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Drescher Has a Very Believable Story About Trump


Fran Drescher is recalling the time Donald Trump was a guest star on her show "The Nanny."

Drescher appeared on "Late Night With Seth Meyers" this week, and said she remembered a special request from Trump during his cameo. In the scene, she was supposed to go on a date with Trump.

“I stood in this scene and I said to the two of them, ‘Oh, all you millionaires are alike.' And Peter [Marc Jacobson] — now my gay ex-husband — got a note from his assistant, Donald Trump’s assistant, that said, ‘Mr. Trump is not a millionaire. He’s a billionaire, and we’d like you to change the script.' ”

Really, Who Would Have Cared?

Drescher says that making that distinction really wasn't called for in the scene, since they weren't about to discuss the details of the person's wealth.

Drescher also knew her character wouldn't really differentiate between a millionaire and a billionaire -- if they're rich, they're rich.

“Cause I know Fran would’ve, you know, described everyone who was rich as a millionaire. But to say ‘billionaire’ seems like a specific choice," Drescher said. So they came up with a compromise: to say "zillionaire."

“And he said that was fine,” Drescher told Meyers.

Drescher adds that Jacobson still has the note.

“Also, that note from his assistant — he wrote that,” said Meyers, referring to Trump.

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Trump has had other cameos on film, including his appearance in "Home Alone 2: Lost In New York." His part was recently cut from a Canadian network's showing of the Macauley Culkin movie in December.

CBC said the scene was cut for time, while Trump called it "absolutely pathetic," saying members of the media “really are the enemy of the people.”

It All Comes Down To Money

Drescher is out promoting her new show "Indebted," which premieres tomorrow.

The show was originally called "Uninsured," according to a story in Deadline last year, when the show was ordered to pilot.

The story adds that "Uninsured" was originally meant to be a single-camera comedy, but NBC ordered it as multi-camera. It was written by Dan Levy, who wrote "The Goldbergs."

Deadline writes: " 'Uninsured' centers around young parents Dave and Rebecca who end up having to take care of Dave’s parents who have mishandled their finances and need help to pay down a sizable debt."

In that case, "Indebted" sounds more accurate, though the family is supposed to have no insurance also. They have money problems, let's leave it at that.

The first episode is titled "Everybody Is Talking About the Pilot."

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