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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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 ...  Margaret '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 Rachel Chagall ...  Val Toriello 78 episodes, 1993-1999
Ann Morgan Guilbert ...  Yetta Rosenberg 56 episodes, 1993-1999
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After a Jewish, high-voiced, woman from Flushing gets fired from her job and dumped by her boyfriend, Fran is mistaken as applying for a nanny for a widowed man with three children when she is stuck selling cosmetics in Manhattan. As she spends years there, she becomes great friends with the butler, Niles, and the three kids. She is good friends with the widowed man, and some romance sparks through the years.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Yiddish

Release Date:

3 November 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La niñera See more »

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(146 episodes)

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

When the show was still being developed, the Sheffield family only consisted of two children: Brighton (Benjamin Salisbury) and Grace (Madeline Zima). The networked wanted there to be an older daughter, for whom Fran could become a mentor, so the character of Maggie (Nicholle Tom) was created. See more »

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When people are leaving through the inner front door, they often turn right (exiting the stage) rather than going through the outer front doors. While not noticeable from side views of people leaving, his flaw can be seen from shots behind the characters as they leave. See more »

Quotes

C.C.: I'll never get to the airport on time.
Niles: That's true, sir, she needs at least two people on her broom to use the Express Lane.
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Referenced in Happily Divorced: The Back-Up Fran (2012) See more »

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The Nanny Named Fran
Composed & Performed by Ann Hampton Callaway
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Nanny vs I love Lucy
21 October 2007 | by smoopie8500See all my reviews

I often thought "I love Lucy" was in a class of its own and could not be touched. Then came the Nanny, the way Fran uses her face and the way she got caught up in a silly moment and got in more trouble to get out of it .... is classic Lucy. Brava to the writers producers and actors for making such a clean fun loving show. I want it back. My new family is growing up. It would be sad for them not to be able to see such good shows. I would only hope that another Lucy Nanny type show will come back. With all the reality going on good TV is hard to find anymore. This show brings back some good times. It brings back some really good laughs. I watch it anytime it is on. And by the way I loved her voice.


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