The Playwright is the 2nd episode in the second season of the CBS television series The Nanny which was aired on September 19, 1994.

Plot[edit | edit source]

While trying to convince Brighton to take his geeky science partner to the school dance, Fran runs into a high school classmate, now a cabdriver. She agrees to go out with him, and he proposes to her. When Fran declines, he threatens to jump out of the window unless Fran agrees to get Mr. Sheffield to read his play.

Cast[edit | edit source]

Main[edit | edit source]

Recurring[edit | edit source]

Guest[edit | edit source]

  • Jay Robinson as Maitre'd
  • Bonnie Morgan as Brooke
  • Myles Sheridan as Brighton's Friend #1
  • Benjamin Smith as Brighton's Friend #2
  • Richard Kind as Jeffery Needleman

Quotes and Trivia[edit | edit source]

Quotes[edit | edit source]

(Fran's date, Jeffery, is standing on a window ledge threatening to jump)
Fran: You want a sweet?
Jeffery:Ah, no, no. Gotta watch my weight.
Fran: What's the matter, you afraid you're going to make a bigger hole?!

C.C.: (To Maxwell about her psychiatrist) But I told him you would read it. And I don't want to risk offending him. We're on the verge of a breakthrough.
Niles: Oh, good. Maybe he'll find a personality we'd like.

C.C.: (About reading a play by C.C.'s friend) Oh, Maxwell, please, I'm begging you. It will only take a couple of minutes, you don't even have to like it.
Niles: (To Frank) There's a speech she knows by heart.

Fran: Oh, you and Brooke are going to be the cutest couple at the dance.
Brighton: Yeah, but the guys are going to shred me.
Fran: Oh, honey, you just remember that you are more mature than they are. You just walk in there, hold your head up high, look them square in the eye and say "So is your mother!"

Brighton: Fran, look at her with those braids. She looks like Alfalfa! And with those allergies, she's always so nasal!
Fran: Hey, a lot of men find that very alluring.

Fran: Niles, do I sound like I'm coming down with a cold?
Niles: Constantly.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Brighton agrees to go to the school dance with Brooke on Friday, then guilts Fran into going out with Jeffrey on Saturday, so why does Brooke pick up Brighton at the end of the episode, after Fran has gone on her date, when the dance was the day before?
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