After being fired from her job and dumped by her boyfriend, a cosmetics saleswoman becomes the nanny to the three children of a rich English widower. As time passes, the two fall for each other.
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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 6 wins & 31 nominations. See more awards »
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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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Storyline

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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nanny | butler | 1990s | sitcom | children | See All (52) »

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Comedy | Family | Romance

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TV-PG | See all certifications »

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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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Trivia

Throughout the series, viewers see that Maxwell has a brother (Nigel) and a sister (Jocelyn), but they are never shown in the same episodes. Also, in episodes where Nigel makes an appearance, Jocelyn is never mentioned, and when Jocelyn is in an episode, Nigel is never mentioned. 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

Fran: Oh my God. You're taking back the thing?
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Connections

Referenced in Making the Nanny (2005) 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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