Tuesday, January 23, 2018

15 Little-Known OITNB Facts

Orange is the New Black has quickly become a staple in everyone's Netflix list because of the heartbreaking and hilarious stories about the inmates at Litchfield. And it's finally time to see what TV's popular prisoners have been up to since last summer! Season 4 ofOITNB is finally out and ready for everyone to binge-watch this weekend. But before you hole yourself up and devour all 13 episodes, here are some facts about the show that you probably never knew! 

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1. Laura Prepon auditioned to play Piper! According to the showrunner, Laura was just too tough for Piper. 

We're good with Laura playing Alex! 

2. The (very long) title sequence actually features pictures of real former inmates, including Piper Kerman! Piper wrote the book that the TV show is based on. 

3. Taryn Manning (Pennsatucky) told a magazine that the cast has to wear "court-ordered granny panties" and bras that give them "uniboob." Anything to help the cast get into character!

4. Laura's character from That '70s Show predicted Alex's fate on Orange is the New Black. Donna says, "I could get arrested. I could go to a girl prison." 


5. The first scene that Laura and Taylor Schilling shot was the kissing shower scene. Laura said that the natural chemistry between them was obvious that Taylor said, "Thank God it's with you!" 

The two have been best friends ever since! 

6. Suzanne is everyone's favorite character! But originally, she was supposed to only be on the show for three episodes. After the episodes were filmed, the writers and producers fought for her to stay on the show!

"I threw my pie for you" is probably the best quote from Suzanne. You just can't beat it!

7. With orange in the title, it makes sense in a weird way that one of the filming locations is on Orangeburg Road in Orangeburg, Orangetown. 

It's a real place in New York, apparently!

8. Pay attention the next time there's a scene where Piper's on the phone. The same crying inmate is always at the other phone!

9. Red shares the same nickname as Morgan's Freeman's character in The Shawshank Redemption. Both characters smuggled drugs into the prison! 

10. The scar that Nicky has is from open-heart surgery after getting an infection related to her drug use. It's a real scar that Natasha Lyonne got for the same reason! 

11. Laverne Cox's twin brother appears in a flashback as Sophia before her gender transition. 

12. If Yoga Jones' voice sounds familiar, it's because the actress voiced Patti Mayonnaise on Doug! Remember Patti? She was the secret love interest of Doug!

13. The title of each episode is always mentioned in the episode. Who can forget the crazy season 3 finale?! This is by far the best reference to an episode title. 

Piper finally grew up and got tough!

14. The show premiered on the same day that the book The Fault In Our Stars was released. The writers and producers are huge fans of the book and even included it in the show! 

15. There's a reference to American Pie in the pilot! Jason Bigg's character mentions two past events involving a webcam and a shaving incident. Those incidents happened to his character in the American Pie movies!

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