The Nanny

The Nanny (1993)

49 mistakes

The Whine Cellar - S2-E10

Other mistake: When Sylvia is outside the Sheffield mansion she says "I wonder if my daughter Fran is at home? I will see if she is" the doorbell rings as soon as she finishes that line, but you can see both her hands are visible. She can't have rung the doorbell.

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Pinske Business - S2-E8

Continuity mistake: When CC and Maxwell are hiding in CC's closet, the coat CC is hiding behind changes between shots. Some shots she is hiding behind Charles Haste's grey coat and other shots Fran's gold one.

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The Tart with Heart - S4-E1

Continuity mistake: When Fran's date Jack first enters the house, Fran closes the door behind him. A couple of shots later, the door is open and Fran is closing it again.

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Material Fran - S2-E4

Revealing mistake: When Fran is on the private jet, the champagne sitting between her and Cathy doesn't move through all the turbulence, showing that it is the camera shaking and not the plane.

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Maggie the Model - S1-E13

Revealing mistake: As Chloe Simpson is leaving the mansion at the end of the show, she trips over Fran's foot without touching her. She starts to trip about half a foot before Fran's shoe.

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The Family Plumbing - S1-E14

Continuity mistake: In the kitchen, while Fran is telling Maxwell about Brighton and Tiffany in the shower, the glass of juice on the counter appears and disappears between shots.

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Continuity mistake: None of the Sheffield children are aged properly over the course of the series. It's established that Grace is 6 years old in season 1, but two years later in season 3 she's 10. Maggie is 18 at the end of season 5 but turns 21 years old in early season 6. And finally, Brighton is in seventh grade in season 2 and somehow is graduating high school at the end of season 6 (when he should be only a junior, and nothing about Brighton's character would suggest he's capable of skipping a grade).

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Other mistake: In some episodes, there is a small room between the kitchen and dining room (the "Butler's Pantry"), but in other episodes the same door leads directly into the dining room, and in still others it leads into a passage.

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Continuity mistake: In the opening titles sequence, cartoon Fran is thrown out of the bridal shop and the doors are closed behind her. When she hails a taxi in the next shot the doors are open again.

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The Family Plumbing - S1-E14

Continuity mistake: When CC takes the pile of showgirl resumes from Maxwell in the office, she holds them with both hands. When the shot changes, she is holding them with one arm under the pile and the other hand leafing through them.

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Continuity mistake: In the opening sequence, Fran arrives at the Scheffield house with a case of make-up. When we see a shot of the makeup head on, one can see two lipsticks at the far left corner of the case. When we see a shot of the case from behind, the lipstick is now at the right corner of the case.

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The Family Plumbing - S1-E14

Continuity mistake: When Maxwell is talking to Brighton about the battle of the sexes, he puts his hands in his pockets. The shot changes and suddenly his hands are at his sides and he puts them in his pockets again.

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The Butler, the Husband, the Wife and Her Mother - S1-E6

Continuity mistake: When Sylivia is telling Fran about her birth, she raises her right hand and has her left hand on her hip. When the shot changes her left hand is raised and her right hand is on her hip.

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Here Comes the Brood - S1-E5

Continuity mistake: In the dining room, CC is wearing a scarf over her head as part of her "safari" outfit. When the shot shifts to a close-up of her looking horrified at the thought of taking the kids to the Zoo on her own, the scarf is suddenly around her neck.

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The Nuchslep - S1-E4

Continuity mistake: When the Chinese food is delivered, Fran's hair is very flat and the curls are loose. In the next scene, she goes to talk to Maxwell and her hair is noticeably curlier.

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The Gym Teacher - S1-E19

Continuity mistake: In the second gym scene, while Fran is talking to the gym teacher, Maggie's arms change from being crossed to hanging at her side between shots.

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Here Comes the Brood - S1-E5

Continuity mistake: When CC and Maxwell arrive at the wedding, CC has no scarf around her neck. When the scene cuts to her shortly after arriving there is a large brightly-coloured scarf around her neck, and two shots later it has disappeared again.

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Where's the Pearls? - S3-E21

Plot hole: When Fran is waiting to ambush Elizabeth Taylor, Maxwell says "the kids left for school an hour ago", but Gracie comes running down the stairs right after that with no comment from anyone.

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Fran-Lite - S2-E1

Continuity mistake: As Fran, Val and Maxwell are preparing to go out on the town, Maxwell's arms are hanging at his side. When the shot changes and he says "Excuse me", his hands are suddenly in his pockets.

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The Gym Teacher - S1-E19

Continuity mistake: In the kitchen at the beginning, Fran pours milk into three glasses. After she fills the third glass, she starts to put the milk down. In the next shot, she is holding the bottle up to the glass again and pours some more milk before putting the bottle down.

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