Trivia / Mrs. Doubtfire

  • Adored by the Network: As of November 2013, this movie is played on the E! Network at least once a week.
  • AFIS 100 Years 100 Laughs: #67
  • The Danza: Todd the Bartender, played by Todd Williams.
  • Executive Meddling: The original script had Daniel and Miranda getting remarried, but Williams, Sally Field, and Columbus (all divorcees) felt that they didn't want to give children of divorced parents an unrealistic ending.
  • Fake American: Lydia Hillard, the eldest daughter, is played by Canadian-born Lisa Jakub.
  • Fake Brit: invoked Daniel when in his Mrs. Doubtfire status.
    • Which is Lampshaded by not-really Brit Pierce Brosnan (his character is, while Brosnan is Irish, but he moved to London when he was ten) when he first meets Mrs. Doubtfire. He immediately spots that "her" accent is a bit muddled. Mrs. Doubtfire Handwaves this by claiming to have moved around a lot.
  • Playing Against Type: In-universe example - Daniel, the happy-go-lucky life of the party, has to play a strict, crotchety old disciplinarian.
  • Technology Marches On: The film's plot would be completely rendered moot today as caller ID would have outed Daniel as the person calling for all the nannies applying, and people don't usually pick up for unlisted numbers anymore.
    • It likely would have required writing in Daniel searching around for still-functioning payphones, calling from different lines at work, borrowing friends and coworkers' cellphones, etc. So the plot would still work, it would just require a bit more footwork on the character's part.
    • Or Email, but then the voices thing doesn't work so well.
  • Throw It In: Attempted within the movie, and it doesn't go well.
  • What Could Have Been: As mentioned in Executive Meddling above, original plans had Daniel and Miranda remarrying. In addition the original script had Stu being a more snide character, ready to ship the children off to boarding school.
    • A sequel was planned, but then Robin Williams died.
    • The original author suggested Warren Beatty for the role of Daniel because she thought it would be funny to see him (a known womanizer) having to disguise himself as an old lady in a film. The role of Stu was written with Tim Allen in mind, but he turned it down due to scheduling conflicts with Home Improvement.
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