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The Nanny
First Aired: November 3rd, 1993
Status: Ended
Genre: Comedy
Air Time: Wednesday, 08:00 PM
Network: CBS
Summary: 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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Season 6
The Honeymoon's Overboard
Episode 1: The Honeymoon's Overboard
Air Date: September 30th, 1998, 08:00 PM
Summary: Fran and Maxwell find themselves alone in a deserted island after falling off their honeymoon yacht. While the rest of the family is worried if they're still alive, Fran and Max have to learn how to survive without the luxuries of their NY mansion. Fran can't stop complaining, and just when they're ready to take the step they've waited 6 years to take, something bits Maxwell, making him ill. Thank goodness the same thing happened on The Young and the Restless, so she knows how to take care of him. C.C. feels guilty because she wished them dead, and rents a chopper to go after them with Sylvia. Luckily they're found safe and sound, and they return home to finally consummate their wedding.
Fran Gets Shushed
Episode 2: Fran Gets Shushed
Air Date: October 7th, 1998, 08:00 PM
Summary: When Maxwell shushes Fran on their first night together in their bedroom, she hits the roof, refusing to keep her voice down. They resolve the argument by agreeing that the key to a successful marriage is compromise, and Fran vows to be more demure while Maxwell promises to be less uptight. They try to adopt their new personalities during an important business dinner at which Maxwell is trying to win the rights to a new book.
Once a Secretary, Always a Secretary
Episode 3: Once a Secretary, Always a Secretary
Air Date: October 14th, 1998, 08:00 PM
Summary: Brighton wants to go to Atlantic City, and after his father says no he goes to Fran for help. But Maxwell is implacable and won't give in, so Brighton plays Fran against him saying he doesn't respect her or her opinion. Maxwell calls Fran the nanny and Sylvia advices Fran to hold up on "the bing-bing", but Fran can't. Her solution - hire a new nanny and act more like a wife. But Fran can't fit in among the snobbish country club people, and decides she should be in the house, both as nanny and as wife, since it was her (as the nanny) whom Maxwell fell in love with in the first place.
Sara's Parents
Episode 4: Sara's Parents
Air Date: October 21st, 1998, 08:00 PM
Summary: Sara's parents are visiting, and Max is afraid they might not like Fran, as he never told them about the marriage. Fran tries to do all the right things, but can't get it right. After she surprises them with the adoption plans, she gets the impression they will investigate her. Fran goes to Sylvia and Val for advice, but Sylvia's new sugar-free diet affects her ability to think. Finally, Fran decides to tell Max all he doesn't know about her, but he says he already knew that as he did a background check after she was hired. Finally, Fran opens her heart to Sara's parents, and they finally agree on the adoption. Meanwhile, Yetta thinks Niles is her husband, and C.C. take advantage of Fran's problems to mock her.
Maggie's Boyfriend
Episode 5: Maggie's Boyfriend
Air Date: October 28th, 1998, 08:00 PM
Summary: Maggie wants to bring home her new boyfriend Michael, but is afraid of how her father will behave in front of him. She asks Fran for help, but Maxwell is a little too stubborn. During dinner, Fran is extremely pleased with Michael - he's a male model, he makes about US$800,000 a year (for Niles's desperation), his father is a doctor and he's Jewish! Everything Fran could ever hope for Maggie! Maggie also breaks the news that she's moving in with Michael, but Maxwell won't let her. He and Fran fight, and Sylvia advises Fran to support him. Fran goes to Michael's place, and tries playing guilt on Maggie, but it doesn't work. Maxwell arrives and they act a scene in which they place poor Maggie as a reason of a possible break up. The plan works and she returns home.
I'm Pregnant
Episode 6: I'm Pregnant
Air Date: November 4th, 1998, 08:00 PM
Summary: Fran walks in Maggie and Michael in bed together, and as she tries to cover it, Maxwell also walks in. He forbids Maggie to do that in the house, and Fran has to convince him to forgive Maggie. Just as she is dressing her up as the young, innocent, non-active Maggie he always knew, Maggie drops the bomb - she might be pregnant! Fran and Maggie work together on buying a home pregnancy test and hiding it from everybody, but once again Maxwell finds out and has them go see a gynecologist. The results come back negative for Maggie, but the doctor suspects Fran might be the one bringing new people to the world. She comes home very excited to share the news with Max, but before she does he tells her what a relief it is not to have a baby since he's not ready to share her yet. Fran decides to keep her secret. To be continued…
Mom's the Word
Episode 7: Mom's the Word
Air Date: November 11st, 1998, 08:00 PM
Summary: Fran is very excited about her pregnancy, but worries about Maxwell's reaction since he said a baby was he last thing they needed in their lives. While trying to tell him, Fran gets upset and storms out of the house to chill her mind at Central Park. There, while talking to a fellow mother who took her kids to the park, Fran feels abdominal pains and is rushed to the hospital, where she and Maxwell – who's now happy about the baby - fear for their baby. To Be Continued...
Making Whoopi
Episode 8: Making Whoopi
Air Date: November 18th, 1998, 08:00 PM
Summary: Fran's devastated after hearing from Dr. Reynolds she was never pregnant at all, that it was a false positive. Maxwell keeps hiding her pregnancy tests to avoid further sadness, and even invites Fran and her relatives to join him on his special appearance on the Hollywood Squares. Val, Sylvia and Yetta advise Fran to go see a herbalist to help Maxwell's swimmers. At the herbal store, Fran buys a special shake that will help Maxwell's little swimmers swim faster and some special cookies that will make them hot for each other. The shake doesn't help, so Dr. Reynolds prescribes hormones for Fran, who also buys an ovulation kit. Her timing couldn't be worse when she starts ovulating right when Maxwell is up on the squares. But nothing that Whoopi Goldberg's dressing room can't fix. Meanwhile, C.C. and Niles accidentally eat the special cookies and feel hot for each other, and Val quits her brightness pills because it was making her too gassy.
Oh, Say, Can You Ski?
Episode 9: Oh, Say, Can You Ski?
Air Date: November 25th, 1998, 08:00 PM
Summary: Fran's obsessed about getting pregnant, so Max decides to take her up to a ski trip in Aspen to get her mind off it a little. He arranges for them to be at the First Family's table on his gala dinner, but advices Fran about all the things she's forbidden to talk about in their presence. Maxwell is the one who ends up embarrassing himself for a change. While practicing for skiing with the president, Fran and Max get lost in a cage, where they decide to "warm" each other. Fran catches a cold, but the pharmacy won't give her the antibiotics until they run a few tests. When the results come back, Fran discovers that she is pregnant!
The Hanukkah Story
Episode 10: The Hanukkah Story
Air Date: December 16th, 1998, 08:00 PM
Summary: Fran's excited about celebrating her first Hanukkah with Maxwell, only he has to drive to Boston on business, and takes C.C. and Gracie with him. During their drive, the car goes off the road and Fran is left with no news on them, except that the snowstorm is really bad and they might not last long. While waiting outside the house, a nun comes by and they pray together. Max, Gracie and C.C. return home safe and sound, proving miracles do exist. The car oil lasted for eight hours instead of one, just like in Hanukkah.
The In-Law Who Came Forever
Episode 11: The In-Law Who Came Forever
Air Date: January 6th, 1999, 08:00 PM
Summary: Aunt Freida decides to get back at Sylvia for not letting her sing at the wedding and buys her condo, leaving her with no place to go. Sylvia and Morty move in to the Sheffield mansion. At first, Fran is worried about how Maxwell is going to take it, and happy about having her mom around like old times. But Maxwell surprisingly takes it well as Sylvia spoils him like the mother he never had. Fran, on the other hand, starts remembering all the annoying things about living with her mom, and decides she must convince Freida to give her mother's condo back. They make some alterations on the wedding video to make it look like Freida sang on it, and the two sisters-in-law make up. Meanwhile, Niles experiments being a model for a day.
The Fran in the Mirror
Episode 12: The Fran in the Mirror
Air Date: January 20th, 1999, 08:00 PM
Summary: Maxwell's old college friend Rodney Pembrook is in town, and asks Maxwell to loan him one million dollars. Before they close the deal, Maxwell has to fly London for business, and Rodney takes the chance to get the money from Fran. C.C. tries to stop her from writing him the check, but Fran puts her foot down saying she's his wife now and should be involved with the finances. After she gives him the check, Maxwell's sister arrives saying Rodney is flat broke and has been ripping money off anyone he cans. Now Fran has to find a way to get the money back before Max returns. She goes after Rodney, who tries to give her the check back, but Fran is touched by his arguments and decides to let him keep the money. When Max finds out he's furious, but luckily Rodney was telling the truth and the investment gave Max a 500,000 dollar profit. Meanwhile, Niles inherits a royal title and starts acting like a millionaire, only to find out the title is worthless and he just covered himself in debts. An
The Yummy Mummy
Episode 13: The Yummy Mummy
Air Date: February 3rd, 1999, 08:00 PM
Summary: After Fran undergoes a sonogram, Dr. Reynolds delivers some exciting news to the proud parents-to-be. Meanwhile, Fran's feelings are hurt when Brighton goes on a tour of Ivy League universities and denies her request to accompany him. Fearing that Brighton thinks she is too stupid to meet his friends, Fran seeks advice on how to "sound intelligent" from Lynn Redgrave, who is visiting Maxwell to discuss a new play.
California Here We Come
Episode 14: California Here We Come
Air Date: March 31st, 1999, 08:00 PM
Summary: Maxwell is offered to turn one of his failed plays into a movie, and tells Fran they might be moving to California! The deal is quickly changed from a movie to a sitcom, and Fran's afraid the news is going to devastate her mother. Sylvia takes the news surprisingly good. In fact, too good, leaving Fran suspicious about her. She goes to the Chatterbox after Sylvia, but Libby, the local yenta, tells her Sylvia's been seeing a doctor three times a week. Fran confronts Sylvia about her health and discovers Sylvia's been having an affair with her doctor, and that's why she doesn't want to move to California with Fran!
The Finale (Part 1)
Episode 15: The Finale (Part 1)
Air Date: May 12nd, 1999, 08:00 PM
Summary: With the upcoming end of her pregnancy, Fran's feeling a little fat and overweight, and worries if she'll ever fit in her clothes again as she packs for the move. The Sheffields host their first anniversary party, where the entire family reunites before they move to Beverly Hills. While Fran and Max are nothing but happiness, Niles fears for his future with C.C. Once again he proposes, and once again she flees. Fran runs after her and they both get stuck in the elevator. When things can't get any worse, they get - Fran goes into labor! Maxwell and Niles finally arrive with help to get Fran and C.C. out of the elevator. The elevator repairman can't get the door open, but when C.C. says she'd be happy to marry Niles he opens it with no tools! They're all happy and ecstatic about Niles and C.C.'s engagement and forget Fran in the elevator, but Maxwell opens up the door and off to the hospital they go. To be continued...
The Finale (Part 2)
Episode 16: The Finale (Part 2)
Air Date: May 12nd, 1999, 08:00 PM
Summary: At the hospital, Fran is in her room and her mother and grandmother pay her a visit. "Three generations of Fine women", Sylvia says. Neither she nor Yetta thought they'd live to see Fran having babies. They leave and C.C. comes to talk with Fran. She's wonder why she's still sick even after saying yes to Niles. Fran's big moment comes, and Niles and C.C. decide to get married right there. The minister pronounces C.C. – Chastity Claire, that is – and Niles husband and wife. Everyone leaves and Fran finally gives birth to a twin couple - Jonah Samuel and Eve Katherine. A few days later, they all take Maggie and Brighton to the airport as they leave to Europe. It's hard for Fran saying goodbye to the children she considers being her own. But they leave. Now it's time for them to leave too – to California. Everything is packed up, and Fran's the last one to leave the house. As she walks to the door, she finds the "Shades of the Orient" valise she used after she was fired from Danny's bridal
Ma'ternal Affairs
Episode 17: Ma'ternal Affairs
Air Date: June 2nd, 1999, 08:00 PM
Summary: Fran decides to do a little investigation on the man her mother is seeing, and discovers him to be a lovely man. Sylvia finds out she was at the doctor's office and breaks up with Fran. Fran then decides to give her father a few hints for pleasing Sylvia and turn their boring marriage around. The two couples go out for dinner, and Morty runs into Dr. Razzo in the men's room. Fran tries to talk her father into not giving up on Sylvia, and Dr. Razzo supports her. Morty goes back to the table and sings a romantic song for his wife, solving once and for all their marital conflicts. Meanwhile, Niles makes his stage debut on Gracie's school play – and makes a fool of himself.
The Producers
Episode 18: The Producers
Air Date: June 9th, 1999, 08:00 PM
Summary: 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 Dummy Twins
Episode 19: The Dummy Twins
Air Date: June 16th, 1999, 08:00 PM
Summary: 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
Yetta's Letters
Episode 20: Yetta's Letters
Air Date: June 16th, 1999, 08:00 PM
Summary: While still shocked about finding out Niles and C.C.'s secret affair, Fran and Maxwell worry about something else - it seems like Max's biggest chance to beat Andrew Lloyd Weber at the Tonys is going to be wasted, since he can't get a decent play script and thus won't open any new shows. Fran shows him Yetta's old love letters she wrote to a waiter she met on the ship that brought her from Romania, but Maxwell doesn't think those will make a good play. The letters get accidentally sent to Andrew Lloyd Weber's office and he tries to buy the play rights for Yetta's letters, but Maxwell steps in – thanks to Sylvia's power of attorney – and opens one of the most exciting plays of the season!
Maggie's Wedding
Episode 21: Maggie's Wedding
Air Date: June 23rd, 1999, 08:00 PM
Summary: 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 Baby Shower
Episode 22: The Baby Shower
Air Date: June 23rd, 1999, 08:00 PM
Summary: 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.
Episode 23: The Nanny Reunion - A Nosh to Remember (1)
Air Date: December 6th, 2004, 08:00 PM
Summary: The Nanny gang comes back to say hi and catch up on old times, and watch bloopers.
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