In retrospect, it's kind of amazing how light and funny the Robin Williams comedy Mrs. Doubtfire made the situation of divorce. It wasn't always quite so happy and cheery, though. Two recently-uncovered deleted scenes show just how ugly things could've been between Daniel (Williams) and his ex-wife (Sally Field). Steel yourselves, this is gonna be uncomfortable.
I'm kind of torn on these scenes, personally. I appreciate that it shows how the parents' fighting impacts their kids, because even in the best of circumstances, a marriage's dissolution is often fraught with tension and people in the middle getting hurt. You don't see much of that in the final cut, but there's a valuable lesson to be learned there.
On the other hand, holy hell was that hard to watch. It's difficult to imagine Mrs. Doubtfire securing a legacy as a timeless family comedy had these heartbreaking scenes been kept. Can we go back to jokes about using pie cream as a face mask now?
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