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The Nanny

The Nanny Dates : 1993 - 1999
146 episodes of 22 min
First broadcasting : 16 janvier 1995
Creator(s) : Fran Drescher, Peter Marc Jacobson
Producer(s) : Fran Drescher, Jeffrey B. Hodes
Music : "The Nanny", par Ann Hampton Callaway
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French Traduire


Fran Fine, a whiny, nasal-voiced Jewish woman from Flushing, New York, has just been fired from her job and abandoned by her boyfriend. She ends up selling cosmetics in Manhattan. This takes her to the home of Maxwell Sheffield, a rich, widowed English Broadway producer. She is mistaken to be applying for the job of nanny to Maxwell's three children and is hired for that purpose. She becomes quite attached to the children, Maggie, Brighton, and Grace, and becomes great friends with the butler, Niles. There is sexual tension between her and Mr. Sheffield, which is complicated by the fact that his partner, C.C. Babcock, likes him.

The Actors

Fran Drescher - Fran Fine

Fran Drescher

(Fran Fine)

Charles Shaughnessy - Maxwell Sheffield

Charles Shaughnessy

(Maxwell Sheffield)

Lauren Lane - Chastity Claire

Lauren Lane

(Chastity Claire "C.C." Babcock)

Nicholle Tom - Margaret

Nicholle Tom

(Margaret "Maggie" Sheffield)

Daniel Davis - Niles

Daniel Davis


Benjamin Salisbury - Brighton Sheffield

Benjamin Salisbury

(Brighton Sheffield)

Madeline Zima - Grace Sheffield

Madeline Zima

(Grace Sheffield)


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In Italy, where the show is broadcast with the title "La Tata", Fran's name is Francesca and her origins are not Jewish but Italian (from Frosinone in Ciociaria, to be more precise).

The dog "Chester", which appeared as CC's dog in many episodes, was actually Fran Drescher's dog, Chester.

When CC gets sent to the sanitarium, Lauren Lane was actually off for the birth of her child.

In one episode Fran Drescher plays a guest character named Bobbi Fleckman. Fran Drescher played Bobbi Fleckman in This Is Spinal Tap (1984).

Fran Drescher guest-starred as herself on the penultimate episode, reminding Fran Fine Sheffield and the audience not to miss the series' finale the next week.

Several episodes were shelved after the network decided to have the show cancelled.

When the show was broadcast in the UK, many viewers wrote in to chide Charles Shaughnessy over his "fake" English accent, and suggested he practice with co-star Daniel Davis on how to do a proper English accent. The cast found this quite amusing, as Schaughnessy is a native Englishman born in London, while Davis is an American born in Arkansas.

Fran is short for Francine (also Fran Drescher's real name)

During the show's six season run, both Lauren Lane and Rachel Chagall became pregnant twice on the show. But unlike other sitcoms, that hid their pregnant actresses behind props or had them sitting, producers of this show made no attempt to hide or explain the growing bellies, except for one episode were C.C. makes a reference to Elaine on _"Sienfeld"(1990)_ being hidden by props when she became pregnant and she is jokingly hiding herself with props.

Ann Morgan Guilbert is only 5 years older than her daughter on the show Renee Taylor.

"The Nanny" was more of a family affair than most shows since Fran Drescher's company produced the show and hired many friends and relatives to be regulars, guest stars and production staff. The show was also on six years without a major change in casting which was due in part to the congenial working conditions on the set of the show.

To cover Lauren Lane's possible absence during the end of her pregnancy, a storyline was introduced featuring CC taking a trip to an insane asylum.


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