Three 40-something best friends from Los Angeles are flying to Paris when their plane makes an emergency landing in Cleveland. Realizing that all the norms from Los Angeles don't apply anymore, they decide to celebrate a city that values real women and stay where they're still considered hot.
Al Bundy is a misanthropic women's shoe salesman with a miserable life. He hates his job, his wife is lazy, his son is dysfunctional (especially with women), and his daughter is dim-witted and promiscuous.
Frank Lambert is a construction worker and a single father of 3 kids: J.T., Alicia "Al", and Brendan. Carol Foster, a beautician, also has 3 children: Dana, Karen, and Mark. After Frank and... See full summary »
Hot-tempered journalist Maya Gallo got herself fired from yet another job when she made an anchorwoman cry on the air with some gag copy on the teleprompter. Unable to find a job anywhere ... See full summary »
Laura San Giacomo,
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
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 »
When people are leaving through the inner front door, they often turn right (exiting the stage) rather than going through the outer front doors. While not noticeable from side views of people leaving, his flaw can be seen from shots behind the characters as they leave. See more »
[drinking a hangover-remedy]
Urgh, Niles, it's far too early in the morning for something this repulsive.
[C.C. enters; Niles walks up to her]
Mr. Sheffield wants you to go home and come back in an hour.
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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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