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This is a list of the episodes of the CBS television sitcom The Nanny. There are a total of 146 episodes in this series.

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Season 1 (1993-1994)

22 episodes

Episode number Summary Original airdate
1 The Nanny Fran Fine works at a bridal shop with her best friend Val, and her boyfriend. Her boyfriend kicks her out in one of those crushing scenes so another girl, Heather, (Pamela Anderson) can get the job. Fran goes to the Sheffield's door selling cosmetics, but Niles the butler thinks she is there to apply for the job as nanny. Fran jumps at the chance! Fran meets everybody in the household and Maggie Sheffield, the oldest daughter, begins to bond with Fran. Maxwell Sheffield, the children's father, doesn't want to make her his permanent nanny but agrees to a trial period. There is a "party" and Fran takes the kids, only to be fired when Maggie is caught having her first kiss with one of the catering staff after the party. Fran goes home, only to be rehired when Maxwell wants to give her another chance. Guest stars: James Marsden as Eddie, Jonathan Penner, Dee Dee Rescher. November 3, 1993
2 Smoke Gets in Your Lies Brighton seeks popularity at school. Fran and Val tell him about a boy in their middle school who was the coolest kid around—he smoked, drank, and even had tattoos. Brighton tries smoking, but gets caught. Fran realizes that the problem is her fault, and fears Brighton will turn her in...but he goes against character and keeps the secret. It just may mean that the children are beginning to like Fran! First appearance of Ann Guilbert as Grandma Yetta Rosenberg. Cameo: Carol Channing. November 10, 1993
3 My Fair Nanny Maxwell decides to throw a party to woo a wealthy woman to produce his play. Fran jumps at the chance to plan a High Tea for mothers and daughters, but C.C. fears that Fran's wacky ways will ruin the party. Fran is tutored to be a socialite and manages to impress the ladies. Unfortunately, Maggie reveals that none of the daughters are happy! Fran changes back into "Nanny-mode" and turns the boring party into a great time. Guest Stars: Nikki Cox, Magda Harout, Dorothy Lyman November 17, 1993
4 The Nuchslep Maxwell won't let Maggie go on a date without supervision, so Fran is forced to go. Maggie is fine with this arrangement...but her boyfriend (guest star James Marsden) seems to like Fran better! November 24, 1993
5 Here Comes the Brood C.C. takes the kids on a trip to the zoo to prove that she is just as motherly as Fran. While there, everyone has a miserable time. When Grace points out that Fran is always fun to be with, C.C. nastily tells her that Fran only loves the children because she is paid to do so. Grace runs away from home-to Fran's mother's apartment. They then go off to a family wedding, where Fran promises Grace that she "doesn't get paid extra for loving her." She then threatens to beat C.C. up if she "ever hurts (her) kids again, they'll be wiping your blue blood off the walls." Guest Stars: Allen Bloomfield, Blake McIver Ewing, and Lila Garrett December 6, 1993
6 The Butler, the Husband, the Wife and Her Mother Fran's wealthy and obnoxious cousin comes to town, bragging about her great life. When she appears, Fran pretends that she owns the Sheffield's home. To do that, Niles pretends to be Mr. Sheffield...which means that Maxwell must pretend to be Niles! Things only get more complicated when the Butler's Association comes to evaluate "Niles." In the end, all is revealed, and Fran's cousin is impressed by the family. December 8, 1993
7 Imaginary Friend Little Grace has an imaginary friend, whom she brings with her everywhere. Fran goes along with the charade-until the day when all "three" of them are baking cookies in the kitchen and Grace claims that Fran killed her friend! A visit to Grace's psychiatrist (guest star Cristine Rose) reveals the real reason behind the strange situation: Grace's "friend" appeared when she lost her mother, and this void is now being filled by Fran. Meanwhile, Maggie is learning to play the piano. December 15, 1993
8 Christmas Episode After Niles tells Fran that Mr. Sheffield gives big Christmas bonuses, she buys everyone expensive presents on credit. When her "bonus" turns out to be a vase, Fran must pawn an antique watch to pay for everything. Meanwhile, she must deal with the fact that Grace does not believe in Santa Claus-Maxwell's "personal shopper" buys for the kids-and that he will be leaving on business for Christmas Day. In the end, Maxwell buys Fran her watch back and stays home due to him sitting on Fran's vase, reaffirming Grace's belief in St. Nick...who appears to room with Maxwell at the hospital! December 22, 1993
9 Personal Business Soap actor Brock Storm is going to star in Mr. Sheffield's show, but only if Mr. Sheffield sets him up with the nanny. Guest star: Stephen Nichols December 29, 1993
10 The Nanny-in-Law Mr. Sheffield's childhood nanny (guest star Cloris Leachman) comes to town. Maxwell recalls how strict she was, and fears that she will dislike Fran. His guess proves correct, and she quickly assumes power over the children, making them dress alike and work on strict schedules. When Fran reveals that her methods make the children happy, though, Maxwell's nanny realizes that Fran might be the best kind of caretaker. January 12, 1994
11 A Plot for Nanny Fran starts dating a funeral director who decides to take a new career path to clown school. Guest Star: Matt McCoy) January 19, 1994
12 The Show Must Go On When Grace's school puts on a play, Fran Takes Maxwell to the school meeting, They want Maxwell to produce. Fran ends up being the producer and when Maxwell (who didn't want to produce) sees that Fran isn't doing the best job, he set off to be the new producer, leaving Fran feeling left out. Fran, who is now the director, thinks Max is to hard on the kids. Gracie ends up not wanting to act and Maxwell admits he was wrong to push so hard. meanwhile, C.C. takes care of a little kid belonging to a wealthy family. January 26, 1994
13 Maggie the Model Maxwell's play involves a modeling agent. When the agent seems to want Maggie to model, Maggie can't wait. Maggie, who is following the agent's every step, leaves Fran feeling left out. But Maggie's pictures don't go as planned... Guest Stars: Andy Dick, Lesley-Anne Down, Anthony Cistaro and Victoria Hulett February 2, 1994
14 The Family Plumbing The household plumbing is not working, and Fran convinces Maxwell to hire her cousin, who brings his pre-teen granddaughter along. Brighton is smitten, and manages to get to first base with her! Maxwell is proud...but at the same time, he is furious that Maggie is trying to date boys. Fran protests this double standard, and Maxwell relents. Guest Stars: Louis Guss, Jackie Tohn, Melanie Good and Laurelyn Scharkey February 9, 1994
15 Deep Throat Fran must go to hospital to under-go an operation by taking her tonsils out. Meanwhile C.C. is going to her sorority reunion and ask Maxwell to be her escort but he must stay at the hospital to keep Fran company. At the hospital, once under medication, Fran says "Shister Mettfield, I love you." leaving Max under the impression Fran is in love with him. After stressing the whole surgery about it with Niles, it turns out she was saying that to everyone. March 2, 1994
16 Schlepped Away After everyone decides to go on a holiday to the Caribbean, they make a quick stop at Sylvia's, only to find they must stay there due to a strong blizzard. Guest Star: Gregg Rogell March 9, 1994
17 Stop the Wedding, I Want to Get Off Maxwell's sister is going to marry a Duke of Salisbury, but Fran's instinct tells her his sister loves her driver. Guest Stars: Twiggy Lawson, Leigh Lawson and Lane Davies March 16, 1994
18 Sunday in the Park with Fran Mr Sheffield's play will only be a hit if a certain reviewer says it will be a hit, but after taking Frank Bradley's son to the park, Fran makes a mess when she hits Frank's son with a baguette. Bonus: During the end credits, Fran Drescher dances with Dan Aykroyd. Also, Fran and Maxwell share their first kiss. Guest Stars: Eric Braeden, Miko Hughes, Tia Riebling and Nick Salamone; Cameo: Dan Aykroyd March 23, 1994
19 The Gym Teacher Maggie hates her gym teacher, but Fran says she cannot be even close to as bad as her old gym teacher, so Fran recommends that she fake injury to get out of class. This works for a while, until the teacher reveals that Maggie must pass a fitness test or get a failing grade! Fran decides to drop in on the teacher...only to discover that it is her teacher from years ago (guest star Rita Moreno) Fran trains Maggie for the test, and both fail horribly-but in the end, the teacher starts choking, and Fran saves her life in exchange for a passing grade! April 6, 1994
20 Ode to Barbra Joan C.C.'s father is arriving, and C.C. talks about how cold and emotionless he is. To everyone's surprise, he proves to be kind-hearted and loving. C.C. claims she does not want to spend time with him, so Fran begins to bond with Mr. Babcock. He lavishes gifts on her making her the Daughter C.C. wasn't... gifts including exclusive tickets and backstage passes to a Barbra Streisand concert! Though Fran is dying to go, she realizes that C.C. is jealous, and painfully gives up the tickets (and her dress) to help the Babcocks. Guest star: Robert Culp. April 13, 1994
21 Frannie's Choice Fran is proposed to by her ex-fiancée Danny. Will she go, or will she stay with Maxwell and kids- she doesn't know. Though she desperately wants to marry, she realises that she has outgrown Danny and ends up staying with the family (who were praying that she didn't go). Guest Star: Jonathan Penner April 27, 1994
22 I Don't Remember Mama It's Mother's Day and Mr Sheffield is doing everything he can to keep the kids' minds off their mother, with a heart-warming surprise, there's a mother-daughter beauty pageant at a country club That Maxwell takes them to get their minds off Mother's Day. Gracie wants to enter, and Fran decides to be her "mother". Maxwell disapproves and thinks it will only lead to heartache for Gracie. Things get a little sticky when The pageant directors find out Fran is only her nanny, but after Gracie runs off screaming "I don't have a mother, she died," Fran and Gracie end up being in the show. Guest stars: Patti LaBelle, Leann Hunley, Madison Wright, Kimberly Ali and Miriam Flynn. May 16, 1994

Season 2 (1994-1995)

26 episodes

Episode number Season number Summary Original airdate
23 1 Fran-Lite The children are heading back to school, but Brighton refuses to go back because he feels he's "small" in middle school. Fran misconceives this when Brighton tells her he was in the locker room at the time, to which Fran describes to Mr. Sheffield as being "gherkin". Mr. Sheffield exclaims "But he has such big feet!" such as in the myth of large features to conclude to a larger genital size. Then things also get weird when Maxwell starts dating a woman (guest star: Tracy Kolis) who's exactly like Fran! September 12, 1994
24 2 The Playwright In order to teach Brighton a lesson about rejecting girls, Fran goes on a date with a loser named Jeffery that she used to torment in high school. Jeff is now a playwright, and threatens to commit suicide unless Mr. Sheffield does not place his piece on Broadway. At the end the whole cast does the Hustle. Guest stars: Richard Kind and Jay Robinson September 19, 1994
25 3 Everybody Needs a Bubby While the retirement home gets fumigated, Grandma Yetta comes to stay at the Sheffield mansion, but when she starts passing some of her "wisdom" among the children, Fran and Maxwell are concerned. September 26, 1994
26 4 Material Fran One of Fran's old high school friends sets her up with her husband's business partner to see how she likes someone who's loaded. The idea would sound mighty fine if Fran's date wasn't so old! Guest stars: Efrem Zimbalist, Jr, Edward Penn and Judith Hoag October 3, 1994
27 5 Curse of the Grandmas It is the first anniversary since Fran started working for the Sheffields, but Maxwell doesn't seem to recall this very important occasion. Also, Fran leads Gracie's girl scout troop to "adopt" their very own grandmas at Yetta's retirement home, but each of Gracie's grandmas drop dead! October 10, 1994
28 6 The Nanny Napper During a mishap in the subway, Fran unknowingly "kidnaps" a Polish woman's baby. October 17, 1994
29 7 A Star is Unborn Fran is hired by an amateur director to play Juliet in a reproduction of Romeo and Juliet. Unbeknowst to her, the director is hoping for the play to fail so that he can do better on his taxes. Meanwhile Maggie wants to go to The Hamptons, but Maxwell says not until Fran gets her next raise. Guest Stars: Richard Portnow, Peter Marc Jacobson, Martha Gehman October 24, 1994
30 8 Pishke Business Sylvia and her canasta club want to invest their pishke in Maxwell's next play, but there may not be a play when C.C. assaults Maxwell's other investor! Guest stars: Ben Vareen and Wallace Shawn October 31, 1994
31 9 Stock Tip Fran meets a man, Glen, at the supermarket. He tells her that he works on Wall Street and later convinces Maxwell into investing 100,000 dollars in stocks. Guest Star Corbin Bernsen, Jack Knight, Honey Lauren November 7, 1994
32 10 The Whine Cellar It is Sylvia's "50th" birthday, and Fran is the hostess. However, when she and C.C. accidentally lock themselves inside the wine cellar, the two must learn to tolerate each other. Guest Star: Mort Drescher, Clovis Brandi. November 14, 1994
33 11 When You Pish Upon a Star When Maxwell casts a major child star named Jack Walker into his reproduction of Oliver!, Fran is charged with taking care of this obnoxious kid. Things start to heat up when Fran convinces Jack to quit show business! Guest stars: Bob Barker, Mijanou, Bonniejean Biehl, Lisa Thames, Wayne C. Dvorak, Liz Smith and J. D. Daniels November 21, 1994
34 12 Take Back Your Mink Fran's great-aunt dies and leaves Fran her coveted mink coat. Unfortunately, Maggie's obsessive belief in animal rights prompts Fran to reject the coat, pitting her against her mother. Guest Stars: Zack Norman, Nancy Frangione November 21, 1994
35 13 The Strike Maxwell and Fran attract unwanted press attention due to an incident on the opening night of Maxwell's latest play: Maxwell forces Fran to cross a picket line. Guest Stars: Sally Jessy Raphael, Roger Keller, Ron Melendez and Marion Ramsey. November 28, 1994
36 14 I've Got a Secret When Maxwell invites a high-profile actress to recover at his house from plastic surgery, Fran goes to great lengths to find out who she is. Eventually, she discovers that the mystery guest is Cher! She blabs to Val, who quickly spreads the rumor around. Thankfully, Fran manages to think of a way to scare off reporters, involving one of her cross-dressing cousins who dresses as Cher. Guest Stars: Heidi Thompson, Marvin Nathan and Roger Kern December 12, 1994
37 15 Kindervelt Days Sylvia is turning the attic into a den for Morty, so they go through Fran's old junk and find some remarkable things, including a "win a date with Erik Estrada" entry form. Meanwhile, Fran has to attend the reunion for her Kindervelt summer camp and tries to get Mr. Sheffield as her date to impress her camp friends. But the kids surprise Fran when they bring Erik Estrada himself to escort Fran. They go to the reunion, but Erik doesn't stay too long, after all it was all a publicity stunt. Luckily, Mr. Sheffield comes to rescue Fran and unmasks Fran's rival date. Guest stars: Erik Estrada, Morgan Brittany. January 2, 1995
38 16 Canasta Masta Maxwell wants Brighton to play a sport, but he fails at all things athletic. He soon discovers that he has a talent for canasta, and joins Sylvia and Yetta's team. The family travels to Atlantic City for a championship, where Fran bumps into Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme. Meanwhile, Niles alone and supposedly bored and parodies the dancing scene in Risky Business upon C.C.'s return. January 9, 1995
39 17 The Will Mr. Sheffield is preparing his will and wants to include Fran in it. C.C. and Maxwell are having Doug Emerson (one of Andrew Lloyd Weber's former investors) for dinner, and his doctor sends in his special diet from the American Heart Association. When Fran finds it, she connects the dots and thinks Mr. Sheffield is going to die, so she tries by all means to keep him from eating fat food, and ends up sending Doug to the ER after giving him what he could not eat. Meanwhile, one of Gracie's friend has a crush on Brighton and Fran teaches them how to handle that. Guest Stars: Michael Winters, Anne Betancourt, Gabrielle Boni and Rochelle Bond. January 16, 1995
40 18 The Nanny Behind the Man Maxwell wants to secure the rights to a legendary playwright's latest work, and prepares to wine and dine him. Fran helps out by offering a woman to woo the playwright: Yetta! The two hit it off, and Maxwell is thrilled-until complications begin to arise. Guest stars: Roger Clinton and George Murdock. January 23, 1995
41 19 A Fine Friendship Gracie meets a new friend who has a male nanny. He and Fran hit it off, and become great friends-but only because Fran thinks that he is homosexual. Meanwhile, after overhearing Fran talking about a soap opera, Grace becomes convinced she is pregnant. Guest stars: Jake Richardson and Christopher Rich. February 6, 1995
42 20 Lamb Chop's On the Menu Fran offers to take care of Chester while C.C. is having some work done in her apartment. Meanwhile, C.C. gets their first feature film rights for "Lamb Chop: The Movie". Mr. Sheffield invites Shari Lewis to stay at his house, and of course Fran has to snoop around her stuff. She accidentally lets go of Chester, who eats Lamb Chop. Knowing she'll get in trouble, Fran makes a "Fran-Chop", a modified version of Lamb Chop, but Niles finds the real one in the laundry basket, and Lamb Chop decides to break the contract. February 13, 1995
43 21 Close Shave Fran earns Maggie a job as a hospital candystriper. Meanwhile, Maxwell learns why he should not accept food from C.C. The two paths cross when Maxwell needs to have his appendix removed...on the same day Fran is covering for Maggie! Fran has to "shave" Maxwell for the surgery, prompting a hilarious scene. Guest Stars: Christina Pickles, Lee Ryan, Steven Anderson, Gerry McIntyre and Ron Melendez. February 20, 1995
44 22 What the Butler Sang Fran discovers that Niles has a beautiful singing voice and convinces him to audition for Mr. Sheffield's next play. Meanwhile, she asks her sister Nadine to come cook for them, and Nadine starts to hit on Mr. Sheffield since she recently left her husband. Nadine starts to get on Fran's nerves, so Fran calls her husband to come pick her up. They have a big fight that ruins Niles's audition, but is a success among the investors. Guest Stars: Ron Orbach, (Ellen Ratner) February 27, 1995
45 23 A Kiss Is Just a Kiss Fran encourages Maggie to enter Billy Ray Cyrus' kissing contest to be on the cover of his next album, but Fran wins by accident. Mr. Sheffield is convinced that her kissing abilities aren't what got her to win, so Fran proves him wrong in a very good way. When she meets Billy Ray, his manager tells her it's because she makes him look younger. Offended, Fran turns down the offer and returns home depressed about her age. Niles tells C.C., who can't wait to tell Maxwell. She tries to kiss him, but accidentally kisses Niles, and Mr. Sheffield comforts Fran. Guest stars: Billy Ray Cyrus, Scott Whyte, David Carpenter, Rochelle Bond and Charles Mavich. May 3, 1995
46 24 Strange Bedfellows Fran is having problems with what her role would be after the kids are grown up. Her friend Mona who is also a nanny in a very similar situation with a very similar story is retiring. Fran drawing the comparisons, seems to be troubled by the fact tha Mona does not seem to have anywhere to go but back to her mother and grandmother, and with little prospects or opportunities. So Fran goes to the retirement party for Mona and gets a little drunk and into troubles. Meanwhile, it is CC's birthday and Niles will give her a very "interesting" present. Guest Stars: Tyne Daly, Irene Olga Lopez and Adeline Drescher May 8, 1995
47 25 The Chatterbox Maggie is invited to her first sweet sixteen party, so Fran takes her to "The Chatterbox", her favorite beauty parlor. Meanwhile, Mr. Sheffield is holding auditions for his next play and this poor girl named Mary Ruth is rejected. She makes friends with Fran, who takes her to The Chatterbox to see if they can hire her as the new shampoo girl (a job also wanted by Sylvia). There, Mary Ruth soon noses herself into the personal life of the owner, Mr. Anthony, and his son, Mimo, who are trying to live without their wife and mother. In the parlor there is also Claude, the gay hairdresser, and Kim, the Chinese manicurist who can paint incredible things on her extra-long nails. [1] Guest Stars: Tracy Nelson, Patrick Cassidy, Edward Hibbert, Lauren Tom and J. D. Daniels May 15, 1995
48 26 Fran Gets Mugged Mr. Sheffield plans to donate a rare piece of Shakespeare's original handwriting to a museum. When Fran accidentally places the list in her purse, followed by her being mugged and becoming paranoid, problems arise. May 22, 1995

Season 3 (1995-1996)

27 episodes

Episode number Season number Summary Original airdate
49 1 Pen Pal After many years of exchanging letters, Fran's pen pal Lenny wants to meet her. But Fran is worried because over the past years she exaggerated a little on the lies and now is concerned that Lenny won't like her for who she really is. But Mr. Sheffield pushes her to attend the date (more because he wants to see Lenny than because he wants Ms. Fine to meet him) and waits for him with her at the Russian Tea Room. But Lenny never shows up and leaves a note at the door saying he couldn't possibly compete with such a good looking guy she was with (Mr. Sheffield). Meanwhile, C.C. arranges to work late just to seduce Maxwell, and Niles plays with her. Bored, the two have a few drinks and have their first romantic kiss after calling each other names. September 11, 1995
50 2 Franny and the Professor C.C. makes a bet with her brother that he can't get Fran to play Jeopardy!. But Fran somehow enters the game and manages to win! Meanwhile, Mr. Sheffield is driving himself crazy for not being invited to the Renaissance Weekend held by Bill Clinton, and Fran gets him tickets with the new next door neighbor, Roger Clinton. Guest stars: Michael McKean and Alex Trebek, Roger Clinton. September 18, 1995
51 3 Dope Diamond Fran's been going out with a rich, handsome Jewish doctor named Julius Kimble. After only 2 weeks, he asks her to marry him. Although having some doubts about it, Fran accepts after Sylvia pushes her into doing it. When they go out to buy Fran a ring, Julius disappears and takes the very expensive ring with him. Turns out he was just a thief and now Fran is left all alone. She blames her mother for the disaster and the Fine women end up going to a shrink to solve their problems. Back at home, both Mr. Sheffield and Fran complain about the lack of single attractive people for them to date. Guest Star: Ian Buchanan, Ron Recasner September 25, 1995
52 4 A Fine Family Feud Maggie's 16th birthday is approaching and Fran intervenes in her father's plans for her party. Instead of a boring party at the Guggenheim Museum, Fran convinces Mr. Sheffield to have it at her Aunt Frieda's club. While the place is not nearly as fancy as the museum, Fran has to solve a very important family feud before the party can happen: her mother and Frieda haven't spoken to each other since 1979. The two make peace, but when Frieda comes out of the bathroom, her butt is showing and she blames Sylvia for the same embarrassment when they first fought. They start a food fight which quickly spreads to the whole party in a huge food war. When Mr. Sheffield walks in, he is shocked to see that scene and just when he's about to twist nanny Fine's neck Maggie thanks him for the best party ever. Guest star: Lainie Kazan. October 2, 1995
53 5 Val's Apartment Feeling that taking care of the kids has taken over her life and eliminated her personal life, Fran thinks about moving out of the mansion. But the real push is given by Mr. Sheffield who assures her she can't do it. So Fran and Val move in together to a very small apartment in a building full of gay men. Fran misses the mansion but doesn't want to give Mr. Sheffield the pleasure of being right. What she doesn't know is that he is also dying for her to come back. So they secretly ask for Sylvia's help, and Fran finally moves back to the mansion. October 9, 1995
54 6 Shopaholic When Val announces that Fran's ex-finacee Danny is going to marry Heather Biblow, Fran claims she is not jealous. However, she shops like crazy to make up for her feelings of loneliness. She joins "Shoppers Anonymous", but it takes a little therapy from Max to fix her problems. When Maxwell finds Fran in the store he falls for her, and kisses her. October 16, 1995
55 7 Oy Vey, She's Gay Fran tells Mr. Sheffield he should retire his wedding ring, and after C.C. points out that Andrew Lloyd Webber was featured in the paper's crossword puzzle, Maxwell decides to get a publicist to improve his image and make him more popular. He hires the gorgeous Sydney Mercer and radically changes his image to a middle aged bad boy. He starts to fall for Sydney, causing both C.C. and Fran to get jealous. They set a date in the Rainbow Room but Fran discovers in the last minute that Sydney is gay, and more interested in her, so she rushes to meet Mr. Sheffield, but they end up getting stuck in the elevator. October 23, 1995
56 8 The Party's Over Mr. Sheffield and C.C. are going to Boston for the weekend, but what originally started as a romantic getaway plan for C.C. turned into family weekend thanks to Niles. Fran, Maggie and Niles have the house to themselves, and Fran decides to throw a singles party at the house to fish an eligible bachelor. But the party is over when an undercovered cop shows up and arrests Fran for not having the required licenses. After spending the night in jail, Fran returns home and Mr. Sheffield almost fires her, if it wasn't for Maggie stepping in and taking the responsibility for the mess. Fran goes to court, but Mr. Sheffield shows up in the last minute to help her from her senile lawyer, Uncle Mannie. Guest Star: Milton Berle November 6, 1995
57 9 The Two Mrs. Sheffields 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. November 13, 1995
58 10 Having His Baby Fran considers a sperm bank in order to have a baby after learning that her ex-fiance Danny has had a child, much to Sylvia and Maxwell's distress. November 20, 1995
59 11 The Unkindest Gift Sylvia hires Brighton to film the bris of a cousin of Fran's. Brighton has no idea what a bris is and passes out during the most important moment of the party. Fran sends his video to America's Wackiest Home Videos, and they are picked to go on the show. The entire family goes to Hollywood and tour around some filming lots. Fran gets lost while looking for a bathroom and ends up on the Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman set. After being thrown out several times (and trying to get back in just as many times), they return to New York to discover that Mr. Sheffield's book is going to be published. Just another result of Fran's work (and the $2,500 she paid to have it published). November 27, 1995
60 12 The Kibbutz Mr. Sheffield decides to send Maggie off to a convent in Switzerland and wants Fran to tell her the news. Trying to smooth things, Fran tells Maggie about the time she went to a kibbutz in Israel with Val, which makes Maggie want to go to a kibbutz as well. While not happy with her decision, Mr. Sheffield eventually agrees. But Fran later remembers that she hated the kibbutz and it was there she lost her "hat". Now she has to convince Mr. Sheffield to go back on his decision, which results in the whole family going on the kibbutz. Meanwhile, Niles has the holidays for himself and C.C. teases him for being cheap. They both go on their ways but meet in the most strange place. December 4, 1995
61 13 An Offer She Can't Refuse Fran gets a date with a guy named Tony Tattori, who later she discovers to be in the mob. Scared to death that her life might be in jeopardy, Fran doesn't have the guts to break up with him, and Mr. Sheffield decides to do it for her. C.C. accidentally dumps Whoopi Goldberg from their show and they need a tenor for their replacement show... Meanwhile, Brighton steals Maggie's diary and makes her his personal slave until Fran comes up with something that will get her out of that situation. December 11, 1995
62 14 Oy to the World An animated Christmas fantasy in which Fran and Brighton are magically whisked to the North Pole, where they must protect Christmas against the wrath of ice princess "C.C. the Abominable Babcock." December 18, 1995
63 15 Fashion Show When Maxwell insists that Fran rush out of the house to make a party on time, she accidentally grabs a purse that does not match with her outfit. This faux pas places her on a "Fashion Don'ts" list, much to her chagrin. To apologize, Maxwell lets Fran designs the costumes for a scene from Our Town that he is putting up in a revue. Everyone fears that her costumes will ruin the scene...but with help from her cousin Todd Oldham, she steals the show! January 8, 1996
64 16 Where's Fran? When Fran gets Maggie smoking with her boyfriend, she pretends to smoke to Mr. Sheffield can teach her a lesson in front of Maggie, so she doesn't have to tell on Maggie and lose her trust. But Mr. Sheffield exceeds himself a little too much which results in Fran leaving the house. After a few hours of wondering where she is (and remembering all the unique situations they all have been since Fran entered the house), Mr. Sheffield finds her at Roger Clinton's, where Fran pretends to have an offer from Hillary just to Mr. Sheffield would beg her to come home. Features scenes from previous episodes January 15, 1996
65 17 The Grandmas Fran feels like Mr. Sheffield's life is falling in a routine and convinces him to change. Meanwhile, she is terrified to learn that her mother kicked her father out of the house and go to her grandmothers for help. To make things better, Gracie doesn't want Fran to go on her play dates, which only makes Fran want everything go back to the way it was. When Sylvia and Morty finally make up, Fran still has to convince Mr. Sheffield not to make big changes in his life. January 22, 1996
66 18 Val's Boyfriend Val gets a new boyfriend and Fran goes through an unusual situation: her best friend has a date and she doesn't! When Val's boyfriend makes a move on Fran, she thinks it's just jealousy and goes out with C.C., but later Val's boyfriend goes a little too far. Meanwhile, C.C. asks for an equal partnership, and after Maxwell denies it, she quits. She pretends to have formed a new partnership with Marvin Hamlisch just to make Maxwell envy, and Fran gives her a little push to go back to Maxwell. February 5, 1996
67 19 Love is a Many Blundered Thing Fran's upset because Valentine's day is approaching, but she quickly turns to happy when she scores a date with Jeff, the cop. She encourages Mr. Sheffield to get a date himself, and shortly after an anonymous valentine's card appears on Fran's purse. She automatically thinks it's from Mr. Sheffield and gets a huge billboard sign asking for Mr. Sheffield to be her valentine. When she discovers the card was from Brighton's friend, Fran and Val rush to Times Square to try to erase the billboard before Mr. Sheffield sees it. Due to an accident, Fran is left hanging from a rope and Mr. Sheffield's the one that comes for the rescue. February 12, 1996
68 20 Your Feet's Too Big When Sylvia decides to have plastic surgery on her arms, the doctor tells her it's normal at a certain age for body parts to grow. Fran's feet modeling agency reunion is coming up, and Fran starts to freak out about her age and the fact that her feet have gone up a whole size. Luckily, she has Mr. Sheffield, who volunteers to escort her to the reunion. February 19, 1996
69 21 Where's the Pearls? Mr. Sheffield has Elizabeth Taylor over, and like with all celebrities, Fran can't control herself until she meets her. A very friendly Elizabeth asks Fran to take her black pearls necklace to a courier, but of course Fran has to do it in her own way. She takes a cab, and accidentally bumps her head against the window when the driver misses a red light. She is taken to the hospital and wakes up with amnesia. She thinks she's Mrs. Sheffield, and after her she remembers what happened she finds herself in a lot of trouble when she realizes she lost Elizabeth Taylor's pearls. Guest star: Rosie O'Donnell, Elizabeth Taylor . February 26, 1996
70 22 The Hockey Show Fran starts to date Mike LaVoe, a famous hockey player for the NY Rangers. Mike is very superstitious and blames Fran for losing the game when she wears red shoes to the stadium. The entire city thinks she's a jinx and she decides to prove him wrong. But did the red shoes really jinx the game? March 4, 1996
71 23 That's Midlife After losing to Fran in tennis, Maxwell goes through a midlife crisis including dressing younger and buying a flashy sports car. Fran finally makes him realize his life is great, and the two of them go for one last hurrah in the sports car. Guest Star: Monica Seles, Dr. Joyce Brothers March 11, 1996
72 24 The Cantor Show Fran goes out with the new temple cantor, Gary. When Mr. Sheffield listens him singing, he hires him to be on his next play. He quickly promotes the cantor to the lead of the play after the original actor is run over by a bus, and Gary decides to quit the temple to dedicate his time to his Broadway career. Everyone blames Sylvia and Fran for it, and they start to be ignored at temple. Sylvia throws a curse on Fran and everything starts to backfire until Fran donates the $500 she got from the air company to temple. April 29, 1996
73 25 Green Card 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 at C.C. and only proposed to her to stay in the country. She dumps him and Mr. Sheffield takes Fran out to console her. May 6, 1996
74 26 Ship of Fran's Fran decides to go on a cruise to meet men with Val, but Mr. Sheffield quickly changes her plans and buys the entire family (his and hers) tickets to board the ship. While Niles and C.C. fight over who has to sleep in the same room with Yetta, Fran is excited to meet the single guy a psychic said she would meet. Sylvia introduces her to Steve, a fantastic man who is later thrown out of the ship for being a clandestine. Lucky Fran that Mr. Sheffield steps in as her mambo dancing partner and Fran gets her dance on water with the man of her dreams – even if she doesn't realize that! May 13, 1996
75 27 A Pup in Paris Mr. Sheffield is off to Paris. His mother wants him to talk to Nigel, his brother, who's spending his trust fund on a nightclub. He accidentally takes the bag with Chester instead of the one with his clothes to Paris, and Fran chases him into the plane. Unfortunately, it's too late to get out, and now Fran and Maxwell are together in Paris. They go shopping and touring around the city, after Maxwell has a horrible fight with Nigel. Eventually, he realizes all he wants is to be like Nigel, so he takes the first flight back to NY. The plane goes through heavy turbulence, and upon the threat of a disaster Maxwell opens his heart and tells Fran he loves her. Guest star: Eartha Kitt. May 20, 1996

Season 4 (1996-1997)

26 episodes

Episode number Title Summary Original airdate
76 The Tart with Heart Fran and Maxwell return from their trip to Paris, and Fran couldn't be happier. Just as they are about to get home, Mr. Sheffield takes back saying "I love you" to Fran, and she is devastated. C.C. takes advantage of the fact that Fran is vulnerable and says Maxwell probably only hired her for her looks, which is accidentally confirmed by Max when he tries to compliment Fran. She decides to go to a singles bar with Val and meets a blind guy. The idea of dating a blind man sounds nice to Fran, since it'll serve as a proof that she isn't just a pretty face. After she is dumped by the blind guy, she and Mr. Sheffield decide to remain just friends. Guest star: Jason Alexander. September 18, 1996
77 The Cradle Robbers Mr. Sheffield is furious when he finds out Maggie is seeing a 25-year-old man. He wants Fran to make it stop, but won't listen to her when she tells him to see a doctor for his hearing problem. Fran decides to chaperone Maggie on her (last) date with John, but she completely forgets Mr. Sheffield's orders when she meets John's gorgeous friend Mark, who is interested in Fran. Still, she has to fix Maggie's problem, so she decides to let it flow and wait until she gets tired of John, which doesn't take long to happen. Too bad it means that Fran will have to drop her 25-year-old as well. Meanwhile, C.C. misses an incredible opportunity of dinner with Max when she falls asleep (the result of a caffeine trick Niles pulled on her). September 25, 1996
78 The Bird's Nest Fran takes Gracie to the Loehmann's Semi Annual Red Star Clearance and has to fight over a green sweater with another woman. Back at the mansion, Brighton is having some problems with his science grade and Maxwell tells him he'll be sent to military school shall his grades not rise. He also tells Fran not to help him with his science project, but of course Fran doesn't listen to him. They decide to warm up a bird's eggs with lights and make a report on the birth, but Fran forget the lights off and the eggs hard boil. Now she has to ask Brighton's teacher for an extension, and what a surprise when she turns out to be the same lady from whom Fran stole the green sweater. October 2, 1996
79 The Rosie Show Fran, Val and Gracie go to The Rosie O'Donnell Show and Fran is picked out of the audience to talk to Rosie. She's so natural and funny that Rosie asks her to come on the show as a regular guest to give parenting advice. C.C. jumps in as her agent, and Fran starts to have a taste of life as a celebrity. Maxwell gets scared of losing her and makes up a story about a dream he had where a ghost told him something horrible would happen to Fran if she didn't quit Rosie's show. Fran gets fired and is replaced by a retired couple from Florida (the couple is played by Fran Drescher's parents.) October 9, 1996
80 Freida Needa Man Fran's Aunt Freida has gone broke and moves into the Sheffield residence. The only way Fran can turn this around is if she convinces Freida's rich boyfriend Fred to propose to her. Fred doesn't think of himself as an exciting man, so Fran decides to teach him dance lessons. He has a heart attack and falls on Fran, just as Freida walks in. After the situation is cleared, everything seems to be fine again until Fred tells Fran he's in love with her. She almost puts a stop to the wedding, if Mr. Sheffield hadn't interfered. Fred has another heart attack, but this time everything ends up just fine. Guest Stars Lainie Kazan, Donald O'Connor October 16, 1996
81 Me and Mrs. Joan Maxwell's father is in town and Fran decides to help end the Sheffield family feud inviting James Sheffield over for dinner. He brings Joan with him, his old secretary for whom he left Maxwell's mother. Maxwell is outraged at his father's selfishness during dinner, while Fran keeps wondering why can't Maxwell act more like his father and marry the help. Guest Stars: Robert Vaughn, Joan Collins October 30, 1996
82 The Taxman Cometh Jay Leno leaves his dog under the care of Mr. Sheffield. Meanwhile, Fran is being audited for her taxes, and not even flirting and champagne can help her out. She calls Mr. Sheffield for help, and they go to the INS office to prove Fran's income taxes. The hearing doesn't go too good until Jay Leno shows up, making the appeals officer happy enough to dismiss the case. November 6, 1996
83 An Affair to Dismember Nigel Sheffield arrives in New York, but since Maxwell is too busy to spend time with him he has Fran show him around town. They go out to nightclubs and parties, and Fran starts acting very happy for finally having a social life – something she complained about not having since she started working at the house. Nigel surprises Fran when he proposes to her and asks her to leave with him aboard a luxurious boat. Doubtful, she thinks about her relationship with Maxwell, its past and its future. In one hand she has the man she really loves, who hasn't made a move in 3 years. In the other hand, a rich, good looking and single man, everything she always hoped for. She chooses to go with Nigel, but unfortunately she misses the boat and has to go back home. Maxwell arrives and takes care of Fran, who twisted her ankle on her way back. Some things are just meant (not) to be. November 13, 1996
84 Tattoo Maggie wants a tattoo, Fran already has one and Mr. Sheffield is intrigued with the idea of finding out where Fran's tattoo is hidden. November 20, 1996
85 The Car Show Maggie wants a new car, but since her father won't give her one she convinces Fran to enter a beauty pageant to win one for her. In the contest, Fran has to drive a stick shift car, which she doesn't know how to, so Mr. Sheffield takes her up to the country to teach her. But Fran gets traumatized after running over a bunny, which causes her to lose the contest. To cheer her up, Maxwell invites her to go with them to the charity dinner at Barbra Streisand's house. On their way there, Mr. Sheffield has a stomachache, forcing Fran to drive. Later she realizes it was all a plan of his to make her get over her trauma. Now she has to go to Barbra's again, but to return the boot and purse she stole from her. December 11, 1996
86 Hurricane Fran Fran decides to spend her holidays away with Val, but this time just the two of them, no Mr. Sheffield, no kids, nobody but the two single gals. A hurricane hits the island, making Fran's dream vacations a living hell. She returns home early to find a lonely Maxwell, who later takes the entire family on a cruise around the Greek Islands. Features scenes from previous episodes. December 18, 1996
87 Danny's Dead and Who's Got the Will? 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. January 8, 1997
88 Kissing Cousins Fran meets an incredible man at a singles bar. He's Jewish, he's a doctor, he's rich, he's everything Fran ever dreamed of in a man. But during her cousin's wedding - where she was a bridesmaid - Fran discovers that Mr. Perfect is her cousin! Seeing Fran devastated, Mr. Sheffield decides to send her to a therapist, and the therapist says Fran has an obsession about getting married. Fran decides to stop chasing men around, just to make Mr. Sheffield guilty. Special guest star: Jon Stewart. January 15, 1997
89 The Fifth Wheel Fran decides to stop chasing men like Dr. Miller told her. Sylvia doesn't like that at all and blames Mr. Sheffield for her daughter staying single forever. Fran, Val and Ms. Babcock decide to go out together on a "girls night", with no pressure to find a man, but after Val and C.C. get dates, Fran finds herself as a fifth wheel on their double date. Alone, embarrassed and depressed, Fran goes home trying to act as if she had a great time with them, but can't. Once again, Mr. Sheffield and Fran find themselves alone, comforting each other. Meanwhile, Dr. Miller tries hypnosis with Sylvia but that doesn't go too well. January 29, 1997
90 The Nose Knows Fran freaks out on Mr. Sheffield after he brings home a model and makes out with her in the living room. Dr. Miller says Fran is upset because she is thinking of Maxwell as her husband, not as her employer. At the movies, she runs into Dr. Miller, but is shocked to see him picking his nose. She is so disgusted that she thinks of never seeing him again. Mr. Sheffield worries about her and confronts Dr. Miller about his actions, but gets very embarrassed when he finds out the "inappropriate behavior" Sylvia told him about wasn't what he had in mind. Meanwhile, C.C. is dumped by her boyfriend and asks Niles to escort her to an awards show, and the two end up having a very pleasant night out. February 5, 1997
91 The Bank Robbery Yetta's got a new boyfriend, who's much younger than her (he's 60) and already proposed. Afraid he's after Yetta's money, Sylvia decides to go to the bank to make sure money can't be taken out of their joint accounts without both signatures. While waiting in line, a very bumbling bank robber takes over the bank and makes Sylvia and Fran hostages. The bank robber is so unprepared that he even forgets to put on the mask and accidentally reveals his name - Leslie Tilbett - and Fran ends up making friends with him. They chat, order some food, and the kidnapper even acts as mediator between Fran and Mr. Sheffield (who messed things up with Fran with a Valentine's Day faux pas). When Leslie decides to leave, Fran and Sylvia argue about the best way he should take to escape the cops and they both end up going with him. At the bank door, Mr. Sheffield apologizes for taking back saying he loved Fran, and they make up. Sylvia, though, is still taken as hostage, but the kidnapper is arrested after Sylvia makes him stop at a Mongolian Barbecue restaurant to get some food. Guest Star: Peter Scolari, Al Rodrigo February 12, 1997
92 Samson, He Denied Her Mr. Sheffield calls from the limo saying he has to repair a mistake he made to Fran 6 moths ago. She's very excited thinking he might take back taking back saying he loved her, but for her misery he only wanted to pay her extra money he got from a tax refund. Tired of living on high expectations, Fran decides to take some time off the house and joins C.C. on jury duty. How surprised is Fran when the case is about a woman who chopped off her boss' hair just because he told her he loved her then took it back. Fran manages to convince the jury that the woman is not guilty, and finds out later that the man married the his employee. Meanwhile, Sylvia takes over Fran's job as the nanny, and the entire family starts to feel hungry since Sylvia is an eating machine. February 19, 1997
93 The Facts of Lice After Niles is depressed about his life as a butler, he begins to act strange and while he is cleaning, he drops a piece of paper containing a list of items that convinces Fran that Niles is possibly a murderer due to his recent strange behavior and the contents of his list. A search of his room confirms her suspicions. During a stormy night, Maxwell takes the children out for dinner leaving Fran and Niles alone. Niles approaches Fran and she thinks Niles is about to murder her. He confronts Fran about how she knows what he is up to when in fact he is simply writing a play. March 5, 1997
94 Fran's Roots A woman calls Fran saying she might be her mother due to a mix up that happened in the hospital the day she was born. Doubtful, Fran goes to Sylvia to ask her about the day she was born, and finds out the story might be true after Sylvia says she left her for a moment while chasing for food. Terrified that her whole life might have been a lie, Fran invites the strange woman to her house, and for her surprise, she turns out to be black. Still, after Fran pays a visit to Lila Baker's huge mansion, Fran insists that she might be her daughter, since her late husband was Jewish, but the DNA test proves not. Fran is really Sylvia's daughter, which is something Sylvia only gets after spending some time pleasuring herself with the wonderful food Lila has at her house. Meanwhile, Niles tries to convince Maxwell to sell one of his plays to CBS so C.C. has to move to LA. Special guest star: Telma Hopkins. March 12, 1997
95 The Nanny and the Hunk Producer After winning the Tony Award for play of the year - for "The Widower", beating his longtime rival, Andrew Lloyd Webber - a tabloid starts to publish fake stories about Mr. Sheffield and Fran having an affair since Maxwell's honeymoon. Maggie is very upset about it, and won't believe it's not true. Fran's upset not by the fact that it's a fake story, but that the story said she was 40. Maxwell and Fran go to the tabloid to confront the journalist, but he assures them he won't print any more stories about them, since they were the lowest selling edition in 5 years! Meanwhile, Niles is upset because Maxwell didn't invite him to the cast party, and Dr. Miller convinces Mr. Sheffield to give him a "Butler of the Year" award. April 2, 1997
96 The Passed-Over Story Fran's high school classmate, Morgan Faulkner, is hired by Mr. Sheffield as the star of his upcoming play. This causes Fran to get a bit envy, seeing how Morgan's life turned out great while she is just a nanny. On top of that, Maggie decides not to go to college and become Morgan's personal assistant (just what Fran needed. She's rich, beautiful, famous, and now she's stealing her children!), but Fran manages to talk her out of it. Meanwhile, the entire family is invited to Passover at the Fines', and Niles quickly learns the secrets of the Jewish cuisine. April 9, 1997
97 No Muse is Good Muse After watching Tasha's (a new female rock star) video on MTV, Fran decides to write lyrics of her own about her misery and suffering and make it big in showbiz. Discouraged by Mr. Sheffield, Fran decides to hand her lyrics to Tasha no matter what, and even passes herself as a hotel maid with Val just to meet Tasha. When she finally does, Tasha is so interested in reaching out and listening to what the people have to say that she actually hangs out with Fran. Unfortunately, Fran's song is no good, but her misery is good enough for Tasha, who uses Fran as her muse – until Mr. Sheffield tells Fran he misses her and Fran turns happy, which makes Tasha turn to Val for inspiration (after all, Val lives with her parents, is over 30 and single). April 23, 1997
98 You Bette Your Life Fran offers herself for the charity auction Mr. Sheffield is putting together with Bette Midler. A gifted 10-year-old pianist, son of a big time investor, wins the auction and gets to have Fran as his babysitter for 5,000 dollars. Fran takes him to Yetta's retirement home and while entertaining the elderly with his piano skills, one senior collapses and dies in front of the kid. Shocked, he says he will never play again, and his father cancels the 5 million he promised to invest. Bette Midler goes to the mansion herself to teach Fran a lesson, but luckily Gracie picked up a few things from Fran over the past 4 years, which is enough to convince the kid to play again and his father not to back out on the investment. April 30, 1997
99 The Heather Biblow Story Fran is shocked to learn that her biggest rival, Heather Biblow (who stole her fiancé and her job) is starring on her favorite soap opera, The Young and the Restless. Heather invites Fran and Val over to her Malibu beach house, where she can rub it on their faces how successful she is. Fran and Val visit the studios, where they run across some of their favorite soap stars (Richard Kline, Jeanne Cooper, Shemar Moore, Joshua Morrow, Melody Thomas Scott, Barbara Crampton, and Hunter Tylo). Heather has a really hard time memorizing the lines, and Fran doesn't think twice before jumping at the chance of finally stealing something from Heather: her daytime TV job. Fran is hired to replace her, and calls the mansion saying she won't return. C.C. is happy at first, but quickly realizes she needs Miss Fine back when Maxwell hires a new nanny: Heather Biblow. Fran is so distracted by the thought of Heather in the house that she is fired from the show and returns to NY to get her job back. Guest stars: Pamela Anderson, Peter Bergman, Les Moonves, Dorothy Lyman (this episode's director) as the soap director. May 7, 1997
100 The Boca Story Sylvia decides to invest in a condo in Boca Raton. This much anticipated fact that should come as a blessing for Fran upsets her deeply, and Dr. Miller says it's because deep down she doesn't want her mother to leave. Mr. Sheffield thinks if he takes Fran to see the condo she'll accept the idea, and just when Fran finally realized how much peace she'd get from that, they discover there isn't any condo, only a swamp. Fran's devastated (especially when Sylvia interrupts her fantasy from coming true), but at least she won't have to separate from her mother yet. Meanwhile, Niles feels bad for being the only one of his friends who's still single. May 14, 1997
101 Fran's Gotta Have It 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. While in the hospital room together, they both realize that they must "live each day as if it were their last." Meanwhile, C.C. is surprisingly sad after Niles' 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. Guest star: Celine Dion. May 21, 1997

Season 5 (1997-1998)

23 episodes

Episode number Title Summary Original Airdate
102 The Morning After While Niles is recovering from his heart attack, Mr. Sheffield asks Fran to redecorate the kitchen to distract her from what happened between them the previous night. Meanwhile Yetta is engaged to Sammy, and Maggie is living in a college dorm. Guest stars: Roseanne Barr and Ray Charles. October 1, 1997
103 First Date Maxwell trusts Fran to go on a date as long she doesn't embarrass him in front of celebrities. But she does. The Sheffields, Fran, C.C., Niles, Sylvia, and Yetta are going to a screenplay. Guest star: Elton John. October 8, 1997
104 The Bobbie Fleckman Story Fran screwed up with Elton John, and Brighton won a radio contest and the prize is that a film crew is coming to his house for a music video. When the film producers crew comes, a duplicate of Fran shows up, and Fran thinks that Maxwell is starting to fall for her so she dresses up like Bobbie Fleckman and gets involved in a wacky plot to get Mr. Sheffield to become uninterested in Bobbie Fleckman. Guest stars: Brian Setzer, Lisa Loeb. Note: Fran Drescher reprises her role of Bobbi Fleckman from This Is Spinal Tap. October 15, 1997
105 Fransom Fran is hosting a wedding shower for Yetta, and asks to walk C.C.'s dog, Chester. Fran gets tricked into thinking she was looking for a man's dog, but Chester gets dog-napped. When Fran and Val go to rescue Chester, they get kidnapped, and its up to Maxwell to rescue them. October 22, 1997
106 The Ex-Niles When Niles demands for a raise and gets denied, he quits, and goes to Frieda's place after Fran told Frieda to hire him. When Fran goes to Frieda's, Fran is surprised that Niles does inappropriate tasks for Frieda. Niles comes back and tells Fran that he will do anything but clean windows. Fran and C.C. made arrangements for a professional to tell which woman would make a better wife for Mr. Sheffield. Guest star: Lainie Kazan. October 29, 1997
107 A Decent Proposal The Sheffields, Niles, Fran, and C.C are going to Atlantic City for a project, and are staying at Trump Taj Mahal. Maxwell is jealous that Chevy asks Fran to be in his room. Meanwhile, Niles is addicted to gambling. Guest star: Chevy Chase. November 5, 1997
108 Mommy and Mai Mai Ling, the Cambodian girl Fran and Val "adopted" in high school for 17 cents a day, is coming to NY to visit them. Sylvia doesn't like the girl, for whom Fran and Val fight over, resulting in a split up between the two best friends. Sylvia thinks Mai Ling will also come between Fran and Mr. Sheffield, but Fran finds out Mai Ling got engaged to Brighton to get a green card! Meanwhile, Maxwell thinks Niles is acting like Fran so he could get attention. Absent: Madeline Zima as Grace Sheffield November 12, 1997
109 Fair Weather Fran Upset about Yetta's upcoming wedding, Fran is advised by Dr. Miller to focus her energy on new life projects. She decides to pursue an old dream of becoming a weather girl, and thanks to Sammy, who's Bryant Gumbel's uncle, Fran scores an audition for editorial commenter of Public Eye. Mr. Sheffield doesn't like the idea of Fran leaving the house, so he sets up a scheme with Gracie to convince Fran into quitting her new job. But they don't have to do that, because Fran ruins her audition by herself (by mistaking gene therapy with therapeutic jeans). Meanwhile, Sylvia has problems accepting her soon-to-be stepfather. Guest stars: Ray Charles and Spalding Gray. November 19, 1997
110 Educating Fran Fran goes to Maggie's school to have a word with her philosophy teacher, and ends up developing a crush on him. After having to ask Maggie for her approval, Fran starts dating the gorgeous Jewish bachelor, which, of course, upsets Mr. Sheffield (who won't do anything regarding his true feelings towards Fran). Fran then lies about her age to Professor Steve, and later pays the price when his astrologist tells him he should be with a woman in her mid-thirties – C.C.! Guest Star: Harry Hamlin December 10, 1997
111 From Flushing with Love Fran and Niles fight over who gets to ask Mr. Sheffield for the weekend off. Fran wins, and Niles accuses her of seducing Mr. Sheffield to get what she wants. He decides to get back at her, and allies with C.C. against Fran. Finally, Niles and Fran forgive each other, and he suggests Fran takes Mr. Sheffield with her to the Fine Family Reunion at Niagara Falls, the perfect place for him to propose, and a solution that will give them both the weekend off. Unfortunately, Fran doesn't listen to Mr. Sheffield's proposal because the roar of the waterfall is too loud. He slips and falls, with no recollection of what happened. December 17, 1997
112 Rash to Judgment Fran asks Mr. Sheffield on a date. Beforehand she starts breaking out rashes. While on the date, she and Maxwell go up to their room where she said she forgot something. She then goes to the doctors. While at the doctor's, she got a shot, and the doctor forgot to ask if she was allergic to certain medication. Then she realizes that she became puffy, and then found out that the root vegetable soup she ate earlier started the rashes. Guest star: Scott Baio and Michael Bolton. January 7, 1998
113 One False Mole and You're Dead When Margo Lang, a famous actress comes over, Maxwell and C.C. saw that Fran was in the terrace, and they went to tell Fran to go away. Instead, she managed to get into the office to say hello to Margo. Then the three of them started arguing and Fran accidentally turned on the hose she had in her hand and sprayed the fancy actress from head to toe. After all the commotion, they realized Margo's famous mole had washed away with the water. It was a fake! Afterwards, Maxwell warned Fran that she should not tell anyone about Margo Lang's mole being a fake, because that would ruin his play. But Fran didn't listen, and she tells her mother while they were at the doctors office. But when she was telling her, there was a woman sitting next to them, Cindy Adams, who was a professional gossip lady, so the word was out: Margo Lang's famous mole was a fake! Being in this royal mess, Fran had to come up with something good to get out of it and get Maxwell to like her again, so she went to apologize to Margo and together they came up with a brilliant idea: they were going to sell fake beauty marks on the internet. (Fran thought of it all by herself!) But when Maxwell tells someone else Fran's idea after he said to keep it a secret, they steal the idea and Fran is left without fame. Out of guilt, Maxwell proposes to Fran, but she turns it down, for she doesn't want to start a marriage based on guilt. But, Maxwell isn't sure that he wanted the engagement off. Guest stars: Cindy Adams, Joan van Ark. January 14, 1998
114 Call Me Fran Fran decides to take her father to a basketball game, but he refuses to go, knowing the tickets came from Mr. Sheffield. Confused, Fran goes to Dr. Miller for advice, and he tells her she's always looking for men like her father – that will keep a distance between them. Fran decides then to make Mr. Sheffield change, and when that doesn't work, she decides to quit her job and change herself. Not wanting to let her go, Mr. Sheffield calls her Fran. Although they agree on not doing it in front of others yet, Max and Fran take their first step on the road of commitment. January 21, 1998
115 Not Without My Nanny Gracie is invited by a school friend to fly to his palace in Koorestan. Fran tries to convince Maxwell to let Niles take her, so they can call each other by their first names all weekend, but Max needs Niles there, so he sends Fran instead. There, she is flattered by all the luxury, and by how much the Sultan looks like Mr. Sheffield. After the Sultan invites Fran to stay with him forever, she thinks he proposed, and says no. And when she decides to fly back to NY, she is surprised to see that her passport and clothes are missing, and there are guards at her door. Meanwhile, Niles tricks C.C. by saying that it's Mr. Sheffield's birthday, and she uses his gift to look good, but Niles had tickets to Koorestan instead. Mr. Sheffield goes to Koorestan to rescue her, but turns out the Sultan only wanted her to be his nanny. Mr. Sheffield says he loves Fran, and doesn't take it back! Note: Charles Shaughnessy plays a double role as the Sultan and Mr. Sheffield. January 28, 1998
116 The Engagement 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 congratulates 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, for he is mugged by punks at the theater. 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. March 4, 1998
117 The Dinner Party Maxwell decides to shop for a new ring for Fran, and Sylvia asks them to go to their uncle Stanley's, because he is family. But once there, they change their minds and go to Cartier instead. Fran gets an astonishing ring and they are mentioned in the social column (and Fran's name is mistyped Fran Fone...). But Fran starts to see that she might not be very well accepted among Maxwell's rich friends: she, Sylvia and Val are mistaken by ordinary people at a fancy clothe store, and at a dinner party Fran finds out that everybody is making fun of her behind her back. Hurt and afraid she might not be good enough for Maxwell, she goes to the park and meets a homeless man. She offers him chicken and opens her heart for him, giving him her address and offering him to drop by at anytime he feels hungry. That man turned out to be one of the richest men in the city, and he ends up sponsoring Maxwell's new play. Meanwhile, Sylvia gets Maxwell and the kids to call her "ma" and "nana"; Niles has fun by showing Ms. Babcock the engagement ring. Guest Star: Dick Martin March 11, 1998
118 Homie-Work Fran decides that even though she's marrying Maxwell, she still wants to work. She decides to help him with his new play. They have to find a rapper and Fran gets Sammy's grandson (Coolio), who is a gift wrapper instead. In major trouble, Fran has to turn the nerdy gift wrapper, into a music rapper in less than 24 hours to prove to Mr. Sheffield that she isn't stupid. Meanwhile, C.C. feels left out and replaced by Fran, and Niles doesn't let the opportunity of teasing her go away, until she finally goes nuts and is taken to a mental hospital. March 18, 1998
119 The Reunion Show Fran attends her high school reunion and is surprised to see that all her old friends are getting divorced, while she's the only one getting engaged. Trying not to be affected by all the negativity, Fran discusses with Maxwell the little things of life as a couple - which side of the bed they sleep on, what to do on the weekends, and how many children they'll have. That becomes an issue because Maxwell doesn't want anymore children, while Fran does. After realizing how much motherhood means to Fran, Maxwell says they'll plan it in the future, leaving them plenty of time to practice. Meanwhile, Niles goes through depression without having Ms. Babcock around to tease on; and Gracie gets scared that she'll be sent away to a boarding school after a friend tells her it happened after her dad married her stepmother. Guest star: Ray Romano as Ray Barone. March 25, 1998
120 Immaculate Concepcion Maxwell's father unexpectedly passes away, and in his will he leaves everything to Concepcion, a secret daughter he had with a flamenco dancer. C.C. is back from the sanatorium and doesn't miss the opportunity of terrifying Fran and trying to split Fran and Maxwell up. Afraid that the Sheffields are going bankrupt, Fran visits Concepcion trying to persuade her to share the money with her siblings, but can't. Knowing what it feels like being poor, Fran tells Maxwell that she'll understand if he decides to marry a rich woman in order to keep his lifestyle. C.C. offers herself to marry Maxwell, but his love for Fran is beyond money. Then Maxwell's lawyer arrives with the news: Concepcion decided to share her money, all because Fran made her feel like family. Niles plays tricks on Miss Babcock, making her doubt her own sanity. Guest star: Maria Conchita Alonso April 1, 1998
121 The Pre-Nup Pressured by his family, Maxwell wants Fran to sign a pre-nup, which upsets her. She thinks he doesn't trust her and/or doesn't have faith their marriage will last forever. Unbelievably, Val is the one that opens her eyes to what's happening and how it is better for Fran to sign it. Brighton has a roller-skating accident and is taken to the hospital, and Fran is not allowed in because she's not his legal guardian. So she disguises herself as a nun (much like in guest Whoopi Goldberg's Sister Act) in order to see him. In the hospital room, Fran tells Brighton, Maggie, and Gracie that she loves them like they were hers. After listening to that, Maxwell decides he doesn't want Fran to sign any pre-nup, but the adoption papers that will make Fran the kids' mother. Meanwhile, C.C. sends in a temporary substitute, who walks, talks and acts just like her, for Niles' desperation - until she reveals her taste for men. Absent: Lauren Lane as C.C. Babcock . April 29, 1998
122 The Best Man Maxwell's brother, Nigel, is back to throw him a bachelor party, and Fran is terrified because Maxwell doesn't know that she almost married Nigel a year and a half ago. She tries to keep it a secret, but after Nigel gets drunk at the party, he tells Maxwell, just as Fran comes out of the cake in a surprise for him (after Sylvia confessed that Morty cancelled his wedding and ran off with the cake girl - Sylvia!). Fran and Maxwell have a fight over it, and they end up calling the wedding off, until C.C. (under the influence of Prozac) tells Fran that "Maxwell didn't spend 5 years doing the one man show". So Fran gets Marla Maples, who had a quick fling with Maxwell a year and a half ago, and confronts Maxwell. They finally realize they love each other and call the wedding back on. May 6, 1998
123 The Wedding, Part I Fran moves to her mom's because she doesn't want Maxwell to see her 24 hours before the wedding. Maxwell's sister arrives for the wedding and says their mother is not coming because she doesn't like Fran, which concerns Maxwell, but after a while he gets over it, after realizing that it's not important. Fran goes to Jersey to pick up her sexy white negligee that she had ordered specially for their wedding night. On their way back, Val's car breaks down in the middle of nowhere, and Sylvia, Val and Fran have to spend the whole day waiting for someone to rescue them. Maxwell is also visited by a very special someone: Sara, his late wife, who comes to wish him a happy marriage and confess that she sent Fran into their lives. (She also admits that she thought Fran had a cold, and didn't know about her voice.) Val's mother calls Maxwell and goes to rescue them. May 13, 1998
124 The Wedding, Part II 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, Miss 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. Maxwell tells Fran that what happened with his sister will never 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 Fran and Maxwell finally marry. The wedding reception goes on normally, and Mr. and Mrs. Sheffield go on their honeymoon aboard a private boat. While trying to fix her hair for a photo, Fran accidentally falls in the water, and Maxwell jumps to rescue his wife. May 13, 1998

Season 6 (1998-1999)

22 episodes

Episode number Title Summary Original airdate
125 The Honeymoon's Overboard Fran and Maxwell find themselves on a desert island after falling off their honeymoon yacht They kiss. September 30, 1998
126 Fran Gets Shushed While trying to learn to live together Fran agrees to be less forward if Maxwell will learn to be less uptight. They both tryout their new personalities at a business dinner meeting. October 7, 1998
127 Once a Secretary, Always a Secretary Brighton wants to go to Atlantic City and his father is inevitably against it. Fran finds herself torn between being nanny and wife. October 14, 1998
128 Sara's Parents Fran dreads a visit by Sara's parents. When they show up, many things don't go well. They feel that Fran is not suitable to "replace" their daughter. Also, Fran wants to legally adopt the children but Sara's parents are completely against it. October 21, 1998
129 Maggie's Boyfriend Fran couldn't be happier with Maggie's rich, handsome, Jewish, model boyfriend, but when they decide to move in together, Maxwell wants Fran to put her foot down. October 28, 1998
130 I'm Pregnant Maggie confides in Fran that she thinks she's pregnant, but she doesn't want Fran to tell Maxwell unless they're sure. They then attempt to secretly take a pregnancy test, but Maxwell finds them and decides they have to go to the doctor to find out for sure. At the doctor's office, Dr. Reynolds has some news for Fran. November 4, 1998
131 Mom's the Word Fran tells Niles and her mother about her pregnancy, but wants to tell Maxwell on her own, in a special way. But Maxwell, unknowingly, tells Fran he's not ready for another child yet. As Fran goes sulking in the park, she gets a severe pain in her abdomen, and is rushed to the emergency room...unfortunately, she ends up never being pregnant at all. November 11, 1998
132 Making Whoopi Maxwell is invited to be part of Hollywood Squares, but only because he would be replacing Andrew Lloyd Webber. Fran decides to try out different methods, some without Maxwell's permission, to become pregnant. Her latest, a device to see if she's ovulating, gets a positive as Maxwell is taping Hollywood Squares! November 18, 1998
133 Oh, Say, Can You Ski? Maxwell invites Fran on a trip to meet the president, in hopes of her beginning to relax. Fran soon begins to forget about getting pregnant and then the unexpected happens. Fran becomes pregnant! November 25, 1998
134 The Hanukkah Story While excited about celebrating her first Hanukkah with her new husband and family, Maxwell, C.C. and Gracie have to drive to Boston in a snowstorm. Fran is worried sick when they don't arrive on time after they run off the road. December 16, 1998
135 The In-Law Who Came Forever After Aunt Freida buys her parent's apartment, the Fines move into the Sheffield mansion. Maxwell and Fran at first aren't so happy. But later, Sylvia tends to Max because he missed out on a good childhood relationship with his mother. He then doesn't want her to leave. In the end, Fran convinces him that if they leave it will be better. Sylvia and Frieda make up. Guest star: Lainie Kazan. January 6, 1999
136 The Fran in the Mirror After Fran lends a college buddy of Maxwell's $1 million, she hears that he is broke and has been swindling others. Guest star: Maxwell Caulfield. January 20, 1999
137 The Yummy Mummy Fran goes visiting universities with Brighton, but his fellow students find Fran a bit too attractive and make inappropriate comments. Meanwhile, Fran finds out that she and Maxwell are having twins.Lynn Redgrave guest stars February 3, 1999
138 California, Here We Come Maxwell Sheffield is asked to turn one of his plays into a sitcom, and the Sheffields might be moving to California. Fran also finds out that her mother may be having an affair. March 26, 1999
139 Ma'ternal Affairs Fran checks into a man that her mother is seeing and coaches her father on spicing up their marriage. Guest stars: Joseph Bologna, Steve Lawrence, and Roz Kern. April 2, 1999
140 The Producers Fran tries to produce a play written by a friend of Niles. Meanwhile, he proposes to C.C. April 9, 1999
141 The Dummy Twins Fran is coaching Niles in his unappreciated courtship of C.C. Finally Niles calls her pathetic and lonely, after which the Sheffields find them in bed together. April 16, 1999
142 Yetta's Letters Maxwell uses Yetta's letters as the basis for a play on Broadway beating out Andrew Lloyd Webber who also wanted to use them. April 23, 1999
143 Maggie's Wedding Fran learns that Michael's cousin is James Brolin and that Barbra Streisand is coming to Maggie and Micheal's wedding. Fran is so excited that she goes into premature labor causing her to miss Barbra. Absent: Daniel Davis as Niles. May 5, 1999
144 The Baby Shower After her fortune telling hair dresser sees Maxwell in bed with a blonde while in California, Fran and Niles fly out to check on him. Fran Fine Sheffield also runs into actress Fran Drescher, and there is a bit of a resemblance. May 12, 1999
145 The Finale: Part 1 During Fran and Maxwell's first anniversary, C.C. flees after Niles proposes again. Fran runs after her and gets stuck in an elevator with her and goes into labor. Guest star: Steve Lawrence as Morty Fine; absent: Rachel Chagall as Val Toriello. May 19, 1999
146 The Finale: Part 2 C.C. and Niles get married while Fran is in labor, and find out that they are also expectant parents. Maggie and Brighton head off to Europe as the Sheffields head to California with the new twins, Jonah Samuel, and Eve Katherine, Grace, Niles, C.C., Sylvia, Morty, Yetta and a new life followed by a series flashbacks. The first flashback is of Gracie in the first season saying what the letters of Fran's name stand for,and the last one is the first episode when Fran comes down the stairs, with C.C. asking "What's that?" and Maxwell saying "That's...The Nanny." Then the series finale is Fran closing the door. The series finally ends with a blooper and Fran saying "This is just an excuse to kiss him a few times." May 19, 1999

Reunion special: 2004

  • The Nanny Reunion: A Nosh to Remember

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This is a list of the episodes of the CBS television sitcom The Nanny. There are 146 episodes in this series.

Contents

Season One (1993-1994)

Episode Number Title Original Airdate
01 Pilot After loud-mouthed Fran Fine is jilted by Danny, her husband-to-be and boss, she makes money by selling cosmetics door-to-door. One door happens to belong to Maxwell Sheffield, a Broadway producer who happens to need a nanny for his three children. Fran jumps at the chance. Her unconventional wisdom and methods disagree with everyone at first, but when she brings the kids to Maxwell's producer party, everyone realizes that Fran is valuable. November 3, 1993
02 Smoke Gets in Your Lies Brighton seeks popularity at school. Fran and Val tell him about a boy in their middle school who was the coolest kid around-he smoked, drank, and even had tattoos. Brighton tries smoking, but gets caught. Fran realizes that the problem is her fault, and fears Brighton will turn her in...but he goes against character and keeps the secret. It just may mean that the children are beginning to like Fran! November 10, 1993
03 My Fair Nanny Maxwell decides to throw a party to woo a wealthy woman to produce his play. Fran jumps at the chance to plan a High Tea for mothers and daughters, but C.C. fears that Fran's wacky ways will ruin the party. Fran is tutored to be a socialite and manages to impress the ladies. Unfortunately, Maggie reveals that none of the daughters are happy! Fran changes back into "Nanny-mode" and turns the boring party into a great time. November 17, 1993
04 The Nuchslep Maxwell will not let Maggie go on a date without supervision. Fran volunteers to go. Maggie is fine with this arrangement...but her boyfriend seems to like Fran better! November 24, 1993
05 Here Comes the Brood C.C. takes the kids on a trip to the zoo to prove that she is just as motherly as Fran. While there, everyone has a miserable time. When Grace points out that Fran is always fun to be with, C.C. nastily tells her that Fran only likes the children because she is paid to do so. Grace runs away from home-to Fran's mother's apartment. They then go off to a family wedding, where Fran promises Grace that she "doesn't get paid extra for loving her." She then threatens to beat C.C. up if she "ever hurts her kids again." December 6, 1993
06 The Butler, the Husband, the Wife and Her Mother Fran's wealthy and obnoxious cousin comes to town, bragging about her great life. When she appears, Fran pretends that she owns the Sheffield's home. To do that, Niles pretends to be Mr. Sheffield...which means that Maxwell must pretend to be Niles! Things only get more complicated when the Butler's Association comes to evaluate "Niles." In the end, all is revealed, and Fran's cousin is impressed by the family. December 8, 1993
07 Imaginary Friend Fran eats Gracie's Imaginary Friend December 15, 1993
08 Christmas Episode It's Christmas and Fran has bought everyone great presents, counting on a bonus to pay for it all, sadly for her, she does not get one December 22, 1993
09 Personal Business Brock Storm is going to star in Mr Sheffield's show, but only Mr Sheffield sets him up with The Nanny. December 29, 1993
10 The Nanny-in-Law Mr Sheffield's nanny comes into town and is not happy with Fran's way of dealing with the kids. January 12, 1994
11 A Plot for Nanny Fran starts dating a Funeral Director who decides to take a new career path. January 19, 1994
12 The Show Must Go On The Nanny is hired to direct Gracie's play. January 26, 1994
13 Maggie the Model When Maggie becomes a model, things do not turn out quite as she'd planned February 2, 1994
14 The Family Plumbing The Plumbing is not working and Fran convinces Mr Sheffield to hire her cousin. Meanwhile, Brighton is caught kissing and The Nanny walks in on Mr Sheffield in the shower! February 9, 1994
15 Deep Throat Fran must go to hospital to under-go an operation. March 2, 1994
16 Schlepped Away After everyone decides to go on a holiday, they make a quick stop at Sylvia's, only to find they must stay there due to a strong blizzard. March 9, 1994
17 Stop the Wedding, I Want to Get Off Maxwell's sister is going to marry a duke, but Fran's instinct tells her his sister loves her driver. March 16, 1994
18 Sunday in the Park with Fran Mr Sheffield's play will only be a hit if a certain reviewer says it will be a hit, but after taking Frank Bradley's son to the park, Fran makes a mess when she hits Frank's son with a baguette. March 23, 1994
19 The Gym Teacher Maggie is desperate to get out of gym, with help from 'The Nanny'. It will all be fine...will it not? April 6, 1994
20 Ode to Barbara Joan CC father's in town and he seems to be more warm with Fran then CC when he asks her to attend a Barbara concert. April 13, 1994
21 Frannie's Choice Fran is proposed to by her ex-fiancée Danny. Will she go, or will she stay where she belongs? April 27, 1994
22 I Don't Remember Mama It's Mothers' Day and Mr Sheffield is doing everything he can to keep the kids' minds off their mother, with a heart-warming surprise. May 16, 1994

Season Two (1994-1995)

Episode Number Title Original Airdate
23 Fran-Lite The children are heading back to school, but Brighton refuses to go back because he feels small in middle school. Also, things get weird when Maxwell starts dating a woman who's exactly like Fran! September 12, 1994
24 The Playwright In order to teach Brighton a lesson about rejecting girls, Fran goes on a date with a man she used to torment in high school. September 19, 1994
25 Everybody Needs a Bubby While the retirement home gets fumigated, Grandma Yetta comes to stay at the Sheffield Mansion, but when she starts passing some of her "wisdom" among the children, Fran and Maxwell are concerned. September 26, 1994
26 Material Fran One of Fran's old high school friends sets her up with her husband's business partner to see how she likes someone who's loaded. The idea would sound mighty fine if Fran's date was not so old! October 3, 1994
27 Curse of the Grandmas It is the first anniversary since Fran started working for the Sheffields, but Maxwell does not seem to recall this very important occasion. Also, Fran leads Gracie's girl scout troop to "adopt" their very own grandmas at Yetta's retirement home, but each of Gracie's grandmas drop dead! October 10, 1994
28 The Nanny Napper During a mishap in the subway, Fran unknowingly "kidnaps" a Russian woman's baby. October 17, 1994
29 A Star is Unborn Fran is hired by an amateur director to play Juliet in a reproduction of Romeo and Juliet. However, Maxwell protests this for reasons even he is unaware of. October 24, 1994
30 Pishke Business Sylvia and her canasta club want to invest their pishke in Maxwell's next play, but their may not be a play when C.C. assaults Maxwell's other investor! October 31, 1994
31 Stock Tip Fran picks up a stock broker at the grocery store, and when she introduces him to Max, the two hit it off! November 7, 1994
32 The Whine Cellar It is Sylvia's 50th birthday, and Fran is the hostess. However, when she and C.C. accidentally lock themselves inside the wine cellar, the two must learn to tolerate each other. November 14, 1994
33 When You Pish Upon a Star When Maxwell casts a major child star named Jack Walker into his reproduction of Oliver, Fran is charged with taking care of this obnoxious kid. Things start to heat up when Fran convinces Jack to quit show business! November 21, 1994
34 Take Back Your Mink Fran's great-aunt dies and leaves Fran her coveted mink coat. Unfortunately, Maggie's obsessive belief in animal rights prompts Fran to reject the coat, pitting her against her mother. November 21, 1994
35 The Strike Maxwell and Fran attract unwanted press attention due to an incident on the opening night of Maxwell's latest play. November 28, 1994
36 I've Got a Secret When Maxwell invites a high-profile actress to recover at his house from plastic surgery, Fran goes to great lengths to find out who she is. December 12, 1994
37 Kindervelt Days Fran wants to go to her Kindervelt Camp reunion, but becomes desperate when she cannot find a handsome man to whoo one of her camp rivals. January 2, 1995
38 Canasta Masta Brighton joins Sylvia's and Yetta's canasta team in a search for an invigorating sport, but Maxwell does not approve. January 9, 1995
39 The Will Fran fears for Maxwell's life when she finds a letter addressing a heart problem that's supposedly his. January 16, 1995
40 The Nanny Behind the Man Fran and Maxwell want to hire a major playwright to write a new play for them, so Fran tries to impress him by setting him up with another woman. Who could this be? January 23, 1995
41 A Fine Friendship Fran starts dating a man, but thinks that he is homosexual. February 6, 1995
42 Lamb Chop's On the Menu Max and C.C. hire Shari Lewis and Lamb Chop to create their first film. Meanwhile, Fran cares for C.C.'s dog, Chester. February 13, 1995
43 Close Shave Fran earns Maggie a job as a hospital candy striper. Meanwhile, Maxwell learns why he should not accept food from C.C. February 20, 1995
44 What the Butler Sang Impressed by Niles' recently discovered ability to sing, Fran convinces Max to hire him for a new play. Meanwhile, Fran's recently broken-up sister Nadine comes to visit. February 27, 1995
45 A Kiss Is Just a Kiss Fran and Maggie compete in a kissing contest. May 3, 1995
46 Strange Bedfellows Fran attends the nanny retirement party for one of her friends, but the unfortunate parallels of their lives lead Fran to fear for her future. May 8, 1995
47 The Chatterbox Fran helps a down-on-her-luck actress to get a job at a local hair salon. May 15, 1995
48 Fran Gets Mugged Fran gets robbed of her purse in the park. It could not get much worse, right? Wrong! May 22, 1995

Season Three (1995-1996)

Episode Number Title Original Airdate
49 Pen Pal September 11, 1995
50 Franny and the Professor September 18, 1995
51 Dope Diamond September 25, 1995
52 A Fine Family Feud October 2, 1995
53 Val's Apartment October 9, 1995
54 Shopaholic October 16, 1995
55 Oy Vey, You're Gay October 23, 1995
56 The Party's Over November 6, 1995
57 The Two Mrs. Sheffields November 13, 1995
58 Having His Baby November 20, 1995
59 The Unkindest Gift November 27, 1995
60 The Kibbutz December 4, 1995
61 An Offer She Can't Refuse December 11, 1995
62 Oy to the World - Fully animated episode December 18, 1995
63 Fashion Show January 8, 1996
64 Where's Fran? January 15, 1996
65 The Grandmas January 22, 1996
66 Val's Boyfriend February 5, 1996
67 Love is a Many Blundered Thing February 12, 1996
68 Your Feets Too Big February 19, 1996
69 Where's the Pearls? February 26, 1996
70 The Hockey Show March 4, 1996
71 That's Midlife March 11, 1996
72 The Cantor Show April 29, 1996
73 Green Card May 6, 1996
74 Ship of Fran's May 13, 1996
75 A Pup in Paris May 20, 1996

Season Four (1996-1997)

Episode Number Title Original Airdate
76 The Tart with Heart September 18, 1996
77 The Cradle Robbers September 25, 1996
78 The Bird's Nest September 25, 1996
79 The Rosie Show October 9, 1996
80 Freida Needa Man October 16, 1996
81 Me and Mrs. Joan October 30, 1996
82 The Taxman Cometh November 6, 1996
83 An Affair to Dismember November 13, 1996
84 Tattoo November 20, 1996
85 The Car Show December 11, 1996
86 Hurricane Fran December 18, 1996
87 Danny's Dead and Who's Got the Will? January 8, 1997
88 Kissing Cousins January 15, 1997
89 The Fifth Wheel January 29, 1997
90 The Nose Knows February 5, 1997
91 The Bank Robbery February 12, 1997
92 Samson, He Denied Her February 19, 1997
93 The Facts of Lice March 5, 1997
94 Fran's Roots March 12, 1997
95 The Nanny and the Hunk Producer April 2, 1997
96 The Passed-Over Story April 9, 1997
97 No Muse is Good Muse April 23, 1997
98 You Bette Your Life April 30, 1997
99 The Heather Biblow Story May 7, 1997
100 The Boca Story May 14, 1997
101 Fran's Gotta Have It May 21, 1997

Season Five (1997-1998)

Episode Number Title Original Airdate
102 The Morning After October 1, 1997
103 First Date October 8, 1997
104 The Bobbie Fleckman Story October 15, 1997
105 Fransom October 22, 1997
106 The Ex-Niles October 29, 1997
107 A Decent Proposal November 5, 1997
108 Mommy and Mai November 12, 1997
109 Fair Weather Fran November 19, 1997
110 Educating Fran December 10, 1997
111 From Flushing with Love December 17, 1997
112 Rash to Judgement January 7, 1998
113 One False Mole and You're Dead January 14, 1998
114 Call Me Fran January 21, 1998
115 Not Without My Nanny January 28, 1998
116 The Engagement March 4, 1998
117 The Dinner Party March 11, 1998
118 Homie-Work March 18, 1998
119 The Reunion Show March 25, 1998
120 Immaculate Concepcion April 1, 1998
121 The Pre-nup April 29, 1998
122 The Best Man May 6, 1998
123 The Wedding, Part I May 13, 1998
124 The Wedding, Part II May 13, 1998

Season Six (1998-1999)

Episode Number Title Original Airdate
125 The Honeymoon's Overboard September 30, 1998
126 Fran Gets Shushed October 7, 1998
127 Once a Secretary, Always a Secretary October 14, 1998
128 Sara's Parents October 21, 1998
129 Maggie's Boyfriend October 28, 1998
130 I'm Pregnant November 4, 1998
131 Mom's the Word November 11, 1998
132 Making Whoopi November 18, 1998
133 Oh, Say, Can You Ski? November 25, 1998
134 The Hanukkah Story December 16, 1998
135 The In-Law Who Came Forever January 6, 1999
136 The Fran in the Mirror January 20, 1999
137 The Yummy Mummy February 3, 1999
138 California Here We Come March 31, 1999
139 Ma'ternal Affairs June 2, 1999
140 The Producers June 9, 1999
141 The Dummy Twins June 16, 1999
142 Yetta's Letters June 16, 1999
143 Maggie's Wedding June 23, 1999
144 The Baby Shower June 23, 1999
145 The Finale, Part I May 12, 1999
146 The Finale, Part II May 12, 1999

Reunion Special: 2004

  • The Nanny Reunion: A Nosh to Remember


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