The Nanny (1993–1999)

The Gym Teacher 

Fran learns that her old, tyrannical gym teacher is now Maggie's gym teacher.


Gail Mancuso


Robert Sternin (developed by), Prudence Fraser (developed by) | 4 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
Rita Moreno ... Mrs. Wickervich Stone
Rachel Chagall Rachel Chagall ... Val Toriello
Joseph Bologna ... Alan Beck (as Joe Bologna)
Tracy Nicole Kerestes Tracy Nicole Kerestes ... Student (as Tracy Kerestes)
Bryan Clark ... Auditioner #1
Christopher Carroll Christopher Carroll ... Auditioner #2


Maggie continually feigns illness to get out of gym class, this term the class focusing on gymnastics with tough Mrs. Stone of who Maggie is scared. Fran encourages Maggie to face her fears, but supports Maggie in feigning illness since this situation reminds Fran and Val of their high school gymnastics teacher, Miss Wickervich, and the fear they felt. Little does Fran realize that Mrs. Stone and Miss Wickervich are one and the same. Mrs. Stone recognizes Fran as the wimpy gym student she was. Because of Maggie's association with Fran, Mrs. Stone threatens to fail Maggie in gym if she does not perform well in the midterm exam the following week. Maggie is ill prepared, and Fran's coaching for the midterm amuses Mrs. Stone. But Maggie and Fran face Mrs. Stone and the exam with determination. Meanwhile, Maxwell is facing a similar problem when he hires Alan Beck to star in his latest show. Twenty years prior, Maxwell was in constant fear when he worked as Beck's assistant. Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Family | Romance







Release Date:

6 April 1994 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Veteran actor Joseph Bologna guest stars in this episode as Alan Beck. Bologna's wife Renee Taylor appeared in 94 of The Nanny's 145 episodes as Sylvia Fine, but she doesn't appear in this episode. Taylor and Bologna were married from 1965 until his death in 2017. See more »


References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »


Gonna Fly Now (Theme from
Rocky")" (uncredited)
Written by Bill Conti, Carol Connors and Ayn Robbins
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