That flashy girl from Flushing with the heart of an angel (and the voice of a slighty more nasal angel) is here at last in The Nanny: The Complete Series. Starring the one and only Fran Drescher in her signature role, The Nanny charmed television audiences throughout its six-season network run. Detailing the comic misadventures of the sweet and sassy Fran Fine (Drescher), her sophisticated employer, Broadway producer Mr. Sheffield (Charles Shaugnessy), his boisterous brood (Nicholle Tom, Benjamin Salisbury and Madeline Zima) and his wisecracking staff (Lauren Lane and Daniel Davis), each hilarious episode of The Nanny, many available on DVD for the first time, is a sure-fire dose of laughter and fun!
Both an homage to and a subversive take on the classic comedies of the Baby Boomer generation and featuring an unbelievably bright roster of hilarious guest stars, The Nanny is a delightful addition to your television collection: finally available in a complete series collection from your favorite video babysitter, Shout! Factory.
The Nanny was filled with iconic outfits worn by Miss Fine, but some are iconic for all of the wrong reasons.
Fran Fine is not shy when it comes to fashion, often wearing bright colors and crazy patterns in the form of a mini dress. Not only was Fran a terrific nanny helping all of the kids overcome struggles, but she was also the resident fashion expert.
Whether or not every outfit was a hit or miss, fans of The Nanny have to give her credit for being brave when it comes to her style. Over the course of the show’s six seasons, fans saw the stylish nanny in everything from a dress made out of candy wrappers to an elegant black backless gown. Here are Fran’s 5 best outfits and her 5 worst outfits:
Fran is definitely experimental when it comes to her look, but she does have a few tried and true styles that she wears throughout the series. Red, white, and black are one of Miss Fine’s winning combination,s and she always looks glamorous and fashion-forward when she wears this color combo. One of the best examples of this is in season 3, episode 18 “Val’s Boyfriend” when Fran wears a tight red turtleneck with a black and white checkered mini skirt. This particular outfit is an all-time fan favorite and no doubt every fan went out and bought this outfit for themselves.
While fans of The Nanny can appreciate Fran’s unique taste of style, sometimes she wears dresses that even the most devoted fans do not quite understand. In season 5, episode 20 “The Pre-Nup” Fran wore a mini dress made out of candy wrappers including M&M’s, snickers, skittles, and starbursts.
While many would be too embarrassed to wear such an unusual dress, Fran doesn’t even bat an eye at the thought of wearing a candy wrapper mini dress. The dress was designed by Jeanette Kastenberg who is known for her quirky pieces. Kastenberg has her own Etsy shop, if any die-hard fans of Miss Fine want to pick up a candy wrapper dress for themselves.
Fran showed off her fancier side when in season 1, episode 1 of The Nanny she waltzed down the stairs in her pink sequin gown with the high slit. In true Fran form, she looked beautiful and classy while still showing off her sexy side. While everyone else was in black suits or dresses, Fran stole the show in her attention-grabbing gown. This is the moment fans fell in love with the stylish nanny, as it showed she was not one to be forced to fit in and didn’t seem to care what people thought of her or her fashion sense.
Fran is known for her outlandish wardrobe, but sometimes her extreme outfits are not her fault. In season 1, episode 5 “Here Comes the Brood” Fran is forced to wear a fluffy hot pink bridesmaid dress for a family member’s wedding. While Fran can typically make any dress look stunning, not even she could make this pink nightmare look fabulous.
The dress was not only a ghastly shade of pink, but it was also accented with bright yellow and even had fake yellow roses sewn to it. With its puffy sleeves and huge skirt, this dress was truly a catastrophe for Nanny Fine.
One can never go wrong with a little black dress, especially if you have a hot date with an Italian mobster. Fran showed why she is the nanny with style when she strutted out of the Sheffield mansion in her tight, black mini dress with her red purse in the shape of a heart in season 3, episode 13 “An Offer She Can’t Refuse.” But fans need not to worry, Fran wasn’t cold in her little black dress as she had a tiny cropped coat, that still showed off every detail of the mini dress, to keep her warm.