Season 1 is the first season of the American television series The Nanny aired on CBS from November 3, 1993 to May 16, 1994.

Cast[edit | edit source]

Fran Drescher as Fran Fine
Charles Shaughnessy as Maxwell Sheffield
Daniel Davis as Niles
Lauren Lane as C.C. Babcock
Nicholle Tom as Maggie Sheffield
Benjamin Salisbury as Brighton Sheffield
Madeline Zima as Grace Sheffield

Special Guest Stars

Renée Taylor as Sylvia Fine (7 episodes)
Carol Channing as Herself ("Smoke Gets in Your Lies")
Cloris Leachman as Clara Mueller ("The Nanny-in-Law")
Lesley-Anne Down as Chloe Simpson ("Maggie the Model")
Twiggy Lawson as Jocelyn Sheffield ("Stop the Wedding, I Want to Get Off")
Leigh J. Lawson as Lester ("Stop the Wedding, I Want to Get Off")

Recurring cast

Rachel Chagall as Valerie Toriello (6 episodes)

Guest starring

Gregg Rogell as Kenny Keroucan (2 episodes)
Ann Morgan Guilbert as Yetta Rosenberg ("Smoke Gets in Your Lies")
Anthony Cistaro as Carlo ("Maggie the Model")
Andy Dick as Bernie/Pepé ("Maggie the Model")
Lane Davies as Nigel Waters ("Stop the Wedding, I Want to Get Off")

Episodes[edit | edit source]

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Title Writer Director Original air date
1 1 The Pilot Fran Drescher (Story), Peter Marc Jacobson (S/T), Robert Sternin & Prudence Fraser (Teleplay) Lee Shallat-Chemel November 3, 1999
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Door-to-door cosmetics sales lady Fran Fine inadvertently becomes the nanny to the three children of a widowed Broadway producer.
2 2 Smoke Gets in Your Lies Michael Rowe Lee Shallat-Chemel November 10, 1993
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As a result, of Brighton getting caught smoking, Fran takes him to see her grandma Yetta who has been smoking all her life.
3 3 My Fair Nanny Andy Goodman Lee Shallat-Chemel November 17, 1993
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Fran hosts a tea party for Maggie's friends, however, Maxwell wonders if Fran has the class to pull it off.
4 4 The Nuchslep Eve Ahlert & Dennis Drake Lee Shallat-Chemel November 24, 1993
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When Fran acts as a chaperon on Maggie's date, Maggie's boyfriend shows an interest in Fran.
5 5 Here Comes the Brood Diane Wilk Lee Shallat-Chemel December 6, 1993
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C.C.'s attempts to get closer to Maxwell's children results in Gracie running away.
6 6 The Butler, the Husband, the Wife and Her Mother Howard Meyers Lee Shallat-Chemel December 8, 1993
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When status-conscious relatives visit from Florida, Fran pretends that Niles is Maxwell and they are married.
7 7 Imaginary Friend Pamela Eells & Sally Lapiduss Lee Shallat-Chemel December 15, 1993
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Gracie is traumatized when Fran "eats" her imaginary friend.
8 8 Christmas Episode Fran Drescher & Peter Marc Jacobson Lee Shallat-Chemel December 22, 1993
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Much to his children's disappointment as well as Fran's, Maxwell has to be in Washington, D.C. on Christmas day. Meanwhile, Fran has overextended herself in buying gifts.
9 9 Personal Business Fran Drescher & Peter Marc Jacobson Lee Shallat-Chemel December 29, 1993
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Maxwell wants to hire popular soap star Brock Storm for his latest show, but he'll only do it if he gets a date with Fran.
10 10 The Nanny-in-Law Eve Ahlert & Dennis Drake Paul Miller January 12, 1994
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Maxwell's old nanny comes to visit and is unimpressed with Fran's unconventional ways and lack of formal training.
11 11 A Plot for Nanny Paul Miller January 19, 1994
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Sylvia buys Fran a cemetery plot to get her closer to the cemetery manager.
12 12 The Show Must Go On Frank Lombardi & Dana Reston Will Mackenzie January 26, 1994
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Fran agrees to direct Grace's school play, but then Maxwell maneuvers his way into her position.
13 13 Maggie the Model Diane WIlk Will Mackenzie February 2, 1994
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A world-renowned model thinks Maggie would make a good fashion model.
14 14 The Family Plumbing Bill Lawrence Linda Day February 9, 1994
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When the water goes out in the house, Maxwell reluctantly agrees to let Fran hire her uncle as a plumber. Meanwhile, Maggie wants to go to a party, but when her father learns there will be boys there he forbids it.
15 15 Deep Throat Pamela Eells & Sally Lapiduss Linda Day March 2, 1994
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When all the children get sick, Fran takes Grace to the doctor and learns she needs a tonsillectomy.
16 16 Schlepped Away Fran Drescher & Peter Marc Jacobson Linda Day March 9, 1994
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A blizzard paralyzes the city and forces Fran and the Sheffields to move their Bermuda vacation to her mother's apartment in Queens.
17 17 Stop the Wedding, I Want to Get Off Diane WIlk Gail Mancuso March 16, 1994
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Maxwell's sister comes to visit and she decides then to marry her intended.
18 18 Sunday in the Park with Fran Howard Meyer Gail Mancuso March 23, 1994
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A play date between Gracie and the child of a Broadway critic does not go well.
19 19 The Gym Teacher Alan Eisenstock & Larry Mintz Gail Mancuso April 6, 1994
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Fran learns that her old, tyrannical gym teacher is now Maggie's gym teacher.
20 20 Ode to Barbra Joan David M. Matthews (Story), Frank Lombardi & Dana Reston (Teleplay) Gail Mancuso April 13, 1994
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C.C.'s father comes to visit. When C.C. turns down his offer to see Barbra Streisand in concert, Fran, who adores all things Streisand, gets the opportunity.
21 21 Frannie's Choice Tracy Newman & Jonathan Stark Paul Miller April 20, 1994
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Fran must decide between the Sheffields and her old boyfriend that proposes.
22 22 I Don't Remember Mama Howard Meyers & Diane Wilk Paul Miller May 19, 1994
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With Mother's Day approaching, Maxwell arranges for the entire family to join a country club to deflect attention away from Sarah. Fran and Grace enter a mother-daughter pageant.
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