History Series / TheNanny

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'''



* 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''.
9th Mar '16 8:01:13 PM GrammarNavi
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* CanonWelding: Again, with Bobbi Flekman, indicating that ''ThisIsSpinalTap'' takes place in the same universe (as do EverybodyLovesRaymond and The KingOfQueens.

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* CanonWelding: Again, with Bobbi Flekman, indicating that ''ThisIsSpinalTap'' ''Film/ThisIsSpinalTap'' takes place in the same universe (as do EverybodyLovesRaymond ''Series/EverybodyLovesRaymond'' and The KingOfQueens.''Series/TheKingOfQueens'').
5th Mar '16 8:07:11 PM TheBleedingVicar
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* ShoutOut: [[ILoveLucy "Ms. Fine, you got some 'splainin' to do!]]

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* ShoutOut: [[ILoveLucy ShoutOut:
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"Ms. Fine, you got some 'splainin' to do!]]do!]]
** The entire episode 'My Fair Nanny' is a shout-out to MyFairLady
** 'Smoke Gets In Your Lies', Brighton says [[StarTrek "I'm giving her all she's got, Captain]]
*** In fact, there's references scattered liberally throughout the entire series
5th Mar '16 8:00:24 PM TheBleedingVicar
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* BrickJoke: In 'My Fair Nanny', at the start Fran tells Maggie to wrap the best grab bag present in aluminium foil so she knows which one it is. At the end, Maggie tells Fran to take the first grab bag present - guess which one she gets.
27th Feb '16 11:59:32 AM morenohijazo
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* UnexpectedPositive:
** The daughter Gracie only had the flu, but Fran had to have her tonsils out.
** Oldest daughter Maggie thinks she's pregnant and goes to a gynecologist for a test. It turns out negative, but when the doctor lists some of the signs Fran interrupts to say ''she's'' been feeling nauseous and tired... [[spoiler: Subverted two episodes later, when it turns out she wasn't really pregnant.]]
4th Jan '16 2:45:08 PM nombretomado
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A FishOutOfWater family sitcom (1993-1999) starring the raspy-voiced, big-haired flashy Fran Drescher. The pitch was also conceived by Drescher, inspired by ''TheSoundOfMusic'' as well as a SeinfeldianConversation with Twiggy's adolescent daughter.

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A FishOutOfWater family sitcom (1993-1999) starring the raspy-voiced, big-haired flashy Fran Drescher. The pitch was also conceived by Drescher, inspired by ''TheSoundOfMusic'' ''Theatre/TheSoundOfMusic'' as well as a SeinfeldianConversation with Twiggy's adolescent daughter.
14th Dec '15 7:36:00 PM creader
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* YouLookFamiliar: Steve Lawrence, who played Fran's (mostly) unseen father Morty, had appeared as himself with wife Eydie Gorme earlier in the show's run.
** A couple of the extras who play nameless one-shot minor characters like a doctor reappear later as a security guard or priest.
** Not just extras, several celebrities had multiple appearances, once in character and once as themselves. Like Steve Lawrence, it happened with Coolio, Whoopi Goldberg and Rosie O'Donnell as well.
** The girl who played Fran's GenerationXerox cousin Tiffany in a first-season episode played a completely unrelated high school girl named Francine in a fourth-season episode, with both characters being written as "Just like Fran only Brighton's age."
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