Mrs. Doubtfire

Question: When Daniel learns that Stu is allergic to pepper he sneaks into the kitchen and spikes his food. Later when Stu starts choking Daniel seems surprised. What did he think was going to happen?

Chosen answer: Well when someone's allergies act up, typically people associate that with sneezing and coughing, etc. Daniel didn't think there'd be a much more serious reaction.

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Question: How could Daniel get jail time over this whole "Doubtfire" act? He told his kids if their mom found out he could only see them through plate glass (jail/prison). Is it really a crime to do what he did? (although it is creepy and awkward to do) He didn't physically harm anyone and didn't impersonate a real person. So why would he assume this?

Chosen answer: To start, it's seems likely that they did mean to just show Daniel exaggerating. However, Daniel was assigned a case worker who checked up on him and made sure he had a job. This is not a common thing done in divorce/custody cases unless there's a perceived notion that Daniel is mentally unstable or unfit (the quitting of his job, the lavish birthday party), in which case Daniel may feel they'll commit him to a mental institution, rather than prison (where he thinks he'll have to see his kids while behind glass.) That being said, he did commit crimes that he could have been arrested for. Fraud being the major one, ranging from lying to his case worker to possible tax fraud; and his various actions against Stewart (vandalism and battery). However nothing in the film indicated he violated a restraining order or a supervised visitation order by being there, so he couldn't have been arrested for being there.

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Question: When the monkey puppet on Mrs. Doubtfire's show says "Here's a monkey bite!", sometimes the monkey is shown on the TV screen next to Lundy and sometimes it's not shown and only zoomed in on Lundy watching (without the monkey at all seen). It seems TV or cable stations/DVD all have one of these versions or the other. Why is it different? Was something inappropriate about a puppet monkey "biting"?

Chosen answer: When movies are shown on TV they are often edited using what is called a "pan and scan" format to fit the television screen. Movie screens are much wider, and when movies are shown on television as they were originally filmed, the image on the sides are cut off. Sometimes movies are shown on TV in a "letter box" format, where you see the black lines at the top and bottom of the TV screen. This shows the entire scene, but it is much smaller overall. "Pan and scan" is edited to cut back and forth between the scene to show the different characters, usually when it is their time to be speaking. Otherwise, one character may be talking, but the audience cannot see them, confusing the plot. The version of "Mrs Doubtfire" that you were watching is done in "pan and scan."

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Question: Hypothetically speaking, how could have Miranda convinced a judge to discontinue the supervised visitations that were put in place because of Daniel's odd behavior?

Chosen answer: By dropping the complaint on Daniel, and getting her lawyer to help remove the decision.

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Question: Is it true that part of the scenes in which Mrs. Doubtfire are in is shot with a real english lady who looks like Mrs. Doubtfire?

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Chosen answer: No.

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Question: When Daniel is changing back into Mrs. Doubtfire, why does he/she pour the whole bottle of perfume over him/herself?

Chosen answer: To get rid of the smell of alcohol, although it's pretty obvious Mrs Doubtfire is drunk anyway.

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Mrs. Doubtfire: My first day as a woman and I'm getting hot flashes.

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Mistakes

Mrs. Doubtfire sets herself on fire. When she jumps back and starts fighting the flames, it is obviously a stunt double as her face is longer.

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Trivia

When Stu calls Daniel a loser at the swimming pool, Mrs. Doubtfire then picks up a lime and throws it at Stu, hitting him on the back of his head. Robin Williams managed to hit Pierce Brosnan on the third take and the lime you see was made of foam rubber. Mrs. Doubtfire then tells Stu it was a 'run-by fruiting' - this line was improvised by Williams.

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