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The Nanny

The Nanny

CBS 1993

After being fired from her job and dumped by her boyfriend, a cosmetics saleswoman becomes the nanny to the three children of a rich British widower. As time passes, the two fall for each other.

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The 10 Best Episodes of The Nanny

The Nanny - S6E22

#1 - The Baby Shower

8.47

Season 6 - Episode 22

When Libby, the Chatterbox hairdresser/fortune teller, predicts Val will hook up with Fred the pharmacist and it happens, Fran worries her prediction might come true too. Libby said she saw Maxwell in bed with a leggy blonde in Beverly Hills. Coincidentally, Max has to fly to L.A. because his pilot was picked up. Fran and Niles assume the leggy blonde is Ms. Babcock and fly after them. After meeting Fran Drescher at the hotel lobby, they discover C.C. and Max changed rooms after Niles crawls up Max's bed! Turns out he's the leggy blonde! Meanwhile, Brighton has problems telling his father he doesn't want to go to Harvard and wants to take a year off instead.

The episode was rated #1 Best episode of The Nanny from 60 votes.

The Nanny - S2E21

#2 - Close Shave

8.12

Season 2 - Episode 21

Fran convinces Mr. Sheffield to stop giving Maggie money and make her get a job to gain responsibility. Maggie takes a job at the hospital, and when she has a date with her boyfriend she gets Fran to cover for her. Meanwhile, C.C. is trying some new recipes for her cooking class and she is such a bad cook that Mr. Sheffield has his pains all day when he eats C.C.'s "food". Turns out he has to get his appendix out. A doctor mistakes Fran for a nurse and now she has to shave Mr. Sheffield. In the next morning, it all seems to be a dream to him. Until he sees Fran using the whipped cream spray...

The episode was rated #2 Best episode of The Nanny from 97 votes.

The Nanny - S1E1

#3 - Pilot (a.k.a. The Nanny)

8.11

Season 1 - Episode 1

Fran gets a job as a nanny for the Sheffields after being fired from her job at her fiancé's bridal store.

The episode was rated #3 Best episode of The Nanny from 264 votes.

The Nanny - S1E6

#4 - The Butler, the Husband, the Wife, and Her Mother

8.09

Season 1 - Episode 6

Niles has to pose as Fran's husband when her relatives comes to visit.

The episode was rated #4 Best episode of The Nanny from 149 votes.

The Nanny - S5E15

#5 - The Engagement

8.09

Season 5 - Episode 15

Fran is thrilled to tell the family that Maxwell has told her he loved her, and this time he didn't take it back! Everybody is happy for her (except for C.C.) and congratulate Fran. Maxwell reveals to Niles that he bought an engagement ring and is going to propose to Fran tonight. He, of course, can't keep a secret and tells Fran, who tells Sylvia, in a chain reaction that results in virtually everybody knowing about it. Maxwell asks Fran to invite her family over because they're having a very important dinner at the Rainbow Room and they should all be there. All the Sheffield and Fine families gather and wait for Maxwell, who never shows up. Afraid something happened to him (because she was sure he wouldn't just leave her waiting), Fran goes after him, and finds a passed out Mr. Sheffield behind the theater. He was knocked out by burglars who stole his watch and Fran's ring. Nevertheless, he proposes to Fran.

The episode was rated #5 Best episode of The Nanny from 78 votes.

The Nanny - S6E18

#6 - The Producers

8.06

Season 6 - Episode 18

Niles shows Fran a script for a play he got from a friend of his. He wants to show it to Mr. Sheffield and become a producer so he can be something more than just the help. When pushed to tell why he wants to change his social status, Niles reveals to Fran he's in love with Ms. Babcock! Shocked, and yet merciful for her friend, Fran decides to take some money of her and Maxwell's joint account to finance the play. But neither Fran nor Niles have a name in the market, so they pass as C.C. and Maxwell and produce the play under Sheffield-Babcock Productions. Unfortunately, they're fined 250,000 dollars and find themselves with no solution but revealing the truth to Maxwell. Fran appeals to C.C.'s efforts to befriend with her (because Maxwell threatened to end their business partnership if she didn't solve her issues with Fran) to soft the shock. She's not so lucky with Max, who gets furious. Nevertheless, he helps them produce the play. After the premiere, Fran encourages Niles to tell h

The episode was rated #6 Best episode of The Nanny from 54 votes.

The Nanny - S5E23

#7 - The Wedding (Part 2)

8.03

Season 5 - Episode 23

Finally, after 5 long years, the wedding day has arrived. Fran spends her last night as a single woman at her mom's house, where Sylvia reads her a letter she wrote to Fran when Fran was born. They both cry. Just a few moments before the wedding, Maxwell's sister Jocelyn tells Fran that the social differences between she and Maxwell will ruin their marriage as it did to hers. At the ceremony, Ms. Babcock tries to give it one last shot and pretends being the bride, but it doesn't work. Fran doesn't show up at the altar, leaving everybody apprehensive about what happened to her. Sylvia goes to her dressing room and finds Fran crying on the couch. Maxwell arrives and Fran tells him that their marriage will never work and decides it will be better if they cancelled it. Max tells Fran that what happened with his sister will not happen to them, because they love each other. He tells Fran all the wonderful things she has and says he will never get bored with them. The wedding proceeds, and Fr

The episode was rated #7 Best episode of The Nanny from 58 votes.

The Nanny - S6E19

#8 - The Dummy Twins

8.03

Season 6 - Episode 19

Ms. Babcock finds Niles's proposal pathetic and laughable. Fran tries to contour the situation and teaches Niles a better way for him to start things with Ms. Babcock – call her by her first name, or take her out to a romantic dinner. During the dinner, Niles gets nervous and proposes two more times. C.C. won't let it go and keeps rubbing it into his face, until Niles is fed up and decides to quit, for he can no longer live under such humiliating circumstances. Neither Fran nor Maxwell can do anything to make him stay, and even C.C.'s promise to let it go count for nothing. Finally, Niles tells C.C. she's pathetic and lonely, and will spend the rest of her life waiting for a man that will never come, until one day she looks back and sees she wasted her entire life. Niles storms out and C.C. realizes what he said is true. She decides to move on and quit too. At night, while fighting over some dummy twins the doctor gave Fran, she and Max go to Niles's room and find him and C.C. sleeping

The episode was rated #8 Best episode of The Nanny from 63 votes.

The Nanny - S2E24

#9 - Strange Bedfellows

7.98

Season 2 - Episode 24

Fran attends the nanny retirement party for one of her friends. After drinking too much, she ends up in Mr. Sheffield's bedroom that night. The two try to determine whether or not anything happened between them.

The episode was rated #9 Best episode of The Nanny from 80 votes.

The Nanny - S5E11

#10 - Rash to Judgment

7.96

Season 5 - Episode 11

Val has two tickets for Michael Bolton's album premiere party, so Fran asks Mr. Sheffield on a romantic date. She's terrified with a weird rash that appeared all over her body, and rushes to the hospital after Mr. Sheffield decides to take her up to a room for their first intimate night together. She gets a cortisone shot from an inexperienced doctor, which makes Fran swells like a balloon. The romantic night is ruined, thanks to Sylvia's squash-filled pasta that gave Fran the allergic reaction.

The episode was rated #10 Best episode of The Nanny from 83 votes.

#11 - The Ex-Niles
7.95
Season 5 - Episode 5

Fran and C.C. agree to let Dr. Joyce Brothers decide who's the better woman for Maxwell; Niles quits after he's denied a raise, a demand based on his faulty impression of Fran's salary.

The episode was rated #1 Best episode of The Nanny from 80 votes.

#12 - The Nuchshlep
7.95
Season 1 - Episode 4

Fran and Maggie end up fighting after Maggie's boyfriend gets interested in Fran. Maxwell gives C.C. a dog for her birthday.

The episode was rated #2 Best episode of The Nanny from 166 votes.

#13 - Maggie's Wedding
7.94
Season 6 - Episode 21

Michael got a modeling job in Japan, so he proposes to Maggie so they don't have to be apart. Maxwell has a hard time accepting the fact that his little daughter has grown into a mature woman, but eventually comes to terms with Michael. On the wedding day, Fran finds out Michael's cousin is James Brolin, Barbara Streisand's husband, and that Barbara herself is coming to the ceremony. Fran is in such shock for finally meeting her idol that has contractions and is rushed to the hospital. It's all a false alarm, but Fran does not want to stay in the hospital while Barbara is at her house. She sneaks out, but when she gets home there's nobody there. Max calls the house and reveals Fran he planned a little surprise for her: he took Barbara to the hospital. Fran doesn't forgive her, but the wedding goes on and Maggie finally marries the man of her life.

The episode was rated #3 Best episode of The Nanny from 65 votes.

#14 - Fran's Gotta Have It
7.94
Season 4 - Episode 26

Mr. Sheffield is going to London to convince Celine Dion into doing Broadway. Fran decides to go after him and take advantage of the romantic scenario to solve their situation once and for all. After a romantic afternoon together, Max and Fran go back to the hotel and almost sleep together, if it wasn't for him backing out in the last minute. Insulted, offended and tired of all the cat and mouse play, Fran decides to leave him before it's too late for her to marry anybody. But they receive a phone call from NY saying that Niles just suffered a heart attack. Fran decides to stay and help while Niles recovers, giving Mr. Sheffield another chance to make a commitment. Meanwhile, C.C. is surprisingly sad after Niles's attack and even drops by at the hospital to bring him some flowers. She reveals to Fran that deep down she doesn't hate Niles as much as it seems.

The episode was rated #4 Best episode of The Nanny from 80 votes.

#15 - A Fine Friendship
7.93
Season 2 - Episode 19

Grace has a friend over and Fran meets his nanny. It's Kurt Jacobs, a very attractive man, who Fran treats as one of her girlfriends because she thinks he's gay. When he makes a move on her she freaks out (after all, this is a guy who's seen her without makeup on!). They still go out on a few dates, but it doesn't work out. Meanwhile, Gracie thinks she's pregnant after being late to watch The Lion King and overhearing Fran say women who are late are pregnant. And Niles tries to point out to both Fran and Mr. Sheffield how "the last apple is only missed after it's gone".

The episode was rated #5 Best episode of The Nanny from 94 votes.

#16 - Green Card
7.92
Season 3 - Episode 25

Brighton is failing French in school so Mr. Sheffield hires a tutor for him. His tutor is incredibly good looking and attractive, and Fran wastes no time in flirting with him. He quickly proposes to her, something Mr. Sheffield thinks is quite suspicious since he doesn't have a green card. But Fran doesn't listen to him until she finds out Philippe has made a pass on C.C. and only proposed to her to stay in the country. She dumps him and Mr. Sheffield takes Fran out to console her.

The episode was rated #6 Best episode of The Nanny from 77 votes.

#17 - My Fair Nanny
7.92
Season 1 - Episode 3

Fran hosts a tea party for Maggie and her friends in order to make Maggie fit in, but Maxwell is worried that Fran's lack of class may ruin the sofisticated party.

The episode was rated #7 Best episode of The Nanny from 184 votes.

#18 - The Two Mrs. Sheffields
7.91
Season 3 - Episode 9

Fran fights with a woman over flowers at a store, but this woman turns out to be Mr. Sheffield's mother who's in town visiting! She annoys everyone in the house except for C.C., who right away tells her that Fran has her eye on Maxwell. Mrs. Sheffield tells his son to get rid of the nanny, but Maxwell proposes to Fran instead just to tease his mother. When Fran realizes the proposal isn't real, she decides to play with Mr. Sheffield and make him feel guilty for the fake proposal.

The episode was rated #8 Best episode of The Nanny from 103 votes.

#19 - I Don't Remember Mama
7.91
Season 1 - Episode 22

Fran convinces Maxwell and the children to celebrate mothers' day, by taking Grace to a mother-daughter beauty pageant, but another contestant complains about Fran not being Grace's mother, which makes Grace run home crying.

The episode was rated #9 Best episode of The Nanny from 113 votes.

#20 - Danny's Dead and Who's Got The Will?
7.91
Season 4 - Episode 12

Danny Imperiali, Fran's former fiance, is dead. At his funeral (while comforting Danny's widow Heather Biblow), she meets a Jewish man who is ignored by his former lover's family and got nothing after he died. Afraid the same thing will happen to her, Fran stands up for herself and imposes Mr. Sheffield to do something. Afraid his grandmother (who's in town visiting), might judge him and remove him from her will, Mr. Sheffield does nothing, so Fran quits. When he realizes he might have lost Fran forever, Mr. Sheffield goes after her and takes back taking back saying he loved her.

The episode was rated #10 Best episode of The Nanny from 88 votes.

Last updated: mar 02, 2021

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Am I the only one who thinks comedy/sitcoms were better in general when they didn´t grew on trees? Up to today "The Nanny" still is one of my all time favs. Although you knew from the start of the show were it would lead, and although they were using about every possible cliché, the characters grew on me and I not only watched for the good comedy it was but to see how the story and the characters evolved. Today, whenever I happen to find an episode running, and it is still running somewhere, I can´t resist to watch.

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Best TV show EVER !

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I watched season 1 with my sister and laughed quite often, but I don't see myself watching six seasons of it.

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Muy entretenida. Recomendable para cualquier amante de las comedias.

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