For the Muppet Babies character, see Nanny.

Fran Fine and Natasha.

The Nanny was a sitcom that aired on CBS from 1993 to 1999 and starred actress Fran Drescher as Fran Fine, a charming and bubbly Jewish Queens native who casually becomes the nanny of three children from the New York upper class.


Fran Drescher appeared in character as Fran Fine on Sesame Street in an insert sketch; Ingrid and Humphrey hired Fran as a nanny to watch Natasha while they go to work at the Furry Arms Hotel. Drescher also appeared, with Natasha, in that season's celebrity version of "Sing".

Muppet Mentions

  • In the episode, "Lamb Chop on the Menu," Shari Lewis guest stars with Lamb Chop when C. C. Babcock gets the rights to the first feature film for Lamb Chop: The Movie. When Lamb Chop turns down the deal after being torn apart by C. C.'s dog Chester, Fran tells Maxwell Sheffield that he should get Miss Piggy for the project instead.
Lamb Chop: Miss Piggy! That ham?
Fran: Honey, she's the new white meat.
Note: Fran Drescher also uses that line in her appearance in the 1994 "She Drives Me Crazy" music video, featuring Kermit and Miss Piggy.
  • In the episode, "Fair Weather Fran," Fran talks about a dream she just had.
Fran: Dr. Miller, I had the weirdest dream last night. Grandma Yetta was running down a football field carrying a bridal bouquet and Count Basie was waiting for her at the end zone when Miss Piggy comes walking by carrying a very lean corn beef sandwich and says, "You are not getting any younger."
Dr. Miller: Clearly the dream indicates that you are bitter and upset over the fact that your 85-year-old grandmother is getting married for the second time when you haven't been married once.
Fran: Really?! Now you see I just thought I had a thing for jazz and the Muppets.
  • In the episode, "The Engagement," Fran comes in wearing an orange fur coat and C.C says, "How many Muppets had to die for that?"
  • In the episode, "Sara's Parents," when Sara's parents, Roberta and Ernest, come to visit, Fran calls them Bert and Ernie.


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