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

- Hey, hey Hey-hey-hey

- Let's sweat!

- Macho, macho man

- Macho man

- Come on!

- I've got to be

- That's right! Shake it, honey!

- A macho man

Macho, macho man

- Oh, yeah! Like a pony! I'm a pony!

- I've got to be a macho

Don't you feel like

a pony when you sweat?

- Oh, yeah! Yeah! Go!

- I've got to be

- Go! Do it! Come on!

- A macho man

Macho, macho man

- - Here we go! One! Two!

This is my favorite exercise!

Come on! Five!

- Macho, macho man

- Whoa!

- Macho! Macho! Ohh!

- I've got to be

- I'm a pony!

- A macho man

- Come on. Let's go!

Do it! Come on!

- I've got to be a macho

- I'm vogueing! You can vogue!

- - Can you feel it?

I've got to be

- A macho man

- Ohh!

I'm going to have an aneurysm.

Ohh! My calves are burning!

This is our science department.

The genetics wing.

I'll remind you we are

in the vanguard of research.

Get Klump in here now.

- Professor Klump.

- Good mornin'.

- Hey, Professor!

- Good mornin'!

- Morning.

- Mornin'.

- Good morning, Professor Klump.

- Morning. How are you?



Oh, my goodness.

Professor Klump, the cages-

what happened?

That is most peculiar, Jason,

because I distinctly remember

locking up last night.

I locked these cages, picked up

my portfolio and turned around-

Oh. Ha-ha-ha.

I must've grazed the switch.


- Shelley's the only one

that didn't get out.

- Good. I'll tend to Shelley.

You students take care of this.

Excuse me.

Hello, Shelley. How are you today,

my little powder puff?

Yeah. Yeah.

- Sir?

You may want to look at

the latest test results.

I'm not sure if I'm

reading them correctly.

- She's lost three ounces

since the last feed?

- Must be some kind of mistake.

No, no, Jason.

Her entire molecular structure

has been realigned.

We've done it.

This new formula's working.

It's actually reconstructed

Shelley's DNA.

She lost 20 percent

of her body fat in one feeding.

What if we upped the dosage?

No, one step at a time.

We don't want to jeopardize Shelley.

- We'll keep the feedings as scheduled.

- Okay.

Schedule. Excuse me.

I'm very late.

Students, we got a lot of work to do

and don't have much time to do it in.

Tryin' to win a grant here.

So, as Arsenio used to say,

let's get busy!

- Comfy?

- Quite.

Anything I can get for you?

Juice? Coffee? Rack of lamb?

No, sir, I'm fine.

You, uh, did want to see me

about something, didn't you, sir?

Well, Professor Klump,

allow me to answer that question

by posing another.

- Why are you trying

to destroy my school?

- Beg your pardon, sir?

- Do you know who

Louise Vindovik is?

- Oh, surely, sir.

She's a lovely woman who so

generously donates money to help

fund our science department.

Ooh! Close.

Very close. But wrong.

See, she was a lovely woman, and she

used to fund our science department.

That was before she was hospitalized

for nearly swallowing a gerbil.

Not gerbil, sir.

A hamster.

Gerbils are more streamlined and

hamsters have a tendency to be fluffier.

The male hamster's scrotum has

a tendency to be disproportionately-

Never mind.

Those National Rifle people

are right.

If I had one now- bang.

Sir, I'd like to concentrate

on the positives.

What Ms. Vindovik witnessed

was 5,000 healthy hamsters...

bred from a genetically deficient

hereditary line.

It's actually very exciting.

Do I look excited, Klump?

Uh, no, you don't

look excited at all.

But maybe you might be holding it in,

your excitement,

not wanting to...

express it.

Now listen to me carefully,

you fat tub of goo.

For years you've single-handedly

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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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