Answer: Eve Catherine and Jonah Samuel
They named them after Maxwell's great grandmother and Fran's great grandfather. How cute.
Answer: Bridal shop
You can hear the lyrics in the theme song. "She was working in a bridal shop in Flushing, Queens" was the first part of the song.
Answer: Morty Fine
Morty Fine was not shown until the last season, where Fran finds out her mother was having an affair with a doctor. Steve Lawrence who played Morty Fine, also acted in another episode of "The Nanny", where he starred as himself.
Answer: was out on her fanny
In this one episode it has a thing at the end where Fran talks to this guy and says, "You know, people tell me my life would make a great sitcom show. See, I was working in a bridal shop in Flushing, Queens, when my boyfriend kicked me out in one of those crushing scenes. What was I to do? Where was I to go? I was out on my fanny, if you pardon my French."
Answer: An "I love you" Maxwell expressed to Fran.
Fran was overjoyed when Maxwell slipped and said "The Thing": He told Fran he loved her as they were experiencing strong turbulence on the flight back to New York. But when there was no longer a threat to their lives and they arrived home in one piece, Maxwell returned to his old habit of holding Fran at arm's length. Meanwhile the rest of the household tried in vain to find out what "The Thing" was.
From Quiz: The Fab Fourth
Answer: Bryn Mawr University
C.C. Babcock mentioned in earlier episodes of the show that she had attended Bryn Mawr University in her younger days. Her education was the source of a big ego-trip for C.C., and a topic she enjoyed bragging about to anyone who would listen.
Answer: "Hillcrest High"
In seasons 1 and 2, Fran referred to her old high school as "Flushing High". In later episodes the name was changed to "Hillcrest High". Hillcrest High in Queens, NY is the actual high school Fran Drescher attended with fellow comedian Ray Romano, who also guest starred on "The Nanny" in the Hillcrest High reunion episode.
Fran leaves her home of Queens to sell make-up door-to-door in Manhattan.
Maggie may have been dull in the first episode, but with Fran's help she grew into a stylish young lady.
From Quiz: The Nanny
Answer: Valentine's Day is approching and she has no date.
Fran tries to pretend that she doesn't care about Valentine's Day until she finds out that she actually does have a date.
Sadly, Imogene met an untimely death after sitting on a cookie which Fran ate!
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.
Niles is the family butler. He always has wise cracking jokes and pranks he pulls on Maxwell's partner. Niles is played by Daniel Davis.
Answer: Sara Sheffield
We found this out, when Sara Sheffield, Maxwell Sheffield's late wife, came back from the dead to tell him to "move on and marry Fran".
Answer: Her mother from Queens
Mr. Sheffield says, "Miss Fine, you seem to have listed the Queen Mother as a reference?" She replies, "No, that's my mother from Queens!"
Answer: Jason Alexander
When Fran and Val went to a bar in an attempt to get Fran's mind off of Maxwell, Fran met a blind man named Jack, played by Jason Alexander of "Seinfield". Fran came up with a scheme to date Jack in order to show Maxwell she was more than just a pretty face.
From Quiz: The Fab Fourth
Answer: Helping out as a candy-striper at the hospital
After observing how much Maxwell spoiled the children, Fran convinced him to allow Maggie to get a part-time job. Maggie wanted to work at The Gap with her boyfriend Peter, but instead Fran gets her a volunteer job as a candy-striper at the hospital in order to "build character".
Answer: Little Rock, Arkansas
Although he spoke with a very convincing British accent on the show, Daniel Davis is actually a native of Arkansas! Who would've guessed?
After her boyfriend, Danny, fired her, Fran went to work for Shades of the Orient.
Answer: Elton John
Michael Bolton was not a guest star when Fran and Maxwell went on their first date, but was for their second date.
From Quiz: The Nanny
Answer: Jeff the cop
Fran and Val are sitting at the kitchen table belittling the whole notion of Valentine's Day. Fran becomes ecstatic when she gets a card in the mail revealing that she has a date after all.
Max passed on "Cats," setting up a rivalry between him and Andrew Lloyd Webber.
She didn't stay long, just long enough until the bug problem was dealt with. But during her short stay she was caught in bed with her "boyfriend", nearly started a fire, gave some mixed up advice to the children and just generally confused everything. Like the Sheffield household needed help in the confusion department!
Answer: Shades of the Orient
It was seen many times throughout the show. After she arrived at the Sheffield house, it hung in the closet in her room.
Maggie is the oldest, followed by Brighton, and then Gracie. Maxwell's wife passed on right after Gracie was born.
Answer: Fran gave him the idea with a story.
Val was over at the mansion and they were talking about a really cool kid who was smoking in elementary school.
Answer: The butler's pantry
In season 1, there was a butler's pantry between the kitchen and the great room, and it was a place where Niles and Fran shared many private conversations. After the first season, the set was changed and the pantry was completely taken out to improve the layout of the home for production purposes. There were many changes made to the set after the first few episodes, but the pantry was the most significant change.
Answer: fires her
Fran gets the axe, but after seeing how much he really needed her, Mr. Sheffield re-hired her for good.
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!
From Quiz: The Nanny
Answer: Brighton's friend Tommy
She and Val are waiting for the bus when she discovers the card in her purse. Val, being the dimbulb that she is, exclaims "An anonymous Valentine from a secret admirer! Who's it from?"
Answer: 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.
She had no intention of getting the job. In fact, she had no idea it was available before she arrived on the Sheffield's door step.
No one ever knew her real name. We find out in the last episode in the series that her real name is Chastity-Claire. She's played by Lauren Lane.