The Nanny: Season 1, Episode 9

The Nanny-In-Law (12 Jan. 1994)

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Maxwell's old nanny comes to visit and is unimpressed with Fran's unconventional ways and lack of formal training.



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Episode credited cast:
Lauren Lane ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Peggy Blow ...
Nanny #3
Clara Mueller
Lu Leonard ...
Nanny #2
Irene Olga López ...
Lupe (as Irene Olga Lopez)


Fran is about to meet her previous generation incarnation, namely Maxwell's nanny, Clara Mueller. Nanny Mueller is a tough career nanny. Fran gets the feeling that Nanny Mueller does not approve of her. Fran's right. Fran doesn't appreciate the fact that Nanny Mueller is usurping her authority with the kids, a feeling she expresses to Maxwell from whom she gets no sympathy. In fact, Maxwell suggests to Fran that she gain some nannying pointers from a professional. Fran then turns to her fellow neighborhood nannies for advice. They're sure that Nanny Mueller is after Fran's job. To keep her job, Fran decides to dress and play the part of a younger Nanny Mueller. After this transformation, Maxwell admits to Fran that he wants her back the way the she was - he hired her because she wasn't a proper nanny - and that Nanny Mueller has disrupted the household to its detriment. But Fran has a change of heart about Nanny Mueller after they have a heart to heart about the life of a nanny. The ... Written by Huggo

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12 January 1994 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


C.C.'s mother's and sister's names are B.B. and D.D. respectively. See more »


[the doorbell rings]
Maxwell Sheffield: Niles, that's the doorbell.
Niles: Oh sir, I would be lost without you.
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References The Hand That Rocks the Cradle (1992) See more »


In My Own Little Corner
Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Performed by Fran Drescher
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