The Nanny: Season 5, Episode 5

The Ex-Niles (29 Oct. 1997)

TV Episode  |  TV-PG  |   |  Comedy
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C.C. and Fran visit Dr. Joyce Brothers to decide who is the better woman for Maxwell.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Lauren Lane ...
Rachel Chagall ...
Dr. Joyce Brothers (as Dr. Joyce Brothers)


After having an argument about the issue, Fran and C.C. decide to get a professional and impartial opinion about which of the two is a better match for Maxwell. They decide to ask Dr. Joyce Brothers, who agrees (she wants to sell a musical idea to Maxwell). She comes to the house to observe the two women in action. Meanwhile, Niles' continued snooping around the house uncovers some misinformation, which results in a heated argument between himself and Maxwell with Niles ultimately quitting his job. C.C. manages to find a replacement butler named Trevor, who comes from the stiff upper class school of butlering, which is at odds with Fran, the kids and Sylvia. Niles, on the other hand, is hired by Fran's rich Aunt Freida, who treats Niles much like Maxwell treats Fran. Niles loves it. After Niles finds out the information which led to him quitting at the Sheffield's was false, he still refuses to reconcile with Maxwell. However, Niles ends up wanting his old job back when Freida goes ... Written by Huggo

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The script of the play, which Joyce Brothers gives to Maxwell, has the title "Nuts" See more »


Aunt Freida: [about hiring Niles] Maybe I could use some help. I've got all that Lardo porcelain to dust.
Sylvia Fine: Freida, it's Lladró.
Aunt Freida: You can pronounce it. I can afford it.
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References Welcome Back, Kotter (1975) See more »

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