Meet the Fockers (2004) Poster


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The MPAA would not allow the movie to use the title unless they found an actual family with the name "Focker."
Alanna Ubach, who played Greg's former nanny, Isabelle, is actually ten years younger than Ben Stiller.
The flight attendant, Kali Rocha, is the same actress from Meet the Parents (2000). That is why Greg gives her an odd look when she offers to take his bag and be helpful.
James Brolin was originally approached for the role of Bernie, but turned it down. When director Jay Roach went to approach Dustin Hoffman for the role, Hoffman was talking non-stop and even out of the point,which made him the instant choice for Bernie.
Teri Polo accidentally called Barbra Streisand "Boob," which ended up becoming her on-set nickname.
Dustin Hoffman says he has heard that Robert De Niro is a "Tom Collins" man. Tom Collins is the alias De Niro's character used at the bank in Casino (1995).
The horn on the Byrnes' RV plays the tune of "Puff the Magic Dragon," about which Greg and Jack had a conversation in Meet the Parents (2000).
The motion picture association would not allow the name "Fockers" to be on posters or part of the main title for the movie, unless the filmmakers could prove somewhere in America that there was in fact someone with the real last name "Focker." Apparently, they found somebody because the movie was granted the name "Meet the Fockers" by the MPAA.
Greg's full name is Gaylord Myron Focker.
The actors portraying Greg Focker's parents and in-laws have won a combined six Academy Awards. Dustin Hoffman (Bernie Focker) won two Oscars for Best Actor for Kramer vs. Kramer (1979) and Rain Man (1988). Barbra Streisand (Roz Focker) won one Oscar for Best Actress for Funny Girl (1968) and one Oscar for Best Original Song for "Evergreen," from the film A Star Is Born (1976). Robert De Niro won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for The Godfather Part II (1974) and another Oscar for Best Actor for Raging Bull (1980).
Spencer and Bradley Pickren, who both play Little Jack Byrnes, both know sign language and have both been in a series of videos, "Signing Time!"
During production, the proposed title of "Meet the Fockers" was thought by the studio to be too vulgar. The spelling was briefly changed to "Meet the Fokkers," but that would have upset the franchise's continuity, so it was changed back.
The close-up of Bernie Focker's license plate, as he and Greg are driving away, reveals the letters "TMI," a subtle reference to Bernie's propensity for overly detailed explanations and descriptions of personal information. "TMI" is the literary abbreviation for "Too Much Information."
The rum bottle that the Fockers have in their house is Mount Gay Rum.
Jack (Robert De Niro) says that Greg's "son" looks like a young Latino Marlon Brando. De Niro and Brando both played the role of Don Vito Corleone in "The Godfather" franchise (1972-1990); Brando played the older version in The Godfather (1972) and De Niro played the younger in The Godfather Part II (1974).
The opening scene (outside the hospital) is the same as in Meet the Parents (2000).
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When visiting the Focker household, Pam is seen looking at a vinyl record. The album is "Make It Big," released by Wham! in 1984.


The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

Baby LJ says "Ass...hole" nine times, the most said from a minor in a Dreamworks film.
Jack lets Greg drive the RV for part of the road trip from New York to Florida. It later gets damaged by Bernie (Greg's father), then repaired by Jorge (initially thought to be Greg's son).

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