The Nanny (1993–1999)

The Dummy Twins 

Fran is coaching Niles in his unappreciated courtship of C.C. Finally Niles calls her pathetic and lonely after which the Sheffields find them in bed together.


Steve Posner


Robert Sternin (developed by), Prudence Fraser (developed by) | 7 more credits »


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Episode complete credited cast:
Fran Drescher ... Fran Sheffield
Charles Shaughnessy ... Maxwell Sheffield
Daniel Davis ... Niles
Lauren Lane ... C.C. Babcock
Nicholle Tom ... Margaret 'Maggie' Sheffield
Benjamin Salisbury ... Brighton Sheffield
Madeline Zima ... Grace Sheffield
Renée Taylor ... Sylvia Fine
Ann Morgan Guilbert ... Yetta Rosenberg (as Ann Guilbert)
Rachel Chagall Rachel Chagall ... Val Toriello
Rita Rudner ... Margot


After Niles blurts out a marriage proposal to C.C., she flatly turns him down. Niles is devastated and angry at Fran for pushing him into this situation. Fran thinks Niles' mistake was that he took things too quickly with C.C. Fran suggests he court C.C., first by asking her out to dinner. C.C. reluctantly agrees. But at dinner, Niles proposes once again, and C.C. turns him down once again. Humiliated, Niles feels he can't be around C.C. anymore and quits his job. After a heated argument with Niles, C.C. realizes that she too has outstayed her welcome at the Sheffield house and quits as well. But in the middle of the night when Fran and Maxwell rush to Niles' room to convince him to stay, they find they can't interrupt him during this important moment in his life. Meanwhile, Margot - Dr. Reynolds' sister who is filling in for her conference bound sister - provides Maxwell and Fran with two baby dolls so that they can practice being parents to twins. Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Family | Romance







Release Date:

16 June 1999 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Niles tells C.C. that Maxwell married someone half her age; in real life Fran Drescher is 3 years older than Lauren Lane, who plays C.C. See more »


Near the end when CC is trying to apologize to Niles, CC accidentally plays her tape and a moment later when Niles is standing up you can see a microphone at the top of the screen. See more »


[C.C. has just turned down Niles' proposal]
Fran: Oh no, you turned him down because he's not rich? Miss Babcock, why do you always think with your head? What does your heart say?
C.C.: Don't marry a maid.
Fran: Well, what does your liver say? Does that at least say "Can the maid take me out for a drink?"
C.C.: Nanny Fine, what is this sudden interest in my love life? Did I interfere with you and Maxwell? Did I push you two together?
Fran: No, you tried to push me in front of a bus.
C.C.: ONCE, and I apologized!
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References Jerry Springer (1991) See more »

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