The Best Episodes of The Nanny

Last Updated: Aug 9, 2018

After being fired from her job and dumped by her boyfriend, a cosmetics saleswoman becomes the nanny to the three children of a rich British widower. As time passes, the two fall for each other.

The Finale (Part 2)

#1 - The Finale (Part 2)

Season 6 - Episode 22

At the hospital, Fran is in her room and her mother and grandmother pay her a visit. "Three generations of Fine women", Sylvia says. Neither she nor Yetta thought they'd live to see Fran having babies. They leave and C.C. comes to talk with Fran. She's wonder why she's still sick even after saying yes to Niles. Fran's big moment comes, and Niles and C.C. decide to get married right there. The minister pronounces C.C. – Chastity Claire, that is – and Niles husband and wife. Everyone leaves and Fran finally gives birth to a twin couple: Jonah Samuel and Eve Katherine. A few days later, they all take Maggie and Brighton to the airport as they leave to Europe. It's hard for Fran saying goodbye to the children she considers being her own. But they leave. Now it's time for them to leave too – to California. Everything is packed up, and Fran's the last one to leave the house. As she walks to the door, she finds the "Shades of the Orient" valise she used after she was fired from Danny's bridal

star 8.30
47 votes
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Yetta's Letters

#2 - Yetta's Letters

Season 6 - Episode 18

While still shocked about finding out Niles and C.C.'s secret affair, Fran and Maxwell worry about something else: it seems like Max's biggest chance to beat Andrew Lloyd Weber at the Tonys is going to be wasted, since he can't get a decent play script and thus won't open any new shows. Fran shows him Yetta's old love letters she wrote to a waiter she met on the ship that brought her from Romania, but Maxwell doesn't think those will make a good play. The letters get accidentally sent to Andrew Lloyd Weber's office and he tries to buy the play rights for Yetta's letters, but Maxwell steps in – thanks to Sylvia's power of attorney – and opens one of the most exciting plays of the season!

star 8.13
39 votes
The Ex-Niles

#3 - The Ex-Niles

Season 5 - Episode 5

Fran and C.C. agree to let Dr. Joyce Brothers decide who's the better woman for Maxwell; Niles quits after he's denied a raise, a demand based on his faulty impression of Fran's salary.

star 8.09
68 votes
Directors: Dorothy Lyman
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Pilot (a.k.a. The Nanny)

#4 - Pilot (a.k.a. The Nanny)

Season 1 - Episode 1

Fran gets a job as a nanny for the Sheffields after being fired from her job at her fiancé's bridal store.

star 8.08
223 votes
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The Butler, the Husband, the Wife and Her Mother

#5 - The Butler, the Husband, the Wife and Her Mother

Season 1 - Episode 6

Niles has to pose as Fran's husband when her relatives comes to visit.

star 8.08
132 votes
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Maggie's Wedding

#6 - Maggie's Wedding

Season 6 - Episode 19

Michael got a modeling job in Japan, so he proposes to Maggie so they don't have to be apart. Maxwell has a hard time accepting the fact that his little daughter has grown into a mature woman, but eventually comes to terms with Michael. On the wedding day, Fran finds out Michael's cousin is James Brolin, Barbara Streisand's husband, and that Barbara herself is coming to the ceremony. Fran is in such shock for finally meeting her idol that has contractions and is rushed to the hospital. It's all a false alarm, but Fran does not want to stay in the hospital while Barbara is at her house. She sneaks out, but when she gets home there's nobody there. Max calls the house and reveals Fran he planned a little surprise for her: he took Barbara to the hospital. Fran doesn't forgive her, but the wedding goes on and Maggie finally marries the man of her life.

star 8.04
49 votes
Directors: Fran Drescher
The Nuchslep

#7 - The Nuchslep

Season 1 - Episode 4

Fran and Maggie end up fighting after Maggie's boyfriend gets interested in Fran. Maxwell gives C.C. a dog for her birthday.

star 8.00
145 votes
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Close Shave

#8 - Close Shave

Season 2 - Episode 21

Fran convinces Mr. Sheffield to stop giving Maggie money and make her get a job to gain responsibility. Maggie takes a job at the hospital, and when she has a date with her boyfriend she gets Fran to cover for her. Meanwhile, C.C. is trying some new recipes for her cooking class and she is such a bad cook that Mr. Sheffield has his pains all day when he eats C.C.'s "food". Turns out he has to get his appendix out. A doctor mistakes Fran for a nurse and now she has to shave Mr. Sheffield. In the next morning, it all seems to be a dream to him. Until he sees Fran using the whipped cream spray...

star 8.00
82 votes
Directors: Dorothy Lyman
The Engagement

#9 - The Engagement

Season 5 - Episode 15

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 congratulate 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. 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.

star 8.00
61 votes
Directors: Dorothy Lyman
The Wedding (Part 2)

#10 - The Wedding (Part 2)

Season 5 - Episode 23

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. Max tells Fran that what happened with his sister will not 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 Fr

star 7.98
48 votes
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The Finale (Part 1)

#11 - The Finale (Part 1)

Season 6 - Episode 21

With the upcoming end of her pregnancy, Fran's feeling a little fat and overweight, and worries if she'll ever fit in her clothes again as she packs for the move. The Sheffields host their first anniversary party, where the entire family reunites before they move to Beverly Hills. While Fran and Max are nothing but happiness, Niles fears for his future with C.C. Once again he proposes, and once again she flees. Fran runs after her and they both get stuck in the elevator. When things can't get any worse, they get: Fran goes into labor! Maxwell and Niles finally arrive with help to get Fran and C.C. out of the elevator. The elevator repairman can't get the door open, but when C.C. says she'd be happy to marry Niles he opens it with no tools! They're all happy and ecstatic about Niles and C.C.'s engagement and forget Fran in the elevator, but Maxwell opens up the door and off to the hospital they go. To be continued...

star 7.96
50 votes
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Strange Bedfellows

#12 - Strange Bedfellows

Season 2 - Episode 24

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.

star 7.96
71 votes
Directors: Dorothy Lyman
Rash to Judgment

#13 - Rash to Judgment

Season 5 - Episode 11

Val has two tickets for Michael Bolton's album premiere party, so Fran asks Mr. Sheffield on a romantic date. She's terrified with a weird rash that appeared all over her body, and rushes to the hospital after Mr. Sheffield decides to take her up to a room for their first intimate night together. She gets a cortisone shot from an inexperienced doctor, which makes Fran swells like a balloon. The romantic night is ruined, thanks to Sylvia's squash-filled pasta that gave Fran the allergic reaction.

star 7.95
66 votes
Directors: Dorothy Lyman
The Cradle Robbers

#14 - The Cradle Robbers

Season 4 - Episode 2

Mr. Sheffield is furious when he finds out Maggie is seeing a 25 year-old boy. 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).

star 7.95
77 votes
Directors: Dorothy Lyman
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My Fair Nanny

#15 - My Fair Nanny

Season 1 - Episode 3

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 sofisticated party.

star 7.94
152 votes
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Danny's Dead and Who's Got the Will?

#16 - Danny's Dead and Who's Got the Will?

Season 4 - Episode 12

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.

star 7.93
76 votes
Directors: Dorothy Lyman
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One False Mole and You're Dead

#17 - One False Mole and You're Dead

Season 5 - Episode 12

Margo Lange, the famous actress, is starring in one of Maxwell's plays, and Ms. Fine disguises as a gardener so she can spy on them. After being busted by Mr. Sheffield, Fran accidently sprays water on Margo, and as she tries to dry her, Margo's famous Marilyn-Monroe-like mole comes out. Fran takes her mom to the doctor, and as they were talking on the waiting room, Cindy Adams, the columnist, overhears the story about Margo's fake mole, and announces it on her show, which makes Margo quit the play. Now Fran has to make things up to Mr. Sheffield, and in order to do so, she comes up with the idea of selling fake moles on the internet with Margo. But the whole plan falls through after Maxwell blabs about it to Mel Brooks, who steals it. Maxwell asks Fran to marry him so he can be forgiven, but she says no to it because she doesn't want to marry a man out of guilt. But he actually meant it this time...

star 7.93
59 votes
Directors: Dorothy Lyman
Fair Weather Fran

#18 - Fair Weather Fran

Season 5 - Episode 8

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 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, Fran ruins her audition by herself (by mistaking gene therapy with therapeutic jeans). Meanwhile, Sylvia has problems accepting her soon-to-be stepfather.

star 7.91
55 votes
Directors: Dorothy Lyman
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Fran's Gotta Have It

#19 - Fran's Gotta Have It

Season 4 - Episode 26

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. Meanwhile, C.C. is surprisingly sad after Niles's 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.

star 7.90
68 votes
Directors: Dorothy Lyman
Mommy and Mai

#20 - Mommy and Mai

Season 5 - Episode 7

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!

star 7.89
58 votes
Directors: Dorothy Lyman
Canasta Masta

#21 - Canasta Masta

Season 2 - Episode 16

Mr. Sheffield wants Brighton to play more sports, so Fran takes him to play baseball in Flushing. At Sylvia's, he shows an incredible talent for playing canasta, so he joins Yetta's canasta team to play in Atlantic city. Fran is soon kicked out of the team, but at the very last minute Brighton realizes that he doesn't belong to a group of Jewish women from Flushing and gives his place to Fran.

star 7.89
93 votes
The Two Mrs. Sheffields

#22 - The Two Mrs. Sheffields

Season 3 - Episode 9

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.

star 7.87
89 votes
Directors: Dorothy Lyman
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Deep Throat

#23 - Deep Throat

Season 1 - Episode 15

Fran gets sick and has to have her tonsils removed.

star 7.86
119 votes
Directors: Linda Day
I Don't Remember Mama

#24 - I Don't Remember Mama

Season 1 - Episode 22

Fran convinces Maxwell and the children to celebrate mothers' day, by taking Grace to a mother-daughter beauty pageant, but another contestant complains about Fran not being Grace's mother, which makes Grace run home crying.

star 7.85
96 votes
Directors: Paul Miller
Homie-Work

#25 - Homie-Work

Season 5 - Episode 17

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, who is a gift wrapper instead. In major trouble, Fran has to turn the nerd gift wrapper into a music rapper in less than 24 hours to prove to Mr. Sheffield that she is not 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.

star 7.85
68 votes
Directors: Dorothy Lyman