Banjany Family
US Season 4, US Episode 11
Air Date March 12, 2008
Techniques Naughty Cube
Previous Prescott Family
Next McKeever Family

Episode summary

Jo visits the Banjany family in Staten Island, New York where Lisa (34) & Rich (35) have three children: 5-year-old fraternal twins Zoe & Cameron and 3-year-old Blake.

Lisa and Rich run their own business, Confuzzled Cookies, out of their house & juggle caring for the kids as well. The boys fight with each other and Rich becomes concerned when Blake likes playing dress-up with his sister's clothes. The kids also constantly eat snacks from the pantry and the refrigerator all day long.

Rich & Lisa have a hard time balancing their work & home lives and Lisa admits that the kids run the house.

Can Jo help the Banjany family get control of their household and teach them how to balance work & caring for the kids?


  • This episode featured a timeout tantrum where Zoe refused to sit on the Naughty Cube for three and a half hours.
  • This is the second longest tamtrums since it was second longest to the Smith-Clarke Family, Zoe has tantrums for 3 1/2 hours.


Full episode in parts 1, 2 and 3 on DailyMotion (dubbed in French)

Full episode on YouTube

In the news

'Supernanny' takes on Staten Island brawlin' family - New York Daily News, 3/5/2008.

'Supernanny' to the rescue of Staten Island family - Staten Island Advance, 3/10/2008.

Work-at-home parents in NYC - Time Out New York Kids, 9/16/2010. This article explains that Lisa is a New York City schoolteacher who stumbled upon this part-cookie, part-candy concoction that led to founding Confuzzled Cookies.

Confuzzled New York Gourmet Cookies - Swag Raves blog, 7/20/2007. Describes the cookies and where they've been sold (need to read all the comments as well as the original post).

Local Fox News segment about Confuzzled cookies - Parts 1 and 2.

Family members

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