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The Nanny

Season 4 Episode 2

The Cradle Robbers

Aired Wednesday 8:30 PM Sep 25, 1996 on CBS
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Episode Summary

The Cradle Robbers
Fran and Maggie both date 25-year olds, leaving Maxwell uncomfortable with the situation.

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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)

      • Fran says her star sign is Libra (September 23 - October 23), but in "A Plot for Nanny" they celebrated her birthday in January. Meaning she would be a Capricorn (December 22 - January 19).

    • QUOTES (9)

      • Fran: I was 17 once too. I snuck out all the time. Of course, I didn't have a boyfriend. I just wanted to eat bacon.

      • Maggie: Why is it okay for you to go out with Mike but I can't go out with John?
        Fran: Because Mike is not my daughter!
        Maggie: And neither am I!
        Fran: Well you can go ahead and cancel, cause I'm dead!

      • Maggie: What is my dad's problem with me dating an older guy?
        Fran: Well, look at Anna Nicole Smith. She marries a man sixty years older than her, he dies and all she's left with is his fortune.
        Maggie: So?
        Fran: So sometimes they live.

      • Maxwell: When I was twenty-five, all I could think of is sex, women, and how to combine them.
        Fran: My luck, I don't meet him till he's half dead and can't digest corn.

      • Niles: Tea, sir? (Maxwell doesn't hear him) Tea, sir? (Maxwell still doesn't hear him, Niles switches to his other side) How's it going, you lucky little brat born into money?
        Maxwell: My right side is fine, Niles.

      • Maxwell: Who told you to call the doctor?
        Niles: Ms. Fine.
        Maxwell: Well, excuse me, but when did she become master of the house?
        Niles: Three years ago, September.

      • C.C.: Oh, sister, you've got it goin' on! (Pause) Sorry, I was watching something on Fox before I came here.

      • C.C.: Uh, I just could not get out of bed this morning.
        Niles: Ooh, someone leave a big rock on your coffin again?

      • C.C.: The world was a much different place when I was younger.
        Niles: Yes, they thought it was flat.

    • NOTES (1)

    • ALLUSIONS (2)

      • Maxwell refers to Fran as Mrs. Robinson in reference to her dating a younger man. This is a reference to the 1967 movie The Graduate in which recent college graduate Benjamin Braddock is trapped into an affair with Mrs. Robinson, who happens to be the wife of his father's business partner.

      • Fran recites the theme song from the 1963 movie Flipper while pretending to tell Maxwell about Maggie breaking up with her boyfriend into his ear, which is temporarily hearing impaired.