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Nanny McPhee (Character)
from Nanny McPhee (2005)

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Nanny McPhee (2005)
Nanny McPhee: There is something you should understand about the way I work. When you need me but do not want me, then I must stay. When you want me but no longer need me, then I have to go. It's rather sad, really, but there it is.
[Nanny McPhee turns around to walk out of the room, but stops once she hears Simon]
Simon Brown: We will never want you!
Nanny McPhee: Then I will never go.

[repeated line]
Nanny McPhee: I did knock.

[Repeated line]
Nanny McPhee: The person you need is Nanny McPhee.

Mr. Brown: Nanny McPhee! Now she can't take the donkey, so what have you done?
Nanny McPhee: I have done nothing, sir. The children have decided amongst themselves.
Mr. Brown: Decided what?
Great Aunt Adelaide: [off in distance] There you are, my dear.
Mr. Brown: Not little Chrissy.
[runs from the house]
Mr. Brown: Chrissy!
Great Aunt Adelaide: [in the carriage] Now my dear, tell me your name.
Mr. Brown: [bolts down the road] Chrissy!
Nanny McPhee: Tell me your name.
Mr. Brown: [in the forest] Chrissy!
Great Aunt Adelaide: Sit up straight, and tell me your name.
Mr. Brown: [the carriage fades in the distance] NO! Christianna!
Christianna: Papa! Papa!
[races into her father's arms and hugs him]
Mr. Brown: Oh thank...
[the other children run up to him]
Mr. Brown: all of you? Oh... Then who is?
Evangeline: [raises head for Aunt Adelaide to see] Evangeline... My name is Evangeline.

[repeated line]
Nanny McPhee: Hmm...

Nanny McPhee: How's the reading coming along?
Evangeline: Oh... all right. I still haven't gotten to the end of the story, though.
Nanny McPhee: There's no need. You are the end of the story.

[repeated line given after making a sudden appearance]
Nanny McPhee: I did knock.

Nanny McPhee: [after using a winking donkey to rescue the children from their Great Aunt] One of you is going to have to go and it can't be the donkey.

Nanny McPhee: Please, Mr. Brown, go back to your newspaper.

Simon Brown: You must feel at such a disadvantage, Nanny McPhee.
Nanny McPhee: In what way?
Simon Brown: We know your name... but you don't know ours.
[holds out hand]
Simon Brown: Pleased to make your acquantence, I'm Oglinton Fartworthy.
[Children giggle whilst making farty noises]
Nanny McPhee: [Shakes Simon's hand] How d'you do.
Simon Brown: That's F-A-R-T, Fartworthy.
Tora: Booger McHorsefanny.
Lily: Knickers O'Muffin.
Eric Brown: Sandra.
Christianna: Bum.
Sebastian: I'm Bum!
Christianna: Oh, Bosoms.
[Children giggle out loud]
Baby Agatha: Bum.
Christianna: You can't be Bum, Aggie! Sebastian's Bum. You're Poop.
Baby Agatha: Poop Bum.
Sebastian: You can't be Poop and Bum!

Simon Brown: [Nanny McPhee appears only after he taps her wand into the ground, he nervously quotes her] I-I *did* knock...
Nanny McPhee: I know. I heard you.

Nanny McPhee: Not at all.


Nanny McPhee Returns (2010)
Nanny McPhee: Leave it to me.

Nanny McPhee: I hear you've been naughty.

Nanny McPhee: These children need me.

Nanny McPhee: I am Nanny McPhee. Small C, Big P.