The Nanny (1993–1999)

One False Mole and You're Dead 

Fran has a run-in with actress Margo Lange, who is starring in one of Maxwell's plays, when she discovers that her famous mole is a fake.


Dorothy Lyman


Robert Sternin (developed by), Prudence Fraser (developed by) | 3 more credits »


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Episode complete credited cast:
Fran Drescher ... Fran Fine
Charles Shaughnessy ... Maxwell Sheffield
Daniel Davis ... Niles
Lauren Lane ... C.C. Babcock
Nicholle Tom ... Maggie Sheffield
Benjamin Salisbury ... Brighton Sheffield
Madeline Zima ... Grace Sheffield
Renée Taylor ... Sylvia Fine
Ann Morgan Guilbert ... Yetta Rosenberg (as Ann Guilbert)
Rachel Chagall ... Val Toriello
Joan Van Ark ... Margo Lange
Wendy Schenker ... Estelle
Cindy Adams ... Cindy Adams


Maxwell and C.C. are courting Margo Lange to star in their next production. Margo is a temperamental star whose biggest claim to fame is the beauty mark on her face. Five seconds with Fran and they all discover that the beauty mark is fake when Fran wipes it off her face. News of such could ruin Margo's career. Maxwell is worried that gossiping Fran will spill the beans, Fran who is offended by such an accusation. Fran does mention this fact to Sylvia in public, and who should overhear but entertainment reporter, Cindy Adams. Cindy not only publicly outs Margo, but names Fran as the source. Because of this, Maxwell feels he can no longer trust Fran. But Fran convinces Margo that there is a way to regain her career and her reputation in a business venture which would make both rich. Margo agrees with Fran's business plan, agrees to do Maxwell's play, and in turn, Maxwell forgives Fran. However the business deal falls through when Maxwell leaks the information of the business plan. ... Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Family | Romance


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After wearing the same safari-style suede jacket in olive green in at least one scene per week after week, then later in cognac, Mr. Sheffield here wears yet another version of the same cut: in crimson suede, this time. See more »


In the waiting room scene the yellow pieces of paper Fran is holding disappear. See more »


Maxwell Sheffield: [about an actress' false beauty mark] Can you imagine what would happen if word got out it were fake?
Fran Fine: [believing Maxwell doesn't trust her to keep her mouth shut] Well, excuse me, but are you implying that I cannot keep this thing a secret?
Maxwell Sheffield: [visibly annoyed] Oh come on Miss Fine, the only secret safe with you is your age! Barry Scheck and a whole drum of Sodium Pentothal couldn't drag that out!
Fran Fine: [insulted] Look, I find it very hurtful that you think that I have nothing better to do than to pass idle ...
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References Ernest Goes to Camp (1987) See more »

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14 January 1998 (USA) See more »

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