The Nanny (1993–1999)

Oh, Say, Can You Ski? 

On a ski trip to Aspen, the Sheffields accept a dinner invitation from the President. Fran's blood test needed to get some antibiotics have some wonderful results.


Robert Sternin (developed by), Prudence Fraser (developed by) | 4 more credits »


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Fran Drescher ... Fran Sheffield
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
Renée Taylor ... Sylvia Fine
Rachel Chagall Rachel Chagall ... Val Toriello
Chris Elliott ... Chris Malley
Chris Bruno ... Ski Instructor
Mark Chaet ... Hotel Valet
Timothy Watters Timothy Watters ... President Bill Clinton (as Tim Watters)
Nora Dunn ... Dr. Reynolds
Mort Drescher Mort Drescher ... Morty Fine (as Morty Drescher)


Fran is obsessing about not being pregnant. To get her mind off this fact, Maxwell thinks Fran needs to get away on a vacation. She doesn't really want to, until Maxwell tells her that he has managed to get the whole family invited to a state dinner in Aspen with President Bill Clinton. In Aspen, Fran makes quite the impression on the Clintons, whereas Maxwell came across as a babbling idiot. Fran made such an impression that the Clintons have invited her to go skiing with them. The problem: Fran doesn't know how to ski. After Fran has some problems at ski school, Maxwell ends up teaching her. However in a mishap, Fran and Maxwell get caught in an out of bounds area and are lost. To keep warm, Fran and Maxwell decide to get close to each other. They are rescued, and Fran eventually learns how to ski. But just as she's about to go skiing with the Clintons, Fran instead decides to spend time with Maxwell since she learned that their time lost was productive in more ways than one. Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Family | Romance







Release Date:

25 November 1998 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The title is from the first line of the American National Anthem. See more »


Maxwell meets the President while on ski vacation however 8 months earlier, when Fran had her reunion, he had gone to Washington for a speech on the arts, and went to the White House. This isn't the first time meeting the President for Maxwell but is at least the 2nd time. See more »


References The View (1997) See more »


The Nanny Named Fran
Performed by Composed & Performed by Ann Hampton Callaway
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