History Series / NannyAndTheProfessor

8th Jun '17 2:23:58 PM name_already_chosen
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* MundaneFantastic: Towards the end of the series run, Professor Everett and his children have become so used to Nanny's magical ways that they are delighted by them instead of fazed by them; instead, they now enjoy watching as other people are fazed by them.


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* UnfazedEveryman: Towards the end of the series run, Professor Everett and his children have become so used to Nanny's magical ways that they are delighted by them instead of fazed by them; instead, they now enjoy watching as other people are fazed by them.
7th Jun '17 9:26:50 PM name_already_chosen
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* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: Subverted. Many episodes appear to fulfill this trope, only to reveal at the very end that it was RealAfterAll.


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* MundaneFantastic: Towards the end of the series run, Professor Everett and his children have become so used to Nanny's magical ways that they are delighted by them instead of fazed by them; instead, they now enjoy watching as other people are fazed by them.


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* [[QuirkyHousehold Quirky Extended Family]]: Nanny's extended family include an aunt who owns a circus, two aunts who travel the world in a hot air balloon, and an uncle (played by RayBolger) who is a world traveller and can make it rain by dancing.


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* WomenAreWiser: When the series begins, Professor Everett is a well-meaning but emotionally clueless father who knows how to relate to his children only in purely rational terms. Midway through the first season, Nanny has already taught him how to relate to his children on all levels.
7th Jun '17 9:12:52 PM name_already_chosen
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* MotherNatureFatherScience: Nanny usually tried to solve problems with a sophisticated folk wisdom (for example, she could predict weather changes by noticing the way the tree frogs chirped) whereas Professor Everett usually tried to solve problems with a sternly logical, pragmatic approach. Unusually for this trope, the solution to the episode's problem often turned out to be combination of both their views rather than one over the other.


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* RomanticismVersusEnlightenment: The major premise of the series is that Nanny brings the Everett family the virtues of Romanticism *without* ever dismissing or condemning rationality and science, proving to them that the two perspectives can and should co-exist.
24th Feb '17 6:24:09 PM Mdumas43073
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* AlliterativeName: Phoebe Figalilly
24th Feb '17 6:23:12 PM Mdumas43073
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This ABC {{sitcom}}, broadcast in 1970/71, centered on the mixture of chaos and order engendered in the house of a college professor by the apparently supernatural abilities of the nanny he'd hired to watch over his children.

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This ABC {{sitcom}}, Creator/{{ABC}} sitcom, originally broadcast in 1970/71, 197071, centered on the mixture of chaos and order engendered in the house of a college professor by the apparently supernatural abilities of the nanny he'd hired to watch over his children.


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5th Oct '15 4:04:14 AM Morgenthaler
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22nd Jul '15 11:20:16 PM PaulA
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* {{Homage}}: On ''Series/{{Passions}}'', resident witch Tabitha Lenox--played by Juliet Mills--brought a Phoebe Figalilly doll to life; the animated doll was played by Mills' daughter.
12th Jan '15 7:44:09 PM CorahsUncle
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This ABC {{sitcom}}, broadcast 1970-1971, centered around the mixture of chaos and order engendered in the house of a college professor by the apparently supernatural abilities of the nanny he'd hired to watch over his children.

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\nThis ABC {{sitcom}}, broadcast 1970-1971, in 1970/71, centered around on the mixture of chaos and order engendered in the house of a college professor by the apparently supernatural abilities of the nanny he'd hired to watch over his children.



Much of the comedy in the show came from the collision between Nanny's casually mystical style and the more mundane world around her. Unlike most of her counterparts in the other [[FantasticComedy Fantastic Comedies]] of the era, she apparently felt no need to hide from the {{muggle}}s, exercising her abilities so blatantly that it often left witnesses confused or disbelieving. This didn't stop the Everetts from suffering the attention of at least one NosyNeighbor, though.

Despite the apparently low-key "magic" available to her, the series implied that Nanny may have been far more than just an attractive British woman with ESP -- hints were dropped suggesting that she was something other than a simple human, with a lifespan measuring in the centuries; unfortunately, the series ended well before it could pay off on those clues, leaving frustrated viewers to speculate on just ''what'' Nanny was, and why she watched over the professor and his family.

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Much of the comedy in the show came from the collision between Nanny's casually mystical style and the more mundane world around her. Unlike most of her counterparts in the other [[FantasticComedy Fantastic Comedies]] {{fantastic comed|y}}ies of the era, she apparently felt no need to hide from the {{muggle}}s, exercising her abilities so blatantly that it often left witnesses confused or disbelieving. This didn't stop the Everetts from suffering the attention of at least one NosyNeighbor, though.

Despite the apparently low-key "magic" available to her, the series implied that Nanny may have been far more than just an attractive British woman with ESP -- hints ESP. Hints were dropped suggesting that she was something other than a simple human, with a lifespan measuring in the centuries; unfortunately, the series ended well before it could pay off on those clues, leaving frustrated viewers to speculate on just ''what'' Nanny was, and why she watched over the professor and his family.



* AnimatedAdaptation: ''Nanny and the Professor and the Phantom of the Circus'', 1973 (i.e. two years after the series was cancelled).

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* AnimatedAdaptation: ''Nanny and the Professor and the Phantom of the Circus'', 1973 (i.e. , two years after the series was cancelled).



* GirlOfTheWeek: Professor Everett had several over the course of the series; Nanny also had a ''Guy'' of the Week or two as well.
* {{Homage}}: On ''{{Passions}}'', resident witch Tabitha Lenox -- played by Juliet Mills -- brought a Phoebe Figalilly doll to life; the animated doll was played by Mills' daughter.

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* GirlOfTheWeek: Professor Everett had several over the course of the series; Nanny also had a ''Guy'' of the Week or two as well.
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* {{Homage}}: On ''{{Passions}}'', ''Series/{{Passions}}'', resident witch Tabitha Lenox -- played Lenox--played by Juliet Mills -- brought Mills--brought a Phoebe Figalilly doll to life; the animated doll was played by Mills' daughter.



* SpiritualLicensee: To ''Film/MaryPoppins''
12th Jan '15 7:34:47 PM kchishol
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* SpiritualLicensee: To ''Film/MaryPoppins''
31st Aug '13 10:06:57 AM garrisonskunk
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