Tony Micelli, a retired baseball player, becomes the housekeeper of Angela Bower, an advertising executive in New York. Together they raise their kids, Samantha Micelli and Jonathan Bower, with help from Mona Robinson, Angela's man-crazy mother.
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.
During an interview earlier in 2018, Fran Drescher admitted that the network pushed for the wedding between Fran and Maxwell, otherwise the network would've cancelled the show, Drescher wanted the love between Fran and Max to go a little slower. Drescher alongside Daniel Davis said how the relationship between Niles and C.C. got more involved in the last season was also the network. Davis claimed he never understood why the two got together in the first place as they were so "oil and water" . Daniel Davis' reservation is however strange: the background between Niles and C.C. was established throughout the series, early on when they got drunk and danced together, and even kissed; and in season four's The Nanny: Fran's Gotta Have It (1997), C.C. overtly admits her feeling for her nemesis to both Maxwell and Fran. See more »
Maxwell's age is inconsistent - for several years it remains at 42 yet in the 3rd season goes to 41. See more »
I find it very unseemly of Maxwell to start dating again. Isn't the customary period of mourning 10 years?
Die. Let's find out.
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i really enjoy this show. there are re-runs on lifetime and i stay up later just to watch them. i get a lot of laughs. fran drescher is one of a kind. her nasal voice and her queens accent is adorable. i used to watch it long before it was canceled but not religiously. i'm starting to really enjoy it. the chemistry between all the actors is wonderful. i would suggest it to anyone. 9 stars out of 10.
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