History Film / MeetTheParents

19th Oct '17 11:08:25 AM marcoasalazarm
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* EthnicMenialLabor: ''Meet The Fockers'' has Isabel, the Fockers' former housekeeper who runs a catering business. 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. [[spoiler: He isn't.]]

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* EthnicMenialLabor: ''Meet The Fockers'' has Isabel, the Fockers' former housekeeper who runs a catering business. 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. [[spoiler: He [[spoiler:He isn't.]]


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* FatalFlaw: Jack's hyper-paranoid humorless ControlFreak 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.
18th Oct '17 9:49:12 PM marcoasalazarm
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* CringeComedy

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* CringeComedyCringeComedy: Any lesser man would have pummeled Jack Byrnes to a pulp ([[RetiredBadass or would have died trying]]), hollered his feeling fed-up with the crap he's been through, and gone back home. [[{{Determinator}} Which goes to show how determined Greg is to make things right.]]



* LawfulStupid: The airline employees, particularly the one who makes Greg wait until his row gets called for boarding... ''even though he's the only person waiting to be called''.

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* LawfulStupid: LawfulStupid:
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The airline employees, particularly the one who makes Greg wait until his row gets called for boarding... ''even though he's the only person waiting to be called''.called''.
** The redneck cop in the second film. He is following the standard list of what to do if an officer pulls someone over and the driver turns hostile--the problem being that this means he won't listen to what Jack, Greg or Bernie have to say when they try to explain themselves and pretty much brutalizes them when they turn "uncooperative" (which is when they try to insist and raise their voices, otherwise remaining peaceful).



* ObnoxiousInLaws: Different types: the Fockers are of the "so embarrassing to be around that they feel like a plague" type, while the Byrnes are of the "make your life hell via constantly point out any little flaws you have" type, with Jack being the UpToEleven version of ''that'', that being "Personal version of BigBrotherIsWatchingYou".



* OverprotectiveDad

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* OverprotectiveDadOverprotectiveDad: Jack. 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.
17th Aug '17 5:30:47 PM ClintEastwood
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* TwerpSweating: A good part of the premise of ''Meet The Parents'' was RobertDeNiro blurring the line between TwerpSweating and PerpSweating.

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* TwerpSweating: A good part of the premise of ''Meet The Parents'' was RobertDeNiro Creator/RobertDeNiro blurring the line between TwerpSweating and PerpSweating.
1st Jul '17 9:10:50 AM SutairuMasuta
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* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Danny Byrnes pretty much disappears off the face of the Earth after the first movie, and he's not even mentioned by his own family once.
16th Jun '17 11:15:48 AM BlindJustice-2515
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** Denny, Pam's pothead brother, never gets any comeuppance for framing Greg for smoking marijuana in the first film.
*** Military school?

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** Denny, Pam's pothead brother, never gets any comeuppance for framing Greg for smoking marijuana in the first film.
*** Military school?
film. In the second however, Dina mentions that he was sent to military school, so it seems that karma caught up with him off-screen.
16th Jun '17 11:00:56 AM BlindJustice-2515
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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 {{Broken Ace}}.

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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, his girlfriend dumps him after a botched proposal, and he becomes a {{Broken Ace}}.
11th Jun '17 11:55:46 AM Malady
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* MurphysLaw: ''MeetTheParents'' is Murphy's Law: The Movie.

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* MurphysLaw: ''MeetTheParents'' This is Murphy's Law: The Movie.
12th May '17 7:07:43 AM Fighteer
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'''Note:''' For the trope about introducing a partner to the other partner's parents, see MeetTheInlaws.

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'''Note:''' For the trope about introducing a partner to the other partner's parents, see MeetTheInlaws.MeetTheInLaws.
12th May '17 7:07:27 AM Fighteer
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'''Note:''' For the trope about introducing a partner to the other partner's parents, see MeetTheInlaws.
30th Jan '17 2:00:37 PM creader
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* AnachronismStew: in the third film Jack uses MySpace to find pictures of Andy and Greg at the meeting, in 2010. Nobody was using Myspace anymore in 2010. This is likely due to ''Little Fockers'' having been on TheShelfOfMovieLanguishment for a year.


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* TooDumbToLive: Even though the film takes place in the pre-9/11 era (barely) and Greg was at the end of his rope, saying "bomb" on an airplane was pretty stupid on his part.
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