The Nanny

My Fair Nanny

Season 1, Ep 3, Aired 11/17/93
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  • Episode Description
  • Fran hosts a tea party for Maggie and her friends in order to make Maggie fit in, but Maxwell is worried that Fran's lack of class may ruin the sophisticated party.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Fran Drescher

    Fran Fine Sheffield

  • Charles Shaughnessy

    Maxwell Sheffield

  • Lauren Lane

    Chastity Claire "C.C." Babcock

  • Daniel Davis


  • Nicholle Tom

    Margaret "Maggie" Sheffield

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (34)

    • Fran: It also helps to unite against a common enemy... a good choice would be your P.E. teacher. Maggie: You make it sound like a war. Fran: It's worse. War is just hell. This is high school.

    • Fran: Dead, my uncle was, right on the couch! No one noticed until the seventh inning stretch when he did not.

    • Maggie: I'd kill to be like you! Fran: Really? I'd kill to be like you! Maggie: So what do you say we go out there and throw a party that will kill C.C.? Fran: Now you're thinking like a deb!

    • Maureen Wentworth: My family landed on Plymouth Rock. We can be traced back through hundreds of years. Fran: My family landed on Ellis Island. They changed our names and now we don't know who the hell we were.

    • C.C.: My fears are allayed. Maggie's social future rests securely in your capable hands. (Leaves) Fran: Oh, at least her fears are getting allayed.

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    Notes (3)

    • Cindy Wentworth is played by a young Nikki Cox who's best known for her later role as Tiffany Malloy in "Unhappily Ever After".

    • All dressed up for the party, Fran both looks and sounds very similar to Lilith Sternin-Crane (Bebe Neuworth) from Cheers.

    • Guest Dorothy Lyman would later become one of the show's producers and long-time director.

    Trivia (2)

    • In the scene in the office when Maxwell and Niles discuss making over Fran, there is a poster for My Fair Lady on the wall behind them, which is an allusion to the theme of the episode.

    • The title of this episode "My Fair Nanny" was later chosen as the name of the Russian remake of the series. This episode title, however, wasn't changed for the remake, and Russians got an episode called "My Fair Nanny" inside the series "My Fair Nanny".

    Allusions (2)

    • My Fair Lady is a musical set in England.

    • The title refers to the Broadway play and musical "My Fair Lady," the plot of which is borrowed for this episode. In the play, Henry Higgins bets that he can makeover a London vagabond and present her as an upper-class lady.

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