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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Storyline

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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nanny | butler | 1990s | sitcom | woman | See All (53) »

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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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Runtime:

(146 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

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 »

Goofs

Maxwell's age is inconsistent - for several years it remains at 42 yet in the 3rd season goes to 41. See more »

Quotes

C.C.: I could kill you... I could throw you down and rip out your heart!
Fran: [to Maxwell] She doesn't have a key to the house, does she?
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Referenced in Exporting Raymond (2010) See more »

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The Nanny Named Fran
Composed & Performed by Ann Hampton Callaway
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6 years of glee
25 February 2000 | by patygirl_dfSee all my reviews

Fran Dresher is a very nice person and a very funny and talented actress, she made us laugh for six years and I think she should stay with us for much time. Everything about the show is great, the cast is very talented, the story-lines are never repetitive and always funny, they left us in 1999 and after six years of the beginning it was still a hit. Maybe it's for the best, because we'll always have good memories of the show, they didn't wait until people became tired of it.


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