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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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nanny | butler | 1990s | sitcom | woman | See All (52) »

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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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Runtime:

(146 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The producers planned to make the main character of Fran an Italian-American, but Drescher wanted the character to remain Jewish. The character of Val Toriello, however, is Italian-American, although Rachel Chagall is actually Jewish. See more »

Goofs

When people are leaving through the inner front door, they often turn right (exiting the stage) rather than going through the outer front doors. While not noticeable from side views of people leaving, his flaw can be seen from shots behind the characters as they leave. See more »

Quotes

C.C.: I find it very unseemly of Maxwell to start dating again. Isn't the customary period of mourning 10 years?
Niles: Die. Let's find out.
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Featured in I Love the '90s: 1996 (2004) See more »

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The Nanny Named Fran
Composed & Performed by Ann Hampton Callaway
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Hilarious
26 February 2004 | by QueenMakeda84See all my reviews

Everyone is really into their characters, it's great to watch. The line delivery is superb. It can get cheesy sometimes, but what comedy doesn't? The kids are like nowhere to be seen half the time which is sad unto itself. But beyond that, the only one who could remotely act was Brighton. The girls were terrible, but then again, their lines weren't all that great. Apparently Fran D. usurped all those. I love watching the show in syndication of Lifetime. Very funny. I liked her relationship with her mother, but goodness could that woman eat! It was frightening. Val was an idiot, but you need the dumb sidekick to make Fran look better. Niles is hilarious as the Yenta butler. Fran is a mess as the twit who has to get married or she won't know what else to do with her life. She has no skills and basically is telling young girls to wait around for a rich guy to marry you. Nice message, but funny nonetheless.


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