After being fired from her job and dumped by her boyfriend, a cosmetics saleswoman becomes the nanny to the three children of a rich British widower. As time passes, the two fall for each other.
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 Fran Fine / ... (145 episodes, 1993-1999)
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 Maxwell Sheffield / ... (145 episodes, 1993-1999)
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 Niles (145 episodes, 1993-1999)
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 C.C. Babcock (145 episodes, 1993-1999)
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 Margaret 'Maggie' Sheffield (145 episodes, 1993-1999)
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 Brighton Sheffield (145 episodes, 1993-1999)
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 Grace Sheffield (145 episodes, 1993-1999)
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 Sylvia Fine (94 episodes, 1993-1999)
Rachel Chagall ...
 Val Toriello (78 episodes, 1993-1999)
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 Yetta Rosenberg (56 episodes, 1993-1999)
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After a Jewish, high-voiced, woman from Flushing gets fired from her job and dumped by her boyfriend, Fran is mistaken as applying for a nanny for a widowed man with three children when she is stuck selling cosmetics in Manhattan. As she spends years there, she becomes great friends with the butler, Niles, and the three kids. She is good friends with the widowed man, and some romance sparks through the years.

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3 November 1993 (USA)  »

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Trivia

After cancellation of her sitcom Princesses (1991), Fran Drescher flew to Europe to meet her former co-star Twiggy. On her flight to London, she coincidently sat next to CBS executive Jeff Sagansky and talked him into a development meeting upon her return to Los Angeles. Subsequently meeting Twiggy and her children in London, Drescher came up with the idea of The Nanny (1993) and pitched it later to Sagansky convincing him to produce it. See more »

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Maxwell's age is inconsistent - for several years it remains at 42 yet in the 3rd season goes to 41. See more »

Quotes

Niles: [about a tupperware item] You put old bags in it. I'll give it to Mrs. Babcock, she's always wanted an office of her own.
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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Sofía Vergara/One Direction (2012) See more »

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The Nanny Named Fran
Composed & Performed by Ann Hampton Callaway
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It hasn't been that long
20 May 2004 | by (MidWest) – See all my reviews

I can't believe it has only been a few years since The Nanny went off the air. I didn't watch when it was on the network but have been watching the syndicated shows on cable. Funny stuff! Fran isn't afraid to fall on her face (her physical comedy is hilarious!) or let others have funny lines. That makes for a good show. Her occasional quick glance at the audience makes us feel as though we are "in on it" somehow.

Lifetime has announced that there will be a special "The Nanny Reunion" for the 2004-2005 season. Yea! I can't wait to see what has happened to Niles and C.C., Fran and Maxwell, Yetta and Sylvia. What kind of mother is Fran? How old will the twins be?


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