The Nanny (1993–1999)
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The Unkindest Cut 

Brighton faints while filming Fran's cousin's bris and Fran sends it to Hollywood. Everybody visits Hollywood and Fran keeps getting thrown off the set of Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman (1993).

Director:

Dorothy Lyman

Writers:

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

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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
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)
Lorna Luft ... Cousin Susan
Zack Norman ... Uncle Jack
Mort Drescher Mort Drescher ... Uncle Stanley
Lawrence A. Mandley ... Security Guard in Hollywood
Alissa Dowdy Alissa Dowdy ... Dunson Twin #1
Danielle Dowdy Danielle Dowdy ... Dunson Twin #2
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Storyline

Fran has been the type of person who has always survived on her correct instincts. Much to her dismay, those instincts seem to be failing her of late. First, she secretly reads and sends to several publishers a manuscript of Maxwell's first novel, which he wanted no one - let alone publishers - to read. They all reject it, using such strong words as "hate". And second, Fran thinks that Brighton should have career goals rather than rely on living on his trust fund. She thinks he should strive to be a director, with his first job being to film Sylvia's cousin Susan's baby's bris using his new video camera. Brighton agrees, but faints before the taping as he had no idea what a bris was before agreeing to do it. This has placed Fran and Sylvia in the bad books of the rest of the Fine family. But Fran feels she's back on track when she submits what footage Brighton filmed to "America's Wackiest Home Videos", the footage which is accepted. With free tickets in hand, the Sheffields plus Fran... Written by Huggo

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Genres:

Comedy | Family | Romance

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Trivia

Cameo appearance by Fran's real life dad: in the crowd, at the bris, wearing a pale 'winter sage' color jacket. See more »

Goofs

Fran gets thrown out of the studio several times during this episode- once for trespassing on the Dr. Quinn set. However, the actual set for Dr. Quinn was several miles away from the main studio. See more »

Quotes

Chastity Claire 'C.C.' Babcock: Maxwell, I can't believe you won't let me read your first novel. I've never been so insulted in my life.
Niles: You've never been so insulted? Well now, I'm insulted.
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Connections

References I Love Lucy (1951) See more »

Soundtracks

Hooray for Hollywood
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Music by Richard A. Whiting
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 November 1995 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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