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* PlayingAgainstType: Creator/MaryTylerMoore, best known for [[Series/TheMaryTylerMooreShow Mary Richards]], playing Pearl, a neurotic adoptive mother.

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* HostilityOnTheSet: According to Creator/LilyTomlin, Creator/DavidORussell and Creator/BenStiller did not get along during filming.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Creator/DavidORussell originally wanted Creator/MaryTylerMoore to play Mary Schlichting, with Creator/DickVanDyke as Richard. According to interviews, Moore told him while, as a filmgoer, she would have paid good money to see that, as an actress, she preferred to play Pearl.
** Creator/JohnCusack was considered for the part of Mel.
** Creator/JaneaneGarofalo turned down the part of Tina.

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