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.
Nicholle Tom has worked with Fran Drescher and Debi Mazar. Drescher in this show, and Mazar in Beethoven's 2nd (1993). Mazar and Drescher are best friends in real life, and have worked together several times. See more »
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 »
I am eleven years old. This may seem to young an age to understand The Nanny, but ever since the reruns came on television, I became hopelessly addicted to it. The Nanny is a show that is funny, romantic and very surprising. Where else can you find crazy Jewish humour? Fran Drescher stars as Fran Fine, a mid thirty year old woman who is fired from her job and dumped by her boyfriend. Her troubles take her to the doorstep of Maxwell Sheffield. The rest as we say, is history.
Charles Shaughnessy is Maxwell Sheffield. A widowed man with three children. He is not sure of Fran first but eventually she grows on him.
Other outstanding performances from Daniel Davis and Lauren Lane.
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