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Downton Abbey Facts You Didn’t Know

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Now that the shocking Season Three finale of “Downton Abbey” is concluded – poor Matthew – “Downton” fans are no doubt going through some withdrawal pains. It will be a while before we see how Lord Grantham & Co. are able to soldier on, after their latest loss. But not to worry. The staff here at The Jimbo List has turned up some interesting nuggets of info that will give you a few things to consider as you wait for new episodes. Carry on.

THE DOWAGER COUNTESS WAS ORIGINALLY A CHARACTER ON “SESAME STREET”

IN AN EARLY DRAFT, BATES’ PRISON SCENES WERE TO BE NARRATED BY MORGAN FREEMAN

ACTRESS SHIRLEY MACLAINE ACTUALLY WAS A RICH HEIRESS FROM 1920 IN A PAST LIFE

ONE VERSION OF THE SEASON ONE PILOT INCLUDED APPEARANCES BY BATMAN’S BUTLER ALFRED AND MANUEL THE WAITER FROM “FAWLTY TOWERS”

SEASON TWO BLOOPER: O’BRIEN IS SEEN LIGHTING UP A CIG WITH A ZIPPO

COLLEGE STUDENTS IN BRITAIN DO A SHOT EVERY TIME CARSON SAYS “MILADY”

IN REALITY, VERY FEW BRITISH OFFICERS WENT HOME TWICE A WEEK DURING WORLD WAR I TO ATTEND BLACK TIE DINNERS WITH THE FAMILY

THE SHOW’S CREATORS SETTLED A COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT SUIT OUT OF COURT, BROUGHT BY ADULT FILM STAR “DOWNTOWN ABBY”

SEASON FOUR WILL BE SET AT HOGWARTS

UPCOMING “DOWNTON” DEATHS: O’BRIEN (LUNG CANCER), LADY GRANTHAM (CURLING IRON MISHAP), MRS. PATMORE (EXPLODING SOUFFLE) AND LORD GRANTHAM (MISTAKEN FOR A BADGER DURING A HUNT)

Do have a jolly day, won’t you?

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