The Nanny (1993–1999)

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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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Cast

Series cast summary:
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 Fran Fine / ... (147 episodes, 1993-1999)
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 Maxwell Sheffield / ... (147 episodes, 1993-1999)
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 Niles (147 episodes, 1993-1999)
Lauren Lane ...
 C.C. Babcock (147 episodes, 1993-1999)
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 Margaret 'Maggie' Sheffield / ... (147 episodes, 1993-1999)
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 Brighton Sheffield (147 episodes, 1993-1999)
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 Grace Sheffield (147 episodes, 1993-1999)
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 Sylvia Fine (95 episodes, 1993-1999)
Rachel Chagall ...
 Val Toriello (79 episodes, 1993-1999)
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 Yetta Rosenberg (57 episodes, 1993-1999)
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Storyline

Fran Fine, a whiny, nasal-voiced Jewish woman from Flushing, New York, has just been fired from her job and abandoned by her boyfriend. She ends up selling cosmetics in Manhattan. This takes her to the home of Maxwell Sheffield, a rich, widowed English Broadway producer. She is mistaken to be applying for the job of nanny to Maxwell's three children and is hired for that purpose. She becomes quite attached to the children, Maggie, Brighton, and Grace, and becomes great friends with the butler, Niles. There is sexual tension between her and Mr. Sheffield, which is complicated by the fact that his business partner, C.C. Babcock, likes him. Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

3 November 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La niñera  »

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(146 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

In Italy, where the show is broadcast with the title "La Tata", Fran's name is Francesca and her origins are not Jewish but Italian (from Frosinone in Ciociaria, to be more precise). See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Max: [Brighton has asked to go to Atlantic City, and has pitted Max and Fran against each other by saying that Max doesn't respect her opinion] I am his father!
Fran: Well, what am I?
Max: You're the nanny!
Fran: [gasps] You called me the "N" word! Did you head that, Niles?
Niles: Do you get the house in the settlement?
Fran: Uh-huh!
Niles: [pops his head out from behind a wall] Every word!
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Connections

Referenced in Living with Fran: Reuniting with Fran (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

The Nanny Named Fran
Composed & Performed by Ann Hampton Callaway
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User Reviews

Last Of The Female Comedians
6 August 2003 | by (Manitoba, Canada) – See all my reviews

This was a good show. Funny, sometimes a little immature or

vulgar, but overall quite good. Has anyone else noticed that since

the late '90s there have been almost no shows that have a woman

as the main charactar? (Ellen was another) Most shows today are

family shows that revolve around the husband or father. I think this

was one of the last lady shows. I used to love Fran Fine's outfits!

The wardrobe people really knew what they were doing with her.


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