The Nanny: Season 5, Episode 9

Educating Fran (10 Dec. 1997)

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Fran visits Maggie's school and gets into a relationship with her Jewish philosophy teacher.



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Episode cast overview:
Lauren Lane ...
Yetta Rosenberg (as Ann Guilbert)
Professor Steve


Maggie has a crush on her Philosophy professor, Steve, which both she and Maxwell think he is reciprocating. Maxwell orders Fran to talk to Steve to put a stop to it. In reality, Steve is a handsome man who is the attention of many a schoolgirl and schoolboy crushes as the case may be. But Steve, who is Jewish himself, thinks that Fran may be the one for him, especially since he, a devout follower of astrology - is told by his horoscope that someone like Fran would be entering his life. Fran considers going out with Steve, but both does not want to hurt Maggie and doesn't know what her situation is with Maxwell. After getting the OK from Maggie and much to the chagrin of a jealous Maxwell, Fran and Steve do start to date. But their relationship ends as soon as it starts based on news from Steve's psychic. Both Maxwell and Fran are somewhat relieved as they both individually tell their respective confidantes, Niles and Niles, that they are meant to be with each other. Meanwhile, Niles ... Written by Huggo

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The title is from the movie Educating Rita (1983). See more »


When Mr. Sheffield wakes up Niles on the night Fran is out with Professor Steve, he repeatedly presses the center button on the kitchen intercom to call Niles' room. A new nights later, when a depressed Fran wakes up Niles after Professor Steve dumps her, she repeatedly presses the left button on the kitchen intercom to call Niles' room. See more »


Niles: [to C.C] We can't all learn Spanish the way you did, chasing frightened tourists down the streets of Pamplona.
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References Columbo (1971) See more »

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