out, I'm double parked out here!
        C.C.: Oh he sounds charming!

      • Maxwell: She had no style, no sense of humour! And her hair was oddly flat...

      • Danny: Baby, I love you! You love me! At least you love this, huh? (Kisses Fran passionately) I still got it!
        Fran: Yeah, but I don't want it anymore.
        Danny: (To C.C.) You want it?
        Fran: Two seconds. Time heals all wounds.

      • Grace: (Reciting the poem she wrote for Fran) "F" is for the fun we have together, "r" is for the rummy that we play, "a" is for the answers to my questions... and "n" is for the nasal things you say.
        Fran: (Nasally) Awwwwww!
        Maxwell: We're all going to miss that sound!

      • Danny: I'm sorry. I had to have a cheap, tawdry affair just to really appreciate you!
        Fran: You were with her for six months!
        Danny: (Pauses) I had to be sure.

      • Brighton: (Standing in front of a naked mannequin) Maggie, look. It's your new boyfriend! (Knocks on mannequin's head) And he's got your personality, too!
        Maggie: (Looks down below the mannequin's waist) And your equipment.

      • C.C.: (To the children)
        Hey kids, when I am down in the dumps, you know what cheers me up?
        Fran: A fifth of scotch and a fresh pack of batteries?

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    • ALLUSIONS (3)

      • Fran: (to Niles) I think I'm going to miss you most of all.

        This was Judy Garland's line in The Wizard of Oz when her character, Dorothy Gale said goodbye to the Scarecrow before leaving for Kansas.

      • Fran: The boss never marries the help. Look at Tony and Angela. Eight years he wasted on her. He was so heartbroken, he skiied into a tree!

        This is a reference to Angela Bower and Tony Micelli, of Who's the Boss. Tony was hired as the housekeeper, and the relationship between Tony and Angela was the focus of many episodes.

      • The title "Frannie's Choice" is an allusion to the Meryl Streep movie Sophie's Choice.