The Nanny Napper


October 17, 1994

Written by

Jayne Hamil & Rick Shaw

Directed by

Lee Shallat-Chemel

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Fran offers to hold a baby for a foreign woman juggling him and her groceries in the subway. When the mother gets pushed out of the car, Fran believes she has abandoned the baby and takes him home. Soon, she has the police looking for her for kidnapping the baby. Mr. Sheffield takes her to the police station to return him. Just when Fran is about to be arrested, her soap opera knowledge saves her when she quotes a similar example from The Young and the Restless. Because the mother also watches that soap opera, she realised it was all just a misunderstanding and drops the kidnapping charge. Meanwhile, Niles pays a hooker to pose as C.C.'s friend in front of Maxwell. Back home, Gracie asks Fran and Maxwell why can't they have a baby, and they get a bit embarrassed.

Cast Edit

Main Cast Edit

Recurring Cast Edit

Guest Cast Edit

  • Lawrence Mandley as Officer
  • Ann Noel as Hooker
  • Dayton Callie as Sergeant Dick
  • Nancy Lenehan as Foreign Mother
  • Robert Clendenin as Mugger on Subway

Quotes Edit


Policeman: (to Fran) You have the right to remain silent.
Maxwell: You obviously don't know her very well.

Niles: What's the difference between a butler and a houseboy?
Maxwell: In your case, about 30 years, Niles.
Niles: Rot in jail, sir.

Niles: (As Fran enters the house with a baby) Ohhhh. Yard sale at Mia Farrow's?

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