The Nanny (1993–1999)

Close Shave 

Maggie is a candy striper at the hospital. When she takes off to go on a date, Fran fills in for her and must shave Maxwell for an appendectomy.


Dorothy Lyman


Robert Sternin (developed by), Prudence Fraser (developed by) | 3 more credits »

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Episode complete credited cast:
Fran Drescher ... Fran Fine
Charles Shaughnessy ... Maxwell Sheffield
Daniel Davis ... Niles
Lauren Lane ... C.C. Babcock
Nicholle Tom ... Margaret 'Maggie' Sheffield
Benjamin Salisbury ... Brighton Sheffield
Madeline Zima ... Grace Sheffield
Christina Pickles ... Nurse
Steven Anderson Steven Anderson ... Doctor
Lee Ryan Lee Ryan ... Patient
Ron Melendez ... Peter Bidwell
Gerry McIntyre Gerry McIntyre ... Orderly


C.C. is taking a cooking class. Anyone who eats her cooking is taking their life in their own hands. It looks like Maxwell might have come down with food poisoning from her cooking. Meanwhile, Fran thinks that Maggie should start working to learn some responsibility. Despite thinking she is still a little too young, Maxwell allows her to do so but doesn't want her to take a paying job that someone who needs the money would be better suited. So she ends up getting a volunteer job candy striping. At first, Maggie is nervous about causing anguish to sick patients (as is Maxwell), but Maggie ends up loving the job. But when Maggie's boyfriend wants to go out on one of Maggie's volunteer nights, Maggie co-opts Fran to work for her. Neither Fran or Maggie tell Maxwell that Maggie is shirking her responsibility in this matter. But they may not need to tell him as he is admitted to the hospital - apparently not with food poisoning but appendicitis - into the exact room where Fran is hiding ... Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Family | Romance







Release Date:

20 February 1995 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Maggie's boyfriend, Peter, is the same guy who Brighton paid to deceive Fran and Maxwell in The Nanny: The Strike (1994). Brighton hired Peter to pretend as the designated driver when he planned to go to Jersey with his friend. Furthermore, it was mentioned in both episodes that Peter works at The GAP. See more »


When Fran's talking to her mother on the phone, she says that Mike Douglas' show was cancelled 22 years ago. Since this show's approx date is 1995 that would put the cancellation around 1973. Mike Douglas' show actually ran from 1962 - 1980. See more »


Fran Fine: Ma, Mike Douglas isn't on Channel 4 because they canceled him 22 years ago.
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References The Mike Douglas Show (1961) See more »

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