Fran Fine (Fran Drescher) goes door-to-door selling cosmetics. While on the road, she comes across the home of Maxwell Sheffield, who is desperately looking for a nanny for his three children... She applies for the job, which she knows nothing about.
Maxwell Sheffield (Charles Shaughnessy) is a producer of musicals.
His three children are Margaret "Maggie" (Nicholle Tom), eldest daughter, Brighton (Benjamin Salisbury) and Grace "Gracie" (Madeline Zima), youngest daughter.
The house has a rather deadpan butler, Niles (Daniel Davis), and Chastity Claire "C.C." Babcock (Lauren Lane), Maxwell's partner, eternally in love with him.
Fran's cool methods will shake things up in this uptight household.
Fran's family, including her grandmother Yetta and her mother Syliva, won't hesitate to visit this luxury home.