History Film / MeetTheParents

23rd May '16 2:35:04 PM taddavis
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* TheAce: Kevin. He is everything Greg isn't - namely rich, successful, on good terms with Jack, and a devout born-again Christian. In the third film, he becomes a {{BrokenAce}}.

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* TheAce: Kevin. He is everything Greg isn't - namely rich, successful, on good terms with Jack, and a devout born-again Christian. In the third film, he becomes a {{BrokenAce}}.{{Broken Ace}}.
23rd May '16 2:34:43 PM taddavis
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* TheAce: Kevin. He is everything Greg isn't - namely rich, successful, on good terms with Jack, and a devout born-again Christian.
** BrokenAce: Kevin in the third movie

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* TheAce: Kevin. He is everything Greg isn't - namely rich, successful, on good terms with Jack, and a devout born-again Christian.
** BrokenAce: Kevin in
Christian. In the third moviefilm, he becomes a {{BrokenAce}}.
8th May '16 11:43:20 AM gaimanite.pkat
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* {{Bowdlerise}}: The television airings of ''Meet the Fockers'' use video editing to remove the nipple from the tool Jack Byrnes made to feed his grandson Little Jack with - an exact cast of Little Jack's mother's breast. Considering that Jack explicitly says that his purpose for making the false breast was to avoid Little Jack having any "nipple confusion" when being bottle-fed, removing the nipple entirely defeats the purpose of the apparatus existing.
31st Mar '16 4:52:17 PM BlindJustice-2515
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* AllTakeAndNoGive: Jack's Circle of Trust, despite it's intentions, is unfortunately this. Jack expects the select few in the circle to be utterly honest, but he cannot keep his suspicions in check.



* AshesToCrashes: Greg breaks the urn containing the ashes of Jack's beloved mother trying to open a wine bottle. To make it much worse, Mr. Jinx mistakes the resulting pile for a litter box.

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* AshesToCrashes: Greg breaks the urn containing the ashes of Jack's beloved mother trying to open a wine champagne bottle. To make it much worse, Mr. Jinx mistakes the resulting pile for a litter box.
16th Feb '16 11:20:07 AM eroock
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-->'''Pam Byrnes:''' What's the matter, sweetie? Can't sleep?
-->'''Greg Focker:''' No, no. I was just going over my answers to the polygraph test your dad just gave me.

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->'''Pam
Byrnes:''' What's the matter, sweetie? Can't sleep?
-->'''Greg ->'''Greg Focker:''' No, no. I was just going over my answers to the polygraph test your dad just gave me.
16th Feb '16 11:19:53 AM eroock
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1st Feb '16 6:53:57 AM spirasen
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* VertigoEffect: When Jack is swimming after Greg in the ball pit. This is a ShoutOut to ''Film/{{Jaws}}'', which helped make the Vertigo Effect famous.

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* VertigoEffect: When Jack is swimming after Greg in the ball pit. This is a ShoutOut to ''Film/{{Jaws}}'', ''Film/{{Jaws}},'' which helped make the Vertigo Effect famous.



* WatchThePaintJob: Subverted in ''Little Fockers''. As construction is taking place in Greg's back yard, Kevin shows up in a [[CoolCar Tesla]] and parks curbside. As Greg backs a dump truck full of sand out of the driveway, [[spoiler:he doesn't hit the Tesla, but instead empties the sand onto Jack.]]

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* WatchThePaintJob: Subverted in ''Little Fockers''. Fockers.'' As construction is taking place in Greg's back yard, Kevin shows up in a [[CoolCar Tesla]] and parks curbside. As Greg backs a dump truck full of sand out of the driveway, [[spoiler:he [[spoiler: he doesn't hit the Tesla, but instead empties the sand onto Jack.]]



* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: The fake "Mr. Jinx" cat with the grey tip on its tail. When Jack confronts Greg about it, Greg sets the cat down, and the cat walks off, down the hallway. Its never seen again after that. Not that we even need to know about it after that.

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: The fake "Mr. Jinx" cat with the grey tip on its tail. When Jack confronts Greg about it, Greg sets the cat down, and the cat walks off, down the hallway. Its It's never seen again after that. Not that we even need to know about it after that.



* WhatTheHellHero: In ''Meet the Parents'', Jack is called out on his vindictive overprotectiveness at the same time by Pam and Dina, and a few scenes later Greg also has a chance to put him in his place.

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* WhatTheHellHero: In ''Meet the Parents'', Parents,'' Jack is called out on his vindictive overprotectiveness at the same time by Pam and Dina, and a few scenes later Greg also has a chance to put him in his place.



* [[WhoNamesTheirKidDude Who Names Their Kid Gaylord]]: Only hippies. Pam's brother has a good laugh when he asks the trope; "Wait a minute! So your name is ''gay focker''? (laughs) Its an unusual name."
* YoureDrinkingBreastMilk: Happens to Greg in ''Meet the Fockers''.

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* [[WhoNamesTheirKidDude Who Names Their Kid Gaylord]]: Only hippies. Pam's brother has a good laugh when he asks the trope; "Wait a minute! So your name is ''gay focker''? (laughs) Its It's an unusual name."
* YoureDrinkingBreastMilk: Happens to Greg in ''Meet the Fockers''.Fockers.''
9th Jan '16 4:42:11 PM rt2012
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* SadistShow: The basis of the humor in the movies is that [[CosmicPlaything the universe seems to hate]] Greg Focker. Also, his new father-in-law is a [[ManipulativeBastard sadist]] who refuses to let Greg ever come out of something looking good, and most of his in-laws are sardonic snobs who ridicule Greg at every opportunity. Even the cat is a bastard.

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* SadistShow: The basis of the humor in the movies is that [[CosmicPlaything the universe seems to hate]] Greg Focker. Also, his new father-in-law is a [[ManipulativeBastard sadist]] who refuses to let Greg ever come out of something looking good, and most of his in-laws are sardonic snobs who ridicule Greg at every opportunity. Even the cat is a bastard.seems to delight in making Greg look bad.
7th Jan '16 2:40:56 PM rt2012
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* KindheartedCatLover: Jack, who dotes on Jinx like crazy. The "kindhearted" part is extremely debatable to say the least, though.


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** People (usually Jack) taking pot shots at Greg for being a male nurse. Even Kevin gets in on it in a backhanded way when he equates nursing with volunteer work.
5th Jan '16 9:14:01 AM rt2012
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* BlatantLies: Pam telling Greg that her dad is "the sweetest man in the world". Also, later, when Jack claims to be a very accepting person.
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