The Nanny: Season 1 (1993 - 1994)


Season 1
The Nanny

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Fran Drescher elevates The Nanny's formulaic writing with chutzpah, hairspray, and a one-of-a-kind comedic performance.

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Critic Ratings: 11

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User Ratings: 12

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Air date: Nov 3, 1993

Fran lands the job when she pops in as a door-to-door saleswoman. Maxwell: Charles Shaughnessy. Niles: Daniel Davis. C.C.: Lauren Lane.

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Air date: Nov 10, 1993

Fran wants to tell Maxwell that Brighton was caught smoking in school, but Maxwell blows her off telling her to solve whatever the problem is herself. Fran: Fran Drescher. Maxwell: Charles Shaughnessy. Brighton: Benjamin Salisbury.

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Air date: Nov 24, 1993

Fran chaperones Maggie and her date, who ends up being attracted to Fran. Eddie: Jimmy Marsden. Maggie: Nicholle Tom. Fran: Fran Drescher. Maxwell: Charles Shaughnessy.

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Air date: Dec 6, 1993

C.C. (Lauren Lane) tells Grace that Fran acts like she loves them only because she's paid to. Fran: Fran Drescher. Sylvia: Renee Taylor. Maxwell: Charles Shaughnessy. Niles: Daniel Davis.

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Air date: Dec 8, 1993

Niles poses as Fran's husband to impress her visiting relatives (Zack Norman, Nancy Frangione). Niles: Daniel Davis. Fran: Fran Drescher. Sylvia: Renee Taylor. Maxwell: Charles Shaughnessy. Brighton: Benjamin Salisbury.

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Air date: Dec 15, 1993

Fran and Maxwell face a sticky situation after Fran (Fran Drescher) eats Grace's imaginary friend. Maxwell: Charles Shaughnessy. Grace: Madeline Zima. Dr. Bort: Christine Rose. Niles: Daniel Davis.

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Air date: Dec 17, 1993

Fran agrees to be made over by Niles and Maxwell in order to host a social. Maggie: Nicholle Tom. Fran: Fran Drescher. Maureen Wentworth: Dorothy Lyman. Cindy: Nikki Cox.

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Air date: Dec 22, 1993

Fran celebrates her first Christmas with the family. Maxwell: Charles Shaughnessy. Niles: Daniel Davis. C.C.: Lauren Lane. Val: Rachel Chagall. Maggie: Nicholle Tom. Grace: Madeline Zima.

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Air date: Dec 29, 1993

Fran agrees to help Maxwell close a deal by dating a young and restless soap-opera star. Brock Storm: Stephen Nichols. Fran: Fran Drescher. Maxwell: Charles Shaughnessy. Niles: Daniel Davis.

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Air date: Jan 12, 1994

Maxwell's beloved Nanny Mueller (Cloris Leachman) makes herself at home, but makes Fran feel insecure. Maxwell: Charles Shaughnessy. Fran: Fran Drescher. Niles: Daniel Davis. C.C.: Lauren Lane. Maggie: Nicholle Tom.

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Critic Reviews for The Nanny Season 1

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (6)

The writing in the show is only average... But Fran Drescher alone makes The Nanny worth a look for those who like their comedy with a dose of chutzpah.

Sep 7, 2018 | Full Review…

The plot of "The Nanny" is simple: "The Sound of Music" without music.

Feb 14, 2018 | Full Review…

Fran Fine is a character we still don't get to see enough of, even today in the Age of Golden Televisions: a likeable but flawed lady-protagonist.

Sep 7, 2018 | Full Review…

Shrewdly crude, The Nanny sure ain't no Friends rip-off, and that's something of a blessing.

Sep 6, 2018 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

But instead of being a mere reheating of the old format, The Nanny is fresh and markedly sassy, thanks to a spirited and altogether winning performance by Fran Drescher in the title role.

Sep 6, 2018 | Full Review…

Fran Fine's appeal overshadows all in a series that's a nice little nosh of a comedy if not exactly a banquet of laughs.

Sep 6, 2018 | Full Review…

The show was, regardless of how over-the-top it may have seemed (the nasal laugh that ended all nasal laughs, those hilarious under-the-breath insults from Niles), undeniably relatable.

Sep 7, 2018 | Full Review…

Out of all the famous sitcoms from the '90s, The Nanny might just be the most underrated.

Sep 7, 2018 | Full Review…

Drescher takes formula sitcom and turns it into something special. She's a hoot.

Sep 6, 2018 | Full Review…

The writing is clever, and the lines and characters are actually funny - an unusual combination in many sitcoms these days.

Sep 6, 2018 | Full Review…

Playful banter and mild sexual innuendoes are the heart of the show's humor.

Sep 6, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Nanny: Season 1

  • Mar 21, 2020
    Comical, exciting and well-directed ... The Nanny takes humor to the top when Fran comes into the spotlight, with all the essence and charisma that leaves anyone aware. simply perfect

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