The Nutty Professor

Synopsis: Brilliant and obese scientist Sherman Klump invents a miraculous weight-loss solution. After a date with chemistry student Carla Purty goes badly, a depressed Klump tries the solution on himself. Though he instantly loses 250 pounds, the side effects include a second personality: an obnoxiously self-assertive braggart who calls himself Buddy Love. Buddy proves to be more popular than Sherman, but his arrogance and bad behavior quickly spiral out of control.
Director(s): Tom Shadyac
Production: Universal Pictures
  Won 1 Oscar. Another 9 wins & 12 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
95 min

alienated every wealthy donor we've had.

Air-conditioning schools

are outdrawing us!

We've lost so much money,

red is our school color.

Inner-city schools

have better computers than we do.

Bosnia wants to give us money!

I'm going to set up a meeting

with Harlan Hartley- Klump!

Are you listening?

- Uh, yes, sir. Yes.

- Hartley is the last

rich alumnus we've got.

And he's a science fan.

And he's considering donating

a $10 million grant to this school.

And I want that money, Klump.

Your job depends upon it.

I'll let you know how to handle it,

since I'll be watching you. Now go.

- But, sir, I don't know

if you should-

- Ah-ah-ah.

See, right back there, just before

you said, "But, sir-" Right there?

That was the end

of the meeting.

Well, I guess

I'll leave.

You have a pleasant day.

Grace, the cream

has turned again.

Of all the equations you'll learn

during the course of your studies here,

this equation shall be,

I promise you,

the most helpful throughout

the course of your studies,

because this equation

fundamentally breaks down...

what DNA is composed of...

and what components of DNA-

- I seem to have messed myself.

I haven't really messed myself.

I mean, I messed my shirt up.

But, uh, make sure you read chapter four

in your textbooks on genetics.

Gon' be a pop quiz

on Wednesday.

There's a pop quiz.

Pop quiz.

Professor Klump?

- Hello.

- Oh. Hi. I'm sorry.

I didn't mean to interrupt.

I was looking for Professor Klump.

I'm him. I'm he.

I'm Sherman Klump-

- Never mind. I do that all the time.

Makes the table look more festive,

and the kids enjoy it.

The yellow and green

and purple rolling around.

The table's more colorful and-

- Would another time be better?

I could always-

- No, no, don't be ridiculous.

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David Sheffield

David Sheffield (born 1948) is an American comedy writer best known for his writing on Saturday Night Live and the screenplays for Coming to America and The Nutty Professor all written in collaboration with Barry W. Blaustein. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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