The Nanny

Season 1 Episode 1

Pilot (a.k.a. The Nanny)

Aired Wednesday 8:30 PM Nov 03, 1993 on CBS

Episode Fan Reviews (4)

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  • Brilliant Pilot.

    I love pilots like these where from the beginning you know that it's going to be something really special.

    This was one of those shows that's actually not 2 Broke Girls.

    Easily one of the best sitcoms ever.
  • great pilot episode. after watching this i was hooked!

    i loved this episode. it was absolutely amazing. i loved how you met all the characters and you got a feel of their personalities. i especially loved niles the butler. my favourite part of this episode was when fran went down for breakfast and she says "wher do i sit?" and then one of the children says "te last nanny sat in the kitchen." and fran says, !how anti-social." i could watch that part over and over again and never get boared. if anyone wants to watch it for free download bittorrent and then download torrents off of torrentspy. its pretty hard in the beggining but you get the hang of it.
  • An episode opening the great series. We meet Fran Fine (Dresher) right at the moment when she's being dumped by her fiancee Danny and decides to try her luck as a saleslady, going from house to house, selling cosmetics.

    Fran Fine is dumped and fired from work by her fiancee Danny, so she tries her luck as a "hawker", selling cosmetics. By chance gets a job as a nanny for famous Broadway producer, Maxwell Sheffield's kids. She comes from Flushing, Queens, so she seems not suiting in this wealthy, classy family. What Fran does to fit into the family is not changing herself - it's making them adjust to her. It leads to many hilarious situations as we later find out: her cooperation with Niles, the Butler in playing tricks on Maxwell's business partner, C.C. Babcock, teaching the girls how to be cunning in picking up guys or during the sales and making her boss gradually falling in love with her...
  • Fran Fine shows up at the door of a wealthy Broadway producer, Maxwell Sheffield. He is looking for a nanny for his 3 children, she is selling make-up products. Not understanding her intention, she is hired on as his nanny.

    The pilot episode of The Nanny highlights exactly why I watch the show: it is cleverly plotted, well scripted, undeniable chemistry between the characters, and the amazing comedic ability of Fran Drescher. When the mix-up is made by the under-rated Butler, Niles, Fran is hired to be the nanny to the wealthy Sheffield family. Under her toutelage, she is able to transform each of the three children into bright young individuals, much to the amazement of Mr. Sheffield, and much to the chagrin of his co-worker, Ms Babcock. After seeing how well the children light up after just a few days with Ms. Fine, Mr Sheffield can not fire her, but instead puts her on as a 'temporary' nanny.