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The Nanny 

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After being fired from her job and dumped by her boyfriend, a cosmetics saleswoman becomes the nanny to the three children of a rich English widower. As time passes, the two fall for each other.
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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 7 wins & 32 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Fran Drescher ...  Fran Fine / ... 145 episodes, 1993-1999
Charles Shaughnessy ...  Maxwell Sheffield / ... 145 episodes, 1993-1999
Daniel Davis ...  Niles 145 episodes, 1993-1999
Lauren Lane ...  C.C. Babcock 145 episodes, 1993-1999
Nicholle Tom ...  Maggie Sheffield 145 episodes, 1993-1999
Benjamin Salisbury ...  Brighton Sheffield 145 episodes, 1993-1999
Madeline Zima ...  Grace Sheffield 145 episodes, 1993-1999
Renée Taylor ...  Sylvia Fine 94 episodes, 1993-1999
Rachel Chagall ...  Val Toriello 78 episodes, 1993-1999
Ann Morgan Guilbert ...  Yetta Rosenberg 56 episodes, 1993-1999
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Storyline

After a Jewish, high-voiced, woman from Flushing, New York gets fired from her job and dumped by her boyfriend, Fran Fine (Fran Drescher) is mistaken as applying for a nanny for widowed Maxwell Sheffield (Charles Shaughnessy), who has three children, Maggie (Nicholle Tom), Brighton (Benjamin Salisbury), and Grace (Madeline Zima), when she is stuck selling cosmetics in Manhattan. As she spends years there, she becomes great friends with the butler, Niles (Daniel Davis), and the three kids. She is good friends with the widowed man, and some romance sparks through the years.

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Comedy | Family | Romance

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Trivia

Little known fact: Val Toriello's last name comes from the unsung, but very talented, production costumer, Erica Toriello, in charge of the gorgeous outfits worn by the cast. Fran liked her wardrobe selections so much, Erica went on to work on several of her subsequent television shows, including The Fran Drescher Show (2010) and Happily Divorced (2011). Erica's career, sadly, has come to a halt after that latter series. It is unclear why. See more »

Goofs

The layout of the Sheffield house constantly changes, particularly in the area of the kitchen. Sometimes the door to the right opens to a hallway, sometimes the dining room, and sometimes into a butler's pantry. The upstairs is equally confusing with the location of the bathrooms and bedrooms constantly changing locations. See more »

Quotes

[Fran has accidentally run over a rabbit]
Max: It's not like rabbits are endangered species. All they do is mate.
Fran: Well, aint that nice. I killed an animal with a better social life than me.
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The Nanny Named Fran
Composed & Performed by Ann Hampton Callaway
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It hasn't been that long
20 May 2004 | by sh33naSee all my reviews

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Yiddish

Release Date:

3 November 1993 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(146 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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