The Nanny (1993–1999)

You Bette Your Life 

Fran is involved with a charity auction hosted by Maxwell and Bette Midler. Fran takes a child prodigy to Yetta's nursing home and the death of a resident so traumatizes the child that he swears he will never play the piano again.


Dorothy Lyman


Robert Sternin (developed by), Prudence Fraser (developed by) | 3 more credits »




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)
Rachel Chagall ... Val Toriello
Bette Midler ... Bette Midler
Ed Begley Jr. ... Tom Rosenstein
Danny Dayton ... Man at Nursing Home
Don Siess Don Siess ... Keith Rosenstein
Mort Drescher Mort Drescher ... Morty Fine


Maxwell and C.C. are planning a charity auction for the New York Restoration Project. Fran decides to invite herself when she learns that the Project's Chair, Bette Midler, is hosting the event. Fran also decides to do her philanthropic part by offering one day of nanny services for auction. Maxwell isn't expecting Fran to raise much money, but wearing a skimpy outfit at the auction, Fran manages to raise $5 thousand. The winning bid was by Keith Rosenstein, the quiet yet precocious preteen son of Tom Rosenstein, a potential investor of Maxwell's latest production. Maxwell is concerned that Fran is going to do something wrong in her day with Keith to risk Tom's investment in the play. As Keith is an aspiring concert pianist, Fran talks him into playing at Yetta's nursing home. Keith soon decides never to play the piano again when someone in the audience at the home dies during his performance. Tom is ready to pull his money from both Maxwell's show and Bette's charity, until an ... Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Family | Romance


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Drescher practically begged to have Barbra Streisand do her show. She refused because she considered TV beneath her. When she didn't budge from her position, Fran resorted to having her supposedly off-camera, being missed at a concert or an in-house event, and even hiring a look-alike. Here, she got the next best thing, Streisand version 2.0 aka Bette Midler who made her career riding on Streisand's newfound fame. See more »


When Bette is chasing Fran through the mansion, they run across the living room, back past the guest restroom, then left behind the glass doors. But running after both of them appears to be Yetta, however she isn't in the scene. See more »


Maxwell Sheffield: [Fran's messed up again, putting his production and Bette's charity in trouble] I just hope Bette Midler's charity is smart enough to cash that check fast.
Fran Fine: Well, look. He's not going to take it out on the whole show business community just because I made one itty bitty mistake.
Bette Midler: [behind Fran with an icy look and very menacingly] Don't bet the kibbutz, bube!
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References Gypsy (1993) See more »

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30 April 1997 (USA) See more »

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