The Nanny: Season 2, Episode 2

The Playwright (19 Sep. 1994)

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A man whom Fran snubbed in high school has written a play and threatens to jump off a ledge unless Maxwell reads it.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Lauren Lane ...
Jay Robinson ...
The Maitre'd
Myles Sheridan ...
Brighton's Friend #1
Benjamin Kimball Smith ...
Brighton's Friend #2 (as Benjamin Smith)


Brighton is asked to a dance by his friend and geeky science partner, Brooke. Not wanting to look uncool to the other kids, he flatly turns her down. But Brooke blackmails him into taking her by threatening to pull out from her part of the homework, which basically is all the work. After all is said and done, Brighton is glad to go with her when he sees Brooke in her party attire. Regardless, Fran is angry with Brighton for what she sees as treating a classmate poorly. Fran has to eat her words when she and Brighton run into Jeffrey Needleman, who Fran similarly snubbed back in high school. For Jeffrey, it was unrequited love back in high school. Under Brighton's pressure, Fran ends up going on a date with Jeffrey. He thinks things are going so well on the date, he asks Fran to marry him. After Fran kindly turns him down, Jeffrey does exactly what he did when Fran turned him down in high school: climbs out on a ledge and threatens to jump. After negotiating with Jeffrey, Fran learns ... Written by Huggo

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Fran Fine: Brighton, don't you know what happens when you torture poor girls in high school? Oh that's it, we're going to the video store and I'm renting you 'Carrie'.
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