The Nanny

Season 3 Episode 12

The Kibbutz

Aired Wednesday 8:30 PM Dec 04, 1995 on CBS



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Maxwell: I propose we shut up the office on the 15th; no one important is ever around for the holidays. (beat) You staying in town again, C.C.?
      C.C.: No, this year I'm getting as far away from this place as possible.
      Niles: Ooh, Santa got my letter!

    • Fran: Niles, have you seen Mr. Sheffield? I need to talk to him about Maggie's trip to the Kibbutz!
      Niles: I thought you talked him into it this morning.
      Fran: Yeah, but now it's this afternoon, I gotta talk him out of it!

    • Niles: This old dishrag has seen better days.
      (C.C. enters the kitchen)
      Niles: Were your ears burning?

    • (Maggie is on the couch in the living room, kissing her boyfriend)
      Niles: Can I vacuum in there yet?
      Fran: I think there's enough suction going on in there.

    • Fran: Honey, maybe a time at a convent won't be so bad. I have two words for you: Sounda Music.

    • Maxwell: It's amazing. Every time I ask you to do something, you always manage to screw it all up.
      Fran: And yet, you continue to ask me! You need help, Mister.

    • C.C.: Where do you stash your cash?
      Niles: Somewhere you'll never get near.
      C.C.: Oh. Your mattress.
      Niles: (pointing to Maxwell) No, his.

    • Fran: (to Maxwell) Merry Christmas, your round young virgin is staying that way.

    • (Niles is on vacation on a tropical island. He dances around and sees a woman sitting at a bar)
      Niles: Ooh, nice tan, Sheila! (another woman walks by him)
      Bonjour, Merosal! (he then sees another woman dancing with a man) Oh, shake it, Miss Babcock! (C.C. turns around and they both stare at each other in disbelief)
      Niles: Oh daylight come and me wanna go home!

    • Niles: How's your pudding, Miss Babcock?
      C.C.: It's delicious, why?
      Niles: (Holds up a carton of milk) Just as I thought. These expiration dates are meaningless.

    • C.C.: See Maxwell, if we've got Jack, we've got a success. I will bet my reputation on it!
      Niles: Oh, sorry. There's a five dollar minimum.

    • (Flashback to when Fran and Val were teenagers, Virginia Graham comes on TV)
      Virginia Graham: I want you to say hello to one of the most talented, young, bright, exciting Broadway producers, Mr. Maxwell Sheffield!
      (A young hip Maxwell walks out on stage)
      Fran: Oh, is he a BABE!
      Maxwell: To think I was about to do a musical with a whole bunch of people running around dressed as cats! Luckily my secretary talked me out of that one! Take a bow, Miss C.C. Babcock!
      (The camera cuts to a bearded Niles, giving "bunny ears" to a dark-haired, bespectacled C.C., who gives a thumbs up)

  • Notes

    • We find out in this episode that C.C. was the one who talked out Max from signing on CATS as one of their broadway shows.

    • Brenda Cooper was nominated for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Costuming for a Series for her work in this episode.

  • Allusions

    • Val & Fran: Stevie, the nerd from the A.V. club?!?!?

      In a flashback, Fran shoots down Sylvia's news that her neighbor's son is dying to take her out on a date, but the two girls are quick to dismiss him, citing his nerdiness.
      Stevie happens to be the son of Mrs. Spielberg, making him Steven Spielberg, the famous movie director.

    • Niles: Daylight come and me wanna go home!

      This line is from Harry Belafonte's Day-O (Banana Boat) song, in which the singers are supposedly working in a banana factory all night and they say "daylight come and me wanna go home."