The Nutty Professor

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The Nutty Professor is a 1963 science-fiction, romance film and a parody of the famous horror novel, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.


To improve his social life, a nerdish professor drinks a potion that temporarily turns him into the handsome, but obnoxious, Buddy Love.

Why It Rocks

  1. The idea of a man turning from a goofy, nerdy scientist into a handsome, arrogant man is pretty original.
  2. The writing for the film is spectacular.
  3. The acting is wonderful, especially from Jerry Lewis as Professor Julius Kelp and Buddy Love.
  4. An amazing parody take on Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.
  5. Many memorable and funny moments, especially Julius’ failed attempts with experiments.
  6. Likable and interesting characters, especially the main character, Professor Julius, his goofy behavior and probably inspired Dr. Fink from The Simpson’s.
  7. The film’s pacing is terrific.
  8. Eddie Murphy’s remake/take on the film is also hilarious.