A group blog for Introduction to Media Criticism at NYU, Fall 2009.
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
The Nanny at her finest
I decided to do the Nanny for my paper topic. I have chosen the wedding episode. There are two episodes around the wedding. Basically, after 5 years of working as the nanny for Mr. Sheffield, Fran Fine the classic example of the jewish girl from flushing, is getting married to Mr. Sheffield and married to "another class" from her own. This clip demonstrates her character's class distinction as well as her future husbands class. This clip briefly shows her Jewish mother coming in warning her if she doesnt marry this man, she'll regret it :)...Fran is over 30 and that is a no no in both her eyes and her mothers. In this clip we see Fran doubting her class and her upbringing when now being paired with Maxwell who comes from a wealthy, well-educated background.