Springfield Googolplex Ep. 6: The Nutty Professor (1963)

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Springfield Googolplex
– The movie podcast for Simpsons fans.

Adam and Nate explore Jerry Lewis’s The Nutty Professor (1963), which helped inspire the voice and look of Professor Frink on The Simpsons, mm-hey. It’s a colorful, cartoony comedy filled with inventive filmmaking and Rat-Pack swagger. But watching this retelling of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, we can’t help but talk about Lewis’s real-life duality, too.

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Also in this episode:

  • Exploring the cinematography, editing, and writing of the original auteur director

  • Professor Frink’s origin, evolution, and best bits

  • The process of creating a new Simpsons character

  • The rise, fall, and dark side of Jerry Lewis

Next week, Adam and Nate talk about what they’ve learned so far about parody on The Simpsons and explore their growing database of 1,500+ movie references.


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