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Imaginary Friend is the 7th episode in the first season of the CBS television series The Nanny which was aired on December 15, 1993.


Fran accidentally eats Grace's imaginary friend, which causes a lot of pain for her. But after making an imaginary funeral, Grace's therapist tells Fran that Grace only eliminated her imaginary friend because now she is secure enough because she has someone to trust again - Fran.





  • Devon Williams as Wife
  • Candy Trabucco as Maxine
  • Cristine Rose as Dr. Borth
  • John Glenn Bishop as Husband


Fran: When they shot Bambi's mother, did you find that a sad moment? At all?
C.C.: I'm sure she's mounted on a nice wall in a fine home somewhere.

(During Imogene's "funeral," Maxwell and Fran are called to the phone to talk to Grace's therapist)
Fran: Maggie, dear, play something for us!
Maggie: Really? Any requests?!
Brighton: Gee, how about "Heart and Soul"?
Maggie: Okay! (plays off-key)
Niles: As if there isn't enough grief in this house already.

Gracie: Here Fran, you want a cookie?
Fran: Oh, I don't think so.
Gracie: It's all right Fran.
Dr. Bort: Go ahead!
Fran: All right, you sure you don't see anyone sitting on this?
Gracie: No, do you?
Fran: Just checking.

Brighton: Submitted for your approval, a girl, who has a friend, who isn't there. An imaginary friend here in the Gracie Zone.
Dr. Bort: Well, whats the real reason that you don't need Imogene anymore?
Gracie: Cause now I have Fran.
Fran: (Hugging Gracie) Awwww, I'm speechless.
Maxwell: It's a miracle.
Fran: I feel much better now.
Gracie: Me too.

Gracie: How come they called them toll house cookies?
Fran: Because you eat now and pay later.

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The PilotSmoke Gets in Your LiesMy Fair NannyThe NuchslepHere Comes the BroodThe Butler, the Husband, the Wife and Her MotherImaginary FriendChristmas EpisodePersonal BusinessThe Nanny-in-LawA Plot for NannyThe Show Must Go OnMaggie the ModelThe Family PlumbingDeep ThroatSchlepped AwayStop the Wedding, I Want to Get OffSunday in the Park with FranThe Gym TeacherOde to Barbra JoanFrannie's ChoiceI Don't Remember Mama