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All hell breaks loose when the Byrnes family meets the Focker family for the first time. Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara at an event for Meet the Fockers () Robert De Niro and Jay Roach in Meet .. Teri Polo nicely plays Greg's fiancée Pam. Male nurse Greg Focker meets his girlfriend's parents before proposing, but her suspicious father is every date's worst Meet the Fockers () . Pam Byrnes. They first fly to Oyster Bay, Long Island, to pick up Pam's Worried that Jack may be put off by the Fockers' lifestyle.
Do you want to marry her? I did, till I met you. Now Greg, you have a very unique last name.
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Um, we were curious, how do you pronounce it? Oh, just like it's spelled. What are you driving there? Yeah it's a Taurus.
Yeah, we were going to get a mid-size, but I figure, hey, we pull down decent bucks. Might as well go all out, and pop for the full-size. Oh, no, the guy at the counter.
Well, they say geniuses pick green.
But you didn't pick it. What do you mean? You know, the whole drug thing? No, I don't know. Why don't you tell me? Some people think that to "puff the magic dragon" means to- They're really, uh - to smoke - to smoke - a marijuana cigarette.
Puff's just the name of the boy's magical dragon.
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Are you a pothead, Focker? No, no, no, no, Jack.
No, I'm - I'm not - I - I pass on grass all the time. I mean, not all the time. I got a plane full of people saying you threatened that stewardess.
I was not threatening her.
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I was just trying to get my bag into the overhead storage thing You were acting like a maniac and you threatened her with a bomb. No, I said I didn't have a bomb. But you said bomb. I said, "It's not like I have a bomb". You said "Bomb" on an airplane. He brought it to the attention of Universal Studios who initially declined but subsequently optioned the rights to the film in I think the film is fantastic, and I can't imagine a screenwriter being any happier with a film unless he directs it himself.
Which, in this case, would've been a disaster since Jay is a brilliant director 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.