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Frannie's Choice is the 21st episode in the first season of the CBS television series The Nanny which was aired on April 27, 1994.


Val tells Fran that Danny dumped Heather Biblow, which inspires her to go pay him a visit and get her chance to dump him. When she visits him, he begs her to go back to him, but Fran won't. Danny kisses her and proposes. Now Fran has to say goodbye to the Sheffields and leave the house and family she learned to love over the past six months. Everybody takes it difficult (except for C.C., who even cracks a champagne). Niles tries to convince Mr. Sheffield to make Fran stay and even the kids are sad about it. Just when Fran is about the leave the house she realizes how stupid and un-sophisticated Danny really is. She dumps him and decides to stay with the Sheffields.


Fran Drescher as Fran Fine
Charles Shaughnessy as Maxwell Sheffield
Daniel Davis as Niles
Lauren Lane as C.C. Babcock
Nicholle Tom as Maggie Sheffield
Benjamin Salisbury as Brighton Sheffield
Madeline Zima as Grace Sheffield

Special Guest Stars

Renée Taylor as Sylvia Fine

Recurring cast

Rachel Chagall as Valerie Toriello

Guest starring

Jonathan Penner as Danny Imperiali


Danny: Hey Franny, hurry up and get out, I'm double parked out here!
C.C.: Oh he sounds charming!

Maxwell: She had no style, no sense of humour! And her hair was oddly flat...

Danny: Baby, I love you! You love me! At least you love this, huh? (Kisses Fran passionately) I still got it!
Fran: Yeah, but I don't want it anymore.
Danny: (To C.C.) You want it?
Fran: Two seconds. Time heals all wounds.

Grace: (Reciting the poem she wrote for Fran) "F" is for the fun we have together, "r" is for the rummy that we play, "a" is for the answers to my questions... and "n" is for the nasal things you say.
Fran: (Nasally) Awwwwww!
Maxwell: We're all going to miss that sound!

Danny: I'm sorry. I had to have a cheap, tawdry affair just to really appreciate you!
Fran: You were with her for six months!
Danny: (Pauses) I had to be sure.

Brighton: (Standing in front of a naked mannequin) Maggie, look. It's your new boyfriend! (Knocks on mannequin's head) And he's got your personality, too!
Maggie: (Looks down below the mannequin's waist) And your equipment.

C.C.: (To the children)
Hey kids, when I am down in the dumps, you know what cheers me up?
Fran: A fifth of scotch and a fresh pack of batteries?


  • When Fran and Val are talking at the beginning of the episode, Fran takes two coffee mugs over to the kitchen island and puts tea bags in them to make tea. After Val says her line, the camera cuts back to Fran, and the mugs are now on the kitchen table in front of Val, but Fran puts the tea bags in them AGAIN.


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