Here comes the brood

Here Comes the Brood is the fifth episode of Season 1 of The Nanny. It originally aired over CBS on December 6th, 1993.


C.C.'s attempts to get closer to Maxwell's children results in Gracie running away to Fran after C.C. coldly tells her the only reason why Fran loves her is for Money, which is proven not to be true to the eyes of Fran.


It's Fran's day off and C.C., jealous of Fran's increasing presence in the Sheffield's lives, asks to accompany Maxwell on the family trip to the zoo to spend more time with him and the children. Maxwell was also slated to go, but he has a toothache. Fran suggests he goes to see her Uncle Myron, who is a dentist, which he reluctantly does. Fran suggests that C.C. still take The kids too the zoo. Unfortunately the trip doesn't go well, as C.C. hates hearing about Fran and her attributes from the children. During the day, Brighton throws up twice: Once in C.C.'s abercrombie and fitch pith helmet, and then in her purse. She then tells the children that Fran spends time with them only because she is paid to do so. This upsets Gracie so much that she runs from the room with Maggie trying to calm her down.

Later on, Gracie takes a limo to Flushing to see Fran, who's on her way to her cousin once removed's wedding. Gracie also meets Fran's mother, Sylvia. After Maxwell comes home, Fran calls and informs Maxwell and C.C. of the situation and to meet them at the wedding reception.

While at the wedding, Fran finds out that it was C.C. who hurt Gracie's feelings. C.C. tries to defends= her actions by saying that she meant it "in the nicest possible way". Not buying the excuse, Fran and Maxwell berate her for what she had said.

Meanwhile, Gracie bolts to the ladies room and cries in the stalls. Sylvia tells Fran that she is in the ladies room crying.

Fran goes in and takes Gracie on her lap and explains to her that yes, she does get paid for taking care of her as she WAS paid to be their nanny, but she also tells her that she doesn't get paid extra for loving her and she does.

She also explains that because she has money issues (a lousy Christmas Club account with only forty-nine cents in it), she has to work for a living, but she has the best job in the whole world. Fran also reassures Gracie that "once they take out federal tax, state tax, and FICA tax, it's a labor of love." After checking their faces, they leave the ladies room.

Maxwell thanks Fran for her help, and she sends him to dance with Gracie. Fran then confronts C.C. telling her that "if you ever hurt one of my kids again, they'll be wiping your blue blood off the walls. And I mean that in the nicest possible way." and As punishment for her upsetting Gracie, C.C. is forced to listen to Uncle Myron's grandson, Robbie's bad tap dancing and bad singing.

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