Door-to-door cosmetics sales lady Fran Fine inadvertently becomes the nanny to the three children of a widowed Broadway producer.

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Early thirty-somethings Fran Fine and Val Toriello are best friends since high school, both of whom work as salesgirls in a bridal shop in the Flushing neighborhood of Queens, the shop operated by Fran's long term "pre-engagement" high school boyfriend, Danny Imperiali. Things change when Danny dumps Fran for their high school friend, Heather Biblow, and also fires her as he wants to give Fran's sales job to Heather. Fran decides to try selling cosmetics door-to-door. The first house she knocks on is that of widower and Broadway theater producer, Maxwell Sheffield. Niles, the Sheffield's proper but quick-tongued English butler, mistakes Fran as the new nanny for Maxwell's three "problem" children: shy teenager Maggie, precocious preteen Brighton, and angst ridden adolescent Grace. The only adult female influence in the Sheffield household is C.C. Babcock, Maxwell's business associate who obviously is attracted to Maxwell but not his children. Niles' favorite pastime is tormenting C.C.... Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Family | Romance

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3 November 1993 (USA)  »

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Trivia

Jonathan Penner, who played Danny, would later compete on several seasons of Survivor, the hit reality show that aired on CBS. See more »

Goofs

Fran says that "porkeau de pruneau" is French for "pork and prune" when, translated to French, "pork and prune" is actually "porc et pruneau". See more »

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Maxwell Sheffield: Sweetheart, how was therapy today, hm? Any, uh, any breakthroughs?
Grace 'Gracie' Sheffield: We did some regression work. Dr. Bort took me back through my childhood.
Fran Fine: Must have been a quick trip!
Grace 'Gracie' Sheffield: Oh, you have NO idea how complicated I am.
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Featured in Making the Nanny (2005) See more »

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Rule, Britannia!
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Music by Thomas Augustine Arne
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