The Nanny: Season 6, Episode 8

Making Whoopi (18 Nov. 1998)

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Fran is depressed over her inability to conceive. She finds out that she is ovulating just as they are making an appearance on Hollywood Squares.


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Lauren Lane ...
Yetta Rosenberg (as Ann Guilbert)
Rachel Chagall ...
Dennis Dun ...
Doctor Fu
Fred, the pharmacist


Fran and Maxwell learn that Fran didn't lose the baby - she never had it to begin with. Hers was a false pregnancy. However that doesn't make the news of "no baby" any easier to hear. But Fran and Maxwell, having originally thought she was pregnant, are now in mindset of wanting a child. Fran in particular is desperate to get pregnant and will do whatever she can to help that process along. She goes to see a Chinese herbalist, Dr. Fu, who prescribes some magic herbs. But Fran also learns that she and Maxwell have to abstain from sex until she's ovulating. Meanwhile, Maxwell learns that he's been approached to be a celebrity panelist on Hollywood Squares (1998) (they couldn't get Andrew Lloyd Webber), so he, Fran, Sylvia, Yetta and Val traipse off to California. Regardless of if Maxwell is having a good time on the show (he isn't), Fran drags him off the set during the middle of the show for more important matters: she's ovulating. Elsewhere, C.C. and Niles both fall under the spell of... Written by Huggo

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Due to Whoopi Goldberg guest starring in this show, the title is a parody of the old Eddie Cantor song Making Whoopee! that was one of his standards and sung in the movie Whoopee! (1930). See more »


C.C. Babcock: [flirting] Heya Baby!
Niles: Hi Dumpling.
C.C. Babcock: Mmmmm you smell good today. What is that scent you're wearing?
Niles: Lemon Bowl Fresh. You're wearing those extra wide shoulder pads today.
C.C. Babcock: I'm not wearing any.
Niles: [intrigued] Better.
Margaret 'Maggie' Sheffield: [to Brighton] Should we be worried about this?
Brighton Sheffield: [stunned] No, let them experiment. I hope it's just a phase.
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