The Nanny

Season 6 Episode 17

The Dummy Twins (2)

Aired Wednesday 8:30 PM Jun 16, 1999 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • In this episode Fran didn't know where Niles' room is. But she already once entered his room in the episode "The Facts of Lice".

  • Quotes

    • C.C.: C.C.: Maxwell, I cannot do this. Niles, I'm sorry you're quitting, but I'm sure you have a career to fall back on you know in case his dream didn't pan out.
      Niles: Whatever I have to pull back on isn't half as big as what you have to fall back off on.
      Maxwell: I don't think this is going well.
      Fran: (To Maxwell) Now, honey. This is going great. It's their natural habitat. We're strangers. Just don't use a flash, it startles them, they could charge.
      C.C.: Me, marry you? Please, you are a pathetic excuse for a man.
      Niles: Ditto. But at least I know when it's time to move on. You are going to spend the rest of your life hiding for a man who doesn't love you and who's married a woman half your age.
      Fran: Oh, Niles. Please don't go.
      Niles: (To C.C.) Look around you. They're married, they're starting a family. Where are you going to be 10-20 years from now? You're going to be saying 'Merry Christmas' to your friends in rehab and wondering what might've been. (to Maxwell) I'll be leaving first thing in the morning, sir. (Climbs up the stairs)
      C.C.: My God, he's right. The best years of my life are gone, and they sucked. I've always stayed too long at the fair, well not this time. I have to move on. Maxwell, my resignation will be on your desk in the morning. (Leaves)

    • Fran: My husband told me I have to butt out, but I can't butt out until I butt in! It's a whole hokey-pokey syndrome.

    • (C.C. has just turned down Niles' proposal)
      Fran: Oh no, you turned him down because he's not rich? Miss Babcock, why do you always think with your head? What does your heart say?
      C.C.: Don't marry a maid.
      Fran: Well, what does your liver say? Does that at least say "Can the maid take me out for a drink?"
      C.C.: Nanny Fine, what is this sudden interest in my love life? Did I interfere with you and Maxwell? Did I push you two together?
      Fran: No, you tried to push me in front of a bus.
      C.C.: Once, and I apologized!

    • (one of the dolls Fran and Max are looking after to prepare them for the twins begins to cry)
      Sylvia: Oh, look at this. Brings back memories of motherhood.
      Fran: (trying to stop the crying) Oh, Ma, what did you do when me and Nadine started to cry?
      Sylvia: I left the room. The sound was so annoying.

    • C.C.: Me, marry you? Please. You are a pathetic excuse for a man.
      Niles: Ditto!

    • C.C.: Niles, I am sorry you're quitting, but I'm sure you have a career to fall back know, in case this dream (motions to the house around her) didn't pan out.
      Niles: Well, whatever I have to fall back on isn't half as big as what you have to fall back on!

    • Niles: That's it. I am outta here. She's never gonna let this go. An elephant never forgets!
      C.C.: Oh, please. You used that pathetic line on me three years ago!
      Niles: See?

    • C.C.: I want a man who makes my heart pound. Someone who sweeps me off my feet!
      Fran: You're halfway there. You got a guy that sweeps!

    • C.C.: Nanny Fine, this is none of your business. My love life involves me, and me alone!
      Fran: Well, if you enjoy that, wait 'till you add another person!

    • Maxwell: Don't get involved in other people's lives. Now, why-why do you have this constant desire to interfere? Hmm?
      Fran: I have that obsessive compulsive thing...what's it called?
      Maxwell: Yenta.

    • Fran: Well, in the future, may I suggest that before you propose to a woman, you start calling her by her first name?!?

    • C.C.: I was just proposed to by the most bloated, pathetic, domestic excuse for a man.
      Fran: So...what did ya say?
      C.C.: Well, it's always been a dream of mine to give up my Park Avenue penthouse and move into his room.

  • Notes

    • This is Rachel Chagall's first writing credit.

    • In episode 30, C.C. says she lives at 407 86th St. In this episode, she says she lives on Park Avenue,
      however it is possible that she could have moved during this time.

    • The twins are named Frank and Caryn. Caryn Lucas and Frank Lombardi are executive producers of the show.

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