Season 3 is the third season of the American television series The Nanny aired on CBS from September 11, 1995 to May 20, 1996.

Cast[edit | edit source]

Main[edit | edit source]

Recurring[edit | edit source]

Guest[edit | edit source]

  • Florence Griffith Joyner as Herself
  • Alex Trebek as Himself
  • Roger Clinton Jr. as Himself
  • Lainie Kazan as Aunt Freida
  • David L. Lander as the Landlord
  • Catherine Oxenberg as Sydney Mercer
  • Milton Berle as Uncle Manny
  • Dina Merrill as Elizabeth Sheffield
  • Virginia Graham as Herself
  • Todd Oldham as Himself
  • John Astin as Dr. Roberts
  • Elizabeth Taylor as Herself
  • Rosie O'Donnell as Cozette
  • Joyce Brothers as Dr. Joyce Brothers
  • Monica Seles as Herself
  • Burt Bacharach as Himself
  • Harry Van Gorkum as Nigel Sheffield
  • Eartha Kitt as Herself

Episodes[edit | edit source]

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49 1 Pen Pal Jayne Hamil & Rick Shaw Dorothy Lyman September 11, 1995
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After many years of exchanging letters, Fran's pen pal Lenny wants to meet her. But Fran is worried because over the past years she exaggerated the facts about her life and now is concerned that Lenny won't like her for who she really is. But Mr. Sheffield pushes her to attend the date (more because he wants to see Lenny than because he wants Fran to meet him) and waits for him with her at the Russian Tea Room. But Lenny never appears and leaves a note at the door saying he couldn't possibly compete with the handsome man she was sitting with (Mr. Sheffield). Meanwhile, C.C. arranges to work late just to seduce Maxwell, and Niles plays with her. Bored, the two have a few drinks and have their first romantic kiss after calling each other names.
50 2 Franny and the Professor Janis Hirsch Dorothy Lyman September 18, 1995
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C.C. makes a bet with her brother Noel that he cannot get Fran to play Jeopardy!. But Fran somehow enters the game and manages to win! Meanwhile, Mr. Sheffield is upset because he is not invited to the Renaissance Weekend held by Bill Clinton, but Fran gets him tickets with the help of the Sheffields' new next door neighbor, Roger Clinton, Jr..
51 3 Dope Diamond Diane Wilk Dorothy Lyman September 25, 1995
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Fran has been dating a rich, handsome Jewish doctor named Julius Kimble. After only 2 weeks, he asks her to marry him. Although having some doubts, Fran accepts after Sylvia pushes her. When they go shopping for a ring, Julius disappears with a very expensive ring. Fran learns that Julius was just a thief and now she is left all alone. She blames her mother for the disaster and the Fine women see a therapist to resolve their problems. Back at home, both Mr. Sheffield and Fran complain about the lack of single attractive people for them to date.
52 4 A Fine Family Feud Frank Lombardi Dorothy Lyman October 2, 1995
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Maggie's 16th birthday approaches and Fran intervenes in Maxwell's plans for her party. Instead of a boring party at the Guggenheim Museum, Fran convinces Mr. Sheffield to have it at her "Tanta" (Aunt) Frieda's club. Maggie loves the idea, but before the party can take place, Fran has to solve a very large family feud: her mother and Frieda haven't spoken since 1979. The sisters in law eventually make peace with some prompting from Fran (and Niles's chocolate cake), and the party begins. During the event, Frieda has a wardrobe malfunction when she emerges from the bathroom, which reminds her of why she and Sylvia fought in the first place. They start a food fight which quickly spreads to the whole party in a huge food fight. When Mr. Sheffield enters, he is shocked and about to tell Fran off when Maggie thanks them for the best party ever.
53 5 Val's Apartment Pamela Eells & Sally Lapiduss Dorothy Lyman October 9, 1995
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Feeling that taking care of the kids has taken over her life and eliminated her personal life, Fran thinks about moving out of the mansion. But she receives the real push from Mr. Sheffield who assures her she can't do it. So Fran and Val rent a small garden-level apartment together in a building full of gay men. Fran misses the mansion but doesn't want to give Mr. Sheffield the pleasure of being right. What she doesn't know is that he also longs for her to return. So they secretly ask for Sylvia's help, and Fran finally moves back to the mansion.
54 6 Shopaholic Eric Cohen Dorothy Lyman October 16, 1995
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When Val announces that Danny Imperali, Fran's former boyfriend, is going to marry Heather Biblow, Fran claims that she is perfectly fine with the news. However, she develops a severe case of compulsive shopping as a result, worrying the family. Fran is eventually urged into "Shoppers' Anonymous" with the help of the Sheffields, but finds the temptation of making purchases hard to resist. It takes some help from Max--namely, his and Fran's fifth kiss--to break the addiction.
55 7 Oy Vey, You're Gay Elieen O'Hare Dorothy Lyman October 23, 1995
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Fran tells Mr. Sheffield he should retire his wedding ring, and after C.C. points out that Andrew Lloyd Webber was featured in the paper's crossword puzzle, prompting Maxwell to hire a publicist to improve his image and make him more popular. He hires the gorgeous Sydney Mercer and radically changes his image to a middle–aged bad boy. He starts to fall for Sydney, causing both C.C. and Fran to become jealous. They set a date in the Rainbow Room but Fran discovers at the last minute that Sydney is gay, and more interested in her. She rushes to meet Mr. Sheffield, but they end-up trapped in the elevator.
56 8 The Party's Over Caryn Lucas Dorothy Lyman November 6, 1995
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Mr. Sheffield and C.C. are going to Boston for the weekend, but what originally started as a romantic getaway plan for C.C. turned into family weekend thanks to Niles. Fran, Maggie and Niles have the house to themselves, and Fran and Val decides to throw a singles party at the house to fish an eligible bachelor. But the party is over when an undercover cop arrives and arrests Fran for not having the required licenses. After spending the night in jail, Fran returns home and Mr. Sheffield almost fires her, but Maggie steps in and takes the responsibility for the mess to help Fran. Fran goes to court, but Mr. Sheffield shows up at the last minute to help prevent her senile lawyer, Uncle Mannie, from ruining the case.
57 9 The Two Mrs. Sheffields Diane Wilk Dorothy Lyman November 13, 1995
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Fran scuffles with a woman while purchasing flowers to welcome Maxwell's mother who is visiting. The woman later arrives at the Sheffield house where Fran learns she is Mrs. Sheffield! Mrs. Sheffield 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 fire the nanny, but Maxwell proposes to Fran instead just to provoke his mother. When Fran realizes the proposal isn't real, she decides to toy with Mr. Sheffield and make him feel guilty for the insincere proposal.
58 10 Having His Baby Eric Mintz Dorothy Lyman November 20, 1995
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Fran considers a sperm bank in order to have a baby after learning that her ex-fiance Danny has fathered a child, much to Sylvia and Maxwell's distress. Donna Dixon guest stars as Monica Baker.
59 11 The Unkindest Gift Frank Lombradi Dorothy Lyman November 27, 1995
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Sylvia hires Brighton to film the bris of a cousin of Fran's. Brighton has no idea what a bris is and passes out during the most important moment of the party. Fran sends his video to America's Wackiest Home Videos, and they are picked to appear on the show. The entire family goes to Hollywood and tour around some filming lots. Fran gets lost while looking for a restroom and ends up on the Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman set. After being ejected from the studio several times (and attempting to re-enter just as many times), they return to New York to discover that Mr. Sheffield's book will be published. Just another result of Fran's work (and the $2,500 she paid a vanity press). Guest Stars: Jane Seymour and Joe Lando.
60 12 The Kibbutz Frank Lombradi Dorothy Lyman December 4, 1995
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Mr. Sheffield decides to send Maggie off to a convent in Switzerland and wants Fran to tell her the news. Fran instead suggests sending Maggie to a kibbutz in Israel, which she and Val did together at Maggie's age. While not happy with her decision, Mr. Sheffield eventually agrees. Fran later remembers that she hated the kibbutz and lost her "hat" (that is, virginity) there. She then tries to convince Mr. Sheffield to reverse his decision, resulting in the whole family visiting the kibbutz. Meanwhile, Niles has the holidays for himself and C.C. teases him for being cheap. They both plan separate holidays, but end up together.
61 13 An Offer She Can't Refuse Jayne Hamil & Rick Shaw Dorothy Lyman December 11, 1995
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Grace and her new friend Frankie play violin together, and when Fran meets Frankie's handsome, rich father, Tony Tattori, the two are mutally attracted and begin dating. However, Fran eventually realizes that Tony is a mobster, and realizes that she must break–up with him—but worries that if she does, she'll be "rubbed out". Maxwell, who doesn't understand Fran's predicament, tries to break them up himself, which seems like a disaster—until Tony realizes that Maxwell is a Broadway producer and offers to appear in his latest show (which is needed after C.C. fires Whoopi Goldberg from A Night with Whoopi Goldberg). Meanwhile, Brighton steals Maggie's diary and makes her his personal slave until Fran offers some incriminating evidence against him.
62 14 Oy to the World Dorothy Lyman December 18, 1995
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In this animated Christmas special, Brighton is more concerned with getting presents than the spirit of giving, so Fran decides to take him to a homeless shelter to teach him about the less fortunate. But on their way, the two (along with Chester) are swept up in a winter storm and find themselves at the North Pole, where Santa Claus (who looks just like Maxwell) and his elves (including Maggie, Grace, and a lounge-singing Niles) are struggling to defend the holiday from the Ice Princess of the North, "C.C. the Abominable Babcock." Fran eventually solves the problem, saves Christmas, and even teaches Brighton the true meaning of the holiday.
63 15 Fashion Show Dorothy Lyman January 8, 1996
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When Maxwell insists that Fran rush to make a party on time, she accidentally grabs a purse that does not match with her outfit. A photo of her faux pas appears in a "Fashion Don'ts" list of popular magazine, much to her chagrin. To apologize, Maxwell lets Fran designs the costumes for a scene from Our Town that he is producing in a revue. Everyone fears that her costumes will ruin the scene...but with help from her cousin Todd Oldham, she steals the show!
64 16 Where's Fran? Dorothy Lyman January 15, 1996
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65 17 The Grandmas Dorothy Lyman January 22, 1996
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66 18 Val's Boyfriend Dorothy Lyman February 5, 1996
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67 19 Love is a Many Blundered Thing Dorothy Lyman February 12, 1996
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68 20 Your Feet's Too Big Dorothy Lyman February 19, 1996
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69 21 Where's the Pearls? Dorothy Lyman February 26, 1996
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70 22 The Hockey Show Dorothy Lyman March 4, 1996
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71 23 That's Midlife Dorothy Lyman March 11, 1996
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72 24 The Cantor Show Dorothy Lyman April 29, 1996
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73 25 Green Card Dorothy Lyman May 6, 1996
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74 26 Ship of Fran's Dorothy Lyman May 13, 1996
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75 27 A Pup in Paris Dorothy Lyman May 20, 1996
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