The Nanny: Season 2, Episode 25

The Chatterbox (15 May 1995)

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Maggie receives a party invitation so Fran takes her to her favorite beauty salon. Fran gets a job there for an actress who loses a Sheffield audition.

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Maggie is preparing for her first sweet sixteen party and Fran suggests she get her hair done at the Fine patronized salon, The Chatterbox. The Chatterbox is owned by Mr. Anthony, a handsome New Yorker who serenades his swooning female customers with songs popularized by heartthrobs, and who wears his t-shirts and jeans a couple of sizes too small. In Mr. Anthony's employ is Kim, the boisterous Chinese manicurist, and Claude, the flamboyantly gay second hairstylist. The Chatterbox is however missing a shampoo girl; Fran brings along Mary Ruth, a naive and slightly simple actress Fran met at one of Maxwell's auditions, who she thinks Mr. Anthony could hire for the shampoo girl position. Mary Ruth had just been dumped by her boyfriend, has no where to live and desperately needs a job. Mr. Anthony does hire the inexperienced Mary Ruth, and even lets her live in the back room of the salon. Mr. Anthony regrets hiring her when Mary Ruth finds a photograph of his ex-wife that his thirteen ... Written by Huggo

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Episode #2.25, "The Chatterbox," was an unsuccessful pilot for a proposed series. See more »

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Fran Fine: [about a wig Maggie bought at The Chatterbox and that Fran and Maxwell want to return] Don't you worry. They'll give us a full refund at The Chatterbox. I'm like family there.
Claude: [cut to Claude at The Chatterbox on the phone with Fran] Fran who?... No, no returns, no refunds...
Claude: [sighs] Sorry dear, tears don't work on me...
[rolls eyes]
Claude: Neither does *that*... Well, that *might* work if I close my eyes...
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The only thing worse than a Clip Show...
8 September 2009 | by (Finland) – See all my reviews

...is Pilot within a Series. I've seen a couple of these but never one that was any good. "Surprisingly", none of those I saw got picked up for an actual series. Good thing that they don't make these anymore, do they? Any time you give most of the episode to characters who will never ever be seen in the show again no matter what (if the pilot leads to a series, they will appear there; if not, they will not appear anywhere because that would be embarrassing). In every Pilot within a Series I've seen, the would-be-spin-off characters were horribly written and acted. It's like no effort was made to find some talent - and when making a pilot even the dumbest show-makers now they have to *impress* the suits who make the decisions. Because of this, the embarrassing end result doesn't make any sense. Did all Pilots within a Series have a curse on them or something? I'm not sure if test audiences were used, but in any case, they would most likely have agreed with me that this episode sucks.


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