The Nanny

Season 3 Episode 1

Pen Pal

Aired Wednesday 8:30 PM Sep 11, 1995 on CBS
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Pen Pal
Fran's pen pal Lenny wants to meet her, but Fran is worried she exaggerated a little and now is concerned that Lenny won't like her for who she really is. Meanwhile, C.C. arranges to work late just to seduce Maxwell.

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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)

    • QUOTES (9)

      • Niles and C.C. are on the sofa having drinks
        C.C.: So tell me Rochester, what'd you do to kill a day before I came along?
        Niles: Well, truth be told, my life was a little empty . . . but now I have a hobby!
        C.C. : (they both stand up) I loathe you.
        Niles: I despise you.
        C.C. : Servant.
        Niles: Trollop.
        C.C. : Bellboy.
        Niles: Brunette. (they passionately kiss just as a shocked Fran and Max enter)
        C.C. : (walks to the front door, Niles in tow) Good night Maxwell, Fanny Nine. (to Niles) Swine
        Niles: Chicken.

      • C.C.: I don't make a habit of drinking with the help.
        Niles: I've never been of any help to you.

      • C.C.: (C.C. is waiting for Max to come back for a romantic evening in his office. The door opens and Niles walks in. C.C. doesn't turn around) Maxwell darling, is that you?
        Niles: (Niles dims the lights and whispers) Shh. Don't turn around.
        (He blows on C.C.'s neck)
        C.C.: I'm yours. Tell me what you want me to do.
        Niles: Cluck like a chicken.
        C.C.: (looks confused) What?
        Niles: (whispering) It turns me on.
        C.C.: (Smiles and starts clucking. Niles smiles and when C.C. turns around to see Niles she screams) Aah!
        Niles: Mr. Sheffield's been delayed. Did you think I was him?
        C.C.: If you tell anyone about this...
        Niles: Oh, I'd never do that. We need the eggs.

      • Fran: (to Maxwell, about C.C.) If she were Jewish, her last name would be Iceberg!

      • Fran: Tell me the truth. If you were expecting Grace Kelly, and I showed up, you wouldn't be disappointed, right?
        Maxwell: Literally, Grace Kelly?
        Fran: Yeah.
        Maxwell: Well, yes.
        Niles: I believe you farcached up, sir.

      • Maxwell: Oh, Niles. I thought I might as well give Miss Fine a lift to the Russian Tea Room, as I'm going out anyway. I've got to drop by my uh... my uh... a-attorney's. (Looks around and grabs his briefcase off his desk)
        Niles: Your attorney is nowhere near the Russian Tea Room.
        Maxwell: Then I'll get a new one. Same place I'll get a butler.

      • Brighton: Thank God my new girlfriend doesn't smell like that.
        Maggie: Oh, does she fold out and thumbtack to the wall like the last one?

      • Maxwell: (Referring to Lenny) Do you think he still has all his hair?
        Niles: Oh no, sir. You're the fairest of them all.

      • Maxwell: Where is Miss Fine anyway?
        Niles: Oh, she's upstairs getting "farpitzed".
        Maxwell: What does that mean?
        Niles: You know, dressed.
        Maxwell: I thought that was "farblandzhet".
        Niles: No sir, that means 'confused'.
        Maxwell: No man, thats "farcached".
        Niles: Then what's "verschimmelt"?
        Maxwell: I think that's her uncle.

    • NOTES (3)

      • The scene where Fran is with David Letterman is an excerpt from when Fran Drescher was a guest on Letterman's show. It was not specifically taped for this episode.

      • C.C. mentions having a cousin named G.G.

      • Executive producer (and Fran Drescher's real life husband) Peter Marc Jacobson makes a guest appearance. Dialogue coach Steve Posner makes a quick cameo as the man who gives Fran her gold medal in the Olympics fantasy scene.

    • ALLUSIONS (0)