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The Nanny 

After being fired from her job and dumped by her boyfriend, a cosmetics saleswoman becomes the nanny to the three children of a rich English widower. As time passes, the two fall for each other.
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Series cast summary:
Fran Drescher ...  Fran Fine / ... 145 episodes, 1993-1999
Charles Shaughnessy ...  Maxwell Sheffield / ... 145 episodes, 1993-1999
Daniel Davis ...  Niles 145 episodes, 1993-1999
Lauren Lane ...  C.C. Babcock 145 episodes, 1993-1999
Nicholle Tom ...  Margaret 'Maggie' Sheffield 145 episodes, 1993-1999
Benjamin Salisbury ...  Brighton Sheffield 145 episodes, 1993-1999
Madeline Zima ...  Grace Sheffield 145 episodes, 1993-1999
Renée Taylor ...  Sylvia Fine 94 episodes, 1993-1999
Rachel Chagall Rachel Chagall ...  Val Toriello 78 episodes, 1993-1999
Ann Morgan Guilbert ...  Yetta Rosenberg 56 episodes, 1993-1999
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Storyline

After a Jewish, high-voiced, woman from Flushing, New York gets fired from her job and dumped by her boyfriend, Fran Fine (Fran Drescher) is mistaken as applying for a nanny for widowed Maxwell Sheffield (Charles Shaughnessy), who has three children, Maggie (Nicholle Tom), Brighton (Benjamin Salisbury), and Grace (Madeline Zima), when she is stuck selling cosmetics in Manhattan. As she spends years there, she becomes great friends with the butler, Niles (Daniel Davis), and the three kids. She is good friends with the widowed man, and some romance sparks through the years.

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Comedy | Family | Romance

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TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Yiddish

Release Date:

3 November 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Nanny See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(146 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Part of the series' script-writing included regularly mocking contemporary celebrities, which happened about once in every episode. Some of the targets included Brooke Shields, Jill Eikenberry, Bill Clinton, Jacqueline Kennedy, John Kennedy, Jr., and Michael Jackson, amongst others. See more »

Goofs

The layout of the Sheffield house constantly changes, particularly in the area of the kitchen. Sometimes the door to the right opens to a hallway, sometimes the dining room, and sometimes into a butler's pantry. The upstairs is equally confusing with the location of the bathrooms and bedrooms constantly changing locations. See more »

Quotes

C.C.: Do you know what makes me feel better when I'm sad?
Fran: A fifth of scotch and a pack of batteries?
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Soundtracks

The Nanny Named Fran
Composed & Performed by Ann Hampton Callaway
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Quite funny!!
8 December 2004 | by SkippyDevereauxSee all my reviews

I never watched this show when it was on network television--I don't really know why, but, as of this comment, it is on the Lifetime Network and that is where I watch the show. I initially thought I would watch one episode, then never watch it again. How wrong I was on that one!! Okay, that nasal voice of Fran Drescher may irritate some, but heck, it works for the character and besides, that is her real voice. The entire cast was great all throughout the series, except the oldest daughter. For some reason, her character was the worst of the lot.

Renee Taylor was especially funny, as it seemed Sylvia was always eating or thinking about food and Ann Morgan Guibert was superb as Yetta. It is hard to imagine that this is the same woman who was "Millie" on "The Dick Van Dyke Show"!! I read somewhere that this show was the 90's version of "I Love Lucy" and in a way, I can see the comparisons. Wish the powers that be would release this show on DVD.


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