Randy Mayem Singer and Leslie Dixon
Robin Williams, Marsha Garces Williams and Mark Radcliff
November 24, 1993
March 4, 2008 (Behind-the-Seams Edition)
May 13, 2008
Blue Wolf Productions, 20th Century Fox
20th Century Fox
Daniel Hillard/Mrs. Doubtfire
How far would an ordinary father go to spend more time with his children? Daniel Hillard is no ordinary father, so when he learns his ex-wife needs a housekeeper, he applies for the job. With the perfect wig, a little make-up and a dress for all occasions, he becomes Mrs. Doubtfire, a devoted British housekeeper who is hired on the spot. Free to be the 'woman' he never knew he could be, the disguised Daniel creates a whole new life with his entire family.
Well, in the words of Porky Pig, p-p-p-p-p-p-p-p-p-p-p-p-piss off, Lou.
Ja, my name is Ilse Himmelman and I want to know how many children do you have?
I have two girls and a boy.
Ah, a boy. I don't work with the males 'cause I used to be one.
If I find the misogynistic bastard that invented heels, I'll kill him.
Newspaper? You taking out one of those personal ads? It's "DWF seeks WWM with BMW with light B&D".
May I see the ad? Miranda, just let me look at the ad. I have a right as their father, please?
Anything else you want to see?
Are you offering?
Not any more.
What's the change?
As a court liaison I will be looking at two things--your living environment.
It's more like a habitat, really.
And I will be coming by on Monday and Friday evenings to inspect it.
Well, I'll put on the chicken.
And of course, there's always the job issue. This is the nearest employment office. I've taken the liberty of making an appointment for you.
Oh, by the way, do you have any special skills?
Oh, yes, I do. I do voices.
What do you mean, "you do voices"?
Well, I do voices. Yes!
We've come to this planet looking for intelligent life. Oops, we made a mistake.
Happy to be in America, don't ask for a green card.
And I want you in the worst way.
Well, it's a silently rough meeting and it's not going very well for me, I'll tell you that. Hey boss, give it a chance, she's gonna loosen up any moment.
Look at me right now, Henny Penny. I want to undo that bow and get to know you.
I'm crazy to make a deal with you.
Nancy and I are still looking for the other half of my head.
This is it. I'm doing it. I'm sitting on a goldmine.
Don't make me smack you, sweetheart. Or I'll do it.
I do a great impression of a hotdog.
Mr. Hillard, do you consider yourself humorous?
I used to. There was a time when I found myself funny... but today you've proven me wrong. Thank you.
How's the old battle-ax... Mom?
I hope you're up for a little competition.
I beg your pardon?
She's got a power tool in the bedroom, dear. It's her personal jackhamer. She could break sidewalks with that thing. She uses it, and the lights dim. Like a prison movie. Amazed she hasn't chipped her teeth.
During filming, Robin would often walk unnoticed around the streets of San Francisco made up as Mrs. Doubtfire. He'd go into sex shops and ask in his old-lady voice for certain tapes and "tools."
The Collectors' Edition Laserdisc of Mrs. Doubtfire contains an interview where Robin interviews Mrs. Doubtfire. Here's a transcript of that interview:
Hello, my name is Robin Williams and I'm here with a very special guest. On the set of a new movie, Mrs. Doubtfire, and here's the star herself: Euphegenia Doubtfire.
What are the reasons why you applied for this job?
It's something exciting you know!
You have very large hands. Has it affected your performance in any way?
Oh, no dear. You know what they say: "Big hands, big gloves. Big head, Big hat." I don't know where I come up with that.
Well, big bones.
Big boned, that's what my mother said: "Euphy, you're big-boned."
How did you like working with Chris Columbus?
Oh my God, he's such a young man. I don't know whether to work with him or nurse him. He's just so young. I don't even know if he drives, you know. He probably just sits on a phonebook. I don't know. You just want to go: "Where is your mommy?"
Did you like working with Sally Field?
Any moment I'd expect her to take off. I don't know if she was a nun or a sybil. Shhh, let me finish.
Let me finish.
She's so good.
All of those parts... she's astonishing.
And the children, did you like to work with these fabulous young child-actors?
The children are magnificent. They're all just so right.
Now for the really loaded question. How did you like working with me?
How did I like working with you? Well, you're disturbed, really. What can I say: "better late than never."
You're not in great shape yourself anymore.
I've seen you lookng with envy at my shoes, and... my bra.
Waiting for you all that time. I don't know what you do for 4 hours.
I can sense it in your eyes.
Fine, all right!
You're very unusual, I think very gifted in many ways. You're very gifted for what you do.
Well, thank you. Thank you very much.
Commit. You only have to do one take. Find what you want to do and do it. Not a hundred different things. It's funny I'm talking to you like this.
That is certainly the case.
I feel like your mother, I want to nurse you... maybe it's because of these...
Is she something, or what!
What is it you can give us by way of beauty tips? Things that make you feel more you?
Yeah. Shave as often as possible.
Thank you for being here today with us. You, me, whoever we are.
Oh God, we'll come back later then. This has been quite lovely. God bless you.
We'll be right back with a live interview with Charlton Heston and his hair. Thank you.
She makes dinner. She does windows. She reads bedtime stories. She's a blessing... in disguise.
She will rock your world.
March 22, 1993 - June 1, 1993
San Francisco, CA (2640 Steiner Street)
Redwood City, CA (Court House)
San Ramon, CA
January 4, 1994
January 11, 1994
January 22, 1994
January 27, 1994
January 28, 1994
February 4, 1994
February 9, 1994
February 11, 1994
February 18, 1994
February 24, 1994
April 16, 1994
Papá por siempre
Gospa Doubtfire - ocka v krilu
Madame Doubtfire (French title)
Meie issi, proua Doubtfire
Mrs. Doubtfire - Das stachelige Hausmädchen (DVD title)
Mrs. Doubtfire - Das stachelige Kindermädchen
Mrs. Doubtfire - Mammo per sempre
Mrs. Doubtfire - isä sisäkkönä
Papá para Sempre
Señora Doubtfire, papá de por vida
Uma Babá Quase Perfeita
Välkommen mrs. Doubtfire
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Won - 1994 - Best Makeup
Won - 1994 - Funniest Actor in a Motion Picture (Robin)
Nom - 1995 - Best Makeup/Hair
Nom - 1994 - Best Casting for Feature Film - Comedy
Won - 1994 - Best Motion Picture
Won - 1994 - Best Performance by an Actor (Robin)
Won - 1994- Best Comedic Performance (Robin)
Nom - 1994 - Best Male Performance (Robin)
Won - 1994 - Favorite Comedy Motion Picture
Nom - 1995 - Best Family Motion Picture
Nom - 1995 - Best Performance by a Young Actor (Matthew Lawrence)
Nom - 1995 - Best Performance by a Young Actress (Lisa Jakub)