Daddy Day Care

Synopsis: In the comedy Daddy Day Care, two fathers lose their jobs in product development at a large food company and are forced to take their sons out of the exclusive Chapman Academy and become stay-at-home fathers. With no job possibilities on the horizon, the two dads open their own day care facility, "Daddy Day Care", and employ some fairly unconventional and sidesplitting methods of caring for children. As "Daddy Day Care" starts to catch on, it launches them into a highly comedic rivalry with Chapman Academy's tough-as-nails director... who has driven all previous competitors out of business.
Genre: Comedy, Family
Director(s): Steve Carr
Production: Sony Pictures
  1 win & 6 nominations.
 
IMDB:
5.5
Metacritic:
39
Rotten Tomatoes:
27%
PG
Year:
2003
92 min
$103,600,000
Website
162 Views

Good morning, Daddy.

Hey, Ben, how you doing, man?

Oh, God.

Daddy's got to get ready for work.

Can't you stay home?

No. I got a real big day at work today.

Kim.

Where's my cell phone?

It's with my crayons.

It's not supposed to be with the crayons.

There you go, sweetie.

Okay, has anybody seen my beeper?

Here it is.

Right by the grape juice.

I wonder how it got there.

Are those my note cards

that I've been working all night on?

I've been up all night

and now they're all sticky.

- Sorry, baby.

- Yeah.

- Sorry.

- Yeah.

- Bye-bye.

- Yeah, I'll see you later.

- Don't forget about the orientation today.

- The what?

Chapman Academy? The preschool?

Okay. Right.

Is there any way we could reschedule that?

Maybe we shouldn't.

Maybe we should take care of business

and be responsible parents.

Don't worry.

- Don't be late.

- I will not be late.

Promise?

I won't be late.

See you later.

- He didn't promise.

- He sure didn't.

What's going on?

Your worst nightmare.

What?

Mr. Broccoli's a no-show.

He got a call-back

on a potato chip commercial.

- These snack foods are killing us!

- Yeah, I know.

Marvin!

Yeah?

The guy who smells the mail?

We need a guy to wear a broccoli suit,

not a normal guy.

Marvin, my man!

My friend, Marvin. What's going on today?

Listen, I need a favour.

We're having a focus group

and the broccoli guy left.

I was wondering if you'd put the suit on

and cover for us?

No.

I can't do the broccoli

because it's just not me. Sorry.

Can I be the carrot, though?

Yeah, you could be the carrot.

- Let him try your carrot on.

- No.

- You'll be the broccoli.

- I don't want to be a bush.

It's not a bush, it's a stalk.

A strong stalk of broccoli.

- I'm pretty strong.

- You can make that work.

Let's switch this suit and get the broccoli.

Trust me on this. Let's go.

B- R-O-C-C-O-L-I!

I am the broccoli and don't know why!

C-A-R-R-O and a T!

Carrots are healthy for you and me!

You want to do the dance?

Go Broccoli, it's your birthday!

- Go Carrot, go Carrot, go!

- No, I don't want to.

Hello, boys and girls!

Zowie! Do we have

a special treat for you today!

"Hey! We have a brand-new cereal!

"You're the first kid... "

Help!

It's super yummy.

- And loaded...

- Phil, help me.

...with all sorts of

stuff that's good for you.

And do you know what we call it?

Veggie-Os!

This cereal sucks!

They're turning on us.

Give it a chance. Let it get in their mouth.

They got to taste it.

Take that!

Help me, Charlie!

Not in the face! Save yourself, Carrot!

Call security now. Stop that!

I guess we better go in, Pooch.

Your daddy will come a little later.

Come here, let me see you.

I am so sorry, baby.

Things got crazy at work.

What's going on, man?

Look at this place.

It's Princeton for preschoolers.

Let's hurry up

so we won't be late for the orientation.

What's the orientation about?

It's a preschool,

they'll be playing with blocks, right?

Unbelievable.

Language skills are a critical component

here at Chapman.

They're part of our core curriculum.

You must be Charles.

- Call me Charlie. Nice to meet you.

- How do you do?

- This is my wife, Kim.

- Hi.

Kimberly. I'm Miss Harridan,

the headmistress.

And this is Ben.

How do you do, Benjamin?

- Come on, little man.

- It's a pleasure to meet you.

Shall we begin?

- Look at their outfits. I like that.

- They're cute.

We find uniforms reinforce

the sense of structure.

Structure's good.

Our philosophy is that

a child is like a climbing vine.

With structure to cling to,

and the right gardener to tend them...

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Geoff Rodkey

Geoff Rodkey is an American screenwriter and children's book writer. His most recent book series, The Tapper Twins, began publication in 2015 with The Tapper Twins Go To War (With Each Other). Prior to that, he wrote The Chronicles of Egg, a comedy/adventure series for middle grade readers. His film work includes the Daddy Day Care films, RV, and The Shaggy Dog (2006). He received an Emmy nomination for his contributions to the Politically Incorrect broadcasts from the 1996 Democratic and Republican conventions on Comedy Central. His most recent work is The Story Pirates Present: Stuck in the Stone Age. more…

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