History Series / TheNanny

15th Aug '16 4:27:11 PM tigereye888
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* TheArtifact: The basic premise of the show in general. Once the kids are all old enough to take care of themselves, there's really no reason for Fran to stick around as nanny. Luckily, the show managed to avoid any SeasonalRot so it wasn't at all bothersome.
15th Aug '16 4:26:37 PM tigereye888
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* TheArtifact: The basic premise of the show in general. Once the kids are all old enough to take care of themselves, there's really no reason for Fran to stick around as nanny. Luckily, the show managed to avoid any SeasonalRot so it wasn't at all bothersome.
13th Aug '16 3:13:21 PM morenohijazo
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* PlatonicLifePartners: Fran and Niles.



* PlatonicLifePartners: Fran and Niles.



* PrenupBlowup: Maxwell asked Fran, Fran freaked out. In a slight subversion, upon reflection, she decides it is just a piece of paper that she would never need to use anyway, and so offers to sign it. However, in the interim, Max decides he doesn't need it and instead gives her the adoption papers for his children.
** In an earlier episode, Sylvia is berating Fran for letting her work interfere too much with her private time (which, to Sylvia, is "find a man and get married" time.) Frustrated, Fran then says that she did meet someone: an investment banker work zillions. She then mentioned that the one condition was that she had to sign a pre-nup. As Sylvia collapses in a faint, Fran then retorts, [[CoolAndUnusualPunishment "See Ma, I could kill you if I want."]]



* RealLifeWritesThePlot: Lauren Lane's real-life pregnancy coincided with C.C.'s committal to a mental hospital.
** The reason that Chester became an EvilDetectingDog around C.C. was that Chester was, in reality, Fran Drescher's dog, and was so fiercely loyal to his owner, that any time C.C. picked him up or took him away from Fran, he would just naturally snap and snarl. Since C.C. was a textbook RichBitch, it just turned Chester into, as Niles put it, "Fluffy, and a good judge of character."
* RealityIsUnrealistic Mr. Sheffield played by London-born Charles Shaughnessy has at least once been told his [[BritishAccents English accent]] wasn't as good as FakeBrit 's Daniel Davis'.

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* RealLifeWritesThePlot: Lauren Lane's real-life pregnancy coincided with C.C.'s committal to a mental hospital.
** The reason that Chester became an EvilDetectingDog around C.C. was that Chester was, in reality, Fran Drescher's dog, and was so fiercely loyal to his owner, that any time C.C. picked him up or took him away from Fran, he would just naturally snap and snarl. Since C.C. was a textbook RichBitch, it just turned Chester into, as Niles put it, "Fluffy, and a good judge of character."
* RealityIsUnrealistic
RealityIsUnrealistic: Mr. Sheffield played by London-born Charles Shaughnessy has at least once been told his [[BritishAccents English accent]] wasn't as good as FakeBrit 's Daniel Davis'.
13th Aug '16 1:31:46 PM nombretomado
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* AffectionateParody: They did several of these for shows like ''{{Dynasty}}'' and ''TheDickVanDykeShow.''

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* AffectionateParody: They did several of these for shows like ''{{Dynasty}}'' ''Series/{{Dynasty}}'' and ''TheDickVanDykeShow.''Series/TheDickVanDykeShow.''
3rd Aug '16 10:10:00 PM Eagal
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*** Fran too, for the same reason, by Maxwell's new publicist who C.C. and Fran thought was interested in Maxwell. Turns out she really had a thing for Fran.

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*** ** Fran too, for the same reason, by Maxwell's new publicist who C.C. and Fran thought was interested in Maxwell. Turns out she really had a thing for Fran.



* NeverLiveItDown: An InUniverse running gag with Maxwell. Initially, nobody would ever let him live down how he took back saying "I love you" to Fran. Then, after they get married Fran never lets him live down how it took him five years to propose.

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* NeverLiveItDown: An InUniverse running gag with Maxwell. Initially, nobody would ever let [[invoked]]
** Maxwell frequently gets criticized by Fran and Niles for passing on producing ''{{Cats}}'', but he asserts he did the right thing.
*** In one episode, it was revealed that he also passed on ''Tommy'' and ''Hair'', as well. It was also revealed that ''C.C.'' convinced
him live down how he took back saying "I love you" to pass on ''Cats''
** When it looked like they were going to die in a plane crash, Maxwell confessed his feelings for
Fran. Then, after they get married Fran never lets him live down how it They survived, but Maxwell then took him five years to propose.it back... and went back and forth another time. "The thing" haunted Maxwell for that season.
16th Jul '16 7:57:47 PM Shadow200
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* ThrowTheDogABone: Maxwell finally beats [[SitcomeArchNemesis Andrew Lloyd Webber]] after years of coming behind in Season 4 Episode 20 "The Nanny and The Hunk Producer" when his play beats his for Best Play at The Tonys.
30th May '16 6:44:48 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* HideYourPregnancy: C.C., whose actor was pregnant at the time, lampshades this. She enters Maxwell's office wearing all black and refers to HideYourPregnancy techniques used on Elaine from ''{{Seinfeld}}'', including the holding massive objects. At the time, she is holding a huge purse, and after putting it down, picks up a potted plant she says needs to be watered before exiting the scene.

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* HideYourPregnancy: C.C., whose actor was pregnant at the time, lampshades this. She enters Maxwell's office wearing all black and refers to HideYourPregnancy techniques used on Elaine from ''{{Seinfeld}}'', ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'', including the holding massive objects. At the time, she is holding a huge purse, and after putting it down, picks up a potted plant she says needs to be watered before exiting the scene.
26th May '16 12:20:23 AM Morgenthaler
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* BlondesAreEvil: C.C. was the closest thing to a villain that the series had. Subverted with every other blonde (Maggie, Val, Sylvia Fine) on the show.
24th May '16 7:29:52 AM Furienna
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* TrashLanding: In an episode, Fran agrees to go out with a guy, whom she had rejected in High School. Then he asks her to marry him, or he will jump out of a window and kill himself. But when it seems like everything has turned out alright (Maxwell has read a play he has written and decided to produce it), he trips and falls down several floors by accident, only to have his life saved by landing in a garbage pile on the pavement below them.
16th May '16 11:18:19 PM erforce
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-->-- Theme Song

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-->-- Theme Song
'''Theme Song'''



* CanonImmigrant: Bobbi Flekman from ''ThisIsSpinalTap''.

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* CanonImmigrant: Bobbi Flekman from ''ThisIsSpinalTap''.''Film/ThisIsSpinalTap''.



* CelebrityParadox: [[TheDanza Fran Fine]] met [[AsHimself Fran Drescher]], and noticed how similar [[Series/TheNanny that show Miss Drescher starred in]] was to her own life. Later, Fran would meet [[ThisIsSpinalTap Bobbi Flekman]].

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* CelebrityParadox: [[TheDanza Fran Fine]] met [[AsHimself Fran Drescher]], and noticed how similar [[Series/TheNanny that show Miss Drescher starred in]] was to her own life. Later, Fran would meet [[ThisIsSpinalTap [[Film/ThisIsSpinalTap Bobbi Flekman]].



** [[ThisIsSpinalTap And, y'know, for a shout-out that goes all the way up to 11.]]

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** [[ThisIsSpinalTap [[Film/ThisIsSpinalTap And, y'know, for a shout-out that goes all the way up to 11.]]



* TheVerse: The presence of Bobbi Flekman indicates that ''Series/TheNanny'' exists in the same world as ''ThisIsSpinalTap''. Also, Fran and Van running into Ray Barone at their high school reunion (TruthInTelevision, as Fran Drescher and Ray Romano really did go to high school together!) officially canon-welded ''Series/TheNanny'' and ''Series/EverybodyLovesRaymond'' as existing in the same universe. Later on, ''Series/TheKingOfQueens'' also joined this shared universe thanks to its semi-frequent crossovers with ''Series/EverybodyLovesRaymond''.

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* TheVerse: The presence of Bobbi Flekman indicates that ''Series/TheNanny'' exists in the same world as ''ThisIsSpinalTap''.''Film/ThisIsSpinalTap''. Also, Fran and Van running into Ray Barone at their high school reunion (TruthInTelevision, as Fran Drescher and Ray Romano really did go to high school together!) officially canon-welded ''Series/TheNanny'' and ''Series/EverybodyLovesRaymond'' as existing in the same universe. Later on, ''Series/TheKingOfQueens'' also joined this shared universe thanks to its semi-frequent crossovers with ''Series/EverybodyLovesRaymond''.
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