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''Mr. Mom'' is a 1983 American comedy-drama film directed by Stan Dragoti and written by Creator/JohnHughes about a stay-at-home dad. The film stars Creator/MichaelKeaton, Creator/TeriGarr, Creator/ChristopherLloyd, Ann Jillian, Creator/JeffreyTambor, and Creator/MartinMull.

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''Mr. Mom'' is a 1983 American comedy-drama film directed by Stan Dragoti and written by Creator/JohnHughes about a stay-at-home dad. The film stars Creator/MichaelKeaton, Creator/TeriGarr, Creator/ChristopherLloyd, Ann Jillian, Creator/AnnJillian, Creator/JeffreyTambor, and Creator/MartinMull.


** Interestingly enough, when Caroline is getting Joan out of the house, she doesn't realize that Jack, after a moment of temptation, has already decided, quite firmly, ''not'' to pursue an affair with Joan. As he says to a mirror, "You're not gonna do ''anything.'' [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments Because you, my friend, are in love with your wife."]]

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** Interestingly enough, when Caroline is getting Joan out of the house, she doesn't realize that Jack, after a moment of temptation, has already decided, quite firmly, ''not'' to pursue an affair with Joan. As he says to a mirror, "You're not gonna do ''anything.'' [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments Because you, my friend, are in love with your wife."]]"


* FeigningIntelligence: Jack starts renovating the house and pretends to know what he's doing to impress Ron. When Ron asks him if he's doing the renovations in "two-twenty," Jack clearly has no idea what he's talking about (it's a standard voltage for the wiring). He responds, "Yeah, two-twenty...two-twenty-one. Whatever it takes!" This is, of course, meaningless. (This gets a sort of IronicEcho during the SoapWithinAShow dream where Ron and Caroline visit Jack at the murder scene and says something similar about the type of gun she used on Jack.)

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* FeigningIntelligence: Jack starts renovating the house and pretends to know what he's doing to impress Ron. When Ron asks him if he's doing the renovations in "two-twenty," Jack clearly has no idea what he's talking about (it's a standard voltage for the wiring). He responds, "Yeah, two-twenty...two-twenty-one. Whatever it takes!" This is, of course, meaningless. (This gets a sort of IronicEcho during the SoapWithinAShow dream where Ron and Caroline visit Jack at the murder scene and says something similar about the type of gun she used on Jack.)


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* IronicEcho: During the SoapWithinAShow dream, Ron and Caroline visit Jack at the murder scene and repeat his FeigningIntelligence line, only this time about the caliber of a gun.


* SecurityBlanket: Jack's younger son, Kenny, carries around a security blanket, which, after a heartfelt talk with his dad, he ends up discarding.
** Jack's flannel shirt, which he started wearing after giving up on finding a new job, is his. Caroline says he's worn it so long, it could stand up on its own.

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Jack's younger son, Kenny, carries around a security blanket, which, after a heartfelt talk with his dad, he ends up discarding.
** Jack's flannel shirt, which he started wearing after giving up on finding a new job, is his. Caroline says he's worn it so long, it could stand up on its own. In the end, Jack burns it, signifying the end of his depressive state of being a stay-at-home dad.

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** Jack's flannel shirt, which he started wearing after giving up on finding a new job, is his. Caroline says he's worn it so long, it could stand up on its own.


''Mr. Mom'' is a 1983 American comedy-drama film directed by Stan Dragoti and written by Creator/JohnHughes about a stay-at-home dad. The film stars Creator/MichaelKeaton, Teri Garr, Creator/ChristopherLloyd, Ann Jillian, Creator/JeffreyTambor, and Creator/MartinMull.

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''Mr. Mom'' is a 1983 American comedy-drama film directed by Stan Dragoti and written by Creator/JohnHughes about a stay-at-home dad. The film stars Creator/MichaelKeaton, Teri Garr, Creator/TeriGarr, Creator/ChristopherLloyd, Ann Jillian, Creator/JeffreyTambor, and Creator/MartinMull.


''Mr. Mom'' is a 1983 American comedy-drama film directed by Stan Dragoti and written by Creator/JohnHughes about a stay-at-home dad. The film stars Creator/MichaelKeaton, Teri Garr, Creator/ChristopherLloyd, Ann Jillian, Creator/JeffreyTambor, and Martin Mull.

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''Mr. Mom'' is a 1983 American comedy-drama film directed by Stan Dragoti and written by Creator/JohnHughes about a stay-at-home dad. The film stars Creator/MichaelKeaton, Teri Garr, Creator/ChristopherLloyd, Ann Jillian, Creator/JeffreyTambor, and Martin Mull.
Creator/MartinMull.


* ADayInHerApron: He spends quite a long time in her apron.

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* ADayInHerApron: He spends quite a long time in her apron.



* ADayInHerApron: He spends quite a long time in her apron.
* TheDiaperChange: Jack has his hands full changing Megan's diapers after she eats a can of chili, and Alex and Kenny offer no help.



* TheDiaperChange: Jack has his hands full changing Megan's diapers after she eats a can of chili, and Alex and Kenny offer no help.


** Interestingly enough, when Caroline is getting Joan out of the house, she doesn't realize that Jack, after a moment of temptation, has already decided, quite firmly, ''not'' to pursue an affair with Joan. As he says to a mirror, "You're not gonna do ''anything.'' [[HeartwarmingMoment Because you, my friend, are in love with your wife."]]

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** Interestingly enough, when Caroline is getting Joan out of the house, she doesn't realize that Jack, after a moment of temptation, has already decided, quite firmly, ''not'' to pursue an affair with Joan. As he says to a mirror, "You're not gonna do ''anything.'' [[HeartwarmingMoment [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments Because you, my friend, are in love with your wife."]]

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* TakeAThirdOption: The TV repairwoman suggests this at the end, when both Jack and Caroline have job offers, but neither wants to take them. She suggests they both work part time, on alternating days.

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* DoomedSupermarketDisplay: Jack's first time going to the grocery store with the kids is... eventful.
--> [[RunningGag "Herv, cleanup on aisle three!"]]

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** A funny subversion later on: after Jack has gotten the hang of doing the household chores, he amuses himself by pretending to bark out orders to Jaws.

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* EarnYourHappyEnding: At the end, it is likely that Jack will get his old job back and Caroline will go back to being a housewife. But both of them have demonstrated that she can be a good breadwinner and he is a very good HouseHusband. So whatever happens in the future, they'll be able to handle it. It's notable that the last shot is of the entire family goofing around and enjoying each other's company on the living room couch.

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** Interestingly enough, when Caroline is getting Joan out of the house, she doesn't realize that Jack, after a moment of temptation, has already decided, quite firmly, ''not'' to pursue an affair with Joan. As he says to a mirror, "You're not gonna do ''anything.'' [[HeartwarmingMoment Because you, my friend, are in love with your wife."]]

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