Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
Fran's father. Fran met Steve and Eydie in Atlantic City on one episode. Later he showed up again, playing her up-until-then never seen Dad. And serenaded Sylvia which was a very nice way to be introduced to him (despite that toupee). I hope you had as much fun with this as I had writing it!
yes. But of course! She ended up asking Fran to have a jewel necklace transported for her. Fran decided to do it herself, got into a cab with Rosie O'Donnell playing a cabbie (?), got into a crash, amnesia ensued, etc. All of that in only 20 minutes on the air!
Beverly. Another one I didn't know until I looked it up. That was a tough one---I'll go easier on the next question...
yes. It did, but only one. It came in 1995 for Outstanding Costume Design, which seems like a dubious distinction. Fran's clothes were generally on the gawdy side, but they were noticeable. The show lost 8 other nominations during its run.
|The Sheffields and Fran were off on a vacation and, quite frankly, Niles just loved having the house to himself. In a moment of abandon, he was replicating a scene from a well known movie while enjoying his freedom. Do you remember which movie?||That's How She Became..."The Nanny"!
Risky Business. Yep, Niles was in his shorts pretending to be Tom Cruise singing "I Like That Old Time Rock-n-Roll". Then C.C. walked in. Naturally, Niles threatened to kill her if she ever uttered a word about it.
He got mugged and it was stolen.. Coming out of the back door of the theater one night Maxwell got mugged and so went the ring. Fran knew the proposal was coming and had a gathering of people at the mansion to celebrate when it did. When Max didn't show up as expected she knew something was wrong and went out and found him beaten silly in an alley.
Chastity Claire. I didn't know that until I looked it up! On the show poor C.C. never really got a break but she kept coming back for more. The banter between her and the butler Niles still makes me roll on the floor.
|On the show C.C. Babcock had a dog named Chester (remember the alleged "Lambchop" mauling incident---too funny!). In real life, the dog belonged to one of the players on the sitcom. Which one?||That's How She Became..."The Nanny"!
Fran Drescher (Fran). Drescher was a co-producer so I'm sure wouldn't let anyone else's dog be cast. And poor Chester didn't really eat "Lambchop", despite accusations as such. The little hand puppet got mixed in with the laundry and disappeared down the chute for a while. Shari Lewis appeared on this episode to fine effect.
6. It debuted in 1993 and closed up shop, voluntarily as it was not cancelled, in 1999. I think it was a wise decision for them all to end it where they did. The whole series was built around the flirtation between the nanny and her boss and that double entendre stuff had gone through its beginning, middle and conclusion.
On a deserted island. They were on a cruise, but then Fran fell overboard and Max jumped in after her. The two then washed up on an island where they consummated their relationship.
5. Their wedding was a 2 part season finale.
|Maxwell's business partner was usually referred to as C.C. What do those initials stand for? ||All About the "Nanny!"
Chastity Claire. We didn't find this out until the very last episode!
|In the last season, Max's oldest daughter Maggie got married. What did her husband do for a living? ||All About the "Nanny!"
He was a male model. Michael was a very successful underwear model, but what made Fran happy was that he was Jewish, and he was related to Barbra Streisand and James Brolin!
Chester. In real life, the dog belongs to Fran Drescher, which is why he always runs to her on the show! LOL!
|In one episode, Fran spent the night in Maxwell's bed. Who woke them up the following morning? ||All About the "Nanny!"
C.C.. Niles saw them asleep, but didn't wake them. He then tricked C.C. into going upstairs so she'd see them in bed together.
On a plane coming back from Paris. Max thought the plane was going to go down, so he told Fran he loved her. He later took it back, causing Fran to torture him about it for an entire year!
|Early in his career, Maxwell passed on the rights to a famous Broadway musical. This mistake has haunted him ever since. What's the name of the musical? ||All About the "Nanny!"
"Cats". Max passed on "Cats," setting up a rivalry between him and Andrew Lloyd Webber.
|The youngest of the Sheffield kids is Grace. In the first season, she has an imaginary friend. What is her name? ||All About the "Nanny!"
Imogene. Sadly, Imogene met an untimely death after sitting on a cookie which Fran ate!
|To Fran's dismay, Danny got married to Heather Biblo after her breakup with him. Who played Danny's new fiancee in later episodes?||The Nanny
Pamela Anderson. Pamela Anderson guest starred twice as Heather Biblow-Imperiali.
|In one episode, Fran was pictured on the worst dressed list of "Gloss" magazine because of her purse. Fran blamed Maxwell for this because he would not let her change her purse before they left for the premiere. What color was the purse that caused Fran to be labeled a bad dresser?||The Nanny
red. Fran's red purse in this episode did not match her leopard print dress.
|Though Yetta was a frequent character on the show, her last name is not mentioned very often. What is her last name?||The Nanny
Rosenberg. Yetta first married name may have been Rosenberg, but she was engaged to a man named Sammy, played by Ray Charles, during part of the show.
|One of many actresses who were regular guest stars on the show was Fran's best friend Val. What actress played Val?||The Nanny
Rachel Chagall. Ann Guilbert played Grandma Yetta, Renee Taylor played Sylvia, and Madeline Zima played Grace Sheffield.
|Fran and Mr. Sheffield's relationship was full of ups and downs. During one episode, Mr. Sheffield asks Fran to re-decorate a room in order to distract her from their relationship. Who guest stars as Fran's decorator cousin?||The Nanny
Roseanne. After this episode, the kitchen appears different than it did in previous episodes.
|In the episode where C.C.'s brother Noel visits, we find out that he is a college professor. At what university does Noel teach at?||The Nanny
Northwestern. In this episode, C.C. and Noel place a bet on Fran. C.C. bets that Noel cannot get her on "Jeopardy", but he does. When Fran goes on the show, she wins!
|Fran talks a lot about her very large extended family on the show. However, her immediate family on the show is not very big. What is the name of Fran's only sibling on the show?||The Nanny
Nadine. We did not hear much about Fran's sister on the show. As a matter of a fact, the character of Nadine only appeared on the show twice. Once as a young teenager and once as an adult.
|During the first episode, Fran did not intend to apply for the nanny position at the Sheffield home. What did Fran use to write her resume? ||The Nanny
lipstick. Fran may not have made an impression with her resume, but she must have impressed Mr. Sheffield in some way because she got the job!
|When Fran and Maxwell finally go on their first date it is a very special occasion for more than one reason. What celebrity was present on Fran and Maxwell's first date?||The Nanny
Elton John. Michael Bolton was not a guest star when Fran and Maxwell went on their first date, but was for their second date.
|During the first episode, Fran takes Maggie dress shopping at her ex-boyfriend, Danny's, bridal shop. What does Maggie say her favorite color is when Fran asks her?||The Nanny
beige. Maggie may have been dull in the first episode, but with Fran's help she grew into a stylish young lady.
2. Among other high profile guest stars, Rosie O'Donnell appeared twice on the show and is a good friend of Fran Drescher's as well. Fran also appeared on the cover of the first issue of O'Donnell's magazine "Rosie".
|Lauren Lane, who portrayed Maxwell Sheffield's partner C.C. Babcock, became pregnant in real life during which season of the show? ||Fine Facts of Life
Season 5. Lauren Lane became pregnant with her daughter Katherine during season 5 of the show. It really wouldn't have made sense for Lane's character to become pregnant on the show, so in conclusion the writers decided to work around the pregnancy. If you go back and watch episodes filmed during season 5, you will notice the crew hid her belly behind large props, tables, and oversized jackets.
|In the pilot episode of "The Nanny", how old was Benjamin Salisbury's character Brighton Sheffield supposed to be?||Fine Facts of Life
10. In the pilot episode, Brighton Sheffield was ten years old, but after the show was picked up by CBS his age was changed to 12. If you watched the show regularly, you probably noticed there were several inconsistencies in the children's ages throughout the run of the show.