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Funeral Director: Have you had a chance to consider what sort of arrangements you’d like to make for your loved one?

Fiona: Yeah, how do we get her into the ground as soon as possible?

Shameless is the darker-than-dark comedy that has captured the hearts and minds of people around the world – upper, middle, and lower class alike. Here are some of our favourite facts about the show!


32. Unsupportive father.

During the show’s third season Emmy Rossum had the show’s script writers give Justin Chatwin a fake scene in which he told his father he was gay. The crew members revealed it was a prank on camera. He had played a gay son to a homophobic father on Weeds.

31. Good old hockey game.

Originally there was a scene on the season 3 finale where the Brazilians played hockey with Jimmy’s head, a clear indication to the audience that the character had been killed. They even made a fake head after Justin Chatwin, but they chose not to show the scene in case they changed their minds about killing the character. Creator John Wells said publicly that the character was dead, but ended up bringing Chatwin back for a few episodes to write him out of the show properly and wrap up his storyline with Fiona.

30. Supportive father.

Shanola Hampton, who plays Veronica, is the daughter of a pastor in South Carolina. According to Hollywood Life, she grew up singing gospel music in church. Shanola says her character’s sexcapades could never cause her to lose the unwavering support of her father, his two churches and her entire family back home – including her 83-year-old grandmother.

29. It’s a girl!

In the original UK series, Karen never gets pregnant – “Mandy Maguire” (the UK equivalent of Mandy Milkovich) was the one that becomes pregnant with Lip’s child. Mandy and was unable to abort it due to her family’s strong Catholic beliefs. She went into labor in Season 3 and gave birth to her and Lip’s daughter, Katie.

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28. Wrong airport, guys.

Steve tells Fiona to meet him at O’Hare, but “Midway International Airport” is clearly visible on the wall when he is shown waiting at the airport. Midway Airport is on Chicago’s Southside and O’Hare Airport is on Chicago’s Northwest side.

27. Pretty sure people have done it here before…

The pool location Fiona and Steve get frisky in is the same as the one used in the movie Cruel Intentions. The indoor swimming pool is the Roman-style pool at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel located at 506 South Grand Avenue, downtown Los Angeles.

26. Maybe Vionna could serve you in real life?

The “Patsy’s Pies” restaurant that Fiona is shown working at is based on a real bar and grill called “Patsy’s,” which is located at Lincoln Avenue in Chicago, Illinois.

25. Buddies for real.

Prior to portraying husband and wife on Shameless, Steve Howey (Kevin) and Shanola Hampton (Veronica) were in an episode of Reba together called “The Steaks are High.” Aside from playing roles together, Steve and Shanola like to hang out apart from the acting stage.

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