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(L-R) Judy Rogers, Michael Rogers, Pam Marks and Greg Marks attend the 68th Annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 8, Greg Focker is ready to marry his girlfriend, Pam, but before he pops the question , he must win over her formidable father, humorless former CIA agent Jack. The biggest mistakes you never noticed in Meet the Parents (). there is an extra waiting for his mark to walk outside seen in the reflection of the doors. Continuity mistake: When Greg is eating dinner with Pam's parents, his amount of .
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 Originally, Dustin Hoffman could not agree to work on the film due to disagreements with the production studio on the scope of his role In Little Fockers, we are treated to the female character "Andi Garcia.
I thought you'd have, you know, a little more stubble. Greg gets thrown off an airplane for giving one to a flight attendant. At the end of each film. At the end of the first two Jack views a video of Greg ragging on him via "hidden" camera. At the end of the third film Jack views a Youtube video of Greg talking about Jack at a seminar and basically Reiterating the crazy antics Jack pulled in the first two films. The basis of the humor in the movies is that the universe seems to hate Greg Focker.
Also, his new father-in-law is a sadist who refuses to let Greg ever come out of something looking good. Even his cat is a bastard. In the third film, no less. Both Greg and Pam's parents announce at a Christmas gathering that they plan on moving next door. Second Place Is for Losers: The attitude expressed by Jack and to a lesser extent Dina after they see the "Wall of Gaylord" put together by Bernie and Roz.
Pam's sister Debbie isn't in the second film, even the wedding though she is obviously mentioned because Little Jack is her son.
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Possibly a case of Real Life Writes the Plotas Debbie's actress Nicole DeHuff died of pneumonia in early and she may have been too ill to return to the role. The human lie detector was debunked, due to info on the pulse. However another aspect of lie detecting was still in play. When Jack is talking to Greg in the airport luggage room after he is thrown off the plane, the glow on the table from the light keeps changing shape, from round to square.
In a few scenes of Pam's bedroom, if you were standing at the foot of her bed and look to the right you would notice that there isn't a night stand nor a lamp sitting on it.
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So how is it that Greg happens to turn on a lamp that is sitting on a night stand when he proposes to her? When Greg and Pam's Dad are on their way to the store and they're in the car, Pam's dad is moving the wheel every way when you can see that the car is going straight and finally when they make a turn the wheel is straight.
Share Edit Other mistake: When Ben Stiller and Robert De Niro went to the store there are head rests on the back seats, but on the way back from Owen Wilson 's house they've gone.
When Jack and Greg are racing home after the rehearsal dinner, they screech at the same intersection, by Dunkin Donuts numerous times. You can see several sets of skid marks already on the road.
In the den, when Pam is telling Greg how much she loves him, she has her arms around his neck. From over her shoulder, it appears that her arms are under the hood of Greg's shirt, but from over Greg's shoulder, her arms are on top of the hood.
In the 'race scene' near the end of the film, just before Greg and Jack go their separate ways, you see Larry who is sitting next to Greg say, 'Oh, look, there's Jack. Hey, Jackie,' and he waves. Then it cuts to Jack, who is looking at Greg, and then it goes back to Greg, and in the background you see Larry and he is unfolding a newspaper and starts reading it. His parents also call him "Gay". What sort of parents call their son Gaylord Focker?
It is also implied with the airport security officer Norm, considering Greg's sarcastic "Bye, Norm. Once again, this gets called back in Meet The Fockers: After next month, I am going to be Pamela Martha Focker. I know how that sounds but I don't care! Meet The Fockers has Isabel, the Fockers' former housekeeper who runs a catering business.
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When she was working for the titular family, main character Greg lost his virginity to her. She also has a son, which leads to Jack trying to find out if Greg is the father of said son. While Jack has all but delighted in giving Greg a hard time from the moment they met, he cannot abide by Denny's mean-spirited mockery of Greg's legal name. In a blink-and-you'll-miss-it background moment, you can see Jack soberly gesturing to Denny that his joking isn't appropriate and he needs to stop.
Despite being Greg's biggest critic, Jack's even one of the few who doesn't find it amusing. Jack's hyper-paranoid humorless Control Freak tendencies and how because of them he's constantly stressed. The fact that this almost becomes a literal fatal flaw is an important plot point of the third film. From the Mouths of Babes: During Meet The Fockers, Little Jack Jack's grandson and Pam's nephew ends up learning the word "asshole" after Greg accidentally mentions the word in front of him.
Andi Garcia, Jessica Alba 's character from Little Fockers is permanently perkypeppers her speech with Valley Girl like expressions and would come across as just an immature party-girl airhead if it wasn't for her demontrasting that she is also a highly skilled nurse in a couple of early scenes.
Getting Crap Past the Radar: The Focker family name, and the titles Meet the Fockers and Little Fockers blatantly play on this trope. The trailer for the first movie pronounced it "foke-er;" with the sequels this wasn't really an option.
Clearly, they're just related to the Fokker aircraft company in the Netherlands. They were told they could keep it if they could find one real life family with the name "Focker". Since they got their title, well When Greg first meets Dina, she holds out her hand for a handshake while he goes for a hug. Bernie and Roz Focker, to the point that the level-headed Dinah is secretly jealous that they have such a successful sex life at their age.
Jack has one near the end of the first two films, yet continues to give Greg hell in the sequels. Jack's Fatal Flaw — he would rather believe Greg and his parents, and everybody else who so much as saw his girls is actively and maliciously trying to do something and put him through utter hell to force him to tell the truth than accept that his son-in-law is just a Butt-Monkey.
The "circle of trust" system is also supposed to allow for an open inter-family relationship, but is becomes apparent long before Pam and Dina call B. Little Jack repeating the word "asshole". Jack always says that Greg's job is "male nurse" rather than just "nurse".
Even though Jack is one of the best examples of a Knight Templar Parent, his favorite song is the one that exemplifies childlike innocence: Pam's entire family, in fact, except Dina and Pam herself.
Even his cat is a Jerkass.
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The redneck cop in the second movie. The Lawful Stupid airline employees that Greg had to put up with in the first film. Jerk with a Heart of Gold: