Mrs. Doubtfire Is Not Only the Most Brilliant Film of Our Time, It Also Saved a Woman’s Life

"Help is on the way dear!"

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Robin Williams in the kitchen in a scene from the film 'Mrs. Doubtfire', 1993.

Mrs. Doubtfire is, without a doubt(fire?), the most unintentionally hilarious — and implicitly creepy — film in modern cinema. But did you know that a young girl saved her mother’s life, all thanks to knowledge she had gleaned from watching Mrs. Doubtfire? Pack up and go home, everyone, because it doesn’t get any better than this.

Seven-year-old Amira Thornton was watching TV when she heard her mother choking in the kitchen, the Daily Mail reports. She ran in to help, and, recalling the scene from Mrs. Doubtfire when Robin Williams performed the Heimlich on Pierce Brosnan, successfully imitated the maneuver.

What isn’t clear, though, is whether or not she yelled, “Help is the on the way dear!” before jumping off the couch. But we’re gonna go ahead and just assume she did.

And in case you feel like reliving the glory of the iconic (and now life-saving) scene:


I like the paragraph stating: "help is on the way dear!"


C'mon TIME, what a cheap-looking video clip you chose for the scene.  So amateur and last-minute.  Can't you muster up the effort to find an actual clip?  Never mind I did it for you.


"unintentionally hilarious?" It's a comedy and they knew very well it would be hilarious. Am I missing something?