The Nanny (1993–1999)

The Baby Shower 

After her fortune telling hair dresser sees Maxwell in bed with a blonde while in California Fran flies out to check on him. Fran Fine Sheffield also runs into actress Fran Drescher and there is a bit of a resemblance.


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Episode complete credited cast:
Fran Drescher ... Fran Sheffield / Fran Drescher
Charles Shaughnessy ... Maxwell Sheffield
Daniel Davis ... Niles
Lauren Lane ... C.C. Babcock
Nicholle Tom ... Margaret 'Maggie' Sheffield (credit only)
Benjamin Salisbury ... Brighton Sheffield
Madeline Zima ... Grace Sheffield
Renée Taylor ... Sylvia Fine
Ann Morgan Guilbert ... Yetta Rosenberg (as Ann Guilbert)
Rachel Chagall Rachel Chagall ... Val Toriello
Nancy Cassaro Nancy Cassaro ... Libby
Fred Stoller ... Fred, the pharmacist
Athena Ashburn Athena Ashburn ... Chatterbox cosmetologist (as Athena Stensland)
Scott Baldyga ... Hotel Clerk


Libby, the receptionist at the Chatterbox, tells Fran and Val their fortunes. Val's is good: the letter "F", which Val attributes to Fred the pharmacist, a condo and lots of babies. Fran's is not so good: Maxwell in bed in Beverley Hills with a sexy, leggy blond with piercing blue eyes. In Fran's hormonal state, she's devastated with this prediction. It becomes even worse as Val's prediction seems to be coming true when she and Fred start dating. It seems like Fran's prediction is also moving toward reality when Maxwell is called off to Beverley Hills on a business trip. What's more, he taking along with him a sexy, leggy blue-eyed blond: C.C. Not only is Fran concerned, but now so is Niles. They decide to go out to Beverley Hills themselves and see if Maxwell and C.C. end up together in bed. When they arrive in Beverley Hills, Fran manages to sneak into Maxwell's room, and Niles manages to sneak into C.C.'s room. Although Fran does catch Maxwell in bed with a blue-eyed blond, it's ... Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Family | Romance







Release Date:

23 June 1999 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Although Season 6 is considered by many as pretty terrible due to Fran marrying Max and their absolute lack of chemistry being the series undoing, the show really jumped the shark here with "the (rather inane) meeting of the Frans". See more »


First Val's nail imprints on her face are purple; in the next frame, they are a darker color like burgundy. See more »


Fran Drescher: Are you two here on vacation?
Niles: [pointing to Fran] Oh no, we're here spying on her husband who's having an affair with my girlfriend.
Fran Drescher: [about her television show] Oh, we did that very same story this season.
Fran Sheffield: Really?! I didn't see that. When was it on?
Fran Drescher: Now! Don't forget to watch the series finale next week.
Fran Sheffield: Oh, I wouldn't miss it for the world, unless of course that's the night I'm having my twins.
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References My Cousin Vinny (1992) See more »

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