Meet the Fockers - Wikipedia
Ending / spoiler for Meet the Fockers (), plus mistakes, quotes, trivia and more. Set two years after the events of the first film, Gaylord "Greg" Jack decides to drive the family to Miami to meet the Fockers in his new RV. Ending / spoiler for Meet the Parents (), plus mistakes, quotes, trivia and more.
Jack in the first film never faces any real consequence for bullying Greg. The second film is better about this. You could say the two heart attacks in the third film are Jack's karma.
He would at least have to learn to keep his composure and temper under control from that point onward, or risk a third, and likely fatal, heart attack. Denny, Pam's pothead brother, never gets any comeuppance for framing Greg for smoking marijuana in the first film. In the second however, Dina mentions that he was sent to military school, so it seems that karma caught up with him off-screen.
Jack, who dotes on Jinx like crazy. The "kindhearted" part is extremely debatable to say the least, though.
Meet the Parents () ending / spoiler
This describes Jack Byrnes to a T. The Koshers - er, Fockers, oh damn.
The airline employees, particularly the one who makes Greg wait until his row gets called for boarding The redneck cop in the second film. He is following the standard list of what to do if an officer pulls someone over and the driver turns hostile—the problem being that this means he won't listen to what Jack, Greg or Bernie have to say when they try to explain themselves and pretty much brutalizes them when they turn "uncooperative" which is when they try to insist and raise their voices, otherwise remaining peaceful.
Let Her Grow Up, Dear: Pam's mom is definitely more supportive of her relationship with Gaylord than Jack ever will be. This scene was heavily used to promote the film. Jack places his thumbs on Greg's wrists as an impromptu lie detector in their last major scene. Which may border on to research failure as using your thumbs to take a person's pulse is not correct; your thumb has its own pulse and thus may give a false reading.
Some have speculated that Jack was counting on Greg not knowing that, and getting distracted from hiding other signs that he's lying.
See Ethnic Menial Labor above. The Maiden Name Debate: In the second movie, Pam confirms that she will indeed take Greg's name, she doesn't care how embarassing it may sound. Inverted; although Greg scored top marks in medical school, he chose to be a nurse so he could spend more time with patients. Jack and the rest of the Byrnes family which include several doctors themselves grill him on why he just didn't become a doctor and even refuse to believe he passed his MCAT with top marks.
One of the plot points of the third film. The headmistress of the school in the third film mistakes Greg and Jack for being married.
Happens to Greg when he gets kicked off an airplane in the first movie. Towards the end of the third film.
Greg tries to present a peace offering to Jack, who looks like he's about ready to accept, until he punches Greg in the face. Jessica Alba shows a lot in Little Fockers. This is Murphy's Law: Greg by the third movie, able to stand up for himself against Jack's usual misunderstandings.
Dina's the only member of Pam's family who is remotely nice to Greg. Overly Long Gag - see Punny Name below. When he's finally called out on his crap, Pam points out that every man she's ever dated was highly nervous when they were around her after meeting him.
Jack to a disturbing degree.
Meet the Fockers () ending / spoiler
But rather than going to the airport as planned, Jack decides to drive the family to Miami to meet the Fockers in his new RV. Once they arrive, they are greeted by Greg's eccentric but fun-loving and amiable father, Bernie, and mother, Roz, who is a sex therapist for elderly couples.
Concerned that Jack might be put off by the Fockers' lifestyle, Greg convinces Roz to pretend that she is a yoga instructor for the weekend. However, small cracks begin to form between Jack and the Fockers, due to their contrasting personalities.
The meet gets off to a bad start when a chase between the Fockers' sexually active dog, Moses, and the Byrnes's cat, Jinx, culminates with Jinx flushing Moses down the RV's toiletforcing Bernie to destroy it to save Moses. Later, Bernie accidentally injures Jack's back during a game of football. Meanwhile, Pam informs Greg that she's pregnant, and the two decide to keep it secret from Jack.
Jack again becomes suspicious of Greg's character when they are introduced to the Fockers' housekeeper, Isabel Villalobos, with whom Bernie reveals Greg had a sexual affair fifteen years before. Jack later takes the RV to Isabel's year-old son, Jorge, to fix the toilet, but is disturbed by Jorge's striking resemblance to Greg, and the fact that Jorge never met his father, and jumps to the conclusion that he might be Greg's son with Isabel. Growing envious of Bernie and Roz's active sex life, Dina consults Roz on sex tips in order to seduce Jack, but none of them works.
Furthermore, Jack starts to doubt Greg's ability to provide for his family when he appears reluctant to send his children to a private school. During a medical conference promoting Sustengo, Greg meets Bob at a bar. Bob tells Greg of Jack's original intention to name him as successor, "The Bobfather", and his relief and happiness at leaving Jack's family makes Greg slightly uncomfortable.
Eventually, following a row at a clinic, Greg escapes to his and Pam's unfinished new house, where Andi turns up. She tries to cheer him up with takeout and wine, but she drinks so much wine also popping many erection pills that she gets excessively drunk and makes an eccentric, extremely aggressive sexual pass on Greg.
Jack, looking for Greg so he can apologize to him and bring him home, pulls up to the house and sees through the window what looks like Greg and Andi having sex, although Greg is actually trying to rebuff Andi's advances. Disgusted, Jack leaves, and tells Dina and Pam that he couldn't find Greg. Greg's parents Bernie Hoffman and Roz Streisand rejoin the family at the twins' birthday party the next day.