The Nanny (1993–1999)
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Brighton's handsome French tutor proposes to Fran who finds out he is flirting with other women and needs a green card.

Director:

Dorothy Lyman

Writers:

Robert Sternin (developed by), Prudence Fraser (developed by) | 4 more credits »

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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Fran Drescher ... Fran Fine
Charles Shaughnessy ... Maxwell Sheffield
Daniel Davis ... Niles
Lauren Lane ... C.C. Babcock
Nicholle Tom ... Margaret 'Maggie' Sheffield
Benjamin Salisbury ... Brighton Sheffield
Madeline Zima ... Grace Sheffield
Renée Taylor ... Sylvia Fine
Rachel Chagall Rachel Chagall ... Val Toriello
Paolo Seganti ... Philippe
Gloria Gifford ... INS Officer
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Storyline

Because Brighton is failing French, Maxwell decides to hire a French tutor for him, leaving the decision of tutor to Fran. Fran lets her hormones take over as she hires Philippe, a young, handsome native Frenchman. There is an instant attraction between Fran and Philippe, who is the epitome of the Latin lover. Maxwell and Philippe don't really care for each other, partly because of the English/French divide, but also because Philippe is moving in on Maxwell's territory, namely Fran. Philippe quickly proposes to Fran, who accepts without reservation despite their short courtship. Maxwell is a bit skeptical that Philippe's motives are pure. He thinks that Philippe is only wanting a quickie marriage so that he can get a green card. But C.C. finds out what Philippe's true motivations in life are, which puts a kibosh on Fran and Philippe's relationship for good. Written by Huggo

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Genres:

Comedy | Family | Romance

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Yiddish | French

Release Date:

6 May 1996 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

It's Mother's Day in this episode. See more »

Goofs

French culture: when the Sheffileld son opens the door, the French tutor kisses Brighton on the cheeks. Unless immediate family, French men do not kiss each other, merely greet by shaking hands. And, in such a professional relationship, which is brand new, that would be completely inappropriate in France. See more »

Quotes

[Fran realizes Philippe is a philanderer and shows him to the door]
Philippe: [at the threshold, on the outside looking at Fran inside] But chérie... je t'adore!
Fran: [Thinking, "Shut the Door"] My pleasure!
[slams the door on his face]
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Connections

References Rodan (1956) See more »

Soundtracks

The Nanny Named Fran
(uncredited)
Performed by Composed & Performed by Ann Hampton Callaway
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