Sternin & Fraser Ink, Inc.

From the Audiovisual Identity Database, the motion graphics museum


Sternin & Fraser Ink, Inc. was the production company of the husband-and-wife developer duo Robert Sternin and Prudence Fraser.

Logo (March 20, 1987-June 23, 1999)

Visuals: On a black background, there is a white inkwell with a huge feather (also known as a "quill") right next to it. Above it, the words "Sternin & Fraser Ink, Inc.", with "Sternin & Fraser" stacked on top of "Ink, Inc.", appear in a white script font. Below the inkwell and quill, there is "in association with". The text and logo cast blue shadows.


  • From 1989 to 1990, the logo is on a dark blue background.
  • Starting in 1990, the background color is a blue-black gradient. The shadows are black here.
  • Starting with season 3 of The Nanny, when Highschool Sweethearts took over part of the production duties for that show, the words "in association with" are omitted.

Technique: A still, digital graphic.

Audio: Originally the end theme of the show. Later on, the logo is accompanied by an Irish-sounding tune, concluding in two short keyboard notes. Composed by Ray Colcord.

Audio Variants:

  • The tune was rearranged in 1990.
  • Some TV shows featured only the last few notes.
  • CBS airings of The Nanny, starting in 1994, used that network's generic music.
  • Starting with season 3 of The Nanny, the theme is sped-up.

Availability: This was first seen on the short-lived sitcom The Charmings, and also appeared on the short-lived series Live-In and Married People. It can be seen on every episode of The Nanny.

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