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)
Lauren Lane ...
 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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La niñera  »

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According to the bonus features on the series box set, Brighton and Grace were names that creators Fran Drescher and Peter Marc Jacobson had picked out for their potential children. They divorced in 1999 and had no children. See more »

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The bedroom arrangement constantly changes. You can see them use the bedroom near Maxwell's room for all three kids through out the series. You can even see Brighton going into Maxwell's room when being told to go into his own. See more »

Quotes

Fran: ["analyzing" Corbin Bernsen, the former star of L.A. Law] Well... I can tell you're not a lawyer...
Glen Mitchell: Why can't I be a lawyer?
Fran: Well, not in New York... maybe L.A.
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Composed & Performed by Ann Hampton Callaway
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Quite funny!!
8 December 2004 | by (Parkersburg, West Virginia) – See all my reviews

I never watched this show when it was on network television--I don't really know why, but, as of this comment, it is on the Lifetime Network and that is where I watch the show. I initially thought I would watch one episode, then never watch it again. How wrong I was on that one!! Okay, that nasal voice of Fran Drescher may irritate some, but heck, it works for the character and besides, that is her real voice. The entire cast was great all throughout the series, except the oldest daughter. For some reason, her character was the worst of the lot.

Renee Taylor was especially funny, as it seemed Sylvia was always eating or thinking about food and Ann Morgan Guibert was superb as Yetta. It is hard to imagine that this is the same woman who was "Millie" on "The Dick Van Dyke Show"!! I read somewhere that this show was the 90's version of "I Love Lucy" and in a way, I can see the comparisons. Wish the powers that be would release this show on DVD.


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