The Nanny

Season 3 Episode 26

Ship of Fran's

Aired Wednesday 8:30 PM May 13, 1996 on CBS



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Val: Miss Babcock is out of her mind. I haven't seen one desperate, single woman on this whole cruise. Oh my god, gorgeous guy!
      Fran: How's my hair?
      Val: Who cares, he's mine!

    • Maxwell: I can't believe Miss Fine is going on a cruise just because some psychic told her she has a date with destiny. Anyone will tell you want to hear if you're paying them.
      Niles: Absolutely, sir. You are so witty, and handsome, and worldly...
      Maxwell: Oh, shut up!

    • Captain: Welcome aboard the century, ladies. I'm your captain.
      Fran: (With Yetta hanging on to her) How do you do? I'm Fran Fine and this is my birth control device.
      Yetta: You look so different without your blue uniform and your big handlebar moustache.
      Fran: Yetta, that's Cap'n Crunch.
      Yetta: I know who it is. That picture on the box must have been taken years ago.

    • C.C.: My confirmation was small, dignified. You know what we did?
      Niles: Lit a few candles and danced around the dead cat?

    • Maxwell: You can't trust him. He won't make you happy.
      Fran: I don't want to be happy. I want to be married.

    • Fran: They flew the whole family in.
      Niles: From where?
      Fran: The ceiling. They came down in a hot air balloon. It was like a Jewish Wizard of Oz.

    • (Niles is in the ship's casino playing Craps - he loses)
      C.C.: Hello Niles. I knew you were a high roller. Those Bermuda shorts you wore to the pool were a HUGE gamble!
      Niles: This from the woman who's flip-flops could transport refugees from Cuba. (he throws one of his chips)
      Game Host: 7's a winner!
      Niles: (to C.C.) Looks like my luck is changing. (C.C. leaves, Niles throws another chip)
      Game Host: Craps, you lose.
      (C.C. walks back over)
      C.C.: Come on! You have two chips left, go for it! Papa needs a new pair of oven mitts! Ha ha ha, hee hee...
      (Niles throws another chip and wins - he glares at C.C. suspiciously - throws another chip and wins again)
      Niles: Are you a good witch, or a bad witch?

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • The title of this episode is a reference to the 1965 movie Ship of Fools.

    • Niles: Are you a good witch, or a bad witch?

      This is what Glinda asks Dorothy when she first arrives in munchkin land, in the Wizard of Oz