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The Nanny

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

The Nanny was a sit-com on cBS, 1993-99. It starred Fran Drescher as Fran Fine, a Jewish woman from Flushing, NY(Flushing is a neighborhood in Queens, NYC). As the theme song says, she lost her job & was dumped by her BF. She grabbed her make-up box & starts schlepping make-up, in the more we’ll to do part of the the City. She gets hired by wealthy Maxwell Sheffield, a Broadway producer, as a nanny for his 3 kids. Niles is the Butler & chauffeur. He supports Fran, & snips @ C.C., Maxwell’s partner (who is crushing on Maxwell). Fran had a very nasal thick New York accent. Trivia: Fran Drescher & her husband Peter Marc Jacobson developed the show.

The Nanny Named Fran

She was working in a bridal shop in Flushing Queens,
´Til her boyfriend kicked her out in one of those crushing scenes.

What was she to do? Where was she to go? She was out on her
So over the bridge from Flushing to the Sheffield´s door.

She was there to sell make-up, but father saw more.
She had style! She had flair! She was there! That´s how she became
the Nanny!

Who would have guessed that the girl we´ve described, was just
exactly what the doctor prescribed?

Now the father finds her beguiling (watch out C.C.!)
And the kids are actually smiling (such joie de vivre!)
She is the lady in red when everybody else is wearing tan...

-Fran, that’s 2 ...
No, not when you eat it like this. The body doesn’t know-

The flashy girl from Flushing,
The Nanny named Fran!


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