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Meet the Parents is a film series following the character Greg Focker (Ben Stiller) as he interacts with his family and in-laws. The series is made up of three. This week's episode of “Saturday Night Live” had a couple heavy hitters appear in the opening segment: Robert De Niro and Ben Stiller. Meet the Parents—the first film in a comedy trilogy that made more than life as a comedic actor, and solidified Ben Stiller as a leading man.
The drafts of the script were written by Herzfeld and, once De Niro and Stiller were confirmed as stars, John Hamburg was brought on board "to help fit the script to their verbal styles. The script was not written with De Niro in mind as Jack Byrnes; the first draft of the script was completed inthree years before De Niro appeared in Analyze This. Explaining how Ben Stiller came to be cast in the role of Greg, Roach states: The film's script was initially written with Jim Carrey in the role of Greg and contained much more physical comedy, something that Stiller did not think would be successful with himself playing the role.
Robert De Niro and Ben Stiller recreate ‘Meet the Parents’ scene on ‘Saturday Night Live’
She ultimately lost the role to Teri Polo because the filmmakers "didn't think [Watts] was sexy enough". Jinx the cat was played by two five-year-old Himalayan cats named Bailey and Misha sometimes written as Meesha . The American Humane Association oversaw the filming of all scenes where the cats were used and ensured the animals' obedience and well-being by keeping two trainers and a veterinarian on set at all times.
The name was written into the script after Jim Carrey came up with the idea for the Focker surname during a creative session held before he abandoned the project. The filmmakers were asked if they had made up the name or if they can prove that such a name exists.
The aspect ratio is 1. English language audio tracks available with the film are a 5. 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. In addition, the DVD features a twelve-minute outtake section, three minutes of deleted scenesand Universal's Spotlight on Location featurette.
Oh, no, the guy at the counter. Well, they say geniuses pick green. But you didn't pick it. What do you mean? You know, the whole drug thing? No, I don't know. Why don't you tell me? Some people think that to "puff the magic dragon" means to- They're really, uh - to smoke - to smoke - a marijuana cigarette. Puff's just the name of the boy's magical dragon.
Are you a pothead, Focker? No, no, no, no, Jack.Meet the Parents - Trailer
No, I'm - I'm not - I - I pass on grass all the time. I mean, not all the time. I got a plane full of people saying you threatened that stewardess. I was not threatening her.
I was just trying to get my bag into the overhead storage thing You were acting like a maniac and you threatened her with a bomb. No, I said I didn't have a bomb.
Ben Stiller: Greg Focker
But you said bomb. I said, "It's not like I have a bomb". You said "Bomb" on an airplane. What's wrong with saying 'Bomb' on an airplane?
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You can't say 'Bomb' on an airplane! Bomb bomb bomb, bomb bomb bomb bomb bomb bomb bomb. You gonna arrest me? Bomb bomb bomb bomb! You assaulted an airline employee and I oughta put you away for years!
Greg, how come you don't like cats? I don't not like cats. I-I just - I just prefer dogs.