The Nanny (1993–1999)
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Dope Diamond 

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Going out with the man who asks Fran to marry him, he steals the engagement ring that they were looking at.


Dorothy Lyman


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Episode complete credited cast:
Fran Drescher ... Fran Fine
Charles Shaughnessy ... Maxwell Sheffield
Daniel Davis ... Niles
Lauren Lane ... C.C. Babcock
Nicholle Tom ... Maggie Sheffield
Benjamin Salisbury ... Brighton Sheffield
Madeline Zima ... Grace Sheffield
Renée Taylor ... Sylvia Fine
Ann Morgan Guilbert ... Yetta Rosenberg (as Ann Guilbert)
Ian Buchanan ... Jules Kimball
Cyndi James Gossett Cyndi James Gossett ... Therapist
Amanda Carlin ... Shop Assistant
Ron Recasner Ron Recasner ... Police Officer


Fran has started dating Jules Kimball, a doctor she met at the Hadassah Hoedown. The chemistry between the two is strong and immediate. Maxwell is suspicious about how fast they hit it off. Or is Maxwell just jealous? After dating for two weeks, Jules asks Fran to marry him. Fran is excited and after thinking about it, accepts his proposal. However things quickly go sour when Fran finds out that Jules isn't all that he appears. Unfortunately for Fran, she finds out his true identity when he steals a five-carat diamond ring, leaving Fran high and dry at the jewelry store to face the authorities. Fran learns from the authorities that she is just the latest in a long string of "over thirty-something" women on which he has used the same modus operandi. Fran blames her situation on Sylvia, who she feels pushed her into getting married. To resolve Fran and Sylvia's differences, Grace suggest they go into joint therapy. The therapist does accurately diagnose Fran's issues, but neither she or... Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Family | Romance


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Was Cyndi James Gossett's last acting job. See more »


Sylvia Fine: [in therapy] At one point, I believe that a daughter has to stop blaming her mother for everything.
Sylvia Fine: [to Yetta] This is your fault!
Yetta Rosenberg: Me?
Sylvia Fine: Yeah. You're the one who kept pushing me to have children. They're nothing but heartache.
Yetta Rosenberg: That's right, Cookie. It's payback time!
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References The Exorcist (1973) See more »


The Nanny Named Fran
Composed & Performed by Ann Hampton Callaway
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Dopey Episode
30 July 2018 | by myronlearnSee all my reviews

This episode was written by Diane Wilk, not one of the better television writers. Within this shoddy teleplay, reference is made to 'Winchells, a California donut chain. Since the 'Nanny' takes place in NYC, it's unlikely Fran Fine would have referenced it. Winchells does not exist on the East coast. Sloppy writing for sure. Also, 'CC' mentions the Padres instead of a NY baseball team which would have been more likely. It's amazing that the script supervisors or other members of the crew did not catch these two highly unlikely references.

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25 September 1995 (USA) See more »

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