The Nanny (1993–1999)

Sunday in the Park with Fran 

A play-date between Gracie and the child of a Broadway critic does not go well.


Gail Mancuso


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
Eric Braeden ... Frank Bradley
Miko Hughes ... Frank Bradley Jr.
Tia Riebling Tia Riebling ... Mother in the Park
Nick Salamone Nick Salamone ... Reporter


Maxwell and C.C. have a new play opening. Everything seems to be going well and they anticipate good reviews from the critics. But to provide a little insurance, C.C. thinks that they should use whatever networking ability they have to influence a critic positively. The critic in question is acerbic Frank Bradley, and the network is through Grace, who goes to school with Bradley's son, Frank Jr. C.C. wants to exploit this opportunity despite the fact that Grace doesn't like Frank Jr., who is a miniature version of his father. But since Fran and Grace are going to the park anyway, C.C. arranges for Frank Jr. to go along, this against Fran and Grace's wishes. Maxwell sides with C.C. on this issue. At the park, Frank Jr. beats up on Grace. Since he won't stop, Fran hits him. He threatens to tell his father, with whom he has the influence to give the play a bad review. Maxwell forces Fran to apologize to the Bradleys. Although she feels she did nothing wrong, she does apologize. The ... Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Family | Romance







Release Date:

23 March 1994 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


In spite of previous show trivia claiming this wasn't filmed in front of an audience, at the end of this episode, Fran Drescher holds a microphone to the studio audience and introduces Dan Aykroyd, who played the refrigerator repairman in the end scene. She dances with him, while the cast and audience all clap. See more »


C.C. is sitting at the kitchen table with Gracie, trying to convince her to take Frank Bradley Jr. to the park. As she does so, she pulls a coloring book toward her and begins scribbling in it with a green crayon, covering the page with green color. The scene shifts to Gracie, then back to C.C., who is now using a red crayon, and the page is covered with red color. See more »


Frank Bradley Jr.: [seeing Chester] That dog's ugly. It's got beady little eyes and a pointy little nose
[scoffs and points towards C.C]
Frank Bradley Jr.: it looks like her.
Niles: They're from the same litter.
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Crazy Credits

The closing credits featured the cast celebrating Dan Aykroyd's special appearance. See more »


References The Bodyguard (1992) See more »

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