After getting picked from the audience for the Rosie Show, Fran finds herself a regular, giving parenting advice. As her celebrity grows, Maxwell becomes afraid he's going to lose her.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Yetta Rosenberg (as Ann Guilbert)
Rachel Chagall ...
Rosie O'Donnell
Donald Trump (as Donald Trump)
John McDaniel (as John McD & The McDLT'S)


After Fran makes a witty remark regarding child rearing from the audience of _"Rosie O'Donnell Show, The" (1996)_, Rosie suggests that Fran become a regular weekly fixture on the show, responding to write-in questions on child rearing. Although Fran is excited about being on a national television show, she is worried about having to tell Maxwell that she will be moonlighting from her job of taking care of his children. Surprisingly, Maxwell does allow Fran this opportunity without fuss as he figures she doesn't do much for the kids anyway. Fran becomes such a hit on the show that even C.C. wants to be her manager. Maxwell on the other hand is now afraid that Fran will leave his life forever. Maxwell learns from Sylvia and Yetta that a spirit named Bubby Sophie lords over the Fine family and that anything that Bubby Sophie says, goes. So Maxwell concocts a plan to pretend that he had a nightmare with Bubby Sophie telling Fran that she needs to quit the show or else life for everybody ... Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Family | Romance





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9 October 1996 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


When Grandma Yetta is telling Maxwell of the bad things that are going to happen to him because of her dream, she is confusing it with the Dick Van Dyke show. She looks to Brighton and says "here's Richie" and then sees herself in the mirror and says "there's Millie". In fact, the actress who plays Grandma Yetta, Ann Morgan Guilbert, was Millie on the Dick Van Dyke show. See more »


During the graveyard scene, the wires are visible when Fran (as Bubby Sophie) rises out of the ground. See more »


Maxwell Sheffield: Does everyone in your family take this Bubby Sophie seriously?
Sylvia Fine: They do if they know what's good for them.
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Filled to the brim with laughs and surprises!
21 October 2007 | by (Midwest, USA... you know? Where it rains everyday.) – See all my reviews

This is one of my all-time favorite episodes of "The Nanny." There are so many surprise cameos, take-offs of other shows, twists and references to other shows that the cast has been in, it is simply great! Where do I begin?

Ann Morgan Guilbert played Milly Helper on the Dick Van Dyke Show and there is a scene where she "mistakes" members of the house as members of the Petrie house- including pointing out Milly Helper in the mirror. Funny!

BTW, the character of Yetta in series, The Nanny was a kick! Guilbert is a riot and stole every scene she was in! Later at the end of this episode, The Nanny cast do a take-off on The Dick Van Dyke Show (done in black and white), which ties in with this scene with Yetta and it is really cute! Charles Shaughnessy trying to talk like the character Robert Petrie- no kidding!

This episode is called, "The Rosie Show" therefore Rosie O'Donnell is on The Nanny. This of course is before any negative situations or publicity were mingled in her career and she was at the top. Fran becomes a temporary celeb because of her part on The Rosie Show, so C.C. becomes a temporary buddy to Fran- managing her and so-on. Also hilarious!

Hugh Grant is on this episode briefly. Donald Trump was on in a cameo appearance. His scene is actually funny and shows the side we seldom see from "The Don." At the end of this episode, Fran Dreschers real parents are on the show as well, as they did a few other times in the series. They did well in a quick but laughable bit.

The really excellent part of this episode is the re-enactment of the Dream Scene from Fiddler on the Roof.... Nanny style. It is awesome.

If you are a fan of The Nanny- you'll love this episode. If you are not a fan of The Nanny- chances are you'll still love this episode simply because of all of the extras that were crammed into this one 30-minute segment.

Gets a 9 from me!

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