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Season 3
1995-96 Season

Episode 3.1: Pen Pals

Fran gets a chance to meet her long-time pen pal Lenny, which prompts Maxwell to accompany her to the Russian Tea Room to check him out; meanwhile Niles and C.C. are left alone in the house.

Peter Marc (Jacobsen?) appears, as do Milton James and Dean Tarrollly. Florence Griffith-Joyner has a cameo as herself, and David Letterman is in a video clip as himself.


Episode 3.2: Nanny and the Professor

C.C.'s brother Noel (Michael McKean) bets C.C. that he can do the impossible: get Fran on Jeopardy; meanwhile, Maxwell is upset when it appears he hasn't been invited to the Renaissance Weekend, a gathering of national bigwigs, including the President.

Michael McKean guest stars as C.C.'s brother Noel. Alex Trebek and Roger Clinton have cameos as themselves. John Glen Bishop and Sue Goodman appear as Jeopardy contestants; Amy Lerman also appeared.


Episode 3.3: Dope Diamond

Fran is swept off her feet by (get this!) a suave sophisticated British gent, by the name of Jules (Ian Buchanan), and when he proposes, Sylvia is ecstatic, but Maxwell smells a rat.

Renee Taylor guest stars as Fran's mother Sylvia, and Anne Guilbert guest stars as Grandma Yetta. Ian Buchanan guest stars as Jules Kimball; also appearing were Cyndi James Gossett, Amanda Carlin and Ron Recasner.


Episode 3.4: A Fine Family Feud

After Maggie concludes that the "Sweet Sixteen" thrown by Maxwell at the Gungenheim Museum would be boring, Fran takes over an decides to hold it at a nightclub owned by her Aunt Freta (Lainie Kazan). The problem: Freta and Fran's mother haven't spoken in years.

Renee Taylor guest stars as Fran's mother Sylvia, and Lainie Kazan guest stars as Fran's (fraternal) aunt Freta.


Episode 3.5: Val's Apartment

Fearing that she has "no life" and that her job at the Sheffield's is impacting her dating, Fran moves out of the house and into an apartment with Val, but the only question is who will give in first to get her back to the house: Fran or Maxwell?

Renee Taylor guest stars as Fran's mother Sylvia, Anne Guilbert guest stars as Grandma Yetta, and Rachel Chagall guest stars as Fran's best friend Val. David L. Lander (Squiggy of Lenny & Squiggy fame) guest stars as "the landlord", and David Bowe appears as Fran's pediatrist date.


Episode 3.6: Shopaholic

When Val tells Fran that Danny is getting married to her arch nemesis Heather Biblow, Fran quickly loses control of herself in a several day shopping spree to drown her sorrows, causing the Sheffields to worry about her.

Rachel Chagall guest stars as Fran's friend Val. Kellie Beals, Adrienne Brett, Janine Jordae and Phillip Simon also appear.


Episode 3.7: Oy Vey, You're Gay

Maxwell hires a gorgeous publicist named Sydney (Catherine Oxenberg) to raise his public profile, and he quickly falls for her, prompting the jealousy of C.C. and Fran. But they needn't worry: she's a lesbian who's more interested in Fran.

Catherine Oxenberg guest stars as Maxwell's new publicsist, Sydney Mercer.


Episode 3.8: The Party's Over

When Maxwell goes to Boston with C.C., Brighton and Gracie, he leaves strict instructions that Maggie not be allowed to have a party. So Fran and Val have one instead: a "singles party" where people are charged an entrance fee, which lands Fran in trouble with the law, and with Maxwell.

Milton Berle guest stars as Fran's lawyer, Uncle Manny. Rachel Chagall guest stars as Fran's friend Val. Kane Picoy appears as Jeff (the cop), Allan Rich appears as the Judge, and Merrick Daemon, Kevin Light and Andrew Steel appear as "men at the party".


Episode 3.9: The Two Mrs. Sheffields

When Maxwell's obnoxious, critical mother Elizabeth (Dina Merrill) comes to town, Maxwell proposes to Fran just to get his monther's goat, but it doesn't take long before Fran is hip to the deception.

Renee Taylor guest stars as Fran's mother Sylvia, Anne Guilbert guest stars as Grandma Yetta, and Rachel Chagall guest stars as Fran's best friend Val. And Dina Merill guest stars as Maxwell's mother, Elizabeth Sheffield. Craig Damon and Richard Julian also appear.


Episode 3.10: Having His Baby

When Fran sees a picture of ex-fiancee Danny's new baby, she really starts wanting to have a baby of her own, so Maxwell's house guest, movie star Monica Baker (Donna Dixon), seems to give Fran an answer: artificial insemination.

Renee Taylor guest stars as Fran's mother Sylvia, and Rachel Chagall guest stars as Fran's friend Val. Donna Dixon guests as "movie star" Monica Baker. Barbara Howard appears as the fertility doctor, and Skylar Littlefield also appears.


Episode 3.11: The Unkindest Gift

Brighton's "wacky" video of a bris thrown by Fran gets the family a trip to Hollywood, where Fran runs afoul of the cast of "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman".

Jane Seymour and Joe Lando have cameos as themselves.


Episode 3.12: The Kibbutz

Fran wants to send Maggie to a collective farm in Israel over the holidays, that is until she remembers her own youth on a kibbutz!


Episode 3.13: An Offer She Can't Refuse

Fran suspects a guy she's dating (Burke Moses) may be involved in some shaddy business practices.


Episode 3.14: Oy to the World

In a special animated Christmas version of "The Nanny", Fran and Brighton get blown from New York to the North Pole where they help Kris Kringle (who bears a striking resemblence to Maxwell) overcome the "Abominable C.C.", an ice cloud who wants to destroy Christmas.


Episode 3.15: Fashion Show

When Fran goes to a New York society "do" with the Sheffields, she is branded a fashion "don't" because of the purse Maxwell makes her take, causing Maxwell to feel bad, so he makes her the fashion designer of his set in a charity event! Could his career be over as a result?!

Fashion designer Todd Oldham has a cameo as himself. Mark Chaet and Fran Montand also appear.


Episode 3.16: Where's Fran?

After Maxwell insults her by saying she is stupid, Fran walks out, leaving the Sheffields to search for her. A retrospective episode.

Renee Taylor guest stars as Fran's mother Sylvia, Anne Guilbert guest stars as Grandma Yetta, and Rachel Chagall guest stars as Fran's friend Val. Roger Clinton has a cameo as himself (as the Sheffields' next door neighboor). Joey Dente and Brian Kirkwood are also featured.


Episode 3.17: The Grandmas

Fran's having a midlife crisis of sorts: her relationship with Mr. Sheffield is in a rut and has become predictable, Gracie doesn't want to be seen in public with her "Nanny Fine" anymore, and her mother and father are separating!

Renee Taylor guest stars as Fran's mother Sylvia, Anne Guilbert guest stars as Grandma Yetta, and Marilyn Cooper guest stars as Fran's other Grandma, Nettie.


Episode 3.18: Val's Boyfriend

Val gets a new boyfriend named Pauly, causing Fran to go through "best friend withdrawls"; meanwhile, C.C. quits after Maxwell refuses to make her an equal partner.

Rachel Chagall guest stars as Fran's friend Val, and James DiStefano guest stars as Val's boyfriend Pauly. James Edson also appears. Marvin Hamlisch had a cameo as Fran's cousin.


Episode 3.19: Love is a Many Blundered Thing

Fran gets a valentine from a "secret admirer" , whom she naturally assumes is Mr. Sheffield, so she goes *way* overboard in response. But she can't believe who her secret admirer really is!

Rachel Chagall guest stars as Fran's friend Val. Michael Becall guest stars as Brighton's friend Tommy, and Kane Picoy appears as Fran's date Jeff the Cop (see episode 3.8). Bob Bancroft and Richard Tanner also appear.


Episode 3.20: Is Fran Looking Old?

When Fran discovers that her feet have grown, just in time for her reunion of former foot models, she begins to worry that she is looking old, prompting her to pay a visit to a plastic surgeon.

Renee Taylor guest stars as Fran's mother Sylvia. John Astin guest stars as Dr. Roberts.


Episode 3.21: Liz Taylor's Black Pearls

When Liz Taylor visits, Fran foolishly decides to deilver the black pearl necklace that Liz is planning to wear herself, when (of course!) in the cab to deliver the necklace, Fran hits her head and suffers amnesia, losing the pearls in the process.

NOTE: This episode was part of a larger CBS/Liz Taylor promotion that took place over all 4 of CBS's Monday night comedies. Renee Taylor guest stars as Fran's mother Sylvia, Anne Guilbert guest stars as Grandma Yetta. Liz Taylor has a promo as herself; Rosie O'Donnell has a cameo as the cab driver.


Episode 3.22: The Hockey Show

Fran starts dating a hockey player, NY Ranger Mike LaVoe, who figures she a "good luck charm", until she goes to a game, the Rangers lose, and the entire town of NY accuses Fran of being a "jinx".

Renee Taylor guest stars as Fran's mother Sylvia. ? guest stars as NY Ranger Mike LaVoe. NY Ranger Ron Geshner has a cameo as himself.


Episode 3.23: That's Midlife

When Maxwell's latest play bombs, he begins to question his whole life's work and purpose, causing Fran to worry enough to try and trick him into therapy.

Renee Taylor guest stars as Fran's mother Sylvia. Monica Seles and Dr. Joyce Brothers both have cameos.


Episode 3.24: The Cantor Show

Fran gets a date with the handsome new singing Cantor at her Temple and brings him to Maxwell's, where the Cantor is tapped for Maxwell's new Broadway show by Burt Bacharach, prompting the Cantor to leave the Temple for a career on Broadway. The question: will God punish Fran in return?

Renee Taylor guest stars as Fran's mother Sylvia, Rachel Chagall guest stars as Fran's best friend Val. Phillip Casnoff guest stars as Cantor Gary Isaac. Burt Bacharach has a cameo as himself. Manny Kleinmuntz and Magda Harout also star, and Helen Verbit and Maria Elena Maglaris are featured.


Episode 3.25: Green Card

Maxwell insists that Brighton get a tutor after he fails French, but Maxwell immediately regrets his decision when the smooth Frenchman romances and proposes to Fran, but the question is: does the tutor want Fran, or a visa?

Renee Taylor guest stars as Fran's mother Sylvia. Paolo Seganti also guest stars as Brighton's tutor Phillipe.


Episode 3.26: Ship of Fran's

Fran plans to spend some much needed vacation time with Val on a Caribbean cruise (cruising for guys, of course), but when Maxwell frets over the idea that Fran might actually find someone and leave the Sheffield family (and him!), he decides to go on the same cruise too, along with the other Sheffields, Niles, C.C., oh, and Sylvia, Mortie and Yetta!

Renee Taylor guest stars as Fran's mother Sylvia, Ann Guilbert guest stars as Grandma Yetta, and Rachel Chagall guest stars as Fran's best friend Val. David Starzyk also stars as Fran's date Steve Goodman.


Episode 3.27: Pup in Paris

Before Maxwell heads off to Paris to check up on his brother and his new nightclub there, his bag gets mixxed up with Fran's bag containing C.C.'s dog, so she heads to the plane to retrieve the bag. Once on the plane though, Fran gets stuck there and accompanies Maxwell to Paris. But on the way back from Paris, as their flight appears to be crashing, Maxwell makes a startling admission. (A cliffhanger.)

Renee Taylor guest stars as Fran's mother Sylvia, Ann Guilbert guest stars as Grandma Yetta. Harry Van Gorkum guest stars as Maxwell's brother Nigel. Tim Bagley, Philippe Bergeron and Philip Lehl also star. Eartha Kitt has a cameo.


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