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.
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
- Plus more bonus material at SpringfieldGoogolplex.org.
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.