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30 Years of The Nanny: Five Memorable Moments, From Hugh Grant's Appearance to Elton John


In November it will be three decades since the premiere of the story that brought Fran Drescher to fame. 'Top five' of safety pins.

Fran Fine's twangy voice is already a classic on world television


The outgoing Fran Drescher put her heart into a character who

will turn 30

in November and who reached the category of stainless sitcom,

The Nanny.

The Nanny

(the original title, and

La Nana

in countries like Peru)

first aired in the United States on November 3, 1993


There were six successful seasons on CBS, until June 23, 1999. Fans are asking for a remake, or a spin-off, but for the moment, only

the funny original episodes remain as consolation, which were 145


How can we forget that structured widower who was roused by the cheerful Fran (

Maxwell Sheffield

, Charles Shaughnessy).

Behind every endearing character in the Sheffield family was the hand of Drescher

herself, executive producer of the show along with her husband at the time, Peter Marc Jacobson.

Fran Drescher, the eternal nanny.

The story focuses on that girl from Queens who sells cosmetics and

one day falls into that traditional house like a Martian


Impossible not to be magnetized by the charm of her smile, her excessive ways and that heterogeneous and colorful clothing.


it can be seen from Monday to Friday at 6:00 p.m., by the Magazine signal


Here are

five great moments, with stellar interventions

that the audience appreciated.

Hugh Grant in "The Nanny."

1) The day Hugh Grant appeared

The British actor was then one of the leading men of the moment and

he said yes to a small participation


He played himself on a talk show that Fran was attending.

It was in 1996, two years after his leading role in

Four Weddings and a Funeral

and one

after the great scandal that reverberated in Hollywood

: when he was arrested on the streets of Los Angeles while a sex worker had sex with him.

Elton John in "The Nanny"

2) Elton John's visit

It happened in 1997, in the episode

First Date (First date)


In the midst of the constant flirting between Maxwell and Fran, he invited her to a gala organized by Elton John to celebrate the premiere of his documentary.

Fran shows up at the dinner dressed as her as her grandmother Yetta hers for camouflage.

Donald Trump and a cameo that made people talk.

3) Donald Trump before the presidency

Nobody imagined that the tycoon would be the US President much later.

He appeared in 1997

, when Fran introduces him to Mr. Sheffield as a visiting millionaire.

Years after that cameo, Drescher herself told the back room of that chapter on TV.

Peter Marc Jacobson –the showrunner of the program– received a letter from Trump's assistant asking him to change the script

: the businessman was not a millionaire,

he was a billionaire!

Whoopi Goldberg in The Nanny (TV Capture)

4) Whoopi Goldberg, photographer

The actress born in New York, and loved around the world for titles like


, broke into the sitcom when the couple Fran and Maxwell were already on their way to the altar.

The fans of the series celebrated that participation in 1998 in which

she composed a wedding photographer


Céline Dion in a chapter of "The Nanny".

5) The masterful voice of Céline Dion

It was

at the end of the fourth season


Maxwell seeks to convince her to lead a Broadway play.

After that appearance, it was learned that

the Canadian singer donated her fees to an organization to fight cystic fibrosis.

Other top-tier surprise appearances:

Elizabeth Taylor, Ray Charles, Pamela Anderson, Bette Midler, Chevy Chase, Jon Stewart

​ ...

The Argentine version

The can arrived in the country in 1998


Telefe bought it and, later, the same channel bet on a remake, in 2004.

The reversed story starred Florencia Peña and Boy Olmi

and lasted two seasons.

Also in the cast were Agustina Córdova, Malena Luchetti, Mariano Colombo, Carola Reyna, Jorgelina Aruzzi, Roberto Carnaghi, Mirta Busnelli and Carmen Vallejo.

Flor Finkel

(this is the name of the Argentine version of Fran Fine) shone like that extravagant woman who fell in love with Mr. Iraola (Olmi).

What is of Drescher's life, so popular in these latitudes?

He is 65 years old and continues to act, although with less popularity.

She is active on social networks, she appears every day on her Instagram account

(with almost 900,000 followers) with fun videos and a clear commitment to healthy habits.

Involved in charitable causes, she does not stop reminding her fans that she

suffered uterine cancer two decades ago.

Fran made her acting debut in 1977, with a small role in

Saturday Night Fever

, starring John Travolta.

At that time, she did not imagine that her life could take such a turn with the arrival of an unforgettable leading role.

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