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Title: The Nutty Professor (1963)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on May 22, 2013, 06:51:37 pm
The Nutty Professor
Special Edition

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Trailer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1DUkGjWVOlc

Believe it or not, but this is the first time I have sat down to watch Jerry Lewis' original Nutty Professor. Sure, I have seen snippets here and there over the years. But even then, it never really registered with me at all. Even though I'm a fan of Eddie Murphy's remake, I never really sought out to check out the original. It's kind of odd working my way backwards because I was expecting certain things in this one. But clearly, there is only so much one can do given the year that this came out.

Overall, it was a pretty decent flick. It was actually better than I thought it would be. If anything, I was expecting to really like the Professor and not so much Buddy Love. But how can you not like seeing Jerry channeling a little bit of Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin in the performance. There are a handful of funny moments as well. Some of it pratfalls and some of it with line delivery. Definitely worth a Rent.

Also, it immediately dawned on me where Matt Groening and  Hank Azaria got the idea of the Professor Frink as seen in The Simpsons. Both the look and the voice is influenced by what Jerry created. It's crazy how much of a fan I was of The Simpsons only to now just make that connection.
Title: Re: The Nutty Professor (1963)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on May 22, 2013, 06:52:06 pm
The Nutty Professor DVD Screencaps

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Title: Re: The Nutty Professor (1963)
Post by: Neumatic on May 22, 2013, 07:26:23 pm
You did see the Simpsons episode where Jerry Lewis PLAYS Prof Frink's father, didn't you?
Title: Re: The Nutty Professor (1963)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on May 22, 2013, 07:31:39 pm
I can't remember. I stopped watching the show sometime around Season 8 or 9. So, if it happened before that, I would have seen it for sure. But it's been so long that I can't recall.