20 Years Of Run-By Fruitings: A Look Back At ‘Mrs. Doubtfire’

One super-fan looks back at 15 of the film's best moments, and pop-culture gems that it subsequently inspired.

As I’ve previously declared on this same website, “Mrs. Doubtfire” is the best movie in the world.

Not only did I see it four times when it was in theaters, I also watched a VHS copy of it so often that the tape warped (read: I also had four copies of Beck’s Odelay for the same reason… so that’s how I spent the ’90s).

If you’ve just crawled out from under that rock, “Mrs. Doubtfire” is a 1993 movie starring Robin Williams and Sally Field as San Francisco married couple Daniel and Miranda Hillard. Miranda, the breadwinner, files for divorce and earns sole custody of their three children; Daniel, an unemployed actor, creates a ruse to see his beloved children more often by becoming their nanny… their elderly, British nanny, with the adopted moniker of “Mrs. Doubtfire” (featuring an elaborate costume, lovingly crafted by his brother and his brother’s partner, to boot).

On the eve of its 20th anniversary, I was asked to muse on the Academy Award-winning flick once more; it’s with great pleasure (and a liberal spritz of the atomizer) that I present to you the 15 most important things from — or inspired by — “Mrs. Doubtfire.”

Mara Wilson’s Unreal Level of Cuteness

We unearthed this clip from the “Mrs. Doubtfire” EPK. Thank you, little Mara Wilson, for this adorable bit of perspective on how to handle your first Mrs. Doubtfire sighting.

This scene from ’Workaholics':

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