The Nanny

Season 3 Episode 11

The Unkindest Gift

Aired Wednesday 8:30 PM Nov 27, 1995 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • This episode is named The Unkindest Cut on the complete third season DVD set.

    • When Fran is wandering around the studio looking for a restroom, she mutters a song she makes up to the tune of the Bonanza theme song. Fran mutters, "Meanwhile, where do ya pee?", but the closed caption says, "Grandma will get paid."

      *Edit* According to the closed-captions on the third season DVD set, it says "Meanwhile, where do you pee?" for sure.

  • Quotes

    • Sylvia: Fran, you're probably wondering why I'm acting so strange.
      Fran: Ma, you've been here for two seconds. You yelled, you ate. The only thing strange is that you haven't showed me a wedding announcement from a girl I went to high school with.
      Sylvia: It's in my purse.

    • C.C.: Maxwell, I can't believe you won't let me read your first novel. I've never been so insulted in my life.
      Niles: You've never been so insulted? Well now, I'm insulted.

    • (Brighton turns camera onto Sylvia while eating blueberry pie)
      Sylvia: You know I don't like to be filmed when I'm eating.
      Fran: Which is why there's more footage of Bigfoot than of her.

    • Maxwell: Miss Fine!
      (Fran hides behind the kitchen door; Maxwell comes into the kitchen)
      Maxwell: Niles, have you seen Miss Fine?
      Niles: Sorry, sir, I think she's gone out.
      Maxwell: Oh, what a shame, because here I am standing with Barbra Streisand...
      (Fran runs out from behind the door)
      Fran: I love you, I love you! (realizing she's not there)
      What is the ONE THING I asked you NEVER to joke about?

    • Yetta: (at the Bris) Franny, you let someone bring a mangy pet in here? It's very unsanitary for the baby.
      Fran: Yetta, that is the baby!
      Yetta: I guess I shouldn't have given him that meatball that fell on the floor!

    • Fran: (In Hollywood, speaking to Maxwell) Well, here we are, back at Stage 6 again! You know, my people found their way out of the desert faster than you're gonna find Stage 14!

    • Fran: (Yells up the stairs) Brighton, come on! We're going to be late for the bris! Chop, chop! (Fran's mouth gapes open as she realizes what she just said)

    • Fran: (On the phone to Sylvia) Ma, would you calm down? I'm on my way. Oh, well, if you want an honest answer... yes. I think serving miniature franks at a bris is tasteless.

    • C.C.: Maxwell! Oh, just give me that script. I'll never get to the airport in an hour!
      Niles: That's true, sir. She needs at least two people on her broom to use the express lane.

    • (At the bris, Fran is looking at the baby)
      Fran: Gorgeous boy! Beautiful boy! Handsome boy! (In the kitchen, to Sylvia) Oh, is that the ugliest baby you have ever seen in your life?!
      Sylvia: Please! I had to come in here so I could eat!

    • Fran: Well, if you want an honest answer, yes, I think serving miniature franks at a bris is tasteless.

    • Sylvia: Sweetheart, I don't to be filmed when I'm eating.
      Fran: Which is why there's more footage of Bigfoot than her.

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Fran compares herself to Aunt Clara. This is a reference to a character in the 1964 series Bewitched.

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