We all know her as the big-haired, loud-mouthed, Jewish heroine from The Nanny. But Fran Fine is so much more than just her hair, mouth and heritage. She’s major BFF material and here’s why.
She Loves to Eat
Whether you want to try a new sushi restaurant, order pizza or gab over some cheesecake, Fran is down. She can list all 31 Baskin and Robbins flavours, she’s always got snacks in her purse (exhibit A below) and she eats double decker pizza slices (exhibit B below) cause “the body doesn’t know”. She’s the ultimate snacking buddy.
She’s Got Style, She’s Got Flair
If you need to borrow clothes (if you can fit into them), freshen your make-up or just need some style tips, she’s got you. She’s always fabulous even in her dressing gown! Mini skirts, headbands, layering, black tights, loud prints, cute accessories – she’s the Katy Perry of the 90s. Fran’s style should be forever be admired, envied and emulated. P.S. I need that heart purse in my life.
She’s Fluent in Yiddish
You never know when Yiddish might come in handy. Fran taught me important words (mostly insults) like meshuggeneh (crazy idiot), yenta (gossip/busybody), tuches (bum), shmegegge (annoying idiot) and nuchslep (tagalong)! Oy, there are so many more to learn.
She Aims to Misbehave
Fran always ends up in a bit of a pickle. Sometimes it’s sheer bad luck but mostly it’s because she’s purposely breaking rules, totally clueless or just bein’ Fran. Some of her better moments: dressing up as Grandma Yetta to avoid being recognised by Elton John, dangling from a billboard and doing her business in the fake bathroom on the set of Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman. Who doesn’t love a little adventure?
She Cries…a Lot
You wouldn’t think this would be a quality one looks for in a friend but as much as she cries in self-pity (which is a LOT), she also cries with you. She’s sensitive and empathetic that Fran.
She lives for star-spotting and will do anything to meet a famous person (lucky she lives with Maxwell Sheffield so she’s always got access)! The pages of her celebrity memory scrapbook are filled with the likes of Elton John, Celine Dion, Rosie O’Donnell and Whoopi Goldberg. I wouldn’t mind an intro to Bette Midler…
She’s a Shop-a-holic
Okay so she has a problem with shopping. She was actually sent to Shoppers Anonymous. But the girl has an eye for gifts and I for one would love to be on the receiving end of a Fran Fine pressie.
Would you want to be BFF with Fran? If not, WHY NOT, you meshuggeneh?