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Meet the Parents is a film series following the character Greg Focker (Ben Stiller) as he . During the credits, Jack watches hidden baby-cam footage of the Fockers giving attention to Little Jack over Jack's previous objections: Roz gives Little. Meet the cast and learn more about the stars of Meet The Parents with exclusive news, pictures, videos and more at catchsomeair.us Co-Producer (2 Credits). End Credits Meet the Parents sister's wedding prompts the happy couple to spend a weekend with her parents, Greg's plans of familial bliss are thwarted.
He intends to propose to his girlfriend Pam Byrnes Teri Polobut his plan is disrupted when he learns that Pam's sister's fiance had asked Pam's father for permission before proposing. Greg and Pam travel to Pam's parents' house to attend Pam's sister's wedding.
Greg hopes to propose to Pam in front of her family after receiving her father's permission. But this plan is put on hold when the airline loses his luggage, including the engagement ring.
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Jack takes an instant dislike to Greg and openly criticizes him for his choice of career as a male nurse and whatever else he sees as a difference between Greg and the Byrnes family.
Greg tries to impress Jack, but his efforts fail. Greg becomes even more uncomfortable after he receives an impromptu lie detector test from Jack and later learns from Pam that her father is a retired CIA counterintelligence officer. Meeting the rest of Pam's family and friends, Greg still feels like an outsider. Despite efforts to impress the family, Greg's inadvertent actions make him an easy target for ridicule and anger: He accidentally gives Pam's sister a black eye during a water volleyball mishap; uses a malfunctioning toilet that floods the Byrnes' back yard with sewage; sets the wedding altar on fire and inadvertently leads Jack to think he is a marijuana user.
Later, Greg loses Jinx and replaces him with a stray whose tail he spray paints to make him look like Mr. Also after Greg spray-paints the cat's tail the cat is left alone in the house while the whole family are out and when the family arrive home they find that the cat has damaged and destroyed all the wedding possessions. It is then that the truth is revealed about the cat and everybody especially Jack is absolutely furious with Greg with the fact that he's almost ruined the whole wedding.
Jack denies turning Pam against Greg, saying that Greg did that himself through his dishonesty. Jack says he always demands honesty, which is when Greg reveals to Pam that Jack never retired and is still in the CIA. Jack is forced to admit that he is right.
Unfortunately for Greg the incident in which he caught Jack with one of his associates and carrying out a phone call in Thai was actually Jack preparing a surprise honeymoon for Pam's sister and her fiance which makes him even angrier at Greg. Jack reveals that the person he met at the supermarket was his travel-agent and he was receiving Debbie and her fiance's visas.
By now, the entire Byrnes family, including Pam, agrees that it is best for Greg to leave. Unwillingly, Greg goes to the airport where he is detained by airport security for refusing to check in his recently returned luggage.
Back at the Byrnes household, Jack tries to convince his wife and Pam that Greg would be an unsuitable husband. Upon receiving retribution from both his wife and Pam, Jack realizes that Pam truly loves Greg. Jack rushes to the airport, convinces airport security to release Greg and brings him back to the Byrnes household.
Greg proposes to Pam. She accepts, and her parents agree that they should now meet Greg's parents. After Debbie's wedding, Jack views footage of Greg recorded by hidden cameras that he had placed strategically around their house. As Jack watches Greg and hears what Greg has to say, Jack gets furious at Greg for the insults towards Jack and his son Deny, who Jack believes is still innocent with the drugs. Jack then turns the TV off with hostility dreading the fact that Greg is going to be his future son-in-law.
Meet the Fockers [ edit ] Main article: But rather than going to the airport as planned, Jack decides to drive the family to Miami to meet the Fockers in his new RV. Once they arrive, they are greeted by Greg's eccentric but fun-loving and amiable father, Bernie Hoffmanand mother, Roz Streisandwho is a sex therapist for elder couples. Worried that Jack may be put off by the Fockers' lifestyle, Greg convinces Roz to pretend that she is a yoga instructor for the weekend. Though Jack and Bernie get off to a good start, small cracks begin to form between Jack and the Fockers, due to their contrasting personalities.
Things are made worse when a chase between the Fockers' dog, Moses, and the Byrnes' cat, Jinx, culminates with Jinx flushing Moses down the RV's toilet, forcing Bernie to destroy it to save Moses, and later on when Bernie accidentally injures Jack's back during a game of football. Pam, meanwhile, informs Greg that she is pregnant, but the two decide to keep it a secret from Jack, who does not know they are having sex.
Jack, however, becomes suspicious of Greg's character again when they are introduced to the Focker's housekeeper, Isabel Villalobos Alanna Ubachwith whom Bernie reveals Greg had a sexual affair fifteen years before. Jack later takes the RV to Isabel's fifteen-year-old son, Jorge Ray Santiagoto fix the toilet, but is disturbed by Jorge's striking resemblance to Greg and begins to suspect he may be Greg's son with Isabel.
Growing envious of Bernie and Roz's active sex life, Dina consults Roz on sex tips in order to seduce Jack, but none of them work. Jinx seizes the opportunity by running onto the ashes and transforming the remains into a litterbox. To achieve the animal action in this scene, the trainer first released the cat and verbally cued it to rub Greg's leg.
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Then, when the ashes are spread over the floor, the cat watched the trainer bury a plastic baggy of food in the ashes. After the cat is released, another verbal cue from the trainer prompts Jinx to dig earnestly into the ashes. A hidden hose then wet the ashes from beneath to create the illusion of jinx spoiling the remains.
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After Greg lets Jinx out of the house, the cat climbs up a trellis and onto the roof. Greg follows the cat and finally catches it, holds it off the edge of the roof, and drops it onto the ground. For this sequence, the trainer attached a safety harness to the cat for the entirety of the scene. After extensive pre-production training, the cat was able to deftly climb onto the trellis and roof, aided by verbal cues.
A prop cat was used for the dangling and dropping part of the scene. At another point in the film, Greg brings home a shelter-cat which proceeds to ravage the family room and destroy the bridal gown hanging up on the door The cat is then shown eating Greg's Nicorette gum. For this scene, the trainer replaced the gum with cat food.
Since the cat was too small to actually move the bridal gown on its own, a dog was hidden underneath the dress by one trainer and coaxed to the other side with an edible treat by another trainer. After the dog left the set, the cat was gently placed under the edge of the gown so it appeared as though the cat came out from underneath and was, therefore, guilty of the damage. Also, in two scenes we see the cat using the toilet instead of a litterbox.