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Here Comes the Brood is the 5th episode in the first season of the CBS television series The Nanny which was aired on December 6, 1993.


C.C.'s desperate attempt to bond with the children results in Gracie running away to Fran's house in Flushing after C.C. tells her that Fran only likes her because she is paid to do so. Fran takes Gracie to her cousin's wedding and tells C.C. never to mess with her children again.


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 Star

Renée Taylor as Sylvia Fine

Recurring cast

Ann Morgan Guilbert as Yetta Rosenberg
Rachel Chagall as Valerie Toriello

Guest starring

  • Blake McIver Ewing as Robin
  • Allen Bloomfield as Uncle Myron
  • Lila Garret as Ladie in Ladie's Room


(to C.C.)
Fran: You're a wonderful woman, and I wish you well, but if you ever hurt my kids again, they'll be wiping your blue blood off the walls. And I mean that in the nicest possible way.

Maxwell: Miss Fine, the children were counting on going to the zoo.
Fran: Well, Miss Babcock can still take them.
Gracie: This is just how my nightmare started...

Gracie: I ran away. I took a limo.
Fran: (to Sylvia) I ran away, I took a banana.

Fran: (Zipping Sylvia into a too tight dress with six interlaced straps) Oh, I don't know about these straps Ma... ya look like a ham!
Sylvia: The salesgirl said I looked like a dream.
Fran: Maybe Oscar Mayer's.

Fran: Oh come on. Stop being such a big fat baby. You got a toothache you go to a dentist.
Maxwell: I don't have a toothache, I just slept on it wrong.
Fran: Who sleeps on a tooth? (To Grace) Unless you're waiting for a fairy. (To Maxwell) Now open up, let me take a look.
Maxwell: Miss Fine, it's my mouth and I reserve the right to keep it shut. An option you might consider from time to time.

C.C.: Maxwell, I adore children. It's a natural thing, a female thing.
Niles: I hear some females eat their young.

Fran: (shouting) MR. SHEFFIELD, MISS BABCOCK'S HERE!!!!!
C.C.: Nanny Fine, please. They've already freed Willy.

Gracie: I wanted to see the petting zoo.
C.C.: Well we would've been able to if your sister didn't have to go to the bathroom every 15 minutes. I swear her bladder must be the size of a walnut.
Maggie: Fran says it's not small, it's just tilted.

Gracie: I don't want to go to the Zoo. I had nightmares about fangs, claws and snarling.
Maggie: Gracie, they keep the animals in cages.
Brighton: (to Maggie) She's talking about C.C.

Gracie: So you don't just do it for the money?
Fran: Believe me, but the time they take out State, and Federal, and FICA, its a labor of love.

Fran: Its true, I do get paid for taking care of you, but I don't get paid extra for loving you and I do love you.
Gracie: I love you too


  • In this episode Brighton says he's ten. Later in this season Fran will say he's twelve. Though it is possible for Brighton to have celebrated a birthday between this episode and the end of the season, he couldn't have aged two years.
  • When C.C. enters the house from the zoo, she has a peacock feather on her. The feather disappears on the next shot.
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