The Nanny

Season 5 Episode 4


Aired Wednesday 8:30 PM Oct 22, 1997 on CBS
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Episode Summary

Fran gets an extra job being Chester's dog walker, but a thief steals the dog and demand ransom for his return.

Who was the Episode MVP ?

    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)

    • QUOTES (27)

      • Ariana: Where I come from, chocolate is an aphrodisiac.
        Fran: Oh, you're from Flushing.

      • Brian: You did very well.
        Maxwell: Yeah, considering I didn't write anything down. Now GIVE ME BACK MY NANNY!

      • Brian: Your boss is on the phone.
        Fran: Mr. Softie?

      • Ariana: (Sees Val on her knees) What do you want?
        Fran: Oh, well, if my friend sells one more magazine subscription she gets to go to that special camp.

      • Val: Fran I can't believe you used your wiles to get this ice cream truck!
        Fran: I know! But I'm not looking forward to dating someone known as Mr. Softie.

      • Val: If we find him, will we split it fifty/fifty?
        Fran: Sixty forty.
        Val: Why do you get more?
        Fran: I'm the one who lost him, Val!

      • Fran: When I was talking to him on the phone, an ice cream truck was playing "The Way We Were" in the background!
        Val: (Gasps) So?
        Fran: Where in New York City does an ice cream truck play a Barbra Streisand ballad?
        Both: Greenwich Village!

      • Brian: (To his wife) Please, I can't take that horrible sound!
        Fran: (Over phone) I'm sorry sir, this happens to be my natural voice!

      • Jeff: We believe the perps are husband and wife.
        Fran: What, my perp's not single?

      • Val: I just talked to the police. They're sending over Jeff.
        Maxwell: Jeff?
        Niles: Ex-boyfriend, has his own handcuffs, looks like a younger version of you.

      • Val: I can't think with the dog barking.
        Fran: Sure Val, blame it on the dog!

      • Fran: This is Grace and this is Chester.
        Brian: You look like you could breed some champions.
        Fran: Well, all us Fine women are very fertile... oh you meant the dog.

      • C.C.: Nanny Fine, Chester just had his kibble and now he needs to go number two.
        Fran: Already? I should have some of that kibble for breakfast.
        Yetta: Here, I won chocolate ex-lax playing bingo.
        Val: That's a prize?
        Fran: I guess when you're a senior, taking ex lax is like taking ecstasy.

      • Yetta: Here are my plans for the shower.
        Sylvia: Look who planned her own shower. Yesterday you wore your underpants as a beret!
        Yetta: I don't have to take that from you. I'm not even sure you're mine!

      • Grace: What's an uldra cocka?
        Fran: Well literally it means old spaniel.

      • Fran: Are you suggesting I be your dog walker?
        C.C.: I'll pay you ten dollars an hour.
        Fran: Please, do you know what I get paid to watch three kids? Half that. When do I start?

      • Fran: Oh, I didn't know you walked Chester in Central Park.
        C.C.: Oh not me, Lupe. Until she up and died on me. Besides who's going to bust me, the mutt?

      • Maxwell: Why on earth is Yetta getting married at her age?
        Fran: I was wondering that myself. (To herself) I guess it's cause somebody ASKED her.

      • Fran: Ms. Babcock, I have something to tell you that is going to be very hard for you to take.
        C.C.: (To Maxwell) You asked her to marry you, you bum?! Ten years of my life I have...
        Maxwell: C.C.! C.C.! Ms. Fine lost Chester in Central Park.
        C.C.: Phew! You scared the hell out of me.

      • Brian: (On the phone with C.C.) Well. You were so willing to risk your dog's life, but what would you say if I told you I had Fran Fine?
        C.C.: Well, it would go something like this. WOO HOO!

      • C.C.: Oh, I miss my little Chester. You know, I used to let him sleep with me.
        Niles: Let him? Who do you think taught him to beg?

      • Fran: Oh, Miss Babcock... how am I going to tell her? She's gonna be devastated! She slept with Chester every night.
        Niles: And on the upside, she won't be so cramped in that little basket.

      • Grace: Fran, this park is a great place to scope out guys.
        Fran: Oh, well, you know honey, your father and I are sort of an item. He's just waiting until the time is right.
        Grace: Uh huh. And that pony Daddy promised me?
        Fran: Yeah...
        Grace: Glue.

      • Fran: Ma, why did you book Harry's Clam Bar when Daddy's Elk Lodge would have been so much better for Yetta's shower?
        Sylvia: Honey, Daddy is not an Elk anymore.
        Val: Sylvia, you told my mother he was no longer a stallion. How many clubs does he belong to?

      • Fran: Well, why should I be depressed just because a woman three times my age is getting married before me?
        (C.C. walks in)
        Niles: Oh, Mazel tov, you're getting married!

      • Niles: Well, I found my gift for Yetta's bridal shower. I got her the Kama Sutra, big print edition.

      • Maxwell: Um, w-wait a minute. I never thought I'd say this, but... I want to hear Miss Fine's voice.

    • NOTES (4)

    • ALLUSIONS (3)

      • Val: All of a sudden, they're your friends? Who are you, Patty Hearst?

        This is an allusion to the American newspaper heiress, kidnapped on February 4, 1974 by the Symbionese Liberation Army. She gained notoriety when she joined her captors, furthering their cause.

      • Maxwell: Oh, Miss Fine! Ace Ventura's here.

        This is an allusion to the Ace Ventura films. Ace Ventura is a fictional pet detective portrayed by Jim Carrey.

      • Not only the title of the episode, but the storyline is a very funny parody of Mel Gibson's film from 1996 "Ransom."