Yesterday, I saw that The Nanny (a TV classic of the 1990s) had been added to my favourite website. I also discovered yesterday that Justin had never seen or heard about The Nanny. So I decided to show it to him. Before this, however, I attempted to explain to him how it belonged to this one particular type of 1980s and 1990s “rescue” shows. The plot is always simple, someone poor is hired by someone rich, numerous comical situations arise and in the end they fall in love and get married. Call them fairy tales if you like. Anyway, in the midst of this conversation, I mentioned Who’s the Boss? that he hadn’t seen either. I tut tutted frantically and showed him this to try and refresh his memory.
Unfortunately, it didn’t refresh anything and he assured me he had NEVER EVER seen this show. Maybe it wasn’t aired in the UK, who knows. It takes more to discourage me though, so I showed him the very first episode of The Nanny. It was the first time I was watching it in English, as I’d only watched it on French TV so far. I had forgotten just how amusing it was. And also, I had forgotten Fran’s crazy Queen’s pin-up style.