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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Lauren Lane ...
Professor Noel Babcock PhD
Roger Clinton
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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Comedy | Family | Romance





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18 September 1995 (USA)  »

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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 »


In Final Jeopardy, the third place player would show their response first, before the second place and first place players. The producers had Fran, who was in third place, show her response last, so as to build up to the surprise that Fran was right and wins. See more »


Chastity Claire 'C.C.' Babcock: [about her brother, Noel] Every summer, he'd take me to the horse show.
Niles: Did you ever win?
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References Studs (1991) See more »


The Nanny Named Fran
Composed & Performed by Ann Hampton Callaway
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