Saturday, November 6, 2010

The Nanny

The Nanny's theme song, "The Nanny Named Fran", which was written and performed by Ann Hampton Callaway, replaced the former theme song in syndicated reruns of the pilot episode.

"The Nanny" Promo Video

The Nanny is an American television sitcom first aired from November 3, 1993, to May 12, 1999, and starred Fran Drescher as Fran Fine, a Jewish Queens native who becomes the nanny of three children from the New York/British upper class.  

Fran Drescher created and was executive producer, taking much of its inspiration from her personal life, involving characteristics based on friends and friends, including Fran Fine's parents, Sylvia and Morty, and grandmother Yetta, who all were named after their real-life counterparts.

The show earned a Rose d'Or and one Emmy Award, out of a total of thirteen nominations, and Fran Drescher was twice nominated for a Golden Globe as well as for an Emmy. The sitcom has also served as inspiration for several foreign adaptations.

Funny moments from "The Nanny"

During it's six-season run, The Nanny maintained the same core characters, although a large number of guest stars and recurring characters were introduced through the years.


Fran Fine

Fran Drescher

Maxwell Sheffield

Charles Shaughnessy


Daniel Davis

C.C. Babcock

Lauren Lane

Maggie Sheffield

Nicholle Tom

Brighton Sheffield

Benjamin Salisbury

Gracie Sheffield

Madeline Zima

Sylvia Fine

Renée Taylor

Yetta Rosenberg

Ann Morgan Guilbert

Val Toriello

Rachel Chagall
Cast list source:  Wikipedia

Early The Nanny episodes were shot in front of a live studio audience on Stage 6 at the Culver Studios, however, during later seasons the taping was no longer performed before an audience.

My favorite running gag of the show was Fran lying about her age . . . followed by  Maxwell's rivalry with Broadway producer Andrew Lloyd Webber, Sylvia's obsession with food and Fran's obsession with Barbra Streisand.

In my opinion, the best storyline was the season 3 finale where Maxwell tells Fran he loves her, but takes it back in the Season 4 premiere.

The sitcom is currently in syndication on TV Land.

The Nanny Official Website


Grampy said...

Don't tell anyone, but I had a crush on her when her show was running. Love your blog.

Gina Alfani said...

LOL . . . thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment!

Our Crazy Bunch said...

I love this show. Still watch it when its on. I'm a new follower from the Tuesday hop. Hope you can stop by my blog.

Java said...

Hi Gina!

Thanks for stopping by the Over 40 Bloggers I added your blog to the list!!

Thanks for joining the party!

Hope you get lots of followers from it! Including me!! Please follow me back if you haven’t done so already!!

Be sure to come by on Sunday for the Meet Me On Monday Blog Hop!

I love your blog! I can relate to EVERYTHING here! The Nanny was one of my favorite shows...I still watch the reruns!

Have a great day!!

djpr said...

Okay, I'm hooked! Great posts so far, I'll have to come back later and catch up, but this is a fave. My daughter and I are addicted to this show still. She's 18 and wants Fran's hair AND wardrobe! Every time we go shopping she's on the lookout for "Fran clothes" it's hilarious! We've stayed up til sunrise watching reruns!


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