Season 2 is the second season of the American television series The Nanny aired on CBS from September 12, 1994 to May 22, 1995.

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

Recurring cast

Rachel Chagall as Valerie Toriello
Renée Taylor as Sylvia Fine
Ann Morgan Guilbert as Yetta Rosenberg

Special Guest Stars

Richard Kind as Jeffrey Needleman
Efrem Zimbalist Jr. as Theodore Timmons
Ben Vereen as Himself
Wallace Shawn as Charles Haste
Corbin Bernsen as Glen Mitchell
Bob Barker as Himself

Guest starring

Tracy Kolis as Leslie
Bonnie Morgan as Brooke
Ralph Manza as Saul

Episodes[edit | edit source]

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Title Writer Director Original air date
23 1 Fran-Lite Janis Hirsch Lee Shallat-Chemel September 12, 1994
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The children are heading back to school, but Brighton refuses to go back because he feels "small" in middle school. Fran misconstrues 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. Maxwell starts dating a woman who looks and sounds exactly like Fran.
24 2 The Playwright Lisa Medway Gail Macuso September 19, 1994
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In order to teach Brighton a lesson about rejecting girls, Fran goes on a date with a man that she had rejected back in high school. The man is now a playwright, and threatens to commit suicide unless Mr. Sheffield buys his piece and puts it on Broadway. At the end the whole cast does the hustle.
25 3 Everybody Needs a Bubby Diane Wilk Lee Shallat-Chemel September 26, 1994
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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.
26 4 Material Fran Eileen O'Hare Lee Shallat-Chemel October 3, 1994
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One of Fran's old high school friends sets her up with her husband's business partner to see how she likes someone who is loaded. The idea would sound mighty fine if Fran's date was not so old.
27 5 Curse of the Grandmas Eric Cohen Lee Shallat-Chemel October 10, 1994
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It is the first anniversary since Fran started working for the Sheffields, but Maxwell does not 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 die.
28 6 The Nanny Napper Jayne Hamil & Rick Shaw Lee Shallat-Chemel October 17, 1994
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When Fran offers to hold an Eastern European woman's baby on the subway, she inadvertently "kidnaps" the child when his mother walks off the train without realizing it. The Sheffields think that the woman deliberately abandoned her son, and make plans to care for him--only to get a nasty surprise when Fran is arrested for kidnapping. It seems that things will end badly, until a love of soap operas bonds Fran, the mother, and even the police chief and helps solve the issue.
29 7 A Star is Unborn Pamela Eells & Sally Lapiduss Lee Shallat-Chemel October 24, 1994
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Fran is hired by an amateur director to play Juliet in a reproduction of Romeo and Juliet. Unbeknownst 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 Hamptons, but Maxwell won't allow it. Fran tries to convince him otherwise. Maxwell and Fran also share their second kiss during a rehearsal of the play. When C.C. discovers the truth, Maxwell takes it upon himself to save Fran, only for her to choose to leave the play on her own terms.
30 8 Pishke Business Alan R. Cohen & Alan Freedland Lee Shallat-Chemel October 31, 1994
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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. So, since the investor doesn't know what C.C. looks like, Fran pretends to be her and save the play.
31 9 Stock Tip David M. Matthews Lee Shallat-Chemel November 7, 1994
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Fran meets a man, Glen at the supermarket and he tells her that he works on Wall Street and later convinces Maxwell into investing $100,000 in stocks. Everything goes well at first but then Fran learns that Glen is a hot dog vendor who literally works on Wall Street. Fran then needs to keep Maxwell from being scammed by infiltrating an exclusive gentleman's club, prompting her to disguise herself as a man to get inside.
32 10 The Whine Cellar Eileen O'Hare Lee Shallat-Chemel November 14, 1994
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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.
33 11 When You Pish Upon a Star Diane Wilk Lee Shallat-Chemel November 21, 1994
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When Maxwell casts a major child star named Jack Walker, whose sitcom almost perfectly mirrors the Sheffields' lives, into his new production of Oliver!, Fran is charged with caring for the obnoxious child. Things start to heat up when Fran convinces Jack to quit show business! Maxwell and Fran share their third kiss.
34 12 Take Back Your Mink Fran Drescher & Peter Marc Jacobson Lee Shallat-Chemel November 21, 1994
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Fran's great-aunt dies and leaves Fran her coveted mink coat. Maggie's obsessive belief in animal rights prompts Fran to reject the coat, pitting her against her mother. Eventually Sylvia sells the coat to C.C. for $10,000.
35 13 The Strike Janis Hirsch Lee Shallat-Chemel November 28, 1994
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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.
36 14 I've Got a Secret Eric Cohen Lee Shallat-Chemel December 12, 1994
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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 apparently spreads the news. Thankfully, Fran manages to think of a way to scare off reporters, involving one of her cross-dressing cousins who imitates Cher. In the end, it turns out that the press didn't learn about Cher from Val, but from a friend of Maxwell's to whom he blabbed. Meanwhile, Brighton borrows a parrot from a friend despite his reputation of forgetting to feed his pets.
37 15 Kindervelt Days Frank Lombardi & Dana Reston Lee Shallat-Chemel January 2, 1995
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Sylvia is turning the storage room into a den for Morty, so they go through Fran's old junk and find some remarkable things, including a "win a date with Erik Estrada" entry form. Meanwhile, Fran is invited to attend the reunion for her Kindervelt summer camp and invites Mr. Sheffield as her date to impress her camp friends. But the kids surprise Fran when they bring Erik Estrada himself to escort Fran. They go to the reunion, but while Erik is polite and kind to Fran, he leaves early, as his seeing her was only a publicity stunt. This depresses Fran, but Maxwell arrives to escort her; he also inadvertently humiliates Fran's rival when her own date meets Maxwell and reveals himself as a gay dancer trying to make it on Broadway. Meanwhile, C.C. quits smoking and develops food cravings, so Niles provides her with a ready supply of fatty treats in the hopes of making her gain weight.
38 16 Canasta Masta Dana Reston & Frank Lombardi Lee Shallat-Chemel January 9, 1995
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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. Unfortunately, Sylvia decides to kick Fran out of the group to make room for Brighton, causing a rift between the Fines. The family travels to Atlantic City for a championship, where Fran bumps into Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme. while trying to solve her problem. Brighton eventually convinces the Fine women to make up, and Fran joins the group for the championship. Meanwhile, Niles, alone in the house and supposedly bored, parodies the dancing scene in Risky Business until C.C. returns.
39 17 The Will Robbie Schwartz (Story), Fran Drescher & Peter Marc Jacboson Randy Bennett January 16, 1995
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Mr. Sheffield is preparing his will and wants to include Fran in it, naming her the children's guardian in the event of his premature death. C.C. and Maxwell are having Doug Emerson (one of Andrew Lloyd Webber's former investors) for dinner, and his doctor sends his special diet from the American Heart Association. Fran finds it and mistakenly believes that Maxwell is dying; to "save" his life, she gives all the fatty food from the dinner to Doug, which triggers a trip to the hospital for the investor. Meanwhile, one of Gracie's friends has a crush on Brighton, and Fran must play peacemaker.
40 18 The Nanny Behind the Man Jerry Perzigian Lee Shallat-Chemel Janaury 23, 1995
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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.
41 19 A Fine Friendship Elieen O'Haire Lee Shallat-Chemel February 6, 1995
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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 overhearing Fran talking about a soap opera, Grace becomes convinced she is pregnant after "sleeping with" her friend (that is, taking a nap together). Fran and Maxwell get into a compromising position in her bedroom, which Niles delights in telling C.C.
42 20 Lamb Chop's On the Menu Frank Lombardi &
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Fran offers to care for Chester while C.C. is having some work done in her apartment. Meanwhile, C.C. secures the film rights for "Lamb Chop: The Movie". Mr. Sheffield invites guest star Shari Lewis to stay at his house, prompting a starstruck Fran and Val to snoop around her guest room. While there, she accidentally lets Chester loose, who, she believes, eats Lamb Chop. Knowing she'll get in trouble, Fran makes a "Fran-Chop", a modified version of Lamb Chop, but Niles finds the real puppet in the laundry basket. Lamb Chop then decides to have a private meeting with Maxwell about the film rights, and kicks all of the women--including Shari--out of his office.
43 21 Close Shave Elliot Stern Dorothy Lyman Janaury 23, 1995
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Fran earns Maggie a job as a hospital candy striper. Meanwhile, Maxwell learns why he should not accept food from C.C. The two paths cross when Maxwell needs an appendectomy...on the same day Fran is covering for Maggie and Fran must "shave" Maxwell for the surgery, prompting a hilarious scene.
44 22 What the Butler Sang Diane Wilk Lee Shallat-Chemel Janaury 23, 1995
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Fran discovers that Niles has a beautiful singing voice and convinces him to audition for Mr. Sheffield's next play. Meanwhile, she asks her sister Nadine to assume Niles' cooking duties. Nadine, who recently left her husband, attempts to seduce Mr. Sheffield. Nadine starts to annoy Fran, who calls Nadine's husband to come retrieve her. They have a big argument that almost ruined Niles's audition, but is a success among the investors.
45 23 A Kiss Is Just a Kiss Elieen O'Hare Dorothy Lyman Janaury 23, 1995
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Fran encourages Maggie to enter Billy Ray Cyrus's kissing contest to be on the cover of his next album, but Fran wins by accident. Mr. Sheffield is convinced that her kissing abilities aren't what got her to win, so Fran proves him wrong in a very good way (They share their fourth kiss). When she meets Billy Ray, his manager tells her it's because she makes him look younger. Offended, Fran turns down the offer and returns home depressed about her age. Niles tells C.C., who can't wait to tell Maxwell. She tries to kiss him, but accidentally kisses Niles, and Mr. Sheffield comforts Fran.
46 24 Strange Bedfellows Frank Lombardi & Dana Reston Dorothy Lyman Janaury 23, 1995
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Fran's friend Mona is retiring, and Fran sees parallels between their situations and struggle with her possible future roles after the children are grown. Fran draws comparisons and becomes terrified by the fact that Mona does not seem to have anywhere to go but back to her mother and grandmother, with few prospects or opportunities. Meanwhile, C.C.'s birthday is coming up, and only Niles remembers, while Maxwell is suffering from a cold and spends the day knocked out by his medicine. Fran attends Mona's retirement party and returns home a little drunk, ending up passed out in Maxwell's bed, a scene which Niles gleefully shows to C.C. as her "birthday present". Mona's boss proposes to her after her retirement party, and Maxwell assuring Fran that he will "take care of [her] for the rest of [her] life" leads her and Niles to believe he will also propose, until he reveals he has bought her a retirement condo, much to Fran's disappointment and Niles' exasperation. At the end of the episode Maxwell and Fran simultaneously realise that they had sex while intoxicated.
46 25 The Chatterbox Robert Sternin & Prudence Fraser (Story), Fran Drescher & Peter Marc Jacobson (Story/Teleplay) Lee Shallat-Chemel Janaury 23, 1995
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Maggie is invited to her first sweet sixteen party, so Fran takes her to "The Chatterbox", her favorite beauty salon. Meanwhile, Mr. Sheffield is holding auditions for his next play, and a girl named Mary Ruth is rejected. She befriends Fran, who takes her to The Chatterbox to see if she can become the new shampoo girl (a job Sylvia also wants). There, Mary Ruth soon noses herself into the personal life of the owner, Mr. Anthony, and his son, Mimo, who are trying to live without Mr. Anthony's wife, Mimo's mother. Employees at the salon include Claude, a gay hairdresser, and Kim, the Chinese manicurist who can paint incredible things on her extra-long nails.
47 26 Fran Gets Mugged Jayne Hamil & Rick Shaw Lee Shallat-Chemel Janaury 23, 1995
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Mr. Sheffield plans to donate a rare piece of Shakespeare's original handwriting to a museum. Fran accidentally places the list in her purse, and loses it when she is mugged. She becomes paranoid and more problems arise. The mugger is eventually apprehended and encounters Fran and Maxwell while serving community service. He returns the manuscript and offers them two tickets to a Shakespeare festival. Fran and Maxwell share a tender moment after returning from the festival, which is ruined when they find the mugger has robbed the house and left Niles bound and gagged in the living room.
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