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17 Shocking Bits Of Trivia You Never Even Knew About "The Nanny"

Yetta and Sylvia may have played mother and daughter in the series, but in real life they were just five years apart!

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1. Chester, Miss Babcock's dog, was Fran Fine's dog in real life.

Its full name was Chester Drescher, so yes, it always preferred mamma Fran.
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Its full name was Chester Drescher, so yes, it always preferred mamma Fran.

2. Sylvia, Morty, and Nadine are the names of Fran's family members, not just in the series, but also in real life!

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3. C.C.'s full name isn't revealed until the final episode, when we learn that it's Chastity Claire Babcock.

But we never actually find out what Niles' name is.
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But we never actually find out what Niles' name is.

4. Madeline Zima, who played the role of Gracie, didn't enjoy the six years she spent on the series very much.

In an interview with The TV Page, she said that while they were filming the show, "They treated me more like a prop than like a human being." :(
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In an interview with The TV Page, she said that while they were filming the show, "They treated me more like a prop than like a human being." :(

5. Fran Fine and Peter Marc Jacobson, writer and producer of the series, were married at the time the series was being filmed.

In fact, the names Brighton and Gracie are the names they wanted to use for their own children, but they got divorced before they had any.
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In fact, the names Brighton and Gracie are the names they wanted to use for their own children, but they got divorced before they had any.

6. A lot of English people who watched the show complained about Mr. Sheffield's "bad accent," and they suggested he copy Niles...

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The crazy thing is that Charles Shaughnessy, who played Mr. Sheffield, was born in London, while Daniel Davis, who played Niles, was born in Arkansas.

7. During the show's fifth season, the actresses who played the roles of C.C. and Val both got pregnant...

When Laura Lane's son was born, they removed Babcock from the story, saying she was in a "mental hospital."
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When Laura Lane's son was born, they removed Babcock from the story, saying she was in a "mental hospital."

8. Whoopi Goldberg, Coolio, Rosie O'Donnell, Rita Rudner, and Steve Lawrence all appeared on the show twice.

Once as themselves, and a second time as characters in the plot.
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Once as themselves, and a second time as characters in the plot.

9. Brighton's full name is Brighton Milhouse Sheffield.

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10. And Mr. Sheffield's is Maxwell Beverly Sheffield.

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11. We never find out for sure about grandma Yetta's past.

There are thousands of contradictory stories, like that she was on the Titanic and at Pearl Harbor,
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There are thousands of contradictory stories, like that she was on the Titanic and at Pearl Harbor,

12. Fran is short for Francine.

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13. In 2000, a Turkish version of the series came out that was called Dadi...

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14. Renée Taylor gained around 50 pounds while filming the show...

She had to bring in a note from her doctor asking the production team to give her low fat foods to avoid health problems.
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She had to bring in a note from her doctor asking the production team to give her low fat foods to avoid health problems.

15. At the time, there were a lot of Barbies inspired by Fran's style.

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16. Near the end of the series, Fran Drescher made a cameo as herself:

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17. In real life, the actresses who played the roles of Yetta and Sylvia were only five years apart.

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This post was translated from Spanish.

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