History Film / MrsDoubtfire

2nd Sep '17 9:48:08 AM Hedging
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** Miranda. She refuses to let Daniel babysit the children, preferring to pay a stranger to do the job. On the one day of the week he gets to see his kids, Daniel mentions that she arrived an hour early to pick them up, having already dropped them off an hour late.

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** Miranda.Miranda during the . She refuses to let Daniel babysit the children, preferring to pay a stranger to do the job. On the one day of the week he gets to see his kids, Daniel mentions that she arrived an hour early to pick them up, having already dropped them off an hour late.
29th Aug '17 7:33:45 AM gjjones
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** When Daniel realizes that his mask was ran over by a truck, he says, "Oh, shit!"

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** When Daniel realizes that his mask was ran over by a truck, he says, truck. "Oh, shit!"shit," indeed.
** Daniel screams in horror when his realizes that his fake breasts are on fire while he's cooking.
29th Aug '17 7:28:30 AM gjjones
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* OhCrap: When Miranda tells Mrs. Doubtfire that the court worker told her about an old woman going to Daniel's home, followed by a scary stare and saying "Mrs. Doubtfire..." in a seemingly accusatory tone. You can practically see the horror in Daniel's face. Luckily, it was about Mrs. Doubtfire's personal life.

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* OhCrap: OhCrap:
** When Daniel realizes that his mask was ran over by a truck, he says, "Oh, shit!"
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When Miranda tells Mrs. Doubtfire that the court worker told her about an old woman going to Daniel's home, followed by a scary stare and saying "Mrs. Doubtfire..." in a seemingly accusatory tone. You can practically see the horror in Daniel's face. Luckily, it was about Mrs. Doubtfire's personal life.



** Daniel's utterly shocked when he realizes that he inadvertently caused Stu to choke on the shrimp with the cayenne pepper.



* RightInFrontOfMe: Daniel complains at work about an extremely boring children's program that's shooting...to the executive who allowed the program to air. When he finds out exactly who he's talking to, Daniel introduces himself as a "former employee." Luckily for him, his boss agrees with the criticism.

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* RightInFrontOfMe: Daniel complains at work about an extremely boring children's program that's shooting... to the executive who allowed the program to air. When he finds out exactly who he's talking to, Daniel introduces himself as a "former employee." Luckily for him, his boss Lundy agrees with the criticism.


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* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: At the beginning of the film, Daniel decides to leave his recording session after being fed up with the director not letting him improvise with the script.
27th Aug '17 5:54:48 AM AndIntroducingALeg
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* AmicableExes: The film is in a sense all about how Daniel and Miranda learn to be this.
18th Aug '17 10:52:01 AM tyrekecorrea
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* MenCantKeepHouse: Initially played very straight with Daniel. His new apartment is a complete pigsty during his first couple weeks there (Which Miranda and Lydia [[BrutalHonesty are not subtle about]]). He also is a LethalChef, having to order cheap chinese food for his kids first Saturday visit with him, and with his attempt to cook dinner on his first day as Mrs. Doubtfire going so hysterically wrong that he has to order takeout food from an expensive restaraunt. But he manages to teach himself proper housekeeping and cooking through televisions and books, becoming better as he goes on and is able to incorporate these skills into his role as a father.

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* MenCantKeepHouse: Initially played very straight with Daniel. His new apartment is a complete pigsty during his first couple weeks there (Which Miranda and Lydia [[BrutalHonesty are not subtle about]]). He also is a LethalChef, having to order cheap chinese food for his kids first Saturday visit with him, and with his attempt to cook dinner on his first day as Mrs. Doubtfire going so hysterically wrong that he has to order takeout food from an expensive restaraunt. But he manages to teach himself proper housekeeping and cooking through televisions and books, becoming better as he goes on and is able to incorporate these skills into his role as a father.
2nd Aug '17 12:40:24 PM Hedging
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* MenCantKeepHouse: Initially played very straight with Daniel. His new apartment is a complete pigsty during his first couple weeks there (Which Miranda and Lydia [[BrutalHonesty are not subtle about]]). He also is a LethalChef, having to order cheap chinese food for his kids first Saturday visit with him, and with his attempt to cook dinner on his first day as Mrs. Doubtfire going so hysterically wrong that he has to order takeout food from an expensive restaraunt. But he manages to teach himself proper housekeeping and cooking through televisions and books, becoming better as he goes on and is able to incorporate these skills into his role as a father.
1st Aug '17 7:43:57 PM ngh93
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-->'''Mrs. Doubtfire''': Oh, sir! I saw it! Some angry member of the kitchen staff! Did you not tip them? Oh, the terrorists! They ran that way! It was a run-by fruiting! I'll get them, sir! Don't worry!
30th Jul '17 5:53:48 AM N8han11
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** FridgeBrilliance: Daniel lied about ''all'' of Mrs. Doubtfire's qualifications, including the first aid, only to pick them up for real as he [[BecomingTheMask got more into the character]]. Meaning at some point, he must have taken a first aid class solely to round out his skill set...and it just happened to come in handy.
* ClarkKenting: Averted. The multi-faceted disguise combined with Daniel/Robin's utterly brilliant performance has been known to make even audience members occasionally forget Mrs. Doubtfire's fictionality.
** The crew had Williams test it out by going into a store in full Doubtfire gear and manner to see if anyone could spot that it was a disguise. Everyone took him as a sweet, if quite tall, old lady.

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** FridgeBrilliance: Daniel lied about ''all'' of Mrs. Doubtfire's qualifications, including the first aid, only to pick them up for real as he [[BecomingTheMask got more into the character]]. Meaning at some point, he must have taken a first aid class solely to round out his skill set...and it just happened to come in handy.
* ClarkKenting: Averted. The multi-faceted disguise combined with Daniel/Robin's utterly brilliant performance has been known to make even audience members occasionally forget Mrs. Doubtfire's fictionality.
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fictionality. The crew had Williams test it out by going into a store in full Doubtfire gear and manner to see if anyone could spot that it was a disguise. Everyone took him as a sweet, if quite tall, old lady.



** Played with a bit, since it was implied the Mr. Sprinkles actor was going to get the axe entirely, and so it's rather heartwarming to see that, even with his show gone, they still found a place for him to continue acting.



** [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments "Oh, it was a run-by fruiting!"]]



* EstablishingCharacterMoment: An extremely awkward one. In the opening scene, Daniel quits his job in protest of a cartoon having a cute little bird smoking a cigarette. So we're supposed to sympathize with him because he stands up for his principles. Except it was 1993, not 1953. No children's cartoon in the world would've glamorized smoking at that time, much less any station air it. Were it not for this scene, we would've been introduced to Daniel losing (another) job, ignoring his wife's wish not to throw a party for a grounded child, and destroying the house with a wild party. It would've been hard not to side with Miranda with the irresponsible husband and father angle. But because he's opposed to kids smoking, he must be a good guy. (Subverted later on when Daniel has Mrs. Doubtfire insist on seating his children in the smoking section of the restaurant to avoid getting a table near Mr. Lundy.)



* GenreBlindness: Really? Attempt to [[TwoTimerDate attend the same event as two people]]? WhatCouldPossiblyGoWrong
** To be fair, he tried to get out of the birthday dinner ''and'' move the business meeting, but both failed. Besides, the TwoTimerDate did go well, until it was botched thanks to LaserGuidedKarma.

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* GenreBlindness: Really? Attempt to [[TwoTimerDate attend the same event as two people]]? WhatCouldPossiblyGoWrong
** To be fair, he tried to get out of the birthday dinner ''and'' move the business meeting, but both failed. Besides, the TwoTimerDate did go well, until it was botched thanks to LaserGuidedKarma.
WhatCouldPossiblyGoWrong?



* [[INeverSaidItWasPoison I Never Said It Was Divorce]]:

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* [[INeverSaidItWasPoison I Never Said It Was Divorce]]: INeverSaidItWasPoison:



** Mrs. Doubtfire backed this up by saying she can tell by the way Lydia talked about her dad.



** Although in real life there's no way Williams could have donned that makeup so quickly (and repeatedly). He actually spent 4½ hours a day having it applied.



* OohMeAccentsSlipping: In-universe and lampshaded. Daniel's accent for Mrs. Doubtfire is a second-hand, sort of bastardized Scottish accent and occasionally slips into others from the region. Stu, who's actually from the UK where accents are a big part of culture, points this out when he first meets "her". Daniel just barely covers by responding that she moved around a lot in her life.

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* OohMeAccentsSlipping: OohMeAccentsSlipping:
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In-universe and lampshaded. Daniel's accent for Mrs. Doubtfire is a second-hand, sort of bastardized Scottish accent and occasionally slips into others from the region. Stu, who's actually from the UK where accents are a big part of culture, points this out when he first meets "her". Daniel just barely covers by responding that she moved around a lot in her life.



* [[PrecisionFStrike Precision S-Strike]]: When Daniel's mask falls out of the window, lands in the road, and then gets run over by a garbage truck.

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* [[PrecisionFStrike Precision S-Strike]]: PrecisionFStrike:
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When Daniel's mask falls out of the window, lands in the road, and then gets run over by a garbage truck.



* ReactionShot: After Miranda says she wants a divorce, we cut to all three of the kids' faces in turn. Lydia and Natalie look downcast, and Chris is on the verge of tears.

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* ReactionShot: ReactionShot:
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After Miranda says she wants a divorce, we cut to all three of the kids' faces in turn. Lydia and Natalie look downcast, and Chris is on the verge of tears.



** The same applies to Miranda and Daniel's marriage. Initially the two fell in love because OppositesAttract, but the film show in the long run their polar opposite work ethics, values, and life goals brought out the worst in each other and caused the two to fight non-stop until they finally split up.

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** The same applies to Miranda and Daniel's marriage. Initially the two fell in love because OppositesAttract, but the film show shows in the long run their polar opposite work ethics, values, and life goals brought out the worst in each other and caused the two to fight non-stop until they finally split up.



* RuleOfFunny, HarpoDoesSomethingFunny: Daniel eventually gets the job as nanny using the voice of an elderly British woman after terrifying his ex-wife with a series of comically inept "applications". Yet, when he goes to be disguised as a woman, he then tries out several different looks (which call for quite different voices, including a Cuban woman and a Russian woman) first. This makes no sense and only happens due to Rule of Funny. Several reviewers criticized the movie for stopping dead in its tracks several times to let Williams riff in a movie that crosses the two-hour mark.



* ShoutOut: The ShowWithinAShow Daniel ends up working on as "Mrs. Doubtfire" is pretty much ''Series/MisterRogersNeighborhood'' with a female host.
** Daniel even states that Mr. Rogers is Mick Jagger compared to the host of the boring children's program.

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* ShoutOut: The ShowWithinAShow Daniel ends up working on as "Mrs. Doubtfire" is pretty much ''Series/MisterRogersNeighborhood'' with a female host.
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host. Daniel even states that Mr. Rogers is Mick Jagger compared to the host of the boring children's program.



* ToiletSeatDivorce: The immediate cause of their divorce is that Daniel threw a birthday party for their son despite Miranda's veto (which, in turn, was a response to the son's poor grades). Later in the film, Daniel (as Mrs. Doubtfire) asks if the sole reason she divorced him is because he doesn't appreciate the way she organizes the condiments in the kitchen. It wasn't. Miranda reveals to Mrs. Doubtfire that she'd spent the last few years overworked to compensate for Daniel's chronic unemployment and frustrated with his reckless parenting style.

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* ToiletSeatDivorce: ToiletSeatDivorce:
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The immediate cause of their divorce is that Daniel threw a birthday party for their son despite Miranda's veto (which, in turn, was a response to the son's poor grades). Later in the film, Daniel (as Mrs. Doubtfire) asks if the sole reason she divorced him is because he doesn't appreciate the way she organizes the condiments in the kitchen. It wasn't. Miranda reveals to Mrs. Doubtfire that she'd spent the last few years overworked to compensate for Daniel's chronic unemployment and frustrated with his reckless parenting style.



* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Stu vanishes from the film following the disastrous dinner with zero explanation--is he still dating Miranda but just unseen, did he dump her because he can't deal with all the craziness, etc?
** He probably disappears from the story because at first, Daniel and Miranda were going to get back together, until it was changed to them remaining divorced at the end of the film (at the insistence of Robin Williams, Sally Field, and director Chris Columbus).

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: WhatHappenedToTheMouse:
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Stu vanishes from the film following the disastrous dinner with zero explanation--is he still dating Miranda but just unseen, did he dump her because he can't deal with all the craziness, etc?
** He probably disappears from the story because at first, Daniel and Miranda were going to get back together, until it was changed to them remaining divorced at the end of the film (at the insistence of Robin Williams, Sally Field, and director Chris Columbus).
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15th Jul '17 3:30:33 PM DrOO7
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* RageBreakingPoint: Coming home to find her house overrun with children and ''farm animals'' and loud music blaring to the point where the police have been called is the final straw for Miranda.
15th Jul '17 3:17:02 PM tyrekecorrea
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* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: When Mrs. Doubtfire realizes that Stu is choking from the shrimp with the cayenne pepper, she quips, "Oh no, I killed the bastard!"

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* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: When Mrs. Doubtfire realizes that Stu is choking from the shrimp with the cayenne pepper, she quips, quips "Oh no, I killed the bastard!"
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