The Nanny (1993–1999)

The In-Law Who Came Forever 

After Aunt Freida buys her parents' condo, the Fines move into the Sheffield mansion.


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Fran's wealthy Aunt Freida did not attend Maxwell and Fran's wedding out of protest since she was not allowed to sing at the festivities. Knowing that it was Sylvia's decision to not allow Freida to sing, Freida in retaliation has bought Sylvia and Morty's apartment building and subsequently evicted her brother and sister-in-law. So the Fines decide to move into the Sheffield house. Initially Maxwell is livid, whereas Fran is somewhat looking forward to some nearby motherly love. However each takes a 180 degree turn when Sylvia continually criticizes Fran leading her to binge eat, whereas Sylvia ends up being the mother that Maxwell never really had. Fran thinks that she should be the mother that Maxwell never had. This turn of events is just a little too much for Maxwell to handle, who wants his life back to the way things were before the Fines moved in. Fran figures the only way to get Sylvia and Morty back into their old apartment is to manufacture Freida singing at their wedding, ... Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Family | Romance





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6 January 1999 (USA)  »

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Fran's real life mother is in this episode See more »


[Fran is reading a book on pregnancy]
Fran Sheffield: "What to expect in your eighth month: indigestion, heartburn, bloating, flatulence, nasal congestion." Ah, well, according to this, my entire family's pregnant.
Niles: You know, the worst part about your pregnancy is going to be the mood swings.
Fran Sheffield: Oh?
Niles: I can get very testy.
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References Harold and Maude (1971) See more »

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