Hindsight is Horrifying: Episode 18
Mrs. Doubtfire: Hello, Dear!
So, on this episode, JASON SCREWED SOMETHING UP. The long and short of it is that Jason managed to “accidentally” lose the first few minutes of this episode. For his ineptitude, we do apologize. If you want to eviscerate him, feel free to troll him on Twitter or Instagram at @northfoggy.
LISTENERS! Shawann (wanny.g) has never heard of Nirvana, which makes Darth and Jason feel incredibly old; your favorite podcast hosts keep bringing on younger and younger guests … maybe something needs to change.
In this episode, we do much wonder … what would a sequel to Mrs. Doubtfire even look like? Don’t bother answering, because we know you can’t improve upon perfection, and we aren’t interested in anyone trying.
Improvisation is the name of the game in this Robin Williams classic. And just in case you’re wondering, listeners, Robin Williams and Jim Carrey are the goofy kings of Darth’s heart. What other men can be 90 different characters in less than an hour? On top of which, how many actors would commit to so many hours of makeup application just to bring a character to life?
No matter the project, Robin Williams was the pig. Confused? Don’t be. Because when it comes to bacon and eggs, the chicken was involved, but the pig was COMMITTED (Dustin Hoffman, you just got schooled) #Tootsie .
Kidnap our daughters all day long; DON’T KILL OUR DOGS. Lesson learned, Liam Neeson: put a bell on your damned kid. Why doesn’t your “particular set of skills” include keeping track of your daughter BEFORE she gets kidnapped?
Here’s our Hollywood pitch (instead of yet another Taken sequel): re-cast the Paul Feig Ghostbusters, but make sure all actresses commit to a Desert Island situation before they ever film the movie. If that won’t build chemistry between the stars, nothing will. We’ll loan them our volley ball.
Venturing back to Mrs. Doubtfire, this movie teaches us many great lessons. Here are just a few:
- There’s NOTHING that Mental Floss doesn’t know. For instance, in Mrs. Doubtfire, Robin Williams says the word “dear” over 100 TIMES. It’s intense.
- Halloween is the best holiday, second only to DragonCon, Darth’s highest of holy holidays.
- You might not be aware, but Jason LOVES Community and Babylon 5.
- Darth can bring ANYTHING back to Pirates of the Caribbean.
- Much like the Toy Story franchise, Mrs. Doubtfire will literally rip out your heart and soul (That one’s pretty obvious, but we felt compelled to mention it).
Despite all these valuable lessons, we still have some questions: Who the HELL has an allergy to pepper?!? Also, are you really having a stroke if you smell pizza instead of toast?
Regardless, Mrs. Doubtfire remains a beloved favorite in our hearts. It was the first movie to introduce us “drive-by fruitings”. Seriously, though. The Genie throws an orange at James Bond. It’s awesome.
This movie, like so many Robin Williams projects, will leave you feeling both uplifted and melancholy, but wasn’t that the real magic of our favorite comedian?