Mara Wilson Made a 'Broad City' Cameo and It Was *Muah* Perfect

No Mrs. Doubtfire homage is complete without Mara.

Mara Wilson
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If you watched this week's episode of Broad City, the waitress probably seemed somewhat familiar to you. Well, get ready to have a '90s nostalgia-induced nerd-out, because it was none other than Mara Wilson—who played Robin Williams' daughter in Mrs. Doubtfire. Makes sense, since Broad City was paying homage to the final scene of what has to be one of the best movies ever.

Wilson no longer acts, but she landed the cameo after following Abbi Jacobson on Twitter. "She sent me a message saying, 'That's really weird that you followed me today, because we are working on an episode right now that's an homage to Mrs. Doubtfire,'" Wilson tells Brokelyn. "I think it was after a glass of wine, and I said, 'You know, if you want me to make a cameo or something on this, I totally would. I don't act much, I don't really like film or TV acting, but this would be really fun and I have a lot of respect for you two.'"

Illana Glazer's reaction? Exactly what you would expect: "[She] sent me a 'Yes, yes kween!' email."

"It felt good being there," Wilson continued. "There were also times being on the set where I was like, oh right, filming takes a long time. It's not the best job for a control freak like me. It took two days to film it. They kept apologizing the whole time, saying we're so so sorry, this is taking so long. And I said, 'You know, the original scene took two weeks to film, so you really don't need to worry about it.'"

You can watch the Mrs. Doubtfire homage below—but you'll have to check out the full episode to see Mara Wilson in action.

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Mehera Bonner
Entertainment Editor

Mehera Bonner is a celebrity and entertainment news writer who enjoys Bravo and Antiques Roadshow with equal enthusiasm. She was previously entertainment editor at Marie Claire and has covered pop culture for over a decade.