The Nanny

Season 1 Episode 19

The Gym Teacher

Aired Wednesday 8:30 PM Apr 06, 1994 on CBS
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Episode Summary

The Gym Teacher
Maggie has problems with her gym class teacher and asks Fran for help in order to pass the class. Maxwell has problems with a spoiled actor.

Who was the Episode MVP ?

    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

    Rita Moreno

    Rita Moreno

    Miss Wickervich/Mrs. Stone

    Guest Star

    Christopher Carroll

    Christopher Carroll

    Auditioner #2

    Guest Star

    Tracy Kerestes

    Tracy Kerestes


    Guest Star

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (0)

    • QUOTES (15)

      • Fran: Maybe I should play Eleanor Roosevelt. I know all her lines. "Ah, look at all the lonely people."
        Maxwell: That's Eleanor Rigby, Miss Fine.
        Fran: Oh.
        Maxwell: Don't quit your day job.

      • Niles: Can I get you something, sir? Scotch and soda, gin and tonic, martini?
        Maxwell: Yes.

      • Mrs. Stone: I'm gonna make her suffer. I am gonna torture you so bad, you are going to beg me to kill you! (Laughs maniacally, leaves)
        Fran: Marriage has mellowed her.

      • Alan Beck: You must be my leading lady.
        Fran: Oh, no! I'm the nanny.
        Alan Beck: Really? There's a little boy inside of me. Want to raise him?

      • Maxwell: How'd your meeting with Maggie's gym teacher go?
        Fran: I convinced her to give Maggie a makeup test. Could I have your credit card?
        Maxwell: You didn't bribe her, did you?
        Fran: No! But only because I didn't think of it first.

      • Fran: You're going to pass that test, because I'm going to coach you!
        Mrs. Stone: You! you're like a French poodle, all poofy and perfect. But wet em down, you know what you get?
        Fran and Maggie: A wet poodle?

      • Fran: You look fabulous, why'd you change your name?
        Mrs. Stone: Cause I got married.
        Fran: To a man?

      • Niles: Miss Fine, I'd like next Friday off. Would you write Mr. Sheffield a note for me? I think I'd like an attractive disease. Perhaps something that requires an eyepatch.
        Fran: Niles, would this happen to be your not-so-sublte way of saying you disapprove of me?
        Niles: Not at all, I delight in each and every antic. Just think of me as one of those people who slows down on the highway to view the wreck and goes on his merry way.

      • Grace: What about severe depression brought on feelings of inadequacy and fear of death?
        Fran: Gracie, where do you come up with this stuff?
        Grace: Usually during hopscotch.

      • Maxwell: (While Niles is wiping windows) Niles, please! I'm trying to work.
        Niles: As opposed to what I'm doing, which is a hobby?

      • Maggie: It has to be undetected, something she can't see.
        Brighton: Then it should have something to do with your chest.

      • Fran: Val, what comes after a sentence?
        Val: A parole?
        Fran: (to Maggie) You may have guessed Val is not short for valedictorian. Now what's going on? You've had your period 4 times this month.
        Maggie: So?
        Fran: SO, women don't get their periods 4 times a month, otherwise all the men would be institutionalized.
        Val: Which would not necessarily affect my social life.

      • Maxwell: I hate actors, they ruin theatre.

      • Niles: A woman with an electrical appliance around her neck and her feet in water should remember who her friends are.

      • Fran: (Upon hearing that actor Alan Beck set a 20 year old Maxwell on fire) Well you're not a 20 year old boy anymore, you're a big macher producer.
        Maxwell: Yes, but I'm still flammable.

    • NOTES (4)

      • Guest Joe Bologna is Renée Taylor's real life husband.

      • In one scene, Fran and Coach Stone are looking at Fran's senior yearbook. She states it from being from the class of '82. That would make Fran Fine born around 1965.

      • Rita Moreno and Joe Bologna had worked together previously on the Married... with Children spin-off sitcom, Top of the Heap.

      • Guest Tracy Kerestes does not have a line in the episode, but since what must have been a small line was cut she remains credited because technically she was "cast" in this episode.

    • ALLUSIONS (1)

      • Rita Moreno (Mrs. Stone) sings a few lines of "A Boy Like That" while she and Fran were looking at an old year book. Rita originally sang "A Boy Like That" when she played the part of Anita in West Side Story.