The Nanny: Season 3, Episode 2

Franny and the Professor (18 Sep. 1995)

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C.C. makes a bet with her brother than he can't get Fran on Jeopardy. Fran gets on and wins and gets Renaissance Fair tickets from their new next door neighbor Roger Clinton when Maxwell can't.



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Episode cast overview:
Lauren Lane ...
Professor Noel Babcock PhD
Stewart (as John Glen Bishop)
Amy Lerman ...
Stage Manager


C.C.'s pretentious professor brother, Noel, comes for a visit. Noel is a male version of C.C. and they have a very competitive relationship. Noel sees Fran as not being in the same intellectual class as himself. As a gag, Noel and C.C. decide to make a bet: that Noel can get Fran on the television game show Jeopardy! (1984) Because of the attention he is paying her, Fran believes that Noel is interested in her intellectually. Although he finds it a difficult task, Noel does manage for Fran to pass the test to get on the show. When Maxwell finds out about the bet, he first wants to rub Fran's nose in it as they had an argument about Noel and their common bond of intellectualism. However, when he see how excited Fran is, Maxwell decides instead to wish her luck on the show and crosses his fingers that she won't embarrass herself on national television. Fran does end up being one of the contestants, although she has a difficult time with the game. At least by the end of Double Jeopardy!,... Written by Huggo

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The title comes from the sitcom Nanny and the Professor (1970) about another odd nanny-single father family relationship. See more »


Toward the end, Fran has three piles of rice boxes: two with 6 and one having only 5 rice boxes. However, in the next shot, we see the pile with 5 now have 6. See more »


Brighton Sheffield: [testing Fran's TV knowledge] Channel 29, what follows "The Ghost & Mrs. Muir"?
Fran Fine: That would be "Family Affair", the episode where Mr. French accidentally drops Mrs. Beasley off the terrace, followed by "The Munsters" with Marilyn Number 2, followed by "Bewitched" with Darrin Number 1 but Mrs. Kravitz Number 2.
Maxwell Sheffield: Bravo, Miss Fine. You seem to know more about sixties television than most people your age have forgotten.
Fran Fine: Well, are you calling me old or just stupid?
Maxwell Sheffield: You have a childlike quality that I ...
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References Funny Girl (1968) See more »

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