Meet the Parents (2000) Poster


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Followed by 

Remake of 

Meet the Parents (1992)

Edited into 

Meet the Parents: Deleted Scenes (2001) (Video)
Deleted scenes cut from the film.
Yoostar 2: In the Movies (2011) (Video Game)
Clips used for Yoostar karaoke.


Rebecca (1940)
Kung Fu (1972) (TV Series)
Godspell (1973)
When praying Ben Stiller's character says, "Oh dear lord three things we pray... day by day." These lines are from a song (Day by Day) in Stephen Schwartz's Musical Movie Godspell.
Taxi Driver (1976)
Annie Hall (1977)
Ben Stiller has mentioned that he was very fond of the parents-meeting scene in Annie Hall, and many of the scenes reference those scenes from Annie Hall, particularly those that take place at the dinner table
Top Gun (1986)
Characters reference callsign "Iceman"
The Untouchables (1987)
When the urn breaks, Mr Jinks the cat runs and urinates on the ashes, which is what Al Capone (Robert De Niro) says he wants Elliot Ness dead so he could do the same to Ness' ashes.
Super Mario Kart (1992) (Video Game)
South Park (1997) (TV Series)
A poster of this show with Kyle, Cartman, Stan, and Kenny appear in Denny's room.
Keeping the Faith (2000)
Before offering a dinner blessing, Ben Stiller says, "... it's not like I'm a rabbi or anything." In his previous movie, Keeping the Faith, he plays a rabbi.

Referenced in 

Saturday Night Live: Kate Hudson/Radiohead (2000) (TV Episode)
'Reviewed' on Weekend Update
At the Movies: Dr. T and the Women/Billy Elliot/The Ladies Man/Lost Souls/The Broken Hearts Club (2000) (TV Episode)
A still is shown for the "Now in Theaters" bumper. Thumbs up from Ebert; thumbs down from Roeper.
Saturday Night Live: Dana Carvey/The Wallflowers (2000) (TV Episode)
Mentioned during Weekend update
At the Movies: Say It Isn't So/Wit/The Brothers/The Tailor of Panama/The Gleaners and I (2001) (TV Episode)
A still is shown for the "New on Video" bumper. Thumbs up from Ebert; thumbs down from Roeper.
Kissing Jessica Stein (2001)
There's an ad for it on the side of a pay phone,
50 Years of NBC Late Night (2001) (TV Movie)
Fokker in the Ass (2001) (Video)
Reba: Meet the Parents (2002) (TV Episode)
title reference
Auf Wiedersehen, Pet: An Inspector Calls (2002) (TV Episode)
Barry refers to the movie during his lie detector test with the police.
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Kathyrn/Allen/Heather/Carol (2002) (TV Episode)
Referenced in one of the $32,000 questions.
The Man Who Sued God Discovery (2002) (Video)
Cinematographer Peter James mentions as having just worked on this picture.
Less Than Perfect: Meet the Folks (2002) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
George Lopez: Meet the Cuban Parents (2002) (TV Episode)
title reference
Just Married (2003)
Pauly Shore Is Dead (2003)
Ben Stiller says it was a rip-off of Son-in-Law
Everybody Loves Raymond: Meeting the Parents (2003) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
NYPD Blue: Meet the Grandparents (2003) (TV Episode)
title reference
The Bernie Mac Show: Meet the Grandparents (2003) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd (2003)
Harry does the "I'll be watching you" hand signals.
My Wife and Kids: Meet the Parents (2003) (TV Episode)
title reference
Gutter Balls (2003) (Short)
My Dad the Rock Star: Meet the Zillas (2003) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
I'm with Her: Meet the Parent (2003) (TV Episode)
title reference
Eating Out (2004)
Susan Peterson says "Isn't it a bit early to be meeting the parents?"
Radio Free Roscoe: Meet the Rents (2004) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Saturday Night Live: Robert De Niro/Destiny's Child (2004) (TV Episode)
Mentioned during the Prince Show
At the Movies: The Assassination of Richard Nixon/Meet the Fockers/Fat Albert (2004) (TV Episode)
Referenced during the "Meet the Fockers" review.
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Jimmy Fallon (2005) (Video)
Mentioned on Weekend Update
Alienation (2005) (Short)
Future Father in Law
Extras: Ben Stiller (2005) (TV Episode)
Ben Stiller mentions being in this film.
The Life and Times of Juniper Lee: Meet the Parent (2005) (TV Episode)
Title reference
The 50 Greatest Comedy Films (2006) (TV Special)
Makes the countdown, is talked about.
Ice Age: The Meltdown (2006)
Copies Robert De Niro's "watching you" hand gesture
Hope & Faith: Meet the Parent (2006) (TV Episode)
title reference
Robot Chicken: 1987 (2006) (TV Episode)
The scene where the ashes of Jack's mother are knocked over is recreated
That's Life: Flucht aus Kahlene (2006) (TV Episode)
Rokko tells David that he is watching him with a gesture often used in "Meet the Parents" by Bobby deNiro's character as well as Ben Stiller's
The Dialogue: An Interview with Screenwriter John Hamburg (2006) (Video)
Discusses writing the screenplay.
I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry (2007)
Movie is shown in Chuck's shopping cart along with other "gay" items
The Hills: Meet the Parents (2007) (TV Episode)
Title reference
Be Kind Rewind (2008)
VHS in the video store.
Seth MacFarlane's Cavalcade of Cartoon Comedy: Two Ducks Watch 'Meet the Parents' (2008) (TV Episode)
Two ducks Critique this film negativley.
The Office: Lecture Circuit: Part 2 (2009) (TV Episode)
Angela says that her cat's father was in "Meet the Parents."
Fired Up! (2009)
Dr. Rick yells out "Meet the Parents. Love it!"
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Million Dollar Movie Week 1 (2009) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by a contestant
30 Rock: Secret Santa (2009) (TV Episode)
Cerie is reminded of this 'old movie'
90210: Meet the Parent (2010) (TV Episode)
title reference
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: The Twilight Saga: Eclipse/The Last Airbender/Grown Ups (2010) (TV Episode)
Brett mentions the movie while reviewing the trailer for "Little Fockers"
Hot in Cleveland: Meet the Parents (2010) (TV Episode)
title reference
At the Movies: Dinner For Schmucks/Charlie St. Cloud/The Extra Man/Get Low (2010) (TV Episode)
Referenced during the "Dinner For Shmucks" review.
Raising Hope: Meet the Grandparents (2010) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Saturday Night Live: Robert De Niro/Diddy-Dirty Money (2010) (TV Episode)
Referenced in the Studio 18 segment
Special Collector's Edition: ¿Quién puede matar a un niño? (2011) (TV Episode)
Appears on the list of DVD & Blu-Ray releases of April/May
Wizards of Waverly Place: Meet the Werewolves (2011) (TV Episode)
Title reference
Brad & Jerrid: Brad and Jerrid Hate Each Other (2011) (TV Episode)
Brad mentions the cat nipple jokes.
The Nostalgia Chick: Reality Bites (2012) (TV Episode)
Lindsay mentions this as a Ben Stiller movie she hates
Detentionaire: Meet the Prez (2012) (TV Episode)
title reference.
1600 Penn: Meet the Parent (2013) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
The Dirties (2013)
Video case is shown in Matt's room.
Pair of Kings: Meet the Parent (2013) (TV Episode)
Title reference
The Simpsons: Pulpit Friction (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.145 (2013) (TV Episode)
Miranda Lambert mentions the film
DashieXP: Ghetto Mega Man! (Cartoon) (2013) (TV Episode)
Chelsea Lately: Episode #7.140 (2013) (TV Episode)
A reimimagined version of the movie's poster is shown.
Saturday Night Live: Tina Fey/Arcade Fire (2013) (TV Episode)
Referenced in the "New Cast Member or Arcade Fire?" sketch
Aída: Casino a la perdición (2013) (TV Episode)
Mauricio says he feels like Robert de Niro for wearing a similar tie in this movie.
Neighbors (2014)
Pete (Dave Franco) dresses up as Robert De Niro's "Jack Byrnes" character
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 14 March 2014 (2014) (TV Episode)
title mentioned by Mike Greenberg
Rio 2 (2014)
The conflict between Eduardo and Blu is based on that of Jack Byrnes and Greg Focker.
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 13 August 2014 (2014) (TV Episode)
title mentioned by Mike Greenberg
Honest Trailers: Ghostbusters (2014) (TV Episode)
"I've got nipples"
Happy Ending (2014)
a dvd is shown at a pitch meeting.
Selfie: Follow Through (2014) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Eliza
Svédská trojka: Trikospodáry! (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Johnny Valda.
NCIS: No Good Deed (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue by ATF Special Agent Zoe Keates.
Nostalgia Critic: Why Does Everyone Hate the Cable Guy? (2015) (TV Episode)
among Ben Stiller's more successful films
Master of None: Mornings (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: My First Thanksgiving with Josh! (2015) (TV Episode)
Rebecca raps, "Got your current chick looking like Greg Focker."
The Cinema Snob: Tyler Perry's a Madea Christmas (2015) (TV Episode)
"The movie is also Guess Who's Coming to Dinner and Meet the Parents."
Dirty Grandpa (2016)
Robert de Niro cast playing a character in a comedy that spoofs family dynamics; De Niro's character in both films has a military/intelligence background
TruInside: Comedy Cellar (2016) (TV Episode)
Name of movie is shown in graphic
Kendra on Top: Meat the Parents (2016) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Veep: The Eagle (2016) (TV Episode)
Richard says Meet the Parents is his favourite Roert De Niro film.
The Thundermans: Beat the Parents (2016) (TV Episode)
Title reference
StarTalk: Ben Stiller (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned as a movie Ben Stiller starred in
Mixxxer Show: Jakub Kohák (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Jakub Kohák.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine: The Fugitive, Part 2 (2017) (TV Episode)
Jake and Doug Judy talk about the film.
Bill Burr: Walk Your Way Out (2017) (TV Special)
Ben Stiller's abs in this movie mentioned by Bill.
The Boss Baby (2017)
Tim does the I'm-watching-you gesture.
Tvoje tvár má známý hlas: Episode #3.11 (2017) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Jakub Kohák.
The Question Jury: Episode #2.8 (2017) (TV Episode)
Question subject.
The Question Jury: Episode #2.14 (2017) (TV Episode)
Incorrect answer.
De slimste mens ter wereld: Episode #10.26 (2017) (TV Episode)
Answer to a question; still shown
The Middle: Meet the Parents (2017) (TV Episode)
Title reference
The Ben Shapiro Show: The Bear Market Arrives (2018) (Podcast Episode)
Ben Shapiro says that Justin Trudeau is Owen Wilson's character, only without the woodworking skills.
The Charlotte Show: Meet the Parents (2018) (TV Episode)
Referenced in episode title.
Saturday Night Live: Tina Fey/Nicki Minaj (2018) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Robert De Niro during cold opening.
Wynonna Earp: Waiting Forever for You (2018) (TV Episode)
Jeremy explains away Robin's strange behaviors by saying he has "Meet the Parents" jitters.
Diminishing Returns: Little Shop of Horrors (2018) (Podcast Episode)
Saturday Night Live: Jason Momoa/Mumford & Sons (2018) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Robert De Niro as Robert Mueller during cold opening.
Good Morning Britain: Episode dated 9 July 2019 (2019) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Peter.
Diminishing Returns: Oscars 2020 (2020) (Podcast Episode)
Minty Comedic Arts: 10 Things You Didn't Know About Austin Powers (2020) (TV Episode)
Minty mentions the movie.
The Dan Bongino Show: They're Covering Up for Obama (2020) (Podcast Episode)
Dan Bongino mentions the movie.
Hollywood Game Night: 7 Seconds of Kressley (2020) (TV Episode)
Referenced in "Whipflash!" Game.
Minty Comedic Arts: 10 Things You Didn't Know About Evolution (2021) (TV Episode)
Minty mentions the movie.
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Ben Stiller/Rose Matafeo/Brooke Colucci (2022) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Seth as he introduces Ben Stiller


Falling Hare (1943) (Short)
Seen on TV

Featured in 

At the Movies: The Contender/Girlfight/Beautiful/Best in Show (2000) (TV Episode)
Clips appear in the teaser for the next episode.
The 58th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2001 (2001) (TV Special)
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Celebrity Millionaire 3, Show 3: Ben Stiller, Alfre Woodard (2001) (TV Episode)
A clip is shown when Ben Stiller is playing.
2001 MTV Movie Awards (2001) (TV Special)
Ben Stiller wins for "Best Comedic Performance," Robert De Niro saying, "Are you a pothead, Focker?" wins for "Best Line" and Stiller and De Niro are nominated for "Best On-Screen Team"
Meet the Parents: Behind the Scenes (2004) (Video)
Clips and making of material
Fuck (2005)
Features clip from the movie
The 50 Greatest Comedy Films (2006) (TV Special)
Clips are shown.
20 to 1: Funny Films (2007) (TV Episode)
Some clips from this movie are shown when it is the subject of a segment.
Best! Movies! Ever!: Embarrassing Moments (2007) (TV Episode)
clips featured to illustrate the most embarrassing moments in movies
Hollywood's Top Ten: Cinema Cats (2011) (TV Episode)
Mr. Jinx takes #10
Bad Movie Beatdown: Little Fockers (2011) (TV Episode)
Film Brain discusses the original.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.181 (2012) (TV Episode)
Clip shown in montage of Ben Stiller films
WatchMojo: Top 10 Ben Stiller Performances (2012) (TV Episode)
Greg Focker is #6.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.80 (2013) (TV Episode)
Clip included in montage of Robert De Niro films
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movie Dads (2013) (TV Episode)
Jack Byrnes is the Top Overprotective Dad.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Robert De Niro Moments (2013) (TV Episode)
Father Knows Best... You Wimp is #4.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Slapstick Comedy Movies (2014) (TV Episode)
Meet the Parents gets an honorable mention.
Todd's Pop Song Reviews: "Rude" by MAGIC! (2014) (TV Episode)
Clips from the movie.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Funny Movie Interrogation Scenes (2014) (TV Episode)
Lies and Loaded Questions is #1.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Comedy Movies: 2000s (2014) (TV Episode)
Meet the Parents is #7.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movie Cats (2014) (TV Episode)
Mr. Jinx is #8.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Awkward Meeting the Parents Movie Scenes (2015) (TV Episode)
I Have Nipples, Greg is #1.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Funny Movie Character Names (2015) (TV Episode)
Gaylord Focker is #1.
Celebrated: Robert De Niro (2015) (TV Episode)
Clip shown. Film discussed.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Comedy Trilogies (2016) (TV Episode)
The "Meet the Parents" trilogy gets an honorable mention.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Most Awkward Dinner Scenes in Movies (2016) (TV Episode)
Meeting the Parents is #4.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Bad Dads Gone Good (2016) (TV Episode)
Jack Byrnes gets an honorable mention.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Funniest Swimming Pool Scenes (2016) (TV Episode)
A Focker Fail is #3.
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 23 August 2016 (2016) (TV Episode)
Robert De Niro is heard saying the line "I have nipples, Greg. Could you milk me?"
WatchMojo: Top 10 Funniest Movie Quotes of the 2000s (2016) (TV Episode)
I Have Nipples, Greg is #9.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movie Characters Hated for Stupid Reasons (2019) (TV Episode)
Greg Focker is #6.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Cocktails Made Famous by Film and TV (2020) (TV Episode)
Tom Collins gets an honorable mention.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Comedy Movies That Are Funnier the Second Time (2020) (TV Episode)
Meet the Parents gets an honorable mention.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Funniest Comedy Movies of the 2000s (2021) (TV Episode)
Meet the Parents gets an honorable mention.
Tucker Carlson Tonight: Episode dated 28 July 2022 (2022) (TV Episode)
short clip seen


Spoofed in 

Star Ballz (2001) (Video)
Scene is spoofed.
Date Movie (2006)
Jinx the cat uses the toilet in a much more comedic fashion.
Robot Chicken: 1987 (2006) (TV Episode)
... and Stiller knocks over "grandmother's ashes...
NCIS: Sins of the Father (2011) (TV Episode)
DiNozzo says he's DeNiro and mimics DeNiro's actions when he says he's watching another agent.
Bob's Burgers: Housetrap (2015) (TV Episode)
"Meet the Patents"
Carmilla: Meet the Parent (2016) (TV Episode)
Episode title
Saturday Night Live: John Mulaney/Jack White (2018) (TV Episode)
De Niro and Stiller repeat the interrogation scene.

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