The 64-year-old actress admitted in an interview with USA Today that it took almost two years to get the musician to agree to a cameo.
“It took me a year or two get him on the show. I was always an Elton John AIDS Foundation supporter and we were very warm to each other at all of his events.”
“When his documentary ‘Tantrums & Tiaras’ was coming out, his publicist said, ‘Maybe this would be a good time to put him on the show to promote the documentary.'”
Drescher further explained how they incorporated Elton John into the episode.
“There’s a scene (in the film) where he throws a tantrum because he’s trying to play tennis and a fan starts saying, ‘Yoo-hoo! Yoo-hoo!’ So we thought it’d be funny if Fran was actually the ‘Yoo-hoo’ lady and gets in trouble when she has the opportunity to meet him through Mr. Sheffield. That was an amazing episode and he couldn’t have been more gracious.”