The Nanny (1993–1999)

Once a Secretary, Always a Secretary 

Brighton wants to go to Atlantic City and his father is totally against it. Fran finds herself torn between being nanny and wife.


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Episode complete credited cast:
Lauren Lane ...
Yetta Rosenberg (as Ann Guilbert)
Rachel Chagall ...
Bob Goen ...
Marji Martin ...
Nanny Bower
Jeff Cain ...
Marlo Jenee ...
Second Nanny


During a disagreement in a parenting issue with Brighton, Maxwell accidentally calls Fran the N word: nanny. Fran is upset. For Fran to get back at Maxwell, Sylvia suggests that Fran act like a wife and do what any good wife would do in this situation - withhold sex - but Fran finds this tactic more difficult than the intended effect on Maxwell. They eventually make up as it's nothing that some new, expensive jewelry can't fix. Later on national television, Maxwell talks about his new wife in a not so flattering way, again referring to her as the nanny. Again Fran is hurt, and again Maxwell needs to buy Fran some expensive jewelry to get himself out of the doghouse. To get out of this cycle, Fran hires another nanny, namely Nanny Bower. With all this free time now on her hands, Fran does what the first Mrs. Sheffield used to do, which is to hang out at the country club. Fran quickly learns that she's not cut out for country club life. Nanny Bower also quickly realizes that the ... Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Family | Romance





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14 October 1998 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Maxwell Sheffield: I am her father.
Fran Sheffield: And what am I?
Maxwell Sheffield: You're the nanny!
Fran Sheffield: [gasps] You called me the N-word! Did you hear that, Niles?
Niles: Do you get the house in the settlement?
Fran Sheffield: Uh huh!
Niles: Every word!
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References All My Children (1970) See more »


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