The Nanny

Season 4 Episode 9


Aired Wednesday 8:30 PM Nov 20, 1996 on CBS
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Episode Summary

Fran is trying to convince Maggie not to get a tattoo, but Val accidently tells everybody that Fran herself has one.

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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)

      • When Niles is mixing a chocolate egg creme for Sylvia and walks over to stand next to Fran, the drink is very light, but when Sylvia comes back in and says her line while taking the drink from Niles, it's suddenly very dark chocolate, yet when Sylvia heads out the door, it's very light again.

      • When Sylvia threatens to kill herself after learning Fran has a tattoo by throwing herself in the oven, she pulls out a plate of crab cakes from the oven and asks Niles if they're done baking. First of all, if the crab cakes were baking in the oven, they should have been on a cookie sheet, not a plate, and second, if Sylvia pulled a hot tray out of the oven without any protection, like an oven mitt, she should have burned her hands!

    • QUOTES (6)

      • Grace: Will you sleep with me?
        Fran: Right words, wrong Sheffield.

      • Val: Fran! How could you stand there like that with the door wide open? Mr. Sheffield could walk by and see you!
        Fran: Not if you don't move Val!

      • Sylvia: OH MY GOD! OH MY GOD! HOW COULD YOU DO THIS TO YOUR FAMILY! (Hands glass to Niles)
        Niles: Would you like some more Sylvia?
        Sylvia: What did we just meet? Where was I?
        Maggie: (Dully) Oh my god. Oh my god. How could you do this to your family!
        Fran: It really loses something in the gentile translation.

      • Fran: (holding up her bathing suit) Do you think Mr. Sheffield will be able to see my tattoo in this?
        Val: Fran, he'll be able to see your liver in that.

      • Val: Fran, I remember the tattoo being a lot higher on your tush.
        Fran: It was, Val!

      • Maxwell: Oh, Miss Fine, Why aren't you in your thong? I mean thuit... bathing suit!
        Fran: You know, I really didn't feel like changing. Um, I don't think it's the right time for us to take a swim.
        Maxwell: Right. Right, yes I understand. (Max pauses for about five seconds)
        Maxwell: How about now?

    • NOTES (1)

      • At the tattoo parlor, Fran and Val are wearing "Flashdance" gear at 17. That would make them born around 1967, and thus be 29. I guess Fran lies about her age even on flashbacks.

    • ALLUSIONS (1)