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Recap / The Nanny S 1 E 1 The Nanny

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Fran Fine is working in a bridal shop in Flushing, Queens 'til her boyfriend kicks her out in one of those crushing scenes. You know the rest.


  • Bitch Alert: C.C. establishes herself as a Rich Bitch and Child Hater all at once.
    C.C.: (bluntly) We've got half the money people in New York coming to our backer's party, and I will not have those children running loose. (fake tenderness) Not that I don't love them as if they were my very own...
    Niles: Mmm-hmm...
    C.C.: I do.
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  • Closest Thing We Got: The theme song says that Fran got the nanny job because, "she had style, she had flair, she was there." In the actual pilot, the third quality is pretty much the only one that got her the job, at least initially.
  • Chaos Architecture / Early Installment Weirdness: The interior of the Sheffields' house is completely different from the rest of the series.
  • Establishing Character Moment: Each character gets a moment.
    • Fran: Rather than letting her longtime boyfriend push her away and fire her, she stands up for herself by telling him to Take This Job and Shove It and then comes back and says that he has indeed fire her so she can collect unemployment.
    • Maxwell: Tries to focus on producing a play.
    • C.C.: Butters up to Maxwell by giving him an impromptu massage.
    • Niles: Snarks C.C.'s blatant attempts at winning Maxwell's affections.
    • Maggie: Shyly responds to Fran complimenting her appearance.
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    • Brighton: Pranks the Sheffield household.
    • Gracie: Talks about therapy with the perspective of someone much older.
  • She Cleans Up Nicely: Fran and Maggie at Maxwell's party.
  • Welcome Episode: Fran meets the rest of the regular cast.
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