Judging by my tweets, one can assume that I am obsessed with Fran Drescher’s “The Nanny.” Well – no need to assume – I am obsessed.
Having first aired in 1993 – the show ran for 6 seasons – ending in 1999 with 145 episodes. Nominated for 2 Golden Globes and countless awards, the show was a hit. I remember watching a bit of the show when I was younger – and the thing I remembered the most was Fran’s high-nasal voice. Yet no matter how annoying it sounds, it is iconic. You hear that voice, and you know its Fran.
Ten years after its last air date, I was re-acquainted with TV Land’s Favorite Nanny on Nick @ Nite over this past summer. Two episodes in – and I was hooked. So much so that I ran out to the store and invested in Season 1 and 2.
What I love about the show is how it continues to stay relevant. The jokes, innuendos, themes and messages are still hilarious and important to today. I also love the fashions of Fran Fine. Her style from 1993 -1999 is what we see in the fashion magazines that are currently on newsstands. Sequins, tights, menswear, blazers, over-the-knee boots, neon, studs, leather, fur and BIG HAIR = are all trends then and now.
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I just recently watched the series finale, and it was bittersweet. The flashbacks, new beginnings and endings – were too much for me to handle. Even though it ended ten years ago, I didn’t want it to end now (if that makes any sense.) So imagine my excitement when I found out that there was A REUNION for “The Nanny” cast in 2004! (sidenote: Episodes continue to air on Nick @ Nite every night)
Here is part 1 – a perfect overview of the show:
Fran Drescher is still making waves – with her non-profit organization, Cancer Schmancer Movement, her official title as a U.S. Diplomat, Public Diplomacy Envoy for Women’s Health Issues, and now her ventures with a new beauty line: FranBrand for HSN. She is a powerful woman, who despite facing traumatic events, has kept her head high and continues to influence.
Honestly, watch The Nanny – there is so much learn, laugh and love.