History Trivia / TheNanny

21st Jul '17 6:26:00 PM Morgenthaler
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* HideYourPregnancy: C.C., whose actor was pregnant at the time, lampshades this. She enters Maxwell's office wearing all black and refers to HideYourPregnancy techniques used on Elaine from ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'', including the holding massive objects. At the time, she is holding a huge purse, and after putting it down, picks up a potted plant she says needs to be watered before exiting the scene.
** She later reenters the room holding a giant sign that says "BABY".

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* HideYourPregnancy: C.C., whose actor was pregnant at the time, lampshades this. She enters Maxwell's office wearing all black and refers to HideYourPregnancy techniques used on Elaine from ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'', including the holding massive objects. At the time, she is holding a huge purse, and after putting it down, picks up a potted plant she says needs to be watered before exiting the scene.
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scene. She later reenters the room holding a giant sign that says "BABY".



* RealitySubtext: Twiggy Lawson playing Jocelyn, Maxwell's sister, in "Stop the Wedding, I Want to Get Off" is a nod to the fact that the whole show was inspired by Fran Drescher's experience in taking care of her daughter.

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Twiggy Lawson playing Jocelyn, Maxwell's sister, in "Stop the Wedding, I Want to Get Off" is a nod to the fact that the whole show was inspired by Fran Drescher's experience in taking care of her daughter.



* RealLifeRelative: Joseph Bologna (Renée Taylor's husband) guest starred in two different episode, one as a SmallNameBigEgo actor and the second as a man wooing Sylvia.

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Joseph Bologna (Renée Taylor's husband) guest starred in two different episode, one as a SmallNameBigEgo actor and the second as a man wooing Sylvia.



* RealLifeWritesThePlot: Lauren Lane's real-life pregnancy coincided with C.C.'s committal to a mental hospital.

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Lauren Lane's real-life pregnancy coincided with C.C.'s committal to a mental hospital.



* 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.

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Steve Lawrence, who played Fran's (mostly) unseen father Morty, had appeared as himself with wife Eydie Gorme earlier in the show's run.
21st Jul '17 6:25:24 PM Morgenthaler
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* FakeNationality / FakeBrit: Daniel Davis, who is from 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.
** {{Lampshaded}} in a late episode, where Niles has a bit part in Gracie's play and does very badly. Citing a review, he asks Max, "Do you think my accent sounded fake?"

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* FakeNationality / FakeBrit: Daniel Davis, who is from 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.
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right. {{Lampshaded}} in a late episode, where Niles has a bit part in Gracie's play and does very badly. Citing a review, he asks Max, "Do you think my accent sounded fake?"
21st Jul '17 6:24:44 PM Morgenthaler
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* ActingForTwo: One episode had [[Film/ThisIsSpinalTap Bobbi Flekman]] appearing. Another episode had Fran Drescher acting as herself and as Fran Fine simultaneously.

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One episode had [[Film/ThisIsSpinalTap Bobbi Flekman]] appearing. Another episode had Fran Drescher acting as herself and as Fran Fine simultaneously.



* ActorAllusion: Happened often with guest stars.

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Happened often with guest stars.
6th Sep '16 10:38:42 AM Monolaf317
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* HideYourPregnancy: C.C., whose actor was pregnant at the time, lampshades this. She enters Maxwell's office wearing all black and refers to HideYourPregnancy techniques used on Elaine from ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'', including the holding massive objects. At the time, she is holding a huge purse, and after putting it down, picks up a potted plant she says needs to be watered before exiting the scene.
** She later reenters the room holding a giant sign that says "BABY".
13th Aug '16 3:14:40 PM morenohijazo
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* RealLifeWritesThePlot: Lauren Lane's real-life pregnancy coincided with C.C.'s committal to a mental hospital.
** The reason that Chester became an EvilDetectingDog around C.C. was that Chester was, in reality, Fran Drescher's dog, and was so fiercely loyal to his owner, that any time C.C. picked him up or took him away from Fran, he would just naturally snap and snarl. Since C.C. was a textbook RichBitch, it just turned Chester into, as Niles put it, "Fluffy, and a good judge of character."
16th May '16 11:18:55 PM erforce
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* ActingForTwo: One episode had [[ThisIsSpinalTap Bobbi Flekman]] appearing. Another episode had Fran Drescher acting as herself and as Fran Fine simultaneously.

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* ActingForTwo: One episode had [[ThisIsSpinalTap [[Film/ThisIsSpinalTap Bobbi Flekman]] appearing. Another episode had Fran Drescher acting as herself and as Fran Fine simultaneously.



** 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 Film/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.''Film/ThisIsSpinalTap''. There are also several references to Film/SaturdayNightFever, in which Fran Drescher played a minor role.
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.
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