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Recast Meet the Parents, Win a Prize

Recast Meet the Parents and Win a Prize!

Every other Wednesday on BuzzSugar, I post a Recast challenge, where I ask you to choose new actors for a classic TV show or movie. The reader who submits the best cast wins a BuzzSugar t-shirt!

Since we're coming upon the time of year when lots of folks bring home that special someone to meet the family, I thought the Ben Stiller comedy Meet the Parents would be a fun movie to recast.

Who would you cast as the young couple in love: Male nurse Gaylord "Greg" Focker, and his fiancee Pam Byrnes? Then there's Pam's overprotective father, Jack Byrnes, a retired CIA operative played by an intimidating Robert De Niro. Blythe Danner as Pam's mother, Dina Byrnes, is superbly clueless in the role — who has a similarly sweet, calming manner? And then there's my favorite character to recast, Kevin Rawley (originally played by Owen Wilson), Pam's rich ex-fiance who is really good at woodworking.

Leave your entry in the comment section below, and I'll pick one winner to feature Tuesday, Dec. 9, complete with a "new" cast photo. To see a list of characters to recast and a photo of the BuzzSugar t-shirt,


Characters to recast:
Gaylord "Greg" Focker (Ben Stiller)
Pam Byrnes (Teri Polo)
Jack Byrnes (Robert De Niro)
Dina Byrnes (Blythe Danner)
Kevin Rawley (Owen Wilson)

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mommapoppins mommapoppins 8 years
Gaylord "Greg" Focker (Will Arnett) Pam Byrnes (Kate Hudson) Jack Byrnes (Kurt Russell) Dina Byrnes (Goldie Hawn) Kevin Rawley (Ashton Kutcher)
krystanicole09 krystanicole09 8 years
I changed my mind about Pam. Gaylord "Greg" Focker (Paul Rudd) Pam Byrnes (Jennifer Aniston) Jack Byrnes (Dustin Hoffman) I know he was in the second one, but eh is sooo good. Dina Byrnes (Meryl Streep) Kevin Rawley (Matthew McCounaghey)
krystanicole09 krystanicole09 8 years
Gaylord "Greg" Focker (Paul Rudd) Pam Byrnes (Christina Applegate) Jack Byrnes (Dustin Hoffman) I know he was in the second one, but eh is sooo good. Dina Byrnes (Meryl Streep) Kevin Rawley (Matthew McCounaghey)
ChrissyBaby ChrissyBaby 8 years
Gaylord "Greg" Focker: John Krasinski Pam Byrnes: Christina Applegate Jack Byrnes: Victor Garber Dina Byrnes: Jean Smart Kevin Rawley: Matt Dillon
NurseKimberly NurseKimberly 8 years
Gaylord "Greg" Focker (Adam Sandler) Pam Byrnes (Reese Witherspoon) Jack Byrnes (Jim Carey) Dina Byrnes (Jane Fonda) Kevin Rawley (Neal McDonough)
aspark aspark 8 years
Gaylord "Greg" Focker - Jason Biggs(american pie) Pam Byrnes - Rachael McAdams(notebook) Jack Byrnes - Mark Harmon(NCIS) Dina Byrnes - Frances McDormand (burn after reading) Kevin Rawley - Dane Cook (my best friends girl) love dane cook and jason biggs together!!! had a hard time choosing kristen bell or rachael mcadams
lilprisci lilprisci 8 years
Gaylord "Greg" Focker: Jason Schwartzman Pam Byrnes: Kirsten Dunst Jack Byrnes: Bruce Willis Dina Byrnes: Debra Winger Kevin Rawley: Neil Patrick Harris
turtlefreak turtlefreak 8 years
Gaylord "Greg" Focker (Steve Howey) Pam Byrnes (Joanna Garcia) Jack Byrnes (George Clooney) Dina Byrnes (Nicollette Sheridan) Kevin Rawley (Zach Braff)
turtlefreak turtlefreak 8 years
Gaylord "Greg" Focker (Donal Logue) Pam Byrnes (Reese Witherspoon) Jack Byrnes (Patrick Duffy) Dina Byrnes (Suzanne Somers) Kevin Rawley (Matthew McConaughey)
turtlefreak turtlefreak 8 years
Gaylord "Greg" Focker (George Newbern) Pam Byrnes (Kimberly Williams) Jack Byrnes (Steve Martin) Dina Byrnes (Diane Keaton) Kevin Rawley (Vince Vaughn)
sundew sundew 8 years
Gaylord "Greg" Focker - Jason Segel Pam Byrnes - Elizabeth Banks Jack Byrnes - Alec Baldwin Dina Byrnes - Dianne Wiest Kevin Rawley - Ed Helms (PS: Amanda 6783, apparently we think alike...I came up with my list before I saw your suggestions!)
lemuse20 lemuse20 8 years
Gaylord "Greg" Focker (Ryan Reynolds) Pam Byrnes (Diane Kruger) Jack Byrnes (Christopher Walken) Dina Byrnes (Meryl Streep) Kevin Rawley (Jerry O'Connell)
eegle1234 eegle1234 8 years
Gaylord "Greg" Focker (Zachary Levi) Pam Byrnes (Sarah Michelle Gellar) Jack Byrnes (Bruce Willis) Dina Byrnes (Mary Steenburgen) Kevin Rawley (Bradley Cooper)
alethe16 alethe16 8 years
Gaylord "Greg" Focker (Ben Stiller) -- Seth Rogan Pam Byrnes (Teri Polo) -- Isla Fisher Jack Byrnes (Robert De Niro) -- Ted Danson Dina Byrnes (Blythe Danner) -- Swoosie Kurtz Kevin Rawley (Owen Wilson) -- Sasha Baron Cohen
supertramp supertramp 8 years
Gaylord "Greg" Focker: Jason Schwartzman Pam Byrnes: Amy Ryan Jack Byrnes: Alan Arkin Dina Byrnes: Meryl Streep Kevin Rawley: Jason Bateman
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 8 years
Gaylord "Greg" Focker - Josh Radnor Pam Byrnes - Kate Hudson Jack Byrnes - Harrison Ford Dina Byrnes - Glenn Close Kevin Rawley - Ryan Phillippe
DCBaxter DCBaxter 8 years
Gaylord "Greg" Focker (Steve Carrell) Pam Byrnes (Katherine Heigl) Jack Byrnes (Hugh Laurie) Dina Byrnes (Diane Keaton) Kevin Rawley (Brad Pitt)
Amanda6783 Amanda6783 8 years
Gaylord "Greg" Focker- Jason Segal Pam Byrnes -Elizabeth Banks Jack Byrnes - Bruce Willis Dina Byrnes - Diane Keaton Kevin Rawley - Neil Patrick Harris Like in the original, I think the recast Greg/Kebvin should be a comedy duo who have great timing, who better then my favs from HIMYM!
krae85 krae85 8 years
also... I really want that shirt!!
krae85 krae85 8 years
Gaylord "Greg" Focker (Jack Black) Pam Byrnes (Rachel McAdams) Jack Byrnes (Clint Eastwood) Dina Byrnes (Susan Lucci) Kevin Rawley (Matthew McConoughey) probably.. didn't spell that right ;)
billyart101 billyart101 8 years
Gaylord "Greg" Focker (Shia LeBouef) Pam Byrnes (Michelle Trachtenberg) Jack Byrnes (Billy Bob Thornton) Dina Byrnes (Meg Ryan) Kevin Rawley (Zach Efron) for a younger spin ;-)
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