TV Series | TV-PG | | Comedy, Family, Romance
After being fired from her job and dumped by her boyfriend, a cosmetics saleswoman becomes the nanny to the three children of a rich English widower. As time passes, the two fall for each other.
All episodes involved the main women (Fran, Sylvia, Val) eating some kind of food, to the point it made audiences wonder if these actors couldn't get through a single scene, or act realistically, unless they were busy eating. (Indeed, many actors get awkward when they worry what to do with their hands.) Many jokes revolved around Sylvia Fine demanding food of butler Niles. As the series progressed, she became more overbearing and was often stealing other characters' food, mainly Maxwell's, Niles' or the children's, who then tried to hide their food from her when she came to the house. As a result, Renee Taylor gained 50 lbs and her doctor wrote her a note saying no more eating. Subsequently, her character started munching on celery sticks and other diet foods, and she lost a lot of weight by the series' end, whereas Fran Drescher had gained quite a bit by the time her other sitcom, Happily Divorced (2011), premiered.
Meanwhile, she's scaring Gracie to death with those stories about that fat bear who can't even get through the door every time he has a decent meal.
Max: Are you talking about Winnie The Pooh?
Fran: Yeah, him. And who in his right mind would call a boy Winnie,...
Maxwell's age is inconsistent - for several years it remains at 42 yet in the 3rd season goes to 41.
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