The Nanny (1993–1999)

Ode to Barbra Joan 

C.C.'s father comes to visit. When C.C. turns down his offer to see Barbra Streisand in concert, Fran, who adores all things Streisand, gets the opportunity.


Gail Mancuso


Robert Sternin (developed by), Prudence Fraser (developed by) | 5 more credits »

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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 ... Margaret 'Maggie' Sheffield
Benjamin Salisbury ... Brighton Sheffield
Madeline Zima ... Grace Sheffield
Renée Taylor ... Sylvia Fine
Robert Culp ... Stewart Babcock
Loren Michaels Loren Michaels ... Barbra Streisand


Stewart Babcock, C.C.'s father, is coming for a visit. C.C. feels estranged from her father as she considers him to be demanding, critical and judgmental. When the dinner table conversation turns to Barbra Streisand - Stewart's company is backing Barbra's latest tour - C.C. mentions that she doesn't like Barbra. Because of that, Stewart invites a Barbra-idolizing Fran to Barbra's concert, which includes back stage access. C.C. feigns indifference but is really hurt that not only did her father not ask her to go, but has a date with Fran instead. Fran senses C.C.'s true feelings and is torn between her idolatry of Barbra and being sympathetic to C.C. Fran decides she needs to help bridge the gap between Stewart and C.C. Meanwhile, Maxwell reneges on taking aspiring Little Leaguer Brighton (he's actually more of an aspiring bench warmer) to a Mets game. Is Brighton also feigning indifference to his father's brush-off? Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Family | Romance


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Release Date:

13 April 1994 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


In her opening scene, Fran wears a rainbow jacket made with vertical stripes of different bright colors and split sleeves with hanging rainbow strips. Exactly 2 weeks later, on April 27, 1994, Ellen DeGeneres would wear the same exact model in episode "The Hand That Robs The Cradle" of her sitcom, Ellen, for a gag revolving around that jacket. It's not known whether they used the very same garment for both actresses. In Ellen, it is referred to as "the clown suit". Said garment would later resurface at breakfast, when Fran Fine wears it in The Nanny: Stock Tip (1994). See more »


Stewart Babcock: I suppose I have to show my face at this Streisand thing.
Fran Fine: [with excited rapid-fire delivery] Barbra Joan Streisand, born April 24, 1942 to Manny and Diana Streisand of 457 Schenectady Avenue, Brooklyn?!
Stewart Babcock: I take it you are a fan.
Fran Fine: Well, if you call turning your bedroom into a shrine, seeing all of her movies twenty-five times, paying two hundred dollars for a piece of chewing gum from the bottom of Barbra's shoe...
Maxwell Sheffield: Is that what that framed thing in your room is?
Fran Fine: Oh no, that's a sour ball that ...
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References For Pete's Sake (1974) See more »


The Way We Were
Muisc by Marvin Hamlisch
Lyrics by Marilyn Bergman and Alan Bergman
Performed by Renée Taylor and Fran Drescher
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