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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.
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.
The flight attendant, Kali Rocha, is the same one from Meet the Parents (2000). That is why Greg gives her an odd look when she offers to take his bag and be helpful.
Bernie (Dustin Hoffman) says he has heard that Jack (Robert De Niro) is a "Tom Collins" man. "Tom Collins", as well as being the name of a cocktail, is the alias Sam "Ace" Rothstein (Robert De Niro) 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 the first movie.
The MPAA would not allow the name "Fockers" to be on posters, or part of the main title for the movie, unless the filmmakers could prove that somewhere in America that there was someone with the real last name of "Focker". Apparently, they found somebody, because the movie was granted the name "Meet the Fockers" by the MPAA.
Spencer and Bradley Pickren, who played Little Jack Byrnes, know sign language, and have been in a series of videos called, "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.
Greg's full name is Gaylord Myron Focker.
The actors and actress 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 Actor in a Supporting Role for The Godfather: Part II (1974) and another Oscar for Best Actor for Raging Bull (1980).
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.
When the first film and this sequel, while hugely successful, failed to raise Teri Polo's profile as an actress, she posed for Playboy the following year.
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The opening scene (outside the hospital) is the same as in Meet the Parents (2000).
The highest grossing film that Robert De Niro has ever appeared in.
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Jack (Robert De Niro) says that Greg's "son" looks like a young Latino Marlon Brando. De Niro and Brando played Don Vito Corleone in The Godfather film franchise. Brando played the older version in The Godfather (1972) and De Niro played the younger version in The Godfather: Part II (1974).
Robert De Niro spent a lot of time when he wasn't filming, hanging out with the twins who play his grandson. He felt it important to bond with the twins as much as possible to make his on-screen relationship with them credible.
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Barbra Streisand found making the film to be a refreshing experience as it was her first time as just a jobbing actress in twenty-three years. Normally, she's involved in her films more heavily, either as a producer, writer, or director.
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When visiting the Focker household, Pam is seen looking at a vinyl record. The album is "Make It Big", by Wham!.
Barbra Streisand modelled her hair on Dustin Hoffman's wife.
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Shelley Berman (Judge Ira) played Judge Robert Sanders on Boston Legal (2004).
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Dustin Hoffman and Robert De Niro appeared in Sleepers (1996) and Wag the Dog (1997).
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Although set in Florida, the whole movie was shot in Los Angeles, California.
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Robin Williams turned down the role of Bernie Focker in favor of his friend Dustin Hoffman.
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Roz Focker (Barbra Streisand) gives Jack (Robert De Niro) a massage where he lies shirtless on a massage table and she rubs his back and then runs her hands down under his belly. After doing that a few times, she says, "Oops, hit some driftwood" (an erection joke). Coincidence is, Barbra Streisand acted in Maurice Tei Dunn's play, "Driftwood", in New York City in 1959.
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Spoilers 

The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

Little Jack says "ass...hole" nine times, the most said from a minor in a DreamWorks film.
Jack (Robert De Niro) let Greg (Ben Stiller) drive the RV for part of the road trip from New York City to Florida. It later gets damaged by Bernie (Dustin Hoffman), then repaired by Jorge (Ray Santiago).

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