The Nanny

Season 5 Episode 11

Rash to Judgment

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Aired Wednesday 8:30 PM Jan 07, 1998 on CBS
9.2
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Rash to Judgment
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Fran and Maxwell attend a premiere party, but the evening is spoiled by Fran's mysterious rash.

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  • The normal jokes from the show turn cruel.

    6.5
    I love this show, but this episode just makes me mad every time I see it. The condensed version is: Fran gets a rash and after getting a shot to help her with the itching she bloats up. All on the night that Maxwell finally decides he's ready to get physical with her.



    Normally this would be funny, especially since Fran and her mother always are joking about various weight issues that the two have had (or still have) over the years, instead the show takes a cruel turn after Fran appears "heavy" as a result of the shot.



    Maxwell's reaction to "big" Fran is horrible, and although Fran makes a cute joke towards the end of the episode when the swelling hasn't completely gone down, it doesn't change the fact that the writers/producers of the show had a chance to take the high ground on this issue and blew it.



    After 4 1/2 seasons of greatness, I guess even Fran Fine had to turn out an episode that was just okay.moreless
  • Funny Episode.

    9.0
    This episode was incredibly funny. Fran finally gets a date with Mr. Sheffield and tragedy strikes when the unexpected happens, but in a funny way. Fran begins to feel very itchy and discovers that she has a weird, disgusting rash all over her body. This worries her since the moment that she had been waiting for, for so long was finally about to happen. Mr. Sheffield had finally agreed to have an intimate encounter with her. Fran loves Mr. Sheffield so much, so she immediately rushes down to the hospital where she has a rather unexperienced doctor. After recieving her shot, which was supposed to make her better, she swells up and the night she had been waiting for never got to happen. It is very comical and worth watching.moreless
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

Niles

Nicholle Tom

Nicholle Tom

Margaret "Maggie" Sheffield

Scott Baio

Scott Baio

Dr. Frankie Cresitelli

Guest Star

Michael Bolton

Michael Bolton

Himself

Guest Star

Fred Stoller

Fred Stoller

Pharmacist

Guest Star

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  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (8)

    • (going to give Fran a Cortizone shot for her rash)
      Doctor: I'll just give it to you in your rear, because it hurts a lot less in a big, fleshy area.
      Fran: I'm guessing you got a 'D' in bedside manner, huh, Frankie?

    • Nurse: Dr. Cresetelli will be with you in a few minutes.
      Fran: Cresetelli?!?! This is a matter of life and death! I need a Glickman or a Schwartz.

    • Fran: How did you ever become a doctor? You couldn't even play Operation.
      Doctor: Just calm down. Real people are a lot bigger than that little cardboard guy.

    • (Sylvia notices a mark on Fran's neck, which Sylvia mistakenly thinks is a hickey)
      Fran: (looking the mark on her neck in the mirror in horror) What is that?
      Sylvia: Enough already. You don't have to hide. You can have a hickey at your age. You can have osteoporosis at your age.
      Fran: (looking down her own blouse in shock) Oh my God, it goes all the way down my body.
      Sylvia: (excitedly, still thinking it's a hickey) Mazel Tov, darling!

    • Grace: Fran, I've been wearing a training bra for about three months now, and what exactly is that it trains them to do?
      Fran: You know, honey, you really can't train 'em. Eventually, they'll just get older and go their separate ways.
      Sylvia: Funny you should bring this up. Since I started my diet, I went down an entire cup size.
      Fran: What cup size did you go down to, Ma? Stanley?

    • Fran: Michael. Michael. Would you mind? I am your biggest fan. Would you please autograph this for me? Uh, just do it on my back. Just do it on my back. And press hard, because, you know, that ball point doesn't work so good. Yeah. "To Fran". To the left. To the left. To the left. "My biggest fan". Whoo. To the right. To the right. To the right. To the right. Okay. Okay. Yeah. "I am very, very, very, very...".
      Maxwell: Uh, Miss Fine...
      Fran: Oh. Oh. Okay. Alright. Thank you. Thank you so much. That was really good, Michael. Really good.
      Michael: Yeah. Well, I'm gonna go now.
      Fran: Okay.
      Michael: This is... weird.

    • C.C.: Sage?! I am allergic to sage!
      Niles: Oh, really? I thought time was your enemy.

    • Sylvia: Doctor, I have an enlarged daughter! Do something!

  • NOTES (1)

    • This episode was completely different from Fran Drescher's original idea for it. The first draft of the script had Fran Fine being driven crazy by hemorrhoids. The producers said no way and rewrote the entire episode. The original idea also included a scene with Fran hopping into a large water fountain at the Michael Bolton party to cool her burning bottom. From Fran Drescher's own head.

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