Meet The Parents Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Ben Stiller movie
Meet the Parents quotes. 43 total quotes (ID: ) View Quote. [on tape] Hello, Jack. Greg: Amazing. So-So--So much love, yet also so much information. Greg Focker (Ben Stiller) is the fool in love in Meet the Parents. Just as he's about to propose to his girlfriend Pam (Teri Polo), he learns that her sister's fiancé. Male nurse Greg Focker meets his girlfriend's parents before proposing, but her Quotes. Greg Focker: O dear God, thank you. You are such a good God to us. O dear Lord, three things we pray: To love Thee more dearly, to see Thee more .
He initially presented it to Roach who had, up to that point, directed the first two Austin Powers films. Roach admits to have liked the script from the beginning  and was very much willing to make the film even though he thought "it needed more work.
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The studio was skeptical of Roach's ability to direct a "less-cartoony, character-driven script" compared to a comedy like Austin Powers. The drafts of the script were written by Herzfeld and, once De Niro and Stiller were confirmed as stars, John Hamburg was brought on board "to help fit the script to their verbal styles. The script was not written with De Niro in mind as Jack Byrnes; the first draft of the script was completed inthree years before De Niro appeared in Analyze This.
Explaining how Ben Stiller came to be cast in the role of Greg, Roach states: The film's script was initially written with Jim Carrey in the role of Greg and contained much more physical comedy, something that Stiller did not think would be successful with himself playing the role. She ultimately lost the role to Teri Polo because the filmmakers "didn't think [Watts] was sexy enough".
Jinx the cat was played by two five-year-old Himalayan cats named Bailey and Misha sometimes written as Meesha . The American Humane Association oversaw the filming of all scenes where the cats were used and ensured the animals' obedience and well-being by keeping two trainers and a veterinarian on set at all times.
The name was written into the script after Jim Carrey came up with the idea for the Focker surname during a creative session held before he abandoned the project. The filmmakers were asked if they had made up the name or if they can prove that such a name exists.
The aspect ratio is 1. English language audio tracks available with the film are a 5. Additionally, English language subtitles are provided as well. Greg, how come you don't like cats? I don't not like cats. I-I just-- I just prefer dogs. I mean, I'm just more of a dog kind of, you know--Come home, wagging their little tails, happy to see you kind of-- Jack: You need that assurance?
You prefer an emotionally shallow animal? You see, Greg, when you yell at a dog, his tail will go between his legs and cover his genitals, his ears will go down. A dog is very easy to break, but cats make you work for their affection. They don't sell out the way dogs do. Oh, honey, why don't you read Greg your poem? Oh, no, he doesn't want to hear that. You see, when Jack had to retire That's a bunch of malarky. The doctor thought it would be therapeutic if he Honey, you wrote the most beautiful poem about your mother.
Please, we really wanna hear it. It's a work in progress. I'm still not happy with it. As soon as it's ready, then I am going to glaze it onto a plate You gave me life, you gave me milk, you gave me courage.
Your name was Angela, the angel from heaven, but you were also an angel of God, and He needed you too. Selfishly I tried to keep you here But I couldn't save you, and I shall see your face It always gets me.
So-So--So much love, yet also so much information. You must've had vegetables fresher than that, growing up on a farm, Greg. Dad, uh, Greg grew up in Detroit. He told me he grew up on a farm. Do they have many farms in Detroit? No, Dina, no, not a lot. In fact, Jack, I should clarify this. I didn't actually grow up The house we grew up in was originally erected So that, plus we had a lot of pets-- Jack: Which one did you milk then? Honey, he said he pumped milk.
What have you ever milked?Why cats are better than dogs
I milked a cat once. You wanna hear a story? My sister had a cat, and the cat birthed a litter of kittens. Must've been 8 of them, and there was this one little runt I went in and just simply, you know, just-- into a little saucer, then took the saucer and fed it to Geppetto-- that's what I named him.
I had-- I had no idea you could milk a cat. Oh, yeah, you can milk anything with nipples. I have nipples, Greg.