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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.

Season 1 (1993-1994)

22 episodes

Episode number Title Original airdate
01 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 the new nanny. Fran jumps at the chance! Fran meets everybody in the household and Maggie Sheffield, the oldest daughter, begins to bond with Fran. Mr. Sheffield doesn't want to make her his permanent nanny. There is a "party" and Fran takes the kids, only to be fired when Maggie is caught having her first kiss with the caterer after the party. Fran goes home, only to be rehired when Maxwell Sheffield [the father] wants to give her another chance. Guest star: James Marsden as Eddie. 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! First appearance of Ann Guilbert as Grandma Yetta Rosenberg. 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 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
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 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." 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 Little Grace has an imaginary friend, who 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. Then, Grace claims that Fran kills 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 trying to play the piano. December 15, 1993
08 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
09 Personal Business Brock Storm is going to star in Mr. Sheffield's show, but only if Mr. Sheffield sets him up with the nanny. 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. 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... February 2, 1994
14 The Family Plumbing The household plumbing is not working, and Fran convinces Maxwell to hire her cousin (guest star Cesar Romero), 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. 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 "I love you Shister Mettfield," 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 Caribbeanmarker, 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 to Get Off Maxwell's sister is going to marry a Duke of Salisburymarker, 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. Bonus: During the end credits, Fran Drescher dances with Dan Aykroyd. Also, Fran and Maxwell share their first kiss. March 23, 1994
19 The Gym Teacher Maggie hates her gym teacher, but Fran says she cannot be even close to as bas 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). 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 star: Patti LaBelle. May 16, 1994


Season 2 (1994-1995)

26 episodes

Episode number Season number Title 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 Broadwaymarker. At the end the whole cast does the Hustle. 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! 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 Russian 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 Hamptonsmarker, but Maxwell says no until Fran gets her next raise. 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! October 31, 1994
31 9 Stock Tip Fran picks up a stock broker at the grocery store, and when she introduces him to Max, the two hit it off-but Fran soon discovers that the broker's tips are bogus. She must stop Maxwell from repeating the advice to potential investors! 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. 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 as himself, and J. D. Daniels as Jack Walker. 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. 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. 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. December 12, 1994
37 15 Kindervelt Days Fran wants to go to her Kindervelt Camp reunion, but becomes desperate when she can't find a handsome man to impress one of her old camp rivals. Guest star: Erik Estrada. 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 and Eydie. 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 Maxwell makes a provision in his will for Fran to receive the children in the event of his death. Meanwhile, he prepares to woo a potential investor who is on a special heart diet. When Fran hears of the will and discovers the papers regarding a heart problem, she is convinced that Maxwell is dying. 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 star: Roger Clinton. 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 listening to a soap opera, Grace becomes convinced she is pregnant. Guest star: Jake Richardson. February 6, 1995
42 20 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. When it appears that Chester has eaten Lamb Chop, trouble arises! 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. February 20, 1995
44 22 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 23 A Kiss Is Just a Kiss Fran and Maggie compete in a kissing contest. Fran is chosen over Maggie to be on the cover of Billy Ray Cyrus' new album cover. It is later revealed that Billy Ray Cyrus only chose Fran because she was older than everybody else. Meanwhile, Maxwell and Fran share a kiss. Guest star: Billy Ray Cyrus. May 3, 1995
46 24 Strange Bedfellows Fran attends the nanny retirement party for one of her friends. After drinking too much, she ends up in Mr. Sheffield's bedroom that night. The two try to determine whether or not anything happened between them. May 8, 1995
47 25 The Chatterbox Fran helps a down-on-her-luck actress to get a job at a local hair salon. This episode was intended as a pilot for its own series, but was never followed through. [357806] 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 Title Original airdate
49 Pen Pal Fran arranges to meet up with the pen pal she's had since first grade, but she hasn't been fully honest with him. Maxwell goes with her, which causes the pen pal to get jealous and leave a note saying "he can't compete with a man like that". When Fran and Maxwell return they witness Niles and C.C. kissing, and declare that it is inevitable for people who live together for that long to do something like that. This causes them to almost kiss until Maxwell hands her his coat and walks upstairs. September 11, 1995
50 Franny and the Professor C.C.'s brother, a professor, bets that he can get Fran on Jeopardy!. Guest stars: Michael McKean and Alex Trebek. September 18, 1995
51 Dope Diamond Fran falls in love with a doctor, but he may not be all that he claims. September 25, 1995
52 A Fine Family Feud In order to hold Maggie's sweet sixteen birthday party at Aunt Freida's club, Fran has to end the long-running feud between Sylvia and Freida. Guest star: Lainie Kazan. October 2, 1995
53 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. October 9, 1995
54 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 Oy Vey, You're Gay Maxwell, depressed that women avoided him at a party, starts dating a woman who isn't interested in men. October 23, 1995
56 The Party's Over Fran gets into legal trouble after throwing a singles party she holds in Maxwell's absence. November 6, 1995
57 The Two Mrs. Sheffields Maxwell's mother is coming to visit, and in order to spite her, Maxwell proposes to Fran. November 13, 1995
58 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 The Unkindest Gift Trusting her instincts, Fran sends Maxwell's book and Brighton's video to Hollywood. November 27, 1995
60 The Kibbutz Maxwell plans to send Maggie to a convent over the holidays, but Fran convinces him to send her to a kibbutz instead. When Fran remembers that it was on her own kibbutz that she lost her virginity, though, she scrambles to change Maxwell's mind. December 4, 1995
61 An Offer She Can't Refuse Gracie's new friend Frankie has a handsome, divorced father, so he and Fran start dating. He lavishes gifts on her, and she is enamored-until it appears that her boyfriend is actually a part of the mob. December 11, 1995
62 Oy to the World Fully animated episode. Fran tries to teach Brighton the real meaning of Christmas, and imagines the whole family in various roles in "Christmasland". December 18, 1995
63 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 placs 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 Where's Fran? Fran pretends to get caught smoking to scare Maggie into quitting, but gets upset and runs away after Maxwell calls her stupid. Features scenes from previous episodes January 15, 1996
65 The Grandmas Fran's parents want to split up, and Gracie doesn't want Fran to accompany her on play dates anymore. January 22, 1996
66 Val's Boyfriend Fran has to deal with Val's overly-friendly boyfriend. February 5, 1996
67 Love is a Many Blundered Thing Fran gets a note from a secret admirer asking to be his Valentine. Fran assumes it's Mr. Sheffield, and sets up a huge billboard in Times Square with her own message. The secret admirer turns out to be a friend of Brighton's, and Fran and Val try to remove the billboard. February 12, 1996
68 Your Feet's Too Big Fran announces that she was once a foot model, and is excited when her modeling agency's reunion grows near. When she learns that her feet have grown since her modeling days, she becomes paranoid. Fran dreams of her and Maxwell making out on the couch. February 19, 1996
69 Where's the Pearls? Elizabeth Taylor trusts Fran with a precious black-pearl necklace. When Fran is in an accident in a taxi, she loses her memory-and forgets what happened to the pearls. Guest star: Rosie O'Donnell. February 26, 1996
70 The Hockey Show Fran dates one of Maxwell and Brighton's favorite hockey players. When she wears red shoes to a game, though, he believes that she is bad luck. Fran deals with the struggle of being labeled a "jinx" by the people of New York. March 4, 1996
71 That's Midlife Maxwell has a midlife crisis and begins to doubt his work and his life. March 11, 1996
72 The Cantor Show The cantor from Fran's temple quits to sing in Maxwell's latest show after Fran introduces them, and Fran has to deal with the fallout, mortal and divine alike. April 29, 1996
73 Green Card Brighton does badly in French and his gorgeous French tutor wants to marry Fran. Meanwhile he kisses C.C., who tells Maxwell, who tells Fran. Fran's fiance says it's true and Maxwell and Fran share a kiss. May 6, 1996
74 Ship of Fran's The Sheffields, Niles, C.C., Fran's parents and Yetta join Fran and Val on a cruise to the Caribbeanmarker. Meanwhile Fran's Psychic says that Fran will dance with the man of her dreams on the cruise. When her original partner turns out to be a stowaway, she dances instead with Mr. Sheffield in a competition. May 13, 1996
75 A Pup in Parismarker Fran blunders her way onto a flight to Paris, where she spends time alone with Maxwell. On the flight back, he tells her he loves her. And then takes it back. Guest star: Eartha Kitt. May 20, 1996


Season 4 (1996-1997)

26 episodes

Episode number Title Summary Original airdate
76 The Tart with Heart Upon returning home from Paris, Fran couldn't be sadder when C.C. says Maxwell just hired her for her looks. To find out if this is true, Fran tries dating a blind guy. Meanwhile Maxwell tries to back-pedal after what he told Fran on the plane by taking back what he said. Guest star: Jason Alexander. September 18, 1996
77 The Cradle Robbers After Maxwell tells Fran to make Maggie break up with a 25 year old, Fran starts dating his friend of the same age. September 25, 1996
78 The Bird's Nest Brighton gets a C in science and Mr Sheffield threatens him with military school if he does not improve his grades. Fran decides to help him out and ends up trying to buy off the science teacher. October 2, 1996
79 The Rosie Show Fran and Val 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's parents in real life.) October 9, 1996
80 Freida Needa Man With Aunt Freida broke, she moves into the Sheffield's mansion. Fran's solution is to get her boyfriend to propose, but instead he has a heart attack. Guest Star Lainie Kazan October 16, 1996
81 Me and Mrs. Joan Fran tries to have Maxwell and his father make peace by inviting the secretary that broke up his parent's marriage to dinner. Maxwell and Fran makeout on his office's desk only to be found by Niles. October 30, 1996
82 The Taxman Cometh Fran is watching Jay Leno's dog and getting audited by the Internal Revenue Service. November 6, 1996
83 An Affair to Dismember With Maxwell busy it's up to Fran to show his brother Nigel around New York. Nigel is enchanted and proposes to Fran. 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 enrolls Fran in a beauty pageant in order to get a car for her seventeenth birthday. Before the competition, Fran accidentally runs over a bunny rabbit causing Fran to go into a frenzy, resulting in her losing the beauty pageant. December 11, 1996
86 Hurricane Fran Fran decides to vacation for the first time without the Sheffield family but ends up on an island with Val during a very dangerous storm. This news causes Mr. Sheffield to re-evaluate his feelings for Fran. December 18, 1996
87 Danny's Dead and Who's Got the Will? Maxwell's grandmother comes to the house to determine whether her grandson is worthy of inheriting a portion of her vast family fortune. Meanwhile, Fran's former fiancee Danny suddenly dies and Fran must come to terms with her former lover's death. After realizing that she can't stand Maxwell hiding his love for her, Fran quits her job. January 8, 1997
88 Kissing Cousins Fran falls for a rich Jewish doctor. They meet at a wedding and he turns out to be her cousin. Special guest star: Jon Stewart. January 15, 1997
89 The Fifth Wheel Fran, Val and C.C. all go out together and Fran is the only one who doesn't find a date. January 29, 1997
90 The Nose Knows Fran gets very upset with Maxwell when she finds him making out in the living room with his date. Fran is told by her therapist that she is treating him like her husband rather than her boss. February 5, 1997
91 The Bank Robbery Fran and her mother are held hostages in a bank robbery. February 12, 1997
92 Samson, He Denied Her Fran and C.C. sit on a jury of a case that mirrors Fran's life. February 19, 1997
93 The Facts of Lice Fran begins to suspect that Niles is a murderer when she finds a list which belongs to him. Meanwhile, the whole family gets head lice. March 5, 1997
94 Fran's Roots A woman shows up claiming to be Fran's mother due to a mix-up at the hospital. Special guest star: Telma Hopkins. March 12, 1997
95 The Nanny and the Hunk Producer A tabloid publishes a story that Fran and Maxwell have been having an affair since before his wife died. Fran is more upset that that fact means she is over 40, which she isn't. April 2, 1997
96 The Passed-Over Story Maxwell hires Fran's old classmate for his latest production and Maggie wants to be her personal assistant. The Sheffields join the Fines for Passover. 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 is involved with a charity auction hosted by Maxwell and Bette Midler. Fran takes a child prodigy to Yetta's nursing home and the death of a resident so traumatizes the child that he swears he will never play the piano again. April 30, 1997
99 The Heather Biblow Story The woman who stole Fran's job and fiance now has a job on The Young and the Restless. Fran steals that job from her and she takes Fran's nanny job instead. Guest star: Pamela Anderson. May 7, 1997
100 The Boca Story Sylvia puts her saving in a house in Boca Ratonmarker. After flying there, they discover that the real estate agent is not reliable. May 14, 1997
101 Fran's Gotta Have It Fran follows Maxwell to Londonmarker and after a wonderful afternoon they almost commit to each other until they learn that Niles has had a heart attack. C.C. realizes that she doesn't hate Niles as much as she appears to. Guest star: Celine Dion. May 21, 1997


Season 5 (1997-1998)

23 episodes

Episode number Title Original airdate
102 The Morning After While Niles is recovering from his heart attack, Mr. Sheffield asks Fran to redecorate the kitchen. 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 Maxwell starts to fall for her. Guest star: Brian Setzer. 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 backs 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 Citymarker for a project, and are staying at Trump Taj Mahalmarker. 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! 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.! 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 Fallsmarker, 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. Before hand 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 doctors, 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 star: Cindy Adams. 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. 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 Ms. Babcock, making her doubt her own sanity. 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's desperation - until she reveals her taste for men. 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, Ms. 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 Description Original airdate
125 The Honeymoon's Overboard Fran and Maxwell find themselves on a desert island after falling off their honeymoon yacht. 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 Citymarker 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! Guest stars: Bill Clinton and Hillary Rodham Clinton. 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 Bostonmarker 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. February 3, 1999
138 California, Here We Come Maxwell 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 almost missing 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



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