Fran Drescher Can Talk How She Wants

Most folks recognize Fran Drescher’s exaggerated Queens accent from “The Nanny.” I think it’s safe to say she heightens it for comedy, especially the nasal quality, but at the core, it’s how she talks. Here’s an interview from 2018.

Of course, Drescher’s an actress, so she’s learned to ramp it up – or tamp it down – as needed. In her film debut, 1977’s “Saturday Night Fever” it’s not quite so exaggerated when John Travolta abandons her on the dance floor.

Here’s a couple comedic clips. The first, a 1996 episode of “The Nanny” called “Val’s Boyfriend.” Fran Fine spreads wasabi on her sushi like it’s French’s Classic Yellow and pays the price … for about 22 seconds.

And to wrap it up, here’s a longer clip of Fran doing that “normal” voice on a 1986 episode of “Night Court.”