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The Nanny – The Complete Third Season (Sony DVD)


Picture: C+     Sound: C+     Extras: C+     Episodes: B-



The Nanny was a show that you either loved or hated and by season three the show had established its main fan base and it was at this point that the show was in full bloom.  At this point there was the obvious tension growing between Fran Fine and Maxwell Sheffield, plus Daniel Davis as Niles was another highlight of the show and helped make the formula work as the rich British widower and his household were always on the verge of disorder, which was also complicated by the kids and of course the Nanny herself. 


Unfortunately this is the season that the show lost much of its steam and while it would go on for another 3 more seasons, this is perhaps the show at its finest moment.  In this season Fran finds herself on several dates which complicated matters with her boss, Maggie turns sweet 16, and Mr. Sheffield finally comes clean on his love for Fran.  This season also had some guest stars including Elizabeth Taylor in a very memorable episode. 


Like the previous seasons that we have covered Sony has issued the show to DVD in a box set containing all 27-episodes that are stretched across 3-discs.  The episodes are as follows:


Disc One


The Pen Pal

Franny and the Professor

The Dope Diamond

A Fine Family Feud

Val’s Appointment


Oy Vey, You’re Gay

The Party’s Over

The Two Mrs. Sheffields


Disc Two


Having His Baby

The Unkindest Cut

The Kiddutz

An Offer She Can’t Refuse

Oy to the World

Fashion Show

Where’s Fran

The Grandmas

Val’s Boyfriend


Disc Three


Love is a Many Blundered Thing

Your Feets Too Big

Where’s the Pearls?

The Hockey Show

That’s Mid-Life

The Cantor Show

Green Card

Ship of Fran’s

A Pup in Paris



Presented in full-frame 1.33 X 1 the show looks good for its type and the DVD demonstrates the show well, despite some softness throughout, but never a huge issue.  The 2.0 Dolby Digital stereo mix aligns with the shows original broadcast and works well.  Each disc contains one animated special as well.



-   Nate Goss


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