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* AdoredByTheNetwork: As of November 2013, this movie is played on the E! Network at least once a week.
** Most recently as of 2019, Freeform loves to show the movie multiple times a week.

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As of November 2013, this movie is played on the E! Network at least once a week.
** Most recently as As of 2019, Freeform loves to show the movie multiple times a week.



* PopCultureUrbanLegends: One biography claims that Robin Williams tested out how believable the disguise was by going into a bookstore wearing it - and wasn't recognised at all.



* UrbanLegends: One biography claims that Robin Williams tested out how believable the disguise was by going into a bookstore wearing it - and wasn't recognised at all.


* PlayingAgainstType: '''In-universe example''' - Daniel, the happy-go-lucky life of the party, has to play a strict, crotchety old disciplinarian.


* HarpoDoesSomethingFunny: Inverted in that Creator/RobinWilliams improvised so much, Creator/ChrisColumbus said he had a hard time editing the footage they had into something resembling the script.

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** Most recently as of 2019, Freeform loves to show the movie multiple times a week.


* TheCastShowoff: RobinWilliams has always been famous for his impersonations - and this is a movie revolving around it.

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* TheCastShowoff: RobinWilliams Creator/RobinWilliams has always been famous for his impersonations - and this is a movie revolving around it.it where he impersonates a Scottish, female Mr Rogers.

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* TheCastShowoff: RobinWilliams has always been famous for his impersonations - and this is a movie revolving around it.


* TechnologyMarchesOn: 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. Justified by a throwaway line from the diner scene which states the movie to take place in the 90's, but were the film made today, ways in which Daniel would need to change his scheme:
** 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.

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* TechnologyMarchesOn: The film's plot Daniel's scheme of calling several times as various nannies would be completely rendered moot not work today as Miranda would most likely figure out that the caller ID is the same for each nanny. He would have outed Daniel to use more elaborate means such as the person calling for all the nannies applying, and people don't usually pick up for unlisted numbers anymore. Justified by a throwaway line from the diner scene which states the movie to take place in the 90's, but were the film made today, ways in which Daniel would need to change his scheme:
** It likely would have required writing in Daniel searching around for still-functioning payphones, calling from different lines at work, borrowing friends and coworkers'
using various phones (workplace phones, prepaid or borrowed cellphones, etc. So the plot would what few payphones still work, it would just require a bit more footwork on remain, etc.), spoofing his caller ID or sending emails from various throwaway addresses (albeit at the character's part.
** Or Email, but then
cost of the voices thing doesn't work so well.whole ManOfAThousandVoices shtick).


* CareerResurrection: Before this movie, Creator/PierceBrosnan's career was pretty stagnant, with his only real high profile role being the lead in ''Series/RemingtonSteele''. He was considered for his [[Film/JamesBond most famous role]] as early as the mid 1980s but his Remington Steele contract put a stop to that. Thankfully this was the shot in the arm needed for his career to persist a fair bit before finally landing the role of 007 in 1995.

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* CareerResurrection: Before this movie, Creator/PierceBrosnan's career was pretty stagnant, with his only real high profile role being the lead in ''Series/RemingtonSteele''. He was considered for his [[Film/JamesBond most famous role]] as early as the mid 1980s but his Remington Steele contract put a stop to that. Thankfully Thankfully, this was the shot in the arm needed for his career to persist a fair bit before finally landing the role of 007 in 1995.



* DeletedRole: Polly Holliday's character of the Hillard family's next door neighbor Gloria Chaney, was originally scripted as a large supporting character and had a much bigger role in the film. Many scenes were filmed in which Daniel as Mrs. Doubtfire gets even with Gloria as Gloria tells Mrs. Doubtfire that she heard rumors that Daniel cheated on Miranda and abused his children. This leads Daniel as Mrs. Doubtfire, observing Gloria's passion for gardening, to give Gloria a formula that will help her flowers bloom better, and the secret ingredient in the formula is dog urine. Several scenes show Gloria actually getting dog urine and applying it to her flowers which kills them, and upsets her very much. Due to time constraints all of these scenes were cut out, and as a result, in the final cut of the film, the character of Gloria is only seen once during the opening credits before she calls Miranda to complain about Daniel throwing a birthday party next door, and later right before Daniel/Mrs. Doubtfire, rips the logo off of Stu's Mercedes Benz, you can see a brief glimpse of Gloria doing some gardening. All of Gloria's deleted scenes can be seen in the special features on the film's DVD.
* DeletedScene: A scene was filmed, but deleted and remained unseen until after Robin Williams' death, as the deleted scene was omitted from the deleted scenes on the DVD. After the birthday dinner, Daniel turns up at the house, and Daniel and Miranda have a heated argument about Daniel as Mrs. Doubtfire; Daniel tells Miranda that Lydia and Chris found out the truth and that they knew; the argument ends when Lydia angrily says that she hates them both and races up the stairs to her bedroom, and Chris also says that he also hates them and joins Lydia with Natalie upstairs.

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* DeletedRole: Polly Holliday's character of part as the Hillard family's antagonistic next door neighbor neighbor, Gloria Chaney, was originally scripted as a large prominent supporting character and had a much bigger larger role in the film. Many Due to time constraints, most of her scenes were filmed in which Daniel as Mrs. Doubtfire gets even with Gloria as Gloria tells Mrs. Doubtfire that she heard rumors that Daniel cheated on Miranda and abused his children. This leads Daniel as Mrs. Doubtfire, observing Gloria's passion for gardening, to give Gloria a formula that will help her flowers bloom better, and the secret ingredient in the formula is dog urine. Several scenes show Gloria actually getting dog urine and applying it to her flowers which kills them, and upsets her very much. Due to time constraints all of these scenes were cut out, and as cut. As a result, in the final cut of the film, the character of Gloria is only seen once at the film's beginning and briefly in the background during the opening credits before she calls Miranda to complain about Daniel throwing a birthday party next door, and later right before Daniel/Mrs. Doubtfire, rips the logo off of Stu's Mercedes Benz, you can see a brief glimpse of Gloria doing some gardening. Benz scene. All of Gloria's her deleted scenes can be seen in the were included as special features on the film's DVD.
* DeletedScene: A scene was filmed, but deleted and remained unseen until after Robin Williams' death, as the deleted scene was omitted from the deleted scenes on the DVD. After the birthday dinner, Daniel turns up at the house, and Daniel and Miranda have a heated argument about Daniel as Mrs. Doubtfire; Daniel tells Miranda that Lydia and Chris found out the truth and that they knew; the argument ends when Lydia angrily says that she hates them both and races up the stairs to her bedroom, and Chris also says that he also hates them and joins Lydia with Natalie upstairs.
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* DeletedScene: A scene was filmed, but deleted and remained unseen until after Robin Williams' death, as the deleted scene was omitted from the deleted scenes on the DVD . After the birthday dinner, Daniel turns up at the house and Daniel and Miranda have a heated argument about Daniel as Mrs. Doubtfire and Daniel tells Miranda that Lydia and Chris found out the truth and that they knew and the argument ends when Lydia angrily says that she hates them both and races up the stairs to her bedroom and Chris also says that he also hates them and joins Lydia with Natalie upstairs.

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* DeletedScene: A scene was filmed, but deleted and remained unseen until after Robin Williams' death, as the deleted scene was omitted from the deleted scenes on the DVD . DVD. After the birthday dinner, Daniel turns up at the house house, and Daniel and Miranda have a heated argument about Daniel as Mrs. Doubtfire and Doubtfire; Daniel tells Miranda that Lydia and Chris found out the truth and that they knew and knew; the argument ends when Lydia angrily says that she hates them both and races up the stairs to her bedroom bedroom, and Chris also says that he also hates them and joins Lydia with Natalie upstairs.

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** Chris Columbus tried to get a sequel off the ground for a long time (despite the source novel not having any), but Robin Williams was unsatisfied with every script. In a tragic twist, it finally did get some forward momentum in 2014, but Williams' suicide naturally ended any chance of it.


* DeletedScene: A scene was filmed, but deleted and remained unseen until after Robin Williams' death, as the deleted scene was omitted from the deleted scenes on the DVD . After the birthday dinner, Daniel turns up at the house and Daniel and Miranda have a heated argument about Daniel as Mrs. Doubtfire and Daniel tells Miranda that Lydia and Chris found out the truth and that they knew and the argument ends when Lydia angrily says that she hates them both and races up the stairs to her bedroom and Chris also says that he also hates them and joins Lydia with Natalie upstairs.



** The original author suggested Creator/WarrenBeatty 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. Other candidates included Creator/JasonAlexander, Creator/RowanAtkinson, Creator/KevinBacon, Creator/AlecBaldwin, Creator/JeffBridges, Creator/MatthewBroderick, Creator/JohnCandy, Creator/JimCarrey, Creator/ChevyChase, Creator/BryanCranston, Creator/BillyCrystal, Creator/JeffDaniels, Creator/RobertDeNiro, Creator/ChrisFarley, Creator/HarrisonFord, Creator/MichaelJFox, Creator/RichardGere, Creator/MelGibson, Creator/JohnGoodman, Creator/TomHanks, Creator/DavidHasselhoff, Creator/DustinHoffman, Creator/MichaelKeaton, Creator/KevinKline, Creator/WayneKnight, Creator/NathanLane, Creator/SteveMartin, Creator/DudleyMoore, Creator/MikeMyers, Creator/BillPaxton, Creator/DennisQuaid, Creator/KurtRussell, Creator/AdamSandler, Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger, Creator/MartinShort and Creator/JohnTravolta.

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** The original author suggested Creator/WarrenBeatty 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. Other candidates included Creator/JasonAlexander, Creator/RowanAtkinson, Creator/KevinBacon, Creator/AlecBaldwin, Creator/JeffBridges, Creator/MatthewBroderick, Creator/JohnCandy, Creator/JimCarrey, Creator/ChevyChase, Creator/BryanCranston, Creator/BillyCrystal, Creator/JeffDaniels, Creator/RobertDeNiro, Creator/ChrisFarley, Creator/HarrisonFord, Creator/MichaelJFox, Creator/RichardGere, Creator/MelGibson, Creator/JohnGoodman, Creator/TomHanks, Creator/DavidHasselhoff, Creator/DustinHoffman, Creator/MichaelKeaton, Creator/KevinKline, Creator/WayneKnight, Creator/NathanLane, Creator/SteveMartin, Creator/DudleyMoore, Creator/BillMurray, Creator/MikeMyers, Creator/BillPaxton, Creator/DennisQuaid, Creator/KurtRussell, Creator/AdamSandler, Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger, Creator/MartinShort and Creator/JohnTravolta.


* ActorAllusion:
** Miranda's boss, who's played by Martin Mull, references a Wellman house. Martin Mull had starred in ''{{Series/Roseanne}}'', where Wellman Plastics was a featured industry.
** Mrs Doubtfire uses a play on the phrase "carpe diem". That was the CatchPhrase of Creator/RobinWilliams' character in ''Film/DeadPoetsSociety''.



* DeletedRole: The next door neighbour Gloria, played by Polly Holiday, had a much larger role. She meets Mrs Doubtfire and gossips about Daniel's bad behaviour - to which he tricks her into watering her flowers with dog urine.

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* DeletedRole: The Polly Holliday's character of the Hillard family's next door neighbour Gloria, played by Polly Holiday, neighbor Gloria Chaney, was originally scripted as a large supporting character and had a much larger role. She meets Mrs bigger role in the film. Many scenes were filmed in which Daniel as Mrs. Doubtfire gets even with Gloria as Gloria tells Mrs. Doubtfire that she heard rumors that Daniel cheated on Miranda and gossips about Daniel's bad behaviour - abused his children. This leads Daniel as Mrs. Doubtfire, observing Gloria's passion for gardening, to which he tricks her into watering give Gloria a formula that will help her flowers with bloom better, and the secret ingredient in the formula is dog urine. Several scenes show Gloria actually getting dog urine and applying it to her flowers which kills them, and upsets her very much. Due to time constraints all of these scenes were cut out, and as a result, in the final cut of the film, the character of Gloria is only seen once during the opening credits before she calls Miranda to complain about Daniel throwing a birthday party next door, and later right before Daniel/Mrs. Doubtfire, rips the logo off of Stu's Mercedes Benz, you can see a brief glimpse of Gloria doing some gardening. All of Gloria's deleted scenes can be seen in the special features on the film's DVD.



* StillbornFranchise: A sequel was planned and went through several rewrites, Robin Williams never being satisfied with the story. After his death, the project was cancelled completely. Lisa Jakub had expressed interest in doing a sequel, while Mara Wilson had said she'd rather not.

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* StillbornFranchise: A Talk of a sequel began in 2003, with a script being written by Bonnie Hunt. Creator/RobinWilliams was set to return in disguise as an old nanny like in the first movie. Due to problems with the script, re-writing began in early 2006 as Robin was allegedly unhappy with the plot. The film was expected to be released in late 2007, but following further script problems, the sequel was planned and went through several rewrites, declared "scrapped" in mid 2006. The sequel's story was originally said to involve Williams, as Mrs. Doubtfire, moving close to his daughter's college, so he could keep an eye on her. Serious discussions regarding the sequel re-ignited in April 2014, with an announcement that Robin Williams never being satisfied and Chris Columbus would be teaming up with Fox 2000 to produce the story. After his death, sequel. Williams' sudden death just four months later ultimately sealed the project was cancelled completely. Lisa Jakub had expressed interest in doing a sequel, while Mara Wilson had said she'd rather not.project's fate once and for all. No one replaced him either.



** The original author suggested Creator/WarrenBeatty 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.

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** The original author suggested Creator/WarrenBeatty 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. Other candidates included Creator/JasonAlexander, Creator/RowanAtkinson, Creator/KevinBacon, Creator/AlecBaldwin, Creator/JeffBridges, Creator/MatthewBroderick, Creator/JohnCandy, Creator/JimCarrey, Creator/ChevyChase, Creator/BryanCranston, Creator/BillyCrystal, Creator/JeffDaniels, Creator/RobertDeNiro, Creator/ChrisFarley, Creator/HarrisonFord, Creator/MichaelJFox, Creator/RichardGere, Creator/MelGibson, Creator/JohnGoodman, Creator/TomHanks, Creator/DavidHasselhoff, Creator/DustinHoffman, Creator/MichaelKeaton, Creator/KevinKline, Creator/WayneKnight, Creator/NathanLane, Creator/SteveMartin, Creator/DudleyMoore, Creator/MikeMyers, Creator/BillPaxton, Creator/DennisQuaid, Creator/KurtRussell, Creator/AdamSandler, Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger, Creator/MartinShort and Creator/JohnTravolta.



** Stuart was supposed to be more of a typical {{Jerkass}}--wanting to send the kids OffToBoardingSchool, etc.

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** Stuart was supposed to be more of a typical {{Jerkass}}--wanting to send the kids OffToBoardingSchool, etc.etc.
** Creator/BlakeLively was considered for Natalie Hillard, and made it to the final round of auditions between her and Creator/MaraWilson.
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* TechnologyMarchesOn: 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. Justified by a throwaway line from the diner scene which states the film to take place in the 90's, but were the film to be made today, ways in which Daniel would have to change his scheme:

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* TechnologyMarchesOn: 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. Justified by a throwaway line from the diner scene which states the film movie to take place in the 90's, but were the film to be made today, ways in which Daniel would have need to change his scheme:


* TechnologyMarchesOn: 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.

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* TechnologyMarchesOn: 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. Justified by a throwaway line from the diner scene which states the film to take place in the 90's, but were the film to be made today, ways in which Daniel would have to change his scheme:


* ThrowItIn:
** Creator/MaraWilson ad-libbed the princess line.
** Daniel attempts this In-Universe while recording a scene where Pudgey the Parrot is forced to smoke, in an attempt to prevent the scene from setting a bad example for children. But besides finding it too preachy, the director points out that the animation is already completed and Daniel cannot adlib during scenes when Pudgey's mouth is not animated to move.

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* ThrowItIn:
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ThrowItIn: Creator/MaraWilson ad-libbed the princess line.
** Daniel attempts this In-Universe while recording a scene where Pudgey the Parrot is forced to smoke, in an attempt to prevent the scene from setting a bad example for children. But besides finding it too preachy, the director points out that the animation is already completed and Daniel cannot adlib during scenes when Pudgey's mouth is not animated to move.
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