Ben Stiller as Gaylord Fokker - page 2

So I saw the following thread on another forum and thought I'd get your thoughts on it. "Did Ben Stiller seem like he would make a good male nurse in " Meet the Parents"1 Sorry just a funny post.... Read More

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    What I found to be SO hilarious, is that father-in-law is so much like the father character in that movie. I've been married to his daughter for 25 years and, to this day, he will NOT tell his friends that I am a nurse. He says "He's a, uh, uh, medic, that's right, a medic.":chuckle
    I think Stiller made a good nurse.
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    Quote from Audrey28
    That is one of my favorite movies too! LOL [I know I shouldn't be posting over here shhh....LOL don't tell!]- I love Ben Stiller! He was a really good nurse- other than the beginning though you didn't really get to see him as a nurse- but it was awesome.
    ~Audrey

    Ps. any other movies about Nurses? I liked Patch Adams [I know he became a Dr. but it still has to do with Treating Patients/ and there are some nurses in it- and the nurses in that movies kicked butt! LOL] Very sad movie though....
    How about Miss Evers' Boys? I think it will be a great film to show for our nursing students (an us nurses too). What would you have done if you were in that nurse's shoes?
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    Funny movie, terrable and degrading protrail of nurses in general and men in nursing specificaly.
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    Really...I felt that movie sold him as a Hero. One of the few male nurse images in the media that I can think of...Wonderful thing for the profession because people believe about us what they see on TV.

    It addressed the steriotype "Your a MALE Nurse Greg? Why didn't you become a Dr?" But it allowed him to give his side of the story...and that he could have gone to med. school if we wanted.

    As a female nurse, I cheer for any positive portrayal of a nurse on TV..its good for all of us. It shouldn't matter whether you are male or female anyway for this profession.
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    Quote from Sehille4774
    Really...I felt that movie sold him as a Hero. One of the few male nurse images in the media that I can think of...Wonderful thing for the profession because people believe about us what they see on TV.

    It addressed the steriotype "Your a MALE Nurse Greg? Why didn't you become a Dr?" But it allowed him to give his side of the story...and that he could have gone to med. school if we wanted.

    As a female nurse, I cheer for any positive portrayal of a nurse on TV..its good for all of us. It shouldn't matter whether you are male or female anyway for this profession.
    *** My perception is that he came across as weak and disagree that it was a positive portayal of men in nursing.
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    Quote from PMFB-RN
    *** My perception is that he came across as weak and disagree that it was a positive portayal of men in nursing.
    Well....obviously I am no expert on the topic or really even what male nurses have to deal with in the profession...A vague idea, perhaps.

    They did paint him as a whimpy kinda soft guy I'll give you that, But I liked that they showed him as a smart person who had a high score on his m-cats, that nursing dispite, COMMON public opinion is not a fallback for those who cant hack med school...(Didn't they have him as a nurse manager or something?)
    At least it's something..

    Its kinda sad that in nursing, in 2012, we still so often deal with the same bed-pan toting perception that we did in the 50's.
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    In the third movie, Little Fockers, I think Gaylord Focker was now portrayed as a hospital administrator and that he retains his nursing origins.
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    "
    a patient's family member asked me if i was a cheerleader in highschool today. i felt like landing a round house kick to his head."

    whenever i run into this kind of behavior - and i rarely run into it - i take comfort in the fact that the offending person could never, ever, do my job. not in a million years.


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