Meet the Parents (Film) - TV Tropes
In Meet the Parents, which I recently watched again with my grown son and the to the antics of the suspicious and impossible-to-please father, Jack Byrnes as the mother, Roz (Barbra Streisand), is a sex therapist, and the dad, Bernie. Meet the Parents—the first film in a comedy trilogy that made more than $1 Jack Byrnes being ex-CIA was in the script from the very beginning. Blythe Danner (mom to Gwyneth Paltrow in real life) took inspiration from. Jack Byrnes: "My Mother", by Jack Byrnes. You gave me life / You gave me milk / You gave me courage / Your name was Angela / The angel from Heaven / But.
Which may border on to research failure as using your thumbs to take a person's pulse is not correct; your thumb has its own pulse and thus may give a false reading. Some have speculated that Jack was counting on Greg not knowing that, and getting distracted from hiding other signs that he's lying.
See Ethnic Menial Labor above. The Maiden Name Debate: In the second movie, Pam confirms that she will indeed take Greg's name, she doesn't care how embarassing it may sound.
Inverted; although Greg scored top marks in medical school, he chose to be a nurse so he could spend more time with patients. Jack and the rest of the Byrnes family which include several doctors themselves grill him on why he just didn't become a doctor and even refuse to believe he passed his MCAT with top marks. One of the plot points of the third film.
The headmistress of the school in the third film mistakes Greg and Jack for being married. Happens to Greg when he gets kicked off an airplane in the first movie. Towards the end of the third film.
Greg tries to present a peace offering to Jack, who looks like he's about ready to accept, until he punches Greg in the face.
Jessica Alba shows a lot in Little Fockers. This is Murphy's Law: Greg by the third movie, able to stand up for himself against Jack's usual misunderstandings. Dina's the only member of Pam's family who is remotely nice to Greg. Overly Long Gag - see Punny Name below. When he's finally called out on his crap, Pam points out that every man she's ever dated was highly nervous when they were around her after meeting him.
Jack to a disturbing degree. Bernie Focker when he finds out that Jack drugged Greg with truth serum. Greg's suitcase gets lost in-flight. A suitcase is found matching the description and delivered to him at the parents of his girlfriend. He attempts to open it but can't and leaves for the day, leaving his prospective father-in-law alone at the house.
Being former CIA he opens it easily and finds it full of fetish and bondage gear and sex toys. It doesn't help that earlier on, Greg mentioned having "something in his suitcase that he wouldn't feel right asking Pam to wear without her father's approval". From the first film, Jack finds out all kinds of unsavory things about Greg that aren't even truebut is oblivious to the fact that his own son smokes pot. Lampshaded by Greg in the last scene.
Mo Focker, an unseen relative. A conversation between Jack and Greg reveals that's not the extent of it, either: You meet some of the I met some, yes.
Yeah, Dom Focker, that's my dad's You meet his kids, Randy and Orny? Put on a Bus: The first scene we see of Bernie Focker is him taking dance classes It seems this will be his only appearance in the film Sure, I think so. The answer is, you cannot.
Greg, would you like to say grace?
Oh, uh, well, Greg's Jewish, Dad. You're telling me Jews don't pray, honey?Meet the Parents
No, no, no, no, I'd love to. Pam, come on, it's not like I'm a rabbi or something. I've said grace at many a dinner table. O dear God, thank You. You are such a good God to us, a kind and gentle And we thank You, O sweet, sweet Lord of hosts You have so aptly lain at our table this day Day by day by day. O dear Lord, three things we pray. To love Thee more dearly. To see Thee more clearly. To follow Thee more nearly Oh, Greg, that was lovely.
That was interesting too. Oh, honey, why don't you read Greg your poem? Oh, no, he doesn't want to hear that. You see, when Jack had to retire That's a bunch of malarkey. The doctor thought it would be therapeutic if he Honey, you wrote the most beautiful poem about your mother.
Please, we really wanna hear it. It's a work in progress. I'm still not happy with it. As soon as it's ready, then I am going to glaze it onto a plate You gave me life, you gave me milk, you gave me courage.
Your name was Angela, the angel from heaven. But you were also an angel of God, and He needed you, too. Selfishly, I tried to keep you here But I couldn't save you, and I shall see your face It always gets me.
I love you, Dad, but you could be a real jerk sometimes. He's still not good for Pam! Well, who is, Jack? No one has ever been good enough for your Pam.
Meet the Parents - Wikipedia
You only warmed up to Kevin after she broke up with him. Additionally, English language subtitles are provided as well. The director discusses issues that include working with the cast, utilizing the best camera angles for comedic effect, discussing scenes that were improvised and scenes that were scripted, and commenting on issues surrounding shooting on location.
The editor speaks about putting together the best functioning comedy from material that was filmed and discusses some deleted scenes that were excluded from the DVD release.
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In addition, the DVD features a twelve-minute outtake section, three minutes of deleted scenesand Universal's Spotlight on Location featurette. Spotlight on Location is a standard minute-long featurette about the making of the film which includes interviews with the cast members and contains behind-the-scenes footage.
A region 1 "Bonus Edition" was released on December 14, and contains three additional featurettes: Meet the Parents soundtrack The original motion picture soundtrack for Meet the Parents was released on September 26, on the DreamWorks Records record label.
John and a hidden bonus track. For which Meet the Parents is to be commended — it's a bouncy, loose-limbed, families-do-the-darnedest-things sitcom that elicits ungrudging laughs without invoking water boys, pet detectives, or Klumps. On his website, Berardinelli wrote that "Meet the Parents is put together like a TV sit-com,"  that Roach "strings together a series of hit-and-miss lowbrow gags with little care for whether any of the connecting material is coherent, interesting, or enjoyable in most cases, it's none of those three "  and concluding that "even with Stiller and De Niro, Meet the Parents is an encounter that can be postponed until it's available on video.