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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 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 (96 episodes, 1993-1999)
Rachel Chagall ...
 Val Toriello (79 episodes, 1993-1999)
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 Yetta Rosenberg (56 episodes, 1993-1999)
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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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Rachel Chagall's twins (born 1999) are named Eve and Jonah; the same names as Fran and Maxwell's twins, Eve Catherine and Jonah Samuel, born on the show. 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

C.C.: Well, if Doug is coming over tonight, I better go change!
Niles: [after C.C. leaves] And I thought she had to wait for a full moon...
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Referenced in General Hospital: Episode #1.12646 (2012) See more »

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The Nanny Named Fran
Composed & Performed by Ann Hampton Callaway
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Franny, The Nanny!
18 April 2001 | by (Palmerston North, New Zealand) – See all my reviews

Fran Fine (Fran Drescher, Saturday Night Fever) was working in a bridal shop in Flushing, Queens, 'till her boyfriend kicked her out in one of those crushing scenes.

What was she to do? Where was she to go? She was out on her fanny. So over the bridge from Flushing to the Sheffield's door, she was there to sell make up, but the father saw more.

She had style, she had flair, she was there, that's how she became the nanny.

In case you haven't already clicked, I had just typed out that most part of the beginning theme to 'The Nanny' - and that's exactly how the story was set. A make-up seller ends up at the door of a Broadway producer and becomes the nanny for his 3 children.

The English producer Maxwell Sheffield (Charles Shaughnessey, Days Of Our Lives) hates Andrew Llyodd Webber, and is known to say "I love you" before taking it straight back, again.

He has his faithful butler, Niles (Daniel Davis), and his arch-enemy and Maxwell's associate, Chastity-Claire Babcock (Lauren Lane) - these two are known for their sniping remarks and catty coments.

Fran helps the three kids Maggie, Brighton and Gracie (Nicole Tom, Beethoven; Benjamin Salisbury and Madeline Zima, Mr. Nanny) through boyfriends, girlfriends and the usual teenage stuff.

Adding to the mix is Fran's food-loving mother, Sylvia. Syvia's mom, Yetta and Fran's best friend, Val (Rachel Chaggal).

For 6 years, 'The Nanny' was a hilarious sitcom that never stopped being funny. With guest appearances like Elizabeth Taylor and Shari Lewis and Lamb Chop, its no wonder this show caught the attention of millions around the world! It will be missed. 8½/10.


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