History Trivia / TheNanny

23rd Apr '16 5:19:59 AM Viira
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* HeyItsThatGuy: Multiple times, one example being the episode "Kissing Cousins" where Fran's date([[spoiler: who she later finds out is her cousin]]) is Creator/JonStewart.
** [[Film/{{X-Men}} James Marsden]] was Eddie, Maggie's first boyfriend during the first season.
** The boy in ''Film/KindergartenCop'' who told Ahnuld "Boys have a penis. Girls have a vagina." is the bratty son of Maxwell's client Fran has to watch, as mentioned in BadlyBatteredBabysitter.
** [[Series/{{Seinfeld}} Babu Bhatt]] is one of the representatives of the Professional Butler's Association in "The Nanny, the Butler, the Wife and Her Mother".
** [[MySoCalledLife Patty Chase]] was married to Mr. Sheffield
** As was [[Series/{{Seinfeld}} Justin Pitt]].
** In addition, before playing Niles, Daniel Davis played Moriarty on ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration''.
** Danny Imperialli was played by Jonathan Penner, who placed seventh in the Cook Islands season of ''Series/{{Survivor}}''.
* HeyItsThatVoice:
** Maggie would later voice Supergirl in the Franchise/{{DCAU}}.
** In the Latin American dub, the voices of Fran and Maggie are Sailor Mars and Sailor Mercury from ''Manga/SailorMoon'', respectively.
** In the German dub, Maggie has Sailor Mecury's voice.
** Also in the German dub, Maxwell's voice actors played Scar from ''Disney/TheLionKing''.
3rd Apr '16 10:58:05 AM nombretomado
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* ActorSharedBackground: Almost all of Fran Fine's life (except working at a bridal shop; her mother worked at one) was taken almost verbatim from Fran Drescher's own life. Both are from Queens, both have parents named Morty and Sylvia and a sister named Nadine, both graduated from Hillcrest High (with [[{{EverybodyLovesRaymond}} Ray Barone]]/Ray Romano.)

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* ActorSharedBackground: Almost all of Fran Fine's life (except working at a bridal shop; her mother worked at one) was taken almost verbatim from Fran Drescher's own life. Both are from Queens, both have parents named Morty and Sylvia and a sister named Nadine, both graduated from Hillcrest High (with [[{{EverybodyLovesRaymond}} [[Series/EverybodyLovesRaymond Ray Barone]]/Ray Romano.)
19th Mar '16 4:30:32 AM Hossmeister
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31st Jan '16 11:36:53 AM Temmere
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* FakeNationality / FakeBrit: Daniel Davis as Niles, who is from Arkansas. He is good at it though, to the point where Charles Shaughnessy (Maxwell Sheffield), an actual Brit, was told by some critics that he should take lessons from Davis in order to get his "[[RealityIsUnrealistic fake]]" accent right.

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* FakeNationality / FakeBrit: Daniel Davis as Niles, Davis, who is from Arkansas.Arkansas, as Niles. He is good at it though, to the point where Charles Shaughnessy (Maxwell Sheffield), an actual Brit, was told by some critics that he should take lessons from Davis in order to get his "[[RealityIsUnrealistic fake]]" accent right.
14th Dec '15 7:36:37 PM creader
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* YouLookFamiliar: Steve Lawrence, who played Fran's (mostly) unseen father Morty, had appeared as himself with wife Eydie Gorme earlier in the show's run.
** A couple of the extras who play nameless one-shot minor characters like a doctor reappear later as a security guard or priest.
** Not just extras, several celebrities had multiple appearances, once in character and once as themselves. Like Steve Lawrence, it happened with Coolio, Whoopi Goldberg and Rosie O'Donnell as well.
** The girl who played Fran's GenerationXerox cousin Tiffany in a first-season episode played a completely unrelated high school girl named Francine in a fourth-season episode, with both characters being written as "Just like Fran only Brighton's age."
26th Nov '15 8:55:49 PM nombretomado
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** Happened with Fran Drescher herself. In one episode, she plays Bobbi Flekman, a character she'd already played on ThisIsSpinalTap. There are also several references to SaturdayNightFever, in which Fran Drescher played a minor role.

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** Happened with Fran Drescher herself. In one episode, she plays Bobbi Flekman, a character she'd already played on ThisIsSpinalTap. There are also several references to SaturdayNightFever, Film/SaturdayNightFever, in which Fran Drescher played a minor role.
19th Nov '15 3:37:24 AM themisterfree
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** Maggie would later voice Supergirl in the Franchise/{{DCAU}}.
3rd Aug '15 5:10:34 AM tvinsomne
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* AdoredByTheNetwork: Creator/TVAzteca, the mexican network that had the rights of this show since the 90's and early 00's, really, '''really''' loved this show; after its original run, they used to put reruns of this for years, being the base of the afternoon schedule of his feed Azteca 7 (along with''[[Series/{{TheFreshPrinceofBelAir}} The Fresh Prince Of Bel Air]]'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'').
16th May '15 12:27:58 PM DeadlyAssassin
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* YouLookFamiliar: Steve Lawrence, who played Fran's (mostly) unseen father Morty, had appeared as himself with wife Eydie Gorme earlier in the show's run.
** A couple of the extras who play nameless one-shot minor characters like a doctor reappear later as a security guard or priest.
** Not just extras, several celebrities had multiple appearances, once in character and once as themselves. Like Steve Lawrence, it happened with Coolio, Whoopi Goldberg and Rosie O'Donnell as well.
** The girl who played Fran's GenerationXerox cousin Tiffany in a first-season episode played a completely unrelated high school girl named Francine in a fourth-season episode, with both characters being written as "Just like Fran only Brighton's age."
13th Jan '15 1:18:43 PM LoveWitchTsukino
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* CulturalTranslation: The Italian dub changed Fran to be an Italian woman living in Manhattan ("Fran" being short for Francesa instead of Francine). To make her look more like a FishOutOfWater, Sylvia was changed to be Fran's Aunt Assunta, with Fran's "real parents" still living in Italy unseen. Grandma Yetta kept her name but was changed to be Assunta's Polish sister-in-law. Even Fran's sister, Nadine, was changed to be Cousin Nadia.
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