The Nanny

Season 6 Episode 12

The Fran in the Mirror

Aired Wednesday 8:30 PM Jan 20, 1999 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • At Val's donut shop, Fran whines that she's drowning her sorrows in jelly, but she's eating a chocolate glazed donut that's not jelly filled.

  • Quotes

    • Rodney Pembroke: See, you have money. You don't know what it's like to be an underdog.
      Fran: Oh, puh-leez, are you kidding me?! I was an underdog before underdog had his own series.

    • Fran: (to Sylvia) The teacher dropped a word that I didn't understand. (to Grace) Which one was that?
      Grace: Curriculum.
      (Fran nods her acknowledgment)
      She said it was broad based, and you said "what do the boys study?".

    • Fran: You know the British. They are so warm and cuddly.

    • Gracie: Oh well, I can always join a gang.

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Fran refers to Maxwell's drunken, boisterous friend, Rodney, as Sundance. This is a reference to the 1969 movie Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.

    • All's well that ends well

      Fran says this infamous quote when the episode ends in a happy ending. This quote refers to All's Well That Ends Well", a dark comedy play written by Shakespeare.