When photos surfaced of “The Nanny” cast’s mini-reunion at Fran Drescher’s house, we were all so happy to see the gang back together. Drescher threw a birthday party in honor of her TV-mom Renée Taylor’s 83rd birthday party and everyone, including Charles Shaughnessy (MR. SHEFFIELD!!!) showed up to celebrate.
Running for six glorious seasons from 1993 to 1999, “The Nanny” brought the Jewish “flashy girl from Flushing” and the rest of her in-your-face and loving family, into our homes. And we grew to love this nasal and curly-haired character’s love affair with her boss, Max Sheffield. Arguably one of the most Jewish shows on network television, it taught America the : “they tried to kill us, we survived, let’s stuff ourselves.”
It’s been 12 years since the Lifetime’s 2004 reunion, “A Nosh to Remember,” but Shaughnessy and Drescher have stayed close over the years, with Shaughnessy supporting Drescher’s Cancer Schmancer Movement and Taylor and Ann Morgan Guilbert, who played Grandma Yetta (hands down the best character on the show) even making a special appearance in Drescher’s now-canceled TV Land show, “Happily Divorced.”
All this “Nanny” talk had us feeling nostalgic, and if you’re feeling that way too, here’s our Fine tribute:
She was working in a bridal shop in Flushing Queens, ´Til her boyfriend kicked her out in one of those crushing scenes.
What was she to do? Where was she to go? She was out on her fanny…
So over the bridge from Flushing to the Sheffield´s door. She was there to sell make-up, but father saw more.
She had style! She had flair! She was there! That´s how she became the Nanny!
Who would have guessed that the girl we´ve described, was just exactly what the doctor prescribed?
Now the father finds her beguiling (watch out C.C.!)
And the kids are actually smiling (such joie de vivre!)
She is the lady in red when everybody else is wearing tan…
The flashy girl from Flushing,
The Nanny named Fran!